Monday, September 30, 2013

Maternal Monday - Pearl Teel Frazier

Pearl Teel 
was one of my
great-great-grandfather's (William
Perry Teel) sisters.

Pearl was born 30 Jan 1884-Dekalb, Bowie, TX
and died 17 Dec 1950-Hugo, Choctaw, OK. 
She married Julius Caesar Frazier (Native American
Indian [Choctaw]) in1903 
in Spencerville, Choctaw, OK.

In 1935, Pearl and Julius Frazier
lived in Antlers, Pushmataha, OK.
By the 1940 census, they
lived in Hugo, Choctaw, OK.

I am told this is one of Pearl 
and Julius' children.
Isn't this a sweet picture?
Happy Hunting,

Friday, September 27, 2013

Friday's Faces From the Past - Who Are These Guys?

My family has no idea as to the identity of
these young men.
The picture was in my
Grandmomie Eva Nell Stuart Dennis'
 stash of pictures we sorted after she died.

No markings on the picture at all.
Probably out of my Grandmomie's mother or
father's families:

Teel, Stuart, Ham, Perry, Petell, Petill, Cochran,
Parker, Wheeler, Cockrum, Stuart, 
Musgrove, Yates,Cooksey, Jones, Oliver, etc...

Anyone recognize them? 

Happy Hunting!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - George Washington Dennis

George Washington Dennis 

b. 5 Jun 1881 - TX
m. 14 Jul 1912-Caldwell Co., TX to
Callie Bonner (daughter of Samuel Adlot Bonner)
d. 23 Mar 1925 - Alexandria, Rapides, LA
buried: body brought back by train
to Caldwell Co., TX to be buried
One son: Daniel Dennis (nothing known)

Happy Hunting,
Revis Leonard

Monday, September 23, 2013

Maternal Monday - Sophia Caroline Titsworth Teel Graffman

Sophia Caroline Titsworth, the 
daughter of Alvin Clark Titsworth
and Sarah Francis Smith Titsworth,
was the first wife of my gr-gr-grandfather, 
William Perry Teel. 

Sophia was born 1 Aug 1866 in Texas (probably 
Paris, Lamar, Texas).  She and William Perry 
Teel married on 7 Oct 1888 in Lamar County, Texas.
Researcher Hollis Stanford found this record
as we researched our TEEL families years ago.

My family assumed that she must have died
(with no child by W.P. Teel) and William
Perry Teel then married Jennie Ham
 on 22 Sept 1890 in Bowie, Texas. 

Sophia married James Henry Graffman on 24 May 1896
at Paris, Lamar County, Texas. 

While researching records last week in
Lamar County, Texas, I stumbled upon
census records which led me to
Sophia Graffman, wife of 
James Henry Graffman. 

And there she was!! Sophia!!

Yes, bigger than life, there was 
Sophia Caroline Titsworth Teel.
Not dead.

You know where this is going, right?

And yes, there's more to this story. 
Much more.

Stay tuned. 

And if you're a descendant of 
Sophia, please contact me.

I have questions. 

Happy Hunting, 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Cottonwood School, Tishimingo, IT [Indian Territory]

Cottonwood School near Tishimingo, Indian Territory
[where my family went to school]

Naming and numbering of those in picture done by my cousin, Louise Merritt.

Happy Hunting, 


Monday, September 16, 2013

Maternal Monday - update to Mamie Teel with schoolgirls Tishimingo, Indian Territory

On July 18, 2013, I posted a
picture of my great-grandmother Mamie Teel
(who married Jeff Stuart) with other
schoolgirls at Tishimingo, Indian Territory, OK.
The link to that post is below:
I'm posting the picture again -
with the names of the girls!
Left to Right:
Lois Shamburger, Emma Stuart,
Mamie Teel (would later
marry Jeff Stuart), Mamie McWhirter,
Stella Cooper, Essie Chance, and Teacher (unknown).
Happy Hunting,

Friday, September 6, 2013

Family Recipe Friday - Eva Nell's Cinnamon Rolls

We called her "Momie" and/or 
"Grandmomie" depending upon whether
you were one of her 7 children or
a grand-child.

I remember Eva Nell [Stuart] Dennis, my 
Mother's mother, being a wonderful cook.
Eva Nell was the great-grand-daughter of the
lady who set me on my quest of genealogy
many years ago - Catherine "Kate" Petell Teel.

Below is a picture of Grandmomie Eva Nell
with her boys - 6 of them!  My mother
was the oldest child and ONLY girl!!  

Eva Nell Stuart Dennis with her six boys at the home of her brother, 
George "Shorty" Stuart in Texas

I remember Grandmomie as a single mother with 
the younger boys left at home.  With little money, 
working two jobs at times to support them, 
she did what she could to make 
sure they had food on the table. 

I LOVED her Strawberry Cake and her Fried Pies!
And I do remember her Cinnamon Rolls.  Here is a
scan of that Cinnamon Roll Recipe: 

I think of her desserts and candy quite 
often (especially during holidays)! 

I am glad that our Dennis and Stuart families
have cookbooks with those old recipes in them.
Has your family done a cookbook?  If not, maybe
you should think about doing one!  
One day your younger family members
will appreciate it (I really believe that)!

Remember I mentioned Eva Nell's Fried Pies?
Well, it's Friday and I wish I wasn't at least a 4 1/2 hour
drive away from Texas Hill Country Furniture
Natty Flats BBQ up near I-20 off of Hwy 281, south
of Mineral Wells, Texas (west of Fort Worth, Texas).
Because if I were closer, I'd be calling in to see if my
cousin was making Fried Pies today!  
One of Eva Nell's grand-daughter's makes
wonderful Fried Pies and Natty Flats BBQ sells them.

But, hey, it's Friday...and I can dream, right?
Sweet Dreams of a Sweet Lady who was a
Sweet Cook!!  

Happy Hunting!
and oh - Happy Sweet Friday!