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Luce Family in East Texas

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Re: Luce Family in East Texas

cjones (View posts)
Posted: 16 Jun 2004 10:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Luce, Whitaker, Peterson, Wheeler, Phillips, Pendleton, O'Neal, Lhoste, Bland, Hickman, Ostantowaski, Bento, Whisenant, Brewer, Cloud, Porter, Nelson, McClung, Zenor, Spraggins, Stovall, Greathouse, Barnhouse, Angel, Koons, Baggett, Tindel, Watson

I am a great-granddaughter of Zephaniah Luce of Milam County, Texas. My grandfather was Earl Bravely Luce.
This is the info I have. It has always been told that Zephaniah was married five times, outliving all of the wives except the last and that he had 22 children. I only have info. on 14 children....Please get back to me with any additional info. or any questions. I hope this helps you.

Father: David Luce b. ??? Jefferson City, Missouri???
Mother: ???
Children: Joseph, *Zephaniah, & others

Zephaniah Luce: b. Sept. 1839...Missouri...d. 4/22/1917 Gause, Milam County, TX...buried: Pin Oak Cemetery, Milam County, TX
1st wife:???? (She had been previously married to Jones and had children)
It was believed that she was born in Ireland or England. She and Zephaniah had the following children.I believe the town in Texas was often referred to as Gause, but now is usually called Smyrna. ** I gained much of my information about this family from Inith Luce Pendleton, the daughter of Thomas Luce. She lived in the same town as I did and we were very close late in her life.
Children of Zephaniah & ??? 1st wife:
1. Thomas Zephaniah Luce... b. 1868 Milam County, Texas....married: Hira Modena Whitaker, Cmeron, TX...d.1948 Fort Worth, Texas...buried: Mt. Olive Cemetery, Fort Worth, TX
children of #1:
1a. Madeline Rivers Luce...b. 9/6/1893 Cameron, TX....married: Fredrick Martin Peterson...d. 1965 Oklahoma City, OK...children: Dorothy Jacqueline Peterson...grandchildren: Bruce H. Wheeler...great-grand children: Bruce Barclay Wheeler...great-great-grandchildren: Mark Wheeler, Spencer Wheeler
1b. Inith Grace Luce...b. 9/7/1895 Cameron, TX...married (1) 2/22/1918 Clifford Lamar Phillips, Fort Worth, TX...married (2) 8/28/1934 Walton Barclay Pendleton, Albany, NY...d. 2/1/1985 Ozark, Franklin Co.,AR...buried: Highland Cemetery, Ozark, Franklin Co., AR
1c. Leroy Luce...b. 1897 Cameron, TX...d. 1912 Fort Worth, TX
1d. Tommie Linnet Luce...b. 1899 Corn Hill, TX...d. 1900 Corn Hill, TX
1e. Elner Luce...b. 1901 Corn Hill, TX...d. 1912...Fort Worth, TX
1f. Knapp Martin Luce ...b.5/5/1902 Corn Hill, TX...married: 8/22/1926 Jewel O'Neal...d. Ozark, Franklin Co.,AR...buried: Highland Cemetery, Ozark, Franklin Co., AR...children: David Martin Luce...grandchildren: Ronald Martin Luce, William David Luce
1g. Vera Valentine Luce...b. 2/14/1904 Fort Worth, TX...d. 8/?/1927 Fort Worth, TX
1h. Lillian Loraine Luce...b. 1906 Fort Worth, TX...d.1912 Fort Worth, TX
1i. Robert Luce...b. 1908 Fort Worth, TX...d. 1908 Fort Worth, TX
1j. Elmo Edwin Luce...b.8/24/1909 Fort Worth, TX...married: 1933, Josephine Lhoste...d. Portsmouth, Virginia...children: Sandra Rose Luce ...grandchildren: Lisa Marie Watson, Christopher Edwin Watson
2. Anna (Annie) Luce...b. 1870 Milam County, Texas...married: _____Greathouse... d. ??? Temple, TX
children of #2:
2a. Pearl Greathouse....married: _____ Koons...children: Anna Farrah Koons
2b. Alpha Greathouse...married _______Russell...children: Farrah Anne Russell
3. Mary Luce...b. 1872 Milam County, Texas...married: Alex Tindel...d. ??? Warika, OK ???
4. Emma Luce...b. 1866 Milam County, Texas...

Zephaniah Luce:
2nd wife: Malvina Walker...b. 2/14/1855 ???, Georgia...married: 2/13/1839, Milam County, TX...d. 6/22/1880, Milam County, TX Buried: Pin Oak Cemetery, Milam Co. TX
Children of Zephaniah and Melvina:
1. Minnie Luce...b. 1880 Gause, Milam Co, TX...married: 4/20/1897 William David Baggett...d. 1906

Zephaniah Luce:
3rd wife: ???
Children of Zephaniah & 3rd wife:
1. Frank Luce...b. Milam Co, TX...married: Claudia???....d. Longview, TX...children:
1a. Ruthell Luce...d. Baytown, TX
1b. Euel Luce (lived in Sour Lake, TX)
2. Joe Luce...b. Milam Co., TX. (lived around Franklin, TX)
3. Nora Luce...b. Milam Co. TX...married: Will Angel...(lived around Cameron, TX)

Zephaniah Luce:
4th wife: Estella (Stella) Barnhouse...b. 1866 Iowa...married: date unknown...d. 10/15/1903 Milam Co, TX...Parents: William and Christina Barnhouse...brothers & sisters: Ur Barnhouse, Luna Barnhouse, Flora Barnhouse, Centennia Barnhouse, Wilma (Wilmay) Barnhouse, James Barnhouse
Children of Zephania & Estella Barnhouse:
1. Walter Luce...b. 1890, Milam Co. TX...married: Dora Spraggins...d. Gause, Milam Co. TX...children: Gertrude Luce, Mary Luce
2. Hubbard Luce...b. 1892, Gause, Milam Co. TX...married: Nellie Elizabeth Stovall... d. 2/1940 Gause, Milam Co.,TX...children: Ethel Luce, Ruby Luce, Woodrow Earl Luce, Walter Milton Luce, Dorothy Louise Luce, Lola Marie Luce, Kendall Marvin Luce, Robert (Bob) Eugene Luce, Eva Nell Luce...grandchildren: Eugene Bland, Bernice Lottie Bland, Laura Nell Bland, Lonnie Bland, Ronnie Charles Bland, John Wayne Bland, Gary Cooper Bland, Mary Frances Hickman, Jimmy Charles Hickman, Elaine Luce, Donnie Luce, Helen Kay Luce, Carl Dean Luce, Barbara Luce, Elizabeth Luce, Mary Louise Ostantowaski, Jan Bento, Nancy Bento, Joseph Bento, Debbie Luce, Jon Paul Luce, Cheri Lynn Luce,...great-grandchildren: Jason Paul Luce
3. Vera Luce...b. 1894 Gause, Milam County, TX...married: (1st) ____ Whisenant, (2nd) Horace McClung...d. 1973 Houston, TX...children: Alpha Erle Whisenant...grandchilderen: Hughes Earl Zenor, Phillip Zenor, John Zenor
4. Earl Bravely Luce...b.4/19/1897...married: 6/20/1918 Catheryn (Cassie) Evelyn Brewer, Memphis, TX...d.6/8/1975 Ozark, Franklin Co., AR...buried: Highland Cemetery, Ozark, Franklin Co., AR...children: Elizabeth Erle Luce...grandchildren: James Ralph Nelson, William Earl Nelson, Cathryn Elizabeth Nelson, Alison Anne Nelson...great grandchildren: Cynthia Patrice Nelson, Jennifer Elaine Nelson, Melynn Dawn Nelson, Ryan Earl Nelson, Brady Alyn Jones, Justin O'Neal Jones, James Daren Jones, Kendra Genette Jones...great-great grandchildren: Aidan Elizabeth Barnhart
5. Zora Lee Luce...b. 8/???/1901, Gause, Milam Co, TX...married: Norman E. Cloud... d. 8/???/1968 Houston, TX...children: Norma Lee Cloud, Patricia June Cloud...grandchildren: Caroline Porter, Sharon Porter,

Zephaniah Luce:
5th wife: ??? Lucy McInch...b. ???Davilla, TX?
Children of Zephaniah Luce and Lucy McInch:
1. Dora V. Luce...b.1911 Gause, Milam Co, TX
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
knich08 29 Nov 2001 1:43AM GMT 
jeff luce 2 Jul 2002 12:15AM GMT 
cjones 16 Jun 2004 4:56PM GMT 
littlublue 14 Jul 2004 3:41AM GMT 
gmt2518 23 Jun 2008 1:59AM GMT 
lindseyeliza 3 Aug 2009 9:18PM GMT 
Myra Musick 24 Feb 2010 4:25PM GMT 
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