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|1||Augusta County, Virginia
Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Report: People who lived in Augusta County Virginia
In October 1837, two San Augustine men, H. M. Hanks and Colonel Almonzan Huston, former quartermaster general of the Texas army, teamed up to found the townsite of Aurora at present-day Port Arthur.34 One record indicates that the townsite contained 6,677 lots. Although Huston sold some lots to residents of San Augustine, no more than six transactions are recorded in Jefferson County, and the realty venture was soon abandoned. In time, the townsite’s name was transferred to nearby “Sparks’ Settlement,” at the mouth of Taylor’s Bayou, where John and Solomon Sparks settled in 1841 and operated a ferry.
Chapter VI: A History of Jefferson County, Texas Early Town-Building and Government By W. T. Block
Settlement on the Sabine Lake, first known as Sparks Settlement, and is now Port Arthur, where the Sparks, Courts, Gentz, Burrell, Johnson, Clark, Hayes, and other families lived from 1830s until late 1890s when disease, hurricanes, and mosquitos forced the families to abandon their settlement, moving further inland to Port Neches, Groves, and Beaumont.
|3||Coat of Arms
|4||Court Family Drownings
Seven Family Members died from drowning
|5||Courts and Sparks Family Members
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
|7||Mabra Madden Jones and James Lovelady Families
Mabra Jones and wife Sarah Lovelady, daughter of Rev James Lovelady and Nancy Linville (maiden name unproven) - this family settled in Dewitt and Lavaca counties area of Texas before 1850, eventually spreading out to places like Waco and Beaumont and Palestine. This album is dedicated to that family unit. Letters written by some of these family members, mostly Mary Jones, are included. These letters span a time from 1855 on through in the 1920s. They were transcribed and supplied to me by Leonard Meyer in the late 1990s. He was from Halletsville and a descendent of the Butts, Bounds, Coolie families. James Lovelady's daughter Jane died with a young family of her own. Her husband, Andrew Butts, stayed a "son" to the family, even after he remarried Susan Bounds. Susan became the beloved Aunt to the Jones children who most of these letters were written to. While the Jones children were still young, Sarah Lovelady, daughter of James, and sister to Jane, died at an early age. Mabra remarried Martha Ponton and had several more children. But it's through these letters that we get a good view of the whole family and indeed brings them all to life and allows us to share their memories.
Pray Bible Published 1796; purchased January 29, 1805, Foster, Providence Rhode Island by Hugh Pray III; handed down to his youngest son Jeremiah. A gift to me Dec 2014 by a person who bought it several years ago in Warwick RI at a used bookstore.
|11||Ryther, Anthony, Stone Media
|12||Sabine Pass Lions Park
7th and Broadweay Sabine Pass, Jefferson Co, Texas Texas Historic Marker No. 10500 honoring Thomas Court
|13||Sherman Family of Chambers County
Jacob Haven Sherman, Sr.,and wife Rebecca Stebbins Sherman left NY with their ever growing young family in about 1828 to began a journey lasting over a quarter a century and to cover over 2,000 miles. Jacob died while they were in St. Louis in 1850, but Rebecca and by then grown children and grandchildren traveled on till they reached Chambers County in 1855. This record is in honor of Amanda Sherman, my great-grandmother and granddaughter of this wonderful Pioneer Family.
|14||Sparks Exhibit - Museum of the Gulf Coast
700 Proctor Street Port Arthur, Texas c 1993
|16||The Stone Family
of Virginia, North and South Carolina, Kentucky and Beyond (Part Two) (Descendants of Thomas Stone of Hamilton Parish, Virginia by Jack E. MacDonald, Powell, Wyoming (book, 149 pgs)
|17||Veterans Memorial Wall of Forest Lawn
4955 Pine Street Beaumont, Texas (in honor or all Veterans, both living and deceased) My father, Robert Moyer, served in WWII (1942-45) in Europe and North Africa. My son, Yusuf Robert Sharp (living), served in the US Navy on the USS Roosevelt during the Kosovo War in 1999. I'm very proud to have grandfather and grandson on the Memorial Wall.