Raymond Russell

M
  • Last Edited: 18 Jun 2008

Family: Leona Atchley

William Russell

M
  • Last Edited: 22 Jul 2007

Amanda Ruston

F, b. 1876
  • Last Edited: 8 Mar 2011
  • Birth*: Amanda Ruston was born in 1876 at Texas.
  • (Witness) Census1880: The 1880 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of George W. Ruston's household.

Anderson P. Ruston

M, b. 1854
  • Last Edited: 8 Mar 2011
  • (Witness) Census1860: The 1860 Federal Census enumerated him as a member of John M. Ruston's household; , farmer,37, b. Tennessee.
  • (Witness) Census1870: The 1870 Federal Census enumerated him as a member of John M. Ruston's household; Precinct 5, John M., 49, wagoner, born Tennessee.

Andrew Newman Ruston

M, b. June 1850, d. 1926
  • Last Edited: 18 Jan 2012
  • (Witness) Census1860: The 1860 Federal Census enumerated him as a member of John M. Ruston's household; , farmer,37, b. Tennessee.
  • (Witness) Census1870: The 1870 Federal Census enumerated him as a member of John M. Ruston's household; Precinct 5, John M., 49, wagoner, born Tennessee.

Family: Lucy Bartlett b. 1848

Daniel Ruston

M, b. 1880
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006
  • Birth*: Daniel Ruston was born in 1880.

Delila Ruston

F, b. 1875, d. before 1910
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Elizabeth Ruston

F, b. 1879
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006
  • Birth*: Elizabeth Ruston was born in 1879.

George W. Ruston

M, b. 1853
  • Last Edited: 8 Mar 2011
  • (Witness) Census1860: The 1860 Federal Census enumerated him as a member of John M. Ruston's household; , farmer,37, b. Tennessee.
  • (Witness) Census1870: The 1870 Federal Census enumerated him as a member of John M. Ruston's household; Precinct 5, John M., 49, wagoner, born Tennessee.
  • Census1880*: The 1880 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household in 1880.

Family: Josephine (?)

John M. Ruston

M, b. 14 August 1818, d. 23 June 1908
  • Last Edited: 19 Feb 2014
  • Birth*: John M. Ruston was born on 14 August 1818 at North Carolina; 1860 census says born 1823.
  • Marriage*: He married Minerva M. Selkridge, daughter of Joseph Newman and Rachel Rabb, on 3 October 1848 at DeWitt County, Texas.
  • Marriage*: John M. Ruston married Amanda Garey, daughter of Seymour Garey and Sally Carney (Karne), on 10 September 1851 at DeWitt County, Texas.
  • Marriage*: John M. Ruston married Elizabeth (?) in 1873.
  • Death*: John M. Ruston died on 23 June 1908 at DeWitt County, Texas, at age 89.
  • Burial*: He was buried at Alexander Cemetery, DeWitt County, Texas.
  • Obituary: OBITUARY: (Yoakum Weekly Hearld) June 25,1908, Vol.12, No.44
    John M.Suston (should be listed John M. Ruston):
    An aged Man Died; Lacked one month and twenty-one days of being ninety years of age.
    On Tuesday night at the home of Mr and Mrs. Wm Rice, which is within three miles of this city. Mr. John M. Suston [Ruston] died from Brights Disease.
    This gentleman liked just one month and twenty-one days of having lived one score and ten years longer than the allotted life. Mr. Suston would have been had he lived to see the 14th of August, 90 years of age, and almost every year of that age, until recently, has been full of vigor and health.
    Mr. Suston leaves three sons, Andy Suston residing near Austin, George Suston, residing near Wharton and John Suston who when last heard was in Florida. Of these three only George Suston will be in attendance upon the funeral.
    Mr. Suston moved to Texas from Alabama in the good year 1836 and located in DeWitt County. From there he fought in the Mexican War, and then the Civil War and fought Indians for the fun of the thing. He has been engaged in almost every hard Indian fight to take place in this part of the state. His war records have all been clear and clean ones, and his readiness to fight for his home and country was never disputed.
    Mr. Suston first located in DeWitt County. After which he moved to Bastrop County and then later on back here. He has been married three times, each of his wives, being died some years ago. Mr. Suston has been a constant user of chewing tobacco since a boy and used it until his very death. He drank some whiskey, occasionally drinking to excess but very seldom. The latter years of the old gentleman have been spend in the home of his step-grandson, Mr. Wm. Rice, at whose home the old gentleman breathed his last. The funeral took place today when his remains were buried at the Alexander Cemetery.
  • Census1860*: The 1860 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on 6 August 1860 DeWitt County, Texas; , farmer,37, b. Tennessee.
  • Census1870*: The 1870 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on 1 August 1870; Precinct 5, John M., 49, wagoner, born Tennessee.
  • Census1880*: The 1880 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on 1 June 1880 DeWitt County, Texas; Precinct 15, John M. 58, born Tennessee.
  • (Witness) Census1900: The 1900 Federal Census enumerated him as a member of William Henry "Roane" Rice's household; Rice, William, head, w/m/Apr 1857/43, married 17 years, born Texas, father born Ohio, mother born New York, farmer, owned house, Mary E., wife, w/f/Aug 1858/41, 7 children, 6 living, born Texas, parents Germany, Jessie J., son, w/m/May 1885/15, born Texas, Effie J., son, w/m/Oct 1887/12, born Texas, Salina, daughter, w/f/July 1890/9, born Texas, Amelia, daughter, w/f/Feb 1893/7, born Texas, Eugene H. w/m/6 born Texas, Eva A. Harmes, niece, w/f/Sept 1889/11, born Texas, parents born Germany, John M. Ruston, grandfather, w/m/Aug 1817/82, born North Carolina, parents born Tennessee.

Family 1: Minerva M. Newman b. 1814, d. 1850

Family 2: Amanda Garey b. bt 1819 - 1821, d. bt 1871 - 1872

Family 3: Elizabeth (?) d. b 1900

John M. Ruston Jr.

M, b. 1858
  • Last Edited: 8 Mar 2011
  • Birth*: John M. Ruston Jr. was born in 1858.
  • (Witness) Census1860: The 1860 Federal Census enumerated him as a member of John M. Ruston's household; , farmer,37, b. Tennessee.
  • (Witness) Census1870: The 1870 Federal Census enumerated him as a member of John M. Ruston's household; Precinct 5, John M., 49, wagoner, born Tennessee.

Martha A. Ruston

F, b. 1859
  • Last Edited: 8 Mar 2011
  • Birth*: Martha A. Ruston was born in 1859.
  • (Witness) Census1860: The 1860 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of John M. Ruston's household; , farmer,37, b. Tennessee.
  • (Witness) Census1870: The 1870 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of John M. Ruston's household; Precinct 5, John M., 49, wagoner, born Tennessee.

Martha A. "Verdie" Ruston

F, b. 1882
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Sallie Ruston

F, b. 1869
  • Last Edited: 19 Feb 2014
  • (Witness) Census1870: The 1870 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of John M. Ruston's household; Precinct 5, John M., 49, wagoner, born Tennessee.

Sarah Ruston

F, b. 1874
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006
  • Birth*: Sarah Ruston was born in 1874.

William Ruston

M, b. 1876
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006
  • Birth*: William Ruston was born in 1876.

Nancy Ada Bell Ryan

F, b. 3 March 1888, d. 11 August 1979
  • Last Edited: 4 Aug 2006
  • Occupation*: She was employed by the County road department.

Family: William Henry "Bill" Newman b. 27 Jun 1888, d. 15 Jun 1964

Mary Jane Safly

F
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Deborah Yvonne Sample

F, b. 20 February 1962, d. 1 November 2010
  • Last Edited: 23 Oct 2011

MeMee (Cub) Sample

M
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Family: Oma Permenter

Bertha Sanders

F, b. 28 September 1884, d. 18 July 1966
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006
  • Birth*: Bertha Sanders was born on 28 September 1884.
  • Marriage*: She married Van C. W. Carey.
  • Death*: Bertha Sanders died on 18 July 1966 at age 81.

Family: Van C. W. Carey

Chester Sanders

M
  • Last Edited: 30 Jul 2006

Family: Olive Myrtle Newman b. 20 Jan 1901

James Casey Sanders

M, b. 7 March 1856
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Family: Sarah E. Dixon b. 23 Sep 1859, d. 23 Aug 1906

Sarah Sanders

F, d. 3 April 1760
  • Last Edited: 13 Dec 2006

Family: Joseph Mason b. 30 Apr 1714

Veba Bernice Sandlin

F
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Family: Charles Jefferson Sirmon b. 25 Apr 1898, d. 26 Jun 1969

(?) Sanford

M
  • Last Edited: 4 Aug 2006

Family: Zerviah Rice b. 23 Sep 1721, d. 21 Mar 1740/41

Zerciah Sanford

F
  • Last Edited: 4 Aug 2006
  • (Witness) Will: Zerciah Sanford witnessed the will of Azariah Rice on 8 July 1772 at Worcester County, Massachusetts; Volume 15, page 293-296
    Will: Azariah Rice, July 8, 1772

    In the name of God Amen. The eighth day of July, one thousand seven hundred & seventy two: I Azariah Rice of Brookfield in the County of Worcester & Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, Yeoman, being in health and of sound disposing mind & memory, thanks be given to God but calling to mind the mortality of my body & knowing that all men must once die, do make this my last will and testament, that is to say, first of all I give & I recommend my soul into the hand of God who gave it, & my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executor hereafter named, not doubting but at the General resurrection, I shall receive the same again by the Mighty power of God-And as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I give demise & dispose of the same in the following manner & form.
    I?. My will is that all my just debts & funeral charges paid by my Executors out of my estate.
    Item. I give & bequeath to my son Benj’n. About two acres of half of meadow more or less as the same is in the southerly side (illegible illegible) Pond, bounded all round by (illegible) & said Pond which is his full part with what I have given him heretofore.
    Item. I give and bequeath to my son Oliver, one half part of four acres of meadow for quantity & quality, lying near Pine Hill, be it more or less as per Brookfield Book of record. I also give him more, viz. two acres of meadow at Bartlett’s Point (so called) be it more or less, as per record.
    Item. I give & bequeath to my son Jonas one half part of four acres of meadow near Pine Hill, be it more or less as per record.
    Item. I give & bequeath to my son Ephraim one half part of my house where I now live with the building thereon both for quantity & quality with all my husbandry tools and living stock of creatures of every kind I shall die seized of as the name is bounded southwesterly part on Jonas Rice & part on Elisha Rice, west on Cyprian Rice and four acres of my own land here after mentioned on a town road. Northerly on a town road. Easterly part on (Ralph’s ?) land & part on south pond southerly, southerly on John Rice his land. Said homelot lyes on both sides a town road & contains in the whole about one hundred acres, more four acres lying on the northerly side a town road, more or less as per record. I also give him ten acres of meadow on Qualange River bound on north on the river, south & east on Josiah Partredge, west on Bartlett’s Point. I give him more viz my part in the Meeting house and all my wearing apparel with all the money which is due or coming to me from my late brother Mattathias Rice deceased his estate with all my money I shall die seized & possessed of. Said bequests are on the conditions following viz. That the said Ephraim improve the half heretofore bequeathed in a good husband-like manner during my life & deliverance yearly the whole produce of the same of every sort affordance to be to my sole use & disposal. And also to provide for my comfortable support in sickness & health during my natural life if I stand in need & at my death to give a decent Christian burial. And also pay out the legacies hereafter mentioned to his two sisters & my granddaughter.
    Item. I give & bequeath to my daughter’s Miriam & Mary in equal parts all my household goods of every sort & name, as iron, (illegible) pewter, wood, bed & bedding, linen & woolen of every sort & whatever else of indoor moveable not mentioned by name. And ten shilling money to each of them. And to Mary one milking cow to be paid by my executor at my decease.
    Item. I give, bequeath to my granddaughter Zerciah Sanford, one heifer two years old, to be delivered to her by my executor within six months after my decease.
    Item. I constitute my son Ephr. Rice, sole executor to this my last will and testament. And I utterly disallow & disannul all & every other former or other wills, legacies and bequests or Executors by me made, willed or bequeathed. Ratifying & conforming this and no other to be my last will & testament.
    In witness whereof I have put my hand & seal, the day & year above written.
    Signed, sealed, published, pronounced & declared said Azariah Rice as his last will & testament in the presence of these subscribers: Wm Ayres, William Ayres Jr, Benjamin Ayers.
    Azariah Rice (seal)

    Worcester ss. To all people to whom these presents shall come, Levi Lincoln, Judge of the Probate of wills, in the County of Worcester, within the State of Massachusetts Bay, in New England, sendeth Greeting.
    Know ye, that on the seventh day of September, anno domini 1779. The instrument herewith annexed purporting the last will & testament of Azariah Rice, late of Brookfield in the County aforesaid, deceased, was presented for probate by Ephraim Rice the executor herein named. Then present William Ayres & Benjamin Ayers, two of the witnesses of the hereto described who made oath that they saw the said testator sign seal & heard him declare the said instrument to be his last will & testament & that they with the other subscribing witnesses subscribed their names together as witnesses to the execution thereof in the said testator’s presence and that he was this to the best of their judgement, of sound & disposing mind:
    I do prove, approve & allow of the said instrument as the last will & testament of the before name deceased and do commit that the administration thereof in all matters the same (illegible) & of his estate whereof he died seized & possessed in said County unto Ephraim Rice the before named executor work faithfully to execute the said will, and to administer the estate of the said deceased according thereto, who accepted of his said inst. and he shall render an inventory of said estate into the Probate office according to law, and he shall render an amount upon oath of his proceeding when thereunto lawfully required.
    In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal of office this day & year above written. Levil Lincoln, J. prob.
    Entered from the original, Josiah Wheeler Regr.

Adolf Sapp

M
  • Last Edited: 23 Jul 2011

Family: Amy Hoffman b. 7 Aug 1909, d. 10 Aug 1994

Hattie Ann Sappington

F, b. 1935, d. 1999
  • Last Edited: 23 Oct 2011

Mary Sappington

F
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Family: Tam Sappington