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Posted by: Rhonda Houston (ID *****2476) Date: March 09, 2011 at 09:40:28

Here are the written requests as I viewed them online; I'm going to attempt to answer you with what I know!

(I hope someone sees what I've written, because all those emails sent to those who posted so long ago have come back to me...)

'Want to correspond with descendants of NAOMI CAROLINE YELVER(ING)TON, dau of ROBERT YELVER(ING)TON & MARY ALLISON. Listed in Panola Co, TX, 1860, in household of Mary Allison's parents. Mary Allison Yelver(ing)ton, after Robert's death cir. 1848, m. a Tippett in Panola Co, TX.'

'Robert Yelvington was the brother of my great-grandfather, Sanders Yelvington, son of Bryant and Penelope Yelvington. Robert went to Texas and brothers, Sanders and Seaborn went to south east Arkansas at Emerson.
We have copies of the letters written by Robert to his mother and his mother to him.
Would like to hear from you.'
Wesley Yelvington

Could Robert's wife's name have been Mary Caroline Allison. Her Parents being John Allison d. Nov 1871 and Naomi Allison d. Dec 1868.

Mary Caroline Allison Yelvington must have remarried a man named Tippett. The information I have is that Mary Caroline Allison Yelvington Tippett's daughter, Mary Ann Tippett had been born in the month of May 1853 Panola County, Texas, within a few day of the death of her mother, Mary Caroline Allison Yelvington.

The story is that John and Naomi Allison were the grandparents and it was with them that Mary Ann Tippett remained until she married William (NMI) Warmack b. 1846 Davidson, TN, who had migrated to Panola, Texas, from Davidson County, Tennessee, with his brother Richard Warmack b. 21 Feb 1849 Belleview, Washington, Missouri, while the family were caught in time during the census visiting family awhile in Benton, Missouri, although they all lived in Davidson, Tennessee.

William and Richard Warmack were Richard and Mary Penin Miles Warmack's two oldest children of eight. From there Richard goes on to Texas to live and build bridges and get buried in Humble, Harris, Texas, and marries a lady name Pinky D. McMasters who had been born in Texas, but whose mother and younger brother (b. Texas) was from Mississippi and whose father had been from Texas. Pinky's mother lived at the rooming house Pinky owned and ran when Richard was off building/doing his construction work in other parts of Texas.

William Warmack went on to marry Mary Ann Tippett and purchased land which was joined to that land which Mary Ann's grandparents had given her which I'm told was part of the Washington Morris surveyed land. (I have no idea what the signifigance of the Washington Morris land has, but if it was named, I have to assume there was some importance concerning it.) William Warmack and Mary Ann had two daughters Mary Ida b. 01 Feb 1873 and Mittie Penina b. 16 Sep 1875 in Panola County, TX. William died of heat stroke in Jul 1877 from working on the far. (I live in Texas and know how this could have very well have happened; wish I was back living in the Northeast or in California where I was born!)

Mary Ann Tippett sold her property in 1887, remarries about 1880 to Jake Courtney and leaves the area. Where ever they were heading, Mary Ann contracts dysentery in Elmo, Dallas, Texas, but before she passes away, she requests that Jake go back to Panola, and repurchase that land they had just sold, so that her daughters can have their inheritance back. Jake does this, and then she also requests of him to have their Grandfather Warmack take care of her girls...this Grandfather Warmack I know to have been Richard Warmack b. 1801 whose second wife was Mary Penina Miles, who had been the father of William Warmack who she married. Have I lost you yet?? Anyway, Jake must have been some guy, because he made all of this happen! Those two daughters grew up there in Benton, TN, and Ida married Matthew Gilbert Holland, a native of Benton, Tennessee. And on Dec 25, 1900 Mittie married Nathaniel Cartwright, a native of Gibson, Tennessee, and in February of 1902, these two couple left Greenfield, Tennesse, where they had been living, and went back to Texas where they established homes and families. And that's all I can tell you now.

My connection is through 'Grandpa Warmack', who I know to have been Richard Warmack b. 1801 Bolling Green, Warren, Kentucky who lived in Benton County, TN. Richard's youngest brother, who had been born 20 yrs later, in 1820 Davidson county, TN, was my great,great,great,grandfather, Robert Randall Warmack who eventully took his family to California in 1877, because of all the sad deaths that had taken place within his immediate family through yellow fever, typhoid fever and TB, which was the last casualty of his family I found to have taken place, dying on the day his whole family arrived in California. There were only two children left of my ggggrandfather's family to live out their lives and my line was happily one of these.

I have done some DNA testing last year, in regards to my Warmack family, which brought to light some interesting results. If you are interested in knowing what was found, I'd be happy to share this information as well.

I would LOVE TO READ that correspondence between by Robert to his mother; such a treasure you have kept!!

I have more, so feel free to contact me. I more I know, the more I know I donít know!

Rhonda Warmack Houston

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