JONATHAN & JOANNA HOUSTON
Jonathan Houston and Joanna Houston were living in Lincoln Co., Tenn. in 1830 according to the 1830 census. She was born in North Carolina about 1800. Jonathan Houston died at Salem, Franklin Co., Tenn. in 1849, for his will was dated Feb. 13, 1849, attested by William S. Smith and W. S. Murphy, and probated May 7, 1849 (signed) Wm. E. Taylor, Clerk.
According to the 1850 census for Franklin Co., Tenn., Family No. 350 included:
Thomas Houston age 31
Malinda age 29
William age 6
Mary Ann age 4
George age 1.
Family No. 351 of the same census shows:
Joanna Houston age 50
Ann S. age 21
John T. age 19
Mary F. age 17
Elizabeth Jane age 14
Susan B. age 12
James M. age 10
Joanna K. age 5
After the death of Jonathan Houston, Joanna Houston, with these children still at home – John T., Susan B., Elizabeth Jane, James M., and Johanna K. with a married son, Thomas S. Houston and wife, Malinda, and three children, moved to Texas about 1852 and settled in the Dump and Wylie area (formerly Rawhide) on a part of the Calvin Boles Survey – “on the waters of the East Fork” 7 miles southeast of McKinney, Texas.
Joanna divided the land with the children on Jan. 5, 1869 which was vested to her by her son, John T. It is presumed she died soon thereafter. She is buried in the old Fitzhugh part of the Forest Grove Cemetery and Christian Church where she and her children were members. As late as 1875, Elizabeth Jane and Jesse Hall and Susan B. Turnbow were members there.
Six generations and about 121 years have passed ans still part of their family is located in Collin Co., Texas.
Houston children married in Collin Co., Texas:
Thomas S. Houston married Sarah J. Mullins, March 20, 1860; and Catherine Bateman on June 5, 1870
John T. Houston married Jane Wallace on July 23, 1870
Susan B. Houston married E. R. Southwood, then T. Alex Thompson, July 29, 1866, and James Turnbow, Sept. 4, 1871
Elizabeth Jane Houston married Jesse F. Hall, Aug. 23, 1865
James M. Houston married Teressa H. Baugh, Oct. 24, 1867
Joanna K. married William Jasper Chappell, Sept. 6, 1863 and later J. Henry Colvin in Wise Co., Texas.
Four boys served in the Civil War from Collin Co., Texas: John T. Houston enlisted in March, 1862 and served in McKinney’s Co., Fitzhugh’s Regiment, Johnson’s Brigade; William Houston served in Gabriel H. Fitzhugh’s Co., in the 16th Regiment; Thomas S. Houston served in the same Co., as William; and James M. Houston served in Co. C., Martin’s Regiment, Ganos Brigade. He married mail into Oklahoma taking tobacco with him to help make Indian friends. He received 1280 acres of land from the State of Texas because of permanent disabilities from the war.
Two girls married in Franklin Co., Tenn. Anna S. married William Simpson, Nov. 5, 1851 and Mary F. married Green B. Simpson, Dec. 24, 1850.
HOUSTON – HALL
Elizabeth Jane Houston, daughter of Jonathan and Joanna Houston, born Feb. 14, 1837 in Tenn. married Jesse F. Hall in Collin Co., Texas on Aug. 24, 1865 by W. S. Fisher, minister. Elizabeth Jane Hall died Aug. 22, 1896 with measles and Jesse F. Hall, born Feb. 5, 1832, died of pneumonia on March 20, 1884. They are buried in Forest Grove Cemetery. They were parents of five children: John Andrew Hall; Tom Hall; Fidelia N. “Della” Hall; Katherine Joanna Hall; and Robert “Bob” Hall.
John Andrew Hall was born 1866 and never married. He died 1934 and was buried at Forest Grove.
Tom Hall married Susie Gallagher. Their children were: Ruby, Beulah, and Roy. Ruby Hall married Nathan Eldridge.
Fidelia N. “Della” Hall was born Aug. 14, 1873 in Collin Co., Texas, and married Fountain Lee Myrick who was born Jan. 1, 1868 in Tenn. and died Feb. 13, 1923. “Della” Hall died June 10, 1962 and both are buried at Forest Grove Cemetery. Their children were: Ethel, Ernest, Leonard, and Fred.
Ethel Myrick, born Sept. 11, 1893 in Collin Co., Texas, married Robert Stinson (1895 - 1946). Ethel Stinson died Aug. 28, 1970, and both are buried at Forest Grove Cemetery. Their children were: James Stinson, Velma Stinson Spurgin, and Jana B. Stinson who married George H. Hennig.
Ernest Myrick married Gladys Founder. Their children were: John Henry and Betty. John Henry, born July 12, 1921, married and had the following children: Diana Lynn Myrick, born Jan. 22, 1950 in Dallas, and Sandra Jean Myrick, born May 14, 1953 in Dallas. Betty Myrick, born Aug. 3, 1928, married John Blackwell. Two children born to them at McKinney: Paul Ray born May 21, 1954 and Donna Kay born April 2, 1958.
Leonard Houston Myrick, born Oct. 5, 1899 in Collin Co., married Winnie Spence who was born Aug. 6, 1904. Their children were: Foy Deward, Billy Ray, Betty Sue, and Wanda Gene.
Foy Deward Myrick, born Oct. 18, 1926, married Darlene Askew on April 24, ___. The children are: Samuel Leonard Myrick born Dec. 1, 1947, Jerry Don Myrick born May 17, 1950, Sandra Kay Myrick born Sept. 5, 1952, and Mary Lynne Myrick was (adopted) born Oct. 18, 1951.
Billy Ray Myrick, born Jan. 10, 1931, married Virginia Johnson, born Nov. 18, 1930; Children are: Phyllis Ann Myrick born March 16, 1961, and John Raymond Myrick born Sept. 5, 1965.
Betty Sue Myrick, born April 25, 1932, married Luther Joe Coomer, born Sept. 5, 1928. Children are: Jimmy Dale Coomer born Nov. 8, 1950, Vickie Lynn Coomer born Aug. 7, 1954, and Wanda LeAnn born Nov. 15, 1966.
Wanda Gene Myrick, born Nov. 19, 1955, married Junior Ray Hatfield. Their children are: Deborah Dianne born July 4, 1958, Todd Glenn born May 2, 1962 and died Dec. 25, 1969, and Jennie LaRay born Oct. 25, 1970.
Fred Lee Myrick was born June 11, 1911 in Collin Co., Texas and married Kate Younger; children: Donald Morgan Myrick, Larry Myrick, Kattie Ruth, Charles Wayne, and Freddie Lee. Other marriages unknown.
Katherine Joanna “Kate” Hall was born June 9, 1876 and died Oct. 12, 1961. She married Thomas Lee Johnson who was born May 4, 1871 and died Nov. 9, 1959. They are buried at Forest Grove; children: Ester, Naomi, Johnie, Zelma, and Ora.
Robert “Bob” Hall was born Feb. 16, 1879 and died Aug. 23, 1943. He married Elizabeth Walker who was born in 1880 and died in 1962. They are buried in Forest Grove. Their children were: Lennie, Mozelle, Myrtle, and Hazel.