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Re: Wards Creek Community

Posted: 31 Jan 2013 9:53PM GMT
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Wards Creek Cemetery, Simms, Bowie County
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Date: 22 Sep 2000
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BROWN, James A. ----- Jan 9, 1878 ----- Aug 27, 1910
BROWN, Nipsie M. ----- Jan 6, 1864 ----- Aug 2, 1909
BROWN, Olene ----- Oct 15, 1917 ----- Mar 1, 1918
BROWN, Robert F. ----- Sep 18, 1876 ----- Jul 27, 1946 married 25 Nov 1899 Bowie Co, Sena E Goodman.
BROWN, Sena E. GOODMAN ----- Aug 18, 1882 ----- Sep 12, 1919
BROWN, Willie E. ----- May 15, 1904 ----- Nov 2, 1905

Birth year for James A Brown should be 1857/58. Stone may have been hard to read. Findagrave notes 419 interments.

1900 ED 12 Pct 4, Bowie, Texas
head James Brown Tennessee Jan 1858 married 18 yrs parents TN
wife Nipsy Brown Tennessee Jan says 1866 father NC mother TN
son Randolf Brown Texas May 1882 before 1910 married "Loyce" b. Al abt 1893 NO BOWIE CO MARRIAGE RECORD.
daughter Ada Brown Texas Aug 1885
daughter Mary J Brown Texas Sept 1888
daughter Evie/Eva A Brown STORY Bowie Co Texas 27 Jan 1889/1890 - 11 Jul 1966 New Boston, Bowie Co buried Dalton or Darton Cemetery, widow, James Schoenwahl ? informant. Eva married Tom "Storey" 01 Apr 1910.
daughter Ethel Brown Texas Mar 1894
daughter Myrtle Brown Texas Apr 1900
niece Nipsey Stroud Arkansas Nov 1884 father AR mother TN
nephew John Stroud Arkansas June 1887
niece Bell Stroud Arkansas Feb 1889
nephew James Andrew Stroud Texas 28 Oct 1894 - 29 Dec 1972 Lone Star, Morris Co father James Stroud mother Sarah "Johnston" never married, lived in Omaha, Morris Co, Mrs. Millard Kennedy informant, buried Omaha Cemetery. Millard E Kennedy b. TX abt 1920 lived in Bowie Co in 1940 died 20 Dec 1977 Morris County. Millard Earnest Kennedy married Ruby Lee Holcomb.
Manly Brown 1880 TN listed as boarder

Ruby Lee Holcomb(e) b. abt 1921 was daughter of Sam and Vera Holcomb of Bowie Co. Jim Stroud and Millard Kennedy were living with the Holcomb's in Bowie Co in 1940 census.

No Stroud's listed at Wards Creek. Ethel and Myrtle are living with father in JP 4, Bowie Co 1910 census dated 16 April record says he had been married 2 times. Bowie county courthouse had a fire early 1880's, marriage records burned. Neither of them listed in death records.

1900; Census Place: Commissioner Precinct 4, Bowie, Texas; Roll: 1613; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0012; FHL microfilm: 1241613.
Mary BROWN Read/Reed Jul 1862 TX parents TN widow lived next to James and Nipsy Brown bore 8 children all living
Odella Read Feb 1884 father born GA married James L Frunk dtr Ada Lee Frunk Conner 22 June 1903 - 10 Sept 1976 Paris, Lamar Co at St Joseph Hosp was living in Hugo, Choctaw Co OK buried Creagleville Cem in Van Zandt Co dtr Louise Bates informant. "Addie" Lee Frunk was living with Frunk grandparents in Red River Co in 1910 census, William and Catherine Frunk ages 64 and 66. Ada Lee married James Floyd Conner their children were born in Jack Co TX, Mildred Viola 12 May 38, Louise 22 June 40 and Kathleen Barbara 02 Mar 42.
Bertha Read Jan 1886
Oscar Read Mar 1888
Arthur H Reed 09 May 1891/92 Bowie Co died 05 June 1971 Garland, Dallas Co buried Oak Lawn Cem, Cooper, Delta Co
Louis Read Sept 1893
Thomas Hollie Read 09 May 1895 - 20 May 1945 Paris, Lamar Co father William Henry Reed mother Mary Brown, wife Anna, buried Hickory Grove in Petty, Lamar Co TX
Pink Read Dec 1898

1920 Cass Co TX - 1935 rural Red River Co - 1940 Bowie Co
Tom C Storey 1882 TX
Eva Storey
Inez Storey 1911
Myrtice Storey 1919

1850 Henry County, Tennessee
Randolph H Brown TN 1819 married 12 Feb 1843 Henry Co TN
Delinda "Arley" Brown NC 1818
R H Brown TN 1843
Edy A Brown TN 1846 female
Mary Brown TN 1850

John Clary VA 1804
Eliz Clary VA 1805
Arabella Clary TN 1826 - 2nd wife of Randolph H. Brown.
Ermine Clary TN 1832
William Clary TN 1830
Mary Clary TN 1837
John Clary TN 1845

1860 Bowie Co TX
# 409
Wm A Clary 1830 TN married 09 Oct 1855 Henry Co TN
"Eliz" PRINCE Clary 1834 TN
S A Clary 1857 TN female
A E Clary 1858 TN female
Henry H Clary 1859 TX
# 410
John Clary 1798 VA
Elizabeth Clary 1798 VA
Ermine Clary 1832 TN
Mary E Clary Browne 1837 TN married J B Brown 19 Jul 1853 Henry Co TN
R O Browne 1857 TN male
W P Brown 1858 TN male

1860, unable to find Randolph H Brown, Arabella, R H Brown b. 1843, "Edy" b. 1846, Mary b. 1850, James A Brown b. 1857. W. P. Brown appears to be son of Mary E. Clary and J. B. Brown.

22 Aug 1870 Pct 5, Bowie, TX Powell Grove Post Office
1880 Pct 4, Bowie TX
Randolph H Brown TN appx 1819 father TN mother VA married 12 Oct 1854 Henry Co TN
Arabella/Arbella E "CLARY" Brown TN appx 1826
James A Brown TN 1857
William P Brown TX 1859 - not listed in Bowie Co in 1880 census
Samuel Lewis Brown TX 1861
Mary E Brown TX 1863
Martha L Brown TX 1867 not in 1880 household
Jeremiah E Brown TX Oct 1869 not in 1880 household

1880 Pct 4, Bowie, TX
James A. Brown 23 TN
Margaret Brown 20 MS -- AL

1910 Bowie Co TX
1920; Census Place: Justice Precinct 3, Dickens, Texas; Roll: T625_1790; Page: 20A; Enumeration District: 57; Image: 936.
1930 Morris Co TX
Thomas J Forsythe TX Sept 1881 TX son of Jason Forsyth b. TX 1860 remarried 1898 to a Lavonia who was b. 1882, wife in 1920 Mandy b. AR.
Nipsie Elizabeth Stroud Forsythe AR 1884 AR TN
Charles W Forsythe TX 1905 married 18 Feb 1925 Bowie Co to Ola Mae Allen b. abt 1910 TX; dtr Vera F Forsyth(e) 26 Jul 1930 Morris Co, son C W Forysth Jr 31 Aug 1938 Morris Co.
James Hardiman/Hartie/Hardy Forsythe TX 1907 married 22 Mar 1928 Bowie Co Alta Fay Tally; son I J 1929, Peggy Ruth 10 Feb 31, Jo Ann 1937, Dot E 1939 Bowie or Morris counties. "Harty" 1st married Opal Allen 12 Sept 1925.
son Odessa Jewel Forsythe TX 1918

name: Nipsie Elizabeth Forsyth
event: Death
event date: 21 Jul 1955
event place: Shady Lawn Home, Sulphur Springs, Hopkins, Texas, United States
gender: Female
marital status: Widowed
birth date: 24 Nov 1883
birthplace: Hemstead, Arkansas
father's name: Will Stroud
mother's name:
residence: Omaha, Morris Co
burial: Cedar Creek Cemetery, Bowie Co
Mrs. C W Forsyth informant
certificate number: 34694
film number: 2114442
digital folder number: 005145274
image number: 01479

groom's name: William Stroud
groom's birth date: 1859
groom's birthplace:
groom's age: 23
bride's name: Sarah Johnston
bride's birth date: 1856
bride's birthplace:
bride's age: 26
marriage date: 02 Aug 1882
marriage place: Hempstead, Arkansas
groom's father's name:
groom's mother's name:
bride's father's name:
bride's mother's name:
groom's race:
groom's marital status:
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race:
bride's marital status:
bride's previous husband's name:
indexing project (batch) number: M58627-5
system origin: Arkansas-EASy
source film number: 1005878
reference number:
"Arkansas, Marriages, 1837-1944," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org

10 Feb 1850; Census Place: District 8, Hardin, Tennessee; Roll: M432_882; Page: 305B; Image: 228.
Philip Johnson 29 NC 1821
Elizabeth S Johnson 29 TN 1821
Nancy Johnson 7 TN 1843
Peggy A Johnson 6 TN 1844
Elizabeth Johnson 3 TN 1847
William J Johnson 6/12 TN 1849

Not found 1860 census and no Hardin county marriages indexed/transcribed.

1870; Census Place: District 8, Hardin, Tennessee; Roll: M593_1534; Page: 432B; Image: 199; Family History Library Film: 553033.
Elisabeth Johnson 49 1821
William J Johnson 20 1850
Sarah E Johnson 18 1852
John M Johnson 16 1854
Mary M Johnson 14 1856
Nipsa M Johnson 9 1861

1880; Census Place: District 4, Hardin, Tennessee; Roll: 1260; Family History Film: 1255260; Page: 49B; Enumeration District: 044; .
Elizabeth Johnson 58 TN 1822
Sarah Johnson 26 TN 1854
John Johnson 24 TN 1856
Mary Johnson 22 TN 1858
Nipsie Johnson 19 TN 1861

Name: Nipsie Johnson
Gender: Female
Age: 18
Birth Year: abt 1863
Residence: Hempstead, Arkansas
Spouse's Name: James A Brown
Spouse's Gender: Male
Spouse's Age: 24
Spouse's Residence: Bowie, Texas
Marriage Date: 26 Jul 1881
Marriage License Date: 25 Jul 1881
Marriage County: Hempstead
Event Type: Marriage
FHL Film Number: 1005877
"Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org
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