Posted By:Pam Long
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Subject:Re: kelly kelley? gafford frances gafford
Post Date:July 23, 2007 at 13:14:19
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/gafford/messages/364.html
Forum:Gafford Family Genealogy Forum
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Name: Terressie E. MARSHALL
Sex: F
Marriage 1 James Henry King GAFFORD b: JUL 1851 in MS
Married: 20 DEC 1874 in Hopkins Co. TX
Children
John T. GAFFORD b: 1876
Frank Andrew GAFFORD b: FEB 1878
Mana GAFFORD b: 1880
Jennie Lou GAFFORD b: 1881
James C. GAFFORD b: SEP 1883
Cleveland J. GAFFORD b: FEB 1885
Kelly F. GAFFORD b: 20 JUL 1888
Henry GAFFORD b: 4 NOV 1887 in TX
Florence GAFFORD b: AUG 1889
Chester K. GAFFORD b: MAR 1893
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1880
Tressie GAFFORD 25 <1855> Arkansas Wife Married White
Age: 25
Estimated birth year: <1855>
Birthplace: Arkansas
Relation: Wife
Home in 1880: Comanche, Texas
Occupation: House Keeping
Marital status: Married
*****Race: White******
Gender: Female
Head of household: James GAFFORD
Father's birthplace: AL
Mother's birthplace: SC
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1895
Gafford Chapel Cemetery -Hopkins Co, Cemeteries - Texas
Gafford, Tressie E. - b. 24 Sept. 1853, d. 19 Oct. 1895, w/o J. K. Gafford
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http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/GG/htg17.html
GAFFORD, TEXAS. Gafford, also known as Gafford (Gafford's) Chapel, is just off State Highway 11 in west central Hopkins County. It was named for Thomas M. Gafford, who deeded land for a church in 1881. A school was in operation there after 1900 and in 1905 had an enrollment of sixty-four. In the mid-1930s Gafford had a church, a school, and a number of scattered dwellings. In 1935 the community's school was combined with the Antioch school, and in 1943 its church was moved a half mile northwest to a location near the Cedar Grove school and cemetery. In the mid-1980s Gafford had a number of widely scattered houses.

I am researching this family for my grandson. He is descended through John Thomas Gafford's line.