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I am trying to get information on families with the surname Heard which is sometime spelled Herd or Hurd. My grandfather was Will Heard. According to stories I've heard no one really knew exactly where Will came from, it is said he just showed up in Shepherd,TX one day. He later married my grandmother Lena Elizabeth Robinson. In the census records of 1920 he was living in San Jacinto County with his wife Lena and their 2/12 year old son Sylvester Heard who was my father. I have been unable to find any other information on him either before or after 1920. According to the information provided in the census Will was born 1873 in Missouri. His father is listed as having been born in Missouri and his mother in Australia. I have no idea what their names might have been or if he had siblings
I have reason to believe he may have died in San Jacinto County. This is not a lot to go on but maybe someone out there has some information on a family member that disappeared during the early 1900’s as my father was born in 1918. I would like to speak with anyone having any information or ideas that might help in my research and will be happy to share the information I have collected with you.
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I am trying to get information on African American families with the “surnames” of Bogan ,Bogans or possibly Boggany. My great-grandmother's mother name was Jane Bogan. In the census of 1880 Jane is listed as being divorced and living with her daughter Minerva Bogan in Polk County, TX. Minerva was also divorced from her first husband Pleasant Walker who was my Great grand-father. Pleasant and Minerva (Bogan) Walker had five children. The children were Susie, Willie, Floyd ,Pleasant (Pleas) my grandfather and Dennis. All of the children are listed as Bogan in the 1880 census but they were the children of Pleas Walker and they are correctly identified as Walker in later census records. After Pleas and Minerva were divorced she had twins whose names were Bessie and Dessie Mayo. The father is listed as Jeffery Mayo. Minerva then married a man named King Roberts. In the census of 1900 she listed as the wife of King Roberts (Head of Household) there is a Jeffery Walker who is identified as Minerva’s son, Bessie and Dessie Mayo and Leo Calep who is identified as a grandson of the head of household. I am not sure where Jane Born was born or who her parents were. Her place of birth is Alabama in one census and Tennessee in another.
I would like to speak with anyone with information on this family, I will be happy to share the information I have gathered on the family thus far. I can be contacted at email@example.com
My name is Joyce Patton I am a descendent of the Parker and Walker families. My family has lived in Polk County, Texas for more than 100 years. Thus far I have partially traced the Parker branch of my family back about five generations. The oldest ancestors I have identified thus far are my great-great-great grand parents Charles Parker and his wife whose first name was Violet both were reportedly born in 1800 in Virginia. I have no idea what Violet's maiden name was. In my search I found an individual I believe to be the Charles Parker I am looking for in the 1880 census. He is listed as (other) in the household of Joe White in Louisiana, I have not been able to get any additional information. I also found Violet in the 1880 census in the household of her son Charles W. Parker in Polk County, Texas.
Charles W. Parker my great-great grandfather is reported as having been born in Virginia in 1828. His wife was Christine (Christina), last name unknown was born in Georgia in 1835. At some point before 1862 the family came to Polk County which is where my great-grandfather David Parker was born, I am providing the information I have collected on Polk County Parker's and Walker's I have uncovered.
Father: Charles W. Parker – Born - 1828 in Virginia
Mother: Christina Parker – Born - 1835 in Georgia…Maiden name – Unknown
Son: David Parker - Born – 1862 in Polk County, Texas / Married Mattie Ward on 2/ 3/1883
Daughter: Charlotte Parker - Born – 1863 in Polk County, Texas / Squire Colquitt on 12/2/1880
Daughter: Olive Parker - Born – 1864 in Polk County, Texas / Anthony Thorpe on 8/31/1881
Daughter: Violet Parker – Born 1865 in Polk County, Texas / Nathan Gibbs on 12/27/1883
Daughter: Ada Parker - Born 1868 in Polk County, Texas / James Stanley 11/4/1883
Daughter: Lizzie Parker - Born 1870 in Polk County, Texas / no marriage verified
Son: Joe Parker - Born 1872 in Polk County, Texas / no marriage verified
Daughter: Julia Parker – Born 1876 in Polk County, Texas / no marriage verified
Granddaughter: Mary A. Harrison – Born 1871 in Polk County, Texas - Parents unknown
Charles W. Parker’s mother – Violet Parker – Born 1800 in Virginia
The son David married my great- grandmother Mattie Ward in 1883 - this is my grandmother Molly's family of origin:
David Parker – Born 1862 in Texas, my great-grandfather
Mattie Ward – Born 1868 in Texas, my great-grandmother
Daughter: Mollie Parker (my grandmother) Born 1868 in Texas / Married Pleas Walker
Son: Abram Parker Born 1869 in Polk County, Texas / Married Arie Freeman
Son: Joseph Parker – Born 1871 in Polk County, Texas / Married Hettie Turner 11/6/1910
Son: Matthew Parker- Born – 1873 in Polk County, Texas
Daughter: Katie Parker – Born -1875 in Polk County, Texas
Daughter: Lillie Parker – Born 1877 in Polk County, Texas
Daughter: Rannie Parker – Born 1881 in Polk County, Texas / Died in 1899 in Harris County Texas
Son: Author W. Parker _ Born 1883 in Polk County, Texas
Son: Julius W. Parker – Born 1885 in Polk County, Texas
Daughter: Berthie M. Parker – Born 1887 in Polk County, Texas
Grandson: Joseph Stevens – Born 1892 in Polk County, Texas
Though Mattie, David and their children were born in Polk County, Texas the family fled to Guthrie County Oklahoma, in fear of losing their lives. They both died and are interned in Guthrie Oklahoma.
Mollie Parker married my grandfather Pleas Walker
I have gone back three generations on The Walker family the information I have uncovered so far is as follows:
Father: Pleasant Walker – Born 1849 in Mississippi
Mother: Minerva (maiden name unknown)Walker- Roberts (possibly Mayo) – Born 1853 in Alabama
Daughter: Susie Walker – Born 1870 in Polk County, Texas
Son: Willie Walker - Born in 1871 in Polk County, Texas
Son: Floyd Walker – Born 1874 in 1874 in Polk County, Texas
Pleas Walker – Born 1876 in Polk County, Texas
Dennis Walker Born in 1879 in Polk County, Texas
At some point after 1879 Pleasant and Minerva were divorced. Minerva then had three more children:
Bessie and Dessie Mayo who were twins, they were born in Polk County, Texas in 1892
Jeffery Mayo was born in Polk County, Texas in 1893 Minerva also married King Roberts in Polk County. I have also discovered a reference to a marriage to Jeffery Mayo who is identified in some records as the father of her younger children.
David and Mattie's daughter Mollie married my grandfather Pleas Walker - this is their family
Pleas Walker – Born 1876 in Polk County, Texas / Married Lizzie Hood /Mollie Parker
Mollie Parker- – Born 1883 in Polk County, Texas / married Pleas Walker
Mary Walker daughter of Pleas and Lizzie Walker
Lizzie Walker daughter of Pleas and Lizzie Walker
Leonard Walker son of Pleas and Lizzie Walker
The children of Pleas and Mollie Walker are:
David Flynn Walker
Pleas Walker, Jr.
Esther Maye Walker
Joe Nathan Walker
Essie LaPearl Walker- (my mother) Born 6/1/1918
Jessie LaJewel Walker- (my mother’s twin) Born 6/1/1918
Bertha Mae Walker
Nell Verna Walker
Minerva Christine Walker
Bessie Mayo-Niece Daughter of Dessie Mayo
Clarice Deason- Niece -Daughter of Dessie Mayo
Essie LaPearl (Lee) Walker was my mother - She married Sylvester Herd in San Jacinto County in 1938.
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