Saturday, April 28, 2012


My grandmother (Granny Alice), ALICE ANMESURE THORN, was the second child of THOMAS CHARNEL THORN and WILLIE ELIZABETH HESTER.  Thomas Charnel (TC) was born to CHARNEL HIGHTOWER THORN and JUDITH BRAZIL on May 10, 1858 in Franklin County, Alabama and died June 19, 1951 in Putnam, Callahan, Texas.  Willie was born to JOSEPH HESTER, JR. and MARTHA L. KINNINGHAM on February 6, 1861 in Tennessee and died October 4, 1941 in Paint Rock, Concho, Texas.  TC and Willie married September 21, 1883 in Booneville, Prentiss, Mississippi and are buried together at Eden, Concho, Texas.  T.C. was a farmer and part time Methodist minister.  They moved many times, mostly, to be with or care for family.  Thomas Carnal THORN and Willie Elizabeth HESTER had the following children:

1.       Judith Louise b. 15 June 1884 Waco, McLennan, Texas; d. 18 Oct 1919 Brownwood, Brown, Texas; m. William Jasper HARLOW on 22 Sep 1901 Callahan County, Texas.  They had 5 children.

2.      Alice Anmesure b. 21 Feb 1887 Waco, McLennan, Texas; d. 21 August 1978 Haskell, Haskell, Texas; m. Charlie Augusta MAYES on 5 January 1908 Baird, Callahan, Texas.  They had 2 children.

3.      Dora b. 11 March 1889 Bell County, Texas; d. 29 May 1966; m. Charles J. HARLOW on 4 July 1908 Cross Plains, Callahan, Texas.  They had 3 children.

4.      Victoria b. 23 November 1890 Prentiss County, Mississippi; d. 14 January 1979 Abilene, Taylor, Texas; m. William F. “Wid” HARLOW on 3 January 1909 Callahan County, Texas.  They had 4 children.

5.      Jessie “Jake” b. 3 August 1893 Prentiss County, Mississippi; d. 8 June 1980 Brownwood, Brown, Texas; m. 1) Ecil Lydia MAYES in 1910 Cross Plains, Callahan, Texas.  They had 3 children.  2) Walter WESTERMAN – They had no children.

6.      William Thomas “Tommie”/”W.T.” b. 22 November 1896 Fannin County, Texas; d. 1 March 1973 Paint Rock, Concho, Texas; m. Collie Hester BAUM on 5 September 1917 Brownwood, Brown, Texas.  They had 3 children.

7.      Hester b. 4 October 1898 Cross Plains, Callahan, Texas; d. 14 January 1986 Baird, Callahan, Texas; m. Flem W. JOHNSON on 31 January 1918 Dressy, Callahan, Texas.  They had 3 children.

8.      Ollie Mae b. 22 October 1900 Callahan County, Texas; d. 20 October 1978 Putnam, Callahan, Texas; m. W. D. “Bud” FLEMING on 13 December 1947.  They had no children.

9.      Marvin Matthew “Chunk” b. 30 November 1902 Cross Plains, Callahan, Texas; d. July 1984 Cross Plains, Callahan, Texas.  He never married.

No comments:

Post a Comment