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Updated January 25, 2004


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This is the ancestry of my parents who are currently living. I have been very fortunate to have most of the information on my Mothers family, Hargrave/Cannon/Allen. I still need some on the Allen and Mansell's. My dads ancestry includes York/McCoy/Briggs. I am currently researching my York roots. This is not an easy task since I don't have much information to work with. I know that my great great grandfather York served as a confederate soldier. His name was J F York born in Germany & married to Mary Wilson born in Ark.(this info from Alford's death certificate). The census of Alford all say he was born in Ill& raised his family in Navarro Co. His mother was from Tenn.according to the census info but not on the d. cert.

There is a strong possiblity that the birth places are reversed and that Mary was born in Germany and JF was born in Ark. Alford's sister gave the information at the time of the death and may have mixed it up. She is no longer living and I cannot verify the information. I would like to find out where they are buried.

The story is that he lived in Pursley, Texas, Navarro County. His sister, Amanda was married to a cattleman who the town Pursley was named after. I have not been able to verify this information as yet. My great-grandfather was Alford Newton York. Now since my dad did not spend much time wtih his grandfather, Alford, and this was information given by his dad L D , and L D is deceased, I cannot obtain any other information. My dad L H recalls quite a bit even dates but I am having difficulty verifying some of the information. Alford was born in 1872 in Ill. He had siblings: Albert, Ashley, Billy, and Mollie. The last 2 are probably nicknames.

This is an ongoing work and is subject to change at any time. I will be constantly updating.

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