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From: Harold Helm <>
Subject: LUNSFORD 1815 Raleigh, North Carolina
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 1997 20:11:17 +0000


LUNSFORD From: <> Descendants of John R. LUNSFORD
1. JOHN R.1 LUNSFORD was born 17 Mar 1815 in Raleigh, North Carolina, and died 2 Mar 1900 in
Lampasas Co. TX. He married SARAH (SALLIE) HARRISON 27 Jan 1846 in Robertson Co. TX.
Notes
Private in Comapy "A", Cook's regiment, N.J. King's Heavy Artillery, 1st Texas Heavy Artillery,
Confederate States Army. He enlisted in 1864, at Meridian, Texas. He was 49 yrs.old. His commanding
officer was Capt. Silas S. Totten. It has been reported by a great granson of John's ( Douglas
Lunsford) that he was supposed to have been half German and half Cherokee.
It was reported, by Doug's widow, Helen, that Doug had this written in his Bible, along with John
and Sallie's children's names and that they were from TN.
Children of John Lunsford and Sarah Harrison are:
i. ELIZABETH (BETTY) MARGARET2 LUNSFORD, b. 11 May 1846, Navarro Co. Texas; d. 22 Dec
1918, Lampasas Co. Texas; m. THOMAS EDMONSON, 7 Jun 1866, Bosque County, Texas.
2. ii. HIRAM (IRA?) LUNSFORD, b. Abt 1848, Navarro Co. Texas; d. Aft 1880, unknown.
3. iii. JOHN J.(JOE ?) LUNSFORD, b. Abt 1850, Navarro Co. Texas; d. Aft 1877.
4. iv. ALLEN S. LUNSFORD, b. 11 May 1854, Hill Co. Texas; d. 1 Aug 1916, Lampasas Co.Texas.
5. v. WYATT LUNSFORD, b. 15 Sep 1856, Hill Co. Texas; d. 10 May 1944, Lampasas, Texas.
6. vi. NANCY (NANNIE) LUNSFORD, b. 22 Apr 1858, Hill Co. Texas; d. 17 Jan 1944, Lampasas
Co. Texas.
7. vii. SARAH CAMILLE LUNSFORD, b. 11 Apr 1860, Hill Co. Texas; d. 10 Jun 1943, Lampasas Co.
Texas.
viii. WILLIS (WILL) LUNSFORD, b. 21 Sep 1865, Hill Co. Texas; d. 11 Mar 1943, Lampasas Co.
Texas.
8. ix. POLLY (MOLLY) LUNSFORD, b. Abt 1872, Texas; d. Bef 1910, Texas.
x. RICHARD LUNSFORD, b. Feb 1875, Texas; d. Unknown.
xi. RACHEL LUNSFORD, b. Unknown.
xii. NELL LUNSFORD, b. Unknown.

Generation No. 2
2. HIRAM (IRA?)2 LUNSFORD (JOHN R.1) was born Abt 1848 in Navarro Co. Texas, and died Aft 1880 in
unknown. He married ELIZABETH WEBB 8 Dec 1869 in Bosque Co. Texas.

Children of Hiram Lunsford and Elizabeth Webb are:
i. ELIZABETH3 LUNSFORD, b. Abt 1873.
ii. ROBERT H. LUNSFORD, b. Abt 1875.
iii. UNKNOWN INFANT LUNSFORD, b. Abt 1880.

3. JOHN J.(JOE ?)2 LUNSFORD (JOHN R.1) was born Abt 1850 in Navarro Co. Texas, and died Aft 1877.
He married SOPHORNIA WEST 27 Sep 1877 in Lampasas Co. Texas.
Children of John Lunsford and Sophornia West are:
i. JOSIAH3 LUNSFORD, b. Abt 1878.
ii. JOHN F.LUNSFORD, b. Abt 1880.
iii. ELIZABETH WEST, b. Abt 1869; Foster child.
iv. REBECCA WEST, b. Abt 1871; Foster child.
v. ISABEL WEST, b. Abt 1874; Foster child.

4. ALLEN S.2 LUNSFORD (JOHN R.1) was born 11 May 1854 in Hill Co. Texas, and died 1 Aug 1916 in
Lampasas Co. Texas. He married EMMA ELLEN YOUNG 26 Jul 1876 in Bosque Co. Texas, daughter of
Demitrus Young and Mattie Blair.
Notes
Allen was supposed to have had a white hair and a long white beard. It is reported that his
greatgrandfather was an indian chief. and that his mother was supposed to have been full blooded
Cherokee. He was tending sheep near Lampasas Co,Texas when he was struck by lightning and died 5
days later, with major burns over half his body.
Marriage Notes
Emma remarried after Allen's death. I have not, at this time located the date & place, but she
married Robert H. Henry. They lived together in Dallas. He was called "Dad Henry" by his second
family. We have photographs of Emma & Mr. Henry together.

Children of Allen Lunsford and Emma Young are:
i. WILLIAM3 LUNSFORD, b. 2 Jul 1879, Texas; d. 14 Feb 1881, Texas.
ii. HOLLY LUNSFORD, b. 12 Jul 1882, Texas; d. 26 Feb 1884, Texas.
9. iii. DANIEL RICHARD LUNSFORD, b. 21 Sep 1883, Jones Prairie, Milam Co. Texas; d. 15 Oct
1948, Cameron, Milam Co. Texas.
10. iv. NANCY (NANIE) CAMILLA LUNSFORD, b. 2 Feb 1886, Texas; d. 8 Sep 1980, Texas.
11. v. MARTHA ELIZABETH LUNSFORD, b. 20 Sep 1888, Texas; d. 12 Jan 1971, Caldwell, Burleson
Co. Texas.
12. vi. FLETCHER ALLEN LUNSFORD, b. 8 Dec 1889, Texas; d. 3 Jun 1976, Caldwell, Burleson Co.
Texas.
13. vii. MOLLY DRUSARAH (DRUCY) LUNSFORD, b. 25 May 1895, Texas; d. 8 Oct 1960, Texas.
14. viii. MCCALEB "MACK" LUNSFORD, b. 18 Dec 1898, Lampasas Co. Texas; d. 31 Jul 1977,
Longview, Texas.
ix. CLARA JEWEL LUNSFORD, b. 2 Jul 1902, Texas; d. 1 Jul 1988, unknown; m. LLOYD POSEY,
Unknown, unknown.
15. x. JOE DEE LUNSFORD, b. 19 Nov 1904, Texas; d. 10 Jun 1970, Dallas Co. Texas.
16. xi. GRADY LEROY LUNSFORD, b. 21 Sep 1910, Texas; d. 19 Jan 1989, Texas.

5. WYATT2 LUNSFORD (JOHN R.1) was born 15 Sep 1856 in Hill Co. Texas, and died 10 May 1944 in
Lampasas, Texas. He married (1) MOLLIE (MARY) YOUNG 17 Jun 1876 in Bosque Co. Texas, daughter of
Demitrus Young and Mattie Blair. He married (2) ELLEN FLORENCE HAIR 29 Oct 1886 in Lampasas Co.
Texas.
Notes
There is some dispute on the ages of Wyatt and Allen. I feel Wyatt was born in 1856, instead of
1853, as stated on his death certificate. There are 2 census that list him as being younger than
Allen. I may be completely wrong. Allen may be the younger of the two, but I do not think so.
Wyatt was found guilty of cattle theft in Lampasas Co. Texas on Nov. 20, 1880. Who knows now, but
maybe this happened because of the sheep & cattle wars of the time period, anyhow he was sentenced
to two yrs. in the state penitentiary. Awaiting an appeal, he escaped and was quickly caputured.
This act cost him his appeal. In fact, he had two cases against him for cattle violation. His
brother Hiram was listed in court records as being involved, in one, but the charges were dropped on
them, because Wyatt was in jail, and the witness had moved. Wyatt's obituary tells of him being in
involved in Indian fights in the area, in his younger days.
Child of Wyatt Lunsford and Mollie Young is:
i. NANCY3 LUNSFORD, b. Abt 1879.
Children of Wyatt Lunsford and Ellen Hair are:
17. ii. BETTIE VICTORIA3 LUNSFORD, b. Feb 1886, Texas; d. 1963, Lampasas Co. Texas.
18. iii. MOLLIE (MAE) LUNSFORD, b. Sep 1889, Texas; d. Unknown, Fort Worth, Texas.
19. iv. HATTIE LUNSFORD, b. Feb 1893, Texas; d. 1988, Lampasas Co. Texas.
20. v. JOHN W. LUNSFORD, b. 27 Apr 1895, Lampasas Co. TX; d. 1 Dec 1973, Lampasas Co. TX.
21. vi. EMMA LOU LUNSFORD, b. 1897, Texas; d. Abt 1990, Lampasas TX.

6. NANCY (NANNIE)2 LUNSFORD (JOHN R.1) was born 22 Apr 1858 in Hill Co. Texas, and died 17 Jan 1944
in Lampasas Co. Texas. She married DANIEL WIGGINS CASBEER 11 Jan 1882 in Lampasas Co. Texas, son of
John Casbeer and Elizabeth Erwin.
Children of Nancy Lunsford and Daniel Casbeer are:
i. NELLIE3 CASBEER, b. 25 Jun 1883, Lampasas Co. Texas; d. 12 Oct 1884, Lampasas Co.
Texas.
ii. DAN WILLIAM CASBEER, b. 1891, Lampasas Co. Texas; d. 1967, Lampasas Co. texas.
iii. JOHN JEFF CASBEER, b. 13 May 1894, Lampasas Co. texas; d. 4 Mar 1930, Lampasas Co.
texas.
7. SARAH CAMILLE2 LUNSFORD (JOHN R.1) was born 11 Apr 1860 in Hill Co. Texas, and died 10 Jun 1943
in Lampasas Co. Texas. She married ISAAC C. (CHRIS) FLETCHER 7 Jul 1880 in Lampasas Co. Texas, son
of Isaac Fletcher and Mary.

Children of Sarah Lunsford and Isaac Fletcher are:
22. i. JOHN LAYFETTE3 FLETCHER, b. 5 Mar 1881, Lampasas Co. Texas; d. Aft 1947, probably
Brownwood, Texas.
23. ii. ELBERT CHRISTOPHER FLETCHER, b. 5 Mar 1881, Lampasas Co. Texas; d. 2 Feb 1967,
Brownwood, texas.
iii. BETTY FLETCHER, b. 16 Feb 1883, Lampasas Co. Texas; d. 21 Jun 1883, Lampasas Co.
Texas.
24. iv. RICHARD NEWTON FLETCHER, b. 25 Jun 1884, Lampasas Co. Texas; d. 15 Sep 1930,
Lampasas Co. Texas.

8. POLLY (MOLLY)2 LUNSFORD (JOHN R.1) was born Abt 1872 in Texas, and died Bef 1910 in Texas. She
married WILLIAM H. MADDON 24 Dec 1891 in Lampasas Co. Texas.
Notes
I think Polly might be the MOLLIE Lunsford who married W.H. Maddon in Lampasas Co. TX, on Dec. 21
1891. The age would be right for this and I can find not other Polly or Mollie that fits.
Children of Polly Lunsford and William Maddon are:
i. BERRY3 MADDON, b. Abt 1902.
ii. LAURA MADDEN, b. Unknown; m. W.W. DAVIS.

Generation No. 3
9. DANIEL RICHARD3 LUNSFORD (ALLEN S.2, JOHN R.1) was born 21 Sep 1883 in Jones Prairie, Milam Co.
Texas, and died 15 Oct 1948 in Cameron, Milam Co. Texas. He married (1) LOUISE PATZKE 15 Dec 1903
in Milam Co. Texas, daughter of Herman Patzke and Anna unknown. He married (2) MAMIE ARTIE LYLES 4
Oct 1905 in Milam Co. Texas, daughter of Alfred Taylor and Frances Withers. He married (3) FLOSSIE
PEARL HURRY 1 Jul 1931 in Milam Co. Texas. He married (4) MAMIE GARRETT-PARNELL 8 Jul 1942 in Milam
Co. Texas, daughter of unknown Garrett and Mary Blackburn.
Child of Daniel Lunsford and Louise Patzke is:
i. ANNIE E.4 LUNSFORD, b. 15 Dec 1904, Milam Co. Texas; d. 29 Dec 1968, Texas; m. JOHN
H. SENKLE, 23 Dec 1928, Milam co. Texas.
Children of Daniel Lunsford and Mamie Lyles are:
ii. MARVIN MORSELUS4 LUNSFORD, b. 27 Nov 1906, Milam Co. TX; d. 22 Jun 1966.
iii. CLARENCE LUNSFORD, b. 1908, Milam Co. TX; d. 1908, Milam Co. TX.
iv. WINNIE AGNES (DORIS) LUNSFORD, b. 27 Mar 1911; m. UNKNOWN BODIE, Unknown.
v. MYRTICE LARUE (MERT) LUNSFORD, b. 15 Apr 1913; m. UNKNOWN WUNSCH, Unknown.
vi. ADDIE MAE (MICKEY) LUNSFORD, b. 14 Dec 1914, Milam Co. TX; d. 12 Sep 1972; m. EDWARD
ROBERT MASS, 20 May 1931, Milam co. Texas.
25. vii. FRANCIS (FEE) LEE LUNSFORD, b. 10 Sep 1916, Milam Co. TX; d. 26 Mar 1993.
viii. JULIA LOUISE (FLORENCE) LUNSFORD, b. 4 Apr 1919; m. UNKNOWN KETNER, Unknown.
ix. DANIEL BASSETT LUNSFORD, b. 15 Nov 1921.
x. MAMIE MARIE LUNSFORD, b. 24 Feb 1926, Milam Co. Tx; m. UNKNOWN SOMMERS, Unknown.
Children of Daniel Lunsford and Flossie Hurry are:
xi. NELL RUTH4 LUNSFORD, b. 13 Feb 1932.
xii. BILLIE MAE LUNSFORD, b. 6 Jun 1933.
xiii. NORMA GE LUNSFORD, b. 24 Jul 1935.
xiv. FLOSSIE PEARL LUNSFORD, b. 23 Nov 1938.

10. NANCY (NANIE) CAMILLA3 LUNSFORD (ALLEN S.2, JOHN R.1) was born 2 Feb 1886 in Texas, and died 8
Sep 1980 in Texas. She married WILLIAM THOMAS HESTER 15 Dec 1904 in Bell Co. Texas.
Notes
Sandy Lunsford, sister in law,states that it was Nanie who denied that there was Indian blood in the
family. That kept them from receiving certain rights. It was supposed to have been 38%. Sandy also
writes that she and Nanie wrote letters to one another, once a week, for 34 years. She thinks she
died from lonliness and a broken heart, because all her children preceeded her in death.
Marriage Notes
Nanie Hester wrote Sandy Lunsford that she got married at 8pm.

Children of Nancy Lunsford and William Hester are:
i. WILLIAM THOMAS HESTER4 (BILL), b. 8 Jun; d. 13 Oct 1975; m. MAE.
ii. SUE HESTER, b. 10 Jul; d. 15 Nov 1969; m. ROBERT BURNS.
26. iii. VAN LEROY HESTER (RIP), b. 25 Nov 1908, Calvert, TX; d. 22 Apr 1972, Dallas TX.
27. iv. COLEMAN CARLTON HESTER (RED), b. Unknown.
28. v. ROXYE PLEENY HESTER, b. 24 Jul 1914, Cameron Texas; d. 6 Nov 1976, Barry, Texas.

11. MARTHA ELIZABETH3 LUNSFORD (ALLEN S.2, JOHN R.1) was born 20 Sep 1888 in Texas, and died 12 Jan
1971 in Caldwell, Burleson Co. Texas. She married GEORGE ANDREW BUFFINGTON 15 Dec 1909 in String
Prairie, Milam Co. Texas, son of Andrew Buffington and Francis Scallorn.
Children of Martha Lunsford and George Buffington are:
i. GUSSIE LEE4 BUFFINGTON, b. 11 Aug 1911, Milam County, Texas; d. 30 Jul 1986,
Beeville, Texas; m. "BOB" ROBERT CECIL BARNHART, 23 Dec 1937.
29. ii. CLEVELAND RALPH BUFFINGTON, b. 19 Jun 1913, Milam Coutny, Texas; d. 26 Feb 1941,
Cameron, Milam County, Texas.
30. iii. ELVA JIM BUFFINGTON, b. 4 Jun 1915, Jones Prairie, Milam Co. Texas; d. 11 Nov 1991,
Bryan, Brazos Co.,Texas.
31. iv. RAYMOND HUBERT BUFFINGTON, b. 10 Dec 1916, Milam County, Texas.
32. v. "WOODY" WOODROW WILSON BUFFINGTON, b. 4 Dec 1918, Jones Prairie, Milam Co. Texas; d.
11 Aug 1990, Tyler, Texas.
vi. O.D. BUFFINGTON, b. 27 Mar 1922, Gause, Milam Co. Texas; d. 11 Dec 1922, Gause,
Milam County, Texas.
vii. "VIV" MARTHA VIVIAN BUFFINGTON, b. 6 May 1924, Gause, Milam County, Texas; d. 3 Apr
1958, Houston, Texas; m. (1) "HAP" C.B. SMYTH, 3 Apr 1945; m. (2) GLENN EDWARDS, 6 Apr 1957, Texas.

12. FLETCHER ALLEN3 LUNSFORD (ALLEN S.2, JOHN R.1) was born 8 Dec 1889 in Texas, and died 3 Jun
1976 in Caldwell, Burleson Co. Texas. He married LILLIAN "LILLY" MCWILLIAMS 2 Aug 1908 in Milam
County.
Notes
On Fletch's death certificate it lists his father, Allen Lunsford's name as being James Allen
Lunsford. This is the only place, so far, that lists his name in this way. All other list it as
Allen S. Lunsford. Fletch's daughter, Dorothy Barnett said her father was born prematurely and his
mother kept him warm "in the oven". She showed me a tiny little black bonnet that her father wore
as an infant. It was small enough to fit an orange. I took a photo of it. Fletch's mother, Emma
and his siblings, stayed with them for awhile after Allen's death. She then moved to the Dallas
area, where her sister and brother's family lived. She left her rolling pin at her son's house and
Dorothy still has it. I took a photo of it, also in July 1994. Fletch and his family lived for
awhile in Dallas& he worked in an ice house. One of Fletcher's aunts was married to a man whose last
name was Fletcher. (?)
Children of Fletcher Lunsford and Lillian McWilliams are:
i. NORMAN ALVIN4 LUNSFORD, b. 22 Jun 1909, Milam Co. Texas; d. 24 Jul 1960, Burleson
Co. Texas; m. ALMA LOUISE HOWARD, 1938.
ii. ALSIE PARALEE LUNSFORD, b. 11 Oct 1910, Milam Co. Texas; d. 10 May 1975; m. JIM
JOHNSON, 1929.
iii. ARLINGTON RANDOLF LUNSFORD, b. 30 Oct 1912, Burleson Co. Texas; d. 4 Jul 1933,
Burleson Co. Texas.
33. iv. "ROY" FLETCHER LEROY LUNSFORD, b. 28 Mar 1918, Burleson Co. Texas.
34. v. CLARENCE BURNS LUNSFORD, b. 2 Mar 1920, Burleson Co. Texas; d. 4 Jun 1995, Houston,
Texas.
vi. DORIS BELLE LUNSFORD, b. 2 Sep 1922, Hix, Burleson Co. Texas; m. E.A. VARNER, 1946.
35. vii. DOROTHY EILEEN LUNSFORD, b. 21 Dec 1924, Hix, Burleson Co.Texas.
viii. ALENE MARIE LUNSFORD, b. 1 Apr 1927, Burleson Co. Texas; m. JOE BIRD, 1980.
ix. IRIS LOUISE LUNSFORD, b. 8 Nov 1929, Burleson Co. texas; m. JOHN ADDISON, 1950.
x. DELBERT WAYNE LUNSFORD, b. 29 Sep 1932, Burlson Co. Texas; m. DEMPLE SMITH, 1950.

13. MOLLY DRUSARAH (DRUCY)3 LUNSFORD (ALLEN S.2, JOHN R.1) was born 25 May 1895 in Texas, and died
8 Oct 1960 in Texas. She married AUGUSTUS (GUS) ELDRIDGE BUFFINGTON 19 Mar 1911 in Milam Co. Texas,
son of Andrew Buffington and Francis Scallorn.

Children of Molly Lunsford and Augustus Buffington are:
36. i. LETHA JEWEL4 BUFFINGTON, b. 5 Oct 1912, Texas; d. 8 Oct 1966, Texas.
37. ii. BERTA "BOOTS" MAE BUFFINGTON, b. 2 Dec 1913, Texas.
38. iii. EMMA JEAN BUFFINGTON, b. 5 Apr 1915, Texas; d. 7 Dec 1991, Dallas, Texas.

14. MCCALEB "MACK"3 LUNSFORD (ALLEN S.2, JOHN R.1) was born 18 Dec 1898 in Lampasas Co. Texas, and
died 31 Jul 1977 in Longview, Texas. He married (1) FRONIA BELL TOUCHSTONE Jul 1916 in Texas. He
married (2) SANDY BALDA 20 Feb 1943 in Crown Point, Indiana, daughter of John Balda and Barbara.
Notes
My mother, Elva told me, that Uncle Mack was supposed to have went to the store one day, while
living at Hix, Tx. and didn't came home..until about 18 yrs. later. He supposedly "bummed around".
There is speculation that he married many times. We know the names of 2 wives. There is reported
to be at least another child, a daughter. Casey located Mack with a woman named Thelma, in F.W.,
Tx. , while researching at the Library.
Children of McCaleb Lunsford and Fronia Touchstone are:
39. i. HARRISON CALEB4 LUNSFORD, b. 19 Aug 1917; d. 30 Aug 1992.
40. ii. DOUGLAS ROBERT LUNSFORD, b. 29 Jan 1919; d. 20 Oct 1992.

15. JOE DEE3 LUNSFORD (ALLEN S.2, JOHN R.1) was born 19 Nov 1904 in Texas, and died 10 Jun 1970 in
Dallas Co. Texas. He married NINA DOWDY Unknown in unknown.
Notes
Joe was supposed to have had candy factories in Dallas. During the war, he made lots of money
"smuggling" in rationed sugar to be able to keep making candy. He also made money on his race
horses, but lost his money in gambling and drinking, according to his grandson, Gary Lunsford and
Mack's wife, Sandy. Gary said, Joe Dee was a large man, with high cheek bones. Gary does tot have
too much family history, due to his parents divorcing. He shared a photo of his grandfather and a
winning horse, at a race and he also shared old homemade videos of some unknown Lunsfords. My mother
told me, Joe was supposed to have sold some factories to the Frito company. I have not verified
this.
Child of Joe Lunsford and Nina Dowdy is:
41. i. BILLY JOE4 LUNSFORD, b. Unknown.

16. GRADY LEROY3 LUNSFORD (ALLEN S.2, JOHN R.1) was born 21 Sep 1910 in Texas, and died 19 Jan 1989
in Texas. He married MYRTLE LOU LEWIS 8 Feb 1936 in Dallas, Texas.
Children of Grady Lunsford and Myrtle Lewis are:
i. SUE ANN4 LUNSFORD, b. Abt 1939.
ii. RICHARD LEROY LUNSFORD, b. Abt 1941.
iii. NELDA LUNSFORD, b. Abt 1945.
iv. DOUGLAS LUNSFORD, b. Abt 1947.

17. BETTIE VICTORIA3 LUNSFORD (WYATT2, JOHN R.1) was born Feb 1886 in Texas, and died 1963 in
Lampasas Co. Texas. She married ROBERT S , HAMMOND Unknown in Texas.

Children of Bettie Lunsford and Robert S are:
i. JOE LEE4 HAMMOND, b. 6 Dec 1904.
ii. WYATT B. HAMMOND, b. 29 Dec 1922.
iii. UNKNOWN HAMMONS, b. Unknown.

18. MOLLIE (MAE)3 LUNSFORD (WYATT2, JOHN R.1) was born Sep 1889 in Texas, and died Unknown in Fort
Worth, Texas. She married (1) L. RAY BROWN. She married (2) CLEVE C. PHELPS 11 Mar 1906 in Texas.
Notes
On 1910 census, Wyatt, Ellen Children, John & Emma are in the household.
Children of Mollie Lunsford and Cleve Phelps are:
i. DOYLE4 PHELPS, b. Abt 1907.
ii. LOUISE PHELPS, b. Abt 1909.

19. HATTIE3 LUNSFORD (WYATT2, JOHN R.1) was born Feb 1893 in Texas, and died 1988 in Lampasas Co.
Texas. She married (1) H. G. (JACK) BENSON Unknown. She married (2) RUBE WESSON Unknown in
unknown.
Notes
Most of the information concerning the children was supplied to me by Dr. Rush McMillin of Lampasas,
who enjoys helping research.
Children of Hattie Lunsford and H. Benson are:
i. FLOYD4 BENSON, b. 23 Nov 1910.
ii. HOOVER BENSON, b. Unknown.
iii. IRENE BENSON, b. Unknown.
iv. INFANT BENSON.

Children of Hattie Lunsford and Rube Wesson are:
v. DON RAYMOND4 WESSON, b. Unknown.
vi. BOBBY WESSON, b. Unknown.
vii. A.C MARVIN WESSON, b. Unknown.
viii. BETTY WESSON, b. Unknown.
ix. FLORENCE MAE WESSON, b. Unknown.
x. FAYE WESSON, b. Unknown.
xi. KATHERINE WESSON, b. Unknown.

20. JOHN W.3 LUNSFORD (WYATT2, JOHN R.1) was born 27 Apr 1895 in Lampasas Co. TX, and died 1 Dec
1973 in Lampasas Co. TX. He married ELLA MAE MCHORSE 8 Mar 1915 in San Saba, Texas.
Children of John Lunsford and Ella McHorse are:
i. HUDSON BLACK4 LUNSFORD, b. 22 Apr 1916, Lampasas Co. TX; m. (1) GLAYDS SMITH, 6 Aug
1960, Lampasa Co. TX; m. (2) VELDA IRENE FERGERSON, Unknown, unknown.
42. ii. ALMER LUNSFORD, b. 27 Apr 1920, Lampasas Co. TX.
43. iii. JOHNNIE MAE LUNSFORD, b. 24 Aug 1926.

21. EMMA LOU3 LUNSFORD (WYATT2, JOHN R.1) was born 1897 in Texas, and died Abt 1990 in Lampasas TX.
She married ARTHUR R. BALLARD Unknown in Texas.
Children of Emma Lunsford and Arthur Ballard are:
i. BILLY JOE4 BALLARD, b. 29 Jun 1931.
ii. ARTHUR ROBERT BALLARD, b. 5 Dec 1934.
iii. MARGARET ANN BALLARD, b. 27 Aug 1941.

22. JOHN LAYFETTE3 FLETCHER (SARAH CAMILLE2 LUNSFORD, JOHN R.1) was born 5 Mar 1881 in Lampasas Co.
Texas, and died Aft 1947 in probably Brownwood, Texas. He married FLORA LENA HELMECKE 27 Dec 1908
in Cameron, Texas.
Children of John Fletcher and Flora Helmecke are:
i. CARRIE NELL4 FLETCHER, b. 21 Oct 1909, Brownwood, Texas; d. Aft 1947; m. WILLIAM
COGGIN HOOPER, Unknown, unknown.
ii. J.C. FLETCHER, b. 1911.

23. ELBERT CHRISTOPHER3 FLETCHER (SARAH CAMILLE2 LUNSFORD, JOHN R.1) was born 5 Mar 1881 in
Lampasas Co. Texas, and died 2 Feb 1967 in Brownwood, texas. He married (1) PAULINE. He married
(2) SARAH ELIZEBETH FULLER Unknown.
Children of Elbert Fletcher and Sarah Fuller are:
i. CARL MONROE4 FLETCHER, b. 1903; d. 1969.
ii. SELMA LUCILLE FLETCHER, b. 1908.
iii. MARY MAGALINE FLETCHER, b. 1913.

24. RICHARD NEWTON3 FLETCHER (SARAH CAMILLE2 LUNSFORD, JOHN R.1) was born 25 Jun 1884 in Lampasas
Co. Texas, and died 15 Sep 1930 in Lampasas Co. Texas. He married OLLIE Unknown in unknown.
Children of Richard Fletcher and Ollie are:
i. MERELE BERNICE4 FLETCHER, b. 1906.
ii. ISAAC BENTON FLETCHER, b. 1908; d. 1992.

Generation No. 4

25. FRANCIS (FEE) LEE4 LUNSFORD (DANIEL RICHARD3, ALLEN S.2, JOHN R.1) was born 10 Sep 1916 in
Milam Co. TX, and died 26 Mar 1993. She married WYNDAL RANDAL PERKINS 1935 in Bell Co. Texas.
Child of Francis Lunsford and Wyndal Perkins is:
i. CYNTHIA K.5 PERKINS, b. 2 Feb 1953, Okeechobee, Florida; m. DWIGHT OWEN HARRELL, 4
Jan 1980.

26. VAN LEROY HESTER4 (RIP) (NANCY (NANIE) CAMILLA3 LUNSFORD, ALLEN S.2, JOHN R.1) was born 25 Nov
1908 in Calvert, TX, and died 22 Apr 1972 in Dallas TX. He married INA ADELE JONES 8 Sep 1930 in
Texas, daughter of Robert Jones and Sarah Shipp.
Children of Van (Rip) and Ina Jones are:
i. GEORGE LEROY "BUDDY"5 HESTER, b. 14 Dec 1931, Waxahache, Texas; d. 13 Mar 1973; m.
REBECCA JEAN UNKNOWN.
ii. DOROTHY NELL HESTER, b. 15 Dec 1932, Waxahache, Texas; m. ROYCE CARLTON HOLLAND, 7
Apr 1955.
iii. JANICE SUE HESTER, b. 21 Sep 1936, Waxahache, Texas; m. JOHN DEE WOOTEN, 7 Dec 1955,
Texas.
iv. WILLIAM ROBERT HESTER, b. 13 Jun 1941, Grandview, Texas; m. RUTH ELAINE DYER, 2 Aug
1962.
v. BETTY RUTH HESTER, b. 24 Jun 1943, Aubrey, Texas; m. TOMMY ALLEN.
vi. MARGARET LOUISE HESTER, b. 5 Mar 1946, Pilot Point, Texas; m. JOE LEON FONSECA, 6
Jun 1964.
27. COLEMAN CARLTON HESTER4 (RED) (NANCY (NANIE) CAMILLA3 LUNSFORD, ALLEN S.2, JOHN R.1) was born
Unknown. He married JACKIE.
Children of Coleman (Red) and Jackie are:
i. MIKE5 HESTER, b. Unknown.
ii. PATRICIA HESTER, b. Unknown.

28. ROXYE PLEENY4 HESTER (NANCY (NANIE) CAMILLA3 LUNSFORD, ALLEN S.2, JOHN R.1) was born 24 Jul
1914 in Cameron Texas, and died 6 Nov 1976 in Barry, Texas. She married CARROLL GORDON LEWIS, SR.
Unknown in possibly Milam Co..

Child of Roxye Hester and Carroll Lewis is:
i. CARROLL GORDON5 LEWIS, JR., b. Unknown; d. Aug 1994, Hemphill, Texas; m. BOBBIE,
Unknown.
29. CLEVELAND RALPH4 BUFFINGTON (MARTHA ELIZABETH3 LUNSFORD, ALLEN S.2, JOHN R.1) was born 19 Jun
1913 in Milam Coutny, Texas, and died 26 Feb 1941 in Cameron, Milam County, Texas. He married MARY
FRANCIS KILPATRICK 8 Apr 1936 in Milam County,Texas.
Child of Cleveland Buffington and Mary Kilpatrick is:
i. MARY YVONNE5 BUFFINGTON, b. 19 Jul 1940, Milam County, Texas; d. Abt 1980, Houston,
Texas; m. EDDIE (EDWARD) CAMP, Unknown.

30. ELVA JIM4 BUFFINGTON (MARTHA ELIZABETH3 LUNSFORD, ALLEN S.2, JOHN R.1) was born 4 Jun 1915 in
Jones Prairie, Milam Co. Texas, and died 11 Nov 1991 in Bryan, Brazos Co.,Texas. She married HUBERT
CLARENCE FAUST 7 Mar 1936 in Caldwell, Burleson Co.,TX, son of Karl Faust and Lillian Herrmann.
Notes
I miss my Momma very much.
hazel eyes, arburn hair
Child of Elva Buffington and Hubert Faust is:
i. LINDA LEE5 FAUST, b. 13 Jan 1941, Caldwell, Burleson Co. Texas; m. (1) CHESTER RAY
PRICE, 22 Jun 1957, Caldwell, Burleson Co. Texas; m. (2) HERBERT GLENN "MAC" MCADAMS, 18 Sep 1978,
La Grange, Fayette Co. Texas; m. (3) DAVID MICHAEL HOUCK, 1 Apr 1995, Nashua, Iowa.

31. RAYMOND HUBERT4 BUFFINGTON (MARTHA ELIZABETH3 LUNSFORD, ALLEN S.2, JOHN R.1) was born 10 Dec
1916 in Milam County, Texas. He married ZELDA LEE SHEPARD 12 Feb 1944 in Kansas.
Children of Raymond Buffington and Zelda Shepard are:
i. ROGER LEE5 SHEPARD, b. Unknown.
ii. DEE ANGELA BUFFINGTON, b. 12 Nov 1944; m. MIKE ENGEL, Unknown.

32. "WOODY" WOODROW WILSON4 BUFFINGTON (MARTHA ELIZABETH3 LUNSFORD, ALLEN S.2, JOHN R.1) was born 4
Dec 1918 in Jones Prairie, Milam Co. Texas, and died 11 Aug 1990 in Tyler, Texas. He married
KATHLEEN MILDRED MONROE 8 Jun 1940 in Dallas, Texas, daughter of Ruel Monroe and Mildred Summers.
Children of "Woody" Buffington and Kathleen Monroe are:
i. MICHAEL WOODROW5 BUFFINGTON, b. 17 Apr 1943, Dallas, Texas; m. (1) JULIANNE EILEEN
FRENCH, Abt 1961; m. (2) CINDY CAREN COMBS, 20 Oct 1973.
ii. BECKY (REBECCA) ANN BUFFINGTON, b. 8 May 1940; m. KERMIT PEYTON STEWART, 12 Jan
1963.
33. "ROY" FLETCHER LEROY4 LUNSFORD (FLETCHER ALLEN3, ALLEN S.2, JOHN R.1) was born 28 Mar 1918 in
Burleson Co. Texas. He married MARGIE SCOTT 1939.
Child of "Roy" Lunsford and Margie Scott is:
i. ROY MACK5 LUNSFORD, b. Unknown.

34. CLARENCE BURNS4 LUNSFORD (FLETCHER ALLEN3, ALLEN S.2, JOHN R.1) was born 2 Mar 1920 in Burleson
Co. Texas, and died 4 Jun 1995 in Houston, Texas. He married ROSE ROGERS 1940.
Children of Clarence Lunsford and Rose Rogers are:
i. JERRY5 ROGERS.
ii. SUE.

35. DOROTHY EILEEN4 LUNSFORD (FLETCHER ALLEN3, ALLEN S.2, JOHN R.1) was born 21 Dec 1924 in Hix,
Burleson Co.Texas. She married VICTOR "VIC" BARNETT Abt 1942 in Texas.
Child of Dorothy Lunsford and Victor Barnett is:
i. JOHNIE VIC5 BARNETT.

36. LETHA JEWEL4 BUFFINGTON (MOLLY DRUSARAH (DRUCY)3 LUNSFORD, ALLEN S.2, JOHN R.1) was born 5 Oct
1912 in Texas, and died 8 Oct 1966 in Texas. She married OLMESTED HIGGINS 31 Dec 1933 in Probably
Texas.
Children of Letha Buffington and Olmested Higgins are:
i. RICHARD 'DICK' WAYNE5 HIGGINS, b. 26 Aug 1934.
ii. SHARON LYNN HIGGINS, b. 28 Dec 1936; m. (1) EDWARD BLAKE, Mar 1950; m. (2) DON ATHA,
1972.
iii. BOBBY HIGGINS, b. Jan 1938.
iv. PHILLIP ANDREW HIGGINS, b. Feb 1941.

37. BERTA "BOOTS" MAE4 BUFFINGTON (MOLLY DRUSARAH (DRUCY)3 LUNSFORD, ALLEN S.2, JOHN R.1) was born
2 Dec 1913 in Texas. She married W.T. EWING 25 Aug 1934 in Probably Texas
Notes
Berta's nickname is "Boots". I correspond with her and at this writing it is 1995. She has shared
some facts with me concerning my ancestors, plus she shared some old photographs. One of which was
one of my great grandfather, Allen Lunsford's sister, Camilla Lunsford. What a treasure.
Children of Berta Buffington and W.T. Ewing are:
i. SONNY5 EWING, b. Abt 1936.
ii. DENNIS EWING, b. Abt 1939.
iii. DAUGHTER, b. Unknown; Adopted child.

38. EMMA JEAN4 BUFFINGTON (MOLLY DRUSARAH (DRUCY)3 LUNSFORD, ALLEN S.2, JOHN R.1) was born 5 Apr
1915 in Texas, and died 7 Dec 1991 in Dallas, Texas. She married (1) JOHN YOUNG Unknown. She
married (2) J. B. TURNS Unknown in unknown.
Child of Emma Buffington and J. Turns is:
i. BETTY CAROLINE5 TURNS, b. Unknown; m. UNKNOWN LUNDQUIST.

39. HARRISON CALEB4 LUNSFORD (MCCALEB "MACK"3, ALLEN S.2, JOHN R.1) was born 19 Aug 1917, and died
30 Aug 1992. He married UNKNOWN Unknown.
Children of Harrison Lunsford and unknown are:
i. UNKNOWN5.
ii. UNKNOWN.
iii. UNKNOWN.
iv. UNKNOWN.
v. UNKNOWN.
vi. UNKNOWN.
vii. UNKNOWN.

40. DOUGLAS ROBERT4 LUNSFORD (MCCALEB "MACK"3, ALLEN S.2, JOHN R.1) was born 29 Jan 1919, and died
20 Oct 1992. He married (1) BERTELLA ERICKSON Unknown. He married (2) HELEN Unknown.
Notes
Doug's widow, Helen states that Doug was born after the divorce of his mother, Fronia and his
father, Mack. He did not meet his father, until 36 yeas later. She also stated Doug tried to find a
half sister of his, but met with resistance with the girl's mother. She also said, Doug had written
the names of John R. and Sallie Lunsford's children in his Bible along with the info. that they were
from TN and that Sallie was full blooded Cherokee and John was half German and half Cherokee.
Children of Douglas Lunsford and Bertella Erickson are:
i. KAREN ROSETTA5 LUNSFORD, b. 24 Mar 1948; m. RICHARD LAUREN SMITH, Unknown.
ii. UNKNOWN.
iii. UNKNOWN.

41. BILLY JOE4 LUNSFORD (JOE DEE3, ALLEN S.2, JOHN R.1) was born Unknown. He married JENINE
Unknown.
Children of Billy Lunsford and Jenine are:
i. BILLY JOE5 LUNSFORD, JR., b. Unknown.
ii. DAVID WAYNE LUNSFORD, b. Unknown.
iii. GARY ALLAN LUNSFORD, b. Unknown.

42. ALMER4 LUNSFORD (JOHN W.3, WYATT2, JOHN R.1) was born 27 Apr 1920 in Lampasas Co. TX. She
married LONEY WILLARD SMITH 23 Sep 1937.
Children of Almer Lunsford and Loney Smith are:
i. BETTIE MAE5 SMITH, b. 19 Aug 1938; m. GORDON DEE VANDARLIN, 2 Feb 1955, Lampasas TX.
ii. LONEY WILLARD SMITH JR., b. 5 Nov 1941.
iii. JOHN ROY SMITH, b. 15 Aug 1945.
iv. EUGENE WILLIAM SMITH, b. 12 Aug 1947.
v. RAYMOND LEE SMITH, b. 20 Sep 1951.

43. JOHNNIE MAE4 LUNSFORD (JOHN W.3, WYATT2, JOHN R.1) was born 24 Aug 1926. She married WORTH
SYLVESTER WREN 22 Dec 1945.
Children of Johnnie Lunsford and Worth Wren are:
i. WORTH SYLVESTER WREN5 JR., b. 31 Dec 1947.
ii. ELIZABETH ANN WREN, b. 6 Jun 1950.
iii. JAMES RAY WREN, b. 11 Mar 1952.
iv. CARL DEWAYNE WREN, b. 11 Mar 1954.<^ Thanks all to Linda Houck

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