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Re: Need Help with the Gleaves from North Texas
Posted by: Dennis Glaves (ID *****6976) Date: June 24, 2003 at 14:33:27
In Reply to: Need Help with the Gleaves from North Texas by Lisa Godsey of 230

Hi Lisa,

I think I have some of the info you are seeking. There are others who frequent this site that are closer to your line than I am but here is what I have.

I have your grandmother's name and birthdate, but little else. I do have quite a bit on her ancestors.

I have added what you see below since I produced a document two years ago on the family. If you go to http://www.keith-hinson.com/gleaves/index.html and find Wesley Gleaves in the document, you can trace the family back another 5-6 generations.

Here is what I have on Grace's parents.

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Descendants of Jesse Leonidas Gleaves

Generation No. 1

1. JESSE LEONIDAS7 GLEAVES (WESLEY LEONIDAS6, JOHN ROBERTSON5, JAMES ROBERTSON4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, MATTHEW1 GLAVES, SR.) was born December 30, 1891 in Grayson County, Texas, and died October 24, 1964 in Grayson County, Texas. He married MARY AMANDA MCDONALD October 31, 1915 in Grayson County, Texas. She was born 1892 in Grayson County, Texas, and died September 15, 1975 in Tarrant County, Texas.

Notes for JESSE LEONIDAS GLEAVES:
       Jesse, his wife and oldest daughter appear in the 1920 Census living in Collin County, Texas with/near to his father. He lists his occupation as a farmer.
       Both Jesse and Mary are listed in the Texas Death Index, although Jesse is listed as being single at the time. The couple is buried in the Van Alstyne Cemetery in Collin County, Texas.
       
Children of JESSE GLEAVES and MARY MCDONALD are:
2.       i.       JIMMIE RUTH8 GLEAVES, b. August 19, 1916, Weston, Collin County, Texas.
       ii.       GRACE ELLEN GLEAVES, b. April 02, 1920, Elmont, Grayson County, Texas.
       iii.       EDWARD LEONIDAS GLEAVES, b. July 24, 1922, Elmont, Grayson County, Texas; d. October 24, 1992, Grayson County, Texas.

Notes for EDWARD LEONIDAS GLEAVES:
Edward appears in the Texas Death Index.

       iv.       ECTOR SPRAY GLEAVES, b. January 24, 1926; m. BONNIE JO HOWELL.

Notes for ECTOR SPRAY GLEAVES:
The marriage information comes from Ancestry.com. The fact that Bonnie's parents are from Grayson County adds credence to this information.

3.       v.       DOYLE DEAN GLEAVES, b. November 07, 1927, Elmont, Grayson County, Texas.

Generation No. 2

2. JIMMIE RUTH8 GLEAVES (JESSE LEONIDAS7, WESLEY LEONIDAS6, JOHN ROBERTSON5, JAMES ROBERTSON4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, MATTHEW1 GLAVES, SR.) was born August 19, 1916 in Weston, Collin County, Texas. She married HILL PATTERSON REID, JR. April 16, 1946 in Bel Air, Harford County, Maryland.
       
Children of JIMMIE GLEAVES and HILL REID are:
       i.       PATRICIA RUTH9 REID, b. April 06, 1949, Oakland, Alameda County, California.
       ii.       SUSAN ELIZABETH REID, b. December 16, 1953, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County, California.
       iii.       HILL PATTERSON REID III, b. February 22, 1956, Dallas, Texas; m. LINDA EGYES, Carmel, Monterey County, California.

3. DOYLE DEAN8 GLEAVES (JESSE LEONIDAS7, WESLEY LEONIDAS6, JOHN ROBERTSON5, JAMES ROBERTSON4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, MATTHEW1 GLAVES, SR.) was born November 07, 1927 in Elmont, Grayson County, Texas. He married ELIZABETH ANN EDWARDS January 26, 1946. She was born Abt. 1928.

Notes for DOYLE DEAN GLEAVES:
Doyle and Elizabeth appear in the birth record of their son, David.
       
Child of DOYLE GLEAVES and ELIZABETH EDWARDS is:
       i.       DAVID EDWARD9 GLEAVES, b. May 04, 1947, Grayson County, Texas; d. February 13, 1995, Harris County, Texas.

Notes for DAVID EDWARD GLEAVES:
David is identified through Texas Birth Records. It is the source of his mother's name as well. His death information is derived from the Texas Death Index.
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I find that my info on Wesley has also expanded since I produced the document so I have pasted the latest here as well.

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1. WESLEY LEONIDAS6 GLEAVES, "LON" (JOHN ROBERTSON5, JAMES ROBERTSON4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, MATTHEW1 GLAVES, SR.) was born 1869 in Davidson County, Tennessee, and died 1951 in Elmont, Grayson County, Texas. He married FLORA ANN SPRAY, "ANNIE" December 31, 1890 in Dallas County, Texas. She was born Bef. 1876 in Texas, and died Aft. 1930.

Notes for WESLEY LEONIDAS GLEAVES, "LON":
       Wesley is listed in the 1880 Collin County, Texas Census, living with his father. "Lon Gleaves" appears in the 1889-90 Dallas City Directories. His occupation is listed as "Sand Hauler".
       His marriage to Annie Spray is recorded in Dallas County.
Dallas County, Texas Marriage Book K
       This family appears in the 1920 Census living in Collin County, Texas. His name is recorded as "Son" on Ancestry.com. He lists his occupation as a farmer.
       By 1930 Lon and Annie have moved to Dallas County, Texas where is again is running a farm. None of the children are listed and probably have left home.
       Wesley and Flora are buried in the Van Alstyne Cemetery in Collin County, Texas.
       
Children of WESLEY GLEAVES and FLORA SPRAY are:
2.       i.       JESSE LEONIDAS7 GLEAVES, b. December 30, 1891, Grayson County, Texas; d. October 24, 1964, Grayson County, Texas.
3.       ii.       JOHN WILLIAM GLEAVES, "WILLIE", b. May 15, 1893, Van Alstyne, Grayson County, Texas; d. August 28, 1971, McKinney, Collin County, Texas.
4.       iii.       CINDERELLA GLEAVES, "CINDY", b. January 19, 1895, Collin County, Texas; d. February 08, 1979, McClennan County, Texas.
       iv.       HAZEL GLEAVES, b. December 14, 1896; d. May 1976.
5.       v.       PRESTON R. GLEAVES, b. November 05, 1901, Colllin County, Texas; d. 1956.
       vi.       EDNA MAE GLEAVES, b. May 08, 1905.

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If you have additional info to help us document this family, I would appreciate any details you can provide. Let me know if I can be of further help.

Regards,
Dennis



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