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March 2, 2014
The following is taken from EARLY DOCTORS OF NACOGDOCHES COUNTY:
ADAMS, Edgar Sheppard, born 25 November 1847 Edgefield, South Carolina, died 24 June 1918 Shreveport, Louisiana; buried Greenwood Cemetery, Nacogdoches County, Texas. Married Rhoda Ann Carter 22 March 1874 Rusk County, Texas. Diploma issued 8 September 1872 Augusta, Georgia; graduate of Atlanta College of Physicians and Surgeon and Atlanta Medical College 1873. He registered his Medical Certificate in Nacogdoches 3 January 1907.
BARHAM, Joel Hamlett, born 27 April 1847 near Savannah, Tennessee, died 14 June 1915, buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Nacogdoches; married Ruth Garrison 3 April 1878. Graduate of Louisville, Kentucky 1 March 1876; license registered 6 March 1908.
BARHAM, Stephen Hamlett, brother of Joel, born 8 October 1842, died 30 June 1911 Rusk County, Texas; buried Old Town Cemetery; Mt. Enterprise, Rusk County, Texas. Graduate of Louisville, Kentucky 1 March 1875. License registered 31 May 1890.
BETTERTON, Absalom J., born 1832 DeKalb County, Georgia, died before 1900 Nacogdoches County; certificate by act of legislature 1873; filed in Nacogdoches 16 January 1878.
BONE, Robert Donnell, born 5 April 1832 Wilson County, Tennessee; died 24 February 1892 Mt. Selman, Cherokee County, Texas; buried Larissa Cemetery, Cherokee County, Texas; married Minerva Burk 15 December 1858; entered University of Nashville Medical School in 1854. Assistant Surgeon in 12th Texas Volunteer Infantry, CSA
BOYKIN, Osborn Hale, born 10 May 1801 Hawkins County, Tennessee; died 27 October 1855 Van Zandt County, buried East Mount Cemetery, Greenville, Hunt County, Texas. Physician in 1860 Census of Nacogdoches County.
DENMAN, William Lafayette, born 25 September 1805 Georgia, died 26 November 1882, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. First settled in Angelina County, but moved to Nacogdoches in 1874.
FALL, JOHN NEWTON - born 28 January 1810 Clarke County, Georgia, died 13 November 1866, buried Lower Chireno Cemetery. Studied at University of Georgia & Emory University. Appointed Postmaster of Chireno in 1851.
FEARS, JOHN BATTLE, born 17 November 1844 Troup County, Georgia, died 5 August 1931 Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas, buried Cold Springs Cemetery, Nacogdoches County. Diploma 19 March 1875 New Orleans, Louisiana, University of Louisiana Medical Department. License registered 9 March 1908.
Seeking information on John Henry ROGERS, born 1836 Alabama died before 1 December 1860. He married Sarah Jane MOORE in 1855. They had a son, William Robert (Billie) Rogers, b. 1856 Alazan, died 1937; and John A. Rogers, b. 1858.
Please help me find any and all information on the ROGERS brothers and family that migrated to the Alazan area in Texas.
Linda Pyett <firstname.lastname@example.org
Another early Nacogdoches obituary
Monday, April 19, 1909
DR. J. M. SPARKS DEAD
PIONEER SETTLER OF THIS COUNTY AND A MOST UNUSUAL CHARACTER, PASSES AWAY AT HIS HOME SATURDAY – REMAINS BURIED YESTERDAY.
Dr. John M. Sparks died at hiss home East [sic] of this city Saturday, and was buried yesterday at the Old North Church cemetery. Dr. Sparks was considered one of the pioneers of this city and section, and was well known to most every one, and especially the older folks. His acquaintance with the trials and hardships of the earlier days gave him a fund of information that was both interesting and instructive to listeners. He delighted to talk of the days of yore, and reveled in the folklore and tradition, having a deal of such at tongue’s end always and with a vocabulary of exception to describe. In some respects he was considered a most unusual character, that he loved research and would undergo tribulations of all kinds to investigate and accomplish. The Dr. has not been in the best of health for the past several years, but was not considered serious until recently. A large concourse of friends and acquaintances followed the remains to the Old North Church cemetery, where they were interred yesterday afternoon.
[Dr. John Marion Sparks, born 28 June 1831, died 17 April 1909, buried Old North Church Cemetery.]
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