Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Howerton and Perkins update

Updating and correcting information in Mt. Carmel Church Connections.

Simeon Perkins did not die in 1866. Celia A. Howerton and Simeon Perkins were in Rusk County in the 1870 census, and had moved to Comanche County, Texas before 1880. They are buried at the Lockney Cemetery in Floyd County, Texas. According to the 1900 census, they had no children.

Elizabeth Howerton (1844-1914), daughter of William and Mary Howerton, full name is Miriam Elizabeth Howerton. She married James Bailey Lacy, Sr on January 14, 1869 in Rusk County, Texas. They are buried in the Lacy Cemetery, Comanche County, Texas.

According to her tombstone Mary Mickelborough Howerton died in 1895 rather than 1896. She seems to have moved from Rusk County with her daughter Miriam Elizabeth Lacy. She is buried in the same cemetery as her daughter and son-in-law, Lacy Cemetery in Comanche County, Texas. Mary's middle name may not be "Ann". Her tombstone has "Mary C."

A. S. Mickelborough, mentioned in the 1856 Soda Lake Baptist Association minutes, is Mary Howerton's brother Adial S. Mickelborough. According to Laurie Wimberly's family tree, he died June 6, 1862 in Rusk County, Texas. His burial location is unknown. In 1861 Adial S. Mickelborough married Julia Neighbors. Julia is, apparently, a widow, Julia A. Gill who married Thomas J. Neighbors in 1852 in Calhoun County, Alabama. She was born about 1837 in South Carolina, sister of Able and James Gill. Her father's name is unknown; her mother's name is Zany, maiden name unknown but later married a Thompson.

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Some Rusk County Church news and info

Hickory Grove Baptist Church receives Texas Historical Marker -- "The Texas Historical Commission (THC) has recognized Hickory Grove Baptist Church as a significant part of Texas history..."
History of Texas Baptists by B. F. Fuller -- "Mount Zion Association was organized in 1857, at Mt. Zion church, in Rusk county..."
Rusk County, Texas Biographies -- "[Harris] was the son and grandson of devout Baptist ministers, who had come to America from Wales..."