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Vallance/Medford " Happy Trails"

Updated January 17, 2011

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I am searching for any information or old pictures on any individual from descendants of the Vallance/Medford Family Lines.

The 1870 US Census shows that George G. Vallance was the son of Carter Vallance. George, after moving to Dallas, Texas changed his name to Henry Green Vallance. Family rumor has it that he took the name of an Uncle that was killed in Vicksburg, Mississippi during the Civil War.

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Family Photos

  • Gaston White Medford and Jared Enoch Medford (14 KB)
    L to R: Gaston White Medford (1907-1991) and Jared Enoch "Jerry" Medford are the sons of the late Holland Lee Medford and Ila Greene Medford. Picture is undated but appears to have been taken in the 1980's. Gaston and Jared were the brothers of the late Jewel Vivian Medford Vallance and the Uncles of Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance and William Donald "Bill" Vallance Picture furnished by David Bruce Medford.
  • Waylon Debbs Medford and Family (47 KB)
    Waylon Debbs Medford (1911-1988) and wife Helen with son Holland Lee Medford. Waylon is the son of the late Holland Lee Medford and Ila Greene Medford. He was a brother to the late Jewel Vivian Medford Vallance and Uncle to Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance and William Donald "Bill" Vallance. Photo is undated but appears to have been taken in the late 1940's to mid 1950's. Photo furnished by David Bruce Medford.
  • Brothers (29 KB)
    Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance and William Donald "Bill" Vallance. Sons of Alvin Russell Vallance and Jewel Vivian Medford Vallance. Photo taken about 1937 in Plaska,Hall Co.,Texas
  • David Nathianal "Nathe" Medford (12 KB)
    David Nathanial "Nathe" Medford (Abt. 1919-1951) is the son of the late Holland Lee Medford and Ila Greene Medford. This photo was taken while Nathe was in the Army during WWII. He was the husband of Minnie Juanita Bishop and father of David Bruce Medford. Photo furnished by David Bruce Medford.
  • Zachariah Hardin Medford (28 KB)
    Zachariah Hardin Medford was born 1810 in Rutherford Co., Tennessee and died 18 May 1874 in Hico,Hamilton Co.,Texas. He is the Great Grandfather of the late Jewel Vivian Medford Vallance and Great Great Grandfather of Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance and William Donald "Bill" Vallance. His grave marker is in the Medford Family Plot at the Hico Cemetery, Hico, Hamilton Co., Texas.
  • Homer White and Holland Lee Medford (76 KB)
    Brothers Homer White Medford (1870-1959) on the left and Holland Lee Medford (1879-1925/26). Homer and Holland Lee were the sons of George Holland Medford and Lucinda R. Ferguson. They were the Grandson's of Zachariah Hardin Medford and Martha Wilkes. Homer was the husband of Nettie Bell Johnson Medford (1874-1961) and father of Homer Arlett Medford. Holland Lee Medford was the husband of Ila Green Talley Medford (1888-1963)and Father of the late Jewel Vivian Medford Vallance. Holland Lee is the Grandfather of Henry "Harry" and William "Bill" Vallance. Photo furnished by Homer Arlett Medford. Photo is undated but I believe it was taken between 1908 and 1915.
  • Homer Arlett and Mary Frances Medford (40 KB)
    Homer Arlett Medford (Born 18 Feb 1918 in Godley, Johnson Co., Texas) and his wife the late Mary Frances Hinton. Mary Frances was born 20 Sep 1918 in Sherman, Grayson Co., Texas. She passed away on 16 Mar 1999 in Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas. Homer and Frances were married 26 Oct 1941 in Atoka, Atoka Co., Oklahoma. No children were born in this marriage. Mary Frances is buried in Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas. Homer is the son of the late Homer White Medford and Nettie Bell Johnson Medford.He is the Great Grandson to Zachariah Hardin Medford and Martha Wilkes. He is also the Grandson of George Holland Medford and Lucinda R. Ferguson Medford. This photo was taken in 1943 while Homer was in the Army during WWII. Photo furnished to this submitter by Homer Arlett Medford.
  • Jewel Vivian Medford Vallance (19 KB)
    Jewel Vivian Medford Vallance.Born 26 Jun 1915 in Haskell Co., Texas and died 19 Aug 1978 at Forest Grove,Washington Co., Oregon. She was the Mother of William Donald "Bill Vallance and Henrt Lee "Harry" Vallance.
  • Homer Arlett Medford (54 KB)
    Homer Arlett Medford (born 18 Feb 1918-) in Godley, Johnson Co., Texas. He is the husband of the late Mary Frances Hinton and Great Grandson of the late Zachariah Hardin Medford and Martha Wilkes. He is the Grandson of the late George Holland Medford and Lucinda R. Wilkes. This photo was taken in 2005 and furnished to this submitter by Homer Arlett Medford.
  • Memory Alvin Medford and son Don (20 KB)
    L to R: Memory Alvin Medford was born 28 Apr 1902 in Hico, Hamilton Co.,Texas. He died 28 Feb 1977 in Richmond, Contra Costa Co., California. He is the son of the late Homer White Medford and Nettie Bell Johnson Medford. He is the Grandson of the late George Holland Medford and Lucinda R. Medford and Great Grandson of the late Zachariah Hardin Medford and Martha Wilkes. He was the husband of the late Lyndell Evelyn Baskett. Lyndell was born 26 May 1907 and died 31 Dec 1991 in Richmond, Contra Costa Co., California. They were married 10 Dec 1924 in Clarita, Coal Co., Oklahoma. His son Don Medford is on the right in this photo. Photo is undated and furnished by Homer Arlett Medford.
  • Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance (5 KB)
    Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance. Harry is the son of the late Alvin Russell Vallance and Jewel Vivian Medford Vallance. Photo taken about 1941.
  • Ready for Field Work (15 KB)
    Photo taken about 1922 or 1923 on the Vallance Farm at Plaska (Lodge), Hall County Texas. Marvin Carter "Preacher" Vallance standing on left and Alvin Russell "Pig" Vallance on right. Either Frank Edward "Louise" Vallance or Charles Wilson "Dutch" Vallance was standing on the horse. It appears the boys were getting ready to hitch up the horse and do some field work. Marvin, Alvin, Charles and Frank were sons of Henry Green Vallance and Anna Pearl Yount Vallance. Alvin is the Father of this contributor.
  • Harry Snow Medford Family (36 KB)
    Harry Snow Medford was born 13 Feb 1896 in Hico, Hamilton Co., Texas. He died 13 Jan 1991 in Stuart, Hughes Co.,Oklahoma.His wife Willie Maud Hensley Medford was born about 1895 in Texas. They were married about 1920 in Grandbury, Hood Co., Texas. They were the parents of Nova B. Medford born about 1921, Leola Medford born about 1922 and Lundell Medford born about 1923. Harry Snow Medford was the son of the late Homer White Medford and Nettie Bell Johnson Medford. He was the Great Grandson of the late Zachariah Hardin Medford and Martha Wilkes and Grandson of the late George Holland Medford and Lucinda R. Ferguson Medford. Photo is undated but appears to have been taken about 1943 to 1945. Photo furnished by Homer Arlett Medford.
  • Dad and Charles "Dutch" Vallance (24 KB)
    Photo taken in 1930's on the Vallance Farm in Plaska (Lodge), Hall Co., Texas. Alvin on the left is the Father of this contributor Henry "Harry" Vallance. Alvin and Dutch are the sons of Henry Green Vallance and Anna Pearl Yount Vallance.
  • Ethel M.. Medford and Raymond Cartwright (5 KB)
    Ethel M. Medford was born 1 Nov 1904 in Texas. She died 23 May 1997 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., Oklahoma. Her husband Raymond Cartwright was born about 1890 in Texas and died 23 May 1997 in McLean, Gray Co., Texas. Ethel and Raymond were married about 1924 in Texas. They are the parents of Doris Cartwright and Iva Mae Cartwright. Ethel is the daughter of the late Holland Lee Medford and Ila Greene Tally Medford. She is the Great Granddaughter of the late Zachariah Hardin Medford and Martha Wilkes. She is the Granddaughter of the late George Holland Medford and Lucinda Ferguson Medford. Photo is undated but appears to have been taken about 1949. Photo furnished by David Bruce Medford.
  • Cecil Ora Medford (15 KB)
    Cecil was born 28 Feb.1908 in Hamilton Co., Texas and died 23 June 1968 in Ft. Worth, Tarrant Co., Texas. He first married Juanita Mitchell and they were the parents of two children. He then married Earline Barnes and they were parents of one child. Cecil served in the US Army during WWII. He was the son of Zachariah "Zack" Medford,Grandson of John Albert Medford and Great Grandson of Zachariah Hardin Medford and cousin to this contributor. Photo furnished by family member.
  • Frank Edward Vallance (23 KB)
    Frank Edward Vallance at the Vallance Farm in Plaska, Hall Co., Texas. Photo taken in the mid 1930's. He is the son of Henry Green and Anna Jennettie Pearl Yount Vallance.
  • Jewel Vivian Medford (Vallance) (50 KB)
    Jewel was the daughter of Holland Lee Medford and Ila Green Tally Medford of Texas. She was the wife of Alvin Russell Vallance and later Andrew J. Goode. She and Alvin were the parents of two children. Photo was taken in Aug 1956 in Oil Dale, Kern Co., California. Photo owned by son Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance.
  • John Anderson Medford (26 KB)
    John Anderson Medford was born 1 Feb 1867 in Hico, Hamilton Co. Texas and died 26 Feb 1935 in Ranger, Eastland Co. Texas. He is the son of George Holland "Holl" Medford and Lucinda R. Ferguson and Grandson of Zachariah Hardin Medford and Martha Wilkes Medford. He married Mary Alice Toliver born 24 DEC.1885 in Killeen, Bell Co., Texas and died 10 Oct. 1968 in Sutherlin, Douglas Co., Oregon. They were married 21 May 1903 in Covington, Hill Co., Texas. John and Mary were the parents of nine childen. Photo furnished by family member.
  • Jack Wayne Medford and Harry Vallance in Cemetery (31 KB)
    Jack Wayne Medford and Harry Vallance at the headstones of John Anderson "Pad" Medford and wife Nancy Jane Wornell Medford. John Anderson and Nancy are buried in the Medford Cemetery, New Salem, Rusk County Texas. John was the son of Isham Medford and Sarah Elizabeth Hopkins. John Anderson Medford and Nancy Jane Wornell Medford were the Great Grandparents of Jack Wayne Medford. This Cemetery is located on the land once owned by Isham Medford. It is very difficult to locate without assistance. Jack Wayne and Harry are 5th cousins on the Medford side of the family. Photo made on 2003 by Johanna Vallance wife of Harry Vallance.
  • 50th Wedding Anniversary-1962 (53 KB)
    50th Wedding Anniversary of John Wesley Vallance and Emma Elizabeth McLear Vallance, Memphis, Hall Co., Texas. Back row L to R: Emma Jeane Vallance Coffey, Curtis Amadee Barton Vallance, Herman Adrian Vallance, John Wesley Vallance. Front row L to R: Ann Hampton (foster sister to Jeane)John Vallance, Janis Vallance and Emma Elizabeth McLear Vallance. John Wesley is the son of Henry Green Vallance and Elizabeth Gollihugh Vallance and half Uncle of Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance. Jeane, Janice and John are the children of Herman and Amadee Vallance.
  • Herman Vallance Family (48 KB)
    Herman Adrian Vallance and Curtis Amadee Barton Vallance with baby daughter Emma Jeane Vallance Coffey. Photo was made about 1943 and furnished by Jeane Vallance Coffey. Herman is the 1st half cousin of Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance.
  • Alexander Vallance and Mary Jane Bowling Vallance (5 KB)
    Alexander Vallance, born 27 May 1862-Greenup Co., Kentucky, died 21 June 1915 Big Creek, Clay Co.,Kentucky and wife Mary Jane Bowling Vallance born 12 Jul 1858-Clay Co., Kentucky, died 1927-Clay Co., Kentucky. They were married 25 May 1891 in Leslie, Leslie Co., Kentucky. Alexander is buried in the Polly Marcum Cemetery, Big Creek, Clay Co., Kentucky. No information on where Mary is buried.
  • Milton Newton Orr (12 KB)
    Milton Newton Orr (1/1/1888-8/28/1997), with a wagon load of cotton bales. He had hauled them from Plaska, Hall Co., Texas to Memphis, Hall Co., TX to sell. This photo was taken about 1922 on the court house square of Memphis, Texas. Milton was the husband of Nannie Addeline Vallance (7/3/1886-11/19/1966). Nannnie was the daughter of Henry Green Vallance and Elizabeth Gollihugh. Milton and Nannie are buried in the Fair View Cemetery, Memphis, Hall Co., Tx. Photo furnished by confidential source.
  • Nettie Agnes Medford (18 KB)
    Nettie Agnes Medford Jeffers was born 30 May 1913 in Texas. She died 5 Jan 1980 in Memphis, Hall Co., Texas. She was the wife of Johnnie Monroe Jeffers born 22 Jun 1912. Monroe died 5 May 1990 in Memphis, Hall Co., Texas. Nettie and Monroe were the parents of Nova Jean Jeffers, Joyce Joan Jeffers and James Nathanial Jeffers. Nettie and Monroe are buried in the New Fairview Cemetery, Memphis, Hall Co., Texas. Nettie was the daughter of the late Holland Lee Medford and Ila Greene Tally Medford. She was the Great Granddaughter of the late Zachariah Hardin Medford and Martha Wilkes and Granddaughter of the late George Holland Medford and Lucinda Ferguson Medford. Photo taken late 1920's to mid 1930's. Photo furnished by cousin David Bruce Medford.
  • Gaston White Medford (14 KB)
    Gaston White Medford was born 5 Apr 1907 in Texas. He died 10 April 1991 in Dumas, Moore Co., Texas. Gaston was married to Maggie Gertrude Maddox Medford. Maggie was born 26 June 1911 and died 30 October 1994 in Dumas, Moore Co., Texas. Gaston and Maggie were the parents of 5 children. Gaston spent his entire life in the farming business. Gaston is the son of the late Holland Lee Medford and Ila Greene Tally Medford. He is the Grandson of the late George Holland Medford and Lucinda Ferguson and the Great Grandson of the late Zachariah Hardin Medford and Martha Wilkes. Gaston and Maggie are buried in the Dumas Cemetery, Dumas, Moore Co., Texas. Photo appears to have been taken in the late 1920's to mid 1930's. Photo furnished by cousin David Bruce Medford.
  • Dad and Mom (9 KB)
    Jewel Vivian Medford born 26 June 1915 in Haskell, Haskell Co., Texas and died 9 Aug 1978 in Forest Grove, Washington Co., Oregon. Mom is the daughter of the late Holland Lee Medford and Ila Greene Tally Medford. She is the Granddaughter of the late George Holland Medford and Lucinda Ferguson Medford. She is also the Great Granddaughter of the late Zachariah Hardin Medford and Martha Wilkes. Mom is buried in the Arcade Cemetery, Washington Co., Oregon. Dad was born 3 Feb 1911 in Plaska, Hall Co., Texas. He died 13 Feb 1974 in Cleveland Co., Arkansas. Dad is the son of the late Henry Greene Vallance and Anna Jennettie Pearl Yount Vallance of Plaska, Hall Co., Texas. He is the Grandson of the late Carter Vallance and Nancy Hannah of Kentucky.He is the Great Grandson of the late Samuel Vallance of Greenup Co., Kentucky. Dad is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery, Rison, Cleveland Co., Arkansas. Mom and Dad were married 1933 in Plaska, Hall Co., Texas. They are the parents of William Donald "Bill" Vallance and Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance. Photo is undated but appears to have been taken in the mid 1930's. Photo furnished by Medford Family members.
  • Harry and Johanna Vallance (23 KB)
    Harry and Johanna at Cherokee Villiage in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Photo taken in the summer of 2003.
  • Henry L. "Harry" and Johanna M. Potter Vallance (25 KB)
    Harry Vallance and Johanna M. Potter were married 22 Mar 2005 in Harrison, Boone Co., Arkansas. Harry is the son of the late Alvin R. Vallance and the late Jewel Vivian Medford Vallance. Johanna is the daughter of the late George Lee Potter and the late Elsie Marie Potter of Missouri. Harry and Johanna are the parents of eight children combined.
  • Henry Green Vallance (25 KB)
    Grandfather Henry Green Vallance with sons John Wesley Vallance and Elihu Vallance on the Vallance Farm in Plaska,Hall Co., Texas. John and Elihu are the sons of Henry and Elizabeth Gollihu Vallance.Elizabeth was the first wife of Henry. She died in 1904 in Denton Co., Texas.
  • Milton N. Orr and Nannie A. Vallance (7 KB)
    Wedding picture of Milton Newton Orr and Nannie Addeline Vallance. Milton was born 1/1/1888 and died 8/28/1977 in Wellington, Collingswoth Co., Texas. He is the son of the late William Warren Orr and Emaline Demerius Cowden. Nannie Addeline Vallance was born 7/3/1886 and died 11/19/1996 in Memphis, Hall Co., Texas. She is the daughter of the late Henry Green Vallance and Elizabeth Gollihugh. Milton and Nannie were married 4/1/1906 in Plaska, Hall Co., Texas. Milton and Nannie owned and operated a farm in the Plaska, Hall Co., Texas community for many years. Milton and Nannie are buried in the new Fairview Cemetery, Memphis, Hall Co., Texas. They are the parents of 7 children. Photo taken 4/1/1906.
  • Surviving Vallance Kids (51 KB)
    Family picture of the surviving children of Henry Green Vallance and Elizabeth Gollihugh Vallance. Missing is their brother Elihue Vallance who died in 1918. L to R: Minnie Mae Vallance Lamb, John Wesley Vallance, Nannie Addeline Vallance Orr and James Henry "Jim" Vallance. Photo furnished by Emma Jeane Vallance Coffey, Granddaughter of John Wesley Vallance. They are half Aunts and Uncles to Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance.
  • Alvin Russell Vallance Baby Picture (11 KB)
    Alvin Russell Vallance was born 3 Feb 1911, Plaska, Hall Co., Texas and died 19 November 1996 in Cleveland Co., Arkansas. Alvin is the son of the late Henry Green Vallance and Anna Jennettie Pearl Yount Vallance of Plaska, Hall Co., Texas. Photo taken about May or June 1911 at Plaska, Hall Co., Texas. Alvin is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Rison, Cleveland Co., Arkansas.Photo furnished from Vallance Family Albums.
  • Jewel Vivian Medford Vallance (3) (36 KB)
    Jewel Vivian Medford Vallance. She is the mother of William Donald "Bill" Vallance and Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance. Photo taken in late 1950's.
  • Vallance Kids and Spouses (57 KB)
    Back Row L to R: Jake Andrew Isaac Lamb with wife Minnie Mae Vallance Lamb standing in front, Milton Newton Orr with wife Nannie Addeline Vallance Orr standing in front, John Wesley Vallance with wife Emma Elizabeth McLear Vallance standing in front and James Henry "Jim" Vallance with wife Minnie Josephine Kilgore Vallance standing in front. Minnie, Nannie, John and James Vallance are the children of Henry Green Vallance and Elizabeth Gollihugh Vallance. Photo furnished by Emma Jeane Vallance Coffey, Granddaugter of John Wesley and Emma Elizabeth McLear Vallance. Photo appears to be made at the home of Milton and Nannie Vallance Orr that was located in Plaska, Hall Co., Texas.
  • Father and Son Vallance (19 KB)
    Alvin Russell Vallance with son William Donald "Bill" Vallance. Alvin was the husband of the late Jewel Vivian Medford Vallance and mother of Billy. Alvin is the son of the late Henry Greene Vallance and Anna Jennettie Pearl Yount Vallance of Plaska, Hall Co., Texas. Photo taken about 1934.
  • Bill and Henry Vallance (23 KB)
    William Donald "Bill" Vallance and Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance. They are the sons of the late Alvin Russell Vallance and Jewel Vivian Medford Vallance. Photo taken in the early 1940's.
  • Vallance Brothers and Sisters (47 KB)
    Back row: Milton Newton Orr, James Henry "Jim" Vallance, John Wesley Vallance and Jake Isaac Lamb. Front row: Minnie Josephine Kilgor Vallance (husband James), Nannie Adelline Vallance Orr (husband Milton), Minnie Mae Vallance Lamb (husband, Jake) and Emma Elizabeth McLear Vallance (husband John Wesley). The women were all laughing because the wrong husbands were standing behind them. The Vallance brothers and sisters were the children of Henry Green Vallance and Elizabeth Gollihugh Vallance. Photo furnished by Emma Jeane Vallance Coffey, Granddaughter of Johne Wesley and Emma Elizabeth McLear Vallance.
  • Vallance Dinner Party in Memphis, Texas (53 KB)
    Dinner party at the James Henry "Jim" Vallance home in Memphis, Texas. L to R; Counterclockwise Standing is Minnie Josephine Kilgore Vallance in front of her husband James Henry "Jim" Vallance, Herman Adrain Vallance, Jake Isaac Lamb, Milton Newton Orr, John Wesley Vallance, Emma Elizabeth McLear Vallance, Minnie Mae Vallance Lamb and Nannie Adelline Orr. The Vallance brothers and sisters are the children of Henry Green Vallance and Elizabeth Gollihugh Vallance and their spouses. Photo was furnished by Emma Jeane Vallance Coffey, daughter of Herman Adrian Vallance and Granddaughter of John Wesley Vallance and Emma Elizabeth McLear Vallance.
  • Vallance Christmas 1965 in Memphis. Texas (67 KB)
    Christmas 1965 in Memphis, Texas at the Vallance Home. Names can be read on the picture. Missing in this photo is the husband of Emmea Jeane Vallance, Jerry Daryl Coffey. Photo furnished by Eamma Jeane Vallance Coffey.
  • Doris Jo Vallance Hamm (38 KB)
    Wedding picture of Doris Jo Vallance Hamm. She is the daughter of James Henry "Jim" Vallance and Minnie Josephine Kilgor Vallance of Memphis, Texas and wife of William Orville Hamm. Photo furnished by Emma Jeane Vallance Coffey.
  • Charles Wilson "Dutch" Vallance (47 KB)
    Picture made at the Vallance Food Store in Memphis, Texas. Dutch Vallance is half brother to John Wesley Vallance, Owner of the Vallance Food Stores. Photo furnished by Emma Jeane Vallance Coffey who is shown behind Dutch in this photo.
  • Herman Adrian Vallance (60 KB)
    Herman Adrian Vallance at about age 9 or 10 in Memphis, Texas. Herman is the father of Emma Jeane Vallance Coffey. Photo furnished by Jeane Vallance Coffey.
  • John and Emma Vallance (57 KB)
    John Wesley Vallance and Emma Elizabeth McLear Vallance in Memphis, Texas. John is the son of Henry Green Vallance and Elizabeth Gollihugh Vallance. Photo furnished by their Granddaughter Emma Jeane Vallance Coffey.
  • John and Jim Vallance (43 KB)
    Brothers John Wesley Vallance and James Henry "Jim" Vallance in Memphis, Texas. They are the sons of Henry Green Vallance and Elizabeth Gollihugh Vallance. Photo furnished by Emma Jeane Vallance Coffey.
  • Richard "Dick" Vallance Family (58 KB)
    Richard is the son of Elihue Vallance and Bernice Gatlin Vallance and nephew of John Wesley Vallance. Richard was the store manager for his Uncle John Wesley Vallance of the Vallance Food Store located in Clarendon, Texas. Photo furnished by Emma Jeane Vallance Coffey.
  • Vallance and Spouses in 1957 (44 KB)
    Vallance brothers and sisters with their spouses in Memphis, Texas. 1957. Photo furnished by Emma Jeane Vallance Coffey.
  • Memphis, Texas Train Depot (17 KB)
    This photo is of the train depot in Memphis, Hall Co., Texas. This depot was a favorite gathering spot for the residents of Memphis and local farm families to watch the trains come and go. It was especially very active during WWII when many military personnel traveled through Memphis. The depot has long been raised to make room for U.S.Highway 287 improvements. The Depot was built in 1891. Photo taken about 1914.
  • Vallance Sisters and Brothers (39 KB)
    Children of Henry Green Vallance and Elizabeth Gollihugh Vallance. Photo furnished by Emma Jeane Vallance Coffey.
  • Vallance Generation (22 KB)
    Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance with Grandson Benjamin K. Vallance and Great Grandson Isaac Warren Vallance. Photo taken in the summer of 2004 on the Vallance Farm in Arkansas. Harry is the Grandson of the late Henry Greene Vallance and Anna Jennettie Pearl Yount Vallance of Plaska, Hall Co., Texas.
  • Family Get Together in 1944 (72 KB)
    Herman must have been on a weekend pass from the U.S. Army when this photo was made. Photo furnished by Emma Jeane Vallance Coffey the baby shown in this photo.
  • Charlie Wilson "Dutch"Vallance (12 KB)
    Charlie Wilson "Dutch" Vallance parked and standing on the old Ox Bow Bridge in Hall Co., Texas. This was a long one lane wooden bridge that was used to cross part of (what we called) the Cap Rock to go from Lakeview, Texas to Turkey, Texas. This bridge was replaced in the 1940"s with a modern concrete and steel bridge. Photo was taken in the mid to end of the 1920's. The old car appears to be a Model T Ford but not sure. This submitter remembers crossing this bridge many times and was very scary since it shook so much. Dutch was the son of the late Henry Greene Vallance and Ann Jennettie Pearl Yount Vallance of Plaska, Hall Co., Texas. Photo from the Vallance Family Albums.
  • Girls Day in Memphis. Texas-1954 (49 KB)
    Vallance women in spring of 1954 in Memphis, Texas. Photo furnished by Emma Jeane Vallance Coffey, daughter of Amadee Barton Vallance shown in this photo.
  • Alvin Vallance and kids (12 KB)
    Alvin Russell Vallance with niece Barbara Jean Vallance on the left, Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance and William Donald "Bill" Vallance. Barbara Jean is the daughter of Frank Edward "Louisa" Vallance and Juanita Ruth Helms Vallance. Frank is a brother to Alvin. Photo made about 1939 in California. Photo furnished by Goldie Vallance, sister to Barbara Jean.
  • Vallance Mixture (53 KB)
    Doris Jo Vallance Hamm with her children Jimmy and William Hamm and Amadee Barton Vallance with daughter Emma Jeane (top middle) and baby John Herman Vallance.
  • Bill Vallance and Barbara Jean Vallance (16 KB)
    William Donald "Bill" Vallance and Barbara Jean Vallance. Bill is the son of the late Alvin Russell Vallance and Jewel Vivian Medford Vallance. Barbara is the daughter of the late Frank Edward "Louisa" Vallance and Juanita Ruth Helms Vallance. Photo taken about 1937 in Texas. Photo furnished from Vallance Family Albums.
  • Harold and Jerry Barton-1979 (39 KB)
    Harold Barton and Geraldine "Jerry" Todd Barton. Harold was the son of Curtis A. Barton and Mollie Eugenia Cockull Barton. He was the brother of Curtis Amadee Barton Vallance and brother-in-law of Herman Adrain Vallance. Harold was the manger of the meat department at the Vallance Food Store in Memphis, Texas. He was co-worker, mentor and good friend of Henry "Harry" Vallance. Photo furnished by his niece Emma Jeane Vallance Coffey.
  • Vallance Kids (16 KB)
    L to R: Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance, Barbara Jean Vallance and William Donald "Bill" Vallance. Harry and Bill are the sons of the late Alvin Russell Vallance and Jewel Vivian Medford Vallance. Barbara is the daughter of the late Frank Edward "Louisa" Vallance and Juanita Ruth Helms Vallance. Photo taken about 1940-1941 in California. Photo furnished by Vallance Family Albums.
  • Bevers Family (20 KB)
    Robert Zane "Butch" Bevers, born 6/24/1921 died 6/19/1996 and Alice Pauline Vallance Bevers born 11/21/1921 with son Albert Don Bevers. Photo taken at the home of Robert's parents, Albert Sidney Bevers and Ollie Cleo Loor Bevers on their farm in Lakeview, Hall Co., Texas. Photo taken in late 1945 or early 1946 after Butch had returned from the South Pacific and discharged from the U.S. Army. Alice Pauline (living) is the only daughter of the late Henry Greene Vallance and Anna Jennettie Pearl Yount Vallance of Plaska, Hall Co., Texas. Albert Don grew up and served in the U.S. Army in Viet Nam.
  • Travel Break (21 KB)
    L to R: Barbara Jean Vallance, Juanita Ruth Helms Vallance, Deanna Dolores June Vallance ( in the arms of Ruth), Jewel Vivian Medford Vallance, Alvin Russell Vallance, Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance ( in front of Jewel) and William Donald "Bill" Vallance (left of Alvin). Ruth is the wife of Frank Edward Vallance, father of Barbara Jean and Deanna Vallance. Frank is taking the photo. Alvin and Jewel are the parents of Harry and Bill. Frank and Alvin are the sons of the late Henry Greene Vallance and Anna Jennettie Pearl Yount Vallance of Plaska, Hall Co., Texas. Jewel is the daughter of the late Holland Lee Medford and Ila Green Tally Medford. She is also the Granddaughter of the late George Holland Medford and Lucinda Ferguson and Great Granddaughter of the late Zachariah Hardin Medford and Martha Wilkes. Picture taken in the desert while on a traveling break on Old U.S. Highway 66. This submitter remembers the water supply being carried in a "Desert Bag" as shown hanging from the bumper of this 1934/37 Plymouth sedan. Traveling across the desert in those days was miserable since there was no air conditioner.Photo was taking about 1938 or 1939. Photo furnished by the Vallance girls of California.
  • Travel Break #2 (18 KB)
    L to R: Juanita Ruth Helms Vallance, Deanna Dolores June Vallance (in Ruth's arms) Frank Edward "Louisa" Vallance, Barbara Jean Vallance (in front of Frank), William Donald "Bill" Vallance, Jewel Vivian Medford Vallance and Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance.Alvin and Jewel are the parents of Harry and Bill. Frank and Alvin are the sons of the late Henry Greene Vallance and Anna Jennettie Pearl Yount Vallance of Plaska, Hall Co., Texas. Jewel is the daughter of the late Holland Lee Medford and Ila Green Tally Medford. She is also the Granddaughter of the late George Holland Medford and Lucinda Ferguson and Great Granddaughter of the late Zachariah Hardin Medford and Martha Wilkes. Alvin was taking the photo. Photo taken in the desert while on a traveling break on Old U.S. Highway 66. This submitter remembers the water supply being carried in a "Desert Bag" as shown hanging from the bumper of this 1934/37 Plymouth sedan. Traveling across the desert in those days was miserable since there was no air conditioner. Photo was taking about 1938 or 1939. Photo furnished by the Vallance girls of California.
  • School Days (17 KB)
    L to R: William Donald "Bill" Vallance, Barbara Jean Vallance and Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance waiting for the arrival of a school bus. Photo taken about 1941 in Buelton, California. Bill and Harry are the sons of the late Alvin Russell and Jewel Vivian Medford Vallance. Barbara Jean is the daughter of the late Frank Edward and Juanita Ruth Helms Vallance.Photo furnished from Vallance albums.
  • Brothers, wives and sister (12 KB)
    L to R: Frank Edward Vallance, Juanita Ruth Helms Vallance, Alice Pauline Vallance, Elise Stanford Vallance and Oather B. Vallance on a bridge near Plaska, Hall Co., Texas. Frank, Oather and Alice Pauline are the children of the late Henry Greene Vallance and Anna Jennettie Pearl Vallance of Plaska, Hall Co., Texas. Pauline is the only person still living from this photo. Photo taken about 1930.
  • Opal Vontress Medford Bickford (29 KB)
    Opal Vontress Medford was born 7 June 1915 in Vontress, Haskell Co.Texas. She died 29 December 2005 in Cleburne, Johnson Co., Texas. Her funeral was held 31 December 2005 and she was buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Hillsboro, Hill Co., Texas. She married Odell Asbury Brown and then Jesse B. Bickford. Both husbands pre-deceased Opal. Opal was the daughter of the late Homer White Medford and Nettie Bell Johnson Medford. She was the Granddaughter of the late George Holland Medford and Lucinda Ferguson and Great Granddaughter of the late Zachariah Hardin Medford and Martha Wilkes. Opal is the sister of Homer Arlett Medford, the surviving child of the children of Homer White Medford and Nettie Bell Johnson Medford.
  • David Bruce Medford (23 KB)
    David Bruce Medford was born 10 Feb 1943 in Memphis, Hall Co., Texas. He is the son of the Late David Nathanial "Nathe" Medford and the living Minnie Juanita Bishop Medford. He is a Veteran of the Viet Nam War having served in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy. David is the Grandson of the late Holland Lee Medford and Ila Greene Tally Medford. He is the Great Grandson of the late George Holland Medford and Lucinda Ferguson and Great Great Grandson of the late Zachariah Hardin Medford and Martha Wilkes. Photo furnished by Bruce David Medford.
  • Memphis, Texas, Hall Co, Texas Courthouse (10 KB)
    This courthouse was constructed in 1923 to replace the old courthouse that had burned. This photo was made about 1939. The courthouse looks the same today except for landscaping that has been done over the years.
  • David Nathanial "Nath" Medford Family (59 KB)
    David Nathanial "Nath" Medford was born 18 March 1921 in Coalgate, Coal Co.,, Oklahoma. He died 14 December 1951 in West Point, Calavaras Co., California. He was married to Minnie Juanita Bishop Medford (living)on 29 March 1942 in Memphis, Hall Co., Texas. Uncle Nath and Aunt Juanita are the parents of David Bruce Medford (between his Mom and Dad),Sandra Kay Medford (on the right) and Darryl Keith Medford (on the left). David Nathanial "Nath" Medford is a Veteran and served in the South Pacific during WWII. David Nathanial is the son of the late Holland Lee Medford and Ila Greene Tally Medford. He is the Grandson of the late George Holland Medford and Lucinda Ferguson and Great Grandson of the late Zachariah Hardin Medford and Martha Wilkes. Photo made in the summer of 1951 prior to Nath being killed in an automobile accident in December. Photo furnished by Cousin David Bruce Medford.
  • Vallance Farm #2 (24 KB)
    L to R: Charles Wilson "Dutch" Vallance (9/4/1907-9/9/1982), Frank Edward "Louise" Vallance (6/12/1909-11/28/1960),Alice Pauline Vallance Bevers (ll/21/1921-living), Alvin Russell "Pig" Vallance (2/3/1911-2/13/1974) and Othar B. "Poker" Vallance (10/12/1912-10/2/1995) standing in a cotton field (on what the family called the lower place) of the Vallance Farm in Plaska, Hall Co., Texas. Missing in this photo are brothers Raymond Lee "Pup" Vallance (4/29/1915-9/15/2002) and Marvin Carter "Preacher" Vallance (9/9/1905-5/5/1980). Aunt Pauline is the only surviving child of the children of the late Henry Greene Vallance and Anna Jennettie Pearl Yount Vallance of Plaska, Hall Co., Texas. They are the Grandchildren of the late Carter Vallance and Nancy Hannah Vallance of Greenup Co. Kentucky. Photo was taken about 1949-1950 while Frank and his family were visiting from California. Photo from Vallance Family collection.
  • Vallance Grandparents (41 KB)
    Wedding picture of Henry Green Vallance and Anna Jennettie Pearl Yount. Married 4 November 1904 in Denton Co., Texas.
  • Theordoe Roosevelt "Ted" Vallance (6 KB)
    Theordore Roosevelt "Ted" Vallance was born 12 November 1919 in Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio. He died 22 January 2005 in State College, Centre Co., Ohio. He was married to the late Margaret Jean Stewart born 4 September 1921 in Texas. Margaret died 5 August 1997 in State College, Centre Co., Ohio. They were married in May 1944. Ted and Margaret were the parents of three children. Excerpts from Ted's obitiuary: Ted was active in the Democratic party, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County, Common Cause, the English Speaking Union, the House of Care and other good causes. He had recently moved from his home in College Heights to Foxdale Village. He graduated from Miami University in 1940 and received his Ph.D. in social psychology from Syracuse University in 1950. He was appointed in 1967 as associate dean of the new College of Human Development at Penn State: He retired as Professor Emeritus of Human Development in 1983. His career had taken him to research positions in Newport, R.I., Fort Knox, Ken.; and 10 years as a government research psychologist in Washington D.C. A service celebrating Ted's life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County, 780 Waupelani Extension, State College. Ted was a 2nd cousin to Henry L. "Harry" Vallance.
  • Vallance Homestead (55 KB)
    Grandfather Henry Green Vallnce built this house on the Vallance Farm in Plaska, Hall Co., Texas in 1904. He and Grandmother Pearl were married 4 November 1904 in Denton Co., Texas and moved to this farm he had purchased. They raised seven children of their own plus children from Granfather Henry's first wife Elizabeth Gollihue. This house still stands but is abandoned and unlivable.
  • Bi-District Champions (134 KB)
    1951- This photo was made in 1951 after the Bi-District championship game played at Cyclone Stadium in Memphis, Texas. This team was undefeated and untied after 10 games. In addition, the championship game was the only game that an oppossing team scored on this team. Henry "Harry" Vallance was a starter on this team and is number 21 in this photo. There have been many changes made in this sport since 1951. For example, there were no face guards on helmets and starters played both offense and defense.
  • Alvin, Jewel, William and Henry "Harry" Vallance (30 KB)
    Photo was taken about 1939 in Plaska, Hall Co., Texas. Alvin Vallance, Jewel Medford Vallance, William Donald "Bill" Vallance and Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance. This photo is of my Dad, Mom and brother and this contributor.
  • Matilda Dodson (45 KB)
    Great Great Grandmother Matilda Dodson was married to Great Great Grandfather John Needham and was the mother of Laura Alice Needham. My Great Grandmother Laura Alice Needham was married to my Great Grandfather Peter B. Yount. They are buried in the Kirkland Cemetery, Childress Co., Texas. Laura an Peter were the parents of my Grandmother Anna Jennettie Pearl Yount who was the 2nd wife of Grandfather Henry Vallance of Greenup Co., Kentucky. They are buried in the Fairview Cemetery, Memphis, Hall Co., TX
  • George Holland Medford (22 KB)
    George Holland Medford is the son of Zachariah Hardin Medford and Martha Wilkes. He is the father of Holland Lee Medford and the Great Grandfather of Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance. George was born 20 Sep 1838 in Itawamba Co., MS and died 24 Jul 1921 in Cisco, Eastland Co., TX. He was buried in Cisco Cemetery, Cisco, Eastland Co., TX. He was married to Lucinda Ferguson. Photo furnished by Homer Arlett Medford.
  • Cemetery Visit (49 KB)
    Gravemarker for Zachariah Hardin Medford in the Hico Cemetery, Hico, Hamilton Co., TX. This marker is beside his second wife Elizabeth Ward Medford in the Medford Family Plot. Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance is the Great Great Grandson of Zachariah Hardin and Martha Wilkes Medford. Photo taken in 2003.
  • Four Generations (Needham to Bevers) (152 KB)
    This phot was taken about 1945 on the Vallance Farm in Plaska, Hall Co., Texas. L to R: Laura Alice Needham Yount, Anna Jennetti Pearl Yount Vallance, Alice Pauline Vallance Bevers and Albert Don Bevers. Paulines husband Robert Zane Bevers was serving in the South Pacific during WWII when this photo was made. Laura Alice is the Great Grandmother of Henry "Harry" Vallance.
  • Jesse Nelms Smith Family (38 KB)
    Jesse Nelms Smith (Born:Aug 1850-AR-Died: After 1920-TX) and Ruth Mae Brandon Smith (Born: May 1847-TN died After 1920-TX) near Goldthwaite, Texas. They were the parents of six children including Gilbert Jackson Smith, husband of Grace Alcyne Roberts. Grace Alcyne Roberts was the daughter of Alice Ada Medford and Jacob Zachariah Roberts. Picture furnished by confidential source. This submitter believes the photo was taken between 1910 and 1920 in Texas.
  • Four Generation (Needham Yount to Vallance) (213 KB)
    Photo Taken about 1940 in Texas. Front Row: Laura Alice Needham Yount and Henry L. "Harry" Vallance. Back Row: Anna Jennetti Pearl Vallance and Alvin Russell Vallance. Alvin is the son of Anna Pearl Yount Vallance, Pearl is daughter of Laura Alice Needham Yount, Henry "Harry" is the son of Alvin R. Vallance.
  • Brothers -in- Arms (18 KB)
    William Donald "Bill" Vallance and Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance. Bill and Harry were on leave from the Army and Navy. Picture made in Plaska, Hall Co.,Texas in 1953 or 1954.
  • Holland Lee Medford (64 KB)
    Holland Lee Medford was the husband of Ila Green Tally Medford. He is the father of Jewel Vivian Medford. Grandfather to Henry L."Harry" Vallance. Born Feb 1879 in Texas Died 19 Jan 1925/26 in Longworth, Fisher Co., TX. He is buried in Longworth/Roby, Fisher Co., TX.
  • Robert Zane Bevers Family (373 KB)
    This photo was taken abt 1945. L to R- Alice Pauline Vallance Bevers, Robert Zane Bevers and son Albert Don Bevers. Alice Pauline is the daughter of the late Anna Jennetti Pearl Vallance and Henry Green Vallance of Plaska, Hall Co., Texas. Robert "Butch" Bevers had returned from the South Pacific during WWII when this photo was made.
  • Senior Chief Vallance, USN (12 KB)
    Henry "Harry" Lee Vallance served in the U.S. Navy from May 1953 until May 1973. He is a veteran of the Korean and Viet Nam wars. He retired from the U.S. Navy in May 1973 as a Senior Chief Petty Officer. His duty stations while in the Navy were: USNTC, San Diego, California. Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Texas. USS ARD-31 at Kodiak, Alaska .Utility Squadron Three (VU-3) at Naval Air Station, Brown Field, Chula Vista, California. Naval Air Station, Dallas, Texas. USS Antietam CVS-36 home ported in Pensacola, Florida. USS Eugene A. Green DD-711, home ported in Norfolk, Virginia. U.S. Naval Attache Office, Tokyo, Japan (American Embassy). U.S. Naval Investigative Service Headquarters, Washington, D.C. USS Puget Sound AD-38 home ported in Newport, Rhode Island. Harry had purchased a farm in Arkansas prior to his retirement and moved his wife Dorothy Mae Vining Vallance and their children Kenneth Lee, Wesley Dean and Valerie Anne (Valerie later married Kevin Sloan in Arizona) there in May 1973. He raised beef cattle and produced broiler chickens for CONAGRA Company until his second retirement in 1986. In addition he was employed by the Quitman School District as a School Bus driver and retired there after 14 years. After the death of Dorothy, Harry married Johanna Margaret Potter of Missouri on 22 March 2005.
  • Alice Pauline Vallance (15 KB)
    Photo taken abt 1926 in Plaska, Hall Co., Texas. Pauline is the daughter of the late Henry Greene and Anna Jennetti Pearl Yount Vallance of Plaska, Hall Co., Texas. At the time of theis posting Pauline lives in Lubbock, Lubbock Co., Texas.
  • Oather B. "Poker" Vallance Family (11 KB)
    Oather B. "Poker" Vallance and wife Elise Stanford Vallance with sons Tim and Jack Vallance. Photo made in 1940's in Texas.
  • 1932 Chevrolet Sedan (40 KB)
    Photo taken in 1959 at Imperial Beach, San Diego Co., California. This was my restored 1932 Chevrolet Sedan. My Step Dad Andrew Goode did most of the work on the restoration in Bakersfield, Kern Co., California. I was at the time stationed with Utility Squardron 3, U.S. Naval Air Station, Brown Field, Imperial Beach, California. This was a nice car and my military transfer required me to sell it. There is a great difference in price for what I sold it for and what it is worth today. I still regret selling it.
  • Medford Sisters (11 KB)
    Jewel Vivian Medford and sister Agnes Nettie Medford. Photo taken in either Collingsworth or Hall Co., Texas in the early 1930's.
  • Colorado Visit (53 KB)
    This photo was taken in November 2006 in Colorado. Henry Lee "Harry" and Johanna Vallance visiting Grandchildren Isaac Warren and Micah Vallance. They are the children of Benjamin K. Vallance and Jennifer Vallance.
  • Grand Parent Visit (65 KB)
    Henry "Harry" and Johanna Vallance with Granddaughter Tracey McManama. Photo taken in 2005 in a park on the Arkansas River near Conway, Faulkner Co., Arkansas.
  • Motorcycle Outing (39 KB)
    Photo taken about 1958 in hills near Imperial Beach, California. Henry "Harry" and son Kenneth Lee Vallance.
  • Harvey Clay Medford (1 KB)
    HARVEY Clay Medford (1831-1902) Confederate soldier and diarist, was born in Marion County, Alabama, on January 11, 1831, the son of Zachariah Hardin Medford and Martha Wilks Medford. In early childhood he accompanied his parents to Itawamba County, Mississippi, and in 1852 moved with his father to Angelina County, Texas. On March 2, 1859, he graduated from Larissa College in Cherokee County Texas. From 1860 until 1862 he taught school in the Van Zandt County Texas community of Canton and on February 8, 1862, joined and was elected first lieutenant of Company I in Col. Oran M. Roberts' Eleventh Texas Infantry, Walker's Texas Division. On June 23, 1862, he was dropped from the company's rolls. He seems to have remained with the unit in Arkansas, however, until March 1863, when he returned to Texas because of ill health. Thereafter Harvey Clay Medford served as a private in Col. Walter P. Lane's First Texas Partisan Rangers of Brig. Gen. James P. Major's cavalry brigade. He served in the Bayou Tech campaign in Louisiana in the summer of 1863, was stationed at Houston and Galveston during the winter of 1864, and took part in the Red River campaign as a courier on General Major's staff. His diary of events in Houston and Galveston and of the campaign in Louisiana during the spring of 1864 was published in the Southwestern Historical Quarterly in 1930-31. "I write these diaries," he said, "for my own private benefit; for references to the times and places that I have been-how I spend my time-how I act-how I make money and spend it; thinking perhaps I may in my old age refer back to my early days and see how I passed my time." They are, nevertheless, an excellent window on the world of a Confederate private in the Trans-Mississippi Department, occupied, as he wrote, with "politics, war, and starvation." His observations on the battles of Mansfield and Pleasant Hill are among the best primary materials on these events. After the war Harvey ret
  • 1955 Mecury Montclair (46 KB)
    This vehicle has proven to be the best car that I have owned. I won this car on a raffle ticket while stationed at the U.S. Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Texas. This vehicle cost me $1.00 for the raffle ticket.
  • Ila Green Tally Medford (9 KB)
    Ila Green Tally was the wife of Holland Lee Medford. Grandmother to Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance. Born 28 Dec.1888 in Texas and Died 24 Aug 1963 in Dumas, Texas. She is buried in the Dumas Cemetery,Dumas, Moore Co., Texas
  • Four Vallance Generations (49 KB)
    Four Generations- L to R: Kenneth Lee Vallance, Benjamin K. Vallance, Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance and baby Isaac Warren Vallance. Photo taken 2004 at the Vallance Farm in Quitman, Arkansas.
  • Medford Boys (19 KB)
    Sons of Holland Lee and Ila Green Tally Medford.L to R. Nathanial Medford, Waylond D.Medford,Jared E.Medford,Gaston W.Medford and William "Pat" Medford
  • James Henry "Jim" Vallance (23 KB)
    Photo made in 1920's in Memphis, Texas. James was the son of the late Henry Greene Vallance and Elizabeth Gollihue.
  • Vallance Boys (12 KB)
    Sons of Henry Green Vallance and Anna Jennettie Pearl Yount Vallance. L to R: Raymond Lee Vallance, Alvin Russell Vallance.,Charles Wilson Vallance.,Othar B. Vallance and Frank Edward Vallance. Missing is older brother Marvin and little sister Alice Pauline Vallance.Photo taken in late 1920's or early 1930's.
  • John Wesley Vallance Family (35 KB)
    Photo taken abut 1921 in Memphis, Texas. John Wesley Vallance, Emma McLear Vallance with son Herman Adrian Vallance. John was the oldest son of Henry Greene Vallance and Elizabeth Gollihue Vallance. John was the owner of several grocery stores (as they were called then) in Memphis, Wellington, Hedley and Clarendon, Texas. My first job was working for Uncle John in Memphis as stocker/sacker in one of his stores. After I finished school I worked full time until I enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1953. He was a generous man with his customers, allowing many to buy on credit.
  • Henry and Elizabeth Gollihugh Vallance (16 KB)
    Grandfather Henry Green Vallance with 1st wife Elizabeth Gollihue Vallance and their children Nannie Addeiline,John Wesley,Elihu,James H. and Minnie Mae Vallance
  • Vallance Kids (28 KB)
    Photo taken 1960 in Toky, Japan. Kenneth Lee, Wesley Dean and Valerie Anne Vallance. They are the children of Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance and the late Dorothy Vining Vallance. Valerie later married Kevin Sloan in Arizona.
  • Henry and Anna Jennettie Peal Yount Vallance (9 KB)
    Wedding picture of Henry Green Vallance and Anna Jennettie Pearl Yount. They were married 4 November 1904 in Denton Co., Texas. After their marriage they moved to a 640 acre farm Henry had purchased in Plaska, Hall Co., Texas. On the Vallance Farm they were the parents of seven children. Henry was born 17 February 1863 in Greenup Co., Kentucky and died 14 Nov 1925 in Plaska, Hall Co., Texas. Pearl was born 2 Aug 1883 in Polk Co., Missouri and died 24 April 1967 in Memphis, Hall Co., Texas. They are buried in Old Fairview Cemetery, Memphis, Hall Co., Texas.
  • Kenneth and Wesley Vallance (62 KB)
    Tokyo,Japan 1965- Kenneth Lee Vallance and Wesley Dean Vallance. They are the children of Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance and the late Dorothy Vining Vallance.
  • Frank Edward Vallance Family (15 KB)
    Frank Edward Vallance with wife Juanita Ruth Helms and daughters Barbara Jean, Deanna Dolores, Franki Juanita and Goldie Alice Vallance. Frank is the son of Henry Green Vallance and Anna Jennettie Pearl Yount Vallance.
  • Kenneth and Wesley Vallance (64 KB)
    Tokyo, Japan 1966. Kenneth Lee Vallance and Wesley Dean Vallance. They are the children of Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance and the late Dorothy Vining Vallance.
  • Jacob Zachariah Roberts Family (14 KB)
    Alice Ada Medford and Jacob Zachariah Roberts. L to R: Back row: Eudell Fields, Jacob Zacharia Roberts, Alice Ada Medford Roberts, Hetty Luana Roberts Fields, Front Row: Cyrus and Henry C. Fields. Eudell Fields, Cyrus Fields and Henry C. Fields are the children of Hetty Luana Roberts Fields and the Grand children to Alice Ada and Jacob Z. Roberts.Photo taken about 1899.
  • Wanna-Be-Cowboys (32 KB)
    Phot taken in 1973 on the Vallance Farm in Arkansas. Kenneth Lee Vallance on the right aboard SPECK and Wesley Dean Vallance aboard BETSY. They are the children of Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance and the late Dorothy Vining Vallance.
  • Jacob Zachariah Roberts Family (14 KB)
    This picture is of Jacob Zachariah Roberts and Alice Ada Medford and their Grandson. Picture is undated but this submitter believes it was made in the 1920's or early 1930's.
  • Jewel Vivian Medford Vallance (24 KB)
    Jewel Vivian Medford Vallance with 1946 Chevrolet Coup. Her brother Nathanial was later killed in an automobile accident in this car in California
  • Jewel and Bill (37 KB)
    Jewel Vivian Medford Vallance and son William Donald "Bill" Vallance.
  • Three Medford Boys (27 KB)
    Photo taken about 1930 in Texas. L to R- Nathanial "Nathe" Medford, William Duane "Pat" Medford and Jared Enoch "Jerry" Medford. They are the sons of the late Holland Lee Medford and Ila Green Tally Medford of Texas. They are Great Grandsons's of the late Zachariah Hardin Medford and Martha Wilks Medford of Texas.
  • Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance and Jack Wayne Medford (32 KB)
    Harry and Jack are standing at the grave markers of John Anderson "Pad" Medford and Nancy Jane Wornell Medford at the Medford Cemetery, New Salem, Rusk Co., Texas. Jack is the Gr Grandson of John Anderson "Pad" Medford and Nancy Jane Wornell. Harry is the Gr Gr Grandson of Zachariah Hardin Medford and Martha Wilkes. Jack is on the left in this picture and Harry on the right. Photo taken in 2003 in New Salem, Texas.
  • Vallance Clan (30 KB)
    Photo taken in Memphis, Texas about 1975- L to R. Alice Pauline Vallance Bevers, Raymond Lee "Pup" Vallance, Othar B. "Poker" Vallance, Alvin R. "Pig" Vallance, Charles W. "Dutch" Vallance and Marvin Carter "Preacher" Vallance. They are the children of the late Henry Greene Vallance and Anna Jennetti Pearl Vallance of Plaska, Hall Co., Texas. They are all deceased except Pauline. My Father is Alvin.
  • Jack Wayne Medford and Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance (22 KB)
    Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance and Jack Wayne Medford at Medford Hill Farm. Harry is the Gr Gr Grandson of Zachariah Hardin Medford and Martha Wilkes Medford. Jack is the Gr Grandson of John Anderson "Pad" Medford and Nancy Jane Wornell. Harry is on the left and Jack on the right. Photo taken in 2003.
  • Laura Alice Needham Yount #2 (62 KB)
    Laura Alice Needham was the daughter of Matilda Dodson and John M. Needham. Laura was born in Polk Co., Missouri and married to Peter B. Yount. She was the mother of Anna Jennetti Pearl Yount Vallance. Laura was the Great Grandmother of Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance. Photo was believed to be taken in the 1940's.
  • Vallance Farm (16 KB)
    This picture was made on the (what we called) the lower place about 1949 or 1950. Left to right Frank Edward Vallance, Charles Wilson Vallance, Alvin Russell Vallance, Oather B.Vallance and William Donald "Bill" Vallance. Front row is Henry Lee "Harry" vallance and Curtis Ray Bevers. Bill and Harry are the sons of Alvin Russell Vallance. Curtis is the son of Alice Pauline Vallance Bevers. We are standing at the turning row of a cotton field.
  • Johanna Vallance (34 KB)
    Johanna Vallance sampling a peach at the peach orchard located in Guy, Arkansas. Johanna is the wife of Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance.I also sampled many peaches that day. The peaches are always great at this orchard but we didn't purchase many after sampling so many.
  • Alvin Russell Vallance Family (10 KB)
    This photo was made about 1937 at the Vallance Farm in Plaska, Hall Co., Texas. Alvin Russell Vallance and wife Jewel Vivian Medford Vallance with sons William Donald "Bill" Vallance and Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance. Bill is standing between Mom and Dad.
  • Vallance/Medford Family (26 KB)
    Front Row: Jared Enoch "Jerry" Medford, William Duane "Pat" Medford and David Nathanial "Nathe" Medford. Back Row: Agnes Nettie Medford, Ila Green Tally Medford, Alvin Russell "Pig" Vallance, Jewel Vivian Medford Vallance and Iantha "Anthy" Medford. Alvin Vallance and Jewel Medford are the parents of Henry Lee 'Harr" Vallance. Photo taken abot 1930 in Texas.
  • Alvin Russell Vallance and Family (22 KB)
    This photo was taken in the mid 1940's at the Orr Studio in Memphis, Hall Co., Texas. Dad and Mom are seated with Bill Vallance to the left and Henry to the right.
  • Yount Sisters (26 KB)
    Yount sisters are the daughters of Laura Alice Needham Yount and Peter B. Yount. The names on the picture are a little out of order. The correct order is. L to R-Mary Elnora Yount Boone, Ora Jane "Orie" Yount White, Anna Jennettie Pearl Yount Vallance, Bessie Ada Yount Cooke, Verna Florence "Vernie" Yount and Lizzie Bell Yount McHargue. Picture is undated but I remember it being taken at the funeral of their mother Laura Alice Needham Yount in 1950. Anna Jennetti Pearl Yount Vallance was my Grandmother.
  • Henry Green Vallance and Family (13 KB)
    This photo appears to have been made between 1904 and 1906. It is believed the children are the children of Henry Green Vallance and Elizabeth Gollihugh. After the death of Elizabeth, Henry married Anna Jennettie Pearl Yount Vallance. In addition to raising these children she and Henry had seven children of their own. This picture is believed to have been made on the Vallance Farm at Plaska, Hall Co., Texas.
  • Picture Time in Memphis, Texas (26 KB)
    Vallance Family in Memphis, Texas. Limited space prevents inclusion of all the names. Anna Jennettie Pearl Vallance is in the 1st row left. All her children except son Marvin Carter Vallance and family were in the picture. I believe this photo was made in 1949 or 1950 at the Orr Studio in Memphis, Texas.
  • Alvin and Mary Vallance Family (20 KB)
    Alvin Russell Vallance and wife Mary Albina Parsons Vallance and son David Edward Vallance. Mary is the 2nd wife of Alvin. This photo was taken about 1956 in Memphis, Hall Co., Texas. Alvin is the father of Henry L. "Harry" Vallance.
  • Homer Arlett Medford (2 KB)
    Homer Arlett Medford is the son of Homer White Medford and Nettie Bell Johnson Medford.. He is the Grandson of George Holland Medford and Great Grandson of Zachariah Hardin and Martha Wilkes Medford. His wife was the late Mary Frances Hinton. Homer was born 18 Feb 1918
  • Coffee Break for the Medford's (87 KB)
    Medford tradition was several coffee breaks during the day. This photo shows that is what is going on and am sure they were discussing the problems of the day. In the photo left to right are, Grandmoher Ila G. Tally Medford, Jared Enoch Medford, Mary Alice Martin Medford (wife of Jared), Gaston White Medford, Waylon Debbs Medford and Maggie Medford (wife of Gaston White Medford). Jared, Gaston and Waylon are the sons of Ila G. Tally Medford. This photo was taken about 1961 or 1962 in Dumas, Moore Co., Texas.
  • Homer White Medford Family (48 KB)
    L to R: Opal Vontress Medford Brown (6/17/1915-), Lee Franklin Medford (9/15/1892-12/19/1982), Kenneth Spurlin Medford (12/13/1910-1/4/1980) Nettie Belle Johnson Medford (8/2/1874-1/3/1961), Memory Alvin Medford (4/28/1902-2/28/1977) Homer White Medford (1/26/1870-2/25/1959),Harry Snow Medford (2/13/1896-1/13/1991), Homer Arlett Medford (2/18/1918-), Hershel James Medford (2/11/1899-2/3/1984) Homer White Medford is the son of George Hollnd Medford and Grandson of Zachariah Hardin Medford. Family picture provided by Homer Arlett Medford.
  • Retirement (27 KB)
    Photo made aboard the USS Puget Sound AD-38 in Newport, Rhode Island. Harry Vallance being congratulated by Captain O.K. Hallam, USN upon the transfer to the U.S. Navy Fleet Reserve. Actual retirement from was effective ten years later in May 1983. Photo made in May 1973.
  • Isham Medford (18 KB)
    Isham Medford was born 29 Jul 1847 and died 15 December 1923. He was the son of John Anderson "Pad" Medford and Nancy Jane Wornell Medford. He was the Grandson of Isham Medford and Sarah Elizabeth Hopkins. Phot furnished by confidential source.
  • Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance (10 KB)
    Taken about 1947 in Memphis, Hall Co., Texas.
  • Laura Alice Needham Yount (14 KB)
    Laura Alice Needham (11/25/1863-3/19/1950) was married to Peter B. Yount. She is the Mother of Anna Jennettie Pearl Yount Vallance and Great Grandmother to Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance. Photo from family files. Photo taken about 1945 on Vallance Farm, Plaska , Hall County, Texas. The 1940 Ford sedan shown was the last year model produced until after the end of WWII.
  • Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance (5 KB)
    Scratching pet pig "Rosie" on Vallance Farm in Arkansas.
  • 1967 Royals Little League Club (33 KB)
    Photo taken at Sterling Park, Loudon Co., Virgina in fall of 1967. Harry Vallance in back row was the manager and good friend Curtis Pittard was assistant. Curtis and his middle son on this club are now deceased. The older son of Curtis is also in this photo. The sons of Harry are Kenneth the far right second row and Wesley 4th from the left in the front row. I recall we didn't win many games but all the boys got to play every game. No one could ask more than to work with young people. It was enjoyable to say the least.
  • Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance (5 KB)
    Photo Taken at the Orr Studio in Memphis, Texas about 1941.
  • 1969 Chippewas Little League Club (34 KB)
    Photo taken in summer of 1969 at Sterling Park, Loudoun Co., Virginia. Harry on left in 4th row was manager and good friend Curtis Pittard as assistant. Harry's sons are Kenneth 2nd from left in 3rd row and Wesley 3rd from left in 3rd row. Curtis and his middle son on this club are now deceased. His older son Andy and youngest son Joe was also on this club. We had fun, learned a lot and hope we instilled some good qualities in these young men.
  • Jared Enoch "Jerry" Medford (6 KB)
    Jared Enoch "Jerry" Medford (1917-1990) standing in a cotton field in Lakeview, Hall Co., Texas. Jared is the son of the late Holland Lee Medford and Ila Greene Medford of Texas. Picture taken about 1945 and furnished by David Bruce Medford.
  • Grandmother Ila Medford with children (13 KB)
    Grandmother Ila Green Medford (1883-1963) with son William Duane "Pat" Medford (1923-1996) and daughter Iantha "Anthy" Medford Massey in the background.Picture made in the late 1940's to mid 1950's. Picture furnished by David Bruce Medford.
  • William Duane "Pat" Medford (7 KB)
    William Duane "Pat" Medford (1923-1996) is the son of the late Holland Lee Medford and Ila Greene Medford. Picture taken in the late 1940's to mid 1950's. Picture furnished by David Brue Medford.
  • 1969 Champions (35 KB)
    Photo taken at Sterling Park, Loudoun Co., Virginia in the fall of 1969. Most of the boys on this team were repeat players from 1968. They went on to win the Lower Loudoun County League Championship. Back row left is Harry Vallance, (can't remember 1st assistant), Good friend Curtis Pittard and Herbert Goode. Herbert had a son on this team that played fullback. Curtis had three sons on this team that played different positions. Harry's sons Kenneth standing left of Harry played running back and Wesley 1st row far left played center on offense and tackle on defense. This was a great group of friends and kids to work with and we had a lot of fun. The boys worked and practiced hard and enjoyed it. A couple of them later became high school stars. One of them eventually became the quarter back at North Carolina after he completed high school. Working and coaching my two sons as well as the other boys proved to be one of the high lights of my life. It would be very difficult to trade this experience for anything.
  • Ila Greene Medford (5 KB)
    Grandmother Ila Greene Medford (1888-1963) is the Grandmother of Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance. She is the wife of the late Holland Lee Medford. It looks to me that she was in her late 30's to mid 40's. Just a guess, but this picture appears to have been taken between 1928 to 1932. Picture furnished by Grandsons Carthal and David Bruce Medford.
  • 1968 Warriors (42 KB)
    Photo taken in fall of 1968 at Sterling Park, Loudoun Co., Virginia. Harry Vallance was Coach and Manager. Harry's son kenneth is in the 2nd row 3rd from the left. This was a real learning experience but I enjoyed it. Most of these boys were repeat players on the 1969 team.
  • George Holland Medford #2 (4 KB)
    George Holland Medford (1838-1921) was the son of Zachariah Hardin Medford and Martha Wilkes. He was the father of Holland Lee Medford. George is the Great Grandfather of Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance. This picture is undated but it appears that George was in his late 40's to mid 50's. I would guess this photo was taken between 1883 and 1893. Picture furnished by Grandsons Carthal Medford and David Bruce Medford.
  • Valerie Anne Vallance (44 KB)
    Photo taken in 1982 when Valerie was in the 9th grade at Quitman High School, Quitman, Arkansas. Valerie is the daughter of Henry "Harry" Vallance and the late Dorothy Mae Vining Vallance. She was born in Tokyo, Japan. She later married Kevin Sloan in Arizona.
  • George Holland Medford #3 (5 KB)
    George Holland Medford (1838-1921) is the son of the late Zachariah Hardin Medford and Martha Wilkes. He is the Grandfather of Henry Lee "Harry" Vallance and William Donald "Bill" Vallance. This photo is undated but looks as if Grandfather George was getting quite elderely. I would guess this picture was taken between 1910 to 1921. Picture furnished by Grandsons Carthal Medford and David Bruce Medford.
  • Grandmother Ila with three Daughters (16 KB)
    Photo taken in 1930's in Collingsworth County, Texas. Grandmother Ila Green Tally sitting, Jewel Vivian Medford Vallance top left, Ruby Evelen Medford Brown in middle and Nettie Agnes Medford Jeffers. Holland Lee Medford was the husband of Ila and father to the girls. Holland was deceased when this photo was taken. Jewel was the wife of Alvin Russell Vallance and mother of Henry "Harry" and William "Bill" Vallance.
  • George Holland Medford #4 (11 KB)
    George Holland Medford (1838-1921) was known to have raised sheep. This photo could be sheep shearing day at the ranch. Photo is undated but Grandfather George appears to be in his mid 50's to 60 years old. If so this photo was taken between 1890 and 1910. George is on the far right in the photo. Photo furnished by Grandsons Carthal Medford and David Bruce Medford.
 

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