I am doing a family tree on the name Tomlin
I understand Blair Denton Brown’s mother was Velma Mayebelle Tomlin.
Velma Mayebelle Tomlin was my grandmother’s sister. I would like to share info. I could use some help from her descendants, if you know any of her descendants please have them contact me at the following:

Thank for your help,
Ray Shackelford


Query: Smith

Seeking info./connections re: Green Russell Smith b. 1844 GA, and his wife, Mollie E. (Brown) and family. They were in Mineola and Golden, Wood County, TX beginning about 1870. Green was a County Commissioner and lived in the Bellefonte Community. His daughters married into the Davenport, Wood, Russell, & Bullard families.

This query was originally posted on the Wood County (TX) Genealogy research page on Facebook. You can reply there or here as a comment below.

Query: Thomas

I am looking for any information on the Thomas Family of Wood County. My great grandmother was Maybelle Young and she was married to J. W. Thomas. J. W. ‘s father was William Edward Thomas and he was married to Louisa Dyess. I have a lot on the Dyess side but very little on the Thomas side. William Edward Thomas died in Wood County on November 14, 1917. His father was Joseph Thomas who was born in Tennessee, I think.

Chuck Brown
Educational Technology Services
The University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75799
P: (903) 566-5817 F: (903) 565-5997
Email: chuck_brown@uttyler.edu
Web: http://www.uttyler.edu/ets

Query: Quitman Cemetery

I’m trying to find the name of the cemetery that Gary Allen Brown is buried. All his family knows is that his DOB was 7/24/1958 and his DOD was 3/25/2003. They know he was buried at Quitman, TX, but do not know the name of the cemetery. I have checked all possible names through “Findagrave”, but he is not listed.Can you help me with the name of the cemetery in Quitman where he is buried?

Shelby Johnson
Decatur, AL
Tel: 256-353-7989
email: sjohnson305@charter.net

Query: Brown

Request for information (and Wood County birth records 1907-1917) of relative who lived in Quitman or Oak Grove Tex. in late 1800s & early 1900s

I would appreciate any help in finding birth records of my mother and her siblings. I went to Quitman in 1983 and again in 1985. Was told the court house had burned and the records lost. I have since learned the court house burned much earlier that that.

How can I go about getting copies of birth records and more information that may be available?
They were sent to Buckner’s orphanage at an early age. Their father was Burwell James Brown and their mother, Mary Jane Riley Brown.
Any other information would be appreciated. I imagine their is a charge for copies of documents.

My grandmother was Mary Jane Riley Brown married to Burwell James Brown
great grandparents John Wesley Riley and Jane Elizabeth Forbis Riley

Thank you, Nan Maedgen

Note: This is a combination of two emails sent by Nancy on June 30, 2011

Query: Tarbutton

A visitor to the society genealogy research room this week, Liz Tarbutton, sent us a follow-up email about the family.

“Thank you so much for your assistance. My husband, Ron, and I are researching his GG Grandfather, William B. Tarbutton.

“This is what we know:
William B. was born around 1823 in NC, married Elizabeth Anne Scarborough (b. appx 1829, TN). They lived in Madison County, TN documented as late as 1867 and had five children born there:
Mary Tarbutton, 1852
Joseph A. Tarbutton, 1858
Robert Aris Tarbutton, 1861
James Tarbutton, 1864
Idella Tarbutton, 1865

“We can’t find this family in the 1870 census. In 1880, the children are in Wood County, Precinct 6 and are living with different families. Ancestry has them indexed with the last name “Farbutton”. Mary is presumably married at this point, but we have no record of that.

William Brown (b. 1808, NC )
Liddy Brown (b. 1808, NC )
Alfed Franks (b. 1873, TX ), grandson
Joseph A. “Farbutton”, farm laborer
James “Farbutton”, farm laborer
Idella “Farbutton”, works on farm

Next door to:
Allex Brown (b. 1846, NC)
Mary Brown (b. 1852, GA)
Walter Brown (b. 1878)
Robert “Farbutton”, farm laborer

Also in Precinct 6 are:
Bass Green (b. 1845)
Amanda Green (b. 1852)
Francis Green (b. 1868)
Mary Green (b. 1871)
William Green (b. 1878)
William “Farbutton” (b. 1869, in TEXAS), works on farm

“On April 20, 1880 a case was filed in Wood County involving “Adella” and William Tarbutton, minors. The court clerk says that it was a guardianship case, but was apparently continued and never heard.

“So our questions are: what happened to William B. and Elizabeth? Based on William being born in Texas, we assume that they made it to Texas prior to 1870.

“Is there anything available that would give us William B.’s parents names?

“If anyone is digging in Ancestry, there is a lot of inaccurate information about William. There is a second William Tarbutton, who also happens to be married to an Elizabeth, who is from Tennessee, born in Kentucky and emigrating to Missouri prior to the War (if memory serves right, in the 1840’s). The other William died in 1867 in Missouri. The two Williams are different people, but many have their timelines/relationships intermingled.

“If you have any tips or suggestions, we would love to hear them! Thanks so much.”

If you can help Liz and Ron, you can respond here. We also have their telephone number, and members can contact the editor at wcgstx@gmail.com if you wish to talk to them directly.

Query: Hamrick

I’d like to correspond with anyone from you society who is searching the Hamrick Line or would help me in that area. Years ago I wrote to Joe L. Hamrick at an Winnsboro address. My last letters were returned. My mother’s maiden name was Hamrick (Dora Murl Hamrick Leverton). At the time Joe and I could not connect our lines, but felt we were related.

Juanita Leverton Calvin
1329 Johnson Street, Apt. D
Fairmont, MN 56031-4521
Researching Leverton, Hamrick, Brown, Stice, Farley, Eubank.

Mrs. Calvin included the following information about the Hamrick line of Joe L. Hamrick, a resident in the 1980’s of Winnsboro, TX.:

Joe L. Hamrick
(Living 1980’s Winnsboro, TX.)
son of Noah Franklin Hamrick
(had 2 sons)
son of Henry Newton Hamrick
(b. 1854, had 2 sons, brought
family to Texas from Alabama
about 1892)
son of Warren Dekalb Hamrick
(b. 1831, GA, d. 8/22/1862, KY,
in Confederate service. Married
Mary C. M. Wright, 11/29/1850
in Carroll Co, GA. She died soon
after husband, She mostly of
Cherokee blood)
son of Robert Signor? Hamrick Sr.
(b. 1800, GA, d. 1865 Cleburne
Co., AL, married Margaret
Elizabeth Smith
, 6/27/1821 in
Jasper Co, GA. She born 1801-04,
GA, d. 1894, Cleburne Co., AL)
son of Maybe Thomas Jefferson
or Jeremiah Hamrick