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Josephine FERRELL Hall's Family Search

Updated December 13, 2012

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I have always wanted to know who my ancestors were so in the last year (Nov. 1998) I decided to start the journey to find out from where and who I descend. The journey has not been easy for their are many a brick wall to knock down, some are built better than others. I have had a lots of help along the way and to all those people I would like to say THANK YOU!

Some of the Surnames I am searching for are as follows:
Ferrell from KY>Cass County Texas
Bolton from NC>AL>TX>Cass County Texas
Watkins from GA>TX>Cass County Texas
Gamble/Gambill from ??>Titus and Cass County Texas
Griffis from AL>TX>Cass County Texas
Chamblee/Chamlee from Wake Co. NC
Demonbreun (and other spelling) Canada, Illinois, TN>KY
Trumble from ??>Cass, Titus and Morris Counties, Texas
The Trumble's before 1850 in Texas has been a brick wall.
Myers from KY>IN>Cass County Texas
Fletcher from GA>Cass County Texas
Stroud from ??>AR>TX - need help on this family.
Penny from GA>Cass County Texas
Lee from ??>Cass County Texas
Moon from AL?>Cass County Texas - one of my brick walls.
Dawdy from NJ>SC>TN>KY>TN
Some Dawdy's in IL, MO and TX also.
Looking for Chamblee, Strickland connections that came to TX.

Other members of these families all listed above went to many different areas of the United States so if you think you might connect to one of mine please contact me.

I have added some info on My son-in-laws (Johnny Duncan) side of the family.
Duncan - Putman - Teague - Adkins - Jarrett - Penny and many more.

My husband is Freddie Hall. Since I had I had made up his Grandfather - Sidney Hall's Family Group Sheet I have added it also. It includes several different surnames in his family. I will probably be adding other Hall family sheets in the future. I have been working on the Hall family since about 1970 and have gotten no futher back than when I started, was lucky to get information back to Fenton Hall at the start and as of this date no one has been able to find proof of his parents. If you can help please contact me.

Keep checking back for updates and additions to my files and information. You can find links to others searching these surnames below in the related links.

If you have any corrections or additions to any of my files please contact me by email. Thank You, Josephine Hall.

I love finding new relations even though we are so distantly related we are still kin and can be of lots of help to each other so if you find a connection let me know and we will try to help each other the more the merrier.

NOTICE!! (my old email address of is no longer any good. If you want to contact me either use please use the new email address of Thank you.)

Family Photos
  • Marriage Index Book For Vol. 3 (127 KB)
    Here we have a copy of the top part of the listings for marriage records for B's that we found in the Cass County Texas Courthouse. We could not find a record for the marriages of any of these males in the Record books. I am going to have to go back and check do not remember the year these records cover will let you know later. ATTENTION: Notice the first person listed on this page is B. R. Bolton. page 15. I am using this as proof that he married in Cass County. But do not know to whom. Do wish we could find the record and to whom. As of this date we have found no records matching the page numbers listed on this page for these people.
  • Cave of Timothy Demonbreun on the Cumberland River (16 KB)
    Thanks to Ruth DeMumbrun for this wonderful picture of the cave that is told about in the history of Timothy Demonbreun's Life. Legend says that Timothy lived in and used the Cave during the time of the founding of Nashville around 1779 and before. At times he stored fur's in it to keep them safe from others, and it is also said that one of his children may have been born in this very Cave. Do not know how much of this is legend and how much is the truth.
  • Marriage Index Book For Vol. 3-botton of page (57 KB)
    Here we have a copy of the botton part of the listings for marriage records for B's that we found in the Cass County Texas Courthouse.
  • Vernon and Estelle Ferrell (64 KB)
    This is a picture of my parents. William Vernon Ferrell and Agnes Estelle Trumble Ferrell, taken in 1976 in Cass County Texas
  • Mary Moon buy's land (187 KB)
    This deed shows Mary Moon purchasing land in 1853 in Cass County TX
  • Freddie and Josephine Hall (48 KB)
    This is A. Josephine Ferrell Hall and husband, Freddie "Bo" Earl Hall taken in Nov. 1997 in Cass County Texas.
  • H M Henry Co., GA - James Fletcher, Sheriff (30 KB)
    I have been told this marker was at one time located at the Henry County Courthouse in GA. My 4th Great Grandfather, James Fletcher was listed as the sheriff of Henry Co. GA. I have also been told the marker was removed while they were remodeling the Courthouse and may have never been replaced. If this is the case I do hope the County will replace the marker for future generations to see. I believe James became sheriff about 1823 and died while still in office on Jan. 9, 1827 (according to his obit). If someone has a picture of James Fletcher please notify me. The Surveyor of the County was listed as Wylie Ferrell, would love to find out something about this family also. My Fletcher line is: James Fletcher (ab 1785-1827), Richard Morgan Fletcher (1814-1893), James Samuel Fletcher (1844-1917), Frances "Fannie" Eugenia Fletcher Myers (1870-1933), Maggie Lee Myers Trumble (1893-1943), and on down.
  • Gloria and Jeff Roe (41 KB)
    This is my Sister Gloria Ferrell Roe and her husband Jeffery "Jeff" B. Roe. Photo taken in March 1992.
  • Paul Oakley in Linden 1932 (280 KB)
    The Chillicothe Constitution Tribune Wednesday Dec 28, 1932 Description: This Missouri newspaper picked up an unusual story from Linden, TX.
  • Almira, Cass County, Texas - Class of 1912 (85 KB)
    Photo was published in "The Cass County Sun" August 3. 1978. Penny, Fletcher & Wray family members found in photo. 1st row: Rufus, Claude, Clyde Penny - sons of John Warren & Willie Penny. Olen and Otis Penny - sons of Jim & Lelah Penny. Erby Fletcher - son of James Samuel & Roxie Fletcher. 2nd row: Arrie Boney - future sister -in-law of Lonus Penny, Dump Penny (Annie Vista) - daughter of Jim & Lelah Penny. 3rd row: Lonus Penny - son of Jim & Lela Penny, Sloan Penny - son of John Warren & Lillie Leola Penny, Lorena Wray - daughter of CP and Ida Wray, Pearl Castner - future wife of Erby Fletcher. 4th row: Lela Wray - daugher of CP & Ida Wray, Ophelia Penny - daughter of Jim & Lelah Penny, Ruth Ford - future wife of Sloan Penny. Plus many more. Three of my school teachers are even in the picture Gerald Ford, Earl Blankship and Sallie Viard. (of course they were just children them selves at the time.) Thanks to LuAnne Reed for the picture.
  • Chillicothe Constitution Tribune 1932 (93 KB)
    View of the complete page of this paper. The Chillicothe Constitution Tribune Wednesday Dec 28, 1932 Description: This Missouri newspaper picked up an unusual story from Linden, TX. It's below the fella in his overalls on the bottom left.
  • Map of Cass County Marietta area (63 KB)
    This is a scanned copy of the Marietta area of Cass County. That is in the North West area of Cass County.
  • Marriage Record for Harmon and Annes Trumble (89 KB)
    This is a copy of the marriage record on file in the Cass County Courthouse in Linden, Texas for Harmon Trumble and Annes (Annis) Moon.
Related Files
  • Freddie and Josephine Family Group Sheet. (1 KB)
    This is our family group sheet. If you are related and would like to added it to your files contact me and I will send you a better version.
  • Family Group Sheets for Charles and Gabriel Ferrel (11 KB)
    The Ferrell families can be found in these Kentucky Counties; Allen, Warren, Barren and Edmonson. These Family Group Sheets are for Charles Ferrell and his son Gabriel Ferrell (My great great Grandfather). Any corrections and additions welcomed. Do not have documation for all of this, it is a working copy, for referance only to aid others with their research. Will update soon.
  • Harmon Trumble Family Sheet (2 KB)
    This is the Family of Harmon and Annis Trumble my Great Great Grandparents. Any corrections or additions welcome. This is a working copy for referance only to aid with your research.
  • John A. M. Griffis Family Group Sheet -UPDATED (4 KB)
    Not sure all this info is correct. Any additions or correction will be appreciated. The info came from various sources and relatives. Trying to document them.
  • Family Group Sheet for Jonas Moon Trumble (5 KB)
    My great grand parents, Jonas Moon and Margaret Josephine STROUD Trumble. Any additions or correction welcomed. This is a working copy and subject to change when new information is found.
  • Isaac Shelby Riddle Family Group Sheet (4 KB)
    This is a third generation of Riddles in Texas. His Great Grand Father was William The Tory. Isaac was married to Mattie Castles and raise a large family in Titus County Texas.
  • The Family of Isham Stroud Trumble (5 KB)
    My Grandparents Isham Stroud and Maggie Lee MYERS Trumble. Any additions or corrections welcomed. Will be updated when new info is found.
  • Howell Dawdy Family Group Sheet (4 KB)
    The Dawdy/Dowdy family members can be found in some of the following states; TN, IL, MO, SC, TX, NJ and KY. I am trying to document the information on this family and fill in the missing information. If you can be of help email me. If your find one of your relations will be glad to added your information. Thank you. Updated on Aug. 25, 2000.
  • Josephine's Family Lineage Charts (3 KB)
    Have attempted to type up some of my different surname line of ancestors. Will update later as I add more info. If you see any correction or additions please contact me. Do not take this as gospel can change with research.
  • Alanson Dawdy, Jr. Biography (2 KB)
    This article contains information on one of the sons and grandsons of Howell and Phoebe Dawdy. Alanson Dawdy raised his family in Dallas Co., Texas. If you connect to one of these family members please contact me. Would love to connect with some of the presend day descendents.
  • Descendents of Ulrich, Henry & Aaron Myers (40KB) (39 KB)
    If you find any corrections or additions please let me know. I have more information that has not been added to these file. If you find a connection to anyone in this file please email me. Updated Nov. 13, 2001
  • Putman Family Group Sheets- My son-in-law's family (10 KB)
    This file is on the Duncan/Putman line. Hope it helps some one. Any corrects or additions are welcomed.
  • Sidney Monroe Hall Family Group Sheets (11 KB)
    This file is on my husbands side of the Family. Sidney was his grandfather. I have included the info on both of his marriages. Any corrections or additions welcomed.
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