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Daniel Hodges

M, b. 10 November 1822, d. 4 December 1904
Daniel Hodges, per Kim Overton
     Daniel Hodges was born on 10 November 1822 at Alabama; July, 1860 census has him as 36 yrs old. 1900 census, daughter Alice says father born in Florida; birth date from funeral notice. The 1830 Federal Census enumerated him as a member of James Hodges (NR)'s household; James Hedges household: Free White males Under 5=1(?); Free White Males 5-9=2 (Daniel?, Alfred); Free White Males 30-39=1 (James); Free White Females Under 5=2 (Mary C., Delilah); Free White Females 5-9=1 (?); Free White Females 20-29=1(Charity.) The 1850 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on 30 November 1850 Woolsey, Escambia County, Florida; Hodges, Daniel, age 28, born Alabama; with Saul Hodges, age 23, born Alabama; Hugh Overstreet, 21, born Alabama; John Gully, 29, born Alabama; and Rich Hartsfield, 21, born North Carolina. D. W. Hodges paid poll tax of $.75, no land or personal property 1854 Goliad County, Texas. Daniel Hodges was affiliated June 9, 1854 with the Murchison Masonic Lodge No. 80, dimitted Oct 22, 1855; signed a petition in 1856 as a Master Mason, along with 15 others including J. H. Hodges, to form a new lodge between 1854 and 1856 at Halletsville, Lavaca County, Texas. He was affiliated with the Alamita Masonic Lodge No. 200; offices served were Junior Deacon in 1857-58, Senior Deacon in 1860 and Treasurer in 1866 between 1856 and 1866 at Helena, Karnes County, Texas. He married Mary ? Had personal property of 5 horses, 170 cattle and miscellaneous property totaling $1,420 between 1859 and 1860 Karnes County, Texas. The 1860 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on 23 July 1860 Karnes County, Texas; Hodges, Daniel, head, 36/m, farmer,personal estate value 3800, born Alabama. Daniel Hodges was appointed as Sheriff on Nov 16, 1861, elected April 1862; re-elected Aug 1, 1864 and served until Sept 1, 1865. During his tenure in office he was known to be honest and a fearless lawman. However, by 1864 he was anxious to "git back to his farm." at Karnes County, Texas. He was on the Goliad County tax records in 1866, owned 17 horses and 200 head cattle valued at $200 and $1200. He served as Justice of the Peace in 1866 for Goliad County, Texas. He married Francis Caroline Wofford, daughter of John (4) Wofford and Mary "Polly" Smith, in 1866. The 1870 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on 25 July 1870 Goliad County, Texas. Hoges, Daniel, head, 45m/w/, farmer, born Alabama, personal estate value 2,120, Francis, 29, James, 3, Alice, 11, Elizabeth, 9. Daniel Hodges sent beef up the trail with Bennett and Choate Traildrivers as he had so many times before. He was affiliated in 1873 with Middleton Masonic Lodge No. 391 in Weesatche. He served as C M in 1873, Secretary in 1874-75, and as a Tiler from 1875-1894 between 1873 and 1894 at Weesatche. The 1880 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on 10 June 1880 Goliad, Goliad County, Texas; Hodges, Daniel, head, 56, born Alabama, parents born Georgia, Francis, 41, Elizbeth, 18, Jas P., 12, F. Orbery, 9, Mary, 3, Martha, 4, Katie, 6/12 -(F. Asbury on familysearch.org.) He was purchased 53 acres from J. L. M. Barnett and his wife A. J. (her mark) Barnett, for $400.
Daniel bought this property back from J. L. M. Barnett & wife on April 19, 1904. This is recorded in Goliad County Court House Land Records, Volume 33, page 148-149.
Frances Hodges sold this property to C.C. Luedicke on Dec 31, 1906, Vol 343, page 477-478 on 13 February 1882 at Goliad, Texas. He was affiliated with the Goliad Masonic Lodge No. 94 from Nov 3, 1894 until his death.

-Deborah Cozart Kirsch has talked to people at Goliad Lodge #914 and received Widow's Certificate at Texas. The 1900 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on 11 June 1900 Weesatche, Goliad County, Texas; Hodges, Daniel, head, w/m/Nov 1822/77/m 34 years, born Alabama, father born South Carolina, mother born Georgia, Francis C., wife, w/f/Nov 1840, 57, 7 children, 5 living, born Texas, father born Mississippi, mother born Tennessee, Sam Cozart, son-in-law, w/m/???, 1880, 17, married 3/12, born Arkansas, father and mother born Mississippi, Mattie Cozart, daughter, w/f/Oct 1876, no children, born Texas, Alfred E. Barnett, son-in-law, w/m/Nov 1876, 23, married 2 years, born Texas, father born Arkansas, mother born Texas, Katherine Barnett, daughter, w/f/Dec 1877, 20, married 2 years, born Texas, John D. Barnett, grandson, w/m/Apr 1898, 1, born Texas. He left a will on 31 October 1902 at Goliad County, Texas; bequeath to his wife, Francis C. Hodges, all of estate during her life time, being able to sell property. Any property remaining at the death of his wife, one-half of said property shall go to his two daughers, Mrs. Alice Rice and Mrs. Elizabeth Young, of DeWitt County in equal shares. He died on 4 December 1904 at Weesatche, Goliad County, Texas, at age 82 died of cerebral hemorhage and old age; Beck Funeral Home, Three Rivers, TX. His estate was probated on 10 April 1905 at Goliad, Goliad County, Texas, inventory listed as: one horse, three cows with calves, $40.900; Other personal property, $50.00; The homestead place of 53 acres with improvements, $500.00.

Family 1

Mary ? b. 1842, d. c 1861
Children

Family 2

Francis Caroline Wofford b. 20 Nov 1840, d. 23 Jan 1934
Children

Mary ?

F, b. 1842, d. circa 1861
     Mary ? was born in 1842 at Illinois. She married Daniel Hodges. The 1860 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of Daniel Hodges's household; Hodges, Daniel, head, 36/m, farmer,personal estate value 3800, born Alabama. Mary Hodges died circa 1861 at Karnes County, Texas. She and Francis Caroline Wofford were good friends according to granddaughter, Bonnie Hodges Bannowsky.

Family

Daniel Hodges b. 10 Nov 1822, d. 4 Dec 1904
Children

Nancy Elizabeth Hodges

F, b. December 1861
FatherDaniel Hodges b. 10 Nov 1822, d. 4 Dec 1904
MotherMary ? b. 1842, d. c 1861
Nancy Elizabeth (Hodges) Young
     Nancy Elizabeth Hodges was born in December 1861 at Helena, Karnes County, Texas. The 1870 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of Daniel Hodges's household; Hoges, Daniel, head, 45m/w/, farmer, born Alabama, personal estate value 2,120, Francis, 29, James, 3, Alice, 11, Elizabeth, 9. The 1880 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of Daniel Hodges's household; Hodges, Daniel, head, 56, born Alabama, parents born Georgia, Francis, 41, Elizbeth, 18, Jas P., 12, F. Orbery, 9, Mary, 3, Martha, 4, Katie, 6/12 -(F. Asbury on familysearch.org.) Nancy Elizabeth Hodges married Alfred Chesney. Nancy Elizabeth Hodges married J M Young.

Family 1

Alfred Chesney b. 2 May 1859, d. 7 Aug 1883
Children

Family 2

J M Young

Francis Caroline Wofford

F, b. 20 November 1840, d. 23 January 1934
FatherJohn (4) Wofford b. 2 Mar 1801
MotherMary "Polly" Smith b. c 1800
     Francis Caroline Wofford was born on 20 November 1840 at Jasper County, Texas. She married Daniel Hodges in 1866. The 1870 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of Daniel Hodges's household; Hoges, Daniel, head, 45m/w/, farmer, born Alabama, personal estate value 2,120, Francis, 29, James, 3, Alice, 11, Elizabeth, 9. The 1880 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of Daniel Hodges's household; Hodges, Daniel, head, 56, born Alabama, parents born Georgia, Francis, 41, Elizbeth, 18, Jas P., 12, F. Orbery, 9, Mary, 3, Martha, 4, Katie, 6/12 -(F. Asbury on familysearch.org.) The 1900 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of Daniel Hodges's household; Hodges, Daniel, head, w/m/Nov 1822/77/m 34 years, born Alabama, father born South Carolina, mother born Georgia, Francis C., wife, w/f/Nov 1840, 57, 7 children, 5 living, born Texas, father born Mississippi, mother born Tennessee, Sam Cozart, son-in-law, w/m/???, 1880, 17, married 3/12, born Arkansas, father and mother born Mississippi, Mattie Cozart, daughter, w/f/Oct 1876, no children, born Texas, Alfred E. Barnett, son-in-law, w/m/Nov 1876, 23, married 2 years, born Texas, father born Arkansas, mother born Texas, Katherine Barnett, daughter, w/f/Dec 1877, 20, married 2 years, born Texas, John D. Barnett, grandson, w/m/Apr 1898, 1, born Texas. Francis Caroline Wofford sold 53 acres for $660.00 on 22 September 1906 at Goliad, Goliad County, Texas. The 1920 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of Felix Orbra Hodges's household; F. O. Hodges, m, 49y; Ary (Ida), f, 35y; Ervin, m, 15y; Ruby, f, 13y; Lucille, f, 6y; Francis, f, 79y. Francis Caroline Hodges died on 23 January 1934 at Three Rivers, Live Oak County, at age 93 [living with her daughter, Mary Neal, when she died of senility; informant Mrs Mattie Cozart, daughter] and was buried at Weesatche Cemetery, Goliad County; Beck Funeral Home, Three Rivers, TX. -Carolyn Burnett on findagrave.com says she is buried at Kirsch Family Ranch, Moore, Frio County, Texas. Deborah Cozart Kirsch home. Francis is not buried there. She and Mary Hodges were good friends according to granddaughter, Bonnie Hodges Bannowsky.

Family

Daniel Hodges b. 10 Nov 1822, d. 4 Dec 1904
Children

James Pinkney Hodges

M, b. 3 June 1867, d. 12 March 1932
FatherDaniel Hodges b. 10 Nov 1822, d. 4 Dec 1904
MotherFrancis Caroline Wofford b. 20 Nov 1840, d. 23 Jan 1934
James Pinkney Hodges
     James Pinkney Hodges ancestor is Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, a member of the South Carolina Assembly and was a signer of the U. S. Constitution, commander in the Revolution, an aide to George Washington, wounded in the battle of Charleston, taken prisoner by the British. Pinckney rose to the rank of Brigadier General. In 1796, he was sent as minister to France; in 1800 he was the Federalist Party vice-presidential candidate; presidential candidate in 1804 and 1808; died in 1825 in South Carolina. He married Pearl O'Harrow. James Pinkney Hodges was born on 3 June 1867 at Weesatche, Goliad County, Texas. The 1870 Federal Census enumerated him as a member of Daniel Hodges's household; Hoges, Daniel, head, 45m/w/, farmer, born Alabama, personal estate value 2,120, Francis, 29, James, 3, Alice, 11, Elizabeth, 9. The 1880 Federal Census enumerated him as a member of Daniel Hodges's household; Hodges, Daniel, head, 56, born Alabama, parents born Georgia, Francis, 41, Elizbeth, 18, Jas P., 12, F. Orbery, 9, Mary, 3, Martha, 4, Katie, 6/12 -(F. Asbury on familysearch.org.) James Pinkney Hodges married Talitha Nora Rice, daughter of Thomas Richard Rice and Martha Ann Alexander, on 13 December 1889 at Stratton, DeWitt County, Texas. The 1900 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on 11 June 1900 Precinct No. 5, Jackson County, Texas; J. P. head, T. N., Daniel, Lola Ann, Charles A., Bessie G., Alpha B. James Pinkney Hodges died on 12 March 1932 at Junction, Kimble County, Texas, at age 64.

Family 1

Pearl O'Harrow

Family 2

Talitha Nora Rice b. 1 May 1872, d. 18 Jan 1904
Children

Felix Orbra Hodges

M, b. 14 September 1870, d. 20 April 1920
FatherDaniel Hodges b. 10 Nov 1822, d. 4 Dec 1904
MotherFrancis Caroline Wofford b. 20 Nov 1840, d. 23 Jan 1934
     Felix Orbra Hodges was born on 14 September 1870. The 1880 Federal Census enumerated him as a member of Daniel Hodges's household; Hodges, Daniel, head, 56, born Alabama, parents born Georgia, Francis, 41, Elizbeth, 18, Jas P., 12, F. Orbery, 9, Mary, 3, Martha, 4, Katie, 6/12 -(F. Asbury on familysearch.org.) Felix Orbra Hodges married Mary Ida Hagan. The 1910 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household in 1910 Heights Ward 2, Houston, Harris County, Texas; Felix O. Hodges, m 39y. The 1920 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household in 1920 Bee County, Texas; F. O. Hodges, m, 49y; Ary (Ida), f, 35y; Ervin, m, 15y; Ruby, f, 13y; Lucille, f, 6y; Francis, f, 79y. Felix Orbra Hodges died on 20 April 1920 at Beeville at age 49 [died of tuberculosis; informant Frances Hodges, mother]. He was buried at Beeville, Texas. He was farmer.

Family

Mary Ida Hagan
Children

Mary E. "Tillie" Hodges

F, b. 8 May 1873, d. 31 October 1946
FatherDaniel Hodges b. 10 Nov 1822, d. 4 Dec 1904
MotherFrancis Caroline Wofford b. 20 Nov 1840, d. 23 Jan 1934
Mary E. "Tillie" (Hodges) Neal
     Mary E. "Tillie" Hodges was born on 8 May 1873 at Weesatche, Goliad County, Texas. The 1880 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of Daniel Hodges's household; Hodges, Daniel, head, 56, born Alabama, parents born Georgia, Francis, 41, Elizbeth, 18, Jas P., 12, F. Orbery, 9, Mary, 3, Martha, 4, Katie, 6/12 -(F. Asbury on familysearch.org.) Mary E. "Tillie" Hodges married William Neal. Mary E. "Tillie" Hodges married (?) Terry. Mary E. "Tillie" Terry died on 31 October 1946 at Three Rivers, Live Oak County, at age 73 [widowed, died of breast cancer; informant C. H. Terry] and was buried at Three Rivers Cemetery.

Family 1

William Neal

Family 2

(?) Terry

Martha "Mattie" Hodges

F, b. 20 October 1876, d. 5 May 1965
FatherDaniel Hodges b. 10 Nov 1822, d. 4 Dec 1904
MotherFrancis Caroline Wofford b. 20 Nov 1840, d. 23 Jan 1934
Martha Hodges Cozart
     Martha "Mattie" Hodges was born on 20 October 1876 at Goliad, Goliad County, Texas. The 1880 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of Daniel Hodges's household; Hodges, Daniel, head, 56, born Alabama, parents born Georgia, Francis, 41, Elizbeth, 18, Jas P., 12, F. Orbery, 9, Mary, 3, Martha, 4, Katie, 6/12 -(F. Asbury on familysearch.org.) Martha "Mattie" Hodges married Simeon "Sam" Cozart on 22 February 1900. The 1900 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of Daniel Hodges's household; Hodges, Daniel, head, w/m/Nov 1822/77/m 34 years, born Alabama, father born South Carolina, mother born Georgia, Francis C., wife, w/f/Nov 1840, 57, 7 children, 5 living, born Texas, father born Mississippi, mother born Tennessee, Sam Cozart, son-in-law, w/m/???, 1880, 17, married 3/12, born Arkansas, father and mother born Mississippi, Mattie Cozart, daughter, w/f/Oct 1876, no children, born Texas, Alfred E. Barnett, son-in-law, w/m/Nov 1876, 23, married 2 years, born Texas, father born Arkansas, mother born Texas, Katherine Barnett, daughter, w/f/Dec 1877, 20, married 2 years, born Texas, John D. Barnett, grandson, w/m/Apr 1898, 1, born Texas. Martha "Mattie" Cozart died on 5 May 1965 at Lubbock, Texas, at age 88.

Family

Simeon "Sam" Cozart b. 1880
Children

Katherine Hodges

F, b. 1 October 1879
FatherDaniel Hodges b. 10 Nov 1822, d. 4 Dec 1904
MotherFrancis Caroline Wofford b. 20 Nov 1840, d. 23 Jan 1934
     Katherine Hodges was born on 1 October 1879 at Weesatche, Goliad County, Texas. The 1880 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of Daniel Hodges's household; Hodges, Daniel, head, 56, born Alabama, parents born Georgia, Francis, 41, Elizbeth, 18, Jas P., 12, F. Orbery, 9, Mary, 3, Martha, 4, Katie, 6/12 -(F. Asbury on familysearch.org.) Katherine Hodges married Alfred Gordon Barnett in 1898. The 1900 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of Daniel Hodges's household; Hodges, Daniel, head, w/m/Nov 1822/77/m 34 years, born Alabama, father born South Carolina, mother born Georgia, Francis C., wife, w/f/Nov 1840, 57, 7 children, 5 living, born Texas, father born Mississippi, mother born Tennessee, Sam Cozart, son-in-law, w/m/???, 1880, 17, married 3/12, born Arkansas, father and mother born Mississippi, Mattie Cozart, daughter, w/f/Oct 1876, no children, born Texas, Alfred E. Barnett, son-in-law, w/m/Nov 1876, 23, married 2 years, born Texas, father born Arkansas, mother born Texas, Katherine Barnett, daughter, w/f/Dec 1877, 20, married 2 years, born Texas, John D. Barnett, grandson, w/m/Apr 1898, 1, born Texas.

Family

Alfred Gordon Barnett
Child

Pearl O'Harrow

F
     Pearl O'Harrow married James Pinkney Hodges, son of Daniel Hodges and Francis Caroline Wofford.

Family

James Pinkney Hodges b. 3 Jun 1867, d. 12 Mar 1932

Mary Ida Hagan

F
     Mary Ida Hagan married Felix Orbra Hodges, son of Daniel Hodges and Francis Caroline Wofford. The 1910 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of Felix Orbra Hodges's household; Felix O. Hodges, m 39y. The 1920 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of Felix Orbra Hodges's household; F. O. Hodges, m, 49y; Ary (Ida), f, 35y; Ervin, m, 15y; Ruby, f, 13y; Lucille, f, 6y; Francis, f, 79y.

Family

Felix Orbra Hodges b. 14 Sep 1870, d. 20 Apr 1920
Children

William Neal

M
     William Neal married Mary E. "Tillie" Hodges, daughter of Daniel Hodges and Francis Caroline Wofford.

Family

Mary E. "Tillie" Hodges b. 8 May 1873, d. 31 Oct 1946

Simeon "Sam" Cozart

M, b. 1880
Simeon R. Cozart
     Simeon "Sam" Cozart was born in 1880. He married Martha "Mattie" Hodges, daughter of Daniel Hodges and Francis Caroline Wofford, on 22 February 1900. The 1900 Federal Census enumerated him as a member of Daniel Hodges's household; Hodges, Daniel, head, w/m/Nov 1822/77/m 34 years, born Alabama, father born South Carolina, mother born Georgia, Francis C., wife, w/f/Nov 1840, 57, 7 children, 5 living, born Texas, father born Mississippi, mother born Tennessee, Sam Cozart, son-in-law, w/m/???, 1880, 17, married 3/12, born Arkansas, father and mother born Mississippi, Mattie Cozart, daughter, w/f/Oct 1876, no children, born Texas, Alfred E. Barnett, son-in-law, w/m/Nov 1876, 23, married 2 years, born Texas, father born Arkansas, mother born Texas, Katherine Barnett, daughter, w/f/Dec 1877, 20, married 2 years, born Texas, John D. Barnett, grandson, w/m/Apr 1898, 1, born Texas.

Family

Martha "Mattie" Hodges b. 20 Oct 1876, d. 5 May 1965
Children

Alfred Gordon Barnett

M
     Alfred Gordon Barnett married Katherine Hodges, daughter of Daniel Hodges and Francis Caroline Wofford, in 1898. The 1900 Federal Census enumerated him as a member of Daniel Hodges's household; Hodges, Daniel, head, w/m/Nov 1822/77/m 34 years, born Alabama, father born South Carolina, mother born Georgia, Francis C., wife, w/f/Nov 1840, 57, 7 children, 5 living, born Texas, father born Mississippi, mother born Tennessee, Sam Cozart, son-in-law, w/m/???, 1880, 17, married 3/12, born Arkansas, father and mother born Mississippi, Mattie Cozart, daughter, w/f/Oct 1876, no children, born Texas, Alfred E. Barnett, son-in-law, w/m/Nov 1876, 23, married 2 years, born Texas, father born Arkansas, mother born Texas, Katherine Barnett, daughter, w/f/Dec 1877, 20, married 2 years, born Texas, John D. Barnett, grandson, w/m/Apr 1898, 1, born Texas.

Family

Katherine Hodges b. 1 Oct 1879
Child

J M Young

M
     J M Young married Nancy Elizabeth Hodges, daughter of Daniel Hodges and Mary ?.

Family

Nancy Elizabeth Hodges b. Dec 1861

Alfred Chesney

M, b. 2 May 1859, d. 7 August 1883
     Alfred Chesney was born on 2 May 1859. He married Nancy Elizabeth Hodges, daughter of Daniel Hodges and Mary ?. Alfred Chesney died on 7 August 1883 at FM Rd. 884 East, Woodlawn Cemetery, Weesatche, Goliad County, Texas, at age 24 Row 6, no. 2.

Truman Courtney

M, b. 1816, d. between 30 August 1850 and 5 September 1851
FatherJohn Courtney b. 1787
MotherRoxana Blinn b. 1788
     Truman Courtney was born in 1816 at New York. He married Amanda Garey, daughter of Seymour Garey and Sally Carney, circa 1838 at Cortland County, New York. The 1840 Federal Census enumerated him as a member of John Courtney's household; Courtney, John, head, 1 male 10-14 yrs (James), 2 males 15-19 yrs (Byron 22, Nelson18), 1 male 20-29 yrs (Truman24), 1 male 50-59 yrs(William 52); Roxanna 51. The 1850 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on 30 August 1850 Willett, Cortland County, New York; was enumerated on the U S Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880 as in agriculture. The 1850 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on 30 August 1850 Willet, Cortland County, New York; Courtney, Truman, head, 34/m, farmer, real estate value 800, born New York, Amanda, 31/f, born Pennsylvania, Adaline, 11/f, born New York, Charles, 9/m, born New York, Seamore, 7/m, born New York, Emaline, 5/f, born New York, William, 4/m, born New York, Orvis, 2/m, born New York, Harriette, 7/12/f, born New York. Truman Courtney died between 30 August 1850 and 5 September 1851 at Texas (Amanda married John Rustin on Sept 5, 1851.)

Family

Amanda Garey b. bt 1819 - 1821, d. a 1880
Children

Amanda Garey

F, b. between 1819 and 1821, d. after 1880
FatherSeymour Garey b. 16 Mar 1792, d. 1874
MotherSally Carney d. 6 Apr 1825
     Amanda Garey was born between 1819 and 1821 at Windham Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. The 1830 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of Seymour Garey's household; Garey, Seymour, head, males: 2 under 5 (?), 1 5-10 (William, Elijah ?), 1 30-40 (Seymour.) Amanda Garey married Truman Courtney, son of John Courtney and Roxana Blinn, circa 1838 at Cortland County, New York. The 1850 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of Truman Courtney's household; Courtney, Truman, head, 34/m, farmer, real estate value 800, born New York, Amanda, 31/f, born Pennsylvania, Adaline, 11/f, born New York, Charles, 9/m, born New York, Seamore, 7/m, born New York, Emaline, 5/f, born New York, William, 4/m, born New York, Orvis, 2/m, born New York, Harriette, 7/12/f, born New York. Amanda Garey married John M. Ruston on 10 September 1851 at DeWitt County, Texas. The 1860 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of John M. Ruston's household; , farmer,37, b. Tennessee. The 1870 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of John M. Ruston's household; Precinct 5, John M., 49, wagoner, born Tennessee. John Ruston married Elizabeth and had three children, first born in 1874. In 1900, John Ruston was living with William Rice and family. (1880 census: John Rustin with wife Elizabeth and three children born 1874, 1876 and 1880; 1900 census: John Ruston living with William Rice and family.) Tax assessment on Miscellaneous Property, $155 1873 Gonzales County. The 1880 Federal Census enumerated her as in the household of J H Bingham and family on 1 June 1880 ED 90, Kerrville, Kerr County; living with J. H. and Agnes Bingham and their 3 sons, Richard S 5, William F 3, and John H 1. Amanda Ruston died after 1880.

Family 1

Truman Courtney b. 1816, d. bt 30 Aug 1850 - 5 Sep 1851
Children

Family 2

John M. Ruston b. 14 Aug 1818, d. 23 Jun 1908
Children

John M. Ruston

M, b. 14 August 1818, d. 23 June 1908
     John M. Ruston was born on 14 August 1818 at North Carolina; 1860 census says born 1823; 1900 census says 1817. He moved from Alabama to Texas in 1836. He married Minerva M. Selkridge (Silcriggs), daughter of Joseph Newman and Rachel Rabb, on 3 October 1848 at DeWitt County, Texas. Rachel Newman Rabb (Minerva's mother) was granted guardianship of Minerva's children, Elizabeth Ann, Serena and Andrew. In 1856, John Ruston petitioned the court for guardianship of Andrew and it was granted. Andrew was 6 years old in 1851. John M. Ruston witnessed the note of Minerva M. Newman in 1851; Rachel Newman was granted guardianship of Minerva's children, Elizabeth Ann, Seerena and Andrew. In 1856, John ruston petitioned the court for guardianship of Andrew and it was granted. John M. Ruston married Amanda Garey, daughter of Seymour Garey and Sally Carney, on 10 September 1851 at DeWitt County, Texas. John M. Ruston petitioned the court for guardianship of Andrew and it was granted. in 1856. The 1860 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on 6 August 1860 DeWitt County, Texas; , farmer,37, b. Tennessee. The 1870 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on 1 August 1870; Precinct 5, John M., 49, wagoner, born Tennessee. He married Elizabeth (?) in 1873. The 1880 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on 1 June 1880 DeWitt County, Texas; Precinct 15, John M. 58, born Tennessee. The 1900 Federal Census enumerated him as a member of George W. Ruston's household; head 47, wife Josephine E 42, Ada M daughter 17, George J son 12, Inda daughter 12, Johnnie H son 4, Llrgua I dautherr 1, John M father 82. 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. John M. Ruston died on 23 June 1908 at DeWitt County, Texas, at age 89. He was buried at Alexander Cemetery. 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.

Family 1

Minerva M. Newman b. 1814, d. 1850
Child

Family 2

Amanda Garey b. bt 1819 - 1821, d. a 1880
Children

Family 3

Elizabeth (?) d. b 1900
Children

Frank Arthur Newman

M, b. 22 May 1956, d. 1 April 1981
FatherVernon Harper Newman b. 11 Mar 1924, d. 30 Aug 1987
MotherMolly Armstrong b. 27 Jan 1924
     Frank Arthur Newman was in the Corps of Engineers. He was born on 22 May 1956. He died on 1 April 1981 at Luling, Texas, at age 24.

Margaret Beth Wooden

F, b. 26 February 1937, d. 20 October 2016
     Margaret Beth Wooden was born on 26 February 1937. She died on 20 October 2016 at Houston at age 79. Margaret Beth (Wooden) Cooper, born 26 February 1937, went to be with her Lord and Savior 20 October 2016. She was a loving wife, mom, and grandmom, a natural leader and public speaker, with a life filled with service to others.
Beth Cooper served the justice system as the first armed female in history selected to protect the Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States (and sometimes the President) where she served as Police Officer/Special Deputy Federal Marshal ’75-’83. She also served on several juries, usually as foreman.
Her professional service also included: Traveling to many nations as Senior Manager of International Training with the American Heart Association Dallas TX after serving in their Regional Office Baltimore MD; Director of Advanced Cardiac Life Support Training with the National Institutes of Health Bethesda MD; Docent of Moody Mansion Galveston TX; Receptionist with YMCA League City TX.
Beth Cooper served as volunteer leader in many civic organizations including: Most recently as Board Member/Secretary/Director of Camp Wild with Galveston Bay Area Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists; Adult leader with: Cub Scouts Clearlake TX, Girl Scouts Bowie MD and Baton Rouge LA, Director of Bowiefests for City of Bowie MD, Director of large Girl Scout Camps in Prince George County MD and Baton Rouge LA.
Beth Cooper’s fine arts included: Music Coach and Contralto with regional champion Sweet Adelines chorus and lead with their quartet Elkridge MD; Contralto with Sweet Adelines choruses and lead with their quartet Bowie MD and Baton Rouge LA; Actress with Burn Brae Dinner Theatre Burtonsville MD .
Her education included: Graduate of Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Glynco GA, Completed 2 ½ years of Prince Georges Community College MD, Graduate of Milby High ’55 Houston TX.
She enjoyed: her many pets, Wildlife Rehab, sailing, hang gliding, sky diving, scuba diving, and traveling and living with her family during her husband’s engineering assignments of the United Nations in Israel and of the United States government in Spain and in 26 towns in 9 of the United States: AZ, KS, LA, MD, MS, OR, TX, VA, WA .
From birth to marriage in ‘56, she was with her late parents, Marion and Maude (Clopton) Wooden and with Magnolia Christian Church Houston TX.
Beth Cooper is survived by husband Norman Lee Cooper; daughter Dawn, her husband Robin Tarpley and their sons Tanner and Reid and Tanner’s wife Anna; daughter Holly Cooper, her husband Denton Wood and their son Dylan; daughter Heather, her husband Rob Callaway and their sons Ryan and Sean; and Beth’s brother Don Wooden and his daughters Terry and Brenda, Brenda’s sons Ian and Erin and Don’s son Doug and Doug’s wife and her children.
Beth Cooper is greatly missed by family, friends, and associates across this nation and around the world.
Please email your RSVP to rei@satx.rr.com so we can send you time and location of the Beth Cooper Memorial Service in Galveston County TX Saturday 3 December 2016 to honor her life.