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Re: Brazos, Texas Hughs/Hughes/Williams Help!

Hi. Wow Dawn I was so shocked that I found them in 1920, I didn't even think about the Louisiana angle! My husband also thought the name was Jooper but I said, Nah. Great work and thank you!

Denise: That was my question also, what happened to Mildred? I knew both my grandmother and great aunt and neither mentioned a Mildred. Although I didn't care enough to ask, my impression was that they were the only children.

Daisy Gertrude Jackson married Elmont/Elmo/Elmore/Elmer Williams and appears with him and Molly in the 1910 census. Molly's birth is documented in a doctor's diary in Brazos county 1907. I have nothing on the birth of Rosella, but know she was born in 1910 from her SSA and death certificate.

Of course Daisy could have married again. I noticed that she put her age back a bit in the 1920 census; she should actually be 31/32.
Also, she could have started using Gertrude or Gertie. I have strong, but not absolutely sure, evidence that her father was Gib Jackson(seen with a daughter Gertrude in 1900). Gib had a son named Ben or Bennie who had a daughter named Francis. Francis was my "aunt" who I knew as a child and young adult in California. So I'm probably right about Gib.

When I asked my late elder sister about the mother of Molly, our grandmother, she said that she recalled her name being something like Birdie or Bertie but I said no, because at that time I had the SSA for Molly. I thought she might of misunderstood and meant Gertie. But that Birtie with Jordan in 1930 is sure catching my eye!

Anyway, I'm going to look for Joop and Daisy in 1930. Molly is in Brazos living with my newborn mother, Ruby Faye Hodge and a seamstress from Louisiana. Rosella is married to John Richardson and living in Texas(I don't have the county name in front of me)with her daughter Ruby Lee Richardson. Sure would like to find a death certificate for Daisy!

I was born in San Antonio,Texas and we started our journey to California when I was 3 or 4. I remember stopping at a very hot house with my mother and grandmother for a number of days. Inside this house was a very old lady(to me anyway). I believe this was my great grandmother(no proof), Daisy. This would mean she was alive in the early 1950s. But my family is notorious for claiming everyone as kin; the lady could have been anyone.

Thanks again Dawn and Denise. I've got a new spring in my step and am ready to kick down this brickwall!


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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