Friday, December 26, 2008

MARYLAND Langfords

Family, Kindship and Community
Page 215
"How many women found themselves in the position of Joane Langford, who sued George Harris of Charles County [Maryland] in 1668 'for begetting a Bastard Child on her Body and for Nonperformance of his promise to Marry her'."
Horn, James, Adapting to a New World: English Society in the Seventeenth-Century Chesapeake (Chapel Hill, North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press, 1994)

Friday, August 01, 2008


Nacogdoches County Texas
1826 Tax List
source: 1820-1820 Texas Tax List Index

Residence: East side of Hutchins between Cliff, 4th, Oak Cliff
Dallas, Texas
1891, 1892, 1893, 1894
source: Dallas Texas Directory, 1889-1894

Residence: 117 Dexter Avenue
Dallas, Texas
Occupation: Teamster
1891, 1892

Residence: G. R. Langford
Occupation: Teamster
1891, 1892
source: Dallas Texas Directory, 189-1894

Location: 1216 Main Street, Business of E. W. Aldrich
Dallas, Texas
Occupation: Medical student
1889, 1890

Location 1: Office over 318 Elm Street
Location 2: Boards with Mrs. A. E. Bartram
Occupation: Electic physician
1891, 1892

Location 1: Office over 349 Main Street
Location 2: Boards with Mrs. A. E. Bartram
Occupation: Physician
1893, 1894
source: Dallas, Texas Directory 1889-1894

San Augustine; 7th July 1835
Alfred Langford is a native of Virginia, a man of family of three persons, emigrated in June 1835
R. C. McDaniel, C.P.O.
Nacogdoches Aug. 15th 1835
Mr. Surveyor Sir: You are to survey in Zavala's Grant the sitio which Mr. Alfred Langford will designate
Jorge Anto Nixon, Comr.

San Augustine August 19, 1835
Garret M. Lankford a native of Tennessee is a man of family of eight persons, emigrated in 1829.
Saml Thompson Alcd.

San Augustine Sept. 23d, 1834
Mrs. Mary Lankford a native of Virginia is a widow woman of a family of three persons.
Benjamin Lindsey Alcd.

source: Character Certificates of the General Land Office of Texas

Friday June 1936 Merrill H. Langford Dies In Dallas Mon.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. from the Guardian Funeral Chapel in Dallas, for Merrill H. Langford, 23, who died Monday in a Dallas hospital with a throat infection. The services were conducted by Rev. D. A. Bryant. Burial was in Restland Cemetery.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Estella Langford, Dallas; one brother, Jack of Detroit, Mich.; one sister, Miss Sara Nell Langford, Dallas. Pall bearers were Sam Baty, Fred Grimes, Pete Case Jr., William H. Grice, J. G. Gentry and V. J. O’Connor.
Merrill Langford lived in Arlington with his mother and family until three years ago when they moved to Dallas. The family has many friends here who will be grieved to hear of his death. He was ill only three days, suffering with tonsolitas which developed the infection of the throat. Several members of the Arlington Baptist Church attended the funeral services.


1890 Union Soldiers in Texas

Langford Nimrod P. Pvt Mo Tarrant 100 L521

Langford William A. Williamson 102 L521

Lankford Alexander B. Delta 99 L521

Lankford George R. Pvt F 49 KY Inf Dallas 100 L521

Lankford William Pvt Thomas Reg La Inf Harris 99 L521


Saturday, July 12, 2008

Lankford land deeds in Wood County Texas

Antoine Calderon Land Grant - Lankford family

Business and Other Papers of Dr. J. S, Paschal

Abstracted where appropriate.

Deed, Kaufman County, Texas, 15 April 1881. I, Augusta R. Hoskins joined by my husband B. B. Hoskins . . . for the hereinafter consideration, paid by J. M. Lankford of Wood County, . . . sell . . Thirty acres of land more or less being a part of the Antoine Calderon 1476 acre grant . . in Wood County. . .One promisory note signed by J. M. Lankford & his wife Elizabeth Lankford . . the sum of seventy five dollars

Handwritted Deed of Conveyance:

The State of Texas, County of Wood
. . . I, Condy Raquet of Nacognoches County and Town of said state acting through my Attorney in face, William L. Alexander of said Wood County and for a consideration of Four Hundred dollars . . by James M Langford . . have sold to James J. Langford . . one hundred and sixty acres of land a part of an original survey of one third League listed in the name Antonio Calderon . . being thus bounded: Beginning on the South Boundary line of said 1/3 League and 230 varas west of the south east corner of said 1/3 league, where is a stake from which a Hickory bears S 86 W. 3-6/10 and a Red Oak brs N61 w. 5 vs. Thence north 746 vs to a corner from which a Red Oak brs S19 W. 7 vrs and a Red Oak brs S 72 E 15 vrs. Thence west 1210-8/10 to a corner from which a Black Jack, bears East 1 vara and a Red Oak brs N 16 W 1-2/10 vs. Thence south, 746 varas to said south boundary line a corner from which a Red Oak brs N 47 W 12 varas and a Red Oak brs S 62 W 5 vs. Thence east 1210-8/10 vs to the beginning.
This Deed is made in satisfaction of and in compliance with the terms of a Lith (?) Bond executed by me . . on the 19th November A.D. 1866. Witnesses: John F. Baxter, A. Fitzgerald.

Handwritten Deed of Conveyance:

The State of Texas, County of Wood.
. . . I James Warren . . . for and in consideration of the sum of Four Hundred Dollars to me in hand paid by Mrs. Laura A. Jinnings . . do sell . . a certain tract or parcel of One Hundred and Sixty of Lands. Situated lying and being on Indian Creek in said Wood County. About ten miles North East from the town of Quitman the same being a part of the Juan Bantista Chirino League and Labor and Beginning on the South boundary line of a tract heretofore sold & deeded to the said Warren by Barnett and Arnold the same point being the North East corner of Charles Williams Survey of Three hundred and fifty acres taken from the aforesaid League & Labor. thence running South 1440 Varas the South East Corner of the said Charles Williams Survey. Thence East 634 Varas a stake from which a post Oak 6 in. dia. brs North 21degrees E 7 Varas. Also a red Oak 12 in dia brs N 21 degrees West 10 Varas. Thence North passing the South West corner of Thomas Brownings 160 acre Survey 1440 Varas the south East corner of the said tract before mentioned conveyed to me by Barnett & Arnold and on the West boundary line of Brownings 160 acre tract thence West 634 Varas the beginning. . . Witness my hand Scroll seal this December 19 AD 1868. Signed James Warren. Attest: Henry Grogan, Abraham Sudderth.
Recorded in Wood County Clerk's Office at 1 o'clock PM December 19 AD 1868 in Book Y (?) on pages 198 & 199 of Records of Deeds. Signed A. Fitzgerald Clerk Co Ct Wood Co.
Attached is a Certificate of Record: I, M. D. Lankford, Clerk of the County Court . . . recorded in my office, on the 10th day of December 1879 at 11 1/4 AM in Record Book "C", pag 134 & 135. M. D. Lankford by J. T. Craddock, Deputy.

17 Jan 1898. Note. I promise to pay to W. A. Jinkins or bearer four bales of lint cotton weighing 500 lbs each to class middling . . in part payment for . . . 40-1/2 acres of land . . .
28 Jan 1898. Note. I promise to pay to W. M. Messimer or bearer . . Seventy Two and 80/100 dollars. . . In order tp secure the prompt payment of this note I place one vendor's land note which calls for four bales of lint cotton, etc . . .the above note is given for cash advanced on said . . land note . . .In case this note is paid in full at maturity . . land note shall be delivered to J. S. Paschal. Signed J. S. Paschal.
Note. 18 Nov 1898. I promose to pay to E. W. Gilbert . . . One Hundred Ten and no/100 Dollars . . at Winnsboro, Texas . . in part payment for . . land situated in Wood County. . the day conveyed to J. S. Paschal by E. W. Gilbert and wife Marcy Gilbert. . . Signed J. S. Paschal. [Pencil note on back indicates note paid in full Oct 4, 1900.]

Warranty Deed. 1 Feb 1899. C. C. Roberts to B. A. Browning. County of Kaufman. I, C. C. Roberts . . . in consideration of . . one Hundred forty eight and 75/100 Dollars . . sell . .a part of the J. B. Chireno L&L survey in Wood Co., Texas . . a tract of 25 acres sold to J. R. Wilmouth by Anna W. Roberts Dec 22nd 1891 . . .
Nov 24th, 1899. I promise to pay C. C. Roberts . . One hundred and Ninety Six and 15/100 dollars . . . at Beaumont, Texas. This note is given in part payment for . . land . . in Wood County, Texas and being 148-7/10 acres off the J. B. Cherino Survey . . Signed J. S. Paschal. [A payment record on this note indicates that Paschal paid $30 in cash plus a note for $60 and two notes for $196.15 each. Total $482.30. All are indicated as paid.]

Nov 24th, 1900. I promise to pay . . B. A. Browning . . One hundred dollars. This note is given in part payment . . . for 42-1/2 acres of land out of the J. B. Cherino League and Labor . . deeded to me by B. A. Browning and wife. His X Mark. [Cannot make out name.] Attest: J. D. Richardson.
Winnsboro, Texas Aug 10th 1901. I promise to pay L. M. Jennings or bearer the sum of Two Hundred dollars with interest . . at 10 percent . . at Winnsboro, Texas. This note is given in part payment for . . land situated in Wood County as about 7 miles south of Winnsboro and about 10 miles north east of Quitman, being a part of the Juan Bautiste Chirena League and Labor. . . This day conveyed to J. T. Bellomy by L. M. Jennings. [Marked PAID.]
Winnsboro, Texas 10/12, 1901. Received from J. S. Paschal Fifty and 00/100 Dollars on Land. Signed R. P. Horan.
20 Aug 1902. We, F. M Crone and M. E. Crone . . in consideration of one dollar paid by L. J. Bradley and wife and J. F. Nabors and wife . . .sold . .. all that . . land . . on the J. B. Cherino Survey beginning at W. T. Mitchell's S. E. corner. Thence north950 varas corner. Thence east 201 varas to corner. Thence south 950 varas to corner, Thence west 201 varas to the place of beginning containing 60 acres more or less. Notarized by J. D. Richardson, JP. Filed for record 30 May 1912, Deed records Volume 26, page 620. Jonathan Russell, Conty Clerk.

Oct 1st, 1902. I promise to pay to J. F. Nabors . . One hundred dollars . . at Stout. This note is given in part payment for . . land . .on the J. B. Cherino survey 1/2 interest in 60 acres. Conveyed to J. F. Nabors and wife. Signed L. J. Bradley. [Two identical notes, one payable Nov 1, 1903, the other payable Nov 1, 1904]

Warranty Deed 9 Nov 1904. E. K. Crone and wife Mary A. Crone and V. M. Crone to W. T. Mitchell . . in the County of Wood . .on the J. B. Cherino survey . . 60 acres of land
Warranty Deed W. T. Mitchel & R. H. Mitchel wife of W. T. Mitchel to N. H. Short 23 Sep 1905. . . secured by notes . .[same description as Warranty Deed 1 July 1907, Short to Pascal]

Winnsboro 9-23, 1905. I promise to pay W. T. Mitchell . . two hundred dollars, with interest . . at Winnsboro . . This note is given in part payment for . . land . . 60 acres in the J. B. Cherino survey. Being the same land conveyed to N. H. Short by W. T. Mitchell and wife.
Winnsboro 9-23, 1905. I promise to pay Homer Mitchel . . $150.00 . . with interest . . at Winsboro (sic) . . in part payment for .. land . . Wood State of Tex being 60 acres on the J. B. Cherina Survey . . . this day conveyed to N. H. Short by W. T. Mitchell . . .
Stout, Tex 28 Sep 1905. . . I promise to pay L. J. Bradley . . One Hundred Dollars . . at Winnsboro . . part payment for . . 60 acres of the J. B. Cherino survey . . the same land this day conveyed to H. C. Meek by L. J. Bradley & wife . . .
Warranty Deed 1 July 1907. N. H. Short & M. B. Short wife . .of the County of Rains . . for. . Six Hundred Dollars . . paid and to be paid by J. S. Pascal as follows: Three hundred in cash . . and two vendors lien notes . . . one note dated July 1906 and payable October 1, 1907 . . . payable to Luther Mitchel for the sum of One Hundred and Fifty Dollars. One note dated July 1907 . . . to Homer Nitchel for the sum of One Hundred and Fifty Dollars.
Track of land,. . in Wood County, Texas on the J. B. Chireno survey . . . beginning 390-1/2 Vrs W of the S. W. corner of a survey made for Wm. Moore, now owned by Mrs. Knight . . . Filed in Wood County 30 May 1912, Book 26, pg 619-20.
Warranty Deed 5 July 1907. Homer Mitchell to Dr. J. S. Paschal. I, Homer Mitchell of the County of Wood . . for One Hundred and Fifty Dollars . . . paid by J. S. Paschal . . sell . . tract of land . . J. B. Chireno survey . .60 acres of land . . . all of my undivided 1/4 interest in . . . land.
Warranty Deed 28 Sep 1907. E. A. Pinson to J. S. Paschal. I, E. A. Pinson wife Lillie Pinson of the County of Wood . . for . . One Hundred and Fifty Dollars . . paid by J. S. Paschal . . sell . . land . . about ten miles east from the town of Quitman . . a part of the J. B. Chireno survey . . beginning at the SW corner of a tract of 25 acres, sold to J. T. Wilmoth by Ann R. Roberts . . and on the east line of the Taylor, Lundon 70 acre tract. . . .containing 42-1/2 acres of land.
Warranty Deed 14 December 1907. Luther Mitchell to J. S. Paschal. I, Luther Mitchell of the County of Hunt . . for . . One Hundred and Fifty Dollars . . . paid by J. S. Paschal . . sell . . tract of land . . J. B. Chireno survey . . 60 acres of land . . . all of my undivided 1/4 interest in . . . land.
Merrimac, Tex, 1908. On Nov 9th, 1909 . . . we promise to pay J. S. Paschal . . Two hundred fifty dollars at Stout Wood County Texas. G. W. Echols, M. A.Echols
30 March 1908. Real Estate Deed of Trust Coupon Note. I promise to pay . . . Austin Fire Insurance Company . . . Fifty Dollars in gold coin . . .Signed J. P. Baker.
Deed of Trust, 4 Jan 1909. State of Oklahoma, County of McCurtain.
I, M. A. Echols joined by my husband G. W. Echols, of Lukfata in the County of McCurtain and State of Oklahoma for and in consideration of . . one dollar .. paid by J. P. Harris of Wood County, in the State of Texas, Trustee, . . sell . . all my undivided one half interest in and to 212-1/2 acres of land of the Elijah Elledge Survey in Wood County, Texas, on the waters of Stouts Creek about 12 miles N. of E. from the town of Quitman, and being the old homestead of Mrs. Joe Ashberry deceased, and for description of land . . original patent to heirs of Elijah Elledge dated December 1st 1876 contining 320 acres of land, and recorded in Vol B on pages 66 and 67 in the Deed Records of Wood County, Texas, less 107-1/2 acres sold off the south west corner of said original 320 acre tract and being 107-1/2 acres west of Dry Creek. . . . If the said M. A. Echols and G. W. Echols shall well and truly pay off . . . their promissory note . . . to the order ot J. S. Paschal . . . in the sum of $250.00, payable at Stout . . . and due November 1st, 1909, . . . then this conveyance shall become null and void. Notarized by J. N. Davis on 4 Jan 1909.
Winnsboro, TX July 28th, 1910. On letterhead of Harris, Suiter & Britton, Attorneys at Law: Received of Dr. J. S. Paschall the sum of $20.00 in full settlement of all claims and demands for rents due on the J. M. Lankford Sr. old place and being the land this day conveyed by W. H. Neill and wife to said Dr. J. S. Paschall and wife, for all years whatsoever . . . Signed W. H. Niell and Eliza Niell.
Warranty Deed 28 Jul 1910. W. H. Neill et ux to Dr. J. S. Paschal. We, W. H. Neill and his wife Mrs. Eliza Neill, the said Mrs. Eliza Neill being a daughter and heir at law of the late J. M. Lankford Sr. deceased, of the County of Wood . . . for . . Two Hundred and no/100 Dollars . . sell . . Dr. J. S. Paschall . . all of our entire interest as heirs at law of J. M. Lankford deceased . . . 160 acres out of the Antonio Calderon survey . . . also 35 acres of land part of the J. M. Servantes survey . . . also 30 acres of land . . of the Antonio Calderon survey . . .
Dallas, Texas March 16th, 1911. On letterhead of Law Offices of The Bonners. To Dr. J. S. Paschall, Winnsboro, Texas Route #6, in re #1261 J. P. Baker. We received the money to pay the interest due March 1st 1911 . . . have credited the installment note with $10.00 . . .
25 March 1912. Crop and Chattel Mortage. Reno Fry to J. S. Paschal. To secure my indebtedness to J. S. Paschal of Stout, Texas, . . . Two Hundred and Sisty Dollars . . my promissory note . . payable to J. S. Paschal . . I do . . . hypothecate and convey in trust unto the said J. S. Paschal the following described property . . . : 60 acres cotton, One acre robbon cane, and 300 cords wood . . . delivered to J. S. Paschal in the town of Stout . . .
Paris, Texas May 6, 1912. . . promise to pay to . . Paris Grocer Company at . . Paris, Lamar County, Texas, Four hundred fifty eight and 85/100 dollars. Signed J. S. Paschal
Dallas, Texas May 21, 1912. On letterhead of The Bonner Loan & Investment Co. To Jr. J. S. Pascal. . . receipt of . . interest due March 1, 1912 . . credited the installment note with $10.00 . . .
Warranty Deed: H. C. Meek & wife to L. Bradley & wife. Filed 30 May 1912.
H. C. Meek and wife M. E. Meek . . for the sum of Seven Hundred and Thirty Dollars . . sold to . . L. J. Bradley and wife E. A. Bradley . . all that parcel of land . . in the County of Wood State of Texas about 13 miles NE from the town of Quitman and being Sixty acres of the J. B. Cherina Survey . . containing 60 acres more or less.
G. W. Houston JP Jon Russell, Clerk of the County Court
16 May 1912. On the 1 day of Oct 1912, for value received, the undersigned promise to pay to H. L. Crosby, or order, at Winnsboro, Texas,the sum of Sixteen and no/100 dollars, with interest at the rate of ten per cent per annum . . . This note is given to secure part of the purchase money of Mdse . . . to further secure this Note I hereby convey to said H. L. Crosby, the following described property: 1 Bal lint cotton on J. A. Paschal farm near Stout Wood Co., Texas.
Signed D. B. Paschal. Witness Tip R. Anderson, P. O. Winnsboro R6.
Release of Vendor's Lien: Paris Gnd Company to Dr. J. S. Paschal
State of Texas, County of Lamar. By Deed dated June 14th, 1912 recorded in the County Clerk's office of Wood County, Texas, in Book I page 5-6 J. S. Paschal conveyed to J. R. Shelton, Trustee certain real estate . . in the County of Wood . . being the 1st and 2nd tracts, all that certain tract or parcel of land situated in Wood County Texas, a part of the J. B. Chireno survey, the two tracts herein conveyed containing 120 acres . . . Vendor's Lien securing payment of Four Hundred Fifty-eight 85/100 dollars.
R. H. Russell, Notary Public, Lamar Co., Texas
Real Estate Deed of Trust Coupon Note, Dated 24 Dec 1913, at R6, Winnsboro, TX.
. . . pay to the order of The Bonner Loan & Investment Company, at the office of said Company, in the City of Dallas, in Dallas, County, Texas, the principal sum of Two Hundred dollars, in gold coin of the United States . . . with interest thereon from the date hereof at the rate of 8 per cent . . .
Release of Judgment Lien. 11 March 1914. Whereas on the 4th day of Feby, 1913, Plaintiff, Moore Grocery Company, recovered judgment against J. S. Paschal in the District Court of Smith County, Texas for the sum of $1461.56 and $6.35 costs of suit . . . and whereas Moore Grocery Company transferred said judgment and the lien created thereby together with a deed of trust lien securing said amount, to W. D. Suiter, and the said W. D. Suiter being now desirous of releasing the Judgment lien butof retaining the lien created by the deed of trust . . .
Deed of Trust J. S. Paschal to T. P. Barry, Trustee, Benefit of Sanger Brothers. Filed 16 March 1914. Jon Russell, County Clerk, in volume I pg 647-9: I, J. S. Paschall of Stout . . . sell unto T. P. Barry, Trustee . . all that certain tract or parcel of land . .on the J. B. Chireno Survey . . containing 76 acres, bounded on the north by a tract of 100 acres belonging to Mrs. Sallie Elledge, . . on the west by . . land owned by Thos Bellomy - on the south . . owned by John Cox and J. S. Paschal - on the east by F. M. Crone home tract, this tract being on Indian Creek and being the same land owned by Winston Johnson and bought by him from W. J. Richards . . . which deed was burned in the house of F. M. Crone at the time said house was destroyed by fire.
Whereas, on March 30th, 1908 J. P. Baker and wife, Carrie Baker, executed to Geo. W. Jalonick, Trustee, a deed of trust on 247-1/2 acres of land a part of the Jose Maria Servantes 1/2 league survey, situated about 1-1/2 miles west from Merrimack in Wood County, Texas, and being fully described . . in Vol "F" on page 192 of the deed of trust records of Wood County . . securing three notes, being two for $50 each and one for $500, payable to the Austin Fire Insurance Company; and
Whereas, the two notes for $50 each were paid and the $500 note was transferred and assigned by the Austin Fire Insurance Company to Sanger Brothers: and
Whereas said land became the property of J. S. Paschal and on January 20, 1913, J. S. Paschal executed a deed of trust to T. P. Barry, Trustee, on said 247-1/2 acres . . securing three notes for $617.73 payable to Sanger Brothers . . :
Whereas the Bonner Loan and Investment Company has paid Sanger Brothers $2325.50 in full settlement of all of the above described notes . . .
. . . Sanger Brothers, a partnership firm, by Alex Sanger . . hereby release the 147-1/2 acres of land from the lien . . .
Signed 14 March 1914 Alex Sanger. Recorded 23 March 1914 in Volume 35 on pages 359-360. Jonathan Russell, Clerk County Court, Wood County, Texas.
Deed of Trust 3 Feb 1915. J. S. Paschal to W. D. Suiter, Trustee,Benefit of Sam Paschal. I, J. S. Paschal . . sell . . W. D. Suiter, Trustee . . 269-6/10 acres of the J. B. Chireno survey . . . being the same land this day conveyed to Alf Morris trustee for the benefit of W. D. Suiter this deed of trust being a second lien and subject to the one given for the benefit of the said W. D. Wuiter, reference herein is made to the deed of trust given Moore Gro. Co. . . said J. S. Paschal shall well and truly pay . . . one promissory note made by J. S. Paschal payable to the order of Sam Paschal . . . for the sum of fifteen Hundred ninety seven and no/100 dated Dec 18th 1914, due Nov 1st 1915, payable at Winnsboro, Texas . . .
Winnsboro, Texas June 3rd, 1917. . . promise to pay to the order of Sam Paschal at Winnsboro Texas, One Thousand Two Hundred Ninety Six & 40/100 dollars . . . This note is secured by 2nd mortgage on 296-6/10 acres of land, a part of the J. B. Chireno Survey in Wood County, Texas. Signed J. S. Paschal.
Woodmen of the World Clerk's Official Receipt. 1 Apr 1917. received of D. B. Paschal. Camp No. 1083.
In County Court, Wood County, Texas, January Term A.D. 1921.
Winnsboro Grain and Grocery Company vs. J. S. Paschal. No. 1873.
On this the 5th day of January A.D. 1921 . . . the defendant although duly cited . . appeared not, but wholly made default . . . the plaintiff is entitled to recover herein the sum of $143.17. . . . plaintiff . . do have and recover of and from the defendant J. S. Paschal the sum of $743.17, with interest from date of filing . . together with all costs of suit. Recorded in Vol "G" page No. 317, Court Minutes. [No explanation for amount difference.]
Oil and Gas Lease 15 April 1927. . . between J. S. Paschal and wife . . lessor . . and Ross Petroleum Corporation . . lessee . . for . . One and no/100 Dollars, . . leese for . . mining and operating for oil and gas . . land situated in the county of Wood. First Tract: Being 40 acres out of the J. B. Chireno Survey . . Beginning at the N. W. corner of a 40 acre tract owned by I. W. Browning . . . tract owned by Maggie N. Andrews . . . Being 40 acres out of the J. G. Chireno survey . .beginning at the S. W. corner of a tract of 25 acres sold to J. T. Whitworth by Anna W. Roberts December 22nd 1891 and on the east line of the Taylor London 70 acre tract . . .
Citation in Delinquent Tax Suit: The State of Texas vs. J. S. Paschall, et al. . . . Summon J. S. Paschall, W. M. Paschall and Maud L. Paschall . . . to District Court of Wood County . . in the City of Quitman on the 2nd Monday in Oct A.D. 1927 . . . The State of Texas is plaintiff and J. S. Paschall, W. M. Paschall, Maud (crossed out and Mount written) L. Paschall and The "Federal Land Bank of Houston are Defendant . . . against the sum of One hundred Forty Four and 69/100 Dollars for State and County taxes, due plaintiff for the years 1923 and 1924. Being Block No. ___ of the Antonio Calderon Survey of land . . . containing 190 acres of land. Signed V. B. Shaw, Clerk District Court, Wood County, Texas.
Civil Bill of Cost in District Court issued 19 June 1930. D. C. Paschal vs. B. W. Nelson. Total $24.27.
May 26, 1931. Letter from The Federal Land Bank of Houston to Mr. W. M. Paschal, Route #6, Winnsboro. Re: Loan #31090. We have received notice dated May 22nd from Texas Plat Book and Map Company, Quitman, Texas, advising us that they are planning to file a tax suit against you for . . the 1926 taxes which are delinquent in the amount of $15.73. On December 19, 1930 Secretary-Treasurer reported that the 1926 and 1927 taxes were paid. . . If your 1926 taxes are paid . . . furnish us with evidence . . .. Signed A. C. Hargis, Assistant Treasurer.
Oct 16, 1931. Letter to W. M. Paschal, Winnsboro Rte 6. Re: Your Loan No. 31090.
I am instructed by our Board of Directors to write you and request that you appear at my office on Thurs Oct 22, 1931 and pay, or arrange to pay, the amount shown to be delinquent on your loan, or assessed against your land for taxes. Winnsboro National Farm Loan Ass'n, by O. B. Nickers, Secretary-Treasurer.
On letterhead of St. George Hotel, Dallas. March 2, 1932. Received from Clayton B. Prenir (?) and H. J. B__ington Ten Dollars ($10.00) for advance expenses to Oklahoma City as witness in Federal Court Case. Signed Dr. J. S. Paschal
Texas State Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Standard Certificate of Death.
County of Wood, City of Winnsboro.
Full Name of Deceased: Infant of Liddie Wisbrook. Male, White, Single.
Date of Birth March 13, 1932. Date of death 3/18/1932 Age 6 days.
Informant O. O. Wallis, Winnsboro Tex R#3.
Place of Burial: Mount Zion. Undertaker R. H. McCrary Co., Winnsboro, Tex.
8 July 1933. Offer to enter into cotton option-benefit or benefit contracts.
Joe Paschal, Rt 6, Winnsboro, Texas operates a farm 6 S from Winnsboro on Stout Road in Wood County. I have planted cotton . . on 18 acres. In 1932 I harvested no cotton. I estimate that . . . I may reasonably expect to harvest 150 pounds of lint cotton per acre . . in the fall of 1933. . . . I offer to the Secretary of Agriculture on behalf of the United States 7 acres of cotton . . . I elect to take a cash payment of $11.00 per acre, making a total of $77.00 for the 7 acres . . . [A sketch of the farm is attached, mostly unreadable. Total size of farm was107 acres, with 50 acres in cultivated crops.]
23 Mar 1936. Winnsboro Grain and Grocery Co. Sold to Dr. Paschall: 6 Sx meal at $.38; 2 Sx yellow corn at $1.50; 1 Crt Country Gent at $.92.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Andrej Benedejcic

My Cousin through Tonin family.


Mr. Andrej Benedejcic assumed the duties of the Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia in Moscow on March 14, 2005. He presented his Letters of Credence to the President of the Russian Federation Mr. Vladimir Putin on April 20 and, by non-resident accreditation, to the President of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan Mr. Ovezgeldy Atayev on June 27, to the President of the Republic of Belarus Mr. Alexander Lukashenko on July 29, to the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Mr. Kurmanbek Bakiyev on August 30, to the State Secretary of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mr. Oralbay Abdykarimov on September 30 and to the President of the Tajik Republic Mr. Emomali Rakhmon on October 25, 2005, as well as to the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan Mr. Vladimir Norov on December 18, 2007. He is a career member of the Slovenian diplomatic corps.

Mr. Benedejcic studied at Harvard University, where he graduated in 1996 in Economics. During his university years he witnessed the Slovenian Ten-Day War of Independence and later served in the Territorial Defense of Slovenia, in an infantry battalion. He received his secondary school education at the Cairo American College in Egypt and his elementary instruction at the Russian Primary School of the Embassy of USSR in Beijing, China.

Mr. Benedejcic joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia in 1996 as an analyst in the Research and Planning Department, where he followed Slovenian relations with the United States and NATO. He was also appointed the Secretary of the Slovenian Diplomatic Academy.

In 1997 he was posted to the Embassy of Slovenia in Moscow, where he worked in the Consular Section.

Later in the year, following the election of Slovenia to the Security Council for the period 1998-1999, he joined the Permanent Mission of Slovenia to the United Nations in New York. His portfolio included issues of Sub-Saharan Africa and the UN economic sanctions. At the beginning of 1999 he was named an Alternate Representative of Slovenia to the Security Council.

Mr. Benedejcic returned to Ljubljana in 2000 and became the Assistant to the Secretary General of the Foreign Ministry. Later in the year he was posted to the Slovenian Embassy in Washington, DC, where he worked in the Political Section.

At the beginning of 2001 he joined the Office of the Prime Minister of Slovenia as Adviser on International Relations in the rank of State Undersecretary. His portfolio included NATO accession and cooperation with the Russian Federation. He served as a member of the Organizational Committee for the preparation of the Bush-Putin Summit in Slovenia in June 2001. He also took an active part in the preparation of the first official visit of the Slovenian Prime Minister to the Russian Federation in September 2002.

At the end of 2002 he joined the Office of the President of Slovenia as Foreign Policy Adviser to the President. In this capacity he participated in the establishment of the Forum for Slavic Cultures in Ljubljana. He also supervised the organization of several conferences devoted to East-West relations, with a special emphasis on the role of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

In June 2004 he was appointed the Deputy Head of the Permanent Mission of Slovenia to the OSCE in Vienna. As the representative of the incoming Slovenian OSCE Chairmanship he took an active part in the 2nd Annual Security Review Conference, as well as in the visit of the OSCE delegation to Georgia in September 2004 and in the regional meeting of the OSCE Heads of Missions in Almaty in November 2004.

Mr. Benedejcic was born on 21 November 1970 in Ljubljana. He is a member of the Olimpija Fencing Club and the Harvard Club of Russia. He is married and has a daughter.
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Book: CC, Page: 406, Grantor: John R. Hopkins, Grantee: William D. and Manoah L. Langford, Date: 30-Mar-1853
Deed 30 Mar 1853 John R. Hopkins of Louisa atty for Elizabeth D. and Mary E. Gooding of Marion Co., Ohio to William D. and Manoah L. Langford of Louisa $1,083.45; parcel of land bequeath to Elizabeth and Mary Gooding by Paul Wayate, Dec., cont 155 acres adjoining Caroline M. Langford and others Sig. John r. Hopkins Rec. 6 Jun 1853