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Descendants of Henry Taunton I


1025. HENRY LEE7 TANTON (CHARLES MARION "BABE"6, GIBSON5 TAUNTON, JOHN H. "JACK"4, NATHAN3, HENRY2, HENRY1) was born 7 Sep 1919 in Texas5192, and died 21 Aug 1992 in Liberty Co., TX5193,5194. He married GLADYS MILDRED ROCKMAN. She was born 23 Sep 19235194, and died 18 Nov 1999 in Liberty Co., TX5195,5196.
     
Children of H
ENRY TANTON and GLADYS ROCKMAN are:
  i.   VELEA EMMELEE8 TANTON, b. 10 Dec 1942, Jasper Co., TX5197; m. VELIA LEE WHITMIRE.
  ii.   ELBERT LEE TANTON, b. 4 Apr 1943, Hardin Co., TX5198; m. (1) BETTY LOU RENFROW, 23 Jan 1967, Liberty Co., TX5199; m. (2) FREDIA CLARK, 28 Dec 1984, Liberty Co., TX5199.
  iii.   WILLIAM FRANKLIN "COOTER" TANTON, b. 3 Mar 1945, Jasper Co., TX5200; d. Bef. 2008; m. DOROTHY AMELIA COKER.
  iv.   CHARLES JESSUP "JESSE" TANTON, b. 29 Sep 1947, Evadale, Jasper Co., TX5200,5201; d. 17 Feb 2008, Houston, Houston Co., TX5201; m. JOYCE EVELYN FREGIA, 22 Apr 1966, Liberty Co., TX5202; b. 24 Jul 1949, Liberty Co., TX.
  Notes for CHARLES JESSUP "JESSE" TANTON:
From an unknown, undated Texas newspaper:
      CHARLES J. "JESSE" TANTON, Sr., 60, of Liberty, died Sunday, February 17, 2008, at the Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.
      Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 19, 2008, at the Pentecostal Tabernacle on FM2830 with burial following at the Hill Top Cemetery in Liberty. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, at the church. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.
      JESSE was born September 29, 1947 in Evadale, to parents HENRY LEE and GLADYS ROCKMAN TANTON, and has resided in the Liberty area throughout most of his life. He was a retired rig runner and truck driver, a former commercial fisherman, member of the Pentecostal Tabernacle, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, tinkering with mowers, and especially spending time with his family and friends.
      Mr. TANTON was preceded in death by his parents and brother: WILLIAM "COOTER" TANTON. He is survived by his wife of 41 years: JOYCE FREGIA TANTON of Liberty, sons: CHARLES J. "BULL" TANTON Jr. and wife JANA of Baytown, WILLIAM "BUCK" TANTON and wife KAREN of Hardin, and SANDY TANTON of Dayton, five grandchildren: LAUREN, AMBER, JENNIFER, MACY, and KAYLEE, sisters: VELEA WHITMIRE of Batson, LILLY ANN MARCONTELL of Dayton, BETTY JO COTTON and husband TRAVIS of Batson, and BECKY SUE LAIRD and husband ROBERT of Hankamer, brothers: BILL TANTON of Liberty, BOBBY JOE TANTON of Liberty, and HENRY DON TANTON and wife COOKIE of Liberty, sister-in-law: DOROTHY TANTON of Liberty, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

  v.   BOBBY JOE TANTON, b. 28 Jan 1950, Liberty Co., TX5203; m. (1) DEBORAH J. EVANS, 3 Jul 1969, Liberty Co., TX5204; b. Abt. 1952; m. (2) MARY ROSEANN "CURLY" MOORE, 15 Feb 1995, Liberty Co., TX5204; b. 17 Nov 1955, Fred, Hardin Co., TX; d. 15 Mar 2006, Liberty, Liberty Co., TX.
  Notes for MARY ROSEANN "CURLY" MOORE:
From the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home website:
      MARY ROSEANN "CURLY" TANTON, 50, of Liberty died Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at home after an extended illness. She was born November 17, 1955 in Fred, Texas to parents, DANIEL ALFRED and VERNA FREEMAN MOORE. She had lived most of her life in Liberty where she worked as a CNA. She enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing. She also enjoyed knitting, cooking and quilting.
      Service for Mrs. TANTON will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 18, 2006 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton with Brother J.O. Hendricks and Pastor JoAnne Vinning officiating. Interment will follow at Hardin Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton.
      Mrs. TANTON was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her husband: BOBBY J. TANTON of Liberty; daughters: CHARLOTTE "NAY NAY" EBERLEE and husband CAMERON of China, Texas; MARY ROSEANN "SWEET PEA" JACKSON and husband TRAVIS of Fort Campbell, Kentucky; and VERNA "BRIGHT EYES" TANTON and husband O'NEAL of Liberty, Texas; sons: BOBBY J. "PEDDY" TANTON and wife LISA of Liberty, Texas and STEVEN TANTON of Brenham, Texas; eleven grandchildren; three brothers and six sisters, also numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
      Visitation will be Friday, March 17, 2006, 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

  vi.   LILLIE ANN TANTON, b. 20 Jan 1952, Liberty Co., TX5205; m. (1) ALBERT W. MARCONTELL, 23 Jun 1969, Liberty Co., TX5206; b. Abt. 1950; m. (2) RICHARD L. SKARPA, 5 Aug 1995, Liberty Co., TX5206; b. Abt. 1955.
  vii.   BETTY JO TANTON, b. 4 Feb 1954, Liberty Co., TX5207; m. TRAVIS E. COTTON, 13 Oct 1989, Liberty Co., TX5208.
  viii.   HENRY DUNN TANTON, b. 17 Aug 1955, Liberty Co., TX5209; m. COOKIE ?.
  ix.   BECKY SUE TANTON, b. 7 Jun 1958, Liberty Co., TX5209; m. (1) NORMAN BRUCE SPURGEON, 2 Nov 1973, Harris Co., TX5210; m. (2) CHAD D. CHAUVIN, 10 Jun 1995, Liberty Co., TX5211; b. Abt. 1974; m. (3) ROBERT N. LAIRD, 17 Feb 2002, Harris Co., TX5212.
  x.   JUDY LYNN TANTON, b. 4 Nov 1959, Liberty Co., TX5213; d. 13 Mar 1960, Liberty, Liberty Co., TX5214.
  Notes for JUDY LYNN TANTON:
Texas Death Records:
Name: JUDY LYNN TANTON
Date of Death: 13 March 1960
Location of Death: Liberty, Liberty Co., TX
Age at Death: 4m 9d
Birthdate: 4 Nov. 1959
Birthplace: Liberty Co., TX
Father's Name: H.L. TANTON
Mother's Name: GLADYS ROCKMAN
Residence: Precinct #1, Liberty Co., TX
Burial Place: Fairlawn Cemetery, Liberty Co., TX
Burial Date: 13 March 1960



1026. ROBERT LEE7 STEVENS (MARY ELIZABETH6 TANTON, GIBSON5 TAUNTON, JOHN H. "JACK"4, NATHAN3, HENRY2, HENRY1) was born 23 Apr 1895 in Silsbee, Hardin Co., TX5215, and died 21 Jun 1976 in Silsbee, Hardin Co., TX5216. He married NANCY ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" ETUE. She was born Abt. 1898 in Texas.

Notes for R
OBERT LEE STEVENS:
1917-1918 Civilian Draft Registration, Jasper County, Texas:
Name: ROBT. LEE STEVENS
Age: 22. Birthdate: 23 April 1895
Residence: Buna, TX
Birthplace: Silsbee [Hardin Co.], TX
Occupation: Railroad Laborer
Employer: Santa Fe R.R.
Place of Employment: Center? Branch, [illegible]
Have you a father, mother, wife, child under 12, or a brother or sister under 12, solely dependent on you for support? Wife
Height: medium. Build: medium. Eyes: blue. Hair: black.
Sigend: ROBERT LEE STEVENS
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1930 Federal Census, Jasper County, Texas, ED 121-10, sheet 10A, lines 34-37, 18 April 1930:
STEPHENS, LEE R.            34      Texas            Laborer - Saw Mill            TX/TX
      Lizzie (W)      32?      Texas                              MO/LA
      Robert (S)      6      Texas                              TX/TX
Higgings, C?.C?. (SS)      18      Texas                              TX/TX
(Lee had married at age 33?; Lizzie had married first at age 15; Lee rented his home for $4 a month.)
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Texas Death Records:
Name: ROBERT LEE STEVENS
Date of Death: 12 June 1976
Location of Death: Silsbee, Hardin Co., TX
Age at Death: 81y
Estimated Birth Year: 1895
Father's Name: LEE STEVENS
Mother's Name: MARY ELIZABETH TANTON
     
Children of R
OBERT STEVENS and NANCY ETUE are:
  i.   ROBERT8 STEVENS, b. Abt. 1924, Texas.
  ii.   GENE KENNETH STEVENS, b. 5 May 1930, Jasper Co., TX5217; m. BOBBIE LEONA CRABTREE.
  iii.   ROBERT LEE STEVENS, JR., b. 23 May 1938, Jasper Co., TX5217.


1027. EMMA INDIANA7 STEVENS (MARY ELIZABETH6 TANTON, GIBSON5 TAUNTON, JOHN H. "JACK"4, NATHAN3, HENRY2, HENRY1) was born 15 Jun 1901 in Texas5218, and died 13 Jan 1968 in Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX5218. She married ALVIN JASON PARSLEY Abt. 1917, son of WILLIAM PARSLEY and ELLA SUNDAY. He was born 14 Jun 1894 in Texas5219,5220, and died 25 Aug 19735221.

Notes for E
MMA INDIANA STEVENS:
Texas Death Records:
Name: EMMA PARSLEY
Date of Death: 13 Jan. 1968
Location of Death: Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX
Age at Death: 66y
Birthdate: 15 June 1901
Birthplace: Texas
Marital Status: Married
Father's Name: LEE STEVENS
Mother's Name: LIZZIE TANTON
Occupation: Housewife
Residence: Jasper Co., TX
Burial Place: Resthaven Cemetery, Silsbee [Hardin Co.], TX
Burial Date: 13 Jan. 1968

More About E
MMA INDIANA STEVENS:
Burial: Resthaven Cemetery, Silsbee, Hardin Co., TX

Notes for A
LVIN JASON PARSLEY:
1917-1918 Civilian Draft Registration, Newton County, Texas:
Name: ALVIN PARSLEY
Age: 24. Birthdate: 14 July 1894
Residence: [illegible], TX
Birthplace: Beauregard?, TX?
Occupation: Laborer
Employer: [illegible]
Place of Employment: [illegible], TX
Have you a father, mother, wife, child under 12, or a brother or sister under 12, solely dependent on you for support? Wife.
Height: medium. Build: slender. Eyes: grey. Hair: black.
[Signature line cut off of photocopy.]
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1920 Federal Census, Newton County, Texas, ED 144, sheet 9B, lines 53-57, 2 February 1920:
PARSLEY, ALVIN            26      Texas            Fireman - Log? Engine      MO/TX
      Emma (W)      18      Texas                              TX/TX
      Alvin C. (S)      2-0/12      Texas                              TX/TX
      William (F)      50      Missouri            Carpenter - House            MO/MO
      Ben W. (Br)      12      Texas                              TX/TX
(William was widowed.)
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1930 Federal Census, Jasper County, Texas, ED 121-10, sheet 12A, lines 1-6, 18 [no month] 1930:
PARSLEY, ALVIN            35      Texas            Laborer - Saw Mill            TX/TX
      Emma (W)      27      Texas                              TX/TX
      A.C?. (S)            12      Texas                              TX/TX
      Elmer (D)            9      Texas                              TX/TX
      Gilson? (S)      7      Texas                              TX/TX
      Wilburn (S)      3/12      Texas                              TX/TX
(Alvin had married at age 22; Emma had married at age 14; Alvin owned his home, valued at $600.)

More About A
LVIN JASON PARSLEY:
Burial: Resthaven Cemetery, Silsbee, Hardin Co., TX
     
Children of E
MMA STEVENS and ALVIN PARSLEY are:
  i.   ALVIN CHARLES8 PARSLEY, b. 18 Aug 1917, Texas5222; d. 10 Jun 19935222; m. GERTIE MYRTLE STULTZ, 17 Sep 1941; b. 13 Sep 1919.
  More About ALVIN CHARLES PARSLEY:
Burial: Marlow Cemetery, Marlow, Stephens Co., OK

  ii.   ELMER PARSLEY, b. Abt. 1921, Texas.
  iii.   GILSON? PARSLEY, b. Abt. 1923, Texas.
  iv.   GEORGE WILBURN PARSLEY, b. 18 Jan 1930, Texas5223; d. 17 Nov 1963, Jasper Co., TX5223; m. MARTY AFLIA ZEPEDA.
  More About GEORGE WILBURN PARSLEY:
Burial: Resthaven Cemetery, Silsbee, Hardin Co., TX



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