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Re: James Madison Shows
Posted by: George Jackson Date: September 24, 2001 at 15:26:28
In Reply to: Re: James Madison Shows by Tresa Tatyrek of 117

Hello. I am researching my wife's ancestry, The Arrowood Family Tree.

Nancy Hallie/Hillie Arrowood (dau. of William Hillman Arrowood & Mary Ann Carradine)(Born: October 1863 in TX; Married: James Buchanan Shows/Showers on 4/20/1881 in Gatesville, Coryell Co., TX. James was born 12/24/1856 in Louisiana. He was not listed in the 1880 Coryell Co., TX Census Index. He died 4/16/1932 in Coryell County, Texas and was buried at the Masonic Cem., Gatesville, Coryell Co., TX.

{NOTE: From Jack Hodges: enumerated 1900 US census Coryell Co., TX ed 41; pg 1 as 43 yo born in LA with wife, Nancy born 10/1863, Debbie born Sept 1883, James born Oct. 1885, Sallie P. born Jan 1890, Lennie T. born Aug 1898, Bryan born July 1899 all in TX.}

{NOTE: From Jack Hodges: enumerated 1910 US census Coryell Co., TX Justice Precinct 1 ed 33; pg 1A as 46 to tax collector born in LA with wife of 30 years Nancy H. 46 with 6 of 13 children living Rosa 12, Eva Mae 8, P. 6 (m) all born in TX}

{NOTE: From Jack Hodges: enumerated 1910 US census Coryell Co., TX Precinct 1 City of Gatesville ed 54 pg 15 as 63 yo as agent born in LA with wife Hillie 53, Rosa 22, Eva Mae 18, Emily 16 all born in TX.

James Buchanans parents are Theophilus Pearce Shows & Sarah Touchstone

James & Nancy Arrowood Shows had nine children:

1. Debbie Shows (Born: 9/1883 Coryell Co., TX)
{NOTE: The only Debbie, with this Birthdate on SSDI, is a Debbie Kanowitz. She was born 9/1/1883; D: 11/1975; Last Resid: 33312 (Fort Lauderdale, Broward Co., FL); SS#: 267 41 0407; FL. (

2. James M. Shows (Born: 10/1885 Coryell Co, TX; Marr: Alice Mary; Alice was born in 1888 in TX; Died: Possibly 4/2/1973 Dallas Co., TX; as a widow.; James and Alice had one child named Weldon Shows

3. Sallie P. Shows (Born: 1/1890 Coryell Co., TX)

4. Lennie T. Shows (Born: 8/1898 Coryell Co., TX)

5. Rosa Shows (Born: Abt. 1898 TX)

6. Bryan Shows (Born: 7/1899 in TX; NOTE: Not in the 1910 Census--not sure were I got this note from.)

7. Eva May Shows (Born: Abt. 1902 TX

8. P. Shows (Born: Abt. 1904 TX)

9.       Nina Shows (NOTE: Might have married a James Salas Brown/Browne. They had two children: Carl Browne (B: 9/5/27 Dallas Co., TX); & David Walton Brown (B: 12/27/28 Dallas Co., TX).) This information needs to be varified.

If you or anyone can help varifie any of this information or can help complete this perticular line please email me at

Take care and happy researching,
George Jackson
Waco, McLennan County, Texas

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