Hargrave family research notes

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Genealogies (Warning! - the genealogies listed below have not been verified.  Unfortunately, most genealogies on-line are replete with erroneous information and these could be also, so be very careful and validate your information:

  • Joseph Hargrave, father of Cyllanae, Virginia Ann and Mariah L. Hargrave FamilySearch.org 278F-FGT
  • Joseph Hargrave, father of Cyllanae, Virginia Ann and Mariah Hargrave (doesn't list Cyllanea) ancestry.com

George Lynch married Cyllanae Hargrave in Harris county, Texas, possibly Hockley (her given name recorded various ways, including Celina, Selina, Selinda and Plomonia),1 but on a deed dated March 20, 1871, she signed her name "Cyllanae Lynch". 2

Two 1850 censuses give women with names similar to Cyllanae, one whose parents are Levi and Lucienne Hargrave and the other's parents are Joseph Hargrave & Missouri (Cobbs) Hargrave.  To further confuse the researcher, both families are from Louisiana and the daughters are the same age as Cyllanae, but further research shows she was the daughter of Joseph & Missouri Hargrave.

1850 census - Joseph HARGRAVE – FamilySearchAncestry

1850, TX, Grimes, Texas
p 740, Oct 24, HH 112/133
Joseph HARGRAVE, 34, M, farmer, LA
Mison HARGRAVE, 24, F, TN
Selila HARGRAVE, 8, F, LA
Janna HARGRAVE, 7, F, LA
S Ann HARGRAVE, 2, F, TX
Mary E HARGRAVE, 1, F, TX
James H COBBS, 69, M, carpenter, LA
Vetal LePOINT, 30, M, labourer, LA

1850 census - Levi HARGRAVE – FamilySearch - dismissed as the family of Cyllanae Hargrave.

1850, LA, Vermilion parish, 6th Ward, Western Dist., Dec. 2nd, HH 48
Levi HARGRAVE, 35, M, farmer, LA
Lucienne SIME, 32, F, LA
Levi HARGRAVE, 12, M, LA
Selina HARGRAVE, 8, F, LA
James HARGRAVE, 6, M, LA
Elijah HARGRAVE, 3, M, LA
Malina HARGRAVE, 2, G, LA
Andre HARGRAVE, 5/12, M, LA

1860 census - the family of Joseph and Missouri Hargrave – FamilySearchAncestry.

1860, TX, Grimes, Retreat, p 88, Apr 1, HH 583/574
Joseph HARGRAVE, 47, M, farmer, $2000, LA
Missouri HARGRAVE, 42, F, TN
Johannah HARGRAVE, 18, F, LA
Sarah HARGRAVE, 17, F, TX
Mary HARGRAVE, 11, F, TX
Virginia HARGRAVE, 8, F, TX
Mariah HARGRAVE, 6, F, TX
James HARGRAVE, 4, M, TX
Frank HARGRAVE, 1, M, TX

George W. Lynch and wife Cyllanae (the enumerator recorded "Plomonia") were enumerated on the 1870 census with four children.  They were living on a farm in the southwestern corner of Grimes county, Texas near the little town of Courtney, just north of the Waller county line:

1870 census – George & Plumonia Lynch in Courtney, Grimes county, Texas – FamilySearchAncestry
location erroneously transcribed at FamilySearch.org as Texas, Concord, Essex, Vermont, USA.

1870, TX, Grimes, Coatney (sic), p 144, July 28, HH 1313
LYNCH, George, 32, M, W, farmer, TX
LYNCH, Plomonia, 27, F, W, keeping house, LA
LYNCH, Caroline, 9, F, W, TX
LYNCH, Lusenia, 4, F, W, TX
LYNCH, Wanon (?), M, W, TX
LYNCH, Joseph, 1, M, W, TX

1870 census – the parents & siblings of Cyllanae (Hargrave) Lynch – Joseph and Missouri (Cobb) HARGRAVE in Courtney, Grimes county, Texas – FamilySearchAncestry
location erroneously transcribed at FamilySearch.org as Texas, Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.

1870, TX, Grimes, Coatney (sic), p 147, July 20, HH 1185
HARGRAVE, Joseph, 50, M, W, farmer, $1000, $1000, LA
HARGRAVE, Misssouri, 42, F, W, keeping house, LA
HARGRAVE, Virginia, 17, F, W, LA
HARGRAVE, Mariah, 15, F, W, LA
HARGRAVE, James, 13, M, W, TX
HARGRAVE, Frank, 11, M, W, TX
HARGRAVE, Della, 4, F, W, TX
HARGRAVE, Fanny, 3/12, F, W, TX
PRESTON, Ella, 25, F, W, school teacher, OH

1880 census – the children of Joseph and Missouri (Cobb) HARGRAVE (both deceased) in Leon county, Texas – Ancestry.
Eight days after the census was taken, he married Mary "Mollie" Williamson on June 17, 1880 in Grimes county.

1880, TX, Leon, p 10, June 9, HH 93
HARGRAVES, James, W, M, 23, farmer, single, TX, LA, TN
EBERLY, Virginia, W, F, 28, sister, widowed, keeping house, TX, LA, TN
HARGRAVES, Adella, 13, sister, TX, LA, TN
HARGRAVES, Fanny E, 10, sister, TX, LA, TN
EBERLY, Foster F, 7, nephew, TX, TX, TX

Hargrave - Everly (Eberly) unions:

Two daughters of Joseph & Missouri Hargrave, sisters of Cyllanae (Hargrave) Lynch married into the prominent family of John Elgin Eberly:

  • Virginia Ann Hargrave (1852-1905) 3 married Jerome M. Eberly (~1849-BEF 1880).
  • Francis Catherine "Fanny" Hargrave (1871-1920) 4 married William Henry Eberly (1852-1936).

Hargrave - Boulware union:

Another sister of Cyllanae, Virginia and Fanny Hargrave was Mariah Hargrave who married 1874 James Lewis "J.L." Boulware, a son of Musco Boulware III. 5

A brother of the sisters Cyllanae, Virginia, Maria & Fanny was Frank Hargrave.  He shot and killed Musco Boulware IV, the son of Musco Boulware III and younger brother of Reuben & James Lewis Boulware, allegedly in a dispute over a horse race. 6 7 8


Descendants of Joseph Hargrave - Dec 30, 2023

1-Joseph Hargrave b: 1820 in Louisiana, USA d: in Waller county, Texas, USA +Missouri Cobbs b: 1826 in Tennessee, USA . . 2-Cyllanae "Celinda" Hargrave b: abt 1843 in Louisiana, USA d: abt Aug 1878 in Waller county, Texas, USA . . +George W. Lynch b: abt 1840 in Grimes county, Texas, USA m: Jul 4, 1860 in Harris county, Texas, USA . . . . 3-Caroline "Carrie" Lynch b: abt 1861 in Texas, USA d: Sep 13, 1878 in Waller county, Texas, USA . . . . 3-Loraine Lynch b: abt 1866 in Texas, USA d: Sep 13, 1878 in Waller county, Texas, USA . . . . 3-Lodie Lynch b: abt 1866 in Texas, USA d: Sep 13, 1878 in Waller county, Texas, USA . . . . 3-Abigail Lynch b: in Texas, USA d: Sep 13, 1878 in Waller county, Texas, USA . . . . 3-Jerome Lynch b: abt 1867 in Texas, USA d: Sep 13, 1878 in Waller county, Texas, USA . . . . 3-Joseph Lynch b: abt 1869 in Texas, USA d: Sep 13, 1878 in Waller county, Texas, USA . . . . 3-China Lynch d: Sep 13, 1878 in Waller county, Texas, USA . . . . 3-Phoebe Lynch d: Sep 13, 1878 in Waller county, Texas, USA . . . . 3-Hayes Lynch b: abt Aug 1878 in Texas, USA d: Sep 13, 1878 in Waller county, Texas, USA . . 2-Joanna Hargrave b: 1843 d: 1912 . . +John L. Perry b: abt 1835 in Texas, USA m: Jun 24, 1863 in Grimes county, Texas, USA . . 2-Sarah Ann Hargrave b: Jul 15, 1847 in Texas, USA d: Dec 11, 1905 . . +Perry W. Sapp CSA b: Feb 1842 in Bossier parixh, Louisiana, USA m: Mar 1, 1866 in Grimes county, Texas, USA d: Oct 27, 1909 in Waller county, Texas, USA . . 2-Mary Elizabeth Hargrave b: Apr 6, 1849 in Texas, USA d: Jan 13, 1909 . . +Robert W. Stevens CSA b: abt 1844 in Texas, USA m: Oct 21, 1869 in Grimes county, Texas, USA . . 2-Virginia Ann Hargrave b: 1852 in Louisiana, USA d: 1905 in Fields Store, Waller county, Texas, USA . . +Jerome M. "Bud" Eberly George Lynch's EBERLY brother-in-law. b: 1849 in Louisiana, USA m: Apr 25, 1872 in Grimes county, Texas, USA d: bef 1880 in Waller county, Texas, USA . . . . 3-Foster Ferguson Eberly b: Jan 14, in Waller county, Texas, USA d: Aug 13, 1962 in Baytown, Harris county, Texas, USA . . +Elijah Justus Sheffield b: 1855 m: Jan 24, 1882 in Waller county, Texas, USA d: 1912 . . 2-Maria L. Hargrave b: Nov 12, 1854 in Waller county, Texas, USA d: Mar 12, 1939 in Hempstead, Waller county, Texas, USA . . +James Lewis "J.L." Boulware George Lynch's BOULWARE brother-in-law. b: Aug 12, 1850 in Fairfield county, South Carolina, USA m: 1874 in Texas, USA d: Dec 14, 1923 in Hempstead, Waller county, Texas, USA . . 2-James Andrew Hargrave George Lynch's HARGRAVE brother-in-law. b: 1857 d: 1923 . . +Mary "Mollie" Williamson b: 1859 m: Jun 17, 1880 in Grimes county, Texas, USA . . +Nancy Missouri Ann Ainsworth b: 1869 m: May 26, 1887 in Leon county, Texas, USA d: 1968 . . . . 3-Gideon Unez Hargrave b: Apr 1, 1884 in Texas, USA d: Jul 6, 1936 in Houston, Harris county, Texas, USA . . . . +Jennie Earline Eberly b: 1898 d: 1976 . . 2-Joseph Franklin "Frank" Hargrave George Lynch's HARGRAVE brother-in-law. He shot and killed his sister Maria's brother-in-law, Musco Boulware IV. b: Jun 17, 1859 in Texas, USA d: Jun 14, 1908 in Montgomery county, Texas, USA . . +Savanah Georgia Peoples b: 1863 b: 1950 . . 2-Adella Hargrave b: 1864 . . 2-Francis Catherine "Fannie Kate" Hargrave b: May 8, 1871 in Waller county, Texas, USA d: May 5, 1920 in Harris county, Texas, USA . . +William Henry Eberly George Lynch's EBERLY brother-in-law. b: Dec 17, 1852 in Hockley, Harris county, Texas, USA m: May 21, 1893 in Waller county, Texas, USA d: Mar 17, 1936 in Harris county, Texas, USA . . . . 3-Gideon Nease Eberly b: 1875 d: 1926 . . . . 3-Theresa Eberly b: 1879 d: 1967 . . . . 3-Jennie Earline Eberly b: 1898 d: 1976 . . . . +Gideon Unez Hargrave b: Apr 1, 1884 in Texas, USA d: Jul 6, 1936 in Houston, Harris county, Texas, USA . . . . . . This line shown above

Footnotes

  1. Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 marriage of G. W. Lynch & C. Hargrave, July 4, 1869, Houston, Texas; FamilySearch; image 387 of 698; multiple county clerks, Texas.
  2. Waller county, Texas courthouse (Hempstead, TX) Deed Book G: 73-74; J. M, J. W. & M. D. Lawless of Grimes county deed to Cyllanae Lynch; 116 acres, part of J. Mills survey in Grimes county; March 20, 1871.
  3. Virginia Ann Hargrave Eberly (1852-1905), 52 years old. FindaGrave.com
  4. Francis Catherine “Fanny” Hargrave Eberly (1871-1920), 48 years old. FindaGrave.com
  5. Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 marriage of Maria B. Hargrave & Jas. L. Boulware; FamilySearch, FHL microfilm 1,006,509.; image 156.
  6. Boulware Shot By Hargrave. The Daily Banner, (Brenham, TX), Wednesday, October 15, 1879, p. 1, col. 1. University Of North Texas Libraries, The Portal To Texas History transcription
  7. Frank Hargraves Taken To Hempstead. Brenham Weekly Banner, (Brenham, TX), Wednesday, October 17, 1879, p. 2 , col. 8. University Of North Texas Libraries, The Portal To Texas History transcription
  8. State Vs. Hargraves. The Galveston Daily News, Saturday, April 10, 1880, p. 1 , col. 5. University Of North Texas Libraries, The Portal To Texas History transcription

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