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migration routes

Jayne Boykin (View posts)
Posted: 30 Aug 2004 12:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 31 Aug 2004 1:27PM GMT
Surnames: Parks, Brown
My Parks family migrated from Tennessee to east Texas — Lamar and Red River counties — by wagon train in about 1830. I don't know what part of Tennessee they lived in.

My Brown line also came to Texas from the Lebanon, TN, area and settled in Lamar County in the late 1880s.

My question: Was there a regular trail or route these migrations tended to follow? I would think they came across Arkansas at some point, but I don't know how to find out a likely route.


Re: migration routes

stephanie (View posts)
Posted: 21 Dec 2004 11:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Apr 2005 12:09PM GMT
Surnames: Brown, Boykin
Dear Jayne,
My grgrandmother was Caroline Brown. I know that a relative of hers was John Martin Brown (wife Rebecca King). I have found names of Theodocia Brown, and Sanford Brown. But, I do not know how they were related.
Caroline Brown was born around 1860. She married John Alexander Boykin in Montgomery Co, Tx in 1878.
Have you run across any of these names?
Thanks for any help.

Re: migration routes

Jayne (View posts)
Posted: 24 Dec 2004 12:53AM GMT
Sorry, I have not run across any of those names in my research.

I don't have any connection to the Boykins except I married one 40 years ago and divorced him 20 years later. I know there were a lot of them in southeast Oklahoma, but I don't know if they're still around there.

Sorry I can't be of more help.


Re: migration routes

Posted: 20 Aug 2006 4:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have information and would love to hear about your family.

Gary Pinkerton
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