KISSIN’ KUZZINS

Carolyn Ericson

1614 Redbud Street

Nacogdoches, Texas

75965-2936

kissinkuzzins@suddenlink.net


 Kissin Kuzzins is an East Texas query column entering its 43th year. It appears weekly in two East Texas newspapers: The Lufkin Daily News and The Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel. Queries are free, but they must pertain to a Texas ancestor. They may be submitted by e-mail, snail mail or by FAX to 936-552-8999. Please remember to include your snail mailing address



March 29, 2015



            Davis Dobson has compiled another of his great migration book dealing with Scotland. SCOTTISH HIGHLANDERS ON THE EVE OF THE GREAT MIGRATION 1725 -1 775. This volume 2 in the series of the people of Highland Perthshire. The volume contains a list of names with brief information about them.

            An example of an entry follows: KENNEDY, DONALD, born 1758, a farmer from Perthshire, with wife Margaret, born 1758, children Janet born 1793, John born 1795, Robert born 1797 and Donald born 1805, emigrated aboard the COMMERCE  to Pivtou, Nova Scotia in 1803.

            This volume contains 116 pages full of information on various Scottish families. If you are a descendant of a Scottish family, I know you will want a copy of this book for your library.

            Some of the familiar names include: ALSTON, ANDERSON, ARNOTT, BAIN, BALLANTYNE, BAXTER, BENNETT, BERRY, BLACK, BLACKIE, BLAIR, BROWN, BRUCE, BUCHANAN, BURDON, BUTTER, CAMERON, CAMPBELL,, CARGILL, CLARK, COLT, CUNNINGHAM, DEWAR, DICKSON, DOUGLAS, DOW,DRUMMOND, DUFF, FERGUSON, FISHER, FLEMING, FORBES, GORDON, GOW, GRAHAM, and hundreds more.

            This book is bound in soft cover, and sells for only $20.50 plus $5.50 shipping and handling. You may send your check or money order to The Clearfield Company, 3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 260; Baltimore, Maryland 21211-1953 or visit their web site at www.genealogical.com if you wish to use your credit card.



            The Cherokee County Genealogical Society and the East Texas Historical Association announce the Family History Fair to be held in Jacksonville, Texas at the First United Methodist Church, 1031 SE Loop 456, Jacksonville, Texas 75799 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday April 18th. Registration fee is $35.00.

            Dr. Richard Hackney will speak about “Texas African American Historical Cemetery Preservation Society.” Dr. Hackney currently serves as founder and CEO of Hackney & Associates L. L. C. A pharmacy consulting company specializing in Healthcare and Long-Term Care. He is a member of the Cherokee County Historical Commission; on the Deacon Board of Corinth Missionary Baptist Church in Bullard.

            Dr. George Avery’s subject is “Cemetery Interpretation Project and Mossaic Templars of American Research” George Avery, Ph.D, RPA is Director, Archaeology Lab Dept. Of Social and Cultural Analysis, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas.

            The meeting is a treat to have it so close to Nacogdoches. You should make an effort to attend. You will enjoy it.

            For Further information contact Gordon Bennett, President and Editor, <ccgs@suddenlink.net> or https://facebook.com/CherokeeCGS



The National Genealogical Society has compiled information on Genealogy and the Law. The research is available on the kindle; so you may want to purchase a copy.

GENEALOGY AND THE LAW: A GUIDE TO LEGAL SOURCES FOR THE FAMILY HISTORIAN by Kay Haviland Freilich. This material was first published by the NGS as a soft-cover book in September 2014. This explains many of the events that occurred in your ancestor’s lives. Land ownership, estate administration, and taxation are just a few of the topics which will be discussed.

            The Kindle is available on AMAZON for $9.95. The print edition is available on the website.



Another early Nacogdoches obituary:

Wednesday, May 29, 1901

OBITUARY

            Mary Ellen Head was born in the state of Louisiana on September 5th, 1857, and married to Jubal L. Neely May 17, 1887, moved to Marshall, Texas in the year 1891, and to Garrison, Texas in 1892; was married to B. L. Jopling December 17, 1893 and died May 14th 1901.

            Mrs. Jopling was a woman of remarkable energy, zealous in all her labors for the good of the town and community. She joined the Baptist church at the age of fifteen and was one of its most ardent supporters and untiring workers. She was generous, philanthropic, and had a lofty means to promote the best interests of her church and community. She possessed those charms of character in an eminent degree that beautify and dignify womanhood. Her life was one of noble sacrifice, of unselfish devotion to the church, the home, and society; and her influence for good was immeasurable.

            She leaves husband, three brothers, two Jopling and three Neely children, besides a host of friends to mourn her untimely demise.

            May her Christian life be a benediction to the home she has left and on the morn of the resurrection may they all meet together to bask in the sunshine of God’s eternal love throughout an endless eternity.

                                                            A Friend

[Mary Ella Head Jopling, born 5 September 1757, died 14 May 1901, buried Greenwood Cemetery.]



Thursday, June 13, 1901

LOGUE CRAWFORD DEAD

            The many friends of Logue Crawford will be surprised as well as pained to hear of his death which occurred at Martinsville yesterday morning at 10 o’clock.

            Logue was a good man, kind to all and it can be truthfully said in this last sad hour that he left few if many enemies. He was a brother to Mrs. Dr. Martin. The funeral, conducted by the Masonic lodge of Swift, took place today at Martinsville at 11 o’clock today. [General Logan Crawford, born November 1852, died 12 June 1901, buried Martinsville Cemetery.]