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The John W. Cavitt Family of Texas

Updated November 27, 2004

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John Wesley Cavitt born 1845 son of Moses and Susan Cavitt lived in Henderson County,Texas with parents 1850, with mother 1860; served in 29th Texas Calvary Confederate Army; 1870 lived in Van Zan County, Texas with first wife Matilda; 1880 lived in Bowie County, Texas with second wife Mary Elizabeth Cain Cates; abt 1888 John and Mary moved to Upsher County, Grice Community, Texas where he lived the rest of his life. He and Mary are buried in the Grice Cemetery.

John and Matilda had five children: Mary (Mollie) abt 1866 TX married Charles (Charlie) Culberson; Georgia abt 1868 TX married Tom Nelson; Willie abt 1870 TX married Edd Allen; Robert W. 1875 TX, died 1891 Upsher County, TX; Susan abt 1876/1877 TX married Bill Swet ? about spelling of last name.

John and Mary had three sons: Pink abt 1878 (1876 on delayed certificate) married 1909 Callie Gear, died 1958 burial Upsher County, TX; Charles 1880 (1878 on delayed certificate)Bowie County, TX married 1904 Emma Elizabeth Andrews, died 1954 Haskell County, TX; Frank 1883 (1880 on delayed certificate)Bowie County, TX never married died 1968 Terrell, TX.

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