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migration routes

Jayne Boykin (View posts)
Posted: 1093825621000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1093958861000
Surnames: Parks, Brown
My Parks family migrated from Tennessee to east Texas — Lamar and Red River counties — by wagon train in about 1830. I don't know what part of Tennessee they lived in.

My Brown line also came to Texas from the Lebanon, TN, area and settled in Lamar County in the late 1880s.

My question: Was there a regular trail or route these migrations tended to follow? I would think they came across Arkansas at some point, but I don't know how to find out a likely route.


Re: migration routes

stephanie (View posts)
Posted: 1103671081000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1113221362000
Surnames: Brown, Boykin
Dear Jayne,
My grgrandmother was Caroline Brown. I know that a relative of hers was John Martin Brown (wife Rebecca King). I have found names of Theodocia Brown, and Sanford Brown. But, I do not know how they were related.
Caroline Brown was born around 1860. She married John Alexander Boykin in Montgomery Co, Tx in 1878.
Have you run across any of these names?
Thanks for any help.

Re: migration routes

Jayne (View posts)
Posted: 1103849606000
Sorry, I have not run across any of those names in my research.

I don't have any connection to the Boykins except I married one 40 years ago and divorced him 20 years later. I know there were a lot of them in southeast Oklahoma, but I don't know if they're still around there.

Sorry I can't be of more help.


Re: migration routes

Posted: 1156092312000
Classification: Query
I have information and would love to hear about your family.

Gary Pinkerton
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