Blackstone Hardeman's ties in Nacogdoches to the Engledow family
In reply to:
Oil Business Hardeman
Kristin Wells 2/04/05
This is just a tidbit regarding the family ties between the Nacogdoches family of Lyne Toliver Barret, the man who had brought in the first oil well in Texas, and the Hardeman family.
L.T. Barret married, 1857, to Martha Angelina Thomas, the daughter of Benjamin Rogers Thomas and Martha Engledow.They had likely met through the following connection. Blackstone Hardeman, Jr. opened a general store in Nacogdoches, Texas, in 1847, with L.T. Barret as a junior partner.(Much information can be found at the East Texas Research Center on the Hardeman family and also, L.T. Barret).
In 1848, another Engledow sister, Julia Ann Engledow, youngest daughter of John Engledow and Elizabeth Simpson, who had arrived in Nacogdoches in 1835, married John Bellenfont Hardeman, son of Blackstone and Anna Bunch Hardeman. It appears that John, Julia, and their 3 small sons, Bob, Tom, and William, were living near Blackstone, in Guadalupe County, after they married.Julia soon died in 1854.Probate records for Julia Hardeman, along with the boys as minors, are found in Guadalupe County, 1854-1855.Blackstone's Probate records are also located in Guadalupe County, Texas, for the year 1867.John remarried Sarah Ann Randall, 1859, Smith County, Texas.I found the couple in 1860, with the 3 boys, back in Nacogdoches County, along with Julia's nephew, Henry Engledow living with them.I've never been able to find anything else on the 3 boys.I haven't ever found them in 1870.John died in 1874, Nacogdoches.
Thanks for the oil article reference.It helps to further connect these two families.You can see how the families would have run into each other in old Nacogdoches with the various family and business connections.