Sunday, October 24, 2010

Bond family from Fannin County, Texas

This is some of what I have on the Bond family of Fannin County, which is my grandfather's parents and siblings.

Charles H. Bond, b. 6 July 1849, Tennessee, son of William W. Bond and Janetta (Ganetta, Jennetter) Neighbors; d. 19 April 1922, Fannin County, Texas, buried Hilger Cemetery; m. 1st. Susana J. Markham, 2nd. Martha J. Nichols.

Wife #1: Susana J. Markham, b. 29 Mar 1851, Arkansas; daughter of Carter Markham and Lucinda Thompson, d. 20 Feb 1892, Fannin County, Texas, buried Hilger Cemetery.


1. Benjamin Moses Bond, b. 30 Oct 1873, Arkansas; d. 11 June 1930, West Columbia, Brazoria County, Texas, buried ; m. Nora Mellissie Timmons.

2. William W. Bond, b. 1874 Arkansas (no further information)

3. Charles M. Bond, b. 1877 Texas (no further information)

4. John Dorris Bond, b. 31 Mar 1878, Texas; d. 11 Mar 1941, Fannin County, Texas, buried IOOF Cemetery, Fannin County; m. Dovie B. Nichols, 1903.

5. George Carter Bond, b. 16 Mar 1880, Wise County, Texas; wife's name Tempie, per World War I draft registration card from Johnston County, Oklahoma.

6. Lou Anne Bond, b. April 1882, Texas; d. 24 July 1935; m. Henry Evans Timmons, brother of Nora Mellissie Timmons, 22 Mar 1902, Fannin County, Texas. Marriage certificate lists her name as Luanna.

7. Marvin Claude Bond, b. 25 May 1885, Fannin County, Texas; d. 4 Dec 1941, Allen Memorial Hospital, Fannin County, Texas, buried IOOF Cemetery, Ravenna, Fannin County, Texas; m. Grace Bostie.

8. Thomas E. Bond, b. 2 Feb 1887, Fannin County, Texas; d. unknown; m. Minnie R. 1902.

9. Martha Ethyl Bond, b. Dec. 1889, Texas. (no other information available)

10. James P. Bond, b. 7 Jan 1892, Texas; d. 15 Feb 1892, Texas. Note: his mother died on 20 Feb, 1892.

Wife #2: Martha J. Nichols, b. 1849, Tennessee; d. 1941, Pontotoc, Johnston County, Oklahoma, buried Pontotoc Cemetery, Johnston County, Oklahoma next to her father, Moses Carroll Nichols. Family lore is that she and Susana (Wife #1) were close friends. Her younger sister married John D. Bond (see above).


1. Alton A. Bond, b. 11 Feb 1894, Fannin County, Texas; d. 25 Sept 1894, Fannin County, Texas, buried Hilger Cemetery, Fannin County.

2. Dovie E. Bond, b. 27 Nov 1894 Fannin County, Texas; d. 4 April 1896, Fannin County, Texas, buried Hilger Cemetery, Fannin County.

3. Henry C. Bond, b. 26 Oct 1895. No further information available.

4. Mary L. Bond, b. March 1897, Fannin County, Texas. I believe this is the Aunt Mary my mother, Josephine Bond Hawk, wrote to for many years. She was married to a doctor and lived in Oklahoma City, to the best of my recollection. On the 1920 Wichita County, Texas census her occupation is listed as "schoolteacher."

5. Dewey S. Bond, b. 1 June 1898, Fannin County, Texas. No other information available.

6. Oatis C. Bond, b. 21 Feb 1900, Fannin County, Texas; d. 25 May 1901, Fannin County, buried Hilger Cemetery.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

John Hawk family and will

John Hawk was my great-great grandfather. I am descended through his son George Washington Hawk. Here is some of the information I have on him. Copy of his will is at the end of this posting.

John Hawk married Margaret (Peggy) Groves in Hardy County, Virginia, June 5, 1823. They moved first to Tippecanoe County, Indiana and then to Christian County, Illinois.


1. George Washington Hawk, b. 2 Aug 1824, Virginia; d. 18 June 1908, Matagorda County, Texas; m. Salana Hudson, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

2. Solomon Hawk, b. 22 Nov 1826, Hardy County, VA; d. 26 May 1915, Nodaway County, Missouri; m. Cevilla Moler.

3. Peter Hawk, b. 8 Nov 1828, Hardy County, VA; d. 15 April 1898, Clinton County, Missouri; married Effie Stingley 20 Jan 1853.

4. Jesse J. Hawk, b. 24 Oct 1830, Hardy County, VA; d. 7 Sept 1902 Finney County, Kansas, m. (1) Rachel Catherine Stingley and (2) Hannah DeShazer.

5. Fanny G. Hawk, 5 Nov 1832, Hardy County, VA, d. 21 Oct 1857, Christian County, Illinois; m. Andrew Hudson, brother of Salana Hudson.

6. Jacob W. Hawk, b. 15 Nov 1834, d. 21 Oct 1922, Barry County, Missouri, married Charlotte ?.

7. Rachael Hawk, b. 15 March 1837, Hardy County, VA; d. 3 July 1920, Piatt County, Illinois; m. William J. Monroe 15 March 1856 in Christian County, Illinois.

8. Catherine Hawk, b. 2 Aug 1839, Tippecanoe County, Indiana; d. 11 Aug 1919 in Montgomery County, Illinois; m. Christian Balsley 22 Mar 1858 in Christian County, Illinois.

9. John H. Hawk, b. 17 Mar 1842, Tippecanoe County, Indiana. d. 18 Oct 1862, St. Louis, Missouri, Illinois "Normal Regiment of Teachers," Co. D., 33rd Regiment, Illinois Volunteers.

10. Henry Hawk, b. 22 Aug 1844, Tippecanoe County, Indiana; marriage unclear at this time.

11. Sarah Jane Hawk, b. 1 Mar 1847, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, d. 24 June 1927, Nokomis, Montgomery County, Illinois; married John Miller Sale 22 Dec 1865.

Margaret Groves Hawk died 30 Sept 1858 in Christian County, Illinois and is buried there on the farm. John Hawk then married a widow, Nancy Kinnerman, 25 May 1859, in Indiana. They had one child:

12. Dolly Ann Hawk, b. 1861, Christian County, Illinois, d. between 1905 (birth of last child) and 1910 in Christian County, Illinois; married Thomas J. Raney, 27 Oct 1881, in Christian County, Illinois.