Query: Sanders

I am looking for information on my great grandfather Curtis C Sanders and his twin Lester Sanders. Any help would be great.

John Thomas Sanders (atx.johnsanders@gmail.com)


Tree of Richard Reed and Nancy Catherine Sanders Reed

Daniel Norton shared his public tree of Richard Green Reed and Nancy Catherine (Sanders) Reed who have many descendants in Wood County, TX and northeast Texas today on the Wood County (TX) Genealogy Research Community at https://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx/.

Query: Sanders, Reed

A Texas Wood County Rootsweb Mailing list post is looking for ancestors/siblings of Nancy Catherine Sanders Reed (wife of Richard Green Reed of Pine Mills locating to Texas late 1840’s or 1850. You can see the posting at http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.texas.counties.wood/614/mb.ashx.

Response to Tarbutton

Thank you for your responses,(about Tarbutton. editor) We have been confused by all the Joseph’s, William’s and Robert’s too. Ron must have married me to bring another Elizabeth to the family! I am fairly confident that if we can determine William B’s parents without a doubt, that the line will tie to the Maryland line that is well documented. My husband, Ron, is the grandson of Robert Howard, born to Joseph A. and Mary Ann Sanders. Robert Howard was a noted aviation pioneer in Oklahoma.

If you have any suggestions on other areas to search, we live in Denton, which is an easy trip to the Wood County area.


Re: Tarbutton Query

We have received the following two emails in response to the request for information on the William Tarbutton descendants. The original posting is here. (Click Link)
Email 1
I descend from Joseph A. Tarbutton s/o William B. Tarbutton. I noticed on Ancestry that two William Tarbuttons were apparently combined. Since Wood county is a burnt county, makes research more difficult. William B, and wife Eliza died before the 1880 census, and their children were scattered about. Joseph married Mary Cogswell in 1880 in Wood co., she is the daughter of Levi Cogswell and Sallie Wallace (He from Gwinnett co. Ga. , Sallie Marion co. Miss, or was it Hancock co. , don’t have my data in front of me and since its 2:20 a.m. don’t want to get up.) Joe Tarbutton and his in-laws moved to Shelby co. Tx. Mary Cogswell Tarbutton died in 1890 and is buried in Shelby co., Joe remarried to a Mary Ann Sanders , they are living in Houston co. on the 1900 census, but kids from the 1st marriage are living with the Cogwells in Shelby co. Mary Sanders divorced Joe and moved back to Ark, found info on the second family with the help of Ancestry.com. Joe died of Brights disease (kidney problems) in 1906, I think. Idella married a Cansler and lived in Walker co. and had a bunch of kids. Robert lived in Rains county. I think James married and died young in the 1890’s , don’t know what happen to Mary if she lived long-she just disappeard. Didn’t even know William or James existed till they were listed on the census. My great gdmtr Maud Tarbutton Martin died in 1937 at age 57 (I think-could be 1939). On my line people died young; even though Levi and Sallie Cogswell lived to be elderly, of 7 children only one lived to be in her seventies, only two were living on the 1900 census. Joseph’s parents died young, Joe died young, and his siblings lived away. Information gets lost.

Email 2
Reread the query. Got up and got my papers. This is what I have.
Joseph A. Tarbutton born Oct 1858 (soundex) died 1906 Shelby co, Tx
s/o William Tarbutton and Elizabeth Ann/Eliza Scarborough (name has a lot of vowels). Elizabeth is the dau. of Stephen and his wife Winney (Tarbutton), William and Eliza were cousins-possibly 1st. cousins. William Tarbutton father was probably Joseph Tarbutton he is on the 1860 mortatily schedule-so he died in 1859 at age 86 of consumption and was born in Maryland. Seems all the Tarbutton men are either John, Joseph or William and the women are all name Mary or Elizabeth. Is Ron Tarbutton from Robert Tarbutton line, brother of my Joseph?


Patricia Jones
21410 West Martin