Photo of Sarah Jane Elizabeth Witherspoon in her old age. She was one of 10 children born to Joseph H. Witherspoon and Rebecca A. Bell. She was born on 18 Nov 1863 in Ellis Co., Tx. She married Robert Tomlinson Smith from Illinois on 12 Oct 1881. Together they had 11 children. She is descended from Scotish royalty and is 1st cousin 5 times removed to John Witherspoon, the signer of the Declaration of Independence. She died on 17 Aug 1951 in Dallas co., Tx.
D.C. Williams, Sr. was born on 16 Jan 1905 in Kaufman co., Tx. He was the youngest of three children born to David Polk Williams and Nora Aletha Smith. He married Eva Cleo Haire on 24 Nov 1923 in Dallas, Tx. Together they had two children. He served in the U.S. Navy in WWII and saw action in the Pacific. He died of cancer on 12 Mar 1965 at his home in Dallas, Tx.
Nancy Niota Forston was born on 6 Jul 1906 in Dalton, Ellis co., Tx. the 6th of 10 children born to Millie and James Forston. She married Edward Marion Reed on 26 Jan 1927 in Dallas, Tx. Together they had two children with one dying in infancy. Nannie died of Cancer 28 Jan 1958.
Millie Watkins-Forston was born 12 Mar 1879 in Winterrowd, Effingham co., Illinois. She was the youngest of 7 children born to Jessie H. Watkins and Nancy Hatton. She married James Samuel Forston on 25 Jan 1893 in Navarro county, Tx. She died on 20 Dec 1946 in Dallas co., Tx. She is buried in the Crisp Cemetery in Crisp, Ellis Co., Texas.
James Samuel Forston was born on 2 Apr 1875 in Salvisa, Mercer Co., Kentucky. His parents were Andrew Jackson Forston and Sarah Driskell. James married Permelia Caroline Watkins on 25 Jan 1893 in Navarro county, Texas. They had 10 children. James was a farmer. He died 27 Jun 1953 and was buried in the Crisp Cemetery in Crisp, Ellis Co., Texas.
Bill Coker was born on 3 Dec 1858 to Simeon Miles and wife Sarah Coker. He married Helen Catherine Puryear on 23 Oct 1887 in Parker county, Texas. Together they had at least 5 children. He died on 26 Mar 1920 in Quanah, Hardeman co., Texas.
Sally Coker was the eldest of 6 children born to Simeon Miles Coker and wife Sarah. She was born after 1846 in Louisiana. She married O. Darden on 31 Jan 1889 in Parker county, Tx.
Thomas R. Coker was the second of 6 children born to Simeon Miles Coker and wife, Sarah. He was born on 17 Jun 1848 in Louisiana. He married a woman named Josephine "Josie" on 10 Oct 1877 in Parker county, Texas. He died 22 Mar 1912 in Parker Co., Texas and is buried in the Dicey Cemetery there.
Photo of Eva Cleo Haire, daughter of Hattie and George Haire, was born
5 Jan 1905 in Dallas, Tx. She married David C. Williams on 24 Nov 1923. Together they had two children.
Eva died 30 Nov 1976.
Photo of Hattie Holford-Haire. Grandma Haire was the second of 7 children born to George Marshall Dallas Holford and Frances Matilda Coker. She was born
29 Jun 1879 in Denton county, Texas. She married George T. Haire before 1903. Together they had two daughters, Eva Cleo and Frances Orlena Haire. She and her husband owned a grocery store in an area of Dallas called Oak Cliff. The store was located on what was then called Jim Town Rd.
She died 3 Apr 1959.