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Rusk County Texas Genealogy


Rusk County Texas Genealogy

This is a group for anyone researching ancestors in Rusk County Texas

Members: 9
Latest Activity: Jan 27, 2012

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My Rusk County Research

Started by M. Henson. Last reply by M. Henson Oct 27, 2009. 2 Replies

Researching Mary Wells

Started by Teresa Remaly Jul 20, 2009. 0 Replies

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Comment by jammie barker on January 27, 2012 at 9:58pm

researching ottice e stevens for a friend. could anyone send me his obit from 1994?

Comment by Ruby Coleman on September 2, 2009 at 9:10am
I am researching Cyrus Cogburn (Cockburn?) born about 1783 in NC. He was living with in Rusk Co., Texas by about 1850 and most likely died there after 1850. The name of his wife is unknown. He supposedly had sons Luis, Henry, but I have nothing on them. He had a son Jackson Cogburn, born about 1817 in Washington Co., GA, died about 1900 in Hemphill, Sabine Co., Texas. He married Martha Ann Grace on 29 Jan. 1839 in Hancock Co., GA and had Elizabeth, Desdamonia, Mary Alice, Ophelia Day, and Jane Cicero.

Another son was Tomlinson Ford Cogburn who was born about 1818 in Georgia and died before 1880. Tomlinson married 31 May 1847 in Nacogdoches Co., TX to Sarah Branch. They had children ... Taylor, Laura, Millard, Trumonia or Desdamonia, Sarah and Modie. Cyrus' son Levi S. Cogburn was born 3 Oct 1812 in Washington, Wilkes co., GA and died 20 April 1866 probably in Athens, Henderson Co., TX. He married Elizabeth Wells on 14 Nov 1833 in Talbot Co., Georgia.

These Cogburns were potters and well known in their field, both in GA and TX. Cyrus also had three daughters, one of whom was Caroline E. Cogburn who married John William McAllister on 2 Sept 1848 in Talbot Co., GA.
Comment by jammie barker on August 11, 2009 at 2:46pm
looking for John Wade. Married Mary (Whittiker)? Mary was kin to Sarah Pillows, Alexander Whittaker, Nancy Fitzgibbon
Comment by Sarah Sue (Deen) Hagler on July 23, 2009 at 1:36pm
I live in Van Zandt Co. Researching DEEN (DEAN), PARKER (2), TURNER, MCLAREN, KIRKPATRICK (2), MESSER, RIDDLE, LORING. The two branches of my PARKERS were both in Rush Co. after 1850. Looking for more information on these two PARKER Lines. One line came NC>TN> TX , the other NC>GA>TX. Have not been able to connect the two but feel they do connect.
Comment by M. Henson on July 20, 2009 at 10:01pm
Hello everyone! I have a few resources for Rusk County:
-Probate Abstracts 1843-1878
-1890 Records
-Slave Records
I am waiting for some microfilm with marriage records and tax records. Let me know if you need a look up.

M. Henson
Comment by Marypat Drummond on July 19, 2009 at 4:48pm
Researching Thomas Franklin Herring who died in Rusk Co, TX 1871. He was an apothocarian & jeweler. Also, was Worshipful Master of the Rocky Mount Lodge there.

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