JAMES HAMPTON OVERSTREET and HIS KIN
Updated June 2, 2013

Howdy !

I'm Ronny Eller and the following is the result of work by me and many others.
At this time it's a work in progress. I freely borrow from others from time to time
when their information is more complete than mine. The exclusive purpose of
this projects to help paint a more complete portrait of our Overstreet family.

The Overstreet's were early pioneers in Hardin and Polk Counties. They arrived
before the Civil War and carved out a home in the vast Big Thicket area of South-
east Texas. One thing I found or rather did not find on a single census was our
Overstreet families owning slaves. Excuse me for gloating, but I take a lot of pride
in that.

I am always looking for new or fresh information on our family so please feel free
to contact me at ronnyeller@yahoo.com

JAMES HAMPTON OVERSTREET is the earliest Overstreet I have been able to
link directly to my family. Therefore, he is listed as the 1st generation. However, in
2003 DNA was taken from a male Overstreet in the James Hampton Overstreet
linage. Results from this indicate that James is directly linked to the Henry Over-
street mentioned by James Oglethorpe, founder of Georgia Colonies, in his diary.
Seems other family lines were able to trace farther back than we are.

Much of the information about James and his continuing family comes from the
1850 Conecuh County, Alabama Census; the 1860 Hardin County, Texas Census;
the 1870 Hardin County, Texas Census; headstone information and news paper
obits; I started with Mr. Warren Collins family history book and began expanding
from there. Mr. Collins may have made a few minor errors but taken as a whole,
it is a very useful book. Recently I began using the web site "Find A Grave" which
uses the work of many willing volunteers to update information, including pictures
of headstones and occasionally personal information.





CHAPTER 1 . . . . . JAMES HAMPTON OVERSTREET

[ 1st Generation ] JAMES HAMPTON OVERSTREET was born on Friday,
February 22, 1822 in Alabama. Some time prior to 1848 he married MARY
ANN HARRISON, ‘Polly’
. Polly was born in 1831 in Alabama. According to
the 1850 Conecuh Alabama census James was a farmer The 1860 Hardin County
Texas census showed that he continued to farm in Texas. James and Polly had
four children while living in Alabama. Theise children are: WILLIAM, SAMUEL,
THOMAS
and DANIEL.

The 1850 Conecuh Alabama census indicates that Richard Fuqua, was about age
13 and Coleman Overstreet, about age 26 and they both live on the farm with
James and Polly. Both Richard and Coleman were born in Alabama. The same
1850 census has a family named Fuqua living next to James and Polly. It is reason-
able to assume that Richard was part of that family. When James and his family
relocated to Polk County, Texas prior to 1858 Richard and Coleman made the
journey with them and continued to work on the new farm, just as they had in
Alabama. They are found with James and his family in the 1860 Hardin County
Census.

I have no record of James and Polly’s trip from Alabama to Texas. But there is
some speculation that they may have traveled to the Big Thicket portion of South-
east Texas with Hamp Herrington and a family named Mason in the fall of 1853.
[See Hampton Herrington Story – Attachment 1] It is more likely however, that they
made the journey sometime later since there is no mention of Coleman or Richard
on that trip. We know from the 1860 Hardin County Census that they lived on the
farm with James and his family so it should be safe to assume they travel to Texas
with them.

In 1858 the portion of Polk County, Texas where James was located was combined
with land from other counties to from Hardin, County, Texas. Captain Warren J. Collins
of Olive, Hardin County, Texas relates in an interview on September 19, 1908, to
a Beaumont Enterprise reporter that when Hardin County was formed in 1858, James
Overstreet was one of the County Commissioners. A fire in the Court House in Old
Hardin destroyed records which might have confirmed this. But Captain Collins, an
original Hardin County Citizen, was known to be very knowledgeable of county
history. In addition, had that not been true, plenty of people would have written the
paper to set the record straight. A review of later issues of the paper shows this did
not happen.

The 1860 Hardin County census indicates that four children were born to James and
Polly after they moved to Texas. They are MARY, LEWIS, SARAH and
MARGARET Polly died around 1886 or 1887, The sparse information on her
head stone in the Holland Cemetery, Hardin County, Texas indicates that she
died at age 55. James died May 9, 1897 [about age 75] and is buried beside Polly
in the Holland Cemetery.

On a personal note: I continue to be convinced that Samuel Overstreet is the father
of James Hampton Overstreet. Though my evidence is circumstantial, it has enough
ring of truth for me.

1st - James Hamilton Overstreet, my grandfather, spoke of both of Hamp Herrington’s
wives, { sisters } as the sisters of his grandfather, James Hampton Overstreet. My
grandfather was born in 1879 and lived in the same broad area as the Herrington
family.He was in a position to know the history of his family and to know who his
grandaunts were. Although they are gone now many of the elder Herrington family
knew of this connection also.

2nd – Butler County and Conecuh County Alabama are adjacent counties so it’s no
stretch to believe that James bought land and farmed in Conecuh County. We see
that same thing happening in later years between Polk County and Hardin County
Texas.

3rd – Although you can’t prove something by it’s omission, it is reasonable to observe
that the birth dates of James, Elizabeth or Sarah are not in conflict with any of the birth
dates of the children listed on the 1850 Butler County Alabama Federal Census as still
living at home.

4th – The names of Daniel, Samuel and Sarah are found in both Samuel’s family and
in James Family. It’s not unusual to name your children after family members. I know
because I did it myself. For those who choose to believe that Rhoda was the widow of
Samuel. I can’t help but wonder why none of her Rhoda’s family names show up on
the children.

5th – I don’t know how Coleman fits into the picture. If he is an older brother to
James then we would have a conflict with information on the 1830 Alabama Census.
There are a number of other Overstreet families in this same area and it’s reasonable
to believe that Coleman is possibly a cousin hired to help James work his farm much
in the same way that Richard Fuqua was.

6th – I have no proof what so ever but it seems reasonable to me that Samuel’s middle
name was Columbus. In Genealogy one occasionally finds the name Columbus shorted
to Lum; so the events in Virginia Herrington Gale’s account of Lum traveling with the
Herrington family to Texas. Lum is again mentioned in an article in a special news
addition celebrating Hardin County’s history. It explains how Lum accidently died.
Again the time of this event is not in conflict with known records.

WILLIAM OVERSTREET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHAPTER 2
SAMUEL HAMPTON OVERSTREET . . . . . . . CHAPTER 3
JAMES THOMAS OVERSTREET . . . . . . . . . CHAPTER 4
DANIEL OVERSTREET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHAPTER 5
MARY OVERSTREET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHAPTER 6
LEWIS HAMPTON OVERSTREET . . . . . . . . CHAPTER 7
SARAH JANE OVERSTREET . . . . . . . . . . . CHAPTER 8
MARGARET MISSOURI OVERSTREET . . . . CHAPTER 9


* * * * * * * *

“ THE HAMPTON HERRINGTON STORY ”

James and Polly’s move from Alabama would have been much the same as the
story related below. I’m including the Hamp Herrington and his family information
since he is knows to have married to Overstreet girls. James Hamilton Overstreet
family tradition says that Rachel and Elizabeth Overstreet Herrington were the sisters
of James Hampton Overstreet. At this time I can not prove it, however, I personally
have no doubt that it's true.

Ruby Herrington gave the following account of her family’s move to Texas.

“ Hamp was looking for greener pastures and deeper woods by 1853. His family,
along with a family of Overstreet’s and of Mason’s started out for Texas in two
wheeled carts drawn by oxen in the fall of 1853. The men rode on horseback. They
crossed the Alabama, Tom Bigbee, Pascagoula, Pearl, Mississippi, Red, Atchafalaya,
Calcasieu, Sabine and Neches Rivers by log floats and ferries.” There is also some
speculation that the Herrington’s or Overstreet’s may have been related to the
Mason’s. This is reasonable since traveling as they did, was more of a family event rather
than the movie’s wagon trains we see depicted today where strangers signed-up
for a journey.

In “ TALES FROM THE BIG THICKET ” Francis E. Abernethy recorded that Hamp
Herrington did not believe in slave holding; his father did. So after a long running argument,
Hamp left home. He married RACHEL OVERSTREET and started farming near Mont-
gomery, Alabama. They had five children before she died in 1844. As was frequently
the case in those days, the families took care of each other. Rachel’s sister came to
stay with Hamp and looked after the house and the children. As Enoch Bentley Herring-
ton tells it: “ After Rachel’s death, my grandmother, ELIZABETH, and her mother were
staying at Grandfather’s house, taking care of the two children still living,

Lynn and John. My Grandmother said the only courtship she and Grandpa ever had
was one day at noon she was on the front porch and had just finished washing the
faces of Lynn and John and was putting clean dresses on them when Grandpa came
up on the steps at the end of the porch, took a gourd of water in his hand, took a long
drink while he was kicking off his plow shoes, and said, “ Well, Becky, it looks like you
are going to have to stay here and attend to the children so I’m going to town Saturday
and if you are willing, I’ll get the license and bring the preacher and we’ll be married. ”
Grandmother said, “ All right Hamp. ”

In her account, Virginia Herrington Gale list that LUM OVERSTREET was the one who
traveled with Hamp Herrington from Alabama to Texas.

Lum might be a long forgotten family name for James or Coleman, however, it is
more likely the shorten name for Columbus. It is possible that Samuel Columbus
Overstreet is the father of Rachel and Elizabeth, Hamp’

I found in " The Texas Armadillo Days," a special paper celebrating Kountze, Texas
history an article about Hardin's first judge: Herrington. It is an in depth story of
the Herrington Family History. Since the above article about Hamp Herring and his
Overstreet wives is in the story, just as it is shown here, I suspect the whole article
was written by the same person. But I don't know that for fact. In the news paper it
states:

“ Grandmother's father, Lum Overstreet, was wounded in the leg accidentally by
his little daughter. He was lying on the front porch in the middle of the day and
the little girl was playing near by. She had a small pen knife in her hand and when
she stumbled and fell she stuck the knife in his thigh. He only considered it a small
wound as the knife had penetrated but half an inch, but infection started in and
soon caused his death.”





CHAPTER 2 . . . . WILLIAM OVERSTREET

[ 2nd Generation] WILLIAM OVERSTREET was born in Conecuh County,
Alabama about 1849. There is very little known about William. For some unknown
reason, he isn't listed on the 1850 Conecuh County Alabama Census. This may have
been a mistake by James or by the census taker or it's possible that William was actually
born in 1850 after the census was taken. He would have been 8 or 9 years old when
the family made the long hard journey from Alabama to the 'Piney Woods' of Texas.

NOTE: William is listed in the 1860 Hardin County Census on sheet 343, the family
relationship is not stated and it may well be that he is someone other than a son 124.
But he is listed in such an order as to indicate that he could have been the eldest
son. Non-family residences are listed at the end of the family listing as seen with
Coleman Overstreet and Richard Fuqua.

William is not seen on any of the subsequent censuses. Although there are a number
of reasonable reasons for this I tend to believe that he died between 1860 and 1870.
If so, he may have been buried on property owned by James Overstreet. This grave
would have been long since lost. It is also possible that he may have fallen victim to
the Civil War.

Many of the Overstreet family, including James and Sarah, have been laid to rest at
the Holland Cemetery in Hardin County over the passing years. Elizabeth Holland
was one of the first to be buried on the Holland land in 1878. It was sometime after
this date that it officially became a public cemetery. If William passed prior to 1870
it would account for his not being listed on the census. It would also explain why
he wasn't buried in the Holland Cemetery.

I don't think it unreasonable to consider William to be a son of James and Sara
Overstreet. I will continue to list him as such until proof of some other relationship
is discovered.





CHAPTER 3 . . . . . . . . SAMUEL HAMPTON OVERSTREET SR.

[ 2nd Generation] SAMUEL HAMPTON OVERSTREET SR. was born in May of
1849 or 1850 in Conecuh County, Alabama. He would have been 9 or 10 years old
when the family made their long hard journey from Alabama to the Piney Woods of
Polk County, Texas.

At this time I know little of the every day life of Samuel. I do know that on December
30, 1871 Sam and MARTHA ANN HOLLAND appeared before Harden County Clerk
John J. Dollard and obtained a marriage license. That same day they had Hardin County
Justice of the Peace, Samuel E. Parker, perform their marriage service. Martha, the
daughter of William Holland and Nancy Watts was born in 1854 in Texas.

He was a farmer and did the normal task a person does who farms and raises a few
livestock. It is recorded that on May 9, 1887 Sam paid $ 2.00 in scrip to the Hardin
County Commissioners Court. There is no explanation what the payment was for.

The couple had 5 Children: WILLIAM, JAMES, ROBERT, SAMUEL and
MARGARET.

Gladys Overstreet Eller remembers that " ' Aunt Matt ' was short, maybe 5’4” or 5’ 5”
while ' Uncle Sam ' seemed so tall. He was probably 6’1" or better.”


Samuel died November 13, 1927 [about age 77] in Polk County, Texas [ file # 38096 ]
and Martha died in 1949 [about age 97]. They are buried side by side in the Holland
Cemetery, Hardin County, Texas.





[ 3rd Generation] WILLIAM HENRY OVERSTREET was born November 7, 1872
and past on December,10 1877 [ About 5 years old ].





[ 3rd Generation] JAMES DANIEL OVERSTREET was born October 13, 1876
and passed on February 28, 1878. [Less than 2 years old ].





[ 3rd Generation] ROBERT COLEMAN OVERSTREET was born in 1881 and
marriedMAGGIE ETHEL REESE ‘ Maggie ’ in September 1904. Maggie was
born December 2, 1887.

Their children are: BESSIE, VERNIE, JIMMIE, RUBBY, WILSON, DELBERT, MARGARET,
MATTIE, ANNIE
and ROBERT.

Robert died in 1947 [about age 68] and is buried in the Simmons Cemetery, Dallardville,
Polk County, Texas. Maggie died March 17, 1968 [about age 80] and is buried beside
her beloved Robert. The Simmons Cemetery is about 2.2 miles west on Camp Seal
Road, off FM 1276; Simmons Cemetery Road dead ends at the Cemetery.

NOTE: Birth and death information on Maggie come from head stone Information.

[ 4th Generation] BESSIE MAE OVERSTREET was born in 1906 and passed in 1907.
She is buried in the Simmons Cemetery, Dallarville, Polk County, Texas.

[ 4th Generation] VERNIE COLEMAN OVERSTREET was born in 1908 and passed
in 1910. Vernie is buried in the Simmons Cemetery, Dallarville, Polk County, Texas.

[ 4th Generation] JIMMIE WILORY OVERSTREET ROSS was born in Dallardsville,
Polk County, Texas. She married HERMAN E. ROSS. The couple had no children.
They made their home in Beaumont, Jefferson County for about 40 years. She taught in
and retired from the South Park Public School System in Beaumont.

I’m not sure when Herman passed away but know it was prior to Jimmies'. She
passed on December 27, 1994 following an illness and a memorial service was held
on December 29, 1994 at Forest Lawn Funereal Home in Beaumont, Texas. I have
not been able to locate Jimmie's grave.

[ 4th Generation] RUBY LUVERNE OVERSTREET GILCREASE married OTHO
VALLEY GILCREASE ‘ BO .’
Their children are: BFFORD and JOHN.

[ 5th Generation] BUFORD ANTHONY GILCREASE married GLORIA RICCHI.
Their children are: MARK, MICHAEL and JULIE.

[ 6th Generation] MARK ANTHONY GILCREASE married DEBBIE ___?___ .
Their children are: MATTHEW and LUKE.

[ 7th Generation] MATHEW GILCREASE

[ 7th Generation] LUKE GILCREASE

[ 6th Generation] MICHAEL GILCREASE

[ 6th Generation] JULIE GILCREASE VENURAKES married ___?___ VENURAKES.
Their children are: SINDEY NICOLE and ___?___ .

[ 7th Generation] SIDNEY NICOLE VENURAKES

[ 7th Generation] ___?___ VENURAKES

[ 5th Generation] JOHN ROBERT GILCREASE married JO ANN HARRISON but
marriage end in divorced. Their children are: ELISHA ANN and MICHAELE.

[ 6th Generation] ELISHA ANN GILCREASE

[ 6th Generation] MICHAELE GILCREASE ‘ Missy ’

[ 4th Generation] WILSON CARLISLE OVERSTREET was born on September
4, 1919. He married VESTA LOIS MURPHY on July 2, 1938. Vesta was on
born April 16, 1921 Fuqua, Liberty County, Texas but was raised in Polk County,
Texas. Vesta was the daughter of Jasper ' Jap ' and Emma Blankenship Murphy.

They moved to Nederland, Jefferson County, Texas where Wilson worked for the
Union Oil Refinery. Here they raised their three children, WILBURN, JAMES
and MARION. The family was very active in Central Gardens
Baptist Church. After Wilson retired they moved back to Big Sandy in Polk County,
Texas. Wilson and Vesta loved living in the country, farming, fishing and hunting.
She also loved having their children “come home” and spend time reminiscing
with her.

Wilson passed away November 1, 1987 [ about age 73 ]. Inscription on his headstone:
‘In loving memory.’ He is buried in Big Sandy Cemetery.

Vesta passed away April 14, 2004 [ about age 83 ] in Polk County after a courageous
battle against cancer, emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder. She
was a member of Big Sandy Baptist Church. She leaves behind her sons, Wilburn and
his wife Nancy, James and his wife Ann and daughter Marion Overstreet LeBlanc; five
grandchildren, Kim Saw and husband, Richard, Cory Overstreet and wife Jenny, Amy
Overstreet, Mandi LeBlanc and Dustin LeBlanc; five great grandchildren, Riley and Reese
Shaw and Olivia, Caroline and Luke Overstreet.

Vesta is buried beside her beloved Wilson at Big Sandy Cemetery. [ Much of this
information is from the Beaumont Enterprise, April 16, 2004. ]

[ 5th Generation] WILBURN GENE OVERSTREET married NANCY SMITH. Their
children are LEA and AMY.

[ 6th Generation] LEA OVERSTREET [ died at the age of 6 years ].

[ 6th Generation] AMY OVERSTREET

[ 5th Generation] JAMES ROSI OVERSTREET married ANN BREWER. Their
children are SHARON and CORY.

[ 6th Generation] SHARON OVERSTREET

[ 6th Generation] CORY OVERSTREET

[ 5th Generation] MARION RUTH OVERSTREET Le BLANC married DANNY
Le BLANC
. Their children are MANDI and DUSTIN.

[ 6th Generation] MANDI Le BLANC

[ 6th Generation] DUSTIN Le BLANC

[ 4th Generation] DELBERT C. OVERSTREET SR. was born on June 18, 1916.
He married ANN KOEPPE. According to the Kountze News, August 31, 1967
Delbert was living in Warren, Tyler County, Texas. Delbert and Ann had one
son, DELBERT.

Delbert passed away on July 5, 1982 [about age 99] and is buried in the
Simmons Cemetery, Dallardsville, Polk County, Texas.

[ 5th Generation] DELBERT C. OVERSTREET JR. married AMY McINNIS.
Their children are SUSAN and DOUGLAS.

[ 6th Generation] SUSAN OVERSTREET

[ 6th Generation] DOUGLAS OVERSTREET

[ 4th Generation] MARGARET GLADYS OVERSTREET HERRINGTON was born
in Hardin County, Texas. She married WILLIAM HERRINGTON. They didn’t have
any children.

Bill passed away first. Margaret died around September 1994 [about age 75] from
a heart attack.

[ 4th Generation] MATTIE DELPHENE OVERSTREET GUNTER was born on
October 12, 1921 .

Mattie and TULLOS BULFORD GUNTER married on October 06, 1945. Tullos
was born on August 28, 1911. They lived in Cleveland, Coleman County, Texas.

Tullos passed on August 16 just shy of his 70th birthday. He is buried in
the Simmons Cemetery, Dallardsville, Polk County, Texas.

Mattie passed on December 15, 2000 [ about age 79 ]. She is buried beside
her beloved Tullos. Their double headstone is the newer flat style.

Their children are ROBERT, LEVENIA, LARRY andDEBRA.

[ 5th Generation] ROBERT GUNTER

[ 5th Generation] LAVENIA ANN GUNTER HENNAN married CHRISTOPHER
HENNAN.


[ 5th Generation] LARRY COLEMAN GUNTER married IRENE BEATY. They
are now divorced.

[ 5th Generation] DEBRA KAY GUNTER ADAMSKI married BRUCE
ADAMSKI
.

[ 4th Generation] ANNIE BURIOUS OVERSTREET PRICE married
DAVID GILBERT PRICE. Their children are GILBERT, JAMES and MARGARET.

[ 5th Generation] GILBERT COLEMAN PRICE ‘ Butch ' married CAROLYN
HENNAN
. There were no children from this union. The marriage ended
in divorced.

[ 5th Generation] JAMES PRICE has passed away.

[ 5th Generation] MARGARET PRICE LONG married TOMMY LONG. Their
children are MARGARET and JEFFREY.

[ 6th Generation] MARGARET LONG

[ 6th Generation] JEFFREY LONG

[ 4th Generation] ROBERT COLEMAN OVERSTREET Jr. ‘ June ’ was born on
June 18, 1931 in Big Sandy, Upshur County, Texas. He married ANNETTE
GONSTOBEE.
They lived Nederland, Jefferson County, Texas

Although a native of Big Sandy, Texas June lived most of his life in Nederland
where he retired from Pipe Fitter Local #105 in Nederland. He served his
country in the U.S. Army. Their children are KATHY and ROBERT.

On Saturday, October 11, 2008, ‘June’ passed away at Christus St. Elizabeth in
Beaumont, Jefferson County on Saturday, He was about age 76 . ‘ June ’ was
buried in the Mings Cemetery, Big Sandy, Upshur County, Texas. [ NOTE: Some
information gathered from ‘Find a Grave Web Site’.]

[ 5th Generation] KATHY OVERSTREET

[ 5th Generation] ROBERT K. OVERSTREET ' Robbie ' married Tawana __?__ .

[ 4th Generation] SAMUEL HAMPTON OVERSTREET Jr. ' Hampie ' was born
in 1885 in Hardin County, Texas. He married PAIRLEE GIEGER about 1905.
Pairlee was born on November 24, 1887 .

Gladys Overstreet Eller related to me the following incident about Hampie
and my Grandmother. “Hampie was a farmer and his place was across
Creek in the general direction of Fount Overstreet’s Place.”

“One January morning in 1924, Papa’s first cousin, Hampie Overstreet,
came walking up to our place in Polk County. He anticipated talking
with Papa, but when he learned that Papa had already gone to the woods
he had to tell Mama that her sister Janie had unexpectedly died. He said
that her body was being transported from her home in Port Neches,
Texas, where she and her family lived, to the Simmons Cemetery. The
funeral would be that day. Mama took the news very hard. Hampie
stayed around for a short time then started walking back home. Mama
gained enough composure to go after him. ‘Please wait’, she pleaded.
‘Let me get the children dressed. I’ll need your help getting them across
Village Creek.’ She was referring to a foot log used as a foot bridge
across the creek. Henry Olen was about five years old and I was about
nine. Hampie waited and helped us all get across and then he walked
on back to his place. We walked on to the Simmons Cemetery and waited
for the funeral.”

“I also remember that Hampie would go to church singing conventions. But
I don’t remember if he was a singer or just a listener.”

In Hardin County History Margaret Cannon wrote: “ In 1937 Mrs. Clifton Bobbitt,
Mrs. Lloyd Collins, Mrs. Sam Overstreet and Mrs. Jim Sumerall organized a prayer
meeting to pray for a church at Long Station…on June 14, 1942 Long Station
Methodist Church was dedicated. Pairlee pass on August 03, 1959 [ about age 72].

Sam died January 8, 1978 [ about age 93 ] and is buried in the Big Sandy Cemetery,
Dallardville, Polk County, Texas.

Children of Sam and Pairlee are: ALVIN, LONNIE, FREDDIE, JESSIE, EMMIT
and GRACE.

[ 4th Generation] ALVIN M. OVERSTREET was born January 23, 1906 in Polk
County, Texas. He married EDNA SARAH HOLLAND. Edna was born on
September 6, 1906 in Dallardsville, a small community in Polk County but
was reared in the community of Village Mills, Hardin County, Texas. Around
1941 Alvin and Edna moved to Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas where they
resided at 648 Garland. She was a member of the South Park Church of Christ.

Edna died Sunday, December 25, 1966 [around age 66] at Mid-County Hospital,
Nederland, Jefferson County, Texas after a long illness. She is buried near
an infant son and daughter in the Fellowship Cemetery, Tyler County, Texas;
about 3 miles north of Warren, Tyler County, Texas. The Inscription on her
headstone ‘ Your gentle face and patient smile with sadness we recall. You
had a kindly word for each and beloved by all.’

After Edna’s death Alvin married BEULAH E. PITTMAN. Beulah was born
August 31, 1913 in Blessing, Matagorda County, Texas. There are no children
from this union; however, she had children from a previous marriage: a son,
Michael and a daughter, Linda.

Alvin worked and retired from Pure Oil Refinery, which later became Unocal Oil
Refinery. He was a Blender Operator at the refinery. They lived in Beaumont,
Jefferson County, Texas where he died, Sunday, September 15, 1991 [ about
age 85 ] and is buried at Big Sandy, Polk County, Texas.

Beulah passed on February 15, 2005 [ about age 92 ] in Beaumont and is buried
buried near Alvin in the Big Sandy Cemetery.

[ 5th Generation] INFANT SON died September 26, 1937 and is buried in
Fellowship Cemetery, Tyler County, Texas, about 3 miles northwest of
Warren.

[ 5th Generation ] INFANT DAUGHTER died September 10, 1945 and is
buried in Fellowship Cemetery, Tyler County, Texas, about 3 miles
northwest of Warren.

[ 4th Generation ] LONNIE OVERSTREET was born between 1907 and 1910.
He married HAZEL ___?___ . They have two daughters, ROSE LEE and
SHARON.

After Hazels death Lonnie married ___?___. There were no children from this
union. They made their home in Baytown, Harris County, Texas.

[ 5th Generation ] ROSE LEE OVERSTREET

[ 5th Generation ] SHARON OVERSTREET

[ 4th Generation ] WILLIAM FREDDIE OVERSTREET was born on January 09,
1909. He married ANNIE BELLE NEAL on November 21, 1936. Annie Belle,
the daughter of John Lee and Lilly Holligan Neal. She was born on August
22, 1917 in Warren, Tyler County, Texas.

Freddie and Annie Belle lived in Baytown, Harris County. Texas.

Annie Belle was a seamstress and member of Memorial Baptist Church
and the 42 Domino Club. Her other hobbies included quilting, ceramics,
doll collecting and growing African violets.

Freddie passed away September 08, 2000 [ about age 91 ] ending their
sixty five years of marriage. He is buried in the Fellowship Cemetery,
Northeast of Warren, Tyler County, Texas.

Annie Belle died February 27, 2008 in Baytown, Harris County, Texas
and is buried beside her beloved Freddie. They have a double head-
stone.

NOTE: Since I have no date of birth on any of the children or the
grandchildren of Freddie and Annie Belle, I don't know oldest
from youngest.

[ 5th Generation] Dr. DENNIS OVERSTREET married VIKKI ___?___ .
They made their home in Austin, Texas. NOTESome Information from Annie Belle’s Obit.

[ 5th Generation] ROYCE OVERSTREET He was living in Bryan, Texas.

NOTE: Information from Annie Belle’s Obit.

[ 5th Generation] BETTY OVERSTREET STEWART She married
MICKEY STEWART and they made their home in Friendship,
Milam County, Texas. Their children are DAVID and RUSSELL.

NOTE: Information about Betty and her family are from Annie
Belle’s Obit.

[ 6th Generation] DAVID STEWART

[ 6th Generation] RUSSELL STEWART

[ 5th Generation] SHARON OVERSTREET HOLLAWAY married
MICHAEL HOLLOWAY.

NOTE: Information about Sharon and her family are from Annie
Belle’s Obit.

NOTE: I'm also not sure where these grand children and great
grandchild fit - Rene Sellers, Phillip Overstreet and Kathleen
Trevino and great-grandchildren, Cody Stewart, Koulton Sellers
and Tres Trevino.

[ 4th Generation] JESSIE OVERSTREET WILLIFORD was born
June 20 1911 in Polk County, Texas. She married JAMES
IRVING WILLIFORD 'Yank'
. Yank was born August 01, 1903.
He and Jessie made their home in Port Neches, Jefferson
County, Texas.

The entire family agreed that Jessie was an outstanding cook.
Their friends and family especially enjoyed her old fashioned
tea cakes. She looked forward to the baseball season and was
an avid Houston Astros fan.

Yank died November 01,1983 [about age 80]. He is buried in the
Holland Cemetery, Hardin County, Texas.

Jessie passed away Monday, October 06, 2008, at Magnolia Manor
Nursing Facility. She is buried beside her beloved Yank.

Their children are: ELTON, TROY and VIVIAN.

[ 5th Generation] CLIFF ELTON WILLIFORD was born in Hardin
County, Texas. He married CLARICE PFLEIDER on June 16 1967
at the Florida Baptist Church in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas.
Clarice graduated from French High School in Beaumont
in 1962. They have two daughters, REGIN GAYLE and KIMBERLY ANN.

[ 6th Generation] REGIN GAYLE WILLIFORD ADAMS was born
March 19, 1969 in Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas. She married
CHRISTOPHER SCOTT ADAMS.

[ 7th Generation] ELISSA ADAMS

[ 7th Generation] REGGIE ADAMS

[ 6th Generation] KIMBERLY ANN WILLIFORD was born in
Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas.

[ 5th Generation] TROY WILLIFORD was married DONNA MUSSLEWHITE,
daughter of Howard E. Musslewhite of Port Neches, Jefferson County,
Texas. For a period of time Troy and Donna lived in Houston, Texas but
have since moved. They have a son.

[ 6th Generation] ___?___ WILLIFORD

[ 5th Generation] VIVIAN WILLIFORD was born February 18, 1949. She
died May 22, 1949 of a stomach problem and is buried in the Simmons
Cemetery, Polk County, Texas.

[ 4th Generation] EMMITT C. OVERSTREET was born on April 29, 1914.
He married MAE OUTLAW. Mae, the daughter of Beryl and Eunice Outlaw,
was born September 25, 1921 in Warren, Texas. They made their home
in Baytown, Harris County, Texas. Emmitt enjoyed traveling throughout
the United States and Canada and enjoyed fishing at Sam Rayburn.

Mae, a longtime resident of Baytown, retired from Lee College after 15 years as
executive secretary to the Dean of Students. She loved painting and created over
75 works in her short career as an artist. Like Emmitt, Mae enjoyed all their traveling
and some of her happiest times were fishing with her husband at Sam Rayburn. She
loved her piano and enjoyed singing, baking and being with family and friends. She
was a member of Cedar Bayou Baptist and had an avid interest in the building program.
Her church was a big part of her life. She was also a member of the Order Of The
Eastern Star. The comments on her computer guest book reflect just how beloved
she was.

Their children are ORVEL, ARANNA and LEE.

Emmitt Overstreet died on May 20, 1993 [ about age 79 ] and was buried at the
Fellowship Cemetery, 3 miles northeast of Warren, Tyler, Texas.

Mae passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 [ about age 86 ] in a local hospital.

Her family received friends at Navarre Funeral Home Friday, December 14. Funeral
service was Saturday, December 15, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 505
Rollingbrook Dr, Baytown, TX 77521, with Dr. Mark Broussard and Dr. Jim Parker
officiating. Burial follow at 3:00 P. M. at the Fellowship Cemetery next to her
beloved Emmitt. The share a double headstone.

NOTE: Some information from Mae’s Obit. about her history and some children
information.

[ 5th Generation] ORVAL OVERSTREET For a period of time he in Beaumont, Jefferson
County, Texas while he was a student at near by Lamar University. He was living in
Houston, Harris County, Texas at the time of his mothers death.

[ 5th Generation] ARANNA OVERSTREET was living in Cleveland, Texas at the time
of her mothers death.

[ 5th Generation] LEE OVERSTREET was living in Harris County, Texas at the time of
her mothers death.

[ 4th Generation] GRACE OVERSTREET MATTHEWS married H. A. MATTHEWS,
a minister. They made their home in Dallardsville, Polk County, Texas. Their
daughter is MARILYN.

[ 5th Generation] MARILYN GRACE MATTHEWS LANGLEY married LEROY LANGLEY.
Their daughter is MARY.

[ 6th Generation] MARY ANN LANGLELY





[ 3rd Generation] MARGARET DELPHENE OVERSTREET DUFF “ Finnie”married LEE DUFF.
Their grandson, Arlie Duff, Singer and Composer credited his grandmother with being
the inspiration behind the hit song ‘ Ya’ll Come.’ Children of Lee and Finnie are
ADOLPHUS, MATTIE, EDDIE and ERNEST.

Note: It is remembered by Gladys Overstreet Eller that Lee was a good singer and
enjoyed going to church singings where he often participated.

[ 4th Generation] T. ADOLPHUS DUFF along with his young children Lois and Arlie
formed The Duff Trio. They traveled throughout the area sharing their beautiful
gospel music. Their children are LOIS and ARLIE.

[ 5th Generation] LOIS DUFF - She and her father along with her brother Arlie
sang as “The Duff Trio”. The trio was know for the gospel tunes they performed
and were quite popular at singing conventions and school shows such as the
Stamps, Hartford and Vaughn Music Company conventions in Texas.

[ 5th Generation] ARLIE ELTON DUFF “Pee Wee”, was born at “ Grandmaw’s ” nine
miles west Warren, Tyler County, Texas. The area was known as Jack’s Branch, Texas.


Arlie passed away in Colorado on July 4, 1996 [about age 72].





CHAPTER 4 . . . JAMES THOMAS OVERSTREET


[ 2nd Generation] JAMES THOMAS OVERSTREET ‘ Tom ’ was born Saturday,
November 27, 1852 in Conecuh County, Alabama. He would have been 5 or 6 years
old when the family made their long hard journey from Alabama to the Piney Woods
of Polk County, Texas.

He married NANCY F. SHEPARD on June 9, 1873. Nancy was born in March 20, 1885
in Texas according to the 1860 Hardin County census. Her father was James Shepard. Her
headstone shows her birth date as March 20, 1885.

Gladys Overstreet Eller recalled the following about Tom and Nancy's home: “ Uncle
Tom's home had room a big room and two side room. The boys slept in one and the
girls slept in the other. Uncle Tom would pull his bed close to the fireplace. A screen
was put between the fire place. A quilt was put on the back of his bed to block out the
light. There were two beds on the other side of the screen. Josie and her baby slept in
one and Jane and her baby slept in the other. The lamp was left on so the girls could
take care of their babies.”

Nancy died August 9, 1895 [about age 72] and the inscription on her headstone is
‘Dear mother has gone home to rest.’ Tom died November 9 1924 [ about age 72 ].
Inscription on his headstone is ‘Father let thy grace be given, that we may meet in
Heaven.’
They are buried in Big Sandy Cemetery, Dallardsville, Polk County, Texas.

Children of Tom and Nancy are: SAM, MARY, KIZZ, DAN, JOSEY, ZUDE,
HAMP, JAMIE
and ELIZERAN.

NOTE: The Jefferson County Historical Society Magazine, Kindred Konnection list
the following women as daughters of James Thomas Overstreet.

MARY E. OVERSTREET was born 1878.

RACHEL OVERSTREET was born March 1890.





[ 3rd Generation] JAMES SAMUEL OVERSTREET “ Sam” was born January 09,
1877 in Hardin County, Texas. He married MARY ALMA Mc NEIL. Mary was
born on July 07, 1883.

It is remembered by both James Vinson Overstreet and Gladys Overstreet Eller that
their mother, Bud Overstreet’s wife Martha, often referred to Sam as ‘ole Slew Foot’
because of the large size of his feet.

Sam and Mary’s children are JOHN, JAMES, INEZ, ESCAR, WILLIS, MAYBELL, ELMER
and VIOLET.

Mary passed on March 11, 1946 and is buried in the Fellowship Cemetery, Warren,
Tyler County, Texas.

James passed on Aug 17, 1958 and is buried beside his beloved Mary. They share
a double headstone with the inscription At Rest.

[ 4th Generation ] JOHN T. OVERSTREET was born October 32, 1899. He was
a native of Old Olive, Hardin County, Texas. John married FANNIE GIBSON.
Fannie, a native of Fred, Tyler County, Texas. Fannie was born September 5, 1904.

John worked as a truck driver for the City of Port Neches, Texas. He and Fannie lived
at 423 Avenue I in Port Neches, Jefferson County, Texas. He retired sometime prior
to 1969. Around 1974 John and Fannie moved to Village Mills, Hardin County, Texas.

John died at 12:30 A.M. Wednesday, September 10, 1975 [ about age 76 ] in Hardin
Memorial Hospital. He is buried at the Village Mills Cemetery, Hardin County, Texas.

Shortly after John’s death, Fannie moved to Warren, Tyler County, Texas and sometime
later married Rev. E. E. Castilaw. Rev. Castilaw had a daughter and two sons from a
previous marriage.

Fannie died Sunday, November 10, 1985 [ about age 81 ] at St. Elizabeth Hospital,
Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas after an illness. She is buried beside John at the
Village Mills Cemetery.

The children of John and Fannie are BERTHA, LORENE and LOUISE.

NOTE: I have no proof at this time, but I believe the ‘T’ in John’s name stands for
Thomas, after his grandfather. John’s daughter Bertha named her first son Tom.

[ 5th Generation ] BERTHA OVERSTREET WESTBROOK was born in Village
Mills, Hardin County, Texas. She married ___?___ WESTBROOK and they
made their home in Buna, Jasper County, Texas where Bertha lived for over 31 years.
The children of Bertha and ___?___ are: TOM and CHARLES.

[ 6th Generation ] TOM WESTBROOK

[ 6th Generation ] CHARLES WESTBROOK

[ 5th Generation] LORENE OVERSTREET FOXWORTH HARPER was born February 14,
1926 in Warren, Tyler County, Texas. She married L. G. FOXWORTH when she was
only 15 [ around 1941 ]. After a few years, the young couple settled in Port Neches,
Jefferson County, Texas and raised a family of five children.

L.G. died of a heart attack when he was 47 [ around 1967] and Lorene became a
widow at age 44. Three years later [ around 1970 ] she married a childhood friend,
OSMAN CLAYTON HARPER ‘Goose’. Osman was born MAY 23, 1923. They moved
from Port Neches to Village Mills where they had a spacious home in the woods that
always overflowed with friends and family. Goose died of cancer January 17, 2000
[ about age 76 ].

Lorene was always happiest when she was cooking and entertaining her family and her
many friends. She was a fabulous cook and could whip up the most mouth-watering
entrees and desserts. Her gift was serving others, always with her sweet smile and
generous heart. She loved playing dominos and cards and had many evenings of playing
games and eating delicious snacks at her home. She was always in the middle of happy
activities, usually as the hostess. Family celebrations were frequent and fun at the farm.

Loren was a member of the First Baptist Church in Port Neches as a young mother; and
a member of the First Baptist Church in Warren as a senior adult. She loved her church
and served in every way possible. She loved hearing the Word preached. She was a
great fan of gospel, country and bluegrass music and attended concerts with her friends
whenever possible.

As her cancer took a toll on her physical abilities, Lorene moved from her country
home to a comfortable apartment at The Gardens in Livingston, Texas , where she
lived for the last 2-1/2 years of her life. Despite cancer and other medical issues
over the last several years, Lorene never gave in or gave up. Her optimism, good
nature and kindness overcame much adversity. She was a woman of faith; the heart
and cornerstone of her large, adoring family. With dignity and grace, she set an
example for mothers, wives, grandmothers, friends. She was a genuine hero. She
will be missed, but remembered always with joy and love.

[ 5th Generation ] LOUISE OVERSTREET BOTTOMS married __?__ BOTTOMS. For a
period of time they lived in Silsbee, Hardin County prior to moving to Jewett, Leon
County, Texas. In 1996 Louise was still living there.

[ 4th Generation] JAMES E. OVERSTREET ‘ Red ’ was born on September 23, 1905. He
married EBBIE MULLIN. James worked and retired from the construction industry. He
was a member of the Central Baptist Church of Kountze, Hardin County, Texas.
‘ Red ’ died at 9:30 A.M., Friday, July 09, 1971 [ about age 66 ] at the Silsbee Nursing
Home after a long illness. He is buried in the Village Mills Cemetery, Hardin County,
Texas near the grave of his son James.

The children of James and Ebbie are: JAMES, PAULINE, and LOTTIE.


NOTE: Not certain of the number of children but understand there were
could be as many as 3 or 4 daughters.


[ 5th Generation ] JAMES V. OVERSTREET was born on December 7, 1929. He died
July 5, 1950 [about age 21] and is buried in Village Mills Cemetery, Hardin County,
Texas. The inscription on his grave store is ‘ None knew thee but to love thee.’


[ 5th Generation ] PAULINE OVERSTREET RAY married JAMES RICHARD RAY on
August 6, 1960. In July 1971 they were living in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.

[ 5th Generation ] ___?___OVERSTREET STEPHENS married RICHARD STEPHENS.
In July 1971 they were living in Silsbee, Hardin County, Texas.

[ 5th Generation ] ___?___OVERSTREET POWELL married J. T. POWELL Jr. As of
August 6, 1960 they were living in West Orange, Orange County, Texas. In July
1971 they were still living in Orange.

[ 5th Generation ] ___?___OVERSTREET LADNER married SAM LADNER.

[ 5th Generation ] LOTTIE OVERSTREET BEHANNON was born in Hardin County,
Texas. Lottie’s 1st marriage was to ___?___ MC DONALD. Her 2nd marriage
was to JIM BEHANNON.

In July 1971 Jim and Lottie were living in Houston, Harris County, Texas.

Children from 1st marriage: MARC and LARRY

Children from 2nd marriage: BARRY

Lottie passed on July 15, 2003 [ about age 64 ] in Beaumont, Jefferson
County Texas and is buried in the Village Mills Cemetery, Hardin County,
Texas. The inscription on her headstone: " Our Mother, Sister, Friend,
Our Everything "

Note: I have no record of a previous marriage except for the last names
of Lotties first two children.

Note: According to write-up on Find-A-Grave, Lottie is the grandmother
of seven but I have no information on who they are.

[ 6th Generation ] MARC MC DONALD

[ 6th Generation ] LARRY MC DONALD

[ 6th Generation ] BARRY BEHANNON

[ 4th Generation ] INEZ OVERSTREET GOLDMAN DAVIS was born on January
06 1903. She married CLYDE GOLDMAN. The children of Inez and Clyde are:
CLYDE and EARL.

At some later date Inez married LAWRENCE L. DAVIS. Lawrence was born on
December 03, 1937. In 1975 Inez and Lawrence were living in Kountze,
Hardin County, Texas. Inez passed in 1976 [ about age 73 ] and is buried
at Old Hardin Cemetery, Kountze, Hardin, County, Texas. Inscription on
headstone ‘ Gone but not forgotten ’.

Lawrence passed in 1981 [ about age 51 ] and is buried at Old Hardin
Cemetery, Kountze, Hardin, County, Texas.

[ 5th Generation ] CLYDE GOLDMAN JR. was born May 13, 1932. He served as
an A3C { Airman 3rd Class } in the United States Air Force. Clyde died July 18,
1968 [ about age 36 ] and is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont,
Jefferson County, Texas. The Plot listing is Oakcrest Garden. Inscription: TEXAS
A3C US AIR FORCE KOREA.

[ 5th Generation ] EARL GOLDMAN

[ 4th Generation ] WILLIAM ESCAR OVERSTREET ' Hamp ' was born April 4, 1911 in
Hardin, County, Texas. He married MADGALENE LEE FORD, ' Maggie Lee,' on
September 23, 1931. Maggie was born September 5, 1911. She is the daughter of
George Ford and Lucy White. In 1975 Hamp and Maggie Lee were living at Camp
Ruby, Polk County, Texas. It is later indicated that their last residency was in
Livingston, Polk County, Texas 77351 but it may still be the same Camp Ruby
Residence.

Maggie died February 14, 1989 [ about age 71 ] and Escar died March 11, 1992
[ about age 81 ]. They are buried at the Big Sandy Cemetery, Big Sandy, Polk County,
Texas.

The children of Escar and Maggie Lee are: RALPH, CLARENCE, CHARLES, BETTY,
LARRY
and BARBARA.

[ 5th Generation ] RALPH WELTON OVERSTREET

[ 5th Generation ] CLARENCE ELTON OVERSTREET - I ‘m not certain if the location
of Clarence's birth was Village Mills, Hardin County, Texas or Hillister, Tyler County,
Texas. He married BETTY SUE MURPHY on June 3, 1960 and for some time they made
their home in Livingston, Texas.

He worked as Road and Bridge Foreman, Precinct 4. Like so many other Overstreet's,
Clarence enjoyed ranching and hunting and his chosen religion was Baptist


The children of Clarence and Betty are MORRIS, STUART and JANIS.

[ 6th Generation ] MORRIS WAYNE OVERSTREET was born in Polk County Hospital,
Livingston, Texas. He married LINDA SUE WILSON on August 8, 1980 in First Baptist
Church, Livingston, Texas.

[ 7th Generation ] DANIEL WAYNE OVERSTREET in Plano Hospital, Carrolton, Texas.

[ 6th Generation ] STUART LEE OVERSTREET in Bay Springs, Jasper County, Mississippi.

[ 6th Generation ] JANIS RENEE OVERSTREET HOWELL was born in Polk County
Hospital, Livingston, Polk County, Texas. She married CLYDE LOUIS HOWELL
June 20 1991 in First Baptist Church, Livingston, Polk County, Texas. Their children are:
PRESTON and ASHLEY.

[ 7th Generation ] PRESTON LOUIS HOWELL

[ 7th Generation ] ASHLEY NICOLE HOWELL

[ 5th Generation ] CHARLES RAY OVERSTREET was born April 4,1936 at Camp Seal,
Polk County, Texas. He married MARGARET BARBARA JANE COMEAUX. They lived in
East Livingston, Polk County, Texas. His religious choice was Baptist and he was
owner of Overstreet Dirt in Livingston.

Charles died in April 1987 [ about age 51 ] at Livingston, Texas. The children of
Charles and Margaret are: CYNTHIA, CHARLES and REGINA.

[ 6th Generation ] CYNTHIA ANN OVERSTREET RASBERRY was born in Crowley,
Acadia Parish, Louisiana. She married FREDERICK RASBERRY on April 19, 1980.
The children of Cynthia and Frederick are: RACHEL and SARAH

[ 7th Generation ] RACHEL ANN RASBERRY was born in Huntsville, Walker
County, Texas.

[ 7th Generation ] SARAH KAY RASBERRY was born in Huntsville, Walker
County, Texas.

[ 6th Generation ] CHARLES THOMAS OVERSTREET ' Tommy ' married
SHERRIE HOLBROOK. Their children are WADE and AMY.

[ 7th Generation ] WADE OVERSTREET

[ 7th Generation ] AMY OVERSTREET

[ 6th Generation ] REGINA FAYE OVERSTREET DILLARD was born in Livingston,
Polk County, Texas. She married ARTHUR DALE DILLARD on June 27, 1981 in
Livingston, Texas. Children of Regina and Arthur are: CLINTON and LOGAN.

[ 7th Generation ] CLINTON KYLE DILLARD was born in Lufkin, Angelina
County, Texas.

[ 7th Generation ] LOGAN RAY DILLARD was born in Huntsville, Walker
County, Texas.

[ 5th Generation ] BETTY MARIE OVERSTREET CATER JOHNSON was born in Big
Sandy, Polk County, Texas. She married RUBEN EARL CATER ' Bobby ' on June 6,
1959 in Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas. The children of Betty and Bobby are:
BRENDA, ROBERT, MELINDA and SANDRA.

Betty's second married was to OLUN MARSHALL JOHNSON on October 27, 1985
in Cleveland, Liberty County, Texas.

[ 6th Generation ] BRENDA JEAN CATER was born in Livingston, Polk County,
Texas. She married ALAN EUGENE WEAVER on June 02, 1979. The children of
Brenda and Alan: KAYLA.

[ 7th Generation ] KAYLA MARIE WEAVER was born in Snohomish City,
Snohomish County, Washington.

[ 6th Generation ] ROBERT EARL CATER was born in Livingston, Polk County,
Texas. He married BEBE ___?___ .

His second marriage was to JEANETTE BRYER in Livingston, Polk County, Texas.
Children of Robert and Jeanette are: SHANNON, SHEENA and KARISSA.

[ 7th Generation ] SHANNON SHEREE TANTON [ adopted child ] was born in Galveston,
Galveston County, Texas.

[ 7th Generation ] SHEENA DANESE CATER was born in Livingston, Polk County, Texas.

[ 7th Generation ] KARISSA DANIELLE CATER was born in Livingston, Polk County,
Livingston, Polk County, Texas.

[ 6th Generation ] MELINDA MAE CATER was born in Livingston, Polk County, Texas

[ 6th Generation ] SANDRA ELIZABETH CATER was born in Lufkin, Angelina County,
Texas.

[ 5th Generation ] LARRY WAYNE OVERSTREET married LINDA KAY THIGPEN. The
children of Larry and Linda are LAURA, LESLIE, LARRY and LACY.

[ 6th Generation ] LAURA BETH OVERSTREET

[ 6th Generation ] LESLIE OVERSTREET

[ 6th Generation ] LARRY WAYNE OVERSTREET Jr.

[ 6th Generation ] LACY OVERSTREET

[ 5th Generation] BARBARA ANN OVERSTREET FOXWORTH married
FLOYD FOXWORTH. Children of Barbara and Floyd are KEITH and JIMMY.

[ 6th Generation ] KEITH FOXWORTH

[ 6th Generation ] JIMMY DWAYNE FOXWORTH

[ 4th Generation ] WALTER WILLIS OVERSTREET was born May 10, 1913 in
Warren, Tyler County, Texas. He married LORENE FOXWORTH. Lorene was
born June 15, 1918. They were long time residents of Village Mills, Hardin
County, Texas. Willis worked in the oil field industry. He retired there as a
truck driver.

On Tuesday, May 3, 1988 Will died [ about age 75 ] at Silsbee Doctors Hospital.
He is buried in the Fellowship Cemetery, Tyler County, about 3 miles northwest
of Warren. Willis and Lorene have a daughter NELDA.

[ 5th Generation ] NELDA SUE OVERSTREET GREY married LEON GREY. Nelda
and Leon purchased the old James H and Martha Overstreet home in Long
Station, Hardin County, Texas and have improved and modernized the entire
place. It has once again become the beautiful show place home it once was.

[ 4th Generation ] MAYBELL OVERSTREET COLLINS married L. V. COLLINS.
It is noted that in 1975 they lived in Nederland, Jefferson County, Texas.
It is believed they have two children but at this time that fact is not proved.

[ 4th Generation ] ELMER OVERSTREET LILLY married F. A. LILLY.

[ 4th Generation ] VIOLET OVERSTREET





[ 3rd Generation ] MARY E. OVERSTREET was born around 1876 in Texas. She
married CLINT COLLINS. Mary and Clint had at least one son, CLYDE. Mary died
while Clyde was still a young boy. Clint couldn’t keep him at home with him, so
the boy lived with his grandfather, James Thomas Overstreet. Clint would pick
Clyde up and take him home for the weekend almost every week.

[ 4th Generation ] CLYDE COLLINS It is remembered by Gladys Overstreet Eller
that Clyde was a cotton headed kid. She also recalls that he was a pretty good kid.

NOTE: Might be Clyde Nixon Collins, born May 28, 1915 and died Sep 23, 1972
and is buried at Blue Water Cemetery, Livingston, Polk County, Texas. Inscription:
TEC 5 740 Tank BN World War II.





[ 3rd Generation ] DANIEL COLEMAN OVERSTREET was born in 1893. He married
EMMA PITTMAN. Emma was born in 1891. Daniel died in 1960 [ about age 67 ]
His head stone carries the following inscription ‘ Gone but not forgotten.’ He is
buried in Big Sandy Cemetery, Big Sandy, Hardin County, Texas. The children of
Daniel and Emma are: SELMAN, KATTIE, VELMA, LARENE and DOVIE.

[ 4th Generation ] SELMAN OVERSTREET was born August 2, 1913. He served in the
United States Army as a Sergeant in World War II. He died July 31, 1973 [ about age 60 ]
and is buried in Big Sandy Cemetery, Big Sandy, Hardin County, Texas.

[ 4th Generation ] KATTIE OVERSTREET

[ 4th Generation] VELMA OVERSTREET PLACKER was born in Polk County, Texas.
She married ARNOLD PLACKER.

They had at least one son, BOBBY. She also had two additional children from another
marriages, Steve Placker and Kelly Smith.

Velma was a very good seamstress. She was a devoted member of Soda Baptist
Church for many years. In later years she spent most of her time quitting, knitting,
doing crafts and ceramics.

On September 18, 2008 Velma passed away in the Bradford Nursing Home in
Livingston, Polk County, Texas [ about age 93 ] and is buried in Camp Ruby
Cemetery. Funeral service was held Sunday, September 21, 200 in the Pace
Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Frank Hood officiating.

Pallbears were Steve and Kim Packer, Ray and Kelly Placker Smith, Kyle Ramage,
Rhett Smith, Bob Crawford, John Crawford and Jerry Way Rutherford.

She was known as a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. At
the time of her passing she had 9 great-grandchildren.

[ 4th Generation ] BOBBY PLACKER married Wilma ___?___.

[ 4th Generation ] LARENE OVERSTREET RITTLES married W. E. RITTLES.

[ 5th Generation] VIRGINIA BELLE OVERSTREET RITTLES ‘infant’ of Mr. and
Mrs. W.E. Rittles, December 23, 1941, is buried in Big Sandy Cemetery,
Dallardsville, Polk County, Texas

[ 4th Generation] DOVIE OVERSTREET





[ 3rd Generation ] JOSIE OVERSTREET DOWDEN MURPHY WILLIFORD was born
March 20, 1884. Polk County, Texas. She married ___?___ DOWDEN. Their
children were R.T. and SUSIE.

Mr. Dowden died prior to the birth of Susie. Josie then married SAM MURPHY.
They have one son J.C. The marriage between Josie and Sam ended in Divorce.

Later in her life, Josie married JOE WILLIFORD, brother of Algie and Steve
Williford. She was a Hardin County resident since the late 1940’s living at
Rt 2 for a period of time.

Josie died, 10”15 P.M., Wednesday, December 6, 1978 [about age 94] in
Hardin Memorial Hospital and is buried at Fellowship Cemetery, Tyler County,
Texas, about 3 miles northwest of Warren.

[ 4th Generation ] R . T . DOWDEN was born February 3, 1912. He married
___?___ TANTON and they lived in Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas

R. T. was killed in a fire, possibly refinery related on December 28, 1943
[ about age 31 ]. He is buried at Fellowship Cemetery, Tyler County, Texas
about 3 miles northwest of Warren. There is an inscription on his headstone
'How desolate our home bereft of Thee.'

NOTE: They may have had as many as five children.

[ 4th Generation ] SUSIE DOWDEN WILLIFORD Mc MILLAN was born April 10,
1913 in Segno, Polk County, Texas. She married ALGIE WILLIFORD. Algie was
born July 3, 1907. Alie died June 28, 1975 [about age 68] and is buried at
Fellowship Cemetery, Tyler County, Texas, about 3 miles Northwest of Warren.

The inscription on his headstone is ' Our beloved Daddy and Husband.'

A listing of the children include the following, but there may be others who
passed earlier. JAMES, LEONARD, VERNON, EILEEN, DOROTHY and BERNICE.


Some time after Algie's death Susie married ___?___ Mc MILLIAN. But he must
have also past away, because he is not listed as one of her survivors, although
his son is. Susie also raised DOCIA KARNES, the youngest daughter of ELIZERAN
OVERSTREET WILLIFORD
.

Susie died, Monday, February 23, 1987 [about age 73] at St. Elizabeth Hospital
in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas. She had lived in Kountze, Hardin County,
Texas for the 48 years preceding her death. She is buried in the Fellowship
Cemetery, Tyler County, Texas, about 3 miles northwest of Warren. The inscript-
ion on her tombstone ' Rest in Peace.' and ' Gone but not forgotten.'


[ 5th Generation ] JAMES THOMAS WILLIFORD

[ 5th Generation ] LEONARD WELDON WILLIFORD

[ 5th Generation ] VERNON RAY WILLIFORD

[ 5th Generation ] EILEEN WILLIFORD DEAN married CHARLES DEAN,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Escar Dean. The children of Eileen and Charles are: GARY,
RONNIE, BOBBY, CHARLES
and JERRY.

[ 6th Generation ] GARY L. DEAN was born October 17, 1951. He was living
in Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana along with his parents and two brothers.
Gary was a surveyor. He died, Saturday, February 12, 1977 [about age 26] at
Lafayette General Hospital after a short illness. He is buried in the Williford
Plot at the Fellowship Cemetery, Tyler County, Texas about 3 miles northwest of
Warren. The inscription on his headstone ' At Rest ' and ' He suffered
here, but never more. With God's Angels he doth now soar. '


[ 6th Generation ] RONNIE DEAN

[ 6th Generation ] BOBBY DEAN

[ 6th Generation ] CHARLES WAYNE DEAN

[ 6th Generation ] JERRY DEAN

[ 5th Generation ] DOROTHY J. WILLIFORD THOMPSON ' Dot ' was born
September 23, 1935. She married ___?___ THOMPSON. They had at least
one son, RICHARD.

Dorothy died November 20, 1983 [about age 48] and is buried in the
Williford Plot at the Fellowship Cemetery, Tyler County, Texas, about 3
miles northwest of Warren. Inscriptions on her headstone: ' Daughter,
Sister, Wife, Mother, Christian, Friend, worth more than rubes.'

( ' Mama Dot ' ) ( 'At Rest ' ).

[ 6th Generation ] RICHARD D. THOMPSON ' Ricky ' was born November 3,
1958. He died in April of 1977 [about age 19]. Inscription on headstone:
' Watch, for you know not what hour your Lord doth come.' At the foot of
his grave is the marker ' Dumplin. ' He is buried in the Williford Plot at the
Fellowship Cemetery, Tyler County, Texas, about 3 miles northwest of Warren.

[ 5th Generation ] BERNICE WILLIFORD POWELL married ___?___ POWELL

4th Generation ] J. C. MURPHY married ___?___ EARLYN . They have one
daughter: LANELL.

5th Generation] LANELL___?___





[ 3rd Generation ] HAMP OVERSTREET married ___?___ and they had four
children: L. C., WOODROW, EDITH and FERGUSON.


[ 4th Generation ] L. C. OVERSTREET was born on April 14, 1912. He married
BERTIE L. ___?___ . Bertie was born on January 23, 1916. L.C. worked at the
Gulf Oil Refinery in Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas. In 1969 they were living
in Nederland, Jefferson County, Texas.

Bertie passed on January 18, 1984 [ about age 72] and is buried in the Cunningham
Cemetery, Silsbee, Hardin County, Texas.

L. C. passed on December 13, 1984 [ about age 73] and is buried in the Cunningham
Cemetery beside his beloved Bertie.

[ 4th Generation ] WOODROW OVERSTREET

[ 4th Generation ] EDITH OVERSTREET

[ 4th Generation ] FERGUSON OVERSTREET





[ 3rd Generation ] ' KIZZ ' OVERSTREET MURPHY married LARKIN MURPH.

NOTE: Im not sure what Kizz's real name is, this is the only name Gladly
Overstreet Eller ever remembered her being called.





[ 3rd Generation ] ' ZUDE ' OVERSTREET never married.

NOTE: Im not sure what Zude's real name is, this is the only name Gladly
Overstreet Eller ever remembered her being called.





[ 3rd Generation ] JANE OVERSTREET PITMAN PARKER first married ROBERT PITMAN
and they one child: ROBBIE LEE but Robert died before Robbie was born.

Jane second married was to ___?___ PARKER. He had one child BEATRICE from a
previous marriage.

[ 4th Generation] ROBBIE LEE PITMAN SMITH

[ 4th Generation ] *BEATRICE PARKER





[ 3rd Generation ] ELIZA ANN OVERSTREET WILLIFORD married
STEVE WILLIFORD. Steve was brother of Alvin Williford.

Steve and Elizeran's children are: FLOYD, ___?___ , ___?___ and DORCIA.

[ 4th Generation ] FLOYD WILLIFORD

[ 4th Generation ] ___?___ .

[ 4th Generation ] ___?___ .

[ 4th Generation ] DORCIA WILLIFORD KARNES. After her mother died she was
raised by Susie and Alie Williford. She married ___?___ KARNES. She worked for
years as a beauty operator in Silsbee, Hardin County, Texas where she lives.





CHAPTER 5 . . . . DANIEL OVERSTREET

[ 2nd Generation ] DANIEL OVERSTREET ' Dan ' was born April 2, 1855 in
Conecuh County, Alabama.

Dan and SARAH MARGARET COLLINS appeared before Hardin County Clerk,
John J. Dollard, for a Marriage License. The next day, November 19, 1873
they were married by Hardin County Justice of the Peace, Samuel E. Parker.


Sarah was born December 9, 1856 in Hardin County, Texas. She was the child
of Warren J. and Tilitha Collins ' Eboline '.

Gladys Overstreet Eller recalled, “ My grandpa, Dan Overstreet, use to make
grape wine. It was really good. I believe it did have a bit of alcohol.

“ When I was a girl of 13 or 14 years old I thought my grandpa Dan didn't like me
very much. Papa had given me a kit with all kinds of creams and face stuff so I was
sitting in front of the heater putting it on and Grandpa was smoking his pipe. He
leaned over, squinted his eyes and sneered at me, ' You ought to be in the kitchen
helping your Mamie.' I believe I replied by saying ' She doesn't want me in there,
besides my daddy got this for me an I'm going to use it.' I think that was all that was
said and Grandpa just sit back and kept smoking his pipe.”

Sarah died October 19, 1932 [ about age 76 ] and Dan died April 4 1941 [ about age 86 ].
[ File #42493 ]. They are both buried in the Holland Cemetery, Hardin County, Texas.

Their children are: MARY EBOLINE, NANCY JANE, JAMES HAMILTON, CYNTHIA EMMA,
WARREN WALTER, OSCAR O., ARTHUR DANIEL, WILLIE G., CARL D., TRAVIS E., JESSIE

and OLA.

NOTE - OVERSTREET INFORMATION: Dan’s son’s Oscar, Arthur and Willie married 3
Youngblood Sisters, Susie, Viva and Annie Bell.

NOTE - COLLINS INFORMATION:

1. In V.A. Collins book, THE COLLINS FAMILY HISTORY, he wrote that Warren’s wife’s
name was Eboline.

2. On her tombstone she is listed as Eboline. On the 1860 Hardin County Census,
page 342, dwelling 112, family 112 she is listed As Tilitha Collins.





[ 3rd Generation ] MARY EBOLINE OVERSTREET HOLMES ' Linia ' or ' Liney ' was born
January 9, 1875. She married ROBERT WASHINGTON HOLMES, ' Bob ', on December 27,
1888. Linia lacked 13 days of being 14 years old when she married.

Bob was born December 4, 1867. He is the son of William F. Holmes, born about 1836
in Tennessee and Lettie ___?___ Holmes was born about 1839 in Texas. [ Pension
application for William F. Holmes indicated he came to Texas in 1875 and to Village Mills,
Hardin County, Texas in 1858. ]

Bob died December 7, 1952 [ about age 85 ] and is buried in the Fellowship Cemetery,
Tyler County, Texas. Linia died February 12, 1960 [ about age 85 ]. She is buried beside
Bob under a double head stone. Along with the normal information is the simple inscription
' At Rest. '

Their children are: WILLIE, EMILY, EDNA, OSCAR, CARL, CLAYTON, MERTIE, BERTIE,
LUCILLE
and VERNON.

[ 4th Generation ] WILLIE DANIEL HOLMES was born January 20, 1890. His first marriage
was to EFFIE STACKPOLE on March 21, 1909. Effie was born on December 05, 1890.
She was the daughter of James Stackpole and Mary Pender Holmes.

The children of Effie and Willie are: MARY, WILLIAM, WILBURN and ELMER.


Effie passed on May 20, 1937 [ about age 47 ] and is buried at the Fellowship Cemetery,
Warren, Tyler County, Texas.

After Effie died Willie married MARY L. SIMPSON on October 26. 1937. Their daughter is:
MARY ALICE. Willie died in January 1983 [ about age 97 ] and is buried in the Jordan Cemetery.

NOTE: Willie is listed as Rev W. D. Holmes but I don’t have information who he was affiliated with.

[ 5th Generation ] MARY JOSAPHINE HOLMES PATTERSON was born on February 19,
1911. She married GARLAND PATTERSON in 1926

NOTE: Pamela Kaye Holmes Serda indicates the correct spelling is JOSEPHINE.


The children of Mary and Garland are: MARY, MALBADEEN, CLARENCE, GARLAND,
BARNEY, JAMES, ROBERT
and MERLON.

*NOTE: I AM VERY CONFUSED ON THE INFORMATION ABOUT MARY ALICE PATTERSON
DUCE, 6TH GENERATION and MARY ALICE HOLMES WHO I HAVE LISTED FARTHER DOWN
AS A 5TH GENERATION. OBVIOUSLY SOMETHING ISN'T RIGHT. I NEED TO GET THE
STRAIGHT INFORMATION FROM PAMALA SERDA.


*[ 6th Generation ] MARY ALICE PATTERSON DUCE married ___?___ DUCE. For a period
of time she worked at the Court House in Kountze, Hardin County, Texas for Henry
Allen Cole.

[ 6th Generation ] MALBADEEN PATTERSON FREEMAN married HOWARD FREEMAN.

[ 6th Generation ] CLARENCE PATTERSON

[ 6th Generation ] GARLAND PATTERSON

[ 6th Generation ] BARNEY PATTERSON

[ 6th Generation ] JAMES PATTERSON

[ 6th Generation ] ROBERT PATTERSON

[ 6th Generation ] MERLON PATTERSON

[ 5th Generation ] WILLIAM LESTER HOLMES was born October 14, 1911. He married
MADGE NOLAN on August 2, 1934. Madge was born April 20, 1916. Their children are:
CAROLYN, WILLIAM and CHARLOTTE.

William passed on June 10, 1989 [ about age 78 ] and is buried at the Jordan Cemetery,
Honey Island, Hardin County, Texas.

Madge passed on January 31, 1993 [ about age 77 ] and is buried by her beloved William
at the Jordan Cemetery.

Inscription on their double head stone ‘In my Father’s House are many mansions’

[ 6th Generation ] CAROLYN ELAINE HOLMES PRICE married J. P. PRINCE on December
24, 1961.

[ 6th Generation ] WILLIAM TERRY HOLMES

[ 6th Generation ] CHARLOTTE DEAN HOLMES

[ 5th Generation ] WILBURN WINDEL HOLMES he married IVA LEE PATE. Their children
are VIRGINIA, DAVID and ERNEST.

[ 6th Generation ] VIRGINIA ANN HOLMES is a talented painter.

[ 6th Generation ] DAVID EARL HOLMES

[ 6th Generation ] ERNEST DANIEL HOLMES is married and has at least one son.

[ 7th Generation ] ___?___ HOLMES

[ 5th Generation ] ELMER LLOYD HOLMES married FRANCES JEAN JORDAN. They
have one son: LLOYD.

[ 6th Generation ] LLOYD EUGENE HOLMES

*[ 5th Generation ] MARY ALICE HOLMES married DONALD RAY DUCE on August 15,
1958. They have a daughter: MARY.

[ 6th Generation ] MARY DONNECE DUCE

[ 4th Generation ] EMILY HOLMES SERMONS was born July 4, 1892. She married
CARL SERMONS. There children are: QUENTIN, LORENE, VAN and NINA.

[ 5th Generation ] QUENTIN SERMONS

[ 5th Generation ] MARY LORENE SERMONS MARSALIS married ELMER MARSALIS on
August 12, 1928 . There were no children from this union. Elmer died in 1994.

[ 5th Generation ] VAN A. SERMONS

[ 5th Generation ] NINA VEE SERMONS FLOWERS married __?__ FLOWERS.

[ 4th Generation ] NETTE EDNA HOLMES RILEY was born June 17, 1894. She married
GILBERT ARTHUR RILEY. Gilbert was born August 27, 1894. Arthur died February 13,
1970 [about age 76] and is buried in the Fellowship Cemetery, Tyler County, Texas,
about 3 miles northwest of Warren. Edna died January 21, 1963 [about age 69 and is
buried beside her husband. The inscription ‘At Rest’ is on the headstone.


Their children are: JUANITA, PETER, ARTHUR and HOWARD.

[ 5th Generation ] LETTIE JUANITA RILEY LITTLETON was born March 21, 1914.
She married ___?__ LITTLETON. Juanita passed July 7, 1941and is buried at Fellowship
Cemetery in Tyler County, Texas.

[ 5th Generation ] PETER RILEY

[ 5th Generation ] ARTHUR RILEY

[ 5th Generation ] HOWARD E. RILEY was born February 11, 1919. He married
MARY MARCELLA. Mary was born June 1, 1917. Howard served in the US ARMY
for a period of time. He died July 16, 1976 [about age 57] and is buried in the
Fellowship Cemetery, Tyler County, Texas, about 3 miles northwest of Warren.
Mary died February 16, 1979 [ about age 62 ] and is buried near her husband.

[ 4th Generation ] OSCAR HOLMES was born June 8, 1896. He married
RUBY SINGLETARY. Their children are: LOIS, EUGENE, CECIL, ROBILEE, MAURICE
and KENNETH.

[ 5th Generation ] LOIS HOLMES LADDET married ___?___ LADDET.

[ 5th Generation ] EUGENE HOLMES

[ 5th Generation ] CECIL HOLMES married LENORE ___?__ . He is the owner of a
machine shop.

[ 5th Generation ] ROBILEE HOLMES

5th Generation ] MAURICE HOLMES

[ 5th Generation ] KENNETH HOLMES

[ 4th Generation ] CARL HOLMES was born December 25, 1900. He married
MARTHA MESSER. Their children are: MAXINE and LEVINE.

[ 5th Generation ] MAXINE HOLMES married ___?__ and they have a daughter: CAROL.

[ 6th Generation ] CAROL ANN ___?___

[ 5th Generation ] LEVINE HOLMES

[ 4th Generation ] CLAYTON HOLMES was born September 11, 1903. He married
INEZ WALTERS. He died May 9, 1949 [about age 46] and is buried in the Fellowship
Cemetery, Tyler County, Texas, about 3 miles northwest of Warren. Their children
are: C. D., GLENN and YVONNE. Inez later married E. B. Gibson.

[ 5th Generation ] CLAYTON D. HOMES 'C. D.' was born on December 28, 1928 .

Cayton was a veteran of Word War II and served in the Army Air Corp. Sometime
later he became a truck drive and was gone from home for extended periods of
time.

The children from C. D.’s first marriage are: WINSTON, GENE and BRUCE.

C.D. went on to marry CHARLOTTE ___?___ and they had their family. Eventually
they moved to Brandy, Texas, where Charlotte was from. The children of Clayton
and Charlotte are: BUD, LEAH and TERRY.

C. D. passed away on May 18, 1984 [ about the age 56 ] and is buried at
Resthaven Cemetery, Brady McCulloch County, Texas.

[ 6th Generation ] WINSTON HOLMES married ESTELLE ___?___ .
Their children are: MICHELLE and ARRON.

[ 7th Generation ] MICHELLE HOLMES

[ 7th Generation ] ARRON HOLMES

[ 6th Generation ] GENE HOLMES

[ 6th Generation ] BRUCE HOLMES

[ 6th Generation ] BUD HOLMES

[ 6th Generation ] LEAH HOLMES

[ 6th Generation ] TERRY HOLMES

[ 5th Generation ] GLENN HOLMES was born April 12, 1931 in Honey Island, Hardin
County, Texas. He married BONNIE L. SAVOY. According to his daughter Pam Serda,
“ As a young man my Dad played football in High School and was pretty good. He
tried playing some instrument for the band and was horrific. It was suggested that
he stick with sports. Back then, they played 6 man football at Honey Island. When I
was young I wanted to play the saxophone because that was my Dads favorite
instrument. My Mother also played High School basketball and supposedly was pretty
good.”

Glenn and Bonne’s children are: PAMELA and LESLIE.

Glen died October 11, 1993 [ about age 58 ] in Houston, Harris County, Texas and is
buried at Village Mills Cemetery, Village Mills, Hardin County, Texas.

[ 6th Generation ] LESLIE CRAIG HOLMES was a native of Texas City, Galveston County,
Texas and a resident of Silsbee, Hardin County, Texas for 6 years. On October 24,
2003 he passed away at his home in Silsbee [ about age 41 ]. He is buried at Village
Mills Cemetery, Village Mills, Hardin County, Texas.

[ 6th Generation ] PAMELA KAYE HOLMES SERDA was born in Port Sulphur, Calcasieu
Parish, Louisiana. She married EMIL SERDIA JR. on May 11, 1984 in Anahuac, Chambers
County, Texas. They have one daughter: TARA.

[ 7th Generation ] TARA RENE’ SERDA was born in Mid Jefferson Hospital, Nederland,
Jefferson County, Texas.

[ 5th Generation ] YVONNE HOLMES married J. B. WILBURN. Their children
are: MACK, STEVE, LUANN and KEITH.

[ 6th Generation ] MACK HOLMES

[ 6th Generation ] STEVE HOLMES

[ 6th Generation] LUANN HOLMES

[ 6th Generation] KEITH HOLMES

NOTE: DEBRA RUTH HOLMES was born September 15, 1955. She died March 31, 1958.
The inscription on her head stone reads “Our Beloved Daughter.” Due to her location in
the cemetery, it is possible that she is a granddaughter to Clayton Holmes. She is buried
in the Fellowship Cemetery, Tyler County, Texas.

[ 4th Generation ] MERTIE HOLMES YORK ‘ Twin’ was born January 28, 1907. She married
CHARLES M. YORK. Their children are: ROBERT and LURAL.

Charles passed on September 19, 1961 [ about age 59 ] and is buried at the Fellowship
Cemetery, Warren, Tyler County, Texas

Mertie passed May 23, 1996 [ about age 89 ] an is buried beside her beloved Charles at
the Fellowship Cemetery.

[ 5th Generation ] ROBERT ARNOLD YORK was born on April 3, 1925. He was born in
Honey Island, Hardin County, Texas. His family first settled in Hardin County in 1848.
Robert married GEORGIA LOUISE DEASON on June 21, 1946. Louise was born on
December 17, 19266 In Merryville, Louisiana and moved to Honey Island, Hardin County
at age 9. She graduated from Honey Island High School

In 1953 Robert moved to Vidor, Orange County, Texas. He was a member of the
Carpenters Local Union #502 in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas since 1954. He
was a charter member and a deacon of Victory Bible Baptist Church in Vidor.

Louise worked and retired from Fox Photo after 21 years

Robert passed on April 1, 2007 [ about age 82 ] and is buried at Restlawn Memorial
Park in Vidor. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 4, 2007


Their children are: BRENDA and DOUGLAS.

NOTE: At the time of Roberts passing his Grandchildren: J. D. Pate Jr., Mark Pate,
Tara Zyp, Chad York, Robie York. Great-grandchildren: Kaitlyn York, Emily Zyp,
Chaz York and Grace York.

Louise passed on February 9, 2011 [ about age 85 ] in Vidor and is buried at the
Restlawn Memorial Park with her beloved Robert,

[ 6th Generation ] BRENDA YORK ROSHTO married IRVIN ROSHTO.

[ 6th Generation ] CHARLES DOUGLAS YORK was born on October 22, 1952 in Silsbee,
Hardin County, Texas but was a lifelong resident of Vidor. He was an investigator with
Reaud Morgan and Quinn Law Firm in Beaumont. He was also a member of the Pipe-
fitters Local Union #195 in Nederland, Jefferson County, Texas. Doug served his country
in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era.

He married BRENDA ELLIS and their children are: CHAD, ROBIE and TARA.

Doug passed away on March 14, 2011 [ about age 58 ] after a brave and lengthy fight
with cancer. He is buried in Restlawn Memorial Park, Vidor, Orange County, Texas

[ 7th Generation ] CHAD YORK

[ 7th Generation ] ROBIE YORK

[ 7th Generation ] TARA YORK ZYP

[ 5th Generation ] LURA VERLDINE YORK was born December 2, 1929 but passed 25
days later on December 27th. Cause of death Labor Pneumonia and acute cardiac
dilatation are listed on her death certificate #717. She is buried at the Fellowship
Cemetery, Warren, Tyler County, Texas.

[ 4th Generation ] BERTIE HOLMES JOYNOR 'Twin' was born January 28, 1907. She
married ROLAND JOYNOR. Roland was born February 7, 1901.

He died April 13, 1974 [about age 73] and is buried in the Fellowship Cemetery, Tyler
County, Texas. Bertie died sometime after Roland and is buried beside him. Their
children are: ARMOND, REAGIN and JUDY

[ 5th Generation ] ARMOND O. JOYNOR ' Brownie ' was born in Daisetta, Texas about
1927. He married RUBY CHILDERS. Armond lived in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas
for 49 years. Part of that time he lived in the Woodland Acres Sub-division.

Armond worked and retired as a warehouse and business agent for the Teamsters Local
920. Like so many others of his time, he was also a World War II veteran, serving in the
United States Navy.

On Monday, July 15, 1996 Armond died in his home. He is buried at Guedry Cemetery
in Batson, Hardin County, Texas. Ruby and Armond had no children but Ruby has a
daughter, Betty, from a previous marriage.

[ 5th Generation ] REAGIN JOYNOR lived in Vidor, Orange County, Texas for a period of
time.

[ 5th Generation ] JUDY JOYNOR YOUNG married ___?__YOUNG and for a period of time
they lived in Nederland, Jefferson County, Texas.

[ 4th Generation ] LUCILLE HOLMES MOORMAN was born in February 1910. She married
RAY MOORMAN Sr. Their children are RAY and MICHAEL.

[ 5th Generation ] RAY MOORMAN Jr. married ___?___ . Their children are:
AL and NATHALEE.

[ 6th Generation ] AL RAY MOORMAN

[ 6th Generation ] NATHALEE MOORMAN

[ 5th Generation ] MICHAEL MOORMAN

[ 4th Generation ] VERNON HOLMES died about age 2.





[ 3rd Generation] NANCY JANE OVERSTREET RICHARDSON 'Jannie' was born
October 17, 1876, probably in Polk County, Texas. She married
BEN J. RICHARDSON on September 17, 1891. She died in December
1953 [ about age 77 ].

NOTE: She is listed as ' Jimmie ' in Hardin County Texas Marriages 1858 –
1900 by A. J. Guedry; but living relatives confirmed the correct spelling.

The children of Jannie and Ben are: GORDON, BURROW, JIMMIE, JEWELL
and REESE.

[ 4th Generation ] GORDON RICHARDSON

[ 4th Generation ] BURROW RICHARDSON

[ 4th Generation ] JIMMIE RICHARDSON COPELAND married __?__ COPELAND

[ 4th Generation ] JEWELL RICHARDSON ROBINSON married __?__ ROBINSON and

[ 4th Generation ] REESE RICHARDSON





[ 3rd Generation ] JAMES HAMILTON OVERSTREET 'Bud' was born February 2, 1879
on the Overstreet family farm near Village Mills, Hardin County, Texas. He was the
third child of Daniel and Sarah Margaret [Collins] Overstreet. James worked as a
lumberman in the woods of the Big Thicket around Kountze from the time he was
ten years old, doing just about everything that a man was called on to do. In BIG
THICKET LEGACY
by Campbell & Lynn Loughmiller, Mr. Brown Wiggins, a
contemporary, recalled, “ When Bud was a young man you could put a 1 x 2 board
on the shoulders of two tall men and he could jump it. He was very athletic and
strong.”


A bill of sale dated May 29, 1922 was recently found. It indicates J.H. Overstreet
sold approximately 75 head of cattle to d [Dan] Overstreet. 65 head of the cattle
were at one location with the brand J.O. plus some special ear markings. Total
price for the cattle was $1500 or about $20 per head. The total amount of cattle
would be 75 more or less.

Bud was about 31 years old when he married MARTHA EXA WILLIFORD on June 5,
1910. Martha was born on the Williford family farm in Polk County, Texas on
November 29 1886. She was the 8th child of James Irving Williford and Mary
Roberts Williford.

An early home of Bud and Martha was a old boxcar in a siding around the Olive,
Hardin County, Texas area while Bud worked in the nearby logging industry. Later
they moved in or near Votaw, Hardin County, Texas. While living in Votaw an
accidental fall during Martha's 7th month of pregnancy caused her to lose the
twins she was carrying. Bud had opened a bail of hay near the back porch of the
house and the wire was still laying on the ground. Martha went outside and
became entangled in the bailing wire. She tripped and had a hard fall causing
the loss of the twins. It was hand written in Martha's Bible that the twins were
born on January 28, 1911 in Votaw Texas premature and died at birth.

As well as a farmer, lumberman and cattleman, Bud was a hunter and trapper.
He was probably as familiar with the Big Thicket as any man living at that time.
One of the more profitable ‘game’ to be trapped were coons. There was a huge
demand for coon skins for the ‘college boy’s coats’.

Addie Moye, another contemporary and life long friend related the following
event to members of the Overstreet family. In the early 1900’s the ‘Big Thicket’
was still a vast untamed wilderness. It was home to almost every kind of wild
animal life known in Texas. Bears, cougars, wild pigs, mountain lions and snakes
that were too numerous to count. It was a beautiful, yet unforgiving wilderness
where more than one good man has lost his life. “ I was in the thicket alone when
a tree fell on me. I was hopelessly pinned beneath the tree. At a time such as that,
the seconds and minutes drag by, so just how long I lay there that day I don’t
know. But God had his hand on me because Bud was in the same area, hunting
wild pigs. He found me and got the tree off. My injuries had helped to prevent
me from being able to free myself. He then helped me to get home. I know that
day that Bud saved my life.”

In an interview with Buddy Moor, Bud fondly recalled some of his earlier days
with Martha. “ We butchered our own hogs,” he said. “ After I had been out hog
hunting and when I was coming in with a big hog to be dressed, I would blow
the cow horn I always carried over my shoulder. Martha could hear the horn for
a mile or more and she would start the fire to boil the water to dress the hog or
she would use the fire to cook the meal. Some times there would be three or four
of us tired and hungry. She could always get a good meal together even in the
days before gas, electricity or freezers.”

Uncle Bud said he would follow the same horn blowing procedure after his
“cow hunts.” “ In late summer ”, Uncle Bud remembered. “Me and the other
men who had cattle running wild would cow hunt together and camp together.
We would mark and brand our calves and round up the cattle to be sold. I had
a big corral cow pen and we often pinned the cows there until we sold them to
a cow buyer, ” he said.

Bud Overstreet would best be described as a ‘ quiet ’ man. “ I have never been a
quarrelsome person,” he said. “ If Martha got to quarreling or the kids got to
crying, I always had plenty of work to do in the field or at the barn. We never
quarreled much but when she wanted to I picked up my hat and got out for a
while.”

Uncle Bud recalls some of the early Thick days. In 1975, he told Campbell and
Lynn Loughmiller about his grandpa, { James Hamption } ' Jim ' Overstreet coming
to Hardin County before the Civil War. In their book, ‘Big Thicket Legacy’, the
couple tells about the Big Thick being a good place to hide. “ Some people who
didn’t want to fight in the Civil War hid there and became know as the jayhawkers.
Bud Overstreet [95] years old at the time of the interview said, “My daddy was
Dan Overstreet and my mother was Sarah Collins. Grandpa Warren Collins was
one of those who wouldn’t fight during the civil war, was at the Kaiser Burnout.
There was lots of them that lay out. Old man Stace Collins and Newt Collins,
they wee brothers; and Lige Cain and old man Jim Williford. They were part of
the 'jayhawkers'. I know old man Cain and Jim Williford and I’ve seen Stace and
Newt Collins.” The Loughmiller’s reported.

Also in their interview with Bud they were told: “ I’ve heard grandpa say it was
a rich man’s war and a poor man’s fight. That’s the reason they wouldn’t fight,
they didn’t own nothin’. In my opinion it was the best thing in the world they
freed the coloreds. If they hadn’t all those sawmills where we made a living at,
we’d been working as slaves for them because the poor white people was just
like slaves too, no better off than the colored man.”

Although Bud did not attend Church services in his later years; while the kids
were still living at home he would attend services regularly. His daughter, Gladys,
recalled: “ Papa would usually sit quietly towards the back of the church. He didn’t
get too involved with the service. However, he did enjoy singing conventions and
would always take us. Lee Duff, one of our relatives, was usual involved. Lee was a
terrific singer and never minded doing the introductions as well as some of the
singing. We'd all load into the wagon and off we'd go. Of course, traveling like that
was slow. I remember one trip in particular. We were traveling by wagon on a long
narrow dirt road. Every so often an automobile would overtake us. As soon as it was
practical Papa would find a place where he could pull over to allow the automobile
to pass. This went on the whole trip. Each time seemed to annoy Papa just a little
more. Finally by the end of the trip Papa was pretty aggravated saying ‘I’m going to
have me one of those things.’ The following day Papa became the owner of a Ford
Touring Car.”

During his long life, Bud opened and sold a number of stories in the Village Mills
and Honey Island areas. It was some time after 1937 when he sold the Honey Island
store to his oldest son, James Vinson.

About 1938 Bud built and ran a café/beer-joint on the Hardin County side of the
Polk County/Hardin County Line. Later he built and ran the one on the Tyler County –
Hardin County line known as 'Uncle Bud’s'. It was also called by locals as the last
chance, since it was on the Hardin County side and Tyler County was a ‘dry county’,
In his later years he could almost always be found there, often playing dominoes in
‘his booth’. It is said that by the second round of play he pretty well knew what
‘bones’ each of his opponents had remaining in their hands. He said the game was
99% concentration and 1% luck. Bud didn’t believe much in luck. He knew most things
happened for a reason.

During the hard years if someone needed to borrow money, the only security they
needed with Bud was a hand shake. ‘ Uncle Bud’s ’ dealings were very simple
“ When you get some money, pay me back.” If an individual did that, he could
borrow again, But if someone failed to pay him back once – Bud would wash his
hands of that person forever concerning money loans. He once said in an interview
with Buddy Moor of the Kountze News, “ I have always tried to be fair with people.
My word was always good. I have tried to lend a helping hand whenever I could.”

Martha was affectionately known as Aunt Martha,' to most everyone in the Long
Station Community. She lived the early part of her life in Polk County, Texas, After
she and Bud married they moved around a bit. They had a large farm in Polk
County. That was where they were living with both Gladys and Henry Olen were
born. They finally settling in Long Station later called Village Mills after the Post
Office resettled there.

Martha was a strikingly handsome woman, tall and lean with a smile that would
have warmed the heart of Silas Marner. Her hair was long, flowing all the way to
here waist and for many years she wore it in a bun high on the back of her head.

Although she only had a 3rd grade education, she was determined and saw to it
that her children all went to high school. She understood the importance of having
a good education and the affect not having it could have. She would not permit
her own limited formal education to impede or limit her world. She loved to read.
Her magazines and books often carried her to the wonderful places she would
never physically see. But most of all, she loved to read her Bible. God’s Word
gave her strength and guidance. It allowed her to be near her Lord daily. It is
remembered by several family members that if there was a visiting minister,
she would always insist that he and his family have at least one meal at her
home. Since she was known to be such a good cook, no one ever passed up
that invitation.

As the years went by Bud would buy a new car ever couple of years. He wanted
to trade his old car in while it still had good resale value. Of course, in those early
years he held on to the cars or trucks a bit longer. Martha never learned to drive.
For the most part her world was within walking distance. Bud might drive her
some of the time, but more often than not she walked. There home in Village
Mills, Texas was about a mile from the post office, grocery stores and church.
She walked to and from the store or post office almost every day. She considered
even visits to friends several miles away to be ' just a good walk or stretch of the
legs.’ She’d assure that every thing was in order at home and then put on her
bonnet and start walking.

Her independence would show it’s self often. If she decided she wanted to go to
Kountze or Beaumont instead of troubling Bud or friends she would flag down
the local train or the old gray hound bus. It kind of depended which was due when
she was ready to go. She knew both schedules pretty good.

Martha had glaucoma and first lost sight in one eye and then in her later years lost
it in the other. But, even in blindness, she remained independent. Rather than
feeling down and out, she did everything possible to live a normal life. In the last
years of her life she did have to have someone staying with her but even then
she mostly cared for herself. She fell and broke her hip and had to stay in a
nursing home. She never really go over the damage done from the broken hip
and finally passed away on April 23, 1975, ending her and Bud’s marriage of
65 years. She would have been 89 on her next birthday.

In his closing years, Bud still remained equally independent also. He continued
for many years to live alone or in a house trailer next door to his son Vinson.
Somewhere during this period Bud renewed his relationship with his Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ.

It was only in the final few years of his life that he lived in a nursing home. He
could often be found in the recreation area playing a game of dominoes with
other nursing home residences. Bud only lacked three months of being 105
years old at the time of his passing on November 15, 1983.

Martha and Bud had five children, but the unnamed infant twins, a boy and a
girl, died at birth and are believed buried in a cemetery at Votaw. That point
is still in some question. The other children are: JAMES, GLADYS and HENRY

[ 4th Generation ] JAMES VINSON OVERSTREET was born January 10, 1912 in
Fuqua, Liberty County, Texas. He started to school at the Live Oak School in
Polk County about 1919. It was a one teacher, one room school house about
a mile from the Overstreet home in Segno. Vinson’s sister Gladys recalled one
time Vinson and her were on our way walking to school.

“ We each had an apple to eat during a break time. Vinson decided he couldn’t
wait so he peeled and ate his apple as we walked that dusty road towards the
school. He then teasingly took my apple. Being a little spitfire, my temper must
have come out, because I decided to get my apple back by knocking it out of his
hand. I was a little behind him when I gave his hand a hard enough slap to knock
the apple free. I didn’t know the opened pocket knife was in the apple. I cut deep
into my hand. We had already a good ways, but immediately turned and hurried
back home where Mama tended my injury; all the while fussing at both Vinson me.
I don’t think we went to school that day. Vinson had no intention of keeping my
apple he was only teasing me.”

“ One day we had all been working out in the field. It must have been around 1923.
I would have been about 10 and Vinson would have been about 12. We were both
very thirsty and Mama had told us to go on up to the house. She said they would
be along in a few minutes to eat dinner. Henry, who was about 3 years old, stayed
with Mama. Vinson had gone into the house and I was still standing on the front
porch when I saw a big diamond back rattle snake working his way along the fence.
The rattles on his tail were sticking straight up. I called to Vinson and he reached
behind the door where Papa always kept a loaded shotgun. Taking aim, he blew
the head of that rattlesnake. A few minutes later Mama and Papa came slowly walking
up the path. When told what Vinson had done, both Mama and Papa told him how
proud they were. Back then all us kids knew that there was a loaded gun behind the
door and that we were not to touch it. Of course Vinson had already been allowed
to use the gun for hunting. I don’t know it for a fact, but I believed when they heard
the shotgun go off, they dropped their hoes and came running to the house. When
they got near, I think they both slowed down expecting to see one of us dead.”

It was sometime after the family moved to Village Mills that Vinson quit school to
begin working. About a year later, on October 18, 1929, he married OPAL HENDRIX.
Opal was born March 24, 1911. Gladys recalls, “They were a couple of 18 year olds
who had noting but each other. Times were hard for everyone, but it was particularly
hard for such a young couple trying to get started. About a year later Dwayne was
born, making their struggle even harder. But Vinson and Opal were accustomed to
hard work. Vinson worked many different jobs to feed his young family. At one time
early in the marriage, they stayed at Aunt Ellen’s. She had a large old house and some
times took in roomers. The young couple also stayed some of the time with the Opal’s
parents.

“ Sometime after 1936 Papa sold the Honey Island store to Vinson and Opal on credit.
Together they worked hard to make it a success. Vinson built living quarters on the
back of the store and that’s where they lived until they finally built a home next door to
the store.” The store was on a curve just as you entered Honey Island from Village Mills.
Years later they moved their home to it's present location in Kountze. On October 23,
1948 Vinson had the formal opening of Overstreet Butane Company. When He retired
many years later he sold the propane business to his grandson, James.

Vinson was a community leader, very active in civil affairs and a long time member of
the Masonic Lodge. He was one of the founders of Peoples State Bank and served on the
board of directors for many years. Vinson helped form Texas Butane Dealers Association
and served as District resident. He was active in the Lions Club and helped set up the
Holland Cemetery Association as well as being involved in numerous other worth causes.

But he once told me he wanted to be remembered as the devoted husband that he
knew he was and hoped he'd be thought of as a cherished father and grandfather.
He loved his family very much.

Opal was born March 24, 1911. She worked along side of Vinson in their business.
Opal lovingly known as “ BO ” to all the grandchildren. This came from Dwayne's
oldest son, James, inability to say Opal when he was very young. It just seemed the
natural name for the rest of the grandchildren.

Opal died on March 23, 1999 [ just 20 hours short of her 88th birthday ]. She is
buried in the Old Hardin Cemetery, Hardin County, Texas.

Vinson joined his beloved Opal in Heaven on February 15, 2006 [ about age 94]
and is buried beside her in the Old Hardin Cemetery.

Vinson and Opal have one son: DWAYNE.

[ 5th Generation ] DWAYNE VINSON OVERSTREET was born in Honey Island,
Hardin County, Texas. He graduated from Honey Island High School. On
March 1, 1951 he married SHIRLEY ANN SCHULL. At that time he was
described as being 6' 4”, Brown Hair, Blue Eyes and Weighing 160 pounds.

Dwayne earned a teaching degree from Stephen F. Austin College and later
a Law Degree from South Texas Law School while still working a 40 hour
week to support his family. Before going into private practice he was elected
and served as the Hardin County Attorney.

Both Dwayne and Shirley enjoyed hunting and fishing. He and Shirley lived near
Honey Island and have four children: JAMES, BYRON, ROYCE and RHONDA.

Shirley passed away in 2008 and is buried in the Holland Cemetery, Hardin
County, Texas

[ 6th Generation ] JAMES VINSON OVERSTREET II was born in Kountze, Hardin
County, Texas. James attended graduated from Kountze High School.

James and JOLINE JANET JORDON were married on April 6 1985. Joline was
born in Kountze and lived with her family near Segno in Polk County, Texas.
She attended school and graduated from Big Sandy High School in Dallardsville,
Polk County, Texas.

James was owner operator of Overstreet Propane Company in Kountze for
a number of years before selling the business.

James and Joline have one child: MICHAEL.

[ 7th Generation ] MICHAEL BRANDON OVERSTREET in Beaumont, Jefferson
County, Texas.

[ 6th Generation ] BYRON OVERSTREET married DEBBIE ___?___.

[ 7th Generation ] ___?__ OVERSTREET

[ 6th Generation ] ROYCE OVERSTREET married ABBIE JOHNSON. This
marriage ended in divorce.

Their children care: DUSTY and BRITTANY.

Royce's second married is to JAYSANNE ___?___ . I understand Jaysanne has
two daughters from a previous marriage: KARAGAN and CLERRA.

Children born to Royce and Jaysanne: JACKSON.

[ 7th Generation ] BRYAN DUSTIN OVERSTREET ' Dusty ' was born on October
22, 2007 in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas. A 1999 Kountze High School
graduate, he was a lifelong resident of the Kountze area. He attended Lamar
Institute of Technology where he earned a degree in air conditioning in 2002.
He was employed as a construction supervisor with Ohmstede Turnaround in
Beaumont.

Dusty passed away Monday, October 22, 2007 from injuries received in an
automobile accident in San Augustine, Texas.

[ 7th Generation ] BRITTANY OVERSTREET

[ 7th Generation ] JACKSON OVERSTREET

[ 6th Generation ] RHONDA OVERSTREET married REV. RANDY CHATELAINE.
They make their home in Kountze, Hardin County, Texas.

[ 7th Generation ] ___?___ CHATELAINE

[ 8th Generation ] ___?___ CHATELAINE

[ 7th Generation ] ___?___ CHATELAINE

[ 4th Generation ] GLADYS OVERSTREET ELLER was born at the family home in
Polk County, Texas on October 27, 1914 near the small community of Segno.
She started school in Polk County at the Live Oak School about 1921. It was a
one teacher, one room school house.

In recalling some of those early days Gladys comments: “ When we were kids,
living near Segno, we weren't allowed to play around the wild cherry tree. Mama
would warn us that there was an old well over there and the ground around it
might cave in. Back then we didn't know that Grand Pa's old home use to be there.
It was many years later I learned this new information. But it made sense now.”

“ When I was a young girl, wild life in the Big Thicket was still abundant. Hunters
kill bears, wild cats, wild hogs, deer, and etc. It seemed everywhere you looked
the trees were full of squirrels and birds of all kinds. Small animals like armadillos,
possums and raccoons ran rampant on the ground and different kinds of snakes
were too numerous to count. My Daddy use to trapped raccoons for their skins.
Back then coonskin coats were very popular with college kids back east. Many a
Harvard or Yale grad wore coats with skins from the Big Thicket of Southeast Texas."

Gladys enjoyed talking about every day life back then. “ Papa would build several
potato cabins in the back yard. These cabins were in the ground. He would fill
them up with potatoes. I’m not sure if they were sweet potatoes or regular potatoes
but probably a combination of each. He would open and use out of them one bin at
a time. We use to have potatoes clear up to Christmas. Keeping them in the ground
helped to keep them fresh.” Vinson said that " . . . he thought they were mostly
sweet tatters cause Papa was so found of them. "

“ Papa really did likes sweet potatoes and ate them with almost anything, except
eggs. He used them like most people use bread. Mama fixed cornbread a lot and
of course sour dough biscuits too. When Papa was heading into the woods for the
day he would put a handful of biscuits in his coat pocket or pouch.”

“ I don't remember how it was made, but, Papa use to make ' Potato Beer.' I know
you used baked sweet potatoes and water and I'm pretty sure there were other
ingredient's but I can't remember what was used to make it work. I was called beer
but don't think there was any alcohol in it. I do remember for certain that it tasted
really good.”

When asked how large a farm Bud and Martha had in Polk County Gladys replied:
“ I believe that Papa owned about 110 acres there in Polk County. I'm not absolutely
sure of the amount of acreage but think that's about right.”

Bud and Martha raised a moderate amount of assorted vegetables, including sweet
potatoes, corn, tomatoes, onions, melons, turnips beans and white potatoes. These
were primarily for home consumption. He would also raised a small crop of cotton.

“ New Years Day was treated a lot different when I was a kid. There weren't big
sporting events are parties. Where we lived, it was kind of the custom for the men
to go around visiting on New Years Day. They would go from home to home
drinking coffee and just hanging out together. The women and kids would stay
home.”

“ Of course, it depended on the weather, but quite often Papa would butcher hogs
on New Years Day. He would butcher from one to three hogs, laying the cuts
spread out on the meat bench. He would cover the meat with a heavy course salt
and leave it for 3 days. Then he would brush off the salt and smoke the meat until
it was cured. This might take as much as 2 or 3 weeks. After that we had ham
shoulders and bacon.”

“ Papa raised a few cattle and hogs. The livestock was allowed to roam free in
the woods so everyone would mark their own animals. Papa would cut on an ear
of the hogs and cattle in a certain way to show they were his. He would also
brand the cattle. This was a common practice among many of the small farmers.


Once a year the men would have a round up of of the cattle. Usually, when it
came time, the men would meet at our home and leave their bed rolls on the
porch. Papa had the largest cow pen in the area. They were at least 8' tall,
probably 8 or 9 rails high. The coral covered a huge area and could hold large
numbers of cattle once they were rounded up. They would drive the days cattle
into the coral.

After working a long day, the tired hungry men would return to find supper
waiting for them. Mama’s meal might consist of chicken, beans, tatters, collard
greens or cabbage and corn bread. After supper the men might sit out on the
front porch and talk about the day’s roundup. They’d make plans for the
coming day and then several of them would start playing a game or two of
dominoes. Finally they would settle down on bed rolls and go to sleep on the
front porch.

Early the next morning they would head back into the woods but not without a
pocket full of Mama’s sour dough biscuits or cornbread. The roundup would take
a number of days and they wouldn't quit until they had all the cattle they could
handle. They would then drive the cattle to either buyers at Saratoga. or Sour Lake,
I don't remember which. The cattle would be shipped by rail east.”

Later the family moved to the old ‘Collins Place’ near Honey Island. It was around
1926 and Gladys and Vinson attended the Collins School for the 5th and 6th grades.


“ Mama use to cook a pot of rice in the morning for our breakfast. We ate it with sugar
and milk and sometimes butter if we had it. Other than at breakfast we didn't eat rice.
The exception was rice pudding. If she had plenty of rice she would make rice pudding.
If we were short on rice, mama would add biscuits. The rice pudding was best without
the biscuits but it was still good with them too."

"Speaking of breakfast and Mama's sour dough biscuits, we sometimes add jelly or syrup to
them. Mama made her own jelly or jam from what ever fruit or berries we had or could find.
There were lots of berries in the Big Thicket. I liked mama's May Haw Jelly a lot. The may-haw
would lay n the water and we'd have to wade to get them. Papa would sometimes grow
his own sugar cane. When it was ready to harvest, we'd take it to where they ran the cane
through a crusher to extract the juice. We'd then take the juice to the people who cooked
the syrup. I think papa would get about 20 buckets of syrup. If he didn't have enough juice
he would buy extra.”

“Mama kept sour dough brewing all the time. She would start with a hunk of dough in an
old pot and added some flower to cover it. As she would use out of the pot she would add
new dough mixed in with what ever was remaining. In that way she always had plenty of
dough.”

Kountze and several other small schools consolidated so Gladys attended the 7th grade
in Kountze. Around 1928 the family moved to Long Station, Hardin County, Texas. Gladys
attended school at the Village Mills School House.

Gladys recalled, “ Growing up, we would catch small lizards and attach them to our ears
and wore them as ear rings. Eventually the lizards would begin to relax their jaws which
would allow they would become loose if we didn't pull on their tails. Pulling their tails
caused them to tighten their jaws.”

“ I never considered myself a mean person. Gladys confessed, “ But one time I did pulled
a mean trick on my cousin, Susie Williford. We use to have lots of company on Sunday
afternoons and everyone would sit out on the front porch. The house in Long Station
was designed so the best breeze blew across the front porch. Susie was wearing a
starched linen dress that had been ironed to perfection. I was busy bringing dining room
chairs out to the porch for everyone to sit on. Susie kept adjusting her dress so that it
wouldn't wrinkle when she sat down. As she slowly began to sit down I moved the chair
back and Susie sat all the way to the floor. I quickly ducked into the front door and out
of sight. All I can say for in my own defense is that The Devil made me do it !! ”

Gladys Overstreet Eller related this story to her daughter, Linda Eller Weston. “ One day, I
guess I was about 14 years old, I rode with Annie Overstreet and Aunt Eliza Ann Overstreet
from Long Station in Hardin County to Daisetta in Liberty County. We were going to visit Jeff
and Pearl Overstreet. Jeff was Aunt Eliza Ann's second son. We hadn't gone all that far
because the roads through the big thicket were not much more that sandy trails so the
car was not moving very fast. Even in the day light the Big Thicket can be a spooky place
and that day was no exception. I don't remember who first saw the two men on horseback
trying to overtake the car. But, I do remember that Annie and Aunt Eliza Ann were both
nearly scared to death. I probably was too until I recognized them as a couple of guys I
knew. They caught up with the car and I talked with them as we drove on towards Jeff's.
Believe me, it was a great relief to both Annie and Aunt Eliza Ann when they saw that I
knew Morris Lee Loften and Arnold Flowers. I have no doubt the guys intended to scare
us a little. Boys their age like scaring the girls.”

“They use to have singing conventions about every 5th Sunday somewhere. These
conventions would move from location to location. Papa, Mama and us kids went to
lots of them. As far back as I can remember my Papa enjoyed listening to music. We
were fortunate to have a number of truly good singers attending. They would come
from all over the area to participate in the singing conventions. None of the singers
were better than Lee Duff, grandfather to singer and song writer, Arly Duff. Most
was glad to see Lee show up. He often led the singing.

But the singing wasn't the only fun at those events. Everyone would bring food for a
dinner on the ground. Boards were nailed between trees, making crude tables for the
food to be set. People would walk along side the tables, filling their plate from the
mixture of foods It was wonderful to be able to taste food from so many different
good cooks and - oh those deserts !! I don't think people did much calorie counting
back then.

We'd all sit around eating and visiting. There would be stories, funny tales or just
updates on every day events. Sometime people would line up workers or helpers that
they might need. As I remember, everyone had a great time. You really got to know
your neighbors a lot better in those days.

After a long dinner break those who could would go back into the church building for
some more singing. It was late in the afternoon before we would head back home.”

“ Sometimes bad things happened in the Big Thicket. There was a local girl who was at
least partially mentally challenged. She had two brothers who were always looking out
for her best interest. One day a local ' good ole boy ' turned up hung in the woods.
With no proof of foul play, The Law concluded that it must have been a suicide. But
everyone knew those brothers hung him for messing around with their sister.”

“ Another time, Cora Jenkins' son was found near death in the woods. It was obvious
that he had been shot with his own rifle. When he was finally able to talk, his concerned
Mama asked him, ' Son, why did you want to kill yourself ? ' He was surprised at her
question and replied, ' Mama, I didn't try to kill myself, the dog shot me. I was carrying
that old sick dog out in the woods to shot him when I tripped and fell. The dog fell too
and somehow he triggered the rifle and I was hit when it went off. ' ” Gladys added,
“ Everyone though that he had tried to commit suicide and if he had of died, I'm sure
that's the way it would have been remembered. Fortunately, he lived to tell the real
story.”

“ When I was first learning to drive, Papa let me drive his car up and down the road
in front of his store in Honey Island. 'Think you can handle it?' Papa asked. After
giving him a few words of assurance, he told me, 'Take it around back and park it,'
then he went back into the store. I drove it around the front for a few more times
and then around to the back of the store. Suddenly inside the store canned goods
came flying off the shelves and dropping to the floor. Pulling up to the back of the
store I had allowed the car to roll a stop. The only problem was that I had allowed
the store wall to do the stopping."

"Another time I drove the car to the post office in Village Mills. There was some
bright red post out front of the building. ' Rail road rails cut into short equal
lengths'. Sometime after I returned home Papa asked me it there had been any
problems and I assured him I hadn't had any. 'Then what's all the red paint on
my fender?' Papa asked very mater of fact. He wasn’t one to fuss or get very
excited about things we kids did, but he did wanted us to know that we wasn’t
putting anything over on him. The old post office was above the area where you
turn to go to ' Wildwood,' but on the other side of the road. It’s above where the
old school house use to be.”

In 1931 Gladys graduated from the 10th grade at Village Mills School. They had a
ceremony and everything. The following year she attended the 11th grade in Kountze.
In those days the 11th grade was Kountze's senior year.

Gladys recalls, “ I had to walk about three of mile to catch the school bus at Hester
Switch. The bus didn't go all the way to Village Mills. I bet I didn't get a ride more
than a couple of times the entire nine months. I remember facing that cold wind
coming up the hill to Long Station. That was the coldest wind that ever has blown.

Sometimes I would ride the bus to the Holland’s house and walk on home by way
of the Holland Cemetery. That was the old highway. If you never heard pine trees
talk, you ought to be out there all by yourself, away from everybody and everything.
Sometimes I would stop and listen, trying to hear what the pines were saying. I
wasn't actually afraid or anything like that, but sometimes it did kind of make the
hair on the back of your neck stand-up. Also, in those days cattle roamed free in
the woods. I was always afraid of those wild bulls and I'd have gladly given them
the highway anytime.

I graduated from Kountze High School in 1932. Times were hard and there was no
way my parents could afford to send me to nurses training in Beaumont at Hotel
Dieu because the training there cost too much. I heard about a training program
in San Antonio, Texas at the State Hospital that was affordable. ”

Gladys graduated high school at age 17 but you had to be 18 to be eligible to
enroll at school in San Antonio. The new class started in September and she
didn't turn 18 until late October. Although it was only a little over a month's
difference the school would not waiver on its rule.

Gladys recalls, “ I stayed home and drove my Mother crazy. I never did anything
to soil my good name, but I did go out to have fun. I guess my name probably
got mentioned in the Baptist Church because I enjoyed dancing and you know
how the Baptist feel about dancing. Near Warren there was a combination dance
hall and roller rink. The brother of one of my friends would take us girls there
to dance or skate. Sometimes Papa would drive up. He wasn't checking up on
or anything like that he just enjoyed listening to the music. On the porch out
side the dance area there were benches arranged for people who didn’t want
to dance could just sit and listen. However, he didn't want me to roller skate.
'You'll fall down and break your arm,' he would warn. But, I did roller skated
from time to time and never broke anything.”

“ I started to nurse training in 1933. It was a strain on the family budget to get the
bus fare there but they managed to get it and some extra for uniforms, etc. that
they knew I would need. Papa also gave me a return ticket. The ticket was good for
six months. He wanted me to be able to come home if I choose to do so.”

So off Gladys went to enter nurses training at the State Hospital in San Antonio,
Texas. She said, “The training there was free but you were also expected to work
there. They didn't pay you a lot but it was enough to help get the things you needed.”


While on a blind date, she met and eventually fell in love with a young army
sergeant, JOHN NOBLE ELLER. They soon wanted to get married but the rules
at the hospital would not allow married women to go through their nurses
program. Gladys elected to give up her career as a nurse to become the wife
of her handsome buck sergeant. They were married in New Braunfels, Texas
on May 9, 1935.

John was born in Miami, Texas on April 10, 1905. He served in the U.S. Army, U.S.
Army Air Corps and United States Air Force for over 30 years. He started as a private
in the Field Artillery and retired as a Major in the Air Force. During his time in the
military the family moved around the country as well as overseas.

On Gladys' Colorado Driver's License the following information: 1942, age 29,
weight 110, height 5'5”, Brown hair, Grey Eyes. Address: 1324 Carter, Pueblo
Colorado.

After John's retirement the family made their home in Beaumont, Jefferson
County, Texas.

On April 15, 1957 Gladys opened and operated Eller's Beauty Shop in Beaumont.
She ran her business for 30 years, retiring in 1987. In addition in 1976 she became
a Democratic Voting Clerk and finally several years late a Democratic Voting Judge.


Glady's had a wonderful sense of humor all her life. One I remember was "Polly
Want A Cracker." She's call out, Polly want a cracker . . . then in a little different
voice reply . . . Crack Her Yourself, your closer."

On John's Texas Drivers License, 1975 and 1979: Height 5' 11” and Eyes: Grey.
Address: 6895 Concord Road, Beaumont, Texas 77709.

John died May 23, 1982 [about age 77] and is buried in the Holland Cemetery,
Hardin County, Texas. your closer."

Gladys continues to live in Beaumont, but around the year 2000 she sold the
house on Concord Road and lines in a retirement home called Colliar Place.

One of her favorite Bible verses was Romans 8:28"And we know that all things
work together for good to them who are the called according to His purpose."

Gladys and John have four children: JOHN, JAMES, RONALD and LINDA.

[ 5th Generation ] JOHN NOBLE ELLER Jr. 'J.N.' was born in San Antonio, Bexar
County, Texas. He married LOUISE M. DRAKE in Orange, Texas was born in
Buna, Jasper County, Texas. They have two sons: GARY and DAVID.

[ 6th Generation ] JOHN GARY ELLER was born near Miami, Florida, at Homestead
Air Force Base Hospital during a hurricane. He married: DONNA ELIZABETH CHERRY.
Children from this union are MATTHEW and ANDREW.

[ 7th Generation ] MATTHEW RYAN ELLER was born in Lafayette, Louisiana.

[ 7th Generation ] ANDREW MITCHELL ELLER was born in Tyler Texas.

[ 6th Generation ] DAVID STEPHEN ELLER was born near Waco, Texas at
Conley Air Force Base. He married LISA A. SPADACHENE in Houston, Harris
County, Texas. Lisa was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Children from this
union are ANDREA and CHASE. This marriage ended with divorce.

[ 7th Generation ] ANDREA CHRISTINA ELLER was born in Houston, Harris County, Texas.

[ 7th Generation ] CHASE ANTHONY ELLER was born in Houston, Harris County, Texas.

[ 5th Generation ] JAMES DARYL ELLER Sr. was born in San Antonio, Bexar County,

Texas. He married THELMA THATCHER. There are three sons from this union: KIRK,
COLIN
and JAMES. This marriage ended with divorce. His second marriage was to
LINDA MAY SHAWLEY on August 11, 1991. There are no children from this union.
The marriage ended with divorce.

[ 6th Generation ] MICHAEL KIRK ELLER was born in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas.

[ 6th Generation ] COLIN KEITH ELLER was born in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas.
Colin married APRIL DAWN ROBERTSON in Beaumont. April was born in Beaumont.
Children born from this union are: BRYTON and BRIANNA. This marriage ended with
divorce.

[ 7th Generation ] BRYTON KEITH ELLER was born in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas.

[ 7th Generation ] BRIANNA DAWN ELLER was born in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas.

[ 6th Generation ] JAMES DARYL ELLER Jr. ‘ Jamie ’ was born in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas.

[ 5th Generation ] RONALD ARVIN ELLER. ' Ronny ' was born in Pueblo, Colorado.
He married KAREN LYNELLE COWART in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas. Karen was
born in Beaumont. There is one child born from this union: MICHAEL.

[ 6th Generation ] MICHAEL BRANDON ELLER ‘ Brandon ’ was born in Beaumont,
Jefferson County, Texas. Brandon married TAMMY YVONNE THIER in Austin, Texas.
Tammy was born in Austin, Travis County, Texas.

Brandon and Tammy have one child: LIZA FRANCINE.

[ 7th Generation ] LIZA FRANCINE ELLER was born in Nashville, Tennessee.

[ 5th Generation ] LINDA JANETTE ELLER WESTON was born in Sioux City,
Woodbury County, Iowa. She married CHARLES HOWARD WESTON in Lake
Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. Linda and Charles have two sons:
CHUCK and SCOTT.

[ 6th Generation ] WILLIAM CHARLES WESTON was born in Beaumont,
Jefferson County, Texas.

[ 6th Generation ] SCOTT HOWARD WESTON was born in Beaumont,
Jefferson County, Texas.

[ 4th Generation ] HENRY OLEN OVERSTREET was born in Segno, Polk County,
Texas on April 12. 1918. He attended school in Village Mills through the 10th
grade and then graduated from Kountze High School. He married GEORGIA RAE
HINDREX
, cousin of Opal Hindrex Overstreet, on Wednesday, February 15, 1939
by Pastor Castalow. Georgia Ray was born September 1, 1919. Henry Olen and
Georgia Rae lived most of their married life in Kountze, Hardin County, Texas.

For a number of years Henry Olen worked for his brother, James Vinson, at
Overstreet Butane Service. He was Vinson's number one trouble shooter. In
addition, Henry would make some of the butane deliveries to customers in
Hardin and Tyler County.

I personally remember a time when he delivered butane to my grandmother
Overstreet. It was summer time and I was staying with her at the time. Uncle
Henry Olen invited me to go with him to finish his deliveries for the day. We
went to four homes. At each residence, Uncle Henry Olen was welcomed as
an old friend. On that day, in addition to just delivering butane, he also
changed a flat tire for an elderly man we passed on the highway. There's no
way that I remember the man's name but I do remember my uncle as addressing
him as “Mr.” and always saying either “yes sir” or “no sir.” When the man offered
to pay him for his assistance Henry wouldn't consider it. Later on the same trip
he fixed a light switch for an older lady after he learned she was having a problem
with one of the lights in her house. He told her, “I think I have an extra switch out
I the truck.” He did and within a few minutes the woman's light was working fine.
Unlike the earlier refusal, this time, when the lady asked him if he would like some
cake and milk he quickly accepted. He wasn't one to refuse a piece of chocolate
cake or cold milk. I was fortunate enough to get my share of his reward also.


Henry Olen enjoyed hunting but believed in doing it properly and taught this belief
to his older son, Henry Olen Jr. “ The woods belong to a lot of folks so you never take
a shot until you are sure of your target. There will always be another deer, but once
you pull the trigger you can't call the shot back.”

In the early 1960's Henry Olen opened a new Phillips 66 gas station in Silsbee, Hardin
County, Texas. The station was in the north end of Silsbee as you were leaving the city.
He operated the station until 1965 when he ran and was elected as Hardin County Sheriff.


Being a very involved person, Henry was a Deacon and former Sunday School Teacher
at the 1st Baptist Church of Kountze. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of
the Hardin County United Appeals. He served as President of the Kountze School
District for 14 years. At the time of his death, Henry Olen was in his second term
as Hardin County Sheriff. On Sunday, September 14, 1969 Henry died about 10:30
AM from a blood clot that shifted in his body. He was { about 52 } and is buried at
the Holland Cemetery, Hardin County Texas.

I don't know when Georgia Rae began working in the office of Temple East Tex Lumber
Company but I do remember that it must have been prior to 1962 because she was in
a serious auto accident while returning home from work sometime in that year. I also
know that she was working thee in early 1980 but I don't know when she retired. I
assume it was around 1974.

On June 9, 2004, after a valiant struggle with cancer, Gerogia Rae passed away
[ about age 85 ]. She is buried in the Holland Cemetery next to her beloved Henry.


Their children are: CAROLYN, OLEN and TIMOTHY.

[ 5th Generation ] CAROLYN OVERSTREET GREGORY BROWN married
JACK W. GREGORY II on September 4, 1961 and they have one child, JACK.

Her second marriage was to GRADY BROWN. Grady has two children,
DONNA and JAMES from a previous marriage.

[ 6th Generation ] JACK W. GREGORY III married TONYA ___?___ . They
have one child ALEXIS.

[ 7th Generation ] ALEXIS GREGORY

[ 5th Generation ] HENRY OLEN OVERSTREET JR. married JUDY GOLSON. There was
one child from this union: HENRY This marriage ended with divorce.

Olen's second marriage is to ROBBIE CECIL. There are no children from this marriage.


[ 6th Generation ] HENRY OLEN OVERSTREET III.

[ 5th Generation ] TIMOTHY LIONEL OVERSTREET married PAULA WIGGINS. Tim
and Paula have one son: WHITNEY.

[ 6th Generation ] WHITNEY CHEYENNE OVERSTREET married KALLI KEER. They
have two daughters: CARSYN and ELLA.

[ 7th Generation ] CARSYN OVERSTREET

[ 7th Generation ] ELLA OVERSTREET





[ 3rd Generation ] CYNTHIA OVERSTREET MULLINS ' Emma ' was born on
September 25. 1881.

She married WILLIAM ELIJAH MULLINS 'Ligh' in Polk County, Texas on
December 23, 1897. ‘Lige’ was born June 21, 1875. He and Emma l lived near
Bud and Martha Overstreet in Polk County, Texas.

Like so many others in the Big Thicket of Polk County, Lige, was a farmer and
cattleman who supplemented his food supply with game that he hunted or
trapped. About 1922 he moved his family to Warren, Tyler County, Texas.

Emma died Saturday, June 25, 1927 [ about age 43 ]. Inscription on her headstone
' Gone but not forgotten. ' She is buried at Fellowship Cemetery, about 3 miles
northwest of Warren.

At 2 PM on Sunday, November 22, 1959 Lige died [ about age 84 ] at the Hardin
County Hospital after an illness of two weeks. The retired farmer and cattleman
was buried beside his beloved wife Emma in the Fellowship Cemetery. Inscription
on his headstone: ' Thy trials ended, thy rest is won.'

Emma and Lige had a large family with ten children: ELISHA, OCIE, BERTHA, HALLIE,
NICK, DOVIE, ADA, JACK, SARA
and BRYANT.

[ 4th Generation ] EDGAR ELISHA MULLINS was born March 21, 1899 in Polk County,
Texas. He married ELSIE MAE NEAL. Elsie Mae was born October 15, 1912 in Bryan,
Brazos County, Texas but lived most of her life in Tyler County.

Elisha and Elsie made their home in Warren, Tyler County, Texas.

Elisha died January 21, 1990 at his home in Warren [ about age 91 ]. He is buried in
the Mullins Plot at Fellowship Cemetery, Tyler County, Texas, about 3 miles northwest
of Warren just off Fm Rd 1943.

Elsie Mae died October 24, 1995 [ about age 83 ] at Tyler County Hospital in Woodville.
She had been living in Woodville, Tyler County, Texas since early 1990. She is buried
beside her beloved Edgar. They share a double headstone.

Elisha and Elsie had a large family with nine children: KENNETH, HORACE, ESTELLE,
DONALD, MARGARET, WILLIAM, LELA, ELSIE
and DORSIE.

[ 5th Generation ] KENNETH ERVIN MULLINS married BETTY HARPER. Their children
are KELVIN and KEITH.

[ 6th Generation ] KELVIN LEE MULLINS

[ 6th Generation ] KEITH ALLEN MULLINS

[ 5th Generation ] HORACE VESTER MULLINS was born on May 20, 1937. He married
RUBY HOLMES. For a period of time they resided in Lumberton. Vester was a former
owner of A-1 Stripping Service and a 37 year employee of Southern Pacific Railroad of
Beaumont, Texas where he was a locomotive engineer.

Vester and Ruby have three children: STEVE, JAMES and VIOLET.

His second marriage was to ANNA L. THORNTON. She had two children,
Tammy and Dwayne from a previous marriage.

Vester died Friday, May 29, 1992 [ about age 55 ] at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont,
Jefferson County, Texas. He is buried at the Fellowship Cemetery, Tyler County, Texas,
about 3 miles northwest of Warren just off Fm Rd 1943. [ 6th Generation ] STEVE MULLINS

[ 6th Generation ] JAMES MULLINS

[ 6th Generation ] VIOLET LEE MULLINS DUGAS married GARY DUGAS.

[ 5th Generation ] BERTIE ESTELLE MULLINS BAILEY ARVETAKI She married HORACE ROLAND BAILEY.

Her second husband was ___?___ ARVETAKI.

[ 5th Generation] FLOYD MULLINS ' twin' died at birth. He is buried at the Fellowship
Cemetery, Tyler County, Texas, about 3 miles northwest of Warren just off Fm Rd
1943.

[ 5th Generation ] DONALD LLOYD MULLINS ' twin ' married AUDREY BUDIA. They
have two children from this union: DANAL and DAMON.

[ 6th Generation ] DANAL MULLINS

[ 6th Generation ] DAMON MULLINS

[ 5th Generation ] MARGARET ANN MULLINS BRAMER married LEIGHTON MEAD
BRAMER JR. ' Bud. '

[ 5th Generation ] WILLIAM EMMETT MULLINS married ___?___. He has a son: DEREK.

[ 6th Generation ] DERK MULLINS

[ 5th Generation ] LELA DELL MULLINS GERMERK married __?__ GERMERK.

[ 5th Generation ] ELSIE RUTH MULLINS HOLLINGSWORTH was born in Tyler
County, Texas. She married ELTON HOLLINGSWORTH. Children from this
union: DWAYNE, JEANNIE, KATHY and CASEY.

[ 6th Generation ] DWAYNE HOLLINGSWORTH

[ 6th Generation ] JEANNIE HOLLINGSWORTH

[ 6th Generation ] KATHY JOLENE HOLLINGSWORTH

[ 6th Generation ] CASEY HOLLINGSWORTH

[ 5th Generation ] DORRIS LANELL MULLINS CLEARLY married
CHARLEY CEARLY.

[ 4th Generation ] OCIE MULLINS GAY married PAUL GAY. Children born from
this union are: JOHNNIE, EFFIE, CARL, ROBERTA, EDGAR and LARRY.

[ 5th Generation ] JOHNNIE GAY CRABTREE AUGERI first married
LUTHER CRABTREE Sr. Their children are LUTHER and RICHARD.

Her second marriage was to JAMES AUGERI. Their children are MICHAEL and JAMES.

[ 6th Generation ] LUTHER CRABTREE JR. was born June 8,1943. He passed
away on May 9, 1986 [ about age 43 ] and is buried in Holly Grove Cemetery,
Holly Grove, Polk County, Texas.

[ 6th Generation ] RICHARD CRABTREE was born about 1944. He may have passed.

[ 6th Generation ] MICHAEL ANN AUGERI married someone from Bogota Columbia.
She died under very suspicious conditions and is buried in Bogota.

[ 6th Generation ] JAMES AUGERI

[ 5th Generation ] EFFIE LEE GAY married W. D. MERCER Sr. Their children are: W. D. Jr.,
HUGH
and JOHN.

[ 6th Generation ] W. D. MERCER JR. ' Butch ' was born about 1946 and has passed
away. He is buried in California.

[ 6th Generation ] HUGH PAUL MERCER

[ 6th Generation ] JOHN MERCER

[ 5th Generation ] CARL ELTON GAY married ALINE STONE. Their children are: JOE,
DAVID
and SANDRA.

[ 6th Generation ] JOE PAUL GAY

[ 6th Generation ] DAVID GAY

[ 6th Generation ] SANDRA GAY

[ 5th Generation ] ROBERTA GAY URSPRUNG married ARNOLD URSPRUNG. Their
children are: DEBORAH and JERRY .

[ 6th Generation ] DEBORAH LYNN UPSPRUNG

[ 6th Generation ] JERRY NORMAN UPSPRUG

[ 5th Generation ] EDGAR GAY was born in December 1935 and has passed away.
He is buried in the Holy Grove Cemetery.

[ 5th Generation ] LARRY GAY

[ 4th Generation ] BERTHA MULLINS KELLAR was born on January 10 1903 in
Polk County, Texas. She married JUNE KELLAR. June was born on June 10, 1906
in Picayune, Pearl River County, Mississippi.

During World War II June was a member of the United States Army.

It's not certain where they lived but it's remembered that in 1959 they lived in
Saratoga, Hardin County, Texas. It is believed they resided in Laredo, Texas
sometimes after that for a period of time. But most of June's life was lived in
Kountze, Texas. He retired from TEXACO INC as a pumper.

Bertha did on August 3, 1985 [ about age 82 ] in Pasadena, Texas. She is buried
in the Mullins Plot at the Fellowship Cemetery, Tyler County, Texas, about 3 miles
northwest of Warren just off Fm Rd 1943.

June died December 21, 1992 [ about age 86 ] at Seven Acres Nursing Home in
Houston, Texas. June is buried beside Bertha.

* * * * *

THERE IS QUESTION ABOUT THIS PORTION OF INFORMATION BUT I WILL GO
AHEAD AND INCLUDE IT
.

NEWTON SIMMONS – In 1985 they are located living in Pasadena. Texas. In 1992
they are indicated as living in Houston, Texas. These may both be the same address.
Their children are SHARON and ___?___{ son }.

[ 6th Generation ] SHARON KELLER

[ 6th Generation ] BURT TATUM KELLAR

[ 6th Generation ] ___?___ KELLAR ___?___.

* * * * *

[ 5th Generation ] BILLIE JUNE KELLAR DEES married ___?___ DEES.

[ 4th Generation ] HALLE MULLINS MEHELICH was born on July 25, 1905.
She married RUDOLPH MEHELICH. Rudolph was born April 17, 1895. He and
Hallie resided in Ace, Polk County, Texas for a period of time. Ace is a small
community on the Trinity River. In 1959 they were living in Livingston, Polk
County, Texas.

Their granddaughter, Glena Ann Mehelich Green related the following
information, “ I was told as a child that Rudolph came from Czechoslovakia.
I recently found out that he had a brother named Peter who lived I San Jacinto
and Polk Counties. He was married to Grace Schrader. I think they may have a
doughter also named Frances, but am not sure.”

Rudolph died on May 26, 1966 [ about age 71 ]. The inscription on his headstone
' Gone but not forgotten.' He is buried at Fellowship Cemetery, Tyler County, Texas,
about 3 miles northwest of Warren just off Fm Rd 1943.

[ 5th Generation ] FRANK NEAL MEHELICH marriedFANNIE EUGENE MATTHEWS.
Fannie was born in Brownsboro, Henderson County, Texas. They have one
daughter: GLENA.

This marriage ended with divorce.

[ 6th Generation ] GLENA ANN MEHELICH GREEN in Athens, Henderson
County, Texas.

[ 4th Generation] NICK MULLINS was born on December 29, 1907. It is said that he
was a fun loving person who enjoyed picking at people. Sadly on one occasion the
picking went too far in March of 1937, when his cousin H.I.B. Williford pulled out a
knife and cut Nicks arm. Although they knew the cut was bad they chose to drive
through Village Mills and Kountze to take Nick to Hotel Dieu in Beaumont, Texas.
After treating the cut the doctors kept him overnight for observation. The next
morning Nick got up to put his clothes on and dropped dead from a loss of blood.
The doctors failed to realize how much blood Nick had loss on his long trip to the
hospital. He died March 9, 1937 [ about age 30 ]. The inscription on his headstone
' Look on Me as Ye pass by. As Ye are now, so once was I. As I am now, so ye shall
be. Prepare for God and Eternity.' Nick is buried in the Mullins plot of the Fellowship
Cemetery, Tyler County, Texas, about 3 miles northwest of Warren just off Fm Rd 1943.

[ 4th Generation ] DOVIE MULLINS DRHAM was born on November 23, 1910. She
married CARL E. DURHAM. Carl was born July 27, 1907. In 1959 they were living in
Warren, Tyler County, Texas

.

Carl died on December 9, 1963 [ about age 53 ]. The inscription on his head stone
reads ' Death is the crown of life.' He is buried in the Fellowship Cemetery, Tyler
County, Texas, about 3 miles northwest of Warren just off Fm Rd 1943.

Carl and Dovie had two daughters: EMMA and CHARLOTTE.

[ 5th Generation ] EMMA JEAN DURHAM STATUM married
WHITFIELD SWEARINGEN. Their children are: SCOTT, PATRICIA
and CARLA.

Emma later married HAROLD STATUM and they have one child by birth:
CHARLOTTE. Harold adopted the other three children and their names
were changed to STATUM.

[ 6th Generation ] HAROLD LAWRENCE STATUM ' Scott '.

[ 6th Generation ] PATRICIA JEAN STATUM WHITLOW married PHILIP WHITLOW.

[ 7th Generation ] KATHY WHITLOW

[ 7th Generation ] RYAN WHITLOW

[ 6th Generation ] CARLA DIANE STATUM SHEENAN 'Baby'

[ 7th Generation ] EMMILEE STATUM ' Sammee '

[ 7th Generation ] LOREN MUDDY ' Peanut '

[ 6th Generation ] CHARLOTTE SUZANNE STATUM HIEST ' Charlee'

[ 7th Generation ] ASHLEY HAGHEY ' Cricket '

[ 7th Generation ] ROBERT TAYLOR HIEST ' RT '

[ 5th Generation ] PATSY JANE DURHAM RHODES DOWNING married D. L. RHODES.

Their child IS: DARRELL

She later married ___?___ DOWNING. Their children are DARRELL and LANA.

[ 6th Generation ] DARRELL LANDE RHODES

[ 6th Generation ] LANA La JEAN RHODES

[ 6th Generation ] LESLIE ELTON RHODES

[ 7th Generation ] LESLIE ANN RHODES

[ 7th Generation ] LACY LYNN RHODES

[ 7th Generation ] DUSTY ELTON RHODES

[ 4th Generation ] ADA MULLINS IRBY was born on August 28, 1913. She married
EMERSON L. IRBY. Emerson was born August 7, 1907 in Port Neches, Texas. In 1959
they were living at Carlsbad, New Mexico. Emerson earned his living as an electrician.
Around 1966 they moved to Las Vegas, Nevada.

Emerson died February 19, 1986 [ about age 73 ] in Las Vegas. He was buried in
the Fellowship Cemetery, Tyler County, Texas, about 3 miles northwest of Warren
just off Fm Rd 1943. The last accounts of Ada in 1996 she was still living in Las
Vegas. Their children are:DEAN, LINDSEY and KENT.

NOTE: Unable to find any updated information about Ada to indicate she has passed.

[ 5th Generation ] DEAN IRBY

[ 5th Generation ] LINDSEY IRBY

[ 5th Generation ] KENT IRBY

[ 4th Generation] FLETCHER JACK MULLINS was born on April 30, 1917 in Segno,
Polk County, Texas. He married SUE JOHNSON. Jack served as a private in the U. S.
Army during World War II. In 1959 he was serving at North Pole, Fairbanks North
Star Borough, Alaska. Jack received a disability retirement from the Army. Except
for the time in the service Jack lived most of his life in Warren, Tyler County, Texas.


Jack died Wednesday, January 6, 1988 [ about age 71 ] at the Veterans Administration
Hospital in Houston. He was buried in the Fellowship Cemetery, Tyler County, Texas,
about 3 miles northwest of Warren just off Fm Rd 1943.

Their children are: ROSE, BILLY, REGINA, JEFFERY, WILLIAM, REBECCA and FREDERICK.

[ 5th Generation ] ROSE LYNN MULLINS SMITH married ___?___ SMITH.

[ 5th Generation ] BILLY HACK MULLINS

[ 5th Generation ] REGINA ANN MULLINS married ___?___ PLACKER.

[ 5th Generation ] J EFFERY MULLINS

[ 5th Generation ] WILLIAM H. MULLINS ' BO '

[ 5th Generation ] REBECCA MULLIS WHITEKER married ___?___ WHITEKER.

[ 5th Generation] FREDERICK MULLINS was born in 1960 and died in 1968
[ about age 8 ]. The inscription on his headstone ' Asleep in Jesus.' Frederick was
accidentally shot and died from the injury. He is buried beside his dad in the
Fellowship Cemetery, Tyler County, Texas, about 3 miles northwest of Warren just
off Fm Rd 1943.

[ 4th Generation ] SARAH A. MULLINS HARPER ' Skinny' was born on March 18,
1920 in Segno, Polk County, Texas. She married CLARENCE EARL HARPER. They
began living in Port Neches, Jefferson County, Texas around 1937. They continued
to live there for 59 years.

‘ Skinny ’ worked and retired from the White House Department Store in Beaumont.

For a period of time she lived at Cresthaven Nursing Home in Groves, Jefferson
County, Texas until her death on Monday, April 1, 1996 [ about age 76 ]. A
graveside service was held at Fellowship Cemetery Tyler County, Texas, about
3 miles northwest of Warren just off Fm Rd 1943 at 2 PM on April 3, 1996. The
funeral service was under the direction of Livingston Funeral Home of Port Neches.

Earl passed away on January 20, 1999 [ about age 91 ] and is buried in the Fellowship
Cemetery next to his beloved wife, Sarah. Their children are: DONALD and CECIL.

[ 5th Generation ] DONALD EARL HARPER married BEVERLY LEE.
Their children are: LESLIE, LINDSEY and DONALD.

[ 6th Generation ] LESLIE HARPER

[ 6th Generation ] LINDSEY HARPER

[ 6th Generation ] DONALD DEAN HARPER

[ 5th Generation ] CECIL GERALD HARPER married NANCY JOHNSON.

[ 6th Generation ] MARVIN HARPER

[ 7th Generation ] daughter { twin }

[ 7th Generation ] daughter { twin }

[ 6th Generation ] BENJAMINE HARPER

[ 4th Generation ] BRYANT D. MULLINS was born on November 16, 1922. He
married JO ___?___ . He died around 1991 [ about age 69 ]. Both he and his wife
are said to be buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Beaumont, Jefferson County,
Texas. Note: Unable to locate graves.





[ 3rd Generation ] WARREN WALTER OVERSTREET was born on November 5, 1884,
but died in infancy [ about age 5 months].





[ 3rd Generation ] OSCAR OREN OVERSTREET was born on December 26, 1885 in
Johnson City, Blanco County, Texas. He grew up in Polk County, Texas and lived
there for a period of time after his marriage. Eventually he moved his family to
Hardin County, Texas where he lived at Old Nona, south of Kountze.

As many of the men of his youth, Oscar liked to hunt, especially turkey and deer.
He enjoyed the sport as long as he was able and whenever he felt like it. One of his
children related that Oscar told the game warden, ' If you catch me I'll pay the fine. '

Oscar married SUSIE WALL YOUNGBLOOD on August 28, 1907 in Segno, Polk County,
Texas by Rev. Thomas Lily. Susie was the daughter of Jefferson Davis Youngblood
and Joanna Bailey Youngblood. She was born November 18, 1891, in Livingston,
Liberty County, Texas. Sussie lacked about 3 months of being 17 when she married.

In his early days at Old Nona he was a Woods Foreman for Nona Fletcher Lumber
Company. It was only after the mill burned down that Oscar ran for County
Commissioner of Prescient 2, defeating H. A. ' Bud ' Hooks by only fourteen
votes. He held this office for 24 years beating any opposition handily and never
had a run-off in any of the twelve times he ran for office. When he took office he
said there were two graded roads of any length in the precinct – from Kountze to
Honey Island and from Kountze to Saratoga. There was not a paved road in the
county. His first purchase was motorized road building equipment to replace
teams, slips and shovels. He constructed many miles of good graded roads as
well as some hard topped ones. Before he left office there were paved roads over
most of the county.

Besides working for good roads, he was a major influence in establishing a county
health clinic and hiring a county nurse, providing a county agricultural agent and a
home demonstration agent to improve the quality of life for farmers, ranchers,
gardeners, homemakers and their children.

After Oscar became road commissioner he and Susie took Oscars parents into their
Nona home to live with them. For some time previous to this, his parents, Dan and
Sarah, would stay with one family member for several months and then move on to
another. Susie told them that Oscar now made a good enough living that ' … this
would be their home from here on.'

Oscar Overstreet was a commissioner at a time whee n he could help people in need.
He helped put food on many tables during ' hard times .' He was a big hearted,
generous, friendly and a good neighbor. Oscar always shared with his neighbors at
hog killing time. He is considered by many as the best all around County Commissioner
this precinct has ever had.

Susie and Oscar celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on August 28, 1957 at
their home in ' Old Nona.' At that time there were 5 children, 11 grandchildren and 4
great grandchildren. Oscar and Susie have 6 children: They are: CECIL, JAMES, A. B.,
ANNIE MARGARET
and DIXIE.

Oscar passed on November 29, 1960 [ about age 75 ] and is buried in the Holland
Cemetery, Hardin County, Texas North of Kountze.

Susie passed on December 19, 1979 [ about age 106 ] and is buried beside her beloved
Oscar in the Holland Cemetery.

[ 4th Generation ] CECIL VINSON OVERSTREET was born on October 10, 1908 on
"the Old Clint Collins Place," in what was known in 1990 as the Segno Oil Field.
Polk County, Texas. The family moved round following the lumber industry, finally
settling in Old Nona, Hardin County, Texas. Cecil went to school in the old traditional
one room school house. When the schools in Hardin County were consolidated in
1925 he changed to the Kountze School District, graduating May 28, 1927 from
Kountze High School.

While attending high school he worked for R. A. Myer Lumber Company and in his last
year in school he drove the school bus. He continued to drive the bus for two years after
he graduated.

On March 30, 1929 Cecil married BESSIE LEE GARDNER in Village Mills, Hardin County,
Texas. Rev. Richard Huff performed the ceremony. Bessie was born in Warren, Tyler
County, Texas on August 14, 1911. She and her family lived five miles west of Warren.
Cecil was introduced to Bessie Lee by a cousin, Nick Mullins. They dated about a year
and after marriage settled in ' Old Noma.'

In October, 1929 the county fell into what some people called ' The Great Depression '
but Cecil was lucky and found work in a garage, drove the school bus and farmed. In
1929 he went to work for Predatory Animal Control out of Austin as a government wolf-
trapper. He stayed for about three and one-half years. Starting in 1934 he worked three
years in the oilfields. In November 1937 he became the first R.F.C. mail carrier in Hardin
County, working out of the Kountze Post Office. When he first started delivering mail, he
would finish early and had time to work in the oilfields, but deliveries began to take longer,
so after two years he had to give up the oilfields.

On May 1, 1944, Cecil enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corp in San Antonio, Texas. He
qualified Expert – Rifle on June 15 1944. Hi primary assignment was as a Postal Clerk.
He was discharged with the rank of PFC on February 13, 1945. At the time he was
discharged he was issued an Honorable Service Button. According to his discharge
paper, Cecil was 70” tall, Blue eyes, black hair and a ruddy complexion.

For twenty-eight years Cecil was affiliated with ' Uncle Bud's Place,' working for and
then becoming a partner with his uncle. Finally about 1967 he bought his partner
James Hamilton Overstreet out. Bud felt the need to retire when his son Henry Olen
was running for Sheriff. Cecil ran the business for another six years before he sold
out in 1973. He didn't want to give Henry's opposition fuel for the election.

In 1974 he became Justice of the Peace. An office he held until he retired in early
1990's. Bessie Lee was always active in the Order of the Eastern Star, where she
was Worthy Matron, until she and Cecil had to retire on account of their health.
Before this, Cecil was active as a Mason in the Kountze Masonic Lodge and a
member of First Baptist Church of Kountze.

Bessie Lee died Tuesday, July 9, 1991 [ about age 80 ] at St. Elizabeth Hospital in
Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas. She is buried in the Holland Cemetery, Hardin
County, Texas. Cecil died May 25, 1997 [ about age 88 ] and is buried beside his
beloved Bessie Lee.

Their children are SONYA , VIOLA, and WINSTON.

[ 5th Generation ] SONYA NAOMI OVERSTREET SNYDER was born on January 22,
1930 in Old Nona, Hardin County, Texas. She married PERCY CLIFFORD SNYDER.
They made their home in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas.

On March 28, 1971 Sonya became a member of St. John Lutheran Church by Adult
Confirmation. Over the years, she faithfully served her Lord.

Sonya worked and retired from Williamson Insurance Agency.

Clifford Passed away on September 23, 2001and is buried at the Holland
Cemetery, Village Mills, Hardin County, Texas. He lived in Beaumont and
Kountze area all of his life and was a retired Fluor Corp. Instrument field
engineer.

Sonya passed away on February 26, 2003 [ about age 73 and is buried with her
husband at the Holland Cemetery .

Their children are: CLIFFORD, ROBERT and DAVID.

[ 6th Generation ] CLIFFORD VINSON SNYDER married LYNN ___?___ .

[ 6th Generation ] ROBERT EDWARD SNYDER ‘ Bob ’

[ 6th Generation ] DAVID SNYDER

[ 5th Generation ] VIOLA La REE OVERSTREET CALAME married
FRANKLIN CALAME. Their children are: CAROLE, CULLEN and CEVIN.

[ 6th Generation ] CAROLE LEE CALAME

[ 6th Generation ] CULLEN CALAME

[ 6th Generation ] CEVIN CALAME

[ 5th Generation ] OSCAR WINSTON OVERSTREET married VIVIAN WHISENHANT.

Their children are : TONYA, QUINTON and WADE.

[ 6th Generation ] TONYA LEE OVERSTREET IVINS BOWMAN married
SCOTT IVINS. They have one child: EMILY. This marriage ended with divorce.

Her second marriage was to GENE BOWMAN.

[ 7th Generation ] EMILY IVINS

[ 6th Generation ] OSCAR QUINTON OVERSTREET married SHARLENE ___?___.
Children from this union are: CALEB and CONNOR.

[ 7th Generation ] CALEB DANIEL OVERSTREET

[ 7th Generation ] CONNOR VINSON OVERSTREET

[ 6th Generation ] WADE OVERSTREET

[ 4th Generation ] JAMES BURROW OVERSTREET ' Burr ' was born on October
14, 1910 and never married. ‘ Burr ’ died October 01, 1968 [ about age 58 ]
and is buried in the Holland Cemetery, Hardin County, Texas.

[ 4th Generation ] AB OVERSTREET ' Abe ' was born on December 30, 1912 in Polk
County, Texas.

NOTE: Family tradition says that his name ' is the initials. There’s no record that they
stood for anything other than the initials.

He married BIRDIE MAE KNIGHT. Birdie was born August 1, 1916.

On Laura Fleebee's web site she indicates that : AB enlisted October 5, 1934 as a private
in the Ranger Force.

"Abe's" occupation was as a Mechanical Engineer and for a number of years he
worked for the Brown and Root Construction Company.

"Abe" was a man of the woods. It's said he knew his portion of the Big thicket well and
could track better than an Indian. But even the best woodsmen get snookered some
times. It's reported in one publication that "Two years ago [ 1958 ] Abe Overstreet was
leaning up against a sweet gum tree late one evening waiting for a buck to cross an old
logging road when he heard movement in the brush about 150 feet ahead. He clicked
off his safety and watched as a doe nervously slipped out of the myrtle and ran down
the road into the thicket on the other side. He noted a movement in the myrtle where
the doe had come from and saw antler less silhouette which he took to be another doe.
By the time the silhouette became an animal running down the road and the animal
became recognizable as a panther it was out of his shotgun range".

He died on October 5, 1985 and is buried in the Magnolia Hill Cemetery.

Children of AB and Birdie Mae are: DIANNA and ARLIN.

Birdie later married Vernon Bear of Segno, Texas. They made their home in Segno
until Vernon's death.

[ 5th Generation ] DIANNA SUE OVERSTREET ROBI married THOMAS
GEREALD ROBINSON ' Jerry '
in Houston, Harris County, Texas. Their
children are: DAVID, KENNETH, KATHI and KARYN.

[ 6th Generation ] DAVID KEITH ROBERSON married PATRICIA PITTMAN
' Pattie '
in Houston, Harris County, Texas, Pattie had one child from a
previous marriage, Rachel David and Pattie's second daughter is ASHLEY.


[ 7th Generation ] RACHEL NICOLE PITTMAN COLLINS married ERIC COLLINS.
They have one daughter: ZAVIER.

[ 8th Generation ] XZAVIER ALEXANDER COLLINS

[ 8th Generation ] HAYDEN TAYLOR COLLINS

[ 7th Generation ] ASHLEY NICHOLE ROBINSON

[ 6th Generation ] KENNETH MICHAEL ROBINSON married JANELL CONNELLY.
Janell has two children from a previous marriage: CHRISTOPHER and CASSANDRA.
Kenneth and Janell have a son: KALEB.

[ 7th Generation ] CHRISTOPHER CONNELLY

[ 7th Generation ] CASSANDRA CONNELLY

[ 7th Generation ] KALEB JOHN HENRY ROBINSON

[ 6th Generation ] KATHI LYNN ROBINSON MAY has one son: BLAKE THOMAS.

[ 7th Generation ] BLAKE THOMAS ROBINSON-LEE was born on February 5, 1996.

[ 6th Generation ] KARYN SUE ROBINSON

[ 5th Generation ] ARLIN BRUCE OVERSTREET ' Butch ' was born on June 5, 1950
in Livingston, Polk County, Texas. Bruce served in the Navy. He married
CHERL THORNTON. They have one son KRISTAN. This marriage ended in divorce.

Over the years Butch wore man hats. He has worked construction, police officer,
auctioneer, writer, trucker and sales executive.

On Thursday, February 26 1999 Bruce died from cancer at the Veterans Hospital
in Houston, Harris County, Texas. A memorial was held for him at the Broussard’s
Mortuary in Kountze, Hardin County, Texas on Wednesday, March 3, 1999. His
ashes were spread around his land .

One of the tributes to Bruce was his unyielding efforts in reviving the Overstreet
Reunions. He was responsible for organizing the 1997, 1998 and 1999 reunions.
Until he took up the cause in early 1997 there hadn't been one in possibly 20
years or more.

[ 6th Generation ] KRISTAN OVERSTREET was born in Roxboro, Person County,
North Carolina. 1994.

[ 4th Generation ] ANNIE MARGARET OVERSTREET JORDAN ' Sis ' was born on
September 25, 1921 in Nona. Hardin County, Texas where she grew up. She was
best known to everyone as "Sis" Jordan.

She graduated from Kountze High School in 1938 where she had been an outstanding
basketball player. Sis started nursing school at St. Mary's Nursing School in Port Arthur,
Jefferson County, Texas but during her senior year she resigned to marry the man who
swept her off her feet as he was stealing her heart, FLOYD CLAYTON JORDAN Sr. She
said she never once regretted the choice she made. { In those days a married woman
couldn't be in nurse training. }

Floyd was born on June 27, 1919. He served in the United States Army during World
War II and earned the rank of Tec 5. It was during this time he married Margaret. After
World II they moved to Polk County, Texas near the Segno Oilfield where they spent
the remainder of their lives.

Floyd had a such a deep love and respect for the outdoors. He was an excellent tracker
and deer hunter. Some say he was able to identify individual deer by their tracks. It
was Floyd's dearest wish to go deer hunting just one more time but it wasn't to be. He
passed away October 14, 1988 and is buried at the Holland Cemetery in Hardin County,
Texas.

Sis Jordan was a warm, honest, straight forward person who was never afraid to speak the
truth as she saw it. Her warm comfortable smile and sincere friendliness would make a
visitor in her home feel welcomed. I am also told that she was an extremely talented writer
and showed the depths of her feelings in the poems, letters and stories she wrote.

On a personal note: I, along with my mother, Gladys Overstreet Eller, enjoyed many
visits to Sis's home during their latter years. Mom and I looked forward to those visits.
Sis would make a pot of Sea Port Coffee and the two 1st cousins would discussed
childhood memories. Only a few people in my life have left such a strong and favorable
impression on me and I grieved her passing deeply.

Sis passed away on February 3, 2005 [ about the age of 84 ] and is buried beside her
beloved Floyd.

Their Children are: BONNIE, FLOYD, GINGER, SUSAN and JOLINE. There were
ialso two nfant daughter who passed away.

[ 5th Generation ] BONNIE BEATRICE JORDAN GATES married WILLIAM EARL GATES
on September 26, 1964. Two children were born from this union: MICHELLE and
SHANNON. This marriage ended with divorce in 1980.

[ 6th Generation ] MARGARET MICHELLE GATES FERGUSON married MITCH GENTRY.
There was one child born to this union: CHRISTOPHER. This marriage ended with divorce.


Her second marriage is to SCOTT FERGUSON. One child was born to this union:
JORDAN But their marriage ended with divorce.

[ 7th Generation ] CHRISTOPHER RAYMOND GENTRY

[ 7th Generation ] JORDAN DANIELLE FERGUSON

[ 6th Generation ] BILLYE SHANNON FRENCH married SERGEL FRENCH in Paris
Francein January 17, 1997.

[ 5th Generation ] FLOYD CLAYTON JORDAN Jr. ' Sandy ' married SANDRA L. BATEMAN
on April 4, 1969 in Houston, Harris County, Texas. Sandra was born in Leon County,
Texas. Children of Sandy and Sandra are: STACY, SCOTT and VICTORIA. This
marriage ended with divorce.

[ 6th Generation ] STACEY JEAN JORDAN BARRETT - Sandy and Sandra adopted her
about 1970. Stacey married MARK BARRETT. Their children are: CHELSEA,
MICHELLE
and SHANNON. This marriage ended with divorced.

[ 7th Generation ] CHELSEA C. BARRET

[ 7th Generation ] SHILO R. BARRET

[ 6th Generation ] SCOTT CLAYTON JORDAN was born on July 20, 1971 in Houston,
Harris County, Texas. He lived about 7 week in the Intensive Care Unit at the Texas
Children's Hospital in Houston and died on September 8, 1971. Scott was buried
September 10, 1971 in the Holland Cemetery, Hardin County, Texas.

[ 6th Generation ] VICTORIA ANN JORDAN DAVIS ' Viki ' was born in Houston, Harris
County, Texas. She married KELLY DAVIS. They have one child, MITCHEL. This
marriage ended with divorce.

[ 7th Generation ] MITCHEL S. DAVIS

[ 5th Generation ] GINGER MARGARET JORDAN MCMILLIAM married ___?___ Mc MILLIAM.
They have two sons: JONAS and JOHN.

[ 6th Generation ] JONAS FLOYD Mc MILLIAM was born in 1972 but died October
9, 1986 [ about age 14 ].

[ 6th Generation ] JOHN SCOTT Mc MILLIAM

[ 5th Generation ] SUSAN LINDSEY JORDAN CAIN was born in Kountze, Hardin
County, Texas. She married BUDDY CAIN in 1969.

[ 5th Generation ] JOLINE JANET JORDAN OVERSTREET was born in Kountze, Hardin
County, Texas. She married JAMES VINSON OVERSTREET II on April 6 1985 in
Chambers County. Joline and James have one son: MICHAEL.

[ 6th Generation ] MICHAEL BRANDON OVERSTREET was born in Beaumont,
Jefferson County, Texas

[ 4th Generation ] DIXIE MAE OVERSTREET DONELSON was born on March 27, 1926
in Kountze, Hardin County, Texas. She graduated from Kountze High School in 1942.
It is remember that she loved basketball and was an outstanding athlete. She attended
Sam Houston State Teachers College and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in
1946. Later she received a Master of Science Degree from the same institution.

While attending college she met HENRY MALCOLM DONELSON Jr. who had returned to
his parents home in Huntsville, Walker County, Texas after serving in the United States Army
in World War II. They met on a blind date and were marred on the radio show, ' Bride and
Groom ' on July 26, 1946.

Dixie continued her education at Sam Houston. After graduation from college, she moved
to accept a high school teaching position at Silsbee High School in Hardin County, Texas.


While teaching advanced sciences at the secondary school level she would return to Sam
Houston University to complete work on her counseling certificate. After receiving her
certificate, she became a guidance counselor for Silsbee High School.

In 1989 Dixie retired from teaching after a 41 year career.

Dixie had a lifelong love of travel. Upon retirement She and Henry purchased a travel
trailer and started a decade of adventure. They spent much of the summer escaping
the Texas heat in Gunnison, Gunnison County, Colorado, where Dixie enjoyed her other
passion; fishing. She and Henry journeyed through much of the United States, including
Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, the Ozarks and most of the Southern United States.

Dixie did not return to Silsbee to rest between travels, but to participate in the
organizations which she supported. She represented Hardin County in the Texas
Silver-Haired Legislature and was an active member of the First Methodist Church.
She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, served as the chairman of the Hardin
County Retired Teachers Association.

She was a former member of the Texas State Teachers Association, Texas Classroom
Teachers Association, the Sabine-Neches Guidance and Personnel Association in which
she was secretary. She served as a senator to the Texas Guidance and Personnel
Association. She was also a member of the Silsbee Country Club Ladies Golf Association.

However, Dixie was happiest when she was spending time with her six grandchildren and
reserved every summer vacation in order that each grandchild could have a special time
with her. She was their mentor and guide as well as a truly loving grandmother. Henry died
July 6, 1997 ending their 50 years of marriage.

Dixie passed away at Memorial Herman Hospital on July 22, 2000 ( about age 74 ]. She
died as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident. Funeral Services were held
at the First United Methodist Church in Silsbee. She is buried in the R. S. Farmer Memorial
Cemetery in Silsbee.

County Judge Billy Caraway said, “ She was a very fine lady who was always very active
in the community.” This sentiment was shared by hundreds of people.

Dixie and Henry had two children: JAMES and KATHLEEN.

[ 5th Generation ] JAMES HENRY DONELSON married KAREN JEAN FERNER

Their children are: RYAN, JULIA, KELLY and MICHAEL. [ 6th Generation ] RYAN HENRY DONELSON

[ 6th Generation ] JULIA ANN DONELSON

[ 6th Generation ] KELLY LYNN DONELSON

[ 6th Generation ] MICHAEL JAMES DONELSON

[ 5th Generation ] KATHLEEN DONELSON WESTOVER married JOHN BROCK WESTOVER III

[ 6th Generation ] CHRISTIAN BROOK WESTOVER

[ 6th Generation ] ERIN KATHLEEN WESTOVER





[ 3rd Generation ] ARTHUR DANIEL OVERSTREET ' A.D. ' was born on September 13,
1888. He married VIVA WALL YOUNGBLOOD ' Vivie ' on January 1, 1909. Vivie was
born on September 15, 1889. They were residents of Kountze, Hardin County for
about 40 years.

Grandson, John Overstreet recalled. “ Late in his life, my grandfather enjoyed sitting
on his front porch. He would wave and call out to friends and strangers alike. He
probably knew most everyone I Kountze.”

Viva was a very religious lady who enjoyed reading her bible and talking about Jesus.
Her strong Christian Witness was an inspiration to her family and friends.

Arthur died, Thursday, August 7, 1975 [ about age 87 ] in the Kountze Nursing Center.
He was buried in the Holland Cemetery, Hardin County, Texas.

Vivie died at 7:00 AM, Saturday, May 5, 1978 [ about age 89 ] at Hardin Memorial
Hospital. She was laid to rest beside her beloved Arthur.

The children of Arthur and Vivie are: WILLIAM, TROY, PAT, MACULA, JOE, KYLE, SYBLE
and WALTER.

[ 4th Generation ] WILLIAM DOUGLAS OVERSTREET married MATTIE HUTTO and they
live in Kountze, Hardin County, Texas. William worked as a plumber for an oil company.
He also worked in the oil fields. Both he and Mattie were small framed individuals.

In later years, Will was an easy going person who was seldom provoked to anger. But
it is said that in his younger days, he was just like a Banta Roster, willing to take on a
wild cat. He was a very likable person and was remembered to be a sharp dresser who
liked to look well dressed. For a period of time he also worked for Kirby Lumber Company.
Mattie was a stern and strict disciplinarian. Both have passed away in recent years.

Their children are: MARY and WILLIAM.

[ 5th Generation ] MARY ANN OVERSTREET BLYTHE was married WAYNE BLYTHE.

Their children are SHERI, BOBBIE and TRACI.

[ 6th Generation ] SHERI BLYTHE

[ 6th Generation ] BOBBIE BLYTHE HERRMANN married RONNIE HERRMAN. They have
three children: CHRIS, MELISSA and SCOTT.

[ 7th Generation ] CHRIS HERRMANN

[ 7th Generation ] MELISSA HERRMANN

[ 7th Generation ] SCOTT HERRMANN

[ 6th Generation ] TRACI LYN BLYTHE BAIRD was born Beaumont, Jefferson County,
Texas but grew up mainly in Louisiana. Traci married LARRY BAIRD. They have two
daughters: JORDAN and LACI.

[ 6th Generation ] JORDAN BAIRD

[ 6th Generation ] LAYCI BAIRD

[ 5th Generation ] WILLIAM DOUGLAS OVERSTREET Jr. ' Bill '

[ 4th Generation ] TROY OVERSTREET ' Sug ' was born on August 22 1911 in Votaw,
Hardin County, Texas but lived most of his life in Kountze, Hardin County, Texas.

He married MINNIE LEE PHILLIPS YOUNGBLOOD in Hardin County, Texas on November
12, 1939. Minnie was born October 14, 1917 in Warren, Tyler County, Texas. She had
one son, Jimmy by her marriage to Mr. Youngblood. { according to Mimmies funeral
notice Jimmie was living in New York in August 1979. }

‘ Sug ’ was indicted into the United States Army in Houston, Harris County, Texas on
October 30, 1943 and served with the 1057th Engineer Port Construction and Repair
Group. His primary job was as a rigger. According to his discharge document, under
the title: Battles and Campaigns – in Ardenness, in Rhineland, in Central Europe GO 105
WD. His Decorations and Citations include: EAME Campaign Medal with 3 bronze stars;
Good Conduct Medal, Victory Ribbon and 2 Overseas Bars. At the time of his discharge,
Sug is indicated to have blue eyes and blond hair, 5'11” and weighing150 pounds. He
separated from the Army at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas on
September 6, 1946. Sug worked and retired as a boiler fireman in marine construction work.


On August 19, 1979 Minnie passed away [ about age 62 ]. She is buried in the Holland
Cemetery, Hardin County, Texas.

Sug passed away, Sunday, May 26, 1984 [ about age 73 ] at St. Elizabeth Hospital in
Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas. He is buried beside his beloved Minnie in the
Holland Cemetery.

[ 4th Generation ] PAT HARRISON OVERSTREET was born on July 11, 1914 in Bragg
Community of Hardin County, Texas.

Pat wanted to be in the U.S. Calvary. He joined and was station at Fort Brown, Brownsville,
Texas, one of the few remaining Mounted Calvary Posts. Fort Brown, Brownsville, Texas.

While there, he met and married MATTIE LOU ELLEN BARNES. Mattie was born on August
13, 1923. She grew up in the Harlingen, Cameron County, Texas area. During World War II
Pat served in the Signal Corps.

After the Army, Mattie Lou and Pat moved to Kountze, Hardin County, Texas where
for the next 30 years they made their home. Pat enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping
out. At one point he held the record for the largest Jew Fish caught surf fishing along
the Southern Gulf Coast. His son John Overstreet stated “ It was so large, that when it
was cut open, I could have crawled through it as a baby.”

Pat worked and retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. After he retired he
became a Game Warden for the Hardin County Game Preserve.

Pat died Thursday, November 10, 1988 [ about age 74 ] at the Baptist Hospital,
Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas. He is buried in the Holland Cemetery, Hardin
County, Texas.

Pat and Mattie Lou have 4 children: JAMES, LYNDA, WILLIAM and JOHN.

[ 5th Generation ] JAMES ARTHUR OVERSTREET was born in Brownsville, Cameron
County, Texas. He married BARBARA BENKIN. Children of James and Barbara are:
STEPHANIE and JAMES.

[ 6th Generation ] STEPHANIE OVERSTREET BONNER married DAVID BONNER.
They have one son: TRACE.

[ 7th Generation ] TRACE BONNER was born in Beaumont, Jefferson County,
Texas.

[ 6th Generation ] JAMES ALLEN OVERSTREET

[ 5th Generation ] LYNDA GAYLE OVERSTREET was born in Brownsville, Cameron
County, Texas. She married JIM POWERS.

[ 5th Generation ] WILLIAM ERNEST OVERSTREET ‘ Ernie ’ was born in Brownsville,
Cameron County, Texas. He married BEVERLY GWYNN WILLIFORD ' Missy '. Their
children are: PAT and WILLIAM.

[ 6th Generation ] WILLIAM CODY OVERSTREET ‘ Cody ’ married SHEILA CAVA.
They have one son.

[ 6th Generation ] ____ son ____ OVERSTREET

[ 5th Generation ] JOHN EDWIN OVERSTREET in Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas.
He married REBECCA JAMES MUSGROVE HENDERSON ' Becky '. Becky was born in
Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas, Becky has two sons from her first marriage:
CLAYTON and LANCE. John and Rebecca have one son: SEAN.

[ 6th Generation ] *CLAYTON ALLEN HENDERSON Clayton married RACHAEL LEA HOMMEL.

[ 6th Generation ] *DAVID LANCE HENDERSON was born in Kountze , Hardin
County, Texas. David married DANA BUCKLEY. Their sons are: DONAVAN and DAVID.

[ 7th Generation ] DONAVAN BRICE HENDERSONwas born in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas.

[ 5th Generation ] DAVID CONNOR HENDERSON was born in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas.

[ 6th Generation ] SEAN MATTHIAS OVERSTREET ' Matt ' married KELLY JO DONOHUE
and they have one son, DRAKE.

[ 7th Generation ] DRAKE EDWIN OVERSTREET

[ 4th Generation ] MACEL OVERSTREET COLE was born in 1916. She married
WILLIAM MARION COLE "William", born in 1915, was a native of Silsbee, Hardin
County, Texas.

Macel and William lived in Houston, Harris County, Texas for a period of time before
moving to Kountze, Hardin County, Texas around 1978. He was a retired traffic
manager for General Electric in Houston.

William passed on April 03, 1990 [ about age 75] and is buried in the Holland Cemetery,
Hardin County, Texas.

Macel passed in 2008 and is also buried in the Holland Cemetery,

Their children are: WILLIAM, RONNIE and TRUDY.

[ 5th Generation ] WILLIAM DOUGLAS COLE married MARY GAYLE MONTGOMERY.
Their children are RONDLE and RHONDA.

[ 6th Generation ] RONDLE COLE married ___?___ .They have at least
one son: BRAD.

[ 7th Generation ] BRAD COLE

[ 6th Generation ] RHONDA SUSAN COLE

[ 5th Generation ] RONNIE K. COLE

[ 5th Generation ] TRUDY MARIE COLE EDDY

[ 4th Generation ] JOE BAILEY OVERSTREET married LOUISE Mc CAULY. Their
children are GEARY and JOE.

[ 5th Generation ] GEARY DEAN OVERSTREET Sr. married DOROTHY QUINN.
Their sons are: GEARY and DAVID.

[ 6th Generation ] GEARY DEAN OVERSTREET Jr. ' Sonny ' married LAURE ALLUMS.

[ 6th Generation ] DAVID OVERSTREET

[ 5th Generation ] JOHN DAVID OVERSTREET was born in Silsbee, Hardin County, Texas.

[ 4th Generation ] KYLE SAM OVERSTREET ' Sam ' was born March 19, 1921. He
married FRANCES NADINE DAVIS. She and Sam have two children: KYLE
and KEVIN. This marriage ended with divorced.

Nadine died on August 19, 1987 [ about age 65 ] and buried in the
Holland Cemetery, Hardin County, Texas.

Sam’s second marriage was with BETTY LEE ___?___ . Betty had two children from a
previous marriage: PAUL and ALICE. Sam adopted both children.

Sam passed on February 2, 2013 [ about age 92].

OBIT NOTICE FROM CATOOSA TIMES . . . . February 12, 2013

Kyle Sam Overstreet Sr., resident of Owasso, passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013,
at his home, at the age of 91. Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb, 6,
at the funeral home. Funeral services was held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013,
in the chapel of Mowery Funeral Service with Pastor Sam Dougherty officiating. Burial
followed in the Fairview Cemetery, Owasso.

Kyle was born March 19, 1921, at Nona, Texas, to Arthur and Viva (Youngblood)
Overstreet.

He was raised and received his education at Kountze, Texas. Kyle worked in the ship-
yards at Beaumont, Texas, for several years, later receiving training in construction
engineering, eventually working for Zurn Industries as construction superintendent,
retiring in 1989. He was a member of the Apostolic Worship Center in Catoosa and
the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Union, Local 587.

He enjoyed working in his yard and fishing.

Children were a great joy to him, especially his grand and great grandchildren.
Survivors include: his wife, Betty, of the home; children, Brenda Tomnitz and
husband Tom, of Verdigris, Kyle Overstreet Jr. and wife Gemma, of Owasso,
Paul Overstreet, of Bristow, and Allysa Overstreet, of the home; grandchildren,
Adam, Kara, Kaitlin, Andrew, Alyssa and Ashley Overstreet; great grandchildren
Asia and Brooke; and brothers, Joe and Walter Ray Overstreet, both of Kountze,
Texas.

Kyle was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Kevin Michael; and a daughter,
Kyle Ann.

Arrangements and services have been entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso

[ 5th Generation ] KYLE ANN OVERSTREET was born on March 9, 1943. She died
in a car accident on October 9, 1960 when he car she was riding was struck by a
drunk driver running a stop sigh. It was her senior year in High School.

[ 5th Generation ] KEVIN MICHAEL OVERSTREET was born on September 3, 1956
in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas. From the time of his birth Kevin lived in
Kountze, Hardin County, Texas where he graduated from Kountze High School.
He was a Navy Veteran. In civilian life he worked as a boilermaker as well as a
rough neck in the oil fields.

Kevin died on March 12, 1989 [ about age 32 ] at St. Elizabeth Hospital in
Beaumont following a short illness. He is buried in the Holland Cemetery,
Hardin County, Texas.

[ 5th Generation ] *PAUL OVERSTREET

[ 5th Generation ] *ALICIA OVERSTREET

[ 4th Generation ] SYBLE OVERSTREET CUSTIS STILL "Ma Maw" was born on
May 07, 1923 in Nona, Hardin County, Texas

Syble's first married was to RONDEL D. CUSTIS "Ronnie". They lived in the
Baytown and Texas City area for a period of time. Their children are: ELOISE
and SANDRA.

Ronnie passed away.

Syble was a resident of Texas City since 1968 and a member of The Fellowship
Church of Texas City.

Syble's second marriage was to JACK B. STILL sometime after 1978

Syble passed away on January 01, 2012 [ about age 88 ] at her residence in
Texas City, Texas. Her survivors include her husband, Jack B. Still of Texas City;
two daughters, Eloise Herrin and husband Delbert of Texas City, Sandra Roberts
and husband Joe of League City; two step-daughters, Sharon Sorrells and
husband Gene of Jacksonville, Arkansas, Renee` Morris and husband, Bill of
Nashville, Tennessee; twelve grandchildren, twenty two great grandchildren and
two great-great grandchildren. Casket bearers were Donnie Rogers, Ronnie
Rogers, Steven Rogers, Kevin Herrin, Matt Morris, and Joel Sorrells.

Visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, January 8, 2012, at The Fellowship
with a musical celebration of her life from 7 to 8 p.m.

Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Monday, January 09, 2012 at The Fellowship
of Texas City with Graveside Services at 3:30 p.m. Monday, January 09, 2012 at
the Holland Cemetery in Kountze, Texas.

[ 5th Generation ] ELOISE CUSTIS HERRIN married DELBERT HERRIN. Their
children are: KEVIN and CINDY.

[ 6th Generation ] KEVIN HERRIN married MEISSA BROWN. Their children are:
JADE, COLE and JENTRY.

[ 7th Generation ] JADE MELISE HERRIN was born in Texas City, Texas.

[ 7th Generation ] COLE B. HERRIN was born on August 07, 1997 in Texas City,
Texas. He died three months later after a short illness.

[ 7th Generation ] JENTRY COLE HERRIN was born in Clear Lake, Texas.

[ 6th Generation ] CYNTHIA HERRIN ‘ Cindy ’ was born in Houston, Texas.

[ 6th Generation ] CHRISTINA ASHLEY HERRIN ‘ Crissy ’ was born in Oceanside,
California. She married JERRY BUSSEL ' Rex ’. They have one daughter: KYLEE.

[ 7th Generation ] KYLEE JAD BUSSELL

[ 5th Generation ] SANDRA KAY CUSTIS ROGERS ROBERTS married ___?___ RODGERS.

Her second husband was JOE ROBERTS.

Sandra has three children: RONELD, DONALD and STEVEN.

[ 6th Generation ] RONELD ROGERS { twin } was born in Jefferson County,
Texas. Roneld married ___?___ . They have at least one child: GEOFFREY.

[ 7th Generation ] GEOFFREY ROGERS was born in Orange County, Texas

[ 6th Generation ] DONALD ROGERS { twin } was born in Jefferson County,
Texas.

[ 6th Generation ] STEVEN ___?___ was born in Jefferson County, Texas.

[ 4th Generation ] WALTER RAY OVERSTREET Sr. was born on August 30,
1926 in Nona, Hardin County, Texas. He married BETTY JEAN NORMAN.
Betty Jean was born July 7, 1929 in Houston, Harris County, Texas.

Walter and Betty made their home in Kountze, Hardin County, Texas and
were members of the First Pentecostal Church of Kountze.

On June 23, 1992 Betty Jean passed away [ about age 63 ] and is buried in
the Holland Cemetery, Hardin County, Texas.

Walter Ray was a true public servant. He was the first paid police officer for
the City of Kountze and also served as their Chief of Police. He was on the
city council and had been elected Mayor. His last public office was Justice of
the Peace of Precinct 3 in Kountze.

Walter Ray died Thursday, March 14, 2013, [ about age 86] at his residence.
His funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2013, at
First Baptist Church of Kountze, 100 Monroe, Kountze, with burial at the
Holland Cemetery,

The children of Walter Ray and Betty Jean are: SHEILA, TROY, WALTER,
JOE LYNN JO ANN
and KIMBERLY.

[ 5th Generation ] SHEILA DIANE OVERSTREET LAIRD TROTTER SWOR
married JOE LAIRD. Children from this marriage: { Twins } RANDY and CANDY.

Her second husband was DONALD WAYNE TROTTER SR. Sheila and Donald
have one son: DONALD.

Her third husband is CHARLES DAVID SWOR. They have two children: WESLEY
and KASEY.

On April 1, 2006 Sheila passed away [ about age 57 ] and is buried in the
Holland Cemetery, Village Mills, Hardin County, Texas.

[ 6th Generation ] CANDY JEAN LAIRD was born on October 26, 1968.

[ 6th Generation ] RANDY RAY LAIRD married JACKIE LANEY. They have
three children: LUKE, LANE and LANEY.

[ 7th Generation ] LUKE ASHTON LAIRD

[ 7th Generation ] LANE ALUSTI LAIRD

[ 7th Generation ] LANEY DIANE LAIRD

[ 6th Generation ] DONALD WAYNE TROTTER JR. married ___?___ . They have
two children: REICHEN and CAIDEN.

[ 7th Generation ] REICHEN BRADLEY TROTTER

[ 7th Generation ] CAIDEN BLAINE TROTTER

[ 6th Generation ] WESLEY DAMON SWOR married ___?___ . They have one child:
McKAYLA.

[ 7th Generation ] MCKAYLA SWOR [ 6th Generation ] KASEY DIANE SWOR

[ 5th Generation ] TROY DANIEL OVERSTREET first marriage was to
CAROLYN ROBERTS. They have one son RODNEY.

Troy's second wife is ___?___ .

[ 6th Generation ] RODNEY LANCE OVERSTREET

[ 5th Generation ] WALTER RAY OVERSTREET Jr. ' Tully ' married
DEBRA KUCERA. Walter and Debra have one child: CORY.

[ 6th Generation ] COREY MICHAEL OVERSTREET

[ 5th Generation ] JOE LYNN OVERSTREET { twin } married KIMBERLEE ANN HARGROVES. They have one child: RYAN.

[ 6th Generation ] RYAN Mc COY OVERSTREET

[ 5th Generation ] JO ANN OVERSTREET { twin } married
ROY GLENN DUNCAN ‘ Cotton ’. Their children are: DEVIN
and KAYLA.

[ 6th Generation ] DEVIN BROOK DUCAN

[ 6th Generation ] KALA LYNN DUNCAN

[ 5th Generation ] KIMBERLY LOU OVERSTREET GORDEY, TINKLE
first married was to LAWRENCE ANTHONY GORDEY. They have a
son: LAWRENCE.

Her second marriage is to DENNIS WAYNE TINKLE. There are no
children from this marriage however Dennis has 2 daughters from
a previous marriage.

[ 6th Generation ] LAWRENCE COLIN DANIEL GORDEY





[ 3th Generation ] WILLIE G. OVERSTREET was born on November 5,
1890. He first married ANNY BELL YOUNGBLOOD { sister to Oscar's
and Arthur's wives. } Anny Bell was born December 25, 1896.

She died May 5, 1913 [ about age 17 ]. They didn't have any children.
Anny Bell is buried in the Big Sandy Cemetery, Polk County, Texas.

On September 26, 1915 Willie married GERTRUDE MEDEARL. Gertrude
was born on 1897 and died in 1939 [ about age 42 ].

Willie died November 9 1967 [ about age 77 ]. Willie and Gertrude are
also buried in Big Sandy. Their children are: LILLIE, WILLIE, HARRY,
ROSCOE, JIMMIE, RAYMOND, STEVIE,
and LEROY.

[ 4th Generation ] LILLIE BELL OVERSTREET SANDERS was born in 1919.
She married TRAVIS SANDERS. Lillie passed away in 1939 [ about age 19 ].
She died in child birth and is buried besides her parents in the Big Sandy
Cemetery, Polk County, Texas.

[ 4th Generation ] WILLIE MAE OVERSTREET HARROW GIBSON was born on
March 17, 1921. Her first marriage was to I. B. HARROW. Their children are
WILLIE and GLENDA.

Her second marriage was to ARTHUR GIBSON. They lived in Kountze,
Hardin County, Texas.

[ 5th Generation ] WILLIE HARROW married DIANNE STONE. Their
children are: SHERMAN and BEATRICE ANN.

[ 6th Generation ] SHERMAN DALE HARROW

[ 6th Generation ] BEATRICE ANN HARROW

[ 5th Generation ] GLENDA LOIS HARROW VIEGON CHURCH first marriage
ALBERT GLENN VIEGON Sr. Their children are: ALBERT and ARTHUR. Her
second marriage was to: ARTHUR GIBSON

[ 6th Generation ] ALBERT GLENN VIEGON Jr.

[ 6th Generation ] ARTHUR LEROY VIEGON

[ 4th Generation ] HARRY B. OVERSTREET was born on November 23, 1922.
He married MILDRED TAYLOR. Harry died September 16, 1973 [ about age 51 ]
and is buried in the Holland Cemetery, Hardin County, Texas. Their children
are: DANY and LINDA.

[ 5th Generation ] DANY LEE OVERSTREET

[ 5th Generation ] LINDA GAYLE OVERSTREET

[ 4th Generation ] ROSCOE OVERSTREET ' ROCK ' was born on June 19, 1924.
He married NELLENE SINGLETARY. Roscoe was a life long resident of Kountze,
Hardin County, Texas. During World War II he served in the United States Army.
Later he earned his living as a welder. He died, Friday, November 8, 1985
[ about age 61 ] at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont, Jefferson County Texas after
an illness. He is buried in the Holland Cemetery, Hardin County, Texas. Their
children are: RON, ROSSAN and JESSIA.

[ 5th Generation ] RON OVERSTREET married TARIA ROMSRO in Beaumont,
Jefferson County, Texas. Their children are MICHAEL, BRIAN and BRAD.

[ 6th Generation ] MICHAEL OVERSTREET

[ 6th Generation ] BRIAN OVEERSTREET

[ 6th Generation ] BRAD OVERSTREET

[ 5th Generation ] ROSSAN OVERSTREET

[ 5th Generation ] JESSIA OVERSTREET

[ 4th Generation ] JIMMIE OVERSTREET WOMACK was born January 11
1925 in Polk County, Texas. She married RALPH WOMACK. Ralph was
born October 22, 1919.

For over 40 years Jimmie was a school in the South Park Independence
School District in Beaumont, Jefferson County. Ralph and Jimmie made
their home in the south end of Beaumont, a few blocks from South Park
High School.

Their children are: JUDI, CHARLELS, STEVE and CHARLOTTE.

Ralph died on January 18, 2000 and is buried at Village Mills Cemetery,
Village Mills, Hardin County, Texas.

Jimmy died on June 19, 2004 and is buried beside her beloved Ralph at
Village Mills Cemetery.

[ 5th Generation ] JUDI WOMACK BEHAR married BILL BEHAR.

[ 6th Generation ] GARI BEHAR COTTON married ARCHIE COTTON.

[ 6th Generation ] KRIST BEHAR READ married BARRY READ. Their child's
name is CALEB.

[ 7th Generation ] CALEB READ

[ 5th Generation ] CHARLES EUGEN WOMACK married PATTI ___?___

[ 5th Generation ] STEVE WOMACK

[ 5th Generation ] CHARLOTTE WOMACK DAVIS married JOEY DAVIS.

[ 4th Generation ] RAYMOND G. OVERSTREET was born on was born in 1925.
He married ETHEL GIBSON. He lived in Newton, Texas a number of years.

His second marriage was to JAMIE ___?___ . The made their home in Cotulla,
La Salle County, Texas.

Raymond died on January 13, 2000 in San Antonio Hospital. Jamie continued
to live in Cotulla.

Raymond had two children: SHEILA and LARRY.

[ 5th Generation ] SHEILA GAYLE OVERSTREET Mc ALLEN was born in 1948.
She married ___?___ McALLEN.

[ 5th Generation ] LARRY DALE OVERSTREET

[ 4th Generation ] STEVE OVERSTREET was born in Honey Island, Hardin County, Texas. He married MYRTLE ___?___ .

Steve retired from the United States Army with the rank of SSG 'P' [ E-6 ].
His last tour of service was H Troop, 2nd Squadron, 9th Cav. In 1995
they were living in Kountze, Hardin County, Texas. Their children are:
TOMMY and STEVE.

[ 5th Generation ] TOMMY OVERSTREET

[ 5th Generation ] STEVE OVERSTREET ‘ Buddy ’ married ___?___ .
They had a son: BRUCE.

[ 6th Generation ] BRUCE OVERSTREET was born on ___?___.
He died in July 1993.

[ 4th Generation ] OSCAR LEROY OVERSTREET was born in Segno, Polk County,
Texas about 1930. He married JOSEPHINE Mc COLLUM They live in Kountze,
Hardin County, Texas prior to moving to Warren, Tyler County, Texas where
they have lived for over 23 years. Oscar was an operator at Trinity Industries.
He was a veteran of the United States Army and Navy.

Leroy passed away on March 20, 1995 [ about age 65 ] and is buried in Justice
Cemetery, Tyler County, Texas bear Warren. Their children are CRAIG and CYNTHIA.

[ 5th Generation ] CRAIG LEE ROY OVERSTREET

[ 6th Generation ] ___?___ OVERSTREET ___?___ .

[ 5th Generation ] CYNTHIA MORROW OVERSTREET NELSON was
born on ___?___ . She married ___?___ NELSON. In 1995 they were
living in Votaw, Texas. They have one child: ___?___.

[ 6th Generation ] ___?___ NELSON.





[ 3rd Generation ] WALTER OVERSTREET

Not sure at this time what the date of birth is for Walter or the date of his
death. It is believed that he died as a boy about the age of nine ( 9 ).





[ 3rd Generation ] CARL D. OVERSTREET " BUNK " was born on March 10, 1894.
He married HENRETTA KNIGHT “ Retta. ” Retta was born on July 4, 1893. It is
remembered by Gladys Eller that Retta was a red head.

[ 4th Generation ] CLYDE IRON OVERSTREET was born on September 28, 1912.
He married MARGARET BRACEWELL “Jackie.” Margaret, “Granny Jack,” was
born on September 28, 1918 in Old Town, Dixie County, Florida to Minnie
Kimes Bracewell and Robert Bracewell.

Clyde passed away on January 04, 1987. He is buried at the Holland Cemetery,
Village Mills, Hardin County, Texas.

“Granny Jack” passed on May 11, 2012, [ about age 93 ] in Kountze. She was a sixty
[60] year resident of Kountze, Hardin County, Texas. Jackie is buried at the Holland
Cemetery.

Their children are CLYDE, JAMES, WILLIAM, JOHN and DOUGLAS

[ According to Hardin County History - Clyde was married to
MARGARET KELLY OVERSTREET ].

[ 5th Generation ] CLYDE RICHARD OVERSTREET “ Buddy ” was born in Livingston,
Texas where he attended school in the Livingston School District. He served his
country proudly in the Army during the Vietnam War.

Buddy married JUDY BUILDERBACK. They Their children are: RICHARD, ADAM,
APRIL
, and MIRANDA.

He marred PAMELA JEAN ZELLER at Evadale, Jasper County, Texas on
September 3, 1973. They made their home in Silsbee, Hardin County,
TX. Their child is: TRACIE.

Buddy passed away in June 25, 2012 at his residence. Visitation were from 5
until 8 pm on June 28, 2012 at Ross Sterling Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee, TX.


Funeral services for Clyde Richard Overstreet, 69, of Silsbee, will be 10:00 a.m.,
Friday, June 29, 2012, at Woodrow Baptist Church in Silsbee.

Clyde is preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Margaret Overstreet
and one brother, William Daniel Overstreet. Survivors include wife, Pamela
Overstreet; three sons, Richard Overstreet of Lumberton, Adam Overstreet
Silsbee, and Zachary Overstreet of Silsbee; four daughters, April Overstreet
of Kountze, Miranda Overstreet of Pt. Arthur, Tracie Butler of Mauriceville,
and Judie Overstreet of Silsbee; three brothers, James Overstreet of Fred,
Rocky Overstreet of Warren, and Doug Overstreet of Shepherd; eleven grand-
children; and four great grandchildren. He is also survived by several nephews,
nieces, family members, and a host of friends.

[ 6th Generation ] RICHARD DARREN OVERSTREET was born in Beaumont,
Jefferson County, Texas. He is listed in his fathers obit on June 28, 2012
as living in Lumberton, Hardin County, Texas.

[ 6th Generation ] JUDITH OVERSTREET "Judie"

[ 6th Generation ] ZACHARY OVERSTREET

[ 6th Generation ] ADAM OVERSTREET was born in Kountze, Hardin
County, Texas.

[ 6th Generation ] APRIL IDONA OVERSTREET

[ 7th Generation ] RODNEY ___?___

[ 7th Generation ] COLEMIN ___?___

[ 7th Generation ] JOSEY ___?___

[ 6th Generation ] MIRANDA LYNN OVERSTREET was born in Silsbee,
Hardin County, Texas. She married ___?___ and their children are:
DAKOTA and MEGAN.

[ 7th Generation ] DAKOTA ___?___

[ 7th Generation ] MEGAN ___?___

[ 6th Generation ] TRACIE MICHELLE OVERSTREET BUTLER was born in
Silsbee, Hardin County, Texas. She married ___?___. Their child is: TROYA.

[ 7th Generation ] TROYA ___?___

[ 5th Generation ] JAMES FULTON OVERSTREET ' Bobo ' in Livingston,
Polk County, Texas. He married NELDA OWING on May 15, 1965 in
Winnie, Chambers County, Texas.

Nelda was born in Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas to Sam and
Juanita Owings. She graduated from Kountze High School in 1963 and
has been back in the Kountze area since 1988. She was a math teacher
who retired after thirty two years of service to Channelview, Silsbee
and Warren ISD.

She was a volunteer Curator and former member of Kirby-Hill House
Board of Directors, founder of the Old Hardin Wildflowers Association,
former director of Holland Cemetery Association and the Southeast
Texas Arts Council, Hardin County Representative to Jefferson County
Regional Tourism Center.

She was the Founder, former president, and general manager for the
Hardin County Tourist Bureau, Inc., a member the Ghost Road County
Park Committee, First Mate to the Captain of Timber Ridge Tours, and
also published weekly stories in the Hardin County News for five years.

On Wednesday, July 27, 2005 Nelda lost her battle with kidney cancer.
She is buried in the Holland Cemetery, Hardin County, Texas.

[ 6th Generation ] LEANNE MELISSA OVERSTREET IMER
married BRADLEY

[ 7th Generation ] MICHAEL LEALLEN IMER ' Mikey

[ 7th Generation ] ANTHONY LEALEW IMER ' Tony '

[ 7th Generation ] MADISON IMER

[ 7th Generation ] ELSIE BELLE IMER

[ 6th Generation ] AMANDA LEARIEL OVERSTREET

[ 5th Generation ] WILLIAM DANIEL OVERSTREET ' Possum ' was born
on August 9, 1947. He died in the service of his country in South Viet Nam
on March 19, 1969 [ about age 22 ]. Possum was a member of the
United States Army, Company A, 1st Infantry, American Division, Viet Nam.
He was the holder of the Bronze Star Medal and Oak Leaf Cluster and the
Purple Heart Medal.

NOTE: The cluster indicates ‘Possum’ was awarded the Bronze Star a second time.

[ 5th Generation ] JOHN WAYNE OVERSTREET ' Rocky ' was born on January
2, 1951 in Kountze, Hardin County, Texas. He married LORRAINE REESE in
February 1971. They have one son: JIMMY.

Some time later John married WANDA LEUING. There were no children from this

His third marriage was to DRBBIE___?___ . They have two daughters; ANGELA
and MICHELLE.

[ 6th Generation ] JIMMY ALLEN OVERSTREET

[ 7th Generation ] JOHN RICHARD OVERSTREET

[ 6th Generation ] ANGELA OVERSTREET

[ 6th Generation ] MICHELLE OVERSTREET

[ 5th Generation ] DOUGLAS EUGENE OVERSTREET was born in
Kountze, Hardin County, Texas. Douglas married BETTY ___?__.
They had one daughter: LORRIE. This marriage ended in divorce.

His second marriage was to TERESA ___?___ . They had one daughter:
SONIA. This marriage ended in divorce.

His third marriage is to ___?___ . live in Shepherd, San Jacinto County,
Texas. Their children are NICLOLE and DONNA.

[ 6th Generation ] LORRIE ANN OVERSTREET RYAN was born about 1973.
She married MICHAEL WAYNE RYAN. Lorre was a native of Silsbee, Hardin
County, Texas. She lived the last 10 years of her life in Kountze, Hardin
County. She was a home heath aide. Michael has a daughter, Natasha,
from a previous marriage.

Children of Lorrie and Michael are: CHRISTOPHER and CODY.

On May 31, 1998 Lorrie Ann died [ about age 28 ] in Romayo, Liberty
County, Texas in a drowning accident. It was reported she was trying
to save her son Christopher, after he had gone under. To add to the
, little Cody followed his mother into the water and drown also. The
accident occurred Sunday afternoon at Horseshoe Lake Estates, about
45 miles northeast of Houston.

The funeral was held the following Thursday at Broussard's Mortuary
in Kountze with burial at Jordan Cemetery in Honey Island, Hardin
County, Texas.

[ 7th Generation ] CHRISTOPHER WAYNE RYAN was born about 1992
in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas. He lived most of his life in
Kountze and was a student at Kountze Elementary School. On May
31, 1998 Christopher died [ about age 6 ] in a drowning accident near
Romayor, Liberty County, Texas. He is buried at the Jordan Cemetery,
Honey Island, Hardin County, Texas.

[ 7th Generation ] COTY LYNN RYAN was born about 1996 in Beaumont,
Jefferson County, Texas. He lived most of his life in Kountze, Hardin
County, Texas On may 31, 1998 Christopher died [ about age 2 ] in a
drowning accident near Romayor, Liberty County, Texas. He is buried at
the Jordan Cemetery, Honey Island, Hardin County, Texas.

[ 6th Generation ] TERESA OVERSTREET

[ 6th Generation ] SONIA OVERSTREET

[ 5th Generation ] NICLOLE OVERSTREET

[ 5th Generation ] DONNA OVERSTREET

[ 4th Generation ] BILL KNOX OVERSTREET was born February 12, 1914.
He married LORA BELL YOUNG.

Bill passed on November 2, 1976 [ about age 62 ] and is buried at
Magnolia Hill Cemetery, Segno, Polk County, Texas.

Lora Bell passed May 12, 1990 [ about age 85 ] and is buried beside her
beloved Bill at Magnolia Hill Cemetery

[ 4th Generation ] JEFF OVERSTREET was born on October 19, 1916
in Hicksbough, Tyler County, Texas. He married GERTIE WOODARD and
worked for Gauger Petroleum Production.

Jeff enlisted in the Army Air Fore at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio,
Bexar County, Texas on Marc 31, 1944. His primary military occupation
was as a Fire Fighter. He quantified: Expert-Rifle on June 30, 1944.
His awards and citations include: The American Theater Campaign
Medal, World War II Victory Medal and The Good Conduct Medal. At
the time of his separation from the service, Jeff was described as 6' tall
with blue eyes and blonde hair. He weight about 207 pounds. His final
assignment was as Corporal in the 1459th Army Air Force Base Unit
He was separated from the service at Camp Fanning, Texas on February
8, 1946. At that time he had three dependents, a wife and two children.

Jeff died October 20, 1957 [ about age 41 ] and is buried at the Holland
Cemetery in Hardin County, Texas. Their children are: CARL, AUDRY,
JEFF
and CYNTHIA.

[ 5th Generation ] CARL MERION OVERSTREET

[ 5th Generation ] AUDRY JEWEL OVERSTREET TOWNSEND
marriedJIMMY TOWNSEND.

[ 6th Generation ] JULIE KATHRYN TOWNSEND ___?___

[ 5th Generation ] JEFF LARUE OVERSTREET

[ 5th Generation ] CYNTHIA RAE OVERSTREET

[ 4th Generation ] HENRY D. OVERSTREET was born on October 13, 1921
but passed on October 23, 1922 [ about age 1 ]. He is buried in the Holland
Cemetery, Hardin County, Texas. At the time of his death the family was
living at old Village Mills.

[ 4th Generation ] WILMA OVERSTREET DUFF was born September 27, 1927
and married WOODROW WILSON DUFF. Woodrow was born January 14, 1915
in Livingston, Polk County, Texas. His parents were Calvin Duff and Nancy
Elizabeth Murphy Duff. He was number 13 of 14 children.

Woodrow was a land man, ne who bought and sold timber and land. He
loved to deer hunt and always had some favorite dogs that he hunted with.
He always had a smile and was a friend to everyone.

Woodrow pass on October 17, 2000 [ about age 85 ] and is buried at Memard
Chapel Cemetery, Segno, Polk County, Texas.

They had at least one child: LINDA.

[ 5th Generation ] LINDA DUFF married BUBBA MUECKE . They have
two sons: CURTIS and MARK.

[ 6th Generation ] CURTIS WAYNE MUECKE

[ 6th Generation ] MARK MUECKE

[ 4th Generation ] ANICE OVERSTREET COLLINS was born on December 15,
1929 In Segno, Polk County, Texas. She married JOHN MATISON COLLINS
on June 25, 1946.

John passed away on November 2, 1988 [ about age 64 ] and is buried in
the Holland Cemetery, Hardin County, Texas.

Anice passed on Thursday, October 8, 2009, [ about age 79 ] in Allen.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 11, 2009 in the Cochran
Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Danny Moye officiating. Burial
followed in the Holland Cemetery beside her beloved John.

Their children are JOHN and DANETTE.

Anice's obit indicates that she was formerly of Livingston, Texas. Her
great-grand children are listed as: Koby, Jeff, Jake, Jared, Jagger, Madison
and Drew. Pallbearers were Joshua Wolverton, John Matthew Collins,
Danny Collins, Koby Wolverton, Jeff Collins and Jake Collins. Honorary
Pallbearers were Robert Rice, Lee Parrish Jr. and John Collins.

[ 5th Generation ] JOHN JEFFERY COLLINS married ___?___ and they
have two sons: JOHN and DANIEL.

[ 6th Generation ] JOHN MATHEW COLLINS

[ 6th Generation ] DANIEL COLLINS

[ 5th Generation ] DANETTE COLLINS WOLVERTON married ___?___
WOLVERTON
. It was noted in 2009 that she was living in Allen, Texas,
Children born in this marriage are: DANA, CHRISTY and JOSHUA.

[ 6th Generation ] DANA WOLVERTON

[ 6th Generation ] CHRISTY WOLVERTON DAVIS

[ 6th Generation ] JOSHUA WOLVERTON

[ 4th Generation ] J. B. OVERSTREET was born October 9, 1924 in Kountze,
Hardin County, Texas. He married GRACE AMANDA MARLENE BYERS.
Grace was born in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas on July 7, 1936.
Her parents were Vernon and Lucy Byers

A resident of Alvin, Texas for the last six years and had lived in Texas City
for more than fifty years. J.B. was a retired maintenance worker for the
City of Deer Park and he had also served his country in the United States
Army during World War II.

J. B. passed away on Monday, April 30, 2012 [ about the age of 87 ] at his
residence in Alvin, Brazoria County, Texas and is buried at the Holland
Cemetery, Village Mills, Hardin County, Texas. At the time of his passing,
he and Grace had been married for 59 years according to obit listed on
Find-A-Grave }

Grace passed away on March 8, 2013 [ about age 76 ] and is buried beside
her beloved J.B. at the Holland Cemetery. At the time of her passing she had
fifteen grandchildren and ten great grand children. I don’t have their names
at this time.}

Their children are: CARL, JAMES, PAMELA, KENNETH and CAROLYN.

[ 5th Generation ] CARL WESLEY OVERSTREET was born on April 20, 1959.
He married LYNN ___?___ . Carl passed on November 20, 1979 [ about
the age 20 ] and is buried in the Ennis Memorial Cemetery, Ennis County,
Texas. Inscription on headstone: ‘In Memory of Our Son and Brother’

NOTE: According to his Mother’s obit in Find-A-Grave his wife Lynn has
also passed but I haven’t located her grave.

[ 5th Generation ] JAMES OVERSTREET married LANEL ___?___ .

[ 5th Generation ] PAMELA OVERSTREER MAPES married LARRY MAPES.

[ 5th Generation ] KENNETH OVERSTREET

[ 5th Generation ] CAROLYN OVERSTREET BORDERS married GLYNN BORDERS.

[ 4th Generation ] CARL VERNON OVERSTREET Sr. ' Jaggers ' was born on
February 3, 1932. He married BESSIE LEONA KERVIN. Bessie was a native
of Livingston, Polk County, Texas where she lived all her life.

Carl passed on July 29, 1979 [ about age 46 ] and is burial at Menard
Chapel Cemetery, Polk County, Texas.

Bessie died October 31, 1999 [ about age 61 ]. Her funeral was held
November 2, 1999 at Pace Funeral Home in Livingston with burial at
Menard Chapel Cemetery.

Their children are: CONNIE, TERESA, ANICE, KATHY, CARLA, LOIS,
CARL, CODY
and SAM.

[ 5th Generation ] CONNIE LEE OVERSTREET BUTLER married STEVE BUTLER

[ 5th Generation ] TERESA OVERSTREET PUCKETT married GREG PUCKETT

[ 5th Generation ] ANICE FAYE OVERSTREET HOLMES married PHIL HOLMES

[ 5th Generation ] KATHY LYNN OVERSTREET ELLIOTT married KIM ELLIOTT.

[ 5th Generation ] CARLA SUE OVERSTREET EDWARDS married
CHARLES EDWARDS.

[ 5th Generation ] LOUIS OVERSTREET PERKINS married ___?___ PERKINS

[ 5th Generation ] CARL VERNON OVERSTREET Jr. married SHARON
___?___


[ 5th Generation ] CODY DANIEL OVERSTREET

[ 5th Generation ] SAM OVERSTREET married AMY ___?___ . For a period
of time they lived in the Segno, Polk County, Texas area.

[ 4th Generation ] LORA MAE OVEERSTREET RICE married NORMAN DAVID RICE

[ 5th Generation ] NORMAN LARUE RICE

[ 5th Generation ] ROBERT LEE RICE





[ 3rd Generation ] TRAVIS E. OVERSTREET was born on July 17, 1896.
He died as a young man on April 19 1919 [ about the age 23 ] and is
buried in the Holland Cemetery, Hardin County, Texas.





[ 3rd Generation ] JESSIE LEE OVERSTREET RICHARDSON as born on
January 13, 1899. She married RAYFORD C. RIHARDSON on May 26,
1920. Rayford was born December 26, 1898. They resided for a
period of time in Livingston, Polk County, Texas.

Rayford died May 27, 1978 [ about age 80 ] and is buried at and
Holly Grove Cemetery near big Sandy, Texas. Jessie passed on
September 17, 1979 [ about age 80 ] and is buried next to her
beloved Rayford at the Holly Grove Cemetery.

Their children are: NORVELL, WILBUR and EARL.

[ 4th Generation ] NORVELL WAYNE RICHARDSONwas born April 25, 1921
in Hardin County, Texas. He married INEZ L. JORDON on June 23, 1943.
Inez was born January 20, 1920 in Hardin County, Texas. Inez was the daughter of
George Algon Jordan and Bertie Bell Jordan

Norvell passed on July 15, 2001 [ about age 80 ] in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas
and is buried at the McKinney Cemetery, Kountze, Hardin County, Texas.

Inez passed on March 07, 2002 [ about age 82 ] and is buried beside her beloved
Norvell at the McKinney Cemetery.

They had at least one child: JERRYLYN.

[ 5th Generation ] JERRYLYN LANELLE RICHARDSON

[ 4th Generation ] WILBURN RAY RICHARDSON was born on December 7,
1923. He married FRANCIS ELAINE DOMAGUE on July 8, 1947. Francis was
born on May 08, 1932. Francis passed on Feb 8, 2011 [ about age 79 ]
and is buried at Holly Grove Cemetery, Holly Grove, Polk County, Texas.

{Obit for Francis}

Funeral services for Frances Elaine Richardson, age 78 of Livingston will
be held Friday, Feb 11, 2011 at 3:00 PM graveside at Holly Grove Cemetery
in Livingston with Rev. Billy Bracken and Rev. Denton Mayes officiating.
Pallbearers will be Ernest Richardson, Jr., Heath Richardson, Derrick Richardson,
Jason Hendrix, Sidney Cox, Jr., and Remington Richardson.

She was born May 20, 1932 in Baytown, Texas the daughter of Wilbur and
Devota Stringer Domangue and passed away February 8, 2011 in Lufkin, Texas.

She is survived by Wilburn Richardson, husband of Holly Grove, Texas,
Toni Renee Amard, daughter of Irving, Texas, Thecia Yvette Fulgium,
daughter of Magnolia, Texas, grandchildren are; Ernest Ray Richardson, Jr.,
Heath Richardson, Derrick Richardson, Brandi Hendrix, Jason Hendrix, Alfie
Ferguson, Alyssa Fulgium, Christian Fulgium, great grandchildren are; Sidney, Jr.,
Timbre, Remington, Colton, Hannah, Joshua, Walker, Lane, Lexi Jo, Grace and
Emily.

[ 5th Generation ] ERNEST RAY RICHARDSON SR. married ___?___ . It is
indicated that Ernest lives in Holly Grove, Polk County, Texas.

They have at least one child: ERNEST JR.

[ 6th Generation ] ERNEST RAY RICHARDSON JR.

[ 5th Generation ] TONI RENA RICHARDSON AMARDmarried ___?___ AMARD
indicated that Toni lives in Irving, Texas.

[ 4th Generation ] EARL WINFORD RICHARDSON was born on September 17, 1927
in Village Mills, Hardin County, Texas. married WILMA LOUISE WILLIAMS on
February 28, 1948. They made their home in Livingston, Polk County, Texas.

Earl proudly served in the United States Marines and the Merchant Marines. He retired with
Phillips Petroleum after 25 years of service, He was a member of the Magnolia Hill Baptist
Church in Livingston.

Their children are: DALE and SHERLYN

Earl passed away on September 17, 2013 [ about age 86 in Livingston, Texas. He is buried
at Magnoli Hill Cemetery in Segno, Polk County, Texas.

[ 5th Generation ] DALE MICHAEL RICHARDSON

[ 6th Generation ] SETH RICHARDSON married MICHELE ___?___.

[ 7th Generation ] TYLER RICHARDSON { son }

[ 7th Generation ] TAYLOR RICHARDSON { daughter }

[ 6th Generation ] LAUREN RICHARDSON

[ 5th Generation ] SHERLYN GALE RICHARDSON HARBUCK married FRANK HARBUCK JR. Frank has passed away but I don't have any information about this other than the notice in Earl Winfred Richardson's Memorial.

[ 6th Generation ] FRANK HARBUCK III.





[ 3rd Generation ] OLA OVERSTREET FREEMAN was born on January
20, 1920. She married JIM FREEMAN. For a period of time they lived
in Kountze, Hardin County, Texas.

There children are RAY, JACK and JERRY.

[ 4th Generation ] RAY FREEMAN was born on ___?___ . He died around
age 5 of Diphtheria.

[ 4th Generation ] JACKIE FREEMAN PRICE was born on about 1920.
She married CHARLIE PRICE. Charlie was born about 1918. They
have at least one child: DEBBIE.

[ 5th Generation ] DEBBIE PRICE

[ 4th Generation ] JERRY ALTON FREEMAN was born on November
11, 1934. He married BILLIE HALL. Their children are: JAMES, ' Sissy ',
and JERRY.

[ 5th Generation ] JAMES DESKELL FREEMAN

[ 5th Generation ] ' Sissy ' FREEMAN

[ 5th Generation ] JERRY LEE FREEMAN





CHAPTER 6 . . . . MARY OVERSTREET

[ 2nd Generation ] MARY OVERSTREET was born about 1858 in Alabama.
She married ISACC ___?___ on November 7, 1883 in Hardin County,
Texas. Isacc was born on ___?___ . Mary and Isacc have both passed
away and are buried ___?___ .

NOTE: Mary is shown in the 1860 Hardin County, Texas Census on
July 3, 1860. It also indicates that she is 2 years old.





CHAPTER 7 . . . . LEWIS HAMPTON OVERSTREET

[ 2nd Generation ] LEWIS HAMPTON OVERSTREET ' Fount ' was
born on October 14, 1870 at the family farm near Village Mills, Hardin
County, Texas. He married ELIZA ANN WILLIFORD on December 31,
1891. Eliza Ann, the 5th child of James Irving Williford and Mary Ellen
Roberts Williford, was born July 27, 1874 on the family farm in Polk
County, Texas.

Lewis is located on the 1900 Hardin County Census as living in the
Village Mills area. He and Eliza are located living next door to the
James Irving Williford family. At that time all 5 children were still
living at home. They had been married about seven years.

Fount passed away March 23, 1932 [ about age 62 ] in Tyler County,
Texas and is buried at the Big Sandy Cemetery, Big Sandy, Cemetery.
Inscription on his headstone: ' Our father has gone to a mansion of
rest to the glorious land by deity blest.'

Eliza passed away October 8, 1938 [ about age 64 ] in Tyler County, Texas
{file #48067 } and is buried by her beloved Fount in Big Sandy Cemetery.

The children of Lewis and Eliza are: ISAAC, THOMAS, MARY, ROBERT
and ALLEN.

NOTE: ELIZA ANN is also know as LIZA ANN WILLIFORD OVERSTREET.
A letter from Collie and Chauveaux Attorneys – At – Law, dated September
7, 1984 to Martha Williford, Overstreet identified her sister, Liza Ann, as a
paternal first cousin [ half blood ] to Bryant Burton Williford.





[ 3rd Generation ] ISAAC EDWARD OVERSTREET was born
on the family farm on May 28, 1893 in Polk County, Texas.

After his fathers passing, Ed stayed at home and continued to farm
the family land that his father had hued out of the Big Thicket. Ed
never married but did share the home with his sister Annie.

On June 3, 1955, Ed passed away [ about age 62 ] after being sick
for a while. He is buried in the Big Sandy Cemetery, in Big Sandy,
Texas. The inscription on his headstone' His record is on high. '

NOTE: Laura Flebbe indicates on her web listings that Ed passed
in 1954 but his headstone indicates 1955. I remember visiting with
Ed shortly before he passed. It was one of those visits you do when
you have the opportunity to say good-by. But for the life of me I can't
be certain if it was '54 or '55.





[ 3rd Generation ] THOMAS JEFFERSON OVERSTREET SR. was born
on the family farm in Polk County, Texas on February 28, 1895. He married
AMANDA PEARL MULLINS in Hardin County, Texas Pearl was born
on March 18, 1901. NOTE: Birth date from headstone information.

Jeff was a seaman in the United States Navy for a period of time.
Around 1928 Pearl and Jeff were living near Daisetta, Liberty County,
Texas for a period of timed.

Their children are: MILDRED, THOMAS, ANNE, DOROTHY and MARGARET.

Jeff died May 7, 1935 [ about age 40 ] and is buried in Big Sandy Cemetery,
Dallardsville, Polk County, Texas. Original headstone was single white stone
with “TEXAS” SEAMAN U S NAVY. The inscription was difficult to read but
I believe it was “My love goes with you and my soul waits to love you.”

Pearl died January 12, 1978 [ about age 75 ]. And is buried beside her
beloved Jeff. They share a new head. The inscription on the headstone
“Gone but not forgotten.”

[ 4th Generation ] MILDRED OVERSTREET

[ 4th Generation ] THOMAS JEFFERSON OVERSTREET JR. ‘ T. J.
wasb orn on November 22, 1926 in Liberty County, Texas. He was killed
in a car accident about 1986.

[ 4th Generation ] ANNE MARIE OVERSTREET

[ 4th Generation ] DOROTHY OVERSTREET

[ 4th Generation ] MARGARET ANN OVERSTREET





[ 3rd Generation ] ROBERT IRVING OVERSTREET was born on the
family farm near Village Mills, Hardin County, Texas. He married
LEONA ROSE KIMMEY on March 28, 1934 in Kountze, Hardin County,
Texas. Leona was born September 18, 1909 in Nacogdoches,
Nacogdoches County, Texas.

Robert served as a corporal in WWI in the United States Army.
He worked in the motor pool.

Gladys Overstreet Eller remembered several things concerning Robert:

“ Robert was a large man, possibly 6'1” or 6'2” probably weighing
over 200 pounds. He was stern and there was no mistaking his
meaning when he spoke.

At one time Robert and my papa, Bud Overstreet, opened a grocery
store in Village Mills together. About a year later Bud sold his interest
in the store to Robert.

While living in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas Robert and Leona
lived for a period of time at the Multi-Max Village Apartments before
moving to their house on Ives Street.

Leona worked and retired from Gulf States Utilities Company as a
meter reader.”

Robert died January 1, 1939 [ about age 47 ] and is buried at Big Sandy
Cemetery, near Dallardsville, Polk County, Texas. The inscription on his
headstone ' Thy earthly song is ended and thy voice joins the heavenly
choir.'

Leona was a long time resident of Warren, Tyler County, Texas. She was
a member of Bethe Baptist Church of Warren. She died Friday, May 3, 1996
[ about age 86 ] at Doctors Hospital in Silsbee, Hardin County, Texas and is
buried beside her beloved Robert in the Big Sandy Cemetery.

Their children are: BOBBY GENE and MILTON.

. . . . . . . .

In the web site Find A Grave the following information about Leona is listed.

Wife of ROBERT IRVIN OVERSTREET
Daughter of William Alva Kimmey and Maggie Josephine Allen
Grandaughter of James Sinclair Allen and Maryann Tabatha Phillips
Great grandaughter of William Hodges Allen and Nancy Elizabeth McKinnon
Great great grandaughter of William H. Allen and Mary Chickasaw
Great great great grandaughter of Richard R Allen and Mary Braxton.

[ 4th Generation ] BOBBY GENE OVERSTREET was born in Huntsville,
Walker County, Texas. She married ROBERT EUGENE FLEBBE, son of
Kenneth and Vessie Evans Flebbe. The marriage ended in divorce.

Children from this marriage are: ROBERT, KENNETH and TIMOTHY.

[ 5th Generation ] ROBERT BRUCE FLEBBE Sr. was born in Chelsea,
Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He married DONNA SUE DICKEY ___?___ .
The marriage ended in divorce. Their children are: ROBERT and CARL.

Bruce’s second marriage is to STELA LOUISE KADNER, daughter of
Rudolph Kadner and Alice Fruge Kadner.

[ 6th Generation ] ROBERT BRUCE FLEBBE Jr. was born in Beaumont,
Jefferson County, Texas.

[ 6th Generation ] CARL DAVID FLEBBE was born in Beaumont, Jefferson
County, Texas.

[ 5th Generation ] KENNETH RAY FLEBBE was born in Beaumont, Jefferson
County. He married LAURA LEA GOUMAZ on August 13, 1977 in Tulsa,
County, Oklahoma. Laura is the daughter of Robert Goumaz and
Marilyn McKinney Goumaz.

Their children are: JEREMY and KENDRA.

[ 6th Generation ] JEREMY COY FLEBBE was born in Tulsa, Tulsa County
Oklahoma.

[ 6th Generation ] KENDRA LEANN FLEBBE was born in Tulsa, Tulsa County
Oklahoma.

[ 5th Generation ] TIMOTHY EDWARD FLEBBE Sr. was born in Beaumont,
Jefferson County, Texas. He married JANNELL MONRIQUEZ.

Children from this marriage are: TIMOTHY and JENNIFIER. This marriage
ended in divorce.

Timothy married LINDA FAY WILLIFORD in Kountze, Hardin County, Texas.
Linda, the daughter of James and Era Ward Williford,

Children from this marriage are: JAMES, STACY and GRACE.

[ 6th Generation ] TIMOTHY EDWARD FLEEBE Jr. in Beaumont, Jefferson
County, Texas.

[ 6th Generation ] JENNIFIER FLEEBE was born in Beaumont, Jefferson
County, Texas.

[ 6th Generation ] JAMES R. FLEEBE was born in Silsbee, Hardin County,
Texas.

[ 6th Generation ] STACY FLEBBE was born in Beaumont, Jefferson
County, Texas.

[ 6th Generation ] GRACE FLEEBE was born in Galveston, Galveston
County, Texas.

[ 4th Generation ] RONERT MILTON OVERSTREET Sr. was born in
Village Mills, Hardin County, Texas. He graduated from French
High School in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas. At French
High School Milton was on the football team.

Milton married DOROTHY SILVERNAIL on January 26, 1956 in
Beaumont. She is the daughter of William and Rosalie Silvernail.

Their children are: DIANE, DEBRA, ROBERT, DONNA, TIMMY and ROY LEE.

[ 5th Generation ] DIANE OVERSTREET ' Muffin ' was born in Nacogdoches,
Nacogdoches County, Texas.

[ 5th Generation ] DEBRA OVERSTREET ' Cookie ' in Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches
County, Texas. She married CHRIS CLEMENTS .

[ 5th Generation ] ROBERT MILTON OVERSTREET Jr. was born in Nacogdoches,
Nacogdoches County, Texas.

He married DANA ___?___ on April 15, 1988 .

[ 6th Generation ] B. J. OVERSTREET { stepson }

[ 6th Generation ] ROBERT MILTON OVERSTREET III ' Trey '

[ 5th Generation ] DONNA ANN OVERSTREET

[ 5th Generation ] TIMMY OVERSTREET { adopted son }

[ 5th Generation ] ROY LEE OVERSTREET { adopted son }





[ 3rd Generation ] MARY ANN OVERSTREET was born on the family farm
in Polk County, Texas on March 26, 1898. A very colorful and independent
woman, Annie never married.

A hard worker, she was a rural mail carrier and helped farm ' the old place '
that she shared with her brother Ed.

Annie passed away on October 2, 1984 [ about age 86 ] and is buried in the
family plot at the Big Sandy Cemetery near Dollarville, Polk County, Texas.

NOTE: Laura Flebbe indicated on her web site that Annie passed away on
August 7, 1984.





[ 3rd Generation ] ALLEN DOUGLAS OVERSTREET ' Adden ' was born on
the family farm in Polk County, Texas on March 10 1900. Allen married
ELIZABETH GUSSIE.

In later years ' Eliz ' lived at 1709 Liberty Ave., Beaumont, Jefferson County,
Texas. She was a saleswoman at New Berry's Department Store in Beaumont.

At some point this marriage ended in divorce. Adden and Elizabeth's
children are: EARL, LOIS and HELEN.

His second marriage was to BLANCH ___?___. Adden and Blanch lived in
Neches, Anderson County, Texas 75779.

Douglas died on March 13, 1966 [ about age 66 ]. He is buried in the Big
Sandy Cemetery, near Dallardsville, Polk County, Texas.

[ 4th Generation ] EARL OVERSTREET

[ 4th Generation ] LOIS OVERSTREET

[ 4th Generation ] HELEN OVERSTREET





CHAPTER 8 . . . . SARA JANE OVERSTREET

[ 2nd Generation ] SARA JANE OVERSTREET WILLIAMS was born on
January13, 1862 in Hardin County, Texas. Sara Jane continued to
live there with her family until she married ISAAC A. WILLIAMS

' Ike '
on November 7, 1883. He was born March 20, 1862.

Ike and Sara Jane made their home in Hardin County.

Sara Jane died on May 13, 1913 [ about age 51 ] and is buried in the
Holland Cemetery, Hardin County, Texas.

Ike died January 7, 1934 [ about age 72 ] and is buried by his
beloved Sara Jane.

Sara and Ike's children are: MARY, JAMES, ANNIE, HENRY and MARTHA.

It was remembered by Gladys Overstreet Eller ' Uncle Ike was a medium
to small framed man who sported a long handle bar mustache. It use to
tickle us kids to watch Uncle Ike drink his coffee from a small dish through
his mustache. '

NOTE: The initials S. J. are found in the “ Hardin Count Texas Marriages
– 1900 ” by A. J. Guedry.

NOTE: Some information verified by Headstone, Holland Cemetery.





[ 3rd Generation ] MARY KATHERINE WILLIAMS COGGINS was born on
August 23, 1884. She married J. T. COGGINS.

They had one daughter: NORA. Mary Katherine died April 28, 1942 [ about age 58 ] and is buried in
the Holland Cemetery, Village Mills, Hardin County, Texas.

[ 4th Generation ] NORA COGGINS was born on April 2, 1917 in Hardin
County, Texas. She died on May 19, 1919 [ about age 2 ]. Nora is buried
at the a Holland Cemetery in Village Mills, Hardin County, Texas.
Inscription on her headstone: ' In after time we'll meet her .'





[ 3rd Generation ] JAMES FINLEY WILLIAMS ' Finley ' was born in 1887.
At this time I know very little about James other than he was a member
in good standing with the Masons. James died in 1947 [ about age 60 ]
and is buried in the Holland Cemetery, Hardin County, Texas.





[ 3rd Generation ] ANNIE WILLIAMS was born on September 23, 1890.
Annie never married. In her later years, Annie live with Kathleen and
her family. She died February 16, 1969 [ about age 79 ] and is buried beside her
brother, Finley, in the Holland Cemetery, Hardin County, Texas.





[ 3rd Generation ] HENRY WILLIAMS was born on August 23, 1884.
He died on May 28, 1929 [ about age 36 ] and is buried in the
Holland Cemetery, Hardin County, Texas.





[ 3rd Generation ] MARTHA JANE WILLIAMS DANIEL was born on
December 31, 1895. She married CARL WILBUR DANIEL.

Martha died on October 24, 1935 [ about age 40 ] and is buried
in the Holland Cemetery, Village Mills, Hardin County, Texas.

Carl died December 24, 1972 [ about age 82 ] and is buried beside
his beloved Martha Jane.

They have at least two children: KATHLEEN and J. C.

[ 4th Generation ] KATHLEEN DANIEL WALCOTT was born on
July 14, 1915.

She married LEE WALCOTT. Lee was born June 4, 1911.

Lee died on December 24, 1981 [ about age 70 ]. He is buried in the
Holland Cemetery. Hardin County, Texas. Inscription on his headstone:
' He died as he lived, a Christian.'

Kathleen died February 8, 1996 [ about age 81 ]. She is buried next
to her beloved Lee. The Inscription on her headstone: ' A Mothers
Love Lives Forever. '

Kathleen and Lee have two children: JANE and ___?___ .

[ 5th Generation ] JANE WOLCOTT ROBERTS

[ 5th Generation ] ___?___

[ 4th Generation ] J. C. DANIEL was born on August 27, 1912.
J. C. passed away on September 19, 1977 [ about age 56 ] He is
buried in the Holland Cemetery, Hardin County, Texas. It is
indicated on his headstone that he was a Mason.





CHAPTER 9 . . . . MARGARET MISSOURI OVERSTREET

[ 2nd Generation ] MARGARET MISSOURI OVERSTREET COLLINS was born
on September 9, 1867. On September 19, 1883 she married EDWARD
WARREN COLLINS ' Ed. '
Ed was the fourth child of W. J. and Eboline
Collins. Warren was born on March 13, 1860.

Missouri died on May 28, 1937 [ about age 70 ]. Inscription on
headstone: ' In Heaven above the angels whispering to one another
can find among their terms of love, none so dear as that of Mother. '



Ed died on September 12, 1946 [ about age 86 ]. Inscription on
headstone: ' A devoted husband, affectionate Father and a kind
and true friend to all. '

Ed and Missouri are buried side by side in the Holland Cemetery,
Hardin County, Texas.

Children of Ed and Missouri are: LEE, JOHN, JAMES, OLA, OSCAR
and DANIEL.





[ 3rd Generation ] LEE DEBBS COLLINS was born on August 22, 1904.
He died October 15, 1926 [ about age 22] and is buried in the Holland
Cemetery in Villages Mills, Hardin County, Texas.

NOTE: Birth and Death dates taken from headstone information.





[ 3rd Generation ] JOHN VINSON COLLINS was born on August 9, 1894.
He died August 25, 1921 about age 27 ] and is buried in the Holland
Cemetery in Villages Mills, Hardin County, Texas.

NOTE: Birth and Death dates taken from headstone information.





[ 3rd Generation ] MARY TELITHE COLLINS was born on June 18, 1897
and died on February 10, 1898 [ about age 8 months ] and is buried in the Holland
Cemetery at Villages Mills, Hardin County, Texas.

NOTE: Birth and Death dates taken from headstone information.





[ 3rd Generation ] JAMES WARREN COLLINS Sr. ' Jim ' was born on October
12, 1885. He married LOIS PATTERSON, on March 17, 1914. Lois was born
February 14, 1898. Jim was a Mason and Lois was a member of the Eastern
Star.

NOTE: Jim retired from the retail grocery he owned. This Information was taken from
Death Certificate.

Warren, along with Louis Collins and Edgar Collins were the original three
Trustees of the Holland Cemetery. The land, sold to these men and their
successors as a public cemetery by Mrs. Eldorado McCawley. { Taken from
an article in Hardin County News, August 12, 1987 by Rev. Harold Holland. }

James died in a car wreck on November 1, 1958 [ about age 73 ]. He is buried
in the Holland Cemetery, Hardin County, Texas.

Lois died June 20, 1970 [ about age 72 ] and is buried beside her beloved Jim.

NOTE: Birth and Death dates for both Jim and Lois taken from
headstone information.

The children of Jim and Lois are: JAMES and LOUIS.

[ 4th Generation ] JAMES WARREN COLLINS Jr. was born in 1916
in ___?___ . He married MARY DULSKY.

Their children are: LOIS, MARIA, JAMES, MARGARET, JOHN andDAVID.

[ 5th Generation ] LOIS E. COLLINS

[ 5th Generation ] MARIA COLLINS

[ 5th Generation ] JAMES WARREN COLLINS III

[ 5th Generation ] MARGARET COLLINS

[ 5th Generation ] JOHN COLLINS

[ 5th Generation ] DAVID COLLINS

[ 4th Generation ] LOIS MARGARET COLLINS KELLY was born on
September 25, 1918. She married RICHARD KELLY. Both were in
the United States Navy. She was an Ensign in the Nurse Corp.
While en route home from work she was killed in a car wreck on
December 23, 1943 [ about age 25 ]. She is buried in the Holland
Cemetery, Hardin County, Texas.

NOTE: Birth and Death dates taken from headstone information.





[ 3rd Generation ] OLA EDGAR COLLINS WILLIAMS was born on October
30. 1886. She married DAVID E. WILLIAMS on ___?___. Dave was born in
1876 and died in 1959 [ about age 83 ]. He is buried in the Holland
Cemetery, Hardin County, Texas.

Ola died in 1969 [ about age 83 ] and is buried beside her beloved David.

NOTE: Birth and Death dates taken from headstone information.

Their children are: ELMYRA, MAE, JAMES, HAZEL, SYVIRA, SARA, JESSIE,
O. D., FLOYD
and MARGARETT.

[ 4th Generation ] ELMYRA WILLIAMS GRIFFIN was born on March 5, 1906.
She married MIKE MALONE GRIFFIN Sr. in September of 1924. This marriage
ended in divorce Children from this marriage are: MIKE, GLORIA, CLFTON,
STERLING
and DAVID.

[ 5th Generation ] MIKE MALONE GRIFFIN Jr. married BARBARA JEAN
UNSWORTH
. Their children are MIKE, DAVID and JEFFERY.

[ 6th Generation ] MIKE MALONE GRIFFIN III

[ 6th Generation ] DAVID GRIFFIN

[ 6th Generation ] JEFFERY GRIFFIN

[ 5th Generation ] GLORIA MAE GRIFFIN WILLIFORD married
EDWARD WILLIFORD ' Ed '. Their children are: NANCY, JOYCE and JAMES.

NOTE: Edward Williford was the great grandson of Wade H. Williford.

[ 6th Generation ] NANCY WILLIFORD

[ 6th Generation ] JOYCE WILLIFORD

[ 6th Generation ] JAMES EDWARD WILLIFORD

[ 5th Generation ] LORICE GRIFFIN LOOSE

[ 6th Generation ] BEVERLY LOOSE

[ 6th Generation ] CATHY LOOSE

[ 6th Generation ] KAREN LOOSE

[ 6th Generation ] MARK LOOSE

[ 5th Generation ] STERLING DAVID GRIFFIN married ANNA BELL WILBURN.

[ 5th Generation ] PAUL GRIFFIN

[ 4th Generation ] STELLA MAE WILLIAMS LYONS was born on
August 25, 1909. She married WESLEY LYONS on February 23,
1928. Weslley was born Jan 3, 1910. They had at least one child: ANNIE.

Westley passed January 19, 1998 [ about age 98 ] and is buried at
the Rockland Cemetery, Rockland, Tyler County, Texas. Inscription
on his headstone ‘In God’s Care’.

Mae passed on December 29, 1999 [ about age 90 ] and is buried by her
beloved Westley at the Rockland Cemetery. Inscription on her headstone
‘In God’s Care’.

[ 5th Generation ] ANNIE YVONNE LYONS BREAYX married
HAROLD BREAUX. They have at least one child: HAROLD.

[ 6th Generation ] HAROLD WESLELY BREAUX

[ 4th Generation ] JAMES WARREN WILLIAMS was born on December
18, 1910. He married PEARL ASHMORE. Pearl was born in Louisiana
on May 15, 1913.

James passed on August 30, 1991 [ about age 81 ] and is buried at Palms
Memorial Park, Dayton, Liberty County Texas,

Pearls last residency was Gilmer, Upshur County, Texas. She passed on
March, 14, 1991 [ about age 79 ] and is buried beside her beloved James
at Palms Memorial Park.

Their children are: JUANICE, FLORETT, JENNETTE and JAMES

[ 5th Generation ] BUREANDEAN JUANICE WILLIAMS CHITWOOD
was born March 20, 1931 in Louisiana. She married GEORGE
EARL CHITWOOD SR.
George was born on March 27, 1927 in
Mangum, Greer County, Oklahoma.

George died of a heart attack on April 27, 1985 [ about the age 58 ]
and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Ruston, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.
Juanice always felt she could never fid anyone as kind and sweet as
George and the thought of re-marrying never entered her mind

She passed away on September 18, 2007 [ about age 76 ] at Saint Joseph’s
Nursing Home in Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana. She suffered a short
term battle with cancer which was first diagnosed in December of 2006.
She had also suffered two strokes with the first one being in 2003 and the
last being 2004. The last stroke more or less left her incapable of
performing most if not al of life’s daily activities.

Their children are JOAN, ROBERT and JEFFREY.

[ 6th Generation ] JOAN CHITWOOD ROGERS married STEVE ROGERS.
They have one son: RYAN.

[ 7th Generation ] RYAN KIMBRELL CHITWOOD

[ 6th Generation ] ROBERT EARL CHITWOOD has one daughter RACHEL.

[ 7th Generation ] RACHEL CHITWOOD

[ 6th Generation ] JEFFREY BRIAN CHITOOD

[ 5th Generation ] FLORETT WILLIAM CRABTREE married BILLY GENE
CRABTREE
. They have at least one child: LESA and possibly another ___?___.

[ 6th Generation ] LESA KAY CRABTREE

[ 6th Generation ] ___?___ CRABTREE

[ 5th Generation ] JENNETTE WILLIAMS BILNOSKI married
CLARENCE BILNOSKI. They have at least one child: KEITH.

[ 6th Generation ] KEITH BILNOSKI

[ 5th Generation ] JAMES WARREN WILLIAM JR. ' Butch '

[ 4th Generation ] HAZEL WILLIAMS GANDY married BUSTER GANDY.
Their children are : WALTER, HELEN, CHARLES, DOROTHY, EARNEST,
DAVID, HAZEL
and DON.

[ 5th Generation ] WALTER RAY GANDY married NELL BRYANT.

[ 5th Generation ] HELEN GANDY LYNN married BUDDY LYNN. children are: KATHY and JOHN.

[ 6th Generation ] KATHY LYNN

[ 6th Generation ] JOHN OLAN LYNN

[ 5th Generation ] CHARLES GANDY

[ 5th Generation ] DOROTHY MARIE GANDY

[ 5th Generation ] EARNEST GANDY

[ 5th Generation ] DAVID GANDY

[ 5th Generation ] HAZEL GANDY

[ 5th Generation ] DON WAYNE GANDY

[ 4th Generation ] SYVIRA ELIZABETH WILLIAMS ASHMORE was born
on June 19, 1915. She married EARL SPENCER ASHMORE. Earl was
born on October 28, 1917.

Earl passed on March 15, 1941 [ about age 24 ] and is buried at
Holland Cemetery, Village Mills, Hardin County, Texas.

Syvira passed on August 22, 1983 [ about age 68 ] and is also buried
at the Holland Cemetery.

They had at least one child: WANDA.

[ 5th Generation ] WANDA ASHMORE HATCHER

[ 4th Generation ] SARA LOIS WILLIAMS RICHARDSON was born on
September 15, 1917. She married BERNARD I. D. RICHARDSON Sr.
He was born April 5, 1909.

Bernard passed on August 4, 1968 [ about age 59 ] and is buried at
Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Beaumont, Jefferson
County, Texas. Inscription on his head stone ‘ Husband Father and
Grandfather ’ The plaque also indicates he was a Mason.

Sara passed on October 13, 1996 [ about age 79 ] and is also buried at
Forest Lawn. Inscription on her head stone ‘ Wife Mother and Grandmother ’

Their children are: BERNARD, SHARON and WILLIAM.

[ 5th Generation ] BERNARD I. D. RICHARDSON Jr. ' Sonny '

[ 5th Generation ] SHARON DARLENE RICHARDSON

[ 5th Generation ] WILLIAM FRANCIS RICHARDSON

[ 4th Generation ] JESSIE LEE WILLIAMS JORDAN was born on
December 21, 1920. She married JOE RADFORD JORDAN ‘J. R.’
He was born in Votaw, Hardin County, Texas on October 27, 1916.

J.R. passed on March 29, 1977 [ about age 61 ] and is buried
in Jordan Cemetery, Honey Island, Hardin County, Texas.
Inscription on his headstone is ‘The Lord be with you’

Jessie passed on December 2m 1997 [ about age 77 ] and is also
buried in the Jordan Cemetery.

Their children are: DENNIS, JUDITH, RONALD, HOWARD, LINDA, PEGGY
and DON.

[ 5th Generation ] DENNIS LEON JORDAN

[ 5th Generation ] JUDITH EARL JORDAN married BUDDY ___?___.

[ 6th Generation ] ___?___

[ 6th Generation ] ___?___

[ 5th Generation ] RONALD LARR JORDAN

[ 5th Generation ] HOWARD RAY JORDAN

[ 5th Generation ] LINDA SUE JORDAN

[ 5th Generation ] PEGGY JORDAN

[ 5th Generation ] DON CECIL JORDAN

[ 4th Generation ] O. D. WILLIAMS married CONSTANCE KAY O'NEAL
on March 22, 1947. They have at least one child: CAROL.

[ 5th Generation ] CAROL DEE WILLIAMS

[ 4th Generation ] FLOYD E. WILLIAMS married OLLIE LOISE BRYAN
on July 6, 1946. Their children are: VIRGINIA, LINDA, BEVERLY,
KATHAYNE, PAMLA
and NATHAN.

[ 5th Generation ] VIRGINIA ANN WILLIAMS

[ 5th Generation ] LINDA DARNELL WILLIAMS

[ 5th Generation ] BEVERLY DIANNE WILLIAMS

[ 5th Generation ] KATHAYNE DENESE WILLIAMS

[ 5th Generation ] PAMLA LOUISE WILLIAMS

[ 5th Generation ] NATHAN WAYNE WILLIAMS

[ 4th Generation ] MARGARET MARIE WILLIAMS O’NEAL was born on
June 18, 1928. She married JAMES DWAYNE O'NEAL. They have at
least one child: DEBORAH.

Margaret passed on March 20, 1999 [ about age 71 ] and is buried at the
Holland Cemetery, Village Mills, Hardin County, Texas. Inscription on
headstone is “ In loving memory ”

[ 5th Generation ] DEBORAH KAY O'NEAL





[ 3rd Generation ] OSCAR HAMILTON COLLINS was born on January
21/25, 1889. He married PAULINE PATTON. Pauline was born on
January 7, 1888. They had no children of their own but raised two
girls who took their name: VELMA and LILLIAN.

Oscar died on December 13, 1971 [ about age 82 ] and is buried in the
Holland Cemetery, Village Mills, Hardin County, Texas.

Pauline passed in 1990 [ about the age 102 ] and is buried beside her
beloved Oscar in the Holland Cemetery

[ 4th Generation ] VELMA LIS COLLINS

[ 4th Generation ] LILLIAN EVELYN COLLINS JENKINS married
___?___ JENKINS.





[ 3rd Generation ] DANIEL MATHIAS COLLINS was born on January
12, 1891. He married MABLE PATERSON in 1920.

Dan served in the US Navy during World War I. He and Mable resided
in Liberty, Liberty County for a period of Time.

He passed on September 13, 1980 [ about age 89 ] and is buried in
Fairlawn Cemetery, Liberty, Liberty County, Texas.

Their children are: DANIEL, EDWARD, MARY, OSCAR, JAMES, JOHN ,
MARY, DAVID
and LEE.

[ 4th Generation ] DANIEL MATHIAS COLLINS Jr. married
KATHERINE MORRIE. They have at least one child: DANA.

[ 5th Generation ] DANA LEE COLLINS

[ 4th Generation ] EDWARD WILLIAM COLLINS ' Ducky ' was born on
January 23, 1923. He married OUIDA Mc CUSTION. Ed was a graduate
of Texas A & M University. He and Ouida were living in Port Neches,
Jefferson County, Texas. He worked and retired from the Mobil Oil
Refinery in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas where he served as
the Personnel Manager for many years . After he retired he ran for
a Port Commissioner but passed away suddenly on May 13, 1989
and is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home,
Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas. Their children are: DEBRA,
BEVERLY
and EDWARD.

[ 5th Generation ] DEBRA COLLINS

[ 5th Generation ] BEVELY COLLINS

[ 5th Generation ] EDWARD WELTON COLLINS

[ 4th Generation ] MARY LOUISE COLLINS SKINNER married
HOMER DAVID SKINNER Jr.


Their children are: REBECCA, THOMAS, PATRICK, CINDY and JAMES.

[ 5th Generation ] REBECCA ANN SKINNER

[ 5th Generation ] THOMAS DANIEL SKINNER

[ 5th Generation ] PATRICK DAVID SKINNER

[ 5th Generation ] CINDY LEE SKINNER

[ 5th Generation ] JAMES PAUL SKINNER

[ 4th Generation ] OSCAR LOUIS COLLINS married ROSE ANN KENNEDY.
Their children are SHARON and SUSAN.

[ 5th Generation ] SHARON ANN COLLINS

[ 5th Generation ] SUSAN MARIE COLLINS

[ 4th Generation ] JOHN VINSON COLLINS was born on August 9, 1894.
He served in the Navy four years including World War I. John was killed
during a drilling rig accident in August 1921 [ about age 27 ] and is
buried at Holland Cemetery, Hardin County, Texas.

[ 4th Generation ] DAVID LOUIS COLLINS was born on August 29, 1901.
He married IDA M. HOLLAND on November 29, 1933. Ida was born
December 13, 1897. For many years they made their home in Beaumont,
Jefferson County Texas at 4105 Redwood Drive.

Ida passed June 3, 1980 [ about age 83 ] and is buried at the Holland Cemetery
in Hardin County, Texas.

Louis died February 13, 1984 [ about age 83 ] and is buried beside his beloved
Ida at the Holland Cemetery.

Child of Ida and Louis: SHIRLEEN and five un-named children.

[ 5th Generation ] INFANT DAUGHTER was died on November 11, 1934.

[ 5th Generation ] INFANT SON was died on December 18, 1935.

[ 5th Generation ] INFANT SON was died on November 18, 1939.

[ 5th Generation ] INFANT DAUGHTER was died on July 14, 1940.

[ 5th Generation ] INFANT DAUGHTER was died on July 10, 1941.

[ 5th Generation ] IDA SHIRLEEN COLLINS BISCAMP was born on
April 10, 1937. She graduated from French High School in Beaumont,
Jefferson County, Texas. She married GENE A. BISCAMP on December
16, 1959. As a freshman Education Major at Lamar College Shirleen
was voted ' Best Pledge of the Year ' by LAMBA TAU SIGMA Social
Organization for Women. The award was made at their formal dinner
at the Golden Arrow Restraint. Gene was in the military and they were
stationed in German when a pregnant Shirleen was given something
she was allergic to during child birth. She didn't recover and passed
away on February 23, 1961 [ about age 24 ]. She is buried in the Holland
Cemetery, Hardin County, Texas. Shirleen and Gene had one child: CONNIE

[ 6th Generation ] CONNIE LARUE BISCAMP was born on December 16,
1960. She suffered from medications that she was given at birth and
there was never any hope that she would survive. Her grandmother,
Ida Collins, cared for her until on November 25, 1964 when little
Connie passed away [ about age 4 ]. She is buried by her mother in
the Holland Cemetery, Hardin County, Texas.

NOTE: Not sure about JAMES, MARY and LEE.
Not sure if they are the children of Daniel and Mable Collins. Will correct
when I have farther information.





Overstreet Linkage to Rev. John Knox

Taken from the works of Mr. Warren Collins - "John Knox is one of the three great
protestant preachers who broke the stronghold of Catholicism in world religion.
John Knox was suppose to be one of the best educated men of his time and he
collaborated with Martin Luther and John Calvin in breaking the bonds of Catholicism
in the world.

He had one daughter named Elizabeth Knox and she married a very learned man by
the name of John Welch. He became professor of Humanities at the University of
Edinburgh and served in the capacity for a long time. He raised a son known as
John Welch of Iron Gray Scotland who was know as the greatest orator who ever
occupied the pulpit in that country. He and his family were harassed and oppressed
by the Catholics and finally two of his sons migrated to America. They brought a wealth
of the blood of the Welch family to America, but when they reached America they did
not have the culture and scholarship that they had in the old world. They were still
leading people, but just became as other people."

Genealogical linkage to the Overstreet Family - borrowed from Eloise Custis Herrin.

John Knox 1505-1622,

Elizabeth Knox (married Rev. John Welch)1568-1622.

Josias Welch 1590-1634

John Welch 1612-1681

Thomas Welch 1645-1729

Walter Welch 1664-1736

James Welch 1698-1754

James Welch ( Jr? )1733-1764

Richard Welch 1762-1838

Bryant Welch 1786-1830,

Cynthia (Eboline Welch 1814-1887 married Allen Valentine,

Tolitha (Sintha) Eboline Valentine 1837-1920 (married Warren J. Collins

1833-1926, Sarah M Collins 1856-1932 married Daniel Overstreet 1855-1941