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Subject: [WHEAT-L] Re: WHEAT-D Digest V99 #55
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 19:53:32 EDT
Here is some information that may be of help. I do have an Elouisa Wheat
born in 1815. The Wheats came to Texas (Tyler County) from Alabama in 1835.
There are Goodes in this area of Texas also. Hope this helps.
Descendants of Josiah Wheat
Generation No. 1
1. JOSIAH2 WHEAT (ZACHIRIAH1) was born September 03, 1779 in Virginia, and
died June 04, 1850. He married MARTHA FLETCHER October 15, 1812 in Madison
County, Ala, daughter of WILLIAM (CAPTAIN) and REBECCA MOORE. She was born
May 23, 1791 in North Carolina, and died 1854.
Notes for JOSIAH WHEAT:
1840 Citizens of Texas, Gifford White: Arrived 12/1835, conditional
certificate (1) Lg(1) Lb(1). Unconditional certificate Jasper Co, March 1838.
Born in Virginia; came to Tyler County, Texas in 1835; named Locating
Commissioner for Menard District, 1841. Donated lands for Woodville, County
Seat of Tyler County, Texas 1846.
Excerpt from _______________________________ in LDS library, Friendswood in
section about Tyler County. "..Town Bluff named temporary county seat. On
August 18, 1846, the commissioners nominated three locations for the
permanent seat of government; a site on Dr. Josiah Wheat's survey on the
forks of Turkey Creek; Town Bluff and a location on a ridge on Henry Cravey's
land on Wolf Creek. Turkey Creek location was chosen and on June 1, 1847
Wheat conveyed to the commissioners 200 acres of land for county purposes.
The town was named Woodville in honor of George T. Wood, who had introduced
the bill to create the county."
Children noted in Census, Madison County, Alabama 1816.
Information from "Bonnie Wommack fo Naples, Texas" - It is believed that the
five Wheat brothers that came to Texas descended from Zacharia Wheat of
Virgina. Samuel, Benjamin, Josiah, John and William were all born in
Virginia. They made their way down through Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, and
finally settling in Texas. In 1816 Benjamin, Samuel, Josiah and William were
in Madison County, Ala. John was livling in another county in Ala at the
time. Benjamin, Josiah and William were all listed in the 1830 Ala census.
William and Esther Stephenson Wheat were shown to have 5 sons and one
daughter. (We only have knowledge of Robert S., Samuel and Henry.) William
and Josiah emigrated to Texas while it was still the territory of Mexico.
William came to the red river County in 1833. Josiah came in 1835 and
settled in the Tyler County area. Benjamin came in 1836 or 1837 and settled
in the area of Texas that is now Delta County. Samuel came in 1847.
Children of JOSIAH WHEAT and MARTHA FLETCHER are:
2. i. JOHN3 WHEAT, b. August 07, 1813, Alabama; d. April 24, 1889.
ii. ELOUISA (ELIZA LOUISA) WHEAT, b. November 14, 1815.
iii. BRICE M. WHEAT, b. May 08, 1816, Alabama; m. FRANCIS NOWLIN,
March 26, 1849; b. 1838, Alabama.
iv. REBECCA WHEAT, b. July 19, 1818.
v. LEWIS WHEAT, b. June 02, 1820.
3. vi. JAMES WHEAT, b. April 03, 1822, Alabama.
vii. MARY WHEAT, b. January 29, 1824.
viii. EDMOND P. WHEAT, b. April 14, 1826, Alabama; m. (1) NORRIS; b.
1841, Mississippi; m. (2) ELIZABETH A. (BETSY) DURHAM, December 20, 1860,
Tyler County, Texas; b. 1839, Chambers County, Alabama; d. Bef. 1900.
ix. AMANDA WHEAT, b. June 01, 1828; m. ANDREW RICHARDSON.
x. JOSIAH (JR.) WHEAT, b. March 05, 1833.
4. xi. MARTHA A. WHEAT, b. August 28, 1834.
Generation No. 2
2. JOHN3 WHEAT (JOSIAH2, ZACHIRIAH1) was born August 07, 1813 in Alabama,
and died April 24, 1889. He married (1) MARY JANE DURHAM, daughter of LEVI
DURHAM. She was born 1828 in Tennessee. He married (2) ? SHIVERS. He
married (3) ? PARSONS. He married (4) JOANNA PRESCOTT. She was born
September 11, 1839, and died March 22, 1922.
Notes for JOHN WHEAT:
Came to Texas with his father, Josiah Wheat in 1835; served in the Texas
Revolution at San Jacinto. He received a land grant in Tyler County, Texas
direct from the State of Texas.
1840 Citizens of Texas, Gifford White: John arrived Dec 1835 CL(1) Lg(1/3),
Jasper Co., Unconditional Cert. February 1838.
Notes for MARY JANE DURHAM:
Her father was Levi Durham, a primitive Baptist preacher; one of her sisters
married Edmond P. Wheat, a brother of John Wheat,her husband.
Children of JOHN WHEAT and MARY DURHAM are:
5. i. JOHN FLETCHER4 WHEAT, b. October 11, 1852, Tyler County, Texas; d.
May 05, 1923, Polk County, Texas/buried Bullock Cemetery, Ranger, Texas.
6. ii. MARY JANE WHEAT, b. August 03, 1856; d. September 08, 1913, Mt.
Pisgah Cemetery, Tyler County, Texas.
iii. LEVI MARTIN WHEAT, m. FANNY YOUNG; b. December 18, 1875.
Notes for LEVI MARTIN WHEAT:
Four daughters and one son; he was a druggist in Woodville.
iv. JANUS D. WHEAT, b. 1845.
Notes for JANUS D. WHEAT:
Shown on 1850 census Tyler County
v. CALASLIA A. WHEAT, b. 1850.
Notes for CALASLIA A. WHEAT:
Shown on 1850 census Tyler County.
Children of JOHN WHEAT and JOANNA PRESCOTT are:
vi. WILL4 WHEAT, b. August 05, 1873; d. June 03, 1930.
vii. ANNABEL WHEAT, b. February 07, 1876; d. May 15, 1878.
viii. GEORGE WHEAT, b. 1878; d. 1958.
3. JAMES3 WHEAT (JOSIAH2, ZACHIRIAH1) was born April 03, 1822 in Alabama.
He married ELIZABETH DURHAM. She was born 1831 in Tennessee.
Notes for JAMES WHEAT:
Married ???Durham, sister of Mary Jane Durham, daughter of Levi Durham, a
primitive Baptist Preacher.
Notes for ELIZABETH DURHAM:
Married to Sister of Mary Jane Durham,
Children of JAMES WHEAT and ELIZABETH DURHAM are:
i. MATHA ANN4 WHEAT, b. 1847, TX.
ii. MARY JANE WHEAT, b. 1849, TX.
4. MARTHA A.3 WHEAT (JOSIAH2, ZACHIRIAH1) was born August 28, 1834. She
married ANDREW GEORGE.
Child of MARTHA WHEAT and ANDREW GEORGE is:
7. i. AMANDA JANE4 GEORGE, b. October 13, 1859; d. September 21, 1936.
Generation No. 3
5. JOHN FLETCHER4 WHEAT (JOHN3, JOSIAH2, ZACHIRIAH1) was born October 11,
1852 in Tyler County, Texas, and died May 05, 1923 in Polk County,
Texas/buried Bullock Cemetery, Ranger, Texas. He married MARY ANNE MERCHANT
January 16, 1873 in Polk County, Texas. She was born December 23, 1860 in
Trinity County, Texas, and died September 23, 1946 in Eastland County,
Texas/buried Bullock Cemetery, Ranger, Tx.
Notes for JOHN FLETCHER WHEAT:
Had three daughters and seven sons; moved to West Texas.
Children of JOHN WHEAT and MARY MERCHANT are:
i. JOHN5 WHEAT, b. 1878; d. 1901.
ii. LEVI MERCHANT WHEAT, b. February 14, 1880; d. April 15, 1950.
iii. WILLIAM "BRITT" WHEAT, b. 1883; d. 1927.
iv. LINNIE ALICE WHEAT, b. October 11, 1884; d. February 28, 1945; m. D.
8. v. JESSE LEE WHEAT, b. December 09, 1887; d. December 18, 1934.
vi. GERTIE WHEAT, b. 1889; d. 1986.
vii. CHARLES NEWMAN (JOE) WHEAT, b. 1894; d. 1975.
viii. TILLMAN "TILL" LORENZA WHEAT, b. December 22, 1897; d. May 19,
1965; m. MARY "OTTIE" DEMPSEY.
ix. CURTIS EDWARD WHEAT, b. 1899; d. 1984.
x. VIRGIE WHEAT, b. 1902; d. 1989.
6. MARY JANE4 WHEAT (JOHN3, JOSIAH2, ZACHIRIAH1) was born August 03, 1856,
and died September 08, 1913 in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Tyler County, Texas. She
married JAMES BURNS DURHAM January 18, 1874 in Tyler County, Texas, son of
JAMES DURHAM and ANNE MCCRIMMON. He was born 1854 in Chambers County,
Alabama, and died 1937 in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Tyler County, Texas.
Notes for MARY JANE WHEAT:
Obituary -September 8, 1913
Mrs. Mary Jane Durham Dead
Mrs. Mary Jane Durham, wife of J.B. Durham, died Monday night about 12
o'clock on September 8, 1913, at her home about two miles south of town at
the age of 57 years. She was the daughter of John Wheat and was born and
raised in this country. She was married to J.B. Durham, to which union there
was born 12 children, three of whom are dead and nine living as follows:
Mrs. John Best, Mrs. Kieffer, Mrs. Jim Sims, Mrs. Harvey Foxworth, Miss
Lydia, Levi, Ed, Britt and Hill.
She was the daugher of one of the pioneer settlers of this country, her
father having come here in 1835. She leaves a host of friends and relatives
to mourn her death. Her remains were laid to rest in the Mt. Pisgah
cemetery, funeral services being conducted by Rev. B.F. Stewart.
We extend our sympathy to the relatives and friends in the dark hour of their
Notes for JAMES BURNS DURHAM:
Obituary - December 1937
J. B. Durham
James Burns Durham, 83 years of age, a Tyler County pioneer, died at 10:00
o'clock yesterday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. A. Goode, of
the Dies Community, after a prolonged illness. Funeral services will be held
at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at the Mount Pisgah cemetery. The Reverend
Allen Dubose of Jasper, Primitive Baptist pastor will officiate. Mr. Durham
was born in Rusk county and a year later came with his parents to the Tyler
county farm, where he lived until five years ago when he moved to ohis
daughter's home. His wife, a descendant of the early Wheat family, died
about 20 years ago. She was the great granddaugher of the man who gave the
Woodville townsite. Survivors are three sons, Hill C. Durham, former Tyler
county hudge and now assistant postmaster at Woodville, Britton Durham of
Woodville and Levi Durham of Hillister; four daughters, Mrs. Lydia Goode and
Mrs. Carrie Durham of Colmesneil, Mrs. Rosa Foxworth of Doucette and Mrs.
Vinie Sims of Woodville; a brother, W. E. Durham of Warren; 40 grandchildren
and 41 great grandchildren.
Children of MARY WHEAT and JAMES DURHAM are:
9. i. ELIZABETH ANN5 DURHAM, b. March 12, 1875, Tyler County, Texas; d.
November 29, 1914, Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Tyler County, Texas.
10. ii. MARY JANE DURHAM, b. August 01, 1876, Tyler County, Texas; d.
November 28, 1908, Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Tyler County, Texas.
iii. CAROLINA MISSOURI DURHAM, b. January 26, 1878, Tyler County,
Texas; d. April 23, 1943; m. (1) DAVID KEIFFER; m. (2) TOM BELT.
11. iv. JAMES LEVI DURHAM, b. April 12, 1880, Tyler County, Texas; d.
September 06, 1964, Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Tyler County, Texas.
12. v. LYDIA (LIDDY) GERTRUDE DURHAM, b. March 1882.
13. vi. VINNIE VIOLA (ARNEY V.) DURHAM, b. March 1884.
vii. JOHN WHEAT DURHAM, b. July 02, 1885; d. August 17, 1898, Mt.
Pisgah Cemetery, Tyler County, Texas.
Notes for JOHN WHEAT DURHAM:
Died at age 12
14. viii. ROSA ALICE DURHAM, b. December 09, 1888.
ix. WILLIAM HENRY DURHAM, b. December 31, 1891; d. June 29, 1892, Mt.
Pisgah Cemetery, Tyler County, Texas.
Notes for WILLIAM HENRY DURHAM:
Died at age of 6 months.
15. x. EDMOND MEADOWS DURHAM, b. December 31, 1891, Woodville, Tyler County,
Texas; d. April 25, 1936, Bellview Cemetery, Rotan, Fisher County, Texas.
16. xi. FRANCIS BRITTON DURHAM, b. January 22, 1893, Tyler County, Texas; d.
July 06, 1983.
17. xii. HILLARD CLINTON DURHAM, b. August 03, 1895, Tyler County, Texas;
d. September 22, 1966, Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Tyler County, Texas.
7. AMANDA JANE4 GEORGE (MARTHA A.3 WHEAT, JOSIAH2, ZACHIRIAH1) was born
October 13, 1859, and died September 21, 1936. She married JOHN ISAIAH
DURHAM February 07, 1878 in Tyler County, Texas, son of JAMES DURHAM and ANNE
MCCRIMMON. He was born 1851 in Chambers County, Alabama, and died 1924 in
Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Tyler County, Texas.
Children of AMANDA GEORGE and JOHN DURHAM are:
i. CLARENCE5 DURHAM.
ii. ANDREW DURHAM.
iii. ROBERT LEE DURHAM.
iv. GEORGE LEVI DURHAM.
v. WILLIAM BURTON DURHAM.
vi. JOHN CLYDE DURHAM.
Generation No. 4
8. JESSE LEE5 WHEAT (JOHN FLETCHER4, JOHN3, JOSIAH2, ZACHIRIAH1) was born
December 09, 1887, and died December 18, 1934. He married MARY JOANNA
Child of JESSE WHEAT and MARY CUNNINGHAM is:
18. i. JOHNNIE DOYLE6 WHEAT.
9. ELIZABETH ANN5 DURHAM (MARY JANE4 WHEAT, JOHN3, JOSIAH2, ZACHIRIAH1) was
born March 12, 1875 in Tyler County, Texas, and died November 29, 1914 in Mt.
Pisgah Cemetery, Tyler County, Texas. She married JOHN ADDISON BEST February
26, 1891 in Tyler County, Texas. He was born July 08, 1867.
Children of ELIZABETH DURHAM and JOHN BEST are:
i. WILLIAM ARTHUR6 BEST.
ii. BENJAMIN BEST.
iii. RICHARD GIBSON BEST.
iv. MITTIE JANE BEST.
v. JOHN JASPER BEST.
vi. JAMES FLETCHER BEST.
vii. FRENCH ALFORD BEST.
viii. JERRY OTIS BEST.
ix. MINNIE GERTRUDE BEST.
10. MARY JANE5 DURHAM (MARY JANE4 WHEAT, JOHN3, JOSIAH2, ZACHIRIAH1) was
born August 01, 1876 in Tyler County, Texas, and died November 28, 1908 in
Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Tyler County, Texas. She married DAVID KEIFFER.
Children of MARY DURHAM and DAVID KEIFFER are:
i. RESA6 KEIFFER.
ii. WILLIAM LEONARD KEIFFER.
iii. LYDIA KEIFFER.
11. JAMES LEVI5 DURHAM (MARY JANE4 WHEAT, JOHN3, JOSIAH2, ZACHIRIAH1) was
born April 12, 1880 in Tyler County, Texas, and died September 06, 1964 in
Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Tyler County, Texas. He married RACHEL BROWN 1910.
Children of JAMES DURHAM and RACHEL BROWN are:
i. JAMES FRANKLIN6 DURHAM.
ii. MARY JANE DURHAM.
iii. ?? DURHAM, m. JAMES WHEAT.
12. LYDIA (LIDDY) GERTRUDE5 DURHAM (MARY JANE4 WHEAT, JOHN3, JOSIAH2,
ZACHIRIAH1) was born March 1882. She married (1) ERNEST GOODE. She
married (2) WILLIAM GOODE.
Child of LYDIA DURHAM and ERNEST GOODE is:
i. ERNEST DURHAM6 GOODE.
13. VINNIE VIOLA (ARNEY V.)5 DURHAM (MARY JANE4 WHEAT, JOHN3, JOSIAH2,
ZACHIRIAH1) was born March 1884. She married JAMES SHEPPARD SIMS.
Children of VINNIE DURHAM and JAMES SIMS are:
i. EFFIE6 SIMS.
ii. VINNIE ALICE SIMS.
iii. ALVA DURHAM SIMS.
iv. JIMMIE LEIGH SIMS.
14. ROSA ALICE5 DURHAM (MARY JANE4 WHEAT, JOHN3, JOSIAH2, ZACHIRIAH1) was
born December 09, 1888. She married JESSE HARVEY FOXWORTH. He was born
March 07, 1883.
Children of ROSA DURHAM and JESSE FOXWORTH are:
i. JESSIE ROSA6 FOXWORTH.
ii. BESSIE MAY FOXWORTH.
iii. THOMAS AUBREY FOXWORTH.
iv. DOROTHY FOXWORTH.
v. BRITTIE IDELL FOXWORTH.
vi. JOHN HARVEY FOXWORTH.
vii. MARY ALICE FOXWORTH.
viii. RUBY LEE FOXWORTH.
ix. WALTER LEONARD FOXWORTH.
15. EDMOND MEADOWS5 DURHAM (MARY JANE4 WHEAT, JOHN3, JOSIAH2, ZACHIRIAH1)
was born December 31, 1891 in Woodville, Tyler County, Texas, and died April
25, 1936 in Bellview Cemetery, Rotan, Fisher County, Texas. He married
JESSIE MATILDA BAKER December 13, 1914 in Rotan, Fisher County, Texas,
daughter of STEPHEN BAKER and HARRIET BYERLEY. She was born January 04, 1888
in La Grange, Texas, and died February 23, 1959 in Grandview Memorial
Cemetery, Pasadena, Harris County, Texas.
Notes for EDMOND MEADOWS DURHAM:
Member Church of Christ, baptized 1918 in Rotan. Attended school in
Notes for JESSIE MATILDA BAKER:
Member Church of Christ, baptized by her father in 1896 in Jordan Creek, La
Grange, Fayette County.
Attended schools in Fayette County, Indian Creek, Williamson County
Children of EDMOND DURHAM and JESSIE BAKER are:
19. i. EDMOND EARL6 DURHAM, b. August 28, 1915, Woodville, Texas.
20. ii. VIOLET IRENE DURHAM, b. February 27, 1917, Rotan, Texas.
21. iii. PAUL STAFFORD DURHAM, b. November 16, 1919, Galveston, Texas.
22. iv. KENNETH RAY DURHAM, b. January 18, 1923, Alleyton, Texas.
v. VICTOR LEROY DURHAM, b. March 25, 1925, Alleyton (Colorado County)
Texas; d. July 21, 1944, Guam, buried in National Cemetery, San Antonio,
16. FRANCIS BRITTON5 DURHAM (MARY JANE4 WHEAT, JOHN3, JOSIAH2, ZACHIRIAH1)
was born January 22, 1893 in Tyler County, Texas, and died July 06, 1983. He
married MARY ETHEL HATTON 1923.
Children of FRANCIS DURHAM and MARY HATTON are:
i. FRANCIS EVERETT6 DURHAM.
ii. JAMES WILLIAM DURHAM.
iii. LILLIAN MARIE DURHAM.
iv. SHIRLEY ROSE DURHAM.
17. HILLARD CLINTON5 DURHAM (MARY JANE4 WHEAT, JOHN3, JOSIAH2, ZACHIRIAH1)
was born August 03, 1895 in Tyler County, Texas, and died September 22, 1966
in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Tyler County, Texas. He married ANNIE MAE BERTRAM.
Children of HILLARD DURHAM and ANNIE BERTRAM are:
i. ROALIE EVELYN6 DURHAM.
ii. HILL CLINTON JR. DURHAM.
iii. OPAL VIRGINIA DURHAM.
iv. MARION RICHARD DURHAM.
v. JAMES GORDON DURHAM.