Generation No. 1
1. JAMES MONROE4 GAFFORD (WILLIAM ROBERT3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born 1824 in S.C., and died 1865 in Hopkins Co., TX.. He married AMANDA MELISSA MONK October 28, 1849 in Marion Co., AL.. She was born May 1825 in GA., and died 1913 in Ochiltree Co., TX..
Notes for JAMES MONROE GAFFORD:
1850 Pont. Co., MS.
James 26 S.C.
Melissa 26 GA.
Notes for AMANDA MELISSA MONK:
1870 Hopkins Co., TX.
Malisa 40 GA.
Mary 21 AL.
Rebeca 17 MS.
Samuel 10 AR.
James 9 AR.
Jesse 7 TX.
Nov. 6, 1899 she applied for her husbands Confederate War Pension. She said her age was 72. She had lived in Jack Co. for about 25 years. Post Office was Joplin, Jack Co. Said she was very feble from age. She was married Oct. 28, 1849 in Marion Co., AL. James had died in the Fall of 1865. Her husbands service was with Capt. Steedmans Co., AL. Inf. He served for about 3 years. Her application was turned down because of the land she owned. ( Feb. 9, 1900) She had 160 acres, but said she had no income from it. The house had burn down during the this year. It was wit. by a Sarah Pierce and Ann Eliza Jackson. County records show land (abs. 412) in 1898 was 160 acres val $600. In 1899 land in son's name.
Living in Jack Co., TX. with son James K. listed as wd. born. May 1825 GA.
Children of JAMES GAFFORD and AMANDA MONK are:
i. MARY5 GAFFORD, b. 1849.
ii. REBECCA A. GAFFORD, b. 1853.
iii. SUSAN C. GAFFORD, b. 1856.
2. iv. ANDREW JACKSON GAFFORD, b. February 1857, MS.; d. March 01, 1932, Rocky Ford, CO..
3. v. SAMUEL O. GAFFORD, b. 1860; d. Abt. 1890.
vi. JAMES T. GAFFORD, b. 1861.
Notes for JAMES T. GAFFORD:
Listed in Jack Co., TX. 1900 Ed. 36, sh. 1; living with mother, born Feb. 1862.
1910 Living in Jack Co. listed as single. age 50 farming
4. vii. JESSIE W. GAFFORD, b. December 1862, TX.; d. March 11, 1935, Wichita, KS..
viii. JENNIE GAFFORD.
Generation No. 2
2. ANDREW JACKSON5 GAFFORD (JAMES MONROE4, WILLIAM ROBERT3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born February 1857 in MS., and died March 01, 1932 in Rocky Ford, CO.. He married LEONA JONES July 14, 1878 in Hopkins Co., TX.. She was born August 1861 in TX., and died Aft. 1930.
Notes for ANDREW JACKSON GAFFORD:
Census Place Precinct 8, Wise, Texas
Family History Library Film 1255333
1880 Wise Co., TX.
Page Number 251D
Oliver JONES Self M Male W 26 TX Farmer SC MO
Susia E. JONES Wife M Female W 23 TN Keeping House TN TN
Quincy M. JONES Dau S Female W 2 TX TX TN
Andrew J. GAFFORD BroL M Male W 23 MS Laborer MS MS
Leona GAFFORD SisterL M Female W 20 TX Housekeeping NC MO
1900 Washita Co., OK.
Andrew J. Feb 1857 MS.
Leona Aug 1861 TX.
Agnes S. June 1878
Thomas H. Dec 1883
Samuel E. Feb 1886
James M. Feb 1888
Fleming W. Sept 1889
Alice J. May 1892
Amanda M. Sept 1894
Dau ? lou O. Dec. 1896 IT.
Herbert June 1899 OK.
Paul June 1885 neph.
1920 Stratton, Texas Co., OK.
Andrew J. 63 MS.
1930 Stratton, Texas Co., OK.
Andrew J. 73 married at 21 owns farm MS.
Lena 69 18
Thomas F. 46
Amanda M. 35
Children of ANDREW GAFFORD and LEONA JONES are:
5. i. RUTH6 GAFFORD, b. February 05, 1881; d. June 05, 1966, Ochiltree Co., TX..
ii. THOMAS H. GAFFORD, b. December 29, 1883; d. October 1973, Cortez, CO..
iii. FRANK GAFFORD, b. 1885.
iv. SAMUEL E. GAFFORD, b. February 1886.
v. JAMES MONROE GAFFORD, b. February 04, 1888, Erath Co., TX.; d. Aft. 1930; m. GRACIE, Abt. 1916; b. 1898, OK.; d. Aft. 1930.
Notes for JAMES MONROE GAFFORD:
1920 Ochiltree CO., TX. Ed. 189, Sh. 9a
James M. 31 TX.
Gracie B. 22 OK.
1930 San Miguel Co., CO.
James M. 42 TX. farming
Grace B. 33 OK.
6. vi. FLEMING WILLARD GAFFORD, b. September 17, 1891, Jacksboro, TX.; d. February 24, 1963, Cortez, CO..
vii. ALICE JEWELL GAFFORD, b. May 06, 1893, Jack Co., TX.; d. July 10, 1913, Ochiltree Co., TX..
viii. AMANDA MALAISE GAFFORD, b. September 1894.
Notes for AMANDA MALAISE GAFFORD:
Feb 12, 1922 a Mrs. Amanda Gafford married a E. N. Puckett.
ix. LUALLIE GAFFORD, b. December 1896, IT..
7. x. HERBERT GUY GAFFORD, b. June 22, 1899, Cordell, OK.; d. February 09, 1980, Dolores, CO..
3. SAMUEL O.5 GAFFORD (JAMES MONROE4, WILLIAM ROBERT3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born 1860, and died Abt. 1890. He married ALICE DUVALL December 20, 1883 in Jack Co., TX.. She was born October 1861, and died Aft. 1900.
Notes for ALICE DUVALL:
1900 married to a Sweatman.
Children of SAMUEL GAFFORD and ALICE DUVALL are:
8. i. PAUL INGRAM6 GAFFORD, b. April 25, 1885, In a cabin on a fram near Vineyard, TX.; d. March 18, 1962, Jacksboro, TX..
ii. EMMETT S. GAFFORD, b. August 1887.
Notes for EMMETT S. GAFFORD:
1900 living with step father in Jack Co., TX.
4. JESSIE W.5 GAFFORD (JAMES MONROE4, WILLIAM ROBERT3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born December 1862 in TX., and died March 11, 1935 in Wichita, KS.. He married SARAH Abt. 1890. She was born February 1863, and died Aft. 1930.
Notes for JESSIE W. GAFFORD:
1900 Washita Co., OK.
Jessie Dec 1862 TX.,AL.
Sarah Feb 1863
Morris S. Oct 1891
Seelled Dec 1892
Rosa M. Dec 1893
Clarance Apr 1900 OK.
1910 Beaver Co., OK.
Jesse W. 50 married 18 TX.
Sarah L. 50 8/4
Morris 19 TX.
Clarence 10 OK.
1920 Beaver Co., OK.
Jessee W. 57
1930 living with son Morris
Children of JESSIE GAFFORD and SARAH are:
9. i. SOLOMON MORRIS6 GAFFORD, b. October 17, 1891, Jack Co., TX.; d. March 1976.
ii. SEELLED GAFFORD, b. December 1892.
iii. ROSA M. GAFFORD, b. December 1893.
10. iv. CLARENCE RAY GAFFORD, b. April 30, 1900, TX.; d. July 1979, Wichita, KS..
v. AUDREY GAFFORD, b. 1903.
vi. BERTHA GAFFORD, b. 1906; m. JESS WALKER, July 15, 1924, Beaver Co., OK.; b. 1902.
11. vii. IOLA J. GAFFORD, b. 1911.
Generation No. 3
5. RUTH6 GAFFORD (ANDREW JACKSON5, JAMES MONROE4, WILLIAM ROBERT3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born February 05, 1881, and died June 05, 1966 in Ochiltree Co., TX.. She married JAMES WILLIAM FERGUSON December 18, 1898 in Cordell, OK..
Child of RUTH GAFFORD and JAMES FERGUSON is:
i. LESTER7 FERGUSON, b. 1915.
6. FLEMING WILLARD6 GAFFORD (ANDREW JACKSON5, JAMES MONROE4, WILLIAM ROBERT3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born September 17, 1891 in Jacksboro, TX., and died February 24, 1963 in Cortez, CO.. He married (1) FANNIE Abt. 1915. He married (2) MATTIE LEE ODOM Aft. 1930. She was born June 25, 1905 in GA., and died November 18, 1980.
Notes for FLEMING WILLARD GAFFORD:
draft papers show birth as Sept 17, 1891.
1920 Texas Co., OK.
F. W. 29 farmer
Odessa 3 10/12
A. J. 1 11/12
1930 Liberal, KS.
F. W. 38 salesman owns house $2800
Fannie 34 sales clerk grocery store
A. J. 12
Children of FLEMING GAFFORD and FANNIE are:
i. ODESSA7 GAFFORD, b. 1916.
ii. ANDY J. GAFFORD, b. January 29, 1918; d. September 24, 1997, Portland, OR..
iii. EULENE GAFFORD, b. 1922.
7. HERBERT GUY6 GAFFORD (ANDREW JACKSON5, JAMES MONROE4, WILLIAM ROBERT3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born June 22, 1899 in Cordell, OK., and died February 09, 1980 in Dolores, CO.. He married HELEN THOMPSON November 19, 1922 in Texas Co., OK.. She was born February 27, 1905, and died May 08, 1988 in Cortez, CO..
Notes for HERBERT GUY GAFFORD:
1930 Texas Co., OK.
Herbert G. 29 wheat farmer
Helen T. 25
Douglas D. 6
Jerry D. 4
Bobbie J. 1
Maybe another son
Arriola Cemetery, Montezuma County, CO
GAFFORD Buster Dixon 1931 1995 h/o Rozina J Gafford
GAFFORD Rozina Jeannie 1935
Children of HERBERT GAFFORD and HELEN THOMPSON are:
i. DOUGLAS DUANE7 GAFFORD, b. January 31, 1924, Texhoma, TX.; d. March 31, 1998, Lewis, CO..
ii. JERRY D. GAFFORD, b. 1926.
iii. BOBBIE J. GAFFORD, b. 1929.
8. PAUL INGRAM6 GAFFORD (SAMUEL O.5, JAMES MONROE4, WILLIAM ROBERT3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born April 25, 1885 in In a cabin on a fram near Vineyard, TX., and died March 18, 1962 in Jacksboro, TX.. He married ELLA GENEVA MONTGOMERY August 10, 1910. She was born December 01, 1889, and died June 03, 1978 in Henrietta, TX..
Notes for PAUL INGRAM GAFFORD:
1900 living in Washita Co., OK. with Uncle Andrew.
1910 Jack Co., TX.
Paul I. 24 TX. living with Lucinda Swetnam his mother
1920 Jack Co., TX.
Paul 34 buyer of produce
Lillie R. 4
Hobson Surtnam (Sweatman) 21 half brother
From Jack Co., TX. history:
He was borned on the his grandmother Melissa's homestead. He remembered that they had a rock and brush fence around their garden and set sharpened stakes behind the fence in low places. When the deer jumped over they were glad to find fresh meat in the form of deer impaled on the stakes. He also told of the hugh flocks of wild turkey present. They got so tired of eating turkey that they shot them off the roost for their hogs.
Paul and family moved to Berwick, TX. for a short time. About 1915 they moved to Jacksboro, where Paul opened a hamburger stand on the east side of the square. Ella soon took over the operation of the hamburger stand, due to Paul's bad health. A year or two later he became one of Jacksboro's pioneer fur dealers, expanding the business to where he was receiving furs from all areas of Texas and some from other states. The fur business gave a great boost to our economy at a time when it was greatly needed. Opossums were selling for $3.00, ringtail cats for $7.50 and skunks for $5.00, sometimes as much as $10.00. many families depended on their fur catch to provide winter necessities.
Ella continued with her hamburger stand, moving it to south Main, then to West Belknap and became widely known for her good hamburgers. Everyone came to town on Sat. afternoon and many farm boys and girls and their parents looked forward to one or more of Mrs. Gafford's hamburgers and a bottle of red soda. Hamburgers were originally 6 for 25 cents, later 3 for 35 cents.
In 1933, Paul opened the first auto store in Jacksboro, TX. His son Ingram bought the store in 1939. Ella sold her hamburger stand to her sister, Mary Herd and husband Jesse.
More About PAUL INGRAM GAFFORD:
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Jack Co., TX.
More About ELLA GENEVA MONTGOMERY:
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Jack Co., TX.
Children of PAUL GAFFORD and ELLA MONTGOMERY are:
12. i. SAMUEL INGRAM7 GAFFORD, b. October 03, 1911, Vineyard, TX..
13. ii. LILLIE BELLE GAFFORD, b. 1916.
9. SOLOMON MORRIS6 GAFFORD (JESSIE W.5, JAMES MONROE4, WILLIAM ROBERT3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born October 17, 1891 in Jack Co., TX., and died March 1976. He married GERTRUDE M. RICHARD November 13, 1911 in Beaver Co., OK.. She was born 1896.
Notes for SOLOMON MORRIS GAFFORD:
1918 living in Beaver Co.
1920 Beaver Co., OK.
Solomon M. 28
S. Morris 39 farmer
Gertrude M. 34
Durwood B. 14
Opal D. 11
Jessie 67 married at 27
Sarah L. 64
Children of SOLOMON GAFFORD and GERTRUDE RICHARD are:
i. DURWOOD7 GAFFORD, b. 1916.
ii. OPAL GAFFORD, b. 1919.
iii. MEDEEN GAFFORD, b. 1921.
10. CLARENCE RAY6 GAFFORD (JESSIE W.5, JAMES MONROE4, WILLIAM ROBERT3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born April 30, 1900 in TX., and died July 1979 in Wichita, KS.. He married ANNA LUELLA SMITH. She was born April 20, 1904 in North Branch, KS., and died September 03, 1997 in Salina, KS..
Notes for CLARENCE RAY GAFFORD:
On Sept 12, 1918 living in Beaver Co., OK.
1930 Census Wichita Co., KS.
Clarence owns house $2000 29 TX. mech stage line
Anna 26 KS.
Wendell 7 KS.
Child of CLARENCE GAFFORD and ANNA SMITH is:
i. CHARLES WENDELL7 GAFFORD, b. September 03, 1922; m. JEAN LOUISE MOUNSEY.
11. IOLA J.6 GAFFORD (JESSIE W.5, JAMES MONROE4, WILLIAM ROBERT3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born 1911. She married JAKE D. DEWALD. He was born 1891 in OK..
Notes for JAKE D. DEWALD:
1930 Falls City, NE.
Jake D. 1891
Child of IOLA GAFFORD and JAKE DEWALD is:
i. EUNICE7 DEWALD, b. 1929.
Generation No. 4
12. SAMUEL INGRAM7 GAFFORD (PAUL INGRAM6, SAMUEL O.5, JAMES MONROE4, WILLIAM ROBERT3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born October 03, 1911 in Vineyard, TX.. He married VIRGINIA NELL GRAY June 30, 1940 in Jack Co., TX.. She was born September 09, 1921 in Wizard Wells, TX., and died August 19, 1986 in Jack Co., TX..
Notes for SAMUEL INGRAM GAFFORD:
From Jack Co. history:
After graduating from Jacksboro High School in 1929, he spent time working with his father who had open the first auto parts store in Jack Co.. Ingram bought the store in 1939 and in 1948 he built the present Gafford Auto Parts Store located at 200 West Belknap St. He sold his business and retired in 1974. They have a ranch near Vineyard, TX. where they have cattle and enjoy fishing, hunting, and gardening. They are members of the Church of Christ. Ingram is a member of the Lions Club and is now serving his second 2-year term as Alderman of Jacksboro, TX.
Children of SAMUEL GAFFORD and VIRGINIA GRAY are:
i. SAMUEL GRAY8 GAFFORD, b. May 06, 1941, Jacksboro, TX.; m. UNK.
Notes for SAMUEL GRAY GAFFORD:
From Jack Co. History:
He graduated from Jacksboro H.S. in 1959 and was commended for a superior permforance on the National Merit Scholarship Program ranking in the top 2 percent of students taking the test. Sam received a B.S. degree from Abilene Christian College in 1963. After graduating, he moved to Houston and began work for the IRS. His daughter Lisa was born there. They moved to Irving, TX. in 1967 and his son Paul was born there. In addition to his IRS job, chief, publishing services, southwest region, he is also lead singer and guitar for a very popular band in the Dallas area, The Back Forty Band.
ii. CAROLYN SUE GAFFORD, b. April 14, 1945; m. HARMON EICHLER, June 18, 1963.
Notes for CAROLYN SUE GAFFORD:
From Jack Co. history:
She graduated from Jacksboro H.S. and attended Brantley- Draughton Business College in Fort Worth where she received a secretarial degree.
iii. GYNELLE GAFFORD, b. February 21, 1947; m. RICHARD W. KING, June 18, 1971.
13. LILLIE BELLE7 GAFFORD (PAUL INGRAM6, SAMUEL O.5, JAMES MONROE4, WILLIAM ROBERT3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born 1916. She married PHILLIP BLACKLOCK.
Child of LILLIE GAFFORD and PHILLIP BLACKLOCK is:
i. SUSAN8 BLACKLOCK, b. April 14, 1937.
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