Mabel B. Anderson age 94 b 14 Feb 1894 d. 16 Oct 1988 obit found in the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph She died Colorado Springs, CO Mentioned in the Obit:Edwin R. Anderson, DAvid O. Anderson, Duane S. Anderson, Harold Anderson and others
US GEN WEB:DELTA COUNTY:COUNTY SEAT: COOPER
Listing: Texas State Gazeteer and Business Director for 1884-1885 Repostitory: Center for American History at the Univ. of TX - Austin
Post Office Boxes:
T.C.Andersonlisted - all 4 were livingat MT. JOY see p. 833 - 1st column
1895 US ATLAS:
Mount Joy - pop: 29, DELTA CO, had Post Office, no RR Cooper - pop 629 - DELTA CO, (County Seat) had Post Office, no RR
Other:US GEN WEB: IN 1890 MT. JOY HAD POPULATION OF 200 existed: Methodist Church and Baptist Church which means they may have had a cemetery and your ancestors attended Church there and were perhaps buried there
MT. JOY CEMETERY:
Northern part of the County, takeHighway 19 and24 - go East on TX Highway 198 about 2.4. miles - go north on FM 1742 about 2.7 miles - turn road after that - probably find it by using MAP QUEST or www.google.com
Tombstone Listed at MT JOY CEMETERY:
Francis Anderson, wife of T.C. Anderson b. 25 Nov. 1817, died 24 Aug. 1899
OTHER:MT. JOY HAD A POST OFFICE FROM 1876 TO 1907 WHEN IT WAS DISCONTINUED.
US GEN WEB: for information on Mt. Joy Cemetery, e-mail Delta County Library (or call or write)
US GEN WEB:DELTA COUNTY, TX PROBATE RECORDS:
A.F.Anderson deceased - date probate filed: 14 Oct 1887
Albert F.C. Anderson (could be Alfred?) deceased - filed 12 Dec. 1887
Mary Jane Anderson (could be Minerva Jane?) deceased NCM -(means no papers)date filed: 25 Nov1892
other:US GEN WEB:Delta County was Established in 1870 from Hopkins and Lamar Counties...which means some early records could be in those counties.
I hope some of this information may be new to you and that you will find your ancestors and especially Minerva Bright's parents and siblings.