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Re: Garmanys in Texas
Posted by: Amy Dyer Date: February 04, 2002 at 10:41:15
In Reply to: Re: Garmanys in Texas by Ann Crumpton of 87

I just found your post about the Garmanys in Paris, TX. I've been working for several years on my g-g-grandfather's line. He was in the Lamar Co., TX 1880 census as Robert S. Germany (Robert Smith Germany), along with his second wife, M. E. (Martha Elizabeth Sprouse), and their family. I was unaware that there were Garmanys in the same county. I wonder if there could be a connection?

Robert stated on his Confederate enlistment papers that he was born August 26, 1822 in MS. He married his first wife, identity unknown, about 1845, and they had 3 sons, one of whom died young. The other two migrated to TX when he did, one of them enumerated in Red River Co. in 1880 (James Benjamin Germany) and the other died Feb. 1880 (John B. Germany). With Robert and Martha were Martha's brother, James Solomon (Sprouse) age 23; Willie Waldo Germany age 6, a foundling taken in by the family 5 years earlier; and their daughter and son-in-law, enumerated as Lizzie E. Bogal and J. W. Bogal, ages 16 and 24. Her name was Nancy Elizabeth and she m. John Wilson Bogle in 1879 in Lamar Co. (They were my g-grandparents.)

Robert Smith Germany enlisted in the 11th MS Cavalry, Perrin's Battalion, in Choctaw Co., MS, along with his son James B. and another Germany named Howell C. He had married Martha Oct. 8, 1861, probably in MS. His first wife may have been the Elizabeth M. Germany listed in the family Bible as dying May 5, 1861. Another unidentified person in the Bible was a Robert Germany who d. August 24, 1872. Robert Smith Germany died June 6, 1886 in Polk Co., AR, where the family migrated about 1884. I have tried unsuccessfully to connect him to the many Germanys in MS, AL, and GA, and am starting on TN and NC.

Let me know what you think! Please feel free to e-mail me.

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