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Posted: 26 Mar 2010 3:05PM GMT
I'm fairly new to genealogy so it's not surprising that I've come up to a road block in searching for ancestors. My ggrandfather lived near Belton in Bell County (Aiken-Cedar Creek) according to the 1870 census, but was born about 1845 in Tennessee (again accordin to the census). In the census, Henry's last name is AUTHER.
Henry married Eva Kirby on 31 Oct 1869 (confirmed by a marriage certificate) in Bell County. They may have continued to live in Bell County but, by 1881, they were in Madison County.
I am trying to locate the parents of Henry and his siblings but have so far not had any luck. I would appreciate any advice on other Bell County resources that may be helpful. Thanks.
Re: Henry Authur/Auther
Posted: 29 May 2010 2:38AM GMT
The 1880 census is on the Bell GENWEB website, no index, have to look page by page. They were listed in Pct 2 in 1870.
I am finding records as Aurthur, Arthur and Author on this family. I presume Henry died in Madison county between 1900 and 1910 census. Eva is buried Madisonville City Cemetery with son Barney and daughter Susie Mae Authur Wilson and her husband Thomas Lee Wilson. Henry and Eva's first known child was James Harvey born Oct 1870 then Wm Harrison Sept 1873. One unknown child born 1870's early 1880's was already married by 1900 and living.
James Harvey and Wm H married late 1890's in Madison county. There were 8 living children in 1910.
Texas death certificates and other genealogical data - soundexes all names. If it does not open type pilot family search in your web browser.
Frances Stella Aurthur Bundy born Madisonville, Texas 15 Oct 1899 daughter of Henry Aurthur of TN and Eva Kirby of Kirbyville Texas died 04 March 1940 in Houston lived in Houston 20 years. She was married to Dr. Thos. E Bundy at the time.
20 June 1900; Census Place: Justice Precinct 1, Madison, Texas; Roll T623_1658; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 28.
Henry Arthur age 60 record says born Jan 1840 in Texas married 30 years parents unknown, farmer, owned no mortgage
Eva Arthur age 47 born April 1853 Texas bore 11 children 8 living parents born Georgia
Dora/Doris Arthur 16 Sept 1883
Barney Arthur 14 Apr 1886
Robert Arthur 8 July 1891
Susie Arthur 6 June 1893
Fannie Arthur 2 Oct 1897 - Frances Stella "Fannie"
1900; Census Place: Justice Precinct 1, Madison, Texas; Roll T623_1658; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 28.
William Harrison Arthur Sept 1873 TX also said both parents born TX married in 1896
Martha Montgomery MASSEY Arthur born 06 March 1881 or 1882 TX also says she had one child not listed dtr of Elisha Montgomery Massey and Mattie Harris.
Frank R Arthur Apr 1877 TX single brother
Mrs. Eva Authur died in Houston, Harris County 04 March 1925 age 72 years 10 mos 24 days, father Mr. Kirby.
Marriage Book D, Madison County, Texas 1895-1901
Marriage Book F, Madison County, Texas 1906 - 1912
Brides of Madison County 1873-1919 (Marriage Books 1-G)
AUTHOR, Will - MASSEY, M. M. 20 Nov 1895 page 13
ARTHUR, B. F.- ANDREWS, Lula 23 Sep 1900 page 313
ARTHUR, J. H. - MASSEY, Ellie 8 May 1898 page 172
ARTHUR, B. J. - JOHNSON, Lucy 16 May 1909 288
ARTHUR, J. H. - SALINAS, Dora 22 Aug 1909 288
ARTHUR, R. B. - CULBRETH, Ora 26 Mar 1911 376
ARTHUR, Dora - HAWKS, John T. 8 Apr 1903 E 87 - John Hawks born Feb 1874 TX - 1900 JP 1 Madison County
AUTHOR, Susie - WILSON, Thomas Lee 19 Dec 1909 F 261 - Lee Wilson b. abt 1891 - 1910 JP 1 Madison Co
ARTHUR, Fannie - JOHNSON, Roy 3 Jan 1914 G 27
I believe Roy and Lucy Johnson were children of Warren/Warner J and Sally M Johnson 1900 Madison County
1900 Justice Precinct 7, Grimes Co TX
James H Auther Oct 1870 TX TX TX married 1898
Ellie G MASSEY Auther July 1878 TX MS TX
Mary E Auther Mar 1899 TX
James H Auther/Aurthur then married Dora Salinas 22 Aug 1909
Henry H Aurthur
James Edward ARTHUR 30 Oct 1913 TX died in Houston 05 Jan 1976 father James Harvey Arthur mother Dora Salinas
1910; Census Place: Justice Precinct 1, Madison, Texas; Roll T624_1576; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 135; Image: 680. - HENNESEY ROAD
Evie Authur 56 TX GA GA widow bore 11 children 8 living
Robert Authur 19
Fannie Authur 12
Barney Authur 24 TX TX TX
Lucy Johnson Authur 24 TX AL AL
Find no death certificate for Henry Authur
PARK CEMETERY Located 1/2 mile off of Highway 75 South at 1336 Spur 104, about 4 1/2 miles south of Madisonville. Land for this cemetery was given by Mrs. Elizabeth Park. A marker has been placed in her memory. Researched and compiled by Mrs. Eula Kelton, Mrs. Jack Harris and Mrs. Gussie Hopkins. Updated to August 1986 from newspapers and Death Records from the County Clerk's office by Audrey Stevens. Additional information July 2005, Cindy Stevens. Updated 30 September 2006, Cindy Stevens.
Information that I have added from the Madison County Death Records is indicated by Volume (Vol.) and page (p.) number. Sometimes there are two years in a birth or death date. I do not know why this is. Perhaps the transcriber could not make out the year. - Pat Stephenson
ARTHUR, Henry Berry 6 Jun 1916 - 17 Apr 1960
AUTHUR, Ora L. 29 Jan 1893 Madison Co TX - 3 Nov 1967 Houston Texas dtr of "Billy Culverth" and Maggie Elizabeth
AUTHUR, Robert B. 12 Jul 1890 - 3 Sep 1942 Bedias, Grimes County, certificate says both parents from Texas.
1920;Census Place: Justice Precinct 1, Trinity, Texas; Roll T625_1853; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 143; Image: 82.
James H Aurthur 49 TX unknown unknown
Dora Aurthur 31 1889 TX
Henry H Aurthur 9
James E Aurthur 6
James H Arthur born 31 Oct 1870 White, Texas died 19 Dec 1932 In Lufkin, Angelina Co, father Henry Arthur of TX mother Miss Evie "Kuby" TX, Dora Arthur informant. Dora Arthur died in Houston 01 Sept 1957, father R E Salinas.
I find not town named White. There is a White Hall in Bell county.
1920;Census Place: Justice Precinct 1, Madison, Texas; Roll T625_1832; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 102; Image: 73.
Lee Wilson 29
Susie Mae Wilson 26 born 30 June 1894 died in Dallas 31 Aug 1962 Baylor Medical Center lived in Houston and is buried in Madisonville City Cemetery, father's surname Arthur per son Bill Wilson
Iva Lee Wilson 7
Eunice Wilson 6
Rex Wilson 3 1/12
Thomas Lee Wilson born 29 July 1890 registered WW I draft in Madison Co 05 June 1917
The Madisonville City Cemetery is located 3 blocks from the Courthouse on
Highway 21 West & West Trinity Street.
WILSON, Susie Mae 30 Jun 1893-31 Aug 1962
WILSON, Thomas Lee 29 Jul 1890-30 Jan 1952
ARTHUR, Barney 16 Apr 1886-25 Jan 1919 Husband of Lucy, WOW marker Section 7
ARTHUR, Eva 'Mother' 1853-1925 Section 7
Lucy Johnson Aurthur died 24 March 1952 in Madisonville born 30 Aug 1884 father Warner Johnson mother a Parten from AL, S D Rucker informant, buried Madisonville Cemetery.
1920;Census Place: Justice Precinct 1, Madison, Texas; Roll T625_1832; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 103; Image: 106.
R B Arthur 48
Ora Arthur 27
Robert Arthur 7 9/12
Bessie Arthur 6 5/12
Henry Arthur 4 6/12
Mabel Arthur 1 3/12
Robert Bates Arthur natural born 12 Jul 1889 Madisonville registered WW I draft Madison County
Barney Jefferson Arthur born 16 Apr 1886 registered in Batson, Hardin County, oil field worker for Gulf Prod. Co, Lucy Arthur nearest relative, 12 Sept 1918.
Doris Lee Smith married #48712 born 06 Sept 1883 Texas died in San Antonio 18 Sept 1958 father Henry Arthur mother Eva Kirby, resided in San Antonio 40 years residence 819 San Pedro Ave, Leo F Smith informant, buried Roselawn Mem Park.
Re: Henry Authur/Auther
Posted: 29 May 2010 5:24PM GMT
Thanks much for this information. I really appreciate your help in finding out about this family.
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