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Benjamin Allen (1 Jan. 1838-12 Dec. 1895)

Benjamin Allen was born in Benton County, Alabama, the son of Dr. Elijah Allen (1802-1856) and his wife, Acenith Louisa Hollingsworth (1811-after 1859). The family moved from Alabama to Nacogdoches, Texas, between March 1836 and Oct 1837, when Elijah Allen … Continue reading

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William Allin Archer (17 Oct. 1841- 6 Jul. 1922)

William A. Archer was the son of the Rev. Philmer Wesley Archer (b. 1820) and his wife, Mary Susan Compton. The Reverend Archer was a member of the Virginia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and for some years was … Continue reading

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William Henry Palmer (15 Sep. 1847-30 Aug. 1902)

William Henry Palmer was born at “Spring Grove,” in Appomattox County, Virginia. He was the son of Judge Edward Albert Palmer (1825-1862), and his wife, Martha Winifred Branch (1827- ). E. A. Palmer moved to Houston, Texas in 1846, where … Continue reading

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Richard Justin McCarty (12 Mar. 1851-16 Jun. 1934)

This branch of the McCarty family was descended from Patrick McCarty of Hampshire County, Virginia, through his son Col. Edward McCarty.  Col. Edward’s son Edward was Richard Justin McCarty’s grandfather. His father, Edward McCarty the younger’s son, was Col. Joseph Cresap McCarty, a … Continue reading

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Eldorado Pizarro Albritton (b. ca. 1848)

There is very little we know about Eldorado Pizarro Albritton. He was born in Mississippi, probably in DeSoto County where he appears in the 1850 U.S. census in the household of H. Albritton. In the 1860 census, when he was … Continue reading

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