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Posted: 902750400000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1017414310000
I am trying to obtain information about the COCKERELL and
MC FARLAND families in the Baylor County,Texas area, specifically the Seymour area.

I'm looking for information on Jess Cockerell who married a young lady named Minnie(don't know maiden name). They had three children Jack (b.1906),O.B. and one daughter. Jack married Estilene (Tiny) Mc Farland (these are my grandparents). Estilene had two sisters Margaret and Frances. Margaret married Blondie Young. Any information is appreciated.

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Betty Welch (View posts)
Posted: 909057600000
Classification: Query
A request was posted for information on a Jess Cockerell in the Baylor County, Texas and Seymour area. In my Cockerell history, I have a Jesse Cockerell, b. 1882, married to Minnie Tucker. I do not have a list of their children, but can trace the Cockerell ancestry. Jesse was the son of Jesse Thomas Cockerell and Mary Liza Dare. Other children of Jesse Thomas and Mary Liza were Ira, Dora, Roma, William G. and Roy K.

The parents of Jesse Thomas were Archibald C. Cockerell, Jr. (Arch) and Mary Minerva (Ada) Hitson.

Arch's parents were Archibald C. Cockrell, Sr. (Baldy) and Selah Sarah Pridgen. Note spelling of Cockrell changed. Mary Minerva (Ada) Hitson's parents were Alexander Hitson, Jr. and Mary Jane Motley.

Baldy's parents were John C. Cockrell and Nancy Ann Winstead. Selah Sarah's parents were Drewery Pridgen and Sarah Creekmore. Alexander Hitson's parents were Alexander Hitson, Sr. and Rhoda Dodson. Do not have any additional information on Mary Jane Motley.

John C. Cockrell's parents were Thomas Cockrell and Elizabeth (Unknown).
Nancy Ann Winstead's parents were Joseph Winstead, Sr. and Anne (Unknown).
Drewery Pridgen's parents were William Pridgen and (Unknown). William had 4 wives and died at about 121 years of age.
Sarah Creekmore's parents were (Unknown).
Alexander Hitson, Sr.'s parents were (Unknown).
Rhoda Dodson's parents were Thomas Dodson and Mary Neville.

Thomas Cockrell's parents were Thomas Edward Cockerill and Mary (Unknown). Note spelling changed.
Thomas Dodson's parents were Thomas Dodson, Jr. and Elizabeth Rose.

Thomas Dodson, Jr's parents were Thomas Dodson, Sr. and Mary Durham.

Thomas Dodson, Sr's parents were Charles Dodson and Anne (Unknown).

Please let me know if you would like additional information, such as birth and death dates, siblings, etc.

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Darci Moss (View posts)
Posted: 1017271717000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cockerell, Tucker
Betty Welch, I saw your msg in ref to Jess Cockerell. Jesse & Minnie were my great grandparents. My grandfather was O.B. Cockerell there son. I have some of the info, but do not have any dates. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks,
Darci (Cockerell) Moss

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Posted: 1017381221000
Classification: Query
I will be responding to you directly.
Betty Welch

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Posted: 1168736652000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cockerell/Tucker
I am responding to your query.
I am a great-grandaughter of Jessie And Minnie Cockerell. My grandfather was Jessie Virgil Cockerell and my grandmother was Minnie Mae Tucker from Seymour Texas. My grandmother was Thelma Jessie Cockerell,she was the first child born to Jessie and Minnie. She later married Louis William Norton also from Seymour. My mother is Helen I. Norton born to Louis and Thelma. She later married Jimmie D. Harris. Please contact me for furthur information

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Posted: 1168809877000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cockerell/McFarland
Which one of Helen's daughters are you? I used to come see Grandma and Grandpa Cockerell and your parents lived next door to them. I remember your mom well and loved her. She was always so nice to me. I think the last time I saw her was at my Grandpa's funeral.

I am Jack's granddaughter, Louana Gayle.You may not remember me but I remember playing with some of Helen's girls when I came to visit them and helping them with the garden they had. I loved it when I came to Seymour. You probably remember my Grandpa Jack. I don't know if you remember my Uncle Jimmy, Jack's son, but he passed away about five years ago so I'm about the only one left on Jack's side of the family. I have a brother but haven't been in touch with him in a while. Not really sure where he is now. My mom passed away in 1997 and my dad in 2004.

I would love hearing from you and filling in the missing pieces of our family tree. I always love hearing from fa,ily and am really excited about this. My phone number is 318-925-9690 if you want to give me a call sometimes.

Do you live in Illinois or back in Texas. We live in Shreveport, LA. Please contact me.

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Posted: 1236747707000
Classification: Query
Please contact me regarding your info for Minnie and Jess Cockerell. I am Jack's granddaughter and have questions for your mother regarding the family information..


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Posted: 1236815618000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1236870348000
Surnames: Cockerell, Norton
I am the granddaughter of Thelma Cockerell and Louis Norton. My grandmother was the daughter of Jessie and Minnie Cockerell.

My parents were Helen Norton and Jimmie D. Harris.

I would love to share information regarding the Norton and Cockerell family.

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Posted: 1236984647000
Classification: Query
Great! Please contact me at and we can share information we have. I look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks for replying,

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Posted: 1236994449000
Classification: Query
Please contact me at and we can share our information.
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