Original images, and index, of Thomas B. Yarbrough’s store ledger which he kept while conducting business in Honey Grove, Texas. Volume 1 covers the years of 1 Jan 1883-Jul 1884.
Location: Fannin County TX
(Loc. seven miles north of Windom, Texas, on the land survey granted to Elizabeth Pettigrew by the Republic of Texas.) PETTIGREW J. H., b. 3 Nov. 1818, d. 16 July 1887. Prudence E., b. 10 Oct. 1824, d. 19 May 1889. Wife of J. H. H. M., b. 10 Sept. 1810, d. 15 Aug. 1841. Died from rattlesnake bite while he cleared Land on the homestead on the Pettigrew Branch. James, 1851 – 1863. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 1777, d. 26 Jan. 1854. Infant, b. & d. 1 Nov. 1855. Son of J. H. & P. E. J. T., b. 17
(Loc: 7 miles north of Windom, Texas) HUMBLE Henry, b. 1810, d. 25 Dec. 1893. Born in CA. Jane, b. 1815, d. 21 Dec. 1893. Born in CA. Wife of Henry. Child, no dates. —?—–, child, unmarked, no dates.
(Loc. 3 miles northwest of Windom) LEE John, b. 23 Apr. 1757, d. 22 Mar. 1855. John, b. 23 Apr. 1797, d. 22 Mar. 1854. John F., b. 2 June 1876, d. 4 Nov. 1879. Son of H.C. & N.A. Nancy A., 1841 – 1879. Wife of H.C. James A., b. 26 Apr. 1827, d. 9 Oct. 1911. Husband of Mary A. Mary A., b. 20 Nov. 1830, d. 10 Mar. 1883. Wife of James A. Mary M., b. 9 May 1833, d. 25 June 1912. Wife of J.A. Lena M., b. 3 Mar. 1875, d. — Mar. 1888. Dau.
A family named Young first owned this farm near the southwest corner of Dial where this graveyard is located. One of the Young daughters married a Browles and they continued to live on this farm so this burying plot was known as the Browles graveyard. Mrs. Marcus E. Jackson, who was buried here in 1925, was Margarette Young before her marriage and was a descendant of this Young family. It is possible that the following listings containing initials only (carved into native stone) are those of the Young family and the “D” standing for “died”. YOUNG? C. W. Y. D.
(Loc. six and ½ miles north of Windom) ASHFORD E. R., b. 24 Aug. 1833, d. 25 Sept. 1870. Philip Franklin, b. 1 May 1868, d. 8 May 1868. Son of E.R. & Mary. Mary, no dates. (stone broken) SMITH Philip, b. 17 Mar. 1796, d. 30 Dec. 1845. Ann, b. 16 May 1803, d. 28 Feb. 1866. Wife of Philip. Dorcas Ann, b. 2 Dec. 1831, d. 8 Jan. 1891. Mariah, b. 25 Nov. 1826, d. 16 May 1902. George, b. 7 Mar. 1827, d. 26 Dec. 1907. F. E., b. 6 Apr. 1841, d. 11 May 1908. Wife
After the death of William Cravens in Christian County, Kentucky (1845), Mary (McCombs) Cravens, his wife, Gershom C., their son, their slaves, and a party of friends started from Kentucky to Texas in 1845. Gershom left behind his sweetheart, Zerelda Darnell; their parents thought they were too young for marriage at nineteen and sixteen. The Darnells has come to Texas before the fall of the Alamo but the Indians gave so much trouble they were getting ready to return to Kentucky (1837) before their application for a land grant was granted. William and his wife, A. E. Darnell, had crossed
This family graveyard was on the Joe Goss farm in the northeast of county but was completely destroyed by 1960. No records of burials.
Thomas C. Cobb and Rev. Vannoy came to Texas in 1850 from Campbell County, Tennessee. They married two sisters named Wheeler. The girls’ brother, Samuel Wheeler, was the father of Peyton Wheeler whose mother, Nancy J. Wheeler, came to Texas with her brothers-in-law, Cobb and Vannoy. Rev. Vannoy was a Presbyterian preacher and pastured the Bethel Presbyterian Church from about 1850 to 1858 at which time the Rev. Rudolph became the pastor or this church near Lane’s Academy. No other records have been found on Rev. Vannoy later than this time and it is assumed that he must have died
Graveyard Hill is on land once owned by the Jackson family. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson’s graves are supposed to be there but were not located because on the underbrush. There are several other graves with slabs of wood but no legible names or dates. All that was found is as follows: CLARK J. C., 1820 – 1875 W. N. D., no dates – slab of wood with initials only.