Query 2006-47

I am need of some local Parker County help with my searches of my YOUNGBLOOD family. The family has said that my great-great grandfather, James Leander YOUNGBLOOD, died in 1876 and was buried in or around Weatherford. I have made two trips to Parker County without finding anything on James’ death or burial site. His son was Pinckney A. YOUNGBLOOD who died in 1955 and is buried in the Oakwood Cemetery (Jack Co.?) with his mother’s HENSLEY family. The mother of Pinckney was Elizabeth Jane HENSLEY COOK YOUNGBLOOD. I would appreciate hearing from anyone with any YOUNGBLOOD family information from Parker and the surrounding counties. Thank you for any hints and clues.

Judy Sierra, E-mail: jsierra@efn.org

Federal archives information

Meg Hacker of the National Archives, Fort Worth Branch, will be the speaker at the meeting of the East Parker County Genealogical and Historical Society, Saturday, Sept. 16. The meeting will begin at 11 a.m. at Jubilee Trailhouse with a Dutch Treat Lunch. Hacker will be giving information on what is located at this regional archives and how to use it. Federal records for Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and New Mexico are housed in the facility as well as Indian Territory records. All are welcomed to the meeting, RSVP to by Sept. 14 to Vickie, (817) 233-4322 to be sure of room size. This meeting will be followed up with a field trip and personal tour on Saturday, Oct. 7, by Hacker at the Archives. These events should be of help to all genealogists.

From the past

This article was printed in The Weekly Herald, Thursday, April, 12 1923:

“Old Indian Fighter Celebrates Birthday With Daughter Here.

“F.M. Peveler celebrated his eightieth birthday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W.T. Griscom, 614 Palo Pinto street, on the 8th day of April. His entire family of children and grandchildren were present, to wit, Charlie Peveler, Ted Peveler, and Mike Peveler of Granbury, Mrs. J.C. Rice of Breckenridge, Mrs. C.M. Alford and Mrs. Griscom of Weatherford. A bountiful dinner was spread and a large cake was in the center of the table, inscribed on it was “F.M. Peveler, 1843-1923”.

“‘Uncle France’ as he is familiarly called, was born near Bonham in 1843 during the days of the Republic of Texas, therefore living under three flags. The family went west in 1858 and located a ranch near today’s Newcastle. Uncle France joined Captain J.H. Cochran’s company of Texas Rangers in 1860. The Rangers scouted in the West and Northwest on the Wichita, Pease and Canadian rivers.

“Mr. Peveler has seen the country develop from a wilderness with Indian depredations, roaming buffalo and deer, to a prosperous country of agriculture, industries, colleges and churches. People can now go without carrying arms to protect themselves from the Comanches and other tribes.”

Evlyn Broumley’s column, “Kissin’ Kin,” appears Sundays in the Life section. Send inquires to Evlyn Broumley, 3802 Lake Shore Drive, Weatherford, TX 76087 or email www.evlynbroum@prodigy.net.

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