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Re: Binning Family Tree
Posted by: Norma Hurst Date: September 18, 2000 at 18:46:37
In Reply to: Re: Binning Family Tree by R. E. THIGPEN of 101

Thanks for your reply....I don't recall if I mentioned that your greatgrandfather was a brother to my husband's grandmother Kate. I have a good bit of info I gathered in Woodville where the children were born and grew up. There was Mary, Kate, Henry Augustus or Augustus Henry and Marrianna. Kate was a teacher in the last census I had found in Woodville, in 1870. Jim's mother never talked too much about the past or they were all young and didn't listen, but I knew she was born in Texas and also a brother, Henry who was killed in an accident in 1903. I began researching the Binnings because they had no knowledge of them. I found a marriage license for Kate in Falls County Texas, marriage to E. R. Leonard,in 1877. In 1900 in a census in White Castle Louisana, I found them. Only Kate and children. She was listed as Widower. Annie Victoria (my husband's mother) was a telephone operator, and Henry a linesman for the tel. co. Kate went back to Woodville around 1903 and then died in July 1906 in Jackson, Ms. In old correspondence, I found that she and your great grandmother, Georgia corresponded and we have some of those letters, etc. According to 1850 census in MS. William T. was born in England, Matilda Walcott, wife, born in Ohio, but they married in Woodville and I have a copy of their marriage license. He gave his occupation as a carriage maker. He died in 8/1860 @ age 46, cause of death being drink. I could never find anything else on Matilda...can't find where either were buried. We have been to Woodville (we live in D.spgs, La, just outside Baton Rouge) and looked in every cemetery we could find, but to no avail. An old cemetery had fallen into a ravine, so..........We had hoped someone would know where they were buried and when Matilda died, etc. I read several small books in their library, which are in BR Library, containing info about his activities. Seemed to have been very civic minded and well thought of in community. I believe Kate and Mary both attended a private school. Of course I believe in that day, that was about all anyone could do if they could afford it. By the way, Mrs. Hurst spoke of Mr. Frank. She came to Jackson, La in 1903 as a telephone oper. and married James Joseph Hurst who was also employed there. Well, don't know if I'm making much sense, but let me hear from you. We were hoping to could find info about where they were buried and when Matilda died. Thanks again. Norma


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