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Nancy’s Notebook

Of elusive relatives

Want to find: parents and/or siblings' descendants of Margaret Collier (my paternal grandfather's mother)

Known facts:

  1. Copy of page from Cleere Family Bible shows that C. E. Cleere & S. M. Cleere (given name might be Sarah Margaret) were married August 31, 1865 (not known where) *notation says this is his 2nd marriage.
  2. Listed in 1880 Census of Freestone Co. TX as Sarah A. Clear , age 34 b: (c1846), AL, Father b: SC, Mother b: NC; with husband, Neal Clear and four children.
  3. Named youngest daughter, Margaret Bell who was called "Maggie". (maybe Margaret's mother's given/maiden name was Bell)
  4. Son, Washington Lee Cleere's death certificate lists mother as Margaret Collier

Does anyone have a Collier family living in either AL (Lawrence Co.?) or Freestone Co. TX around 1865 that could be her family? Any leads would be appreciated.

Want to find: parents, siblings, and/or other descendants of Soloman Ingram (my paternal grandmother's grandfather)

Known facts:

  1. Soloman born in GA according to 1880 Census of Johnson Co. TX. Lists wife Elizabeth (C. Paine) ; four children & three grandchildren.
      Aminda Ingram, 18, dtr, AR, f-GA, m-NC
      Sol Ingram, 8, son, TX, f-GA, m-NC
      M. Stevens, 30 (or 36), dtr, GA, f-GA, m-NC
      Fannie Stevens, 4, gdtr, TX, f-GA, m-GA
      Z. Hancock, 8, gson, TX, f-GA, m-GA
      I. McNeal, 27, dtr, AR, f-GA, m-NC
      Effie McNeal, gdtr, TX, f-AR, m-AR
  2. Parents of 15 children of which only 7 were living at the time of the 1900 Census of Comanche Co. TX.
  3. Tombstone in Union Cemetery, Gustine, Comanche, TX shows that Soloman was born May 24, 1826; died March 24, 1911. Elizabeth born August 14, 1830; died June 18, 1915.

Thanks to Dr. Charles Ingram, Jr., I have been able to connect my Ingram family to his research and have gained a lot on my ancestors and other branches of the Ingram tree.   I'll have the outline page up soon.

I would still like to hear from Ingram researchers, particularly descendants of Soloman & Elizabeth Ingram.

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