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Re: Blassingame/Williams

Posted: 1370723495000
Classification: Query

I am not related. Bessie Lee Williams was white, was raised by or just living with Sarah A Richardson "Bunyard" Payne in Hopkins Co Texas in 1900 census who married Sterling Stephen Payne in Hopkins County in 1879.

Sarah had one daughter from her marriage to Mr. Bunyard and no other children. Bessie buried Sarah in Pickton TX, who died as a Smith in Camp county in 1934 and was living with the Blasingame's in Camp County in 1930 listed as mother in law.

According to Bessie Lee's daughter, Doris Mayo, her father was Bill Williams and mother "Trisey" Hammerton. Bessie was listed as a boarder in 1900 census along with John Ard also listed as boarder who in fact was Sarah's nephew.

Name: Bessie Lee Blasingame
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 13 Nov 1951
Event Place: at home, Pittsburg, Camp, Texas, United States resident of county 24 yrs
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Widowed
Birth Date: 16 Jan 1886
Birthplace: Wood County, Texas
Father's Name: Bill Williams
Mother's Name: Trisey Hammerton
Informant: Mrs. Doris Mayo
Burial: Newmine Cemetery, Pittsburg
Certificate Number: 55861
GS Film number: 2074870
Digital Folder Number: 005145622
Image Number: 01048
Citing this Record
"Texas, Deaths (New Index, New Images), 1890-1976," index and images, FamilySearch (

1940; Census Place: Pittsburg, Camp, Texas; Roll: T627_4001; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 32-2. &
J M Blasingame 69 born AR lived on Mill Street in 1935 & 1940 no occupation
Bessie Blasingame 54 born in Texas 6th grade education race WHITE
Park Blasingame 18 born TX

James Basingame 24 born Texas lived on Mill St next to parents employed at box factory
Myra Blasingame 24 born TX

United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (
Jim M Blasingame 59 Arkansas was 32 when he married
Bessie Blasingame 43 Arkansas was 17 when she married RACE WHITE
Dave Blasingame 24 Arkansas married at 24
Zana Blasingame 17 Texas dtr
James Blasingame 14 Texas son
Doris Blasingame 11 Texas dtr married Wesley Mayo
Pat Blasingame 7 Texas son
Mother-In-Law Sara A Smith 79 Missouri

18 Feb 1920 Anderson County Texas
SELF James Blasingame 49y Arkansas
WIFE Bessie Blasingame 34y Texas WHITE
DAU Lola B Blasingame 16y Texas
SON David Blasingame 14y Texas
DAU Zona Blasingame 7y Texas
SON James Lee Blasingame 4y Texas
DAU Dorris Blasingame 1y3m Texas

"United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (
22 April JP 6 Wood County, Texas
SELF Jim Blossengame born Arkansas married 8 yrs
WIFE Bessie Blossengame 25y Texas bore 2 children parents born TX WHITE FEMALE
DAU Lora Blossengame 6y Texas
SON Dave Blossengame 5y Texas

1900 JP 6, Hopkins, Texas
Head Sterling S Payne 68 Tennessee March 1832 married 21 yrs
Wife Sarah A Payne 50 Missouri March 1850 one child
Grandson Charlie Payne 21 Texas Oct 1879
Boarder Bessie Williams 14 Texas JANUARY 1886 white father born TX mother born Louisiana
Boarder John Ard 18 Texas June 1882 father born TX mother born MO

John Ard was also listed in grand parents household in Hopkins County in 1900; James C Richardson born TN 1820 remarried abt 1880 to Ella J b. AL 1848 and James' dtr Alice Richardson ARD born MO 1847 widowed daughter.

"Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973," index, FamilySearch (
S S Payne married S A Bunyard 12 Mar 1879 Hopkins Co Texas

1880 Hopkins Co TX
S S Payne 48 TN
S A Payne 29 MO
J A Payne 21 TX dtr Julia
S P Payne 17 TX son Sterling/Starling
M C Payne 12 TX dtr Mary
M E Bunyard 11 TX step dtr b. appx 1869 father born -- ? married W T Bird 28 Nov 1886 Hopkins County
I M Payne 7 TX son
C M Payne 0 TX listed as grand dtr

Sterling Stephen Payne's 1st wife was Lucinda Odom born TN married in Hopkins Co 04 Sept 1854 and they lived in Hopkins Co in 1870.

Sarah Richardson married W C Bunyard 25 Nov 1866 Grayson Co TX

Name: S A Smith
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 09 Jul 1934
Event Place: Camp, Texas, United States
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Widowed
Birth Date:
Birthplace: MO
Father's Name: Clab Richardson
Mother's Name:
Informant: Mrs. Blasingame, Pittsburg
Burial: Pickton, Texas
Certificate Number: 31100
GS Film number: 2116193
Digital Folder Number: 005145488
Image Number: 00779
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