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BOOTH, Benjamin

BRINSON, Matthew

BURFORD, William
BURSEY, John
CLIFTON, Lewis
DAGGETT, Charles B.
DAGGETT, Ephraim M.
DAGGETT, Henry C.
ELLIOTT, Richardson M.
FINGER, Louis
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BOOTH,   Benjamin
Land Grant of 1280 acres issued 7 Jun 1838. 
Source of information: Lone Star Junction

 

BRINSON,  Matthew
Arrived in Texas Jan 1838.  Land Grant issued for 640 acres, 30 Apr 1839.
Source of information: Lone Star Junction

 

BURFORD, William
Arrived in Texas 25 Nov 1839.  Land Grant issued of 320 acres, 11 June 1840.
Source of information: Lone Star Junction

 

BURSEY, John
Born in 1825 in Tennessee.  1850 TX census shows 1823 birth. John died in Joshua, Texas in 1875; he was Buried in Caddo Cem, Joshua, TX.
On 5 Jun 1844 when John was 19, he first married Francis Elizabeth Armstrong,  daughter of James Armstrong & Mary Stubbins, in Pulaski Co. AR.  by Robert Gregory, minisiter, Methodist E. Church.  Recorded June 12th 1844 in Book B page 66. Born ca 1822 in Tennessee  Francis Elizabeth died in Fort Worth, Tarrant Country, TX on 22 Jan 1890; she was 68.  Will probated July 27, 1890, Tarrant Co. TX.  They had the following children:
 James “Jim” Henry (1845-1900)
 Mary Francis (1847-<1890)
 Sarah Ellen (1848-)
 John A. (1856-1871)
 Martha “Mattie” Elizabeth (~1859-1886)
 William Allen “Little Bud” (1863-1925)
 Joseph Anderson “Big Bud” (1863-1905)
     He second did not marry slave.
     They had one child:
          Tobe (1846-)
Information source:  Bruce Bursey has much more data on this family.

 

CLIFTON, Lewis
born 1829 MO.  died 10 Jun 1862 Choctaw Co, OK

Lewis CLIFTON married Harriet Malisa TRAYLER, daughter of Washington TRAYLER and Mariah AIKMAN on 15 May 1852 probably in AR. They moved to Tarrant Co. with her parents and are on the 1860 Tarrant Co. Tx tax lists: Lewis CLIFTON paid Tax on abstract #255 -  80 ac. of original John GOODWIN survey value $280. ( in the Arlington/Grand Prairie area near Ford Cemetery).
 
Lewis CLIFTON joined Co. K 14th TX Cavalry - CSA and died of typhoid during the war. Their children, all born Arlington, Tarrant Co.:
1) William G. - 14 Jul 1854 -6 Sep 1858 buried Ford Cemetery
2) Theodore Washington - 14 May 1856 - 25 Apr 1929 Choctoaw Co. OK
married Elizabeth M. J. THOMAS, his 1st cousin, dau. of William THOMAS/ Anjaline TRAYLER
3)Henry E. - 5 Dec 1858 - 17 Apr 1859 buried Ford Cemetery
4)Lewis Franklin - 1861 - ca. 1922 Hall Co. TX married Mollie FORD of
Arlington

Harriet Malisa TRAYLER CLIFTON GOODWIN MEYERS born 21 Apr 1829 Pike Co. IN and  died 27 Apr 1886 Tarrant Co. TX
married 2nd) 1863/4 M. (Micajah?) GOODWIN
married 3rd) 1870-1872 John MEYERS

Harriet and John MEYERS are both buried in Ford Cemetery.


Information came from Peggy Thompsen

 

DAGGETT, Charles B.
Arrived in Texas in June 1839.  Land Grant of 320 acres issued 30 Oct 1839. 
Source of information:  Lone Star Junction

 

DAGGETT, Ephriam M.
DAGGETT, EPHRAIM M. (1810-1883). Ephraim M. Daggett,
merchant, legislator, and early promoter of Fort Worth, was born in
Upper Canada on June 3, 1810. The family moved to Indiana in
1820 and in 1830 settled in Chicago, where in 1833 Daggett
became an Indian trader. In April 1840 the Daggetts moved to
Shelby County, Texas, where they participated as Regulators in the
Regulator­Moderator War.qv At the beginning of the Mexican Warqv
Daggett joined Col. George T. Wood'sqv regiment as a second
lieutenant, but he was soon promoted to captain and attached to Col.
John C. (Jack) Hays'sqv rangers.

At the close of the war Daggett returned to Shelby County, which
he represented in the state legislatures of 1851 and 1853. He
became interested in West Texas, however, after a trip there in
1849, and in 1854 he settled in Tarrant County. He opened a store
in Fort Worth and worked for Fort Worth to replace Birdville as
county seat. When the Texas and Pacific Railway planned its line
through Fort Worth, Daggett donated ninety-six acres for a depot
and tracks. After the arrival of the railroad Daggett devoted most of
his time to the promotion of Fort Worth. In 1878 he ran
unsuccessfully for Congress on the Greenback ticket. He was twice
married. He and his first wife, the former Pheniba Strauss, had one
son. His second wife was the former Caroline Norris Adams.
Daggett died in Fort Worth on April 19, 1883.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Stanley Farrington, "A Texas Giant," Junior
Historian, March 1945. William S. Speer and John H. Brown, eds.,
Encyclopedia of the New West (Marshall, Texas: United States
Biographical Publishing, 1881; rpt., Easley, South Carolina: Southern
Historical Press, 1978). John Henry Brown, Indian Wars and
Pioneers of Texas (Austin: Daniell, 1880; reprod., Easley, South
Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1978).
Source of Information:   The Handbook of Texas Online

 

DAGGETT, Henry C.
Arrived in Texas May 1839.  Land grant of 320 acres issued on 10 Dec 1839. 
Source of information:   Lone Star Junction

 

ELLIOTT, Richardson Mitchell
was born about 1816 in NC (according to the 1850 Cape Girardeau, MO Census.)  His parents were John ELLIOTT and Susan Jane MITCHELL.  The elder Elliotts also migrated to Tarrant Co, TX where John ELLIOTT died about 1857.  At least one of Richardson ELLIOTT'S brothers also came to Tarrant Co.  He was Robert Alexander ELLIOTT.

The ELLIOTT family was in Cape Girardeau by the early 1830's.  Richardson M. ELLIOTT married Jane Elizabeth RANDOL there in 1835.   Jane Elizabeth was a daughter of John "Jack" RANDOL and Mary Katherine HITT.  She was born in Cape Girardeau, MO about 1816 and died Dec 1865 in Tarrant Co, TX.  The Elliott family was in Tarrant County by 1853 when Richardson received a land-grant from the State of TX.

Their children were:
 
Thomas born about 1838, married Mary.   
 
Mary Louise born 20 Sep 1840, died 14 Jul 1877 in Tarrant Co, buried in the Johnson Station Cemetery. She married John J Watson, son of Jason Watson. Their children were Frank, Louisa Jane (Jennie), Rachel Emma, John G, Thomas Mitchell, Albert Harvey and Sarah E WATSON.

Sarah Jane born about 1843, died 1873, married James A WATSON.

Jason P born about 1849, died 1930 in Van Zandt Co TX, married Sarah Francis JOPLIN. 

Emily Caroline born 1847, married Tom McCOY.

Albert G born 1856 TX, died 1917 Nolan Co TX, married Jane SENTER.

Robert Mitchell born 1858 died 1941 in Taylor Co TX, married Martha Caroline SMITH.                                                                 
 
Information came from Ellen Crawford

 

FINGER, Louis
Louis Finger was married to Christina Pless and had at least one child: George,  who was elected the first mayor of Arlington, TX
Source of information:   The Handbook of Texas Online

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