HI My name is Debra LaMel and I have been looking for a long time for the maiden name of my ggggrandmother who was named Eliza E age 33 in 1850.
I have recently come accross some land records in Sabine Co Tx in 1874 where a J M Burroughs gave his sister Eliza Jane Burroughs Evans Mitchum (that is how she is listed on these records) some land in 1874. At the time of this transaction James M Was living in Galveston Tx according to the land records.
I have found the following about James M Burroughs of Sabine and Galveston Co Tx who was born in AL
1860 Shelby Co Tx Princt 8 Buena Vista Buroughs G N M age 61 b GA Elizabeth age 58 F b GA N C age 16 F b TX S E age 14 F b Tx
Next Family W J Buroughs age 25 b GA M A age 23 wife b TN F V age 2 b Tx
1870 Shelby Co Tx Princt 5 Buena Vista G A Burroughs 711798 GeorgiaWhitePrecinct 5 Shelby Tx Elisabeth Burroughs 671802 GeorgiaWhitePrecinct 5, Shelby, TX
CENSUS YR:1850STATE or TERRITORY:TXCOUNTY:SabineREEL NO:M432-914PAGE NO:321b REFERENCE:Enumerated 2 Nov 1850 by Wm B Frazier ========================================================================================================================= LNHNFNLAST NAMEFIRST NAMEAGE SEXRACEOCCUP.VAL.BIRTHPLACEMRD.SCH.R/WDDB 1165165 BurroughsJames M25MLawyer & Farmer 6,000Alabama 2165165 ThamesR J25MOverseerMississippi 3165165 BurroughsJohn I19MSchool TeacherAlabama
Burroughs R R age 37 b Al Mary age 26 B SC Rebecca age 6 Al Ramond age 5 Al Elizabeth age 4 Al Barbery age 1
Original Land Owner in Sabine Co tx SurveyBlkGranteeLeag SectionAbs
Ibelieve this family to be Robert Raymond Burroughs who married Mary Ann Friday in Tuscaloosa Co Al
BURROUGHS, ROBERT R FRIDAY, MARY ANN Aug 26 1851
1860 Sabine Co Tx City Patroon James M Burroughs 35 AL
1870 Sabine Co Tx City of Hemphill R R Burroughs 411828 AlabamaWhiteHemphill, Sabine, TX Male Mary Ann Burroughs 381831 South CarolinaWhiteHemphill, Sabine, TX Female Rebecca Burroughs 171852 AlabamaWhiteHemphill, Sabine, TX George R Burroughs 161853 AlabamaWhiteHemphill, Sabine, TX Male Elizabeth Burroughs 121857 AlabamaWhiteHemphill, Sabine, TX Female Barbary Burroughs 111858 TexasWhiteHemphill, Sabine, TX Female Martha Burroughs 91860 TexasWhiteHemphill, Sabine, TX Female Eliza Burroughs 81861 TexasWhiteHemphill, Sabine, TX Female Hester Burroughs 21867 TexasWhiteHemphill, Sabine, TX Female Marriage in Tuscaloosa Co Al
1860 Galveston Ward 1 Galveston Co Tx Buroughs William b CT 1809 age 50 Eliza b NY 1811 age 48 William b NY 1830 age 29
1870 Galveston Co Tx 2nd Ward City of Galveston Family 55-52 Burrows J M age 45 Lawyer b AL
James M Burroughs is still in Galveston Tx in 1880 and also is on the Galveston City Directories listed here Galveston City Directories 1888-1891
James M. Burroughs Location 1:office over 211 20th between Postoffice, Church Location 2:rooms same; boards Tremont Hotel Business Name:Galv. Wharf Company Occupation:attorney; president Year:1888, 1889 City:Galveston State:TX
Name:James M. Burroughs; James M. Brown; Joseph Aiken Location 1:Office Central Wharf, n end 21street Business Name:Galveston Wharf Company Occupation:president; vice-president; secretary and treasurer Year:1888, 1889 City:Galveston State:TX
Name:James M. Burroughs Location 1:office over 211 20th between Postoffice, Church, rooms same Location 2:boards Tremont Hotel Occupation:attorney Year:1890, 1891 City:Galveston State:TX
You see Patroon TX where James M Burroughs lived in 1860 is only 9 miles from the Shelby Co Tx boarder town of East Hamilton where my James Mitchum got land in 1838 and was there until at least 1870 even though Eliza disappeared after the 1850 census.
This is my James Mitchum in 1850 Shelby Co Tx 1850 Shelby Co, Tx post office Hamilton 38 213 213 Michum Ja.s* 56 M Farm 130 N.C. X REMARKS: *James 39 213 213 Michum Eliza E. 33 F Geo. X 40 213 213 Michum Susan 10 F Tex 41 213 213 Michum Jere'm 7 M Tex 42 213 213 Michum Dan'l 4 M Tex 1 213 213 Michum Ja.s* M. 3 M Texas REMARKS: James 2 213 213 Michum Elviry A. 2 F Texas
I truly believe that Eliza Burroughs was my ggggrandmother based on these facts and would really love to correspond with any one connected to these Burroughs to learn more about them. I know that My James Mitchum from his land records in Sabine, Shelby and Harrison Co Tx he was single when he came to Tx being born in NC (Probably Anson Co Nc)
You see my delima is that Shelby and Sabine co Tx both had fires prior to 1880 so there are no marriage records available for those counties.
If anyone can shed any light on this matter or knows the where abouts of the graves of any of these Burroughs or where they died I would greatly appreciate the info.
Now this is what I found in the Abstract of DeedsSabine co Archives, Hemphill , Texas by Blanche Toole on the following pages: page 38 Page 372 Deed - L.T.Holman, exe of William Holman, deced. for $200. to P.G. Weeks undivided 1/2 320 acres on Richard Slaughter Headright. (Prudence G. Weeks a resident of Denton) This tract is where Thompson Strother lived and died and was jointly owned by Wm. Holman Sr. and Walter Strother, decd.Jane Mitchum lived near here.7 Aug 1878
page 53-54 Page 92 Deed - J. M. Weeks to Eliza Wall.Prudence G. Weeks, wife of Jesse M. Weeks, and Wm. C. Edwards, James P. Edwards & Martha G. Edwards, citizens of Denton, texas - all joint owners of 320 acres on R. Slaughter Headright. - For love and affection for Eliza Wall (Strother) a daughter of Thompson Strother, and $300.Land where T. Strother lived and died - beginning at corner of J.M. Burrough's land at line running east & west of R. Slaughter Headright in a Prairie at Patroon Bayou and J. M. Burrough's north boungary to lands of Jane Burroughs Evans Mitchum, etc. - land formerly owned partly by Wm. Holman, Sr. of San Augustine and Walter Stroter.19 Nov 1878 page 59 Page 189 Deed - J. M. Burroughs of Galveston to Eliza J. Mitchum (his sister) land on the R. Slaughter Headright and the Love Survey.25 April 1874
This is all that i have learned over the last 2 weeks since finding the deed records.