Thomas Paul Pillow is my grandfather.He was born in Burleson County Texas January 1857.He was married to Theodocia Hoover in Washington County Texas during August 1879.The County records indicate the 9th but the family bible has the 13th as date of marriage.
First, here is a part of the family tree:
Jasper P PillowBorn in England 1710, Immigrated to America, Settled in Virginia, married Mary ??? about 1735.
William PillowSecond child of Jasper P Pillow and Mary ???, born 1737 in Virginia, married Milly ??? about 1765 in North Carolina.
John D. PillowFirst child of William Pillow and Milly ???, born 12 April 1772, married Sarah Vaughn.John D. Pillow died on 04 December 1837 in Pulaski, Giles County Tenn.
Richard PillowFourth child of John D. Pillow and Sarah Vaughn, born 13 October 1804 in Virginia, he later moved to Giles County Tenn., married Elizabeth Fitzgerald, following the birth of the first two or three children they moved to Burleson County Texas, probably in 1833 or 1834.Richard Pillow died on 30 November 1878 and is buried in the Pillow cemetery just a few miles north of Lyons, Texas in Burleson County.
Alonzo DeCalb Pillow First child of Richard Pillow and Elizabeth Fitzgerald, born 25 February 1830 in Giles County Tenn., married Huldah C. Graham on 04 March 1856.One child born to Alonzo and Huldah in January 1857 in Burleson County Texas. That child was Thomas Paul Pillow. Thomas Pillow said that his mother died when he was about one year old. Thomas Paul Pillow lived in both Washington County Texas and Burleson County Texas then moved with his family to Trinity County Texas some time between 1900 and 1910.
Children of Thomas Paul Pillow and Theodocia Hoover:
Hattie L. Pillow06 May 1882 James H. Pillow25 Jun 1884 Lillie Pillow07 Jul 1887 Robert E. Lee Pillow01 Aug 1890 Mallie V. Pillow23 Aug 1893 John Thomas Pillow10 Mar 1896 George Lewis Pillow20 Aug 1898 No Name Baby Pillow15 Mar 1903 Willie Paul Pillow04 Feb 1906