Charlotte Basset
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Fred Cheeseman

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The updating of the numbering system used on this page has been completed. Generation 28 is my own;
27 is that of my parents; 29 is that of my children, etc.  --   John M. Gwin, Mar 2009


The reformatting of the name font and census data for this page has been completed. --John M. Gwin, May 2012

SOURCES:

"Compiled by James Basset Gwin II of 2918 45 St New Orleans 20, LA in the year 1949 from records submitted from the collections of Kate L. Gwin Tuscaloosa Al, and her cousin Edith E. Snow, Washington, DC, from correspondence with a Mrs. Maggie Gibbs of Houston, TX, in 1929.   Information obtained from Major Champ Carter McCullough who employed genealogists to trace this ancestry. "



DISCLAIMER and REQUEST 

There are still many gaps. Though some of it is proven, there is much possibility for error. I have no idea how correct some of the other information is. There may be some of you who will be sad or even angry when you read parts of this, because you know that a particular segment is wrong. But I present it here in good faith, so if you have information that proves, substantiates, corroborates, conflicts with, expands, disproves, corrects, or complements any of this information, please share it with me, and I will gladly include your family line, add your comment, correct the error, and/or present your claim! E.mail me at jmcdgwin@zianet.com.

John McDonald Gwin 

Basset, pronounced /bah-SAY/ is French. When Jean Jacques Luis Basset married Madamoselle Mary Lavalette and had two children, that's pretty much how they would have pronounced it. But when their son moved to England, the locals there called it Bassett, pronounced /BASS-ut/ (rhymes with "Pass it!"), and added the extra tee, which some of James' and Mary's children evidently kept. For example, Uncle James' middle name is Bassett, and he always pronounced it with the English pronunciation, never the French. He said his dad (same name) always pronounced it that way, too, and he assumed his grandmother, Ida Eliza Bassett, did also.


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22.00--Jean Jacques Luis Basset m. Madamoselle Mary Lavalette; 2 sons; (siblings and parents of JJLB and ML are unk. to me).

My uncle James Gwin's notes said his name was Georges Basset m. Madamoselle Lavalette. He got that information and all the following information in 1949 from the collections of Kate L. Gwin, Tuscaloosa, AL, and Edith Snow, Washington, DC, who had gotten it earlier from Maj. Champe Carter McCulloch, mayor of Waco, TX, who "employed genealogists to trace this ancestry." Uncle James' introductory paragraph to his Basset pages reads,

"The name BASSET is French and originally pronounced "BAH-SAY". The first mention of this name revealed in research is found in 'The Geneva Armorial' in 1399 as a Burgess named Robert son of Permet member of the council of state in 1404 (sic). The closest relative found was a Georges Basset in Geneva, Switzerland, who was a member of a Hugenot family in the eighteenth century before the French Revolution. Georges Basset was apprenticed to a silversmith and fell in love with a Madamoselle Lavalette who was the daughter of a French nobleman. Her parents objected to their courtship and sent her away to Wales to school to separate them. Georges followed her and married her. They had two sons. One of them emigrated to America, and his whole family were wiped out in a yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia. The other son, named John James Louis Basset married Mary Miles, an English girl, and they settled in Sussex, England and raised 14 children."

Some of what this unknown, employed, genealogist found is obviously correct, but it is also clear that some confusion exists. If Georges Basset is indeed in this line, he may have been the FATHER of the Jean Jacques Luis Basset I (John James Louis Basset I), the latter of whom went to England and married Mary Lavalette as is proven below.

Our cousin Liz Hicks sent me a photocopy of the old 1767 marriage license. I transcribe it here with typeset words in boldface type and handwritten words in italic type. The five signatures are also underlined. The fact that he is listed here as a watchmaker perhaps lends credence to the story of someone being apprenticed to a silversmith, above. The fact that the last names of the two witnesses are neither Basset nor Lavalette perhaps lends credence to the story of their eloping without either parents' permission (or at least presence). And the fact that the fourth child of JJL Basset II is George perhaps lends credence to the existence of a Georges in their upline somewhere.  

Transcription of the 1767 Marriage Certificate of Jean Basset and Mary Lavalette
"Banns of Marriage____No. 93 Jean Jaques Basset  of this  Parish Watchmaker and Mary Lavalette  of the Parish of Saint Saviour
were Married in this Church  by Licence this twentieth Day of August  in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Seven by me E. Willan Vicar. This Marriage was solemnized between Us JJBasset    Marie Lavalette In the Presence of Joseph Leivers   Rose Bottlion"


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23.01--One of the children (no name listed) allegedly emigrated to America; the family all allegedly perished in Philadelphia in a yellow fever epidemic.

23.02--John James Louis Basset (Jr.?) m. Mary Miles, an English girl; settled in Sussex, Eng.; 14 ch.; [JB/ENH notes: *53B1. Jean Jacques Luis "James" Basset; m. 13 Jun 1803 in St. Marylebone, London, Eng. to Mary Miles]


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Some of these fourteen children emigrated to America, almost all of whom came to Cahaba, AL. Those known (or reported/believed) to have made this trip (or these trips, as I so far know only how and when one family--William and Harriet--came, not the others) across the Atlantic include (1) James, (3) Charlotte (and her husband Fred Cheeseman), (4) George, (5) William (and his wife Harriet), (6) Louis (he married Sarah Gwin in Cahaba), (8) John (mentioned in Fry's Memories of Old Cahaba), (10) Joseph (he married Mary Gwin in Cahaba), and (11) Emma (all three of her marriages occurred in North America). Suffice it for now to say that little is known of and some confusion exists concerning the three youngest as to whether or not they came, exactly what their names were, and how and when they died.

Immediately next is the list I have of the fourteen. Following it is an expanded version of that list with known downlines.



Meet the known 14 children of John and Mary Basset

24.01--James Basset
24.02--Mary Basset
24.03--Charlotte Basset (m. Fred Cheeseman)
24.04--George Basset
24.05--William Basset (m. Harriet Bowley)--(my great-grandparents)
24.06--Louis Basset (m. Sarah Gwin)
24.07--Sarah Basset (m. Robert Jordan)
24.08--John Miles Basset
24.09--Henry Basset
24.10--Joseph Lavalette Basset (m. Mary Ann Gwin)
24.11--Emma Maria Basset (m. Carl Ludwig Nitschke)
24.12--Thomas Archibald Basset, or Thomas Basset (twin)
24.13--Charles Basset, or Archibald Basset (twin)
24.14--Robert Basset or Charles Robert Basset
(24.15)--Harry Bridger (called Henry)--maybe adopted, maybe only a close friend raised by the family, but not blood related

Here is the family of Charlotte and Fred:

24.03--Charlotte Basset, b. 3 Aug 1806 or 21 Jul 1806, England; d. 4 Oct 1876 Matagorda Co.,TX (near Bay City and the Gulf Coast); m. 19 Sep 1830 at Preston, England [near Brighton--from their marriage certificate: "both of this parish, witnesses: James Basset(t) & Mary Cheeseman"], to Frederick Cheeseman (b. ca. 1806-07 [from Frederick Cheeseman's tombstone in Matagorda Co., TX: "Born Horsham, England; Died 8 Nov 1866; Age 59 years."]; 4 known ch.:

25.01--Charles F. Cheeseman
25.02--Robert George Cheeseman
25.03--Arthur B. Cheeseman
25.04--Minna Jane Cheeseman


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25.01--Charles F. Cheeseman, b. in Worthing, Sussex, England, in Aug 1832; d. unk; bd. unk; m. Batistine Roe in Texas; 3 ch.;
[Charles was b. 1835, according to Uncle James' records, but Liz Hicks sent me a copy of their listing for the 1870 census of Matagorda Co., TX, and his age appears there as 38, which would make him b. in 1831-32]
[listed as Chas. Cheeseman, father-in-law, b. Aug 1832 in England/England/England; age 67, in the 1 Jun 1900 census of 2nd Ward, Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX, and lvg. w/his daughter Rena and s-i-l Walter Ives]

[listed as Chas. Cheeseman, widowed uncle, age 72, b. in AL/USA/AL, in the 8 Jan 1920 census of Houston, Harris Co., TX, and lvg. in the boarding house of his niece, Maggie Gibbs, with his sister-in-law, Mary Lister Cheeseman]
[John M. Gwin NOTE: In the same 1870 census of Matagorda Co., TX, a Charlotte Cheeseman, age 42 and born in England, is listed as a housekeeper and living with Charles F. and the three children, Irene (9), Martin (8), and Frederick (4). We know that Charles' father, Fred, had died in 1866, and since Charles' wife, Batistine, does not appear in this census, we may assume that she also had died in the four years since baby Frederick was born; therefore, I believe that this Charlotte, listed as age 42 and being born in England, is indeed our Charlotte, the mother of Charles, and that either someone made a mistake in transcribing notes or she intentionally lied about her age, which in truth would've been 64, not 42!]

26.01--Irene Q. "Rena" Cheeseman, b. in TX, Aug 1860; d. 19 Nov 1910 "Age 50 Yrs."; bd. Magnolia Cem., Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 38350592; m. Walter A. Ives (b. Oct 1852 in TX/England/England; d. 30 Jun 1904, "aged 52 years"; bd. Magnolia Cem., Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 38350590); 5 known ch.;
[listed as Irene Cheeseman, age 9, in the 1870 census of Caney P. O., Live Oak and Peyton's Creek, Matagorda Co., TX]
[listed as Rena Ives, b. Aug 1860 in TX/England/AL; age 39 w/4 of 6 ch. lvg., in the 1 Jun 1900 census of 2nd Ward, Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX]
[listed as Rena Q. Ives, wd., age 50 w/4 of 5 ch. lvg. and b. in TX/England/AL, in the 1910 census of TX; she and two daughters are boarders lvg. w/the fam. of Joseph L. and Carrie V. Hooks]

[listed as W. A. Ives, b. Oct 1852 in TX/England/England; age 47 and working as an oil agent, in the 1 Jun 1900 census of 2nd Ward, Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX]
[JMG Note: Actually it is not known that the daughter who md. Mr. McMahon is the first daughter, nor is it known in which order the son appears.]

27.01--Minnie W. Ives, b. Jul 1884; d. unk; bd. unk; m. John Edward McMahon (b. ca. 1885 in TX/TX/TX; d. unk.; bd. unk.); at least 2 ch.;
[listed as Minnie Ives, b. Jul 1884 in TX/TX/TX; age 15, in the 1 Jun 1900 census of 2nd Ward, Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX]
[listed as Minie W. Ives, single, age 24 and b. in TX/TX/TX, in the 12 Apr 1910 census of Beaumont, Jeffersopn Co., TX; she and her mom and sister are boarders lvg. w/the fam. of Joseph L. and Carrie V. Hooks]
28.01--Rena McMahon, b. ca. 1913; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;

28.02--Charlotte "Lottie" McMahon, b. ca. Dec 1919; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;
27.02--Lollie/Lottie Ives, b. Sep 1886; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;
[listed as Lollie Ives, b. Sep 1886 in TX/TX/TX; age 13, in the 1 Jun 1900 census of 2nd Ward, Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX]
27.03--Battestine Ives, b. Jan 1889; d. unk; bd. unk; m. Mr. Dunlop; ch. unk;
[listed as Battestine Ives, b. Jan 1889 in TX/TX/TX; age 11, in the 1 Jun 1900 census of 2nd Ward, Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX]
[listed as Battist___ Ives, single, age 21 and b. in TX/TX/TX, in the 12 Apr 1910 census of Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX; she and her mom and sister are boarders lvg. w/the fam. of Joseph L. and Carrie V. Hooks]

28.01--Graham Dunlop; b. ca. 1913 in Canada/TX/Canada; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; ch. unk;

Graham Colquhoun Dunlop--Is this ours?
Birth:  unknown
Death:  Jan. 26, 1927
Note: Death date may be burial date. Cemetery may be Hawthorn-Dale. For Information
Burial:  Mount Royal Cem., Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Find A Grave Memorial# 108139716



27.04--(daughter) Ives, b. unk; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;

27.05--(son) Ives, b. unk; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;
26.02--William Martin Cheeseman, b. in TX ca. 1862; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;
[listed as Martin Cheeseman, age 8, in the 1870 census of Caney P. O., Live Oak and Peyton's Creek, Matagorda Co., TX]

26.03--Frederick Cheeseman, b. in TX ca. 1866; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;
[listed as Frederick Cheeseman, age 4, in the 1870 census of Caney P. O., Live Oak and Peyton's Creek, Matagorda Co., TX]


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25.02--Robert George Cheeseman, b. 18 Jul 1837 in Worthing, Sussex, England; d. 31 Jan 1893; m. 30 Jul 1862 in Cahaba, Dallas Co., AL, to Mary Ellen Lister (b. 18 Jul 1842; d.  aft. 1920 census on 18 Feb); 8 ch.; in the 1860 census, he was age 23, working as a mail contractor, and living with his parents in Matagorda Co., TX;
[listed as Mary Cheeseman, mother, age 76 in the 8 Jan 1920 census of Houston, Harris Co., TX, and living with her brother, Charles Lister; her widowed son-in-law, Henry Franksand other family members, in the home of her daughter, Maggie Gibbs];
[age 86 in the 1930 census of Houston, TX]

[GWIN NOTE: Since he married Mary Ellen 2 years later in 1862 in Cahaba, he must've gone back there to marry her! According to Anna Fry in Memories of Old Cahaba, Jerry "Jere" Lister lived "over the point" (i.e., across the Cahaba River by ferry from downtown Cahaba) in the same neighborhood as did John and William Basset, two of Robert George Cheeseman's uncles. Fry says that each of the three were proprietors of fashionable tailor shops, and it may be that they were partners of a single shop. It is likely, then, that Mary Ellen Lister is the daughter of this same Jerry Lister. As stated above, she and her brother, Charles Lister, are still alive in 1920 and living with her daughter, Maggie Cheeseman Gibbs.]

26.01--Charles Frederick Cheeseman, b. ca. 1848; d. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;

26.02--Mina Ida Cheeseman, b. unk; d. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;

26.03--Maggie McKay Cheeseman,
b. 13 Oct 1867 in Matagorda Co., TX; d. unk; m1. 24 Dec 1890 to M. E. Coor Pender; 2 ch.; m2. 25 Jul 1899 to Archie Floyd Gibbs, Sr.; 1 ch.;
[listed as Maggie Gibbs, age 51, widowed owner of a rooming house, b. in TX/England/AL,  in the 8 Jan 1920 census of Houston, Harris Co., TX];
[age 62 in the 1930 census of Houston, TX]
27.01--Lewis George Coor Pender/Coorpender [LGCP later took the name of his stepfather Gibbs]; b. 12 Dec 1891; d. unk; bd. unk; m. Sydney Wolfe (b. ca. 1902 in TX/IN/TX; d. unk.; bd. unk.); at least 2 ch.;
[age 18 in the 1910 census of Humble, Harris Co., TX];
[listed as George Gibbs, age 28, oil  co. agent, b. in TX/TX/TX,  in the 8 Jan 1920 census of Houston, Harris Co., TX]

[listed as Sydney Gibbs, dau.-in-law, age 18, b. TX/IN/TX, in the 8 Jan 1920 census of Houston, Harris Co., TX]
28.01--Lewis George Gibbs, Jr., b. 16 Nov 1919; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;
[listed as George Gibbs, Jr., grandson, age 14 mos., b. in TX/TX/TX,  in the 8 Jan 1920 census of Houston, Harris Co., TX]
28.02--Gloria Gibbs, b. 17 Mar 1925; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;

27.02--Henry Joseph Coor Pender, b. 24 Apr 1894; d. unk; bd. unk; m. Margaret Joller; 1 ch.;
[age 16 in the 1910 census of Humble, Harris Co., TX]

28.01--Henry Joseph Coor Pender, Jr., b. 22 Apr 1931

27.03--Archie Floyd Gibbs, Jr., b. 30 Dec 1901; d. unk; bd. unk; m. Emily (nee unk.; b. ca. 1906 in Alsace Lorraine; d. unk.; bd. unk.) unk. ch.
[Arch, age 8 in the 1910 census of Humble, Harris Co., TX];
[listed as Archie Gibbs, son, age 18, b. in TX/TX/TX, oil co. laborer, in the 8 Jan 1920 census of Houston, Harris Co., TX]
[age 26 in the 1930 census of Houston, TX]

[Em, age 24 in the 1930 census of Houston, TX]

From: othagrayatsbcglobaldotnet
Date: March 23, 2008
To: <jmcdgwin@zianet.com>
Subject: j gibbs Gray

I am interested in the Archie Floyd Gibbs, [Sr.], who married Maggie McKay Cheesman.  My brother and I are looking for an Archie Floyd Gibbs who was the father of our grandfather George Travis Gibbs, Sr. of Summergrove, La.  Our Archie Floyd Gibbs was married to Georgia Annie Colquitt, and they had only one son.  They either divorced or he died.  We know they left Summergrove, La., but we do not know if they were together or what.  I did find their marriage certificate at the court house in Shreveport, La.  My grandfather was born June 20, 1893 and was raised by his uncle, Will Colquitt.  I know he never mentioned his father and he never lived with his mother.  She lived in El Paso in later years.
Just wondering.
Jeanne Beth Gibbs G

Dear John,
    My grandfather was George Travis Gibbs, Sr.  His father was Archie Floyd Gibbs and his mother was Georgia Colquitt.  His parents (I assumed divorce when he was very young).  My grandfather was raised by Will and Virgie Colquitt of Summergrove, La.  He never mentioned his parents or any of the Gibbs'.  We have found nothing about her, but I know she was living around El Paso, Texas in the 1920's.
Thanks for writing.
Jeanne Gibbs Gra
26.04--Mary Rutherford "Mamie" Cheeseman, b. 15 Mar 1870; d. 5 Sep 1913, age 43; bd. Hollywood Cem., Plot: Oakwood Terr., Houston, Harris Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 35446484; m. 12 Nov 1890 to Henry H. Franks (b. Apr 1868 in TX/USA/USA; d. 8 Oct 1929; bd. Hollywood Cem., Plot: Oakwood Terr., Houston, Harris Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 35446485; H.H. Franks m2. to unk. person after 1920); at least 2 ch.;
[listed as Mamie R. Franks, 27, b. Mar 1873 in TX/AL/AL, md. 10 yrs. w/ 2/2 ch. lvg., in the 12 Jun 1900 census of Houston, Harris Co., TX]
[listed as Mrs. Mamie Franks, 40, b. in TX/AL/AL, m1. 20 yrs. w/ 2/2 ch. lvg., in the 30 Apr 1910 census of Houston, Harris Co., TX]

[listed as Henry H. Franks, 32, bookkeeper, b. Apr 1868 in TX/Germany/Germany, in the 12 Jun 1900 census of Houston, Harris Co., TX]

[listed as Henry H. Franks, 42, hotel mgr., b. in TX/Germany/Germany, m1. 20 yrs., in the 30 Apr 1910 census of Houston, Harris Co., TX]
[listed as Henry H. Franks, widowed boarder, age 58, b. in TX/TX/TX, packing co. bookkeeper, in the 8 Jan 1920 census of Houston, Harris Co., TX, and lvg. in the boarding house of his sister-in-law, Maggie Gibbs]
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H. H. Franks in the Tex. St. DOH, B of VS, Cert. of Death: no rec. of DOB, b. Moulton, TX; Sec'y & Treas. of Houston Packing Co., father: Carl Franks, b. Germany, no rec. of mother; d. 8 Oct 1929, age 62, of acute myocarditis; bd. Hollywood Cem., Houston, TX; info: Mrs. H. H. Franks]

27.01--Erma Lee Franks, b. 9 Apr 1892 in Moulton, Lavaca Co., TX/TX/TX; d. 16 Aug 1975 in Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX; bd. Glenwood Cem., Houston, Harris Co., TX--Plot: Sect. C-5, Lot 211--Find A Grave Memorial# 43985156; m. 22 Feb 1911 to George Pride Brown, Jr. (b. 14 Dec 1886 in Houston, Harris Co., TX/MO/TX; d. 29 May 1960 in Houston, Harris Co., TX; bd. Glenwood Cem., Houston, Harris Co., TX--Plot: Sect. C-5, Lot 211--Find A Grave Memorial# 43984938); 4 ch.;
[listed as Erma L. Franks, 8, b. Apr 1892 in TX/TX/TX, in the 12 Jun 1900 census of Houston, Harris Co., TX]
[listed as Erma L. Franks, 18, b. in TX/TX/TX, in the 30 Apr 1910 census of Houston, Harris Co., TX]
[listed as Erma Brown, dau-in-law, 28, b. in TX/TX/TX, in the 10 Jan 1920 census of Houston, Harris Co., TX]
[listed as Erma Brown, dau-in-law, 38, b. in TX/TX/TX, insurance agent, in the 4 Apr 1930 census of Houston, Harris Co., TX]
[listed as Erma F. Brown, 48, b. in TX, in the 9 Apr 1940 census of Houston, Harris Co., TX]

[listed as George Brown, son, 34, b. in TX/MO/TX, insurance salesman, in the 10 Jan 1920 census of Houston, Harris Co., TX]
[listed as George P. Brown, Jr., son, 43, b. in TX/MO/TX, insurance agent, in the 4 Apr 1930 census of Houston, Harris Co., TX]
[listed as George P. Brown, Jr., son, 52, b. in TX, estate manager, in the 9 Apr 1940 census of Houston, Harris Co., TX]
28.01--George P. Brown, III, b. 30 Sep 1912 in TX/TX/TX; d. 14 Apr 2004 in Houston, Harris Co., TX; bd. Glenwood Cem., Houston, Harris Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 8641288; m1. Jane Fatjo (b. 1 Nov 1915; d. 16 Feb 1979 in Houston, Harris Co., TX; bd. Plot: Sect. C-5, Lot 211, Glenwood Cem., Houston, Harris Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 79281403); m2. Beth Beck (b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.); ch. unk;
[listed as George Brown, grandson, 7, b. in TX/TX/TX, in the 10 Jan 1920 census of Houston, Harris Co., TX]
[listed as George P. Brown, 3rd, grandson, 17, b. in TX/TX/TX, in the 4 Apr 1930 census of Houston, Harris Co., TX]


GEORGE P. BROWN III, 91, of Houston died Wednesday, April 14, 2004. Mr. Brown was born September 30, 1912 to George P. Brown, Jr. and Erma Franks Brown.

George was a kind and loving man and will be so greatly missed by the family and friends he so dearly loved.

George was from a pioneer Houston Family, growing up on Caroline Avenue in downtown Houston, attending San Jacinto High School and graduating from Schreiner Institute in Kerrville, Texas.

George was well known in the Hardware Business, working for Wagner Hardware and Kelly Hardware for many years. He retired to his ranch in Hunt, Texas in 1975 and returned to Houston to be near his beloved daughter in 1999.

George was preceded in death by his wives Jane Fatjo Brown and Beth Beck Brown, his parents, his grand parents George P. Brown, Sr. and Bettie Morin Brown, two infant sons and his sisters Betty Brown Cook, Erma Lee Brown Clifton and Ruth Brown Green. He is survived by his daughter Becky Gregory and husband Gordon; his grandchildren Glenn Gregory, Jr. and wife Tracy, George Gregory and Thurman Gregory.

Friends are invited to visitation with the family Friday, April 16, 2004 from five until seven o'clock in the evening at Geo. H. Lewis and Sons, 1010 Bering Drive. Graveside services will be conducted at half past ten in the morning on Saturday, April 17, 2004 at Glenwood cemetery, 2525 Washington Avenue, with Rev. Richard Laster officiating.


29.01--inf. son Brown, b. & d. 7 Nov 1937

29.02--inf. son Brown, b. & d. 12 Apr 1939

29.03--Becky Brown, [PRIVATE] m. Gordon Gregory, [PRIVATE]

30.01--Glenn Gregory, Jr., [PRIVATE] ; m. Tracy (nee unk.), [PRIVATE]; ch. unk;

30.02--George Gregory, [PRIVATE];

30.03--Thurman Gregory, [PRIVATE];

28.02--Bettie Brown, b. 25 Nov 1913 in TX/TX/TX; d. bef. 2004; bd. unk; m. Mr. Cook (); ch. unk;
[listed as Bettie Brown, granddaughter, 6, b. in TX/TX/TX, in the 10 Jan 1920 census of Houston, Harris Co., TX]
[listed as Bettie Brown, granddaughter, 16, b. in TX/TX/TX, in the 4 Apr 1930 census of Houston, Harris Co., TX]

28.03--Erma Lee Brown, b. 19 Aug 1916 in TX/TX/TX; d. bef. 2004; bd. unk; m. Mr. Clifton; ch. unk;
[listed as Erma Lee Brown, granddaughter, 3, b. in CA/TX/TX, in the 10 Jan 1920 census of Houston, Harris Co., TX]
[listed as Erma Lee Brown, granddaughter, 13, b. in CA/TX/TX, in the 4 Apr 1930 census of Houston, Harris Co., TX]

28.04--Ruth C. Brown, b. 7 Apr 1919 in TX/TX/TX; d. bef. 2004; bd. unk; m. Mr. Green; ch. unk;
[listed as Ruth Brown, granddaughter, 9 mos., b. in TX/TX/TX, in the 10 Jan 1920 census of Houston, Harris Co., TX]
[listed as Ruth Brown, granddaughter, 10, b. in TX/TX/TX, in the 4 Apr 1930 census of Houston, Harris Co., TX]
[listed as Ruth C. Brown, 31, b. in TX, in the 9 Apr 1940 census of Houston, Harris Co., TX]

27.02--Mabel Carl Franks, b. Sep 1896 in TX/TX/TX; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;
[listed as Mabel C. Franks, 3, b. Sep 1896 in TX/TX/TX, in the 12 Jun 1900 census of Houston, Harris Co., TX]
[listed as Mabel R. Franks, 13, b. in TX/TX/TX, in the 30 Apr 1910 census of Houston, Harris Co., TX]
26.05--Charlotte Eliza Cheeseman, b. 5 Oct 1872; d. 17 May 1873, age 7 mo., 12 days; bd. unk;

26.06--Rosa Lister Cheeseman, b. 15 Jan 1875; d. 23 Oct 1875, age 9 mo., 8 days; bd. unk;

26.07--Addie Fisher Cheeseman, b. 12 May 1880; d. 12 Jun 1881, age 13 mo.; bd. unk;

26.08--Robert George Cheeseman, Jr., b. 12 Feb 1877; d. 23 Feb 1877, age 11 days; bd. unk

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J
A
N
E






25.04
M
I
N
N
A
 
J
A
N
E






25.04
M
I
N
N
A
 
J
A
N
E






25.04
M
I
N
N
A
 
J
A
N
E

25.04--Minna Jane "Minnie" Cheeseman, b. ca. 1845-46 in (Dallas Co.?) AL, according to the 1860 census, as she was age 14 then and living with her parents in Matagorda Co., TX (tombstone says: 12 Feb 1846; d. 3 Dec 1886; bd. Matagorda Cem., Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 31717267--"My Beloved Wife, Sacred to the Memory of...Aged 40 y, 3 m, 21 d"; m. Walter Scott Stewart (b. 28 Nov 1843 in TX; d. 3 Aug 1894; bd. Matagorda Cem., Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 31717266); 5 ch.;


Walter Scott Stewart, II
(1843-1894)
Minna Jane Cheeseman Stewart
(1846-1886)
Photos shared by  Cousin Cecile Stewart Crawford on her Rootsweb page at  http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/family_stewart_walter_minna.htm


26.01--Irene Stewart, b. 23 Dec 1869; d. 27 Nov 1917; bd. Matagorda Cem., Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX--"Wife of C. W. Burkhart, Asleep in Jesus"--Find A Grave Memorial# 31717347; m. ca. 1894 to Charles W. Burkhart (b. Feb 1872 in TX/PA/AL; d. 21 Nov 1932, age 60; bd. Matagorda Cem., Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 31717348); 3 ch.
[listed as Irene Burkhart, 30, b. Dec 1869 in TX/TX/AL, md. 6 yrs. w/2 of 2 ch. lvg., in the 1 Jun 1900 census of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX]
[Irene: age 40 in the 26 Apr 1910 census of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX]

[listed as Mildred Burkhart, 23, in the 12 Jan 1920 census of Matagorda Co., TX]
[listed as Mildred P. Burkhart, 34, age 23 at 1st marr., in the 11 Apr 1930 census of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX]

[listed as Charles W. Burkhart, 28, stock raiser, b. Feb 1872 in TX/PA/AL, md. 6 yrs, in the 1 Jun 1900 census of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX]
[Charles: age 38 in the 26 Apr 1910 census of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX]
[listed as C. W. Burkheart, 47, stockman, in the 12 Jan 1920 census of Matagorda Co., TX]
[listed as Charles W. Burkhart, ranch stockman, 56, age 23 at 1st marr., in the 11 Apr 1930 census of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX]

27.01--Charles Stewart W. Burkhart, b. ca. 1896 in TX; d. unk.; m. Lunelle Jones (fr. Livingston, TX; b. unk. d. unk.; d/o unk.); no ch.
[listed as Stewart W. Burkhart, 4, b. Nov 1895 in TX/TX/TX, in the 1 Jun 1900 census of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX]
[listed as Stewart Burkhart, age 14, in the 26 Apr 1910 census of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX]
[listed as C. S. Burkheart, 24, in the 12 Jan 1920 census of Matagorda Co., TX]
[listed as Stewart C. Burkhart, garage proprietor, 35, b. TX/TX/TX, in the 11 Apr 1930 census of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX]

27.02--Irene Burkhart, b. 14 Jul 1898 in TX; d. 3 Jun 1953; bd. Matagorda Cem., Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 31717500; m. ca. 1927 to Robert Ellsworth Johnson (b. 12 Jun 1900; d. 26 Oct 1966; bd. Matagorda Cem., Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 31717499); 2 ch.,
[listed as Irene (J.?) Burkhart, 1, b. Jul 1898 in TX/TX/TX, in the 1 Jun 1900 census of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX]
[listed as Irene Burkhart, age 11, in the 26 Apr 1910 census of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX]
[listed as Irene Burkheart, 21, in the 12 Jan 1920 census of Matagorda Co., TX]
[listed as Irene Johnson, 30, b. in TX/TX/TX, in the 2 Apr 1930 census of Harlingen, Cameron Co., TX]
[listed as Irene B. Johnson, 41, b. TX, in the 5 Apr 1940 census of Harlingen, Cameron Co., TX]

[listed as Robt. Johnson, Southern Pacific RR chief clerk; 30, b. IL/KY/KY, in the 2 Apr 1930 census of Harlingen, Cameron Co., TX]
[listed as Robert E. Johnson, steam RR freight agent; 39, b. IL, in the 5 Apr 1940 census of Harlingen, Cameron Co., TX]

28.01--unk. Johnson, b. unk.
[cannot find in any census so far]

28.02--unk. Johnson, b. unk.
[cannot find in any census so far]
27.03--Charles Lawrence "Larry" "Pops" Burkhart, b. 1900 in TX; d. 21 Aug 1963 in TX; bd. Matagorda Cem., Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 31717370; m. Alma Sophia Doubeck (fr. Bay City, TX; b. 24 Oct 1910 in Bay City, Matagorda Co., TX; d. 18 Jul 2008 in Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX, at age 97; bd. Matagorda Cem., Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 28654719); 1 ch.
[Charles: age 9 in the 26 Apr 1910 census of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX]
[listed as C. L. Burkheart, 19, in the 12 Jan 1920 census of Matagorda Co., TX]
[listed as Charles L. Burkhart, garage proprietor, 29, b. TX/TX/TX, in the 11 Apr 1930 census of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX]

28.01--Charles Kent Burkhart, b. 22 Jul 1934; d. unk.; m. ca. 1955 to Patricia "Pat" (nee unk.; b. unk.; d. unk.); 3 ch., birth order unk.

29.01--Brad Burkhart [PRIVATE] m., Karen [PRIVATE]

30.01--Austin Burkhart [PRIVATE]

29.02--Traci Burkhart, dau. [PRIVATE] m., Mr. Douglas [PRIVATE]

30.01--Courtney Douglas [PRIVATE]

30.02--Amanda Douglas [PRIVATE]

30.03--Taylor Douglas [PRIVATE]

30.04--Danielle Douglas [PRIVATE]

29.03-- Kellye Burkhart, dau, [PRIVATE] m. Robert Hill [PRIVATE]

30.01--Alexa Hill [PRIVATE]

30.02--Micheil Hill [PRIVATE]

30.03--Stephen-Brock Hill [PRIVATE]

30.04--Evan Hill [PRIVATE]


26.02--Greenbury "Green" Stewart, b. ca. 1873; d. unk.; bd. Matagorda Cem., Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 31717243; m. Maud Lawson (fr. Matagorda; b. ca 1877 in LA; d. unk.; bd. unk.); 2 ch.
[Green: age 37 in the 26 Apr 1910 census of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX]

[Maud: age 33 in the 26 Apr 1910 census of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX]
27.01--Georgia Stewart, dau, b. ca. 1895 in TX; d. in El Paso, TX; m. unk.; unk. ch;
[age 15 in the 26 Apr 1910 census of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX]

27.02--Robbie Stewart, dau, b. ca. 1899 in TX; d. in El Paso, TX; m. unk.; unk. ch;
[age 11 in the 26 Apr 1910 census of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX]

27.03--Grace Stewart, dau, ca. 1904 or 1907 in TX ; d. in El Paso, TX; m. unk.; unk. ch;
[age 4 or 7 in the 26 Apr 1910 census of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX]



26.03--Arthur Cheeseman Stewart, Sr., b. 4 Aug 1873; d. 1921; bd. Matagorda Cem., Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 31718297; m. Dec 1894 to Lillian Cookenboo (b. 1873; d. 1955; bd. Matagorda Cem., Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 31718298); 1 ch.;

27.01--Walter Scott Stewart, I, b. 5 Oct 1877; d. 5 Aug 1936; bd. Matagorda Cem., Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 31718295; m. 28 Dec 1898 to Addie Cookenboo (b. 8 May 1879; d. 5 May 1919; bd. Matagorda Cem., Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 31718296); 2 ch.

28.01--George Sargent Stewart, b. 7 Oct 1901; d. 1970's in Tucson, AZ; bd. Grace Saint Paul's Mem. Garden, Tucson, Pima Co., AZ--Find A Grave Memorial# 51559083; m1.  to Bernice Baird (b. 5 Jun 1900; 28 Aug 1932; bd. Matagorda Cem., Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 31718294); 2 ch.; m2. Irby Aileen Sharp "Monty" Montgomery (b. 16 Oct 1904 in Gatesville, Coryell Co., TX; d. 9 Aug 1979 in Tucson, Pima Co., AZ; bd. Grace Saint Paul's Mem. Garden, Tucson, Pima Co., AZ--Find A Grave Memorial# 51557865; m1. Mr. Montgomery); 1 stepson:  DESCENDANTS NOT POSSIBLE

[29.00]-- Arthur Vernon Montgomery, b. 1904; d. 2010;

28.02--Arthur Cheeseman Stewart, Jr., b. 9 Mar 1905; d. 17 Mar 1953; bd. Cedarvale Cem., Bay City, TX; m. 15 Jul 1929 in San Antonio, TX, to Mary Cecile Kaine (b. 29 Oct 1907; d. 23 Aug 1969; bd. Cedarvale Cem., Bay City, TX); 3 ch.

29.01--Mary Cecile Stewart, CONTRIBUTOR facebook friend, [PRIVATE] m.  David Fort Crawford, Jr. [PRIVATE]

30.01--David Fort Crawford, III facebook [PRIVATE] to Kathy Lynn Robinson; m2. Jane Remer facebook [PRIVATE]; 3 ch.
31.01--Travis Lee Crawford facebook [PRIVATE] m.  Jessica Jarzombek facebook [PRIVATE]
31.02--Stewart Wesley Crawford, [PRIVATE]

31.03--Patrick Robinson Crawford facebook [PRIVATE]

30.02--Mary Lynn "Lynn" Crawford
facebook [PRIVATE], m. Douglas Scott Fitch [PRIVATE]; 2 ch.
31.01--Katherine Lynn "Katie" Fitch facebook, [PRIVATE]

31.02--Sarah Elizabeth Fitch facebook, [PRIVATE]

29.02--Walter Scott Stewart, II, b. 18 Aug 1935; d. 29 Nov 2005; m. 31 May 1957 in Bay City, TX, to Eileen Moselle Lankard facebook [PRIVATE]; 2 ch.;

30.01--Lisa Eileen Stewart, facebook [PRIVATE] m.  Walter Davidson [PRIVATE]; 2 ch.;

31.01--Connie Elizabeth Davidson, b. unk. date in Houston, TX [PRIVATE];--m. Mr. Flowers [PRIVATE]

32.01--Houston Alexander Flowers [PRIVATE]

31.02--Marie Sean Davidson [PRIVATE]

30.02--Michael Scott "Mike" Stewart, CONTRIBUTOR, facebook [PRIVATE] m. Nov 1985 to Beverly (nee unk.) facebook [PRIVATE]
31.01--Mallory Sean Stewart [PRIVATE]

32.01--Makayla [PRIVATE]

29.03--George David Stewart [PRIVATE] m. Marilyn Joyce Hahn facebook [PRIVATE]

30.01--Stephen David "Steve" Stewart, CONTRIBUTOR, facebook [PRIVATE] m. Theresa Lynn Smith facebook [PRIVATE]; at least 2 ch.

31.01--Austin Warner Stewart, facebook [PRIVATE]

31.02--Brandon Cade Stewart facebook [PRIVATE],

30.02--Patrick Albert Stewart facebook [PRIVATE] m. Georgia "Gina" (nee unk.) facebook [PRIVATE]; at least 1 ch.

[31.00]--Jenining Grado Campbell, daughter of Gina and her first husband, facebook [PRIVATE]

31.01--Christopher "Chris" Stewart, facebook [PRIVATE]

https://www.facebook.com/Flammeseele
30.03--Christopher Warner Stewart [PRIVATE]; n-m. to Sarah Elizabeth Dray [PRIVATE]

[31.10]--Jocelyn Stewart facebook, daughter of Sarah and her first husband, adopted by George and Marilyn Stewart [PRIVATE]

CWS n-m. to Kiska Victoria Barela [PRIVATE]
31.02--Kiska Daegan Barela, [PRIVATE]

31.03--Tristan Doyle Barela, [PRIVATE]

30.04--Mary Cecile Stewart facebook [PRIVATE] m. Richard Oliver [PRIVATE]
 27.02--Stewart, b. unk.;

27.03--David Stewart, b. unk.;

27.00--Warner Watson Stewart, b. ca. 1896

28.00--William Hart Stewart, Ret. Coast Guard Adm., b. Dec 1926; lives in   Mobile, AL;, [PRIVATE]

29.01--Carla Stewart, b. unk., [PRIVATE]


26.04--Walter Stewart, b. unk; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;  d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;


26.05--Minna Jane Stewart, b. 5 Nov 1880; d. 22 Nov 1915; bd. Matagorda Cem., Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 31717265--"In loving memory of...Daughter of WS and Minna J Stewart, The Close of a Perfect Day"; m. never; no ch. DESCENDANTS NOT POSSIBLE






Some Pertinent Data from Census Documents


From the 23, 24 Jun 1880 census of the village of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX
Res/Fam
Name
Relat
to HoH
Race/
Sex
Marr.
Stat.
Age
POB
S/F/M
Occ.
John M. Gwin Comments
5/5
George Cheeseman
head
wm
m
42
Eng/Eng/Eng
druggist
This is Robert George Cheeseman, second known child of Fred and Charlotte Basset Cheeseman. We learn here that he is a pharmacist

Mary Cheeseman wife
wf
m
38
AL/AL/MS
keeps house
This is the former Mary Ellen Lister, daughter (or granddaughter?) of Jere Lister who was a business partner in Cahaba, AL, of George's grandfather, William Basset.

Maggie Cheeseman daughter
wf
s
12
TX/Eng/AL
at home
Maggie was age two and the youngest child in the 1870 census.

Mary R Cheeseman daughter
wf
s
10
TX/Eng/AL at home
This is our first introduction to Mary R., who had not yet been born in the 1870 census.

Hayes Milley
servant
bf
s
13
TX/VA/LA
servant


Ma(c? r?) Cheeseman nephew
wm
s
18
TX/Eng/AL clerk
This person is the right age of and, by process of elimination, almost has to be William Martin Cheeseman, son of Fred and Charlotte's oldest, Charles F. Cheeseman and his wife and Batistine.
35/34
Walter Ives
head
wm
m
27
TX/Eng/VA
constable
We notice here that both their fathers were born in England, so having this in common with each other may have been what drew them together. Perhaps the fathers even knew each other in Cahaba or in England.

Rena Ives
wife
wf
m
19
TX/Eng/AL keeps house
This is the former Rena Cheeseman, older sister of the William Martin Cheeseman who appears two lines above.

George Allen Ives
son
wm
s
7mos.
TX/TX/TX



From the 2 Jun 1900 census of the village of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX
Address/
Res/Fam
Name
Race/
Sex
Age
DOB
Relat.
2HoH
Marr.Stat./
Yrs.Md./
#Ch./#Lvg.
Occ.
POB
S/F/M
John M. Gwin Comments
23/23
Greenberry Stewart
wm
28
Nov 1871
head
m/___
stock raiser
TX/TX/AL
This is Greenberry "Green" Stewart, secondborn of Minna "Minnie" Jane Cheeseman and Walter Scott Stewart, Cecile's g-grandparents.

Maud A. Stewart wf
14
Oct 1875
wife
m/___2/2

TX/AL/SC


Georgia T. Stewart wf
5
May 1895
daughter
s

TX/TX/TX

Robbie L. Stewart wf
1
Apr 1899
daughter
s

TX/TX/TX
32/32
Arthur C. Stewart wm
26
Aug 1873
head
m/5
dry goods merchant
TX/TX/AL This is our 26.03--Arthur Cheeseman Stewart and family.

Lillian Stewart wf
26
Dec 1873
wife
m/5/1/1

TX/TX/TX This is the former Lillian Cookenboo

Warner W. Stewart wm
4
Nov 1895
son
s

TX/TX/TX
47/47
Walter S. Stewart
wm
22
Oct 1877
head
m/1
stock raiser
TX/TX/AL
This appears to be our 27.01--Walter Scott Stewart I,  b. 5 Oct 1877,  s/o Arthur  Cheeseman Stewart, Sr., and Lillian Cookenboo.

Addie Stewart
wf
21
May 1879
wife
m/1

TX/Ger/Ger
This is the former Addie Cookenboo, whose parents and siblings live next door at 48/48.

Martha Ellis
bf
65
Feb 1835
head
m/45

SC/SC/SC
































From the 14 Jun 1900 Census of Ward 7, Caddo Parish, LA
Address/
Res/Fam
Name
Race/
Sex
Age
Age/
DOB
Relat.
2HoH
Marr.Stat./
Yrs.Md.
Occ.
POB
S/F/M
John M. Gwin Comments

W. R. Colquitt
wm
24 Oct 1875
head
m/3
farmer
LA/GA/GA
This must be William Colquitt, brother of Georgia Ann Colquitt, formerly wife of Archie Floyd Gibbs, Sr., who married second my cousin Maggie Cheeseman (5.3 above).

Virgie Colquitt
wf
26
Feb 1874
wife
m/3

LA/LA/LA


Travis Gibbs
wm
6
Jun 1893
nephew
s

LA/LA/LA This must be George Travis Gibbs. Ancestry.com had mistranscribed his given name as Fravis, making his search very difficult.

From the 26 Apr 1910 census of the village of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX
Address/
Res/Fam
Name
Race/
Sex
Age
Est.
DOB
Relat.
2HoH
Marr.Stat./
Yrs.Md./
#Ch./#Lvg.
Occ.
POB
S/F/M
John M. Gwin Comments
129/129
Green Stewart
wm
37
1873
head
m1/[BLANK] stockman
TX/TX/AL


Maud Stewart wf
33
1877
wife
m1/[BLANK]
LA/AL/SC


Georgia Stewart wf
15
1895
daughter
s

TX/TX/LA


Robbie Stewart wf
11
1899
daughter
s

TX/TX/LA

Grace Stewart wf
4 or 7?
1806 or 1803
daughter
s

TX/TX/LA I can't tell whether this is a four or a seven on her age. We'll have wait until we see the 1920 census and decide.
140/140
Charles W. Burkhart
wm
38
1872
head
m1/15
farmer
TX/PA/AL

Mrs. Irena
wf
40
1870
wife
m1/15/3/3

TX/TX/AL

Stewart
wm
14
1896
son
s

TX/TX/TX

Irene
wf
11
1899
daughter
s

TX/TX/TX

Lawrence
wm
9
1901
son
s

TX/TX/TX
210/210
Arthur C. Stewart
wm
36
1874
head
m1/15
dry goods merchant
TX/TX/AL


Lillian Stewart
wf
36
1874
wife
m1/15/1/1
housekeeper
TX/Ger/Ger


Warner Stewart
wm
14
1896
son


TX/TX/TX


From the 26 Apr 1910 Census of Humble, Harris Co., TX
Address/
Res/Fam
Name
Race/
Sex
Age
Relat.
2HoH
Marr.Stat./
Yrs.Md./
Ch.Bn./Lvg.
Occ.
POB
S/F/M
John M. Gwin Comments

Archie F. Gibbs
wm
42

m2/11

LA/LA/TX
Archie says right here that this is his second marriage, meaning to me that he most likely was indeed married to Georgia Colquitt and is the father of George Travis Gibbs.

Maggie M. Gibbs
wf
42

m2/11/3/3

TX/AL/England


George L. Coorpender
wm
18

s

TX/TX/TX


Henry F. Coorpender
wm
16

s

TX/TX/TX

Archie F. Gibbs
wm
8

s

TX/TX/TX This will be 6.3--Archie Floyd Gibbs, Jr.

Unknown 1910 Census
Address/
Res/Fam
Name
Race/
Sex
Age
Est.
DOB
Relat.
2HoH
Marr.Stat./
Yrs.Md./
#Ch./#Lvg.
Occ.
POB
S/F/M
John M. Gwin Comments
129/129
Green Stewart
wm
37
1873
head
m1/[BLANK] stockman
TX/TX/AL


Maud Stewart wf
33
1877
wife
m1/[BLANK]
LA/AL/SC


Georgia Stewart wf
15
1895
daughter
s

TX/TX/LA


Robbie Stewart wf
11
1899
daughter
s

TX/TX/LA

Grace Stewart wf
4? 7?
1906 or 1903
daughter
s

TX/TX/LA I can't tell whether this is a four or a seven on her age. We'll have wait until we see the 1920 census and decide.
140/140
Charles W. Burkhart
wm
38
1872
head
m1/15
farmer
TX/PA/AL

Mrs. Irena Burkhart wf
40
1870
wife
m1/15/3/3

TX/TX/AL This is the sister of the above Green Stewart.

Stewart Burkhart wm
14
1896
son
s

TX/TX/TX

Irene Burkhart wf
11
1899
daughter
s

TX/TX/TX

Lawrence Burkhart wm
9
1901
son
s

TX/TX/TX


From the 8 Jan 1920 Census of Houston, Harris Co., TX
Address/
Res/Fam
Name
Race/
Sex
Age
Relat.
2HoH
Marr.
Stat.
Occ.
POB
S/F/M
John M. Gwin Comments
2704 Helena/
145/174
Maggie Gibbs
wf
51
head
wd
owner, rooming house
TX/England/AL
This is 5.3 above, the widow of Archie Floyd Gibbs, Sr.

George Gibbs
wm
28
son
m
oil co. agent
TX/TX/TX
This is Maggie's son (6.1 above)...

Sydney Gibbs
wf
18
dau-in-law
m
none
TX/IN/TX
...and his new bride.

Archie Gibbs
wm
18
son
s
oil co. laborer
TX/TX/TX This is Archie Floyd Gibbs, Jr., 6.3 above.

George Gibbs, Jr.
wm
14 mo.
grandson
s
none
TX/TX/TX This is George and Sydney's son, Lewis George Gibbs, Jr. (7.1 above).

Mary Cheeseman
wf
76
mother
wd
none
AL/USA/AL
This is Mary Ellen Lister, widow of 4.2--Robert George Cheeseman.

Charles Lister
wm
72
uncle
wd
none
AL/USA/AL This is Mary Ellen's younger brother, Charles

Henry Franks
wm
52
lodger
wd
bookkeeper, packing co.
TX/USA/USA

From the 19 Apr 1930 Census of Houston, Harris Co., TX
Address/
Res/Fam
Name
Race/
Sex
Age
Relat.
2HoH
Marr.Stat./
Age1stMd.
Occ.
POB
S/F/M
John M. Gwin Comments
5806 (illeg.)
686/767
Archie Gibbs
wm
26
head
m/22
Eng Dept, City
TX/LA/LA


Emily Gibbs
wf
24
wife
m/21
Seamstress, bag fact.
AlsaceLor/AlsaceLor/AlsaceLor

Mary E. Cheeseman
wf
86
g.mother
wd
none
AL/AL/AL


Maggie Gibbs
wf
52
(sic)
mother
wd
none
TX/England/England
Age is an error; the enumerator probably heard it wrong. Her age should be 62



More Info on Charlotte Basset and Fred Cheeseman




From 1860 Census of Historic Matagorda County published by the Matagorda County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 264, Bay City, Texas 77414 (photocopy sent by Liz Hicks):
"105-95...
F. CHEESEMAN 53 M Farmer England 2,000--None
C. 55 F England
R. G. 23 M Mail Contractor England
A.B. 16 M Alabama
Minnie 14 F Alabama (p.) 17"


And from the 1870 Census Matatgorda County, Texas, p. 69 (photocopy sent by Liz Hicks):

15-15 CHEESEMAN Charlotte 42 F W Housekeeper ENG f m 600-942
Charles F. 38 M W Stockraiser ENG f m None-400
Irene 9 F W Attends School TX f
Martin 8 M W TX f
Frederick 4 M W TX f

Timeline for
Charlotte Basset and Fred Cheeseman

Date Event Source
3 Aug 1806 or 21 Jul 1806
Charlotte is born in Sussex England to John James Louis Basset (Jr.?) & Mary Miles
unk. record
ca 1807 Fred is born in Horsham, England to unknown parents unk. record
19 Sep 1830 Charlotte, age 24,  is married at Preston, England (near Brighton) to Frederick Cheeseman unk. record
ca. 1832 Son Charles F. is born in England (age 18 in Nov 1850 census, age 38 in 1870 census)
18 Jul 1837 Son Robert George is born in Worthing, Sussex, England (but listed as age 14 in Nov 1850 census) unk. record
ca. 1836-1843 Cheeseman family sails from England, settles in Cahaba with two children (Charles, George) unk. record
ca. 1843 Son Arthur B. is born in AL (age 7 in Nov 1850 census) 1850 Census
ca. 1845 Daughter Minna is born in AL (age 5 in Nov 1850 census) 1850 Census
Nov 1850 Cheeseman family is living in Cahawba, Dallas Co., AL, with four children (C, G, A, M); Fred is listed as a carpenter owning real estate valued at $900 Nov 1850 Census
ca. 1850-1860 Cheeseman family moves (sails?) fr. Cahaba to Bay City, TX w/2 ch., (Chas., Geo.) unk. record
bef. 1860 census Charles F. marries Batistine Roe in TX unk. record
1860 Cheeseman family is living near Bay City, Matagorda Co., TX, with 3 ch. (G, A, M) 1860 Census
1860 son R.G. is working as a mail contractor in Matagorda Co., TX, age 23 1860 Census
1860 son A. B. is age 16 in Matagorda Co., TX 1860 Census
1860 daughter Minnie is age 14 in Matagorda Co., TX
1860 Census
30 Jul 1862

Robert George, after returning to Cahaba, (Dallas Co.) AL, marries Mary Ellen Lister

unk. record

ca. 1861-1865

son Arthur enlists in CSA, is captured, and dies in unk. Federal prison; never marries
Fred dies and is buried in Matagorda Co., TX, age 59;

unk. record
8 Nov 1866 Charlotte is widow at age 60 photo, grave
4 Oct 1876 Charlotte dies at age 70 in Matagorda Co., near Bay City, TX unk. records
31 Jan 1893 Son Robert George dies unk. records




A Wonderful E.Mail from a New 4th Cousin,
Cecile
"Cile"
Stewart Crawford

From: CileDavidataoldotcom

Date: July 2, 2007 2:20:00 AM MDT
To: jmcdgwin@zianet.com
Cc: CileDavidataoldotcom, erootrotatusadotnet
Subject: Re: Charlotte and Frederick Cheeseman

Hi John...........finally I am getting back to you with some information.  This has been a complicated spring and early summer....just lots of things going on that kept me from concentrating on any genealogy.  BUT.....There are a good many things that need to be corrected about the Cheeseman family that moved to Texas. 

To start with, for some reason others have indicated that the Frederick Cheeseman family lived in Bay City (or close to Bay City) in Matagorda Co., Texas.......well, when they came to Texas, I do not believe Bay City really existed.  They came to Matagorda, Texas, a lovely, thriving community, one of the main Texas ports during and before the Republic of Texas days, and also very important in the time of the Civil War.  They came to Matagorda to live and, I believe, to be planters.  The family may have settled on Matagorda Peninsula or in the Caney Creek area, but all of that was really considered Matagorda.  I need to check my research a bit about the children other than Minna Jane Cheeseman, but I do know much about her married life and descendents.  Minna Jane was my great-grandmother.

Frederick and Charlotte Basset moved their family to Matagorda, Texas, sometime in the late 1850's or early 1860's (I think).  Since the town of Cahaba was pretty much closed down by the Civil War, I don't think they would have left there until the outcome of the war was pretty certain.  I have been told though, the Cheeseman family was very musical and provided music for the grand balls held at the Colorado House, a fine hotel in Matagorda, and these dances stopped sometime during the Civil War. (One of the sons taught the latest dances--learned in New Orleans--I somewhere have a copy of his advertisement.) This may have been C. F., or R. G., or A. B., and I do not know their full names.  Charlotte and Frederick Cheeseman are buried in the historic cemetery in Matagorda.  Battie Cheeseman is buried by them, and her tombstone indicates she was the wife of C. F. Cheeseman and died Oct. 21, 1867.  Age 26 years. (I assume this is the person you list as Batistine Roe who married Charles F. in Texas.)  Frederick Cheeseman's tombstone states he was born in Horsham, Sussex County, England (no date given); he died at age 59, Nov. 3,1866.

Minna Jane Cheeseman was born in Alabama on Feb. 12, 1846.  She married Walter Scott Stewart in Matagorda, Texas, on March 11, 1869.  (I have a copy of their marriage license.)  He was born in Matagorda on Nov. 28, 1843 to Warner Watson Stewart and Lucy Tribble Stewart.  He was a soldier of the Confederacy and was gone from home and actively in the war from April 1862 until the war was over, returning home some time in 1865.  His brothers John A. Stewart and Greenbury Stewart were also Confederate soldiers.  John never came home--he died at Petersberg, VA, and we assume was buried there.  Minna Jane and Walter Scott Stewart are buried in Matagorda Cemetery along with all of his siblings except John and all but one of their children .

Minna Jane and Walter Scott Stewart had 5 children all born in Matagorda:
1)    Irene Stewart--born December 23, 1869 (m. Charles W. Burkhart , had 3 children)
a)  Charles Stewart Burkhart m. Lunelle Jones, from Livingston, TX--no children
             b)  Charles Lawrence Burkhart  m. Sophia Doubeck from Bay city 1 son:
1) Charles Kent Burkhart, b. July 22, 1934   m.Patricia _ about 1955
 (has 1 son Brad, 2 daughters , Tracy and ____- not sure of birthdates
c)  Irene Burkhart   - b.July 14, 1898   d.June 3, 1953   m. _ Johnson  2 children
   2)   Greenbury Stewart  -  ( born about 1871  died ?  m.  Maud Lawson from Matagorda,
                            2 daughters  - moved to El Paso , TX, died there year not  known         
   3)   Arthur  Cheeseman -  born in 1873 died in 1 married Lillian Cookenboo in Dec.1894,
             a)   Warner Watson Stewart   b.about 1896 
                      1) William Hart Stewart  (  Retired  Coast Guard Admiral)  b. Dec. 1926-                         Lives in Mobile,   Alabama
                              a) Carla Stewart       
 
   4)  Walter Scott Stewart - born Oct.5, 1877   Died Aug. 3, 1936  married Addie Cookenboo
                              Dec. 28, 1898.  Had 2 children both born in Matagorda :
                a) George Sargent Stewart......born Oct. 7, 1901   died in Tuscon, Ariz. 1970's
                     m1 Bernice Baird  d 1932  m2 Irby Montgomery ( she had 1 son, Vernon )
                b) Arthur Cheeseman Stewart  Born March 9, 1905  - died March 17, 1953
                    Married Mary Cecile Kaine July 15, 1929 (San Antonio, Texas) b. Oct.29, 1907-
                    died Aug. 23, 1969  -( both buried Cedarvale Cemetery, Bay City, Texas.)
                    Three children :
                       1) Mary Cecile Stewart - b.July 22, 1931,  m.  David F Crawford Jr. 2-21952
                           ( David was  b.12-17-1926  Amarillo, TX                                                  
                         a) David Fort Crawford, III  b.Jan. 13, 1956 - m.1st Kathy Lynn Robinson
                                8-19- 1978, Houston, Texas   m.2nd Jane Remer 6-15-93
                                3 children all born in Houston, TX
                              1) Travis Lee Crawford b.Jan 28, 1983  - m.Jessica Jarzombek 8-5- 2006
                              2) Stewart  Wesley Crawford  b. 8-5-1985
                              3) Patrick Robinson Crawford  b. 8-24-1986
                           b) Mary Lynn Crawford    b. 8-25-1958   m Douglas Scott Fitch 6-13-1981
                             2 children:born in Houston, TX
                               1) Katherine Lynn Fitch   b.Feb. 9, 1985
                               2) Sarah Elizabeth Fitch  b.Nov. 10, 1987
 
                       2) Walter Scott Stewart -  b.Aug 18, 1935   d. Nov. 29 2005
                              Married  Eileen Moselle Lankard  May 31, 1957 in Bay City, TX
                                2 children :both born in Bay City, TX
                          a)  Lisa Eileen Stewart   b.Nov.9, 1959  m.Walter Davidson 8-20-1990
                                2 children: both born in Houston, TX
                             1) Connie Elizabeth
                             2) Marie Sean
                          b) Michael Scott Stewart  b.Nov. 28 1962    m. Beverly _  Nov. 1985
                             1) Mallory Sean Stewart  b.March 28, 2000
                      3) George David Stewart  b.11-22-38   m.Marilyn Hahn  Sept. 1963
                           a) Stephen David Stewart  b. 8-5-1964   m.Teresa _
                                 1) Austin Stewart
                                 2) Brandon Stewart
                           b) Patrick Stewart  b. Dec. 1966    m. Gina
                                 1) Christopher   b.about 1995or 96
                           c) Christopher Stewart  b.  May 1970
                                 1) Jocelyn Stewart  b. 2-7-1992
                                 2) Daegan Stewart  b  about 2000
                                 3) Tristan Stewart   b. about 2003
                           d) Mary Cecile Stewart  b.11-20-1971    m. Richard Oliver 2002
  5)  Minna Jane Stewart     b.Nov.5, 1880    d.Nov.22,1915   never married
 
Sooooooooo...........

I have just added about 35 or 40 blood relatives that you didn't know about......and quite a few spouses too......i am a bit vague about some of my great nices and nephews birthdays, but the dates are close..

As you can see, Minna Jane Cheeseman married into a family that repeated names over and over,  lots of times.....so it gets pretty confusing sometimes.  When Mike Stewart contacted you and gave you some family names, he actually skipped a generation........his father was Walter Scott Stewart, son of Arthur Cheeseman Stewart, son of Walter Scott Stewart, son of Warner Watson Stewart......but the first Walter Scott had a brother named
Arthur Cheeseman Stewart who named his son for his father, Warner Watson Stewart...........(Who's on first...)  The Burkharts were all named Charles something....and Addie and Lillian Cookenboo both married Stewart brothers....( and all of their Cookenboo brothers were named Henry- something- after their father , Henry ) 

I am not at all sure what relation I am to you, but probably 4th  or 5th cousin somehow.

In any case, it is fascinating to know how many people we are related to!!!!!!

I will send yousome pictures in the next few days.....I don't really have any Cheeseman pictures except one of Minna Jane......

The home that Minna Jane and Walter Scott built and lived in is still standing, but in very bad shape.  There is quite a lot of interest in real estate in Matagorda again at this time, and that house is supposed to be up for sale again.  It has not belonged to our family since 1944, but I spent quite a lot of time there when I was a child.  After Minna and Walter Scott died, their son Arthur and his wife Lillian lived in this house.  My father brought his bride from San Antonio to Matagorda to live in his family's home, and this was just one block from the home once lived in by Minna Jane and Scott. 

Irene Burkhart, Walter Scott's sister, only lived 3 blocks away.  The Burkhart home was started in 1832 by Rhodes Fisher who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence in 1836 (the Burkharts did not buy the home until the late 1800's).  The home Scott and Minna Jane built was probably begun in about 1869--but added onto later.  The home I grew up in was built in 1898 for Walter and Addie Stewart (and also added onto later).  It is a one story home....and has just been purchased and is being somewhat restored , probably if on the market now would be at a price approaching $300,000--really bizarre to consider that my family probably sold it for $10,000 in 1947 when my father decided to move his family to Bay City!  The house Minna Jane lived in will probably go on the market now for about $100,000, or more, but it would take another $100,000 or more to properly restore it, so as much as I would love to own it, it is not something I can afford.

There is quite lot of history in the Matagorda area...it was a deeply southern, cultural city by the bay when it was founded there by Stephen F. Austin's colony in about 1826, but many things happened over the years, and it has been just a tiny community for quite some time.  There is now a lot of interest in the waterfront there, and a magnificent new bridge will replace the old "swing" bridge over the Intercoastal Canal on the road that follows the Colorado River and leads to the Gulf of Mexico.  Property is suddenly very expensive (it will be interesting to see if anything sells!)

I love to go there when I can, but I have very few  relatives in that area anymore.  Sophia Burkhart is still alive (age 97), but even though she maintains the old Burkhart home in Matagorda, she actually lives in Bay City, and her son, Kent, lives in Florida.

Wow...I started writing this about 11:00 Sunday evening, and it is now almost 3:00 a.m. Monday...I best go and get some sleep, but I will send pictures soon and look for other Cheeseman information.

I am going to copy this to Liz Hicks (and to myself so I can remember what I wrote to you!!!), and I will forward it to Mike Stewart, too, but I don't know his e-mail right now.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Texas love,
Cile





From: "Rosemary Simons" <rhdotsimonsattescodotnet>
Date: March 4, 2008
To: <jmcdgwin@zianet.com>
Subject: Charles Frederick Cheesman or Cheeseman

Hello John,
 
I have just seen your web page concerning Charles Frederick Cheesman, headed Charlotte Basset and Fred. Ch., and I am wondering if there is any tie up with him and a possible second marriage to my gr-grandmother's sister, May Georgina Nazer in 1888. At least the name is the same, but the spelling of the surname seems slightly variable.
 
The only thing that I know about the husband of May Georgina Nazer is that he was a "rich old man". This was from my aunt, Betty, who, sadly, is no longer with us to furnish more details. I have found a marr. record in the IGI 24 Sep 1888, Manhatten, which corroborates her information, but I have been unable to find out any more about him. Later, she went off to Germany and married somebody else, which is also uncorroboratable, it would appear.
 
May Georgina Nazer was born in Northern Ireland, the daughter of Henry Kelly Nazer, and Eliza or Bessie G Sexton. Other kids of the family went to the States, too, producing a stock broker and an opera singer.
 
The image of the marr. cert. is not available, so I have got stuck.
 
I hope that, even if "my" CFC is not the same as yours, you may find him of interest !
 
P.S.: I have just realized that, in the IGI record, his parents are given as Fred C and Charlotte Bassett, and so I reckon we are talking about the same person.
 
Best wishes,
 
Rosemary Simons





From: Steve Stewart <steve.stewartatzayixdotcom>
Date: October 16, 2008
To: jmcdgwin@zianet.com
Subject: Genealogy

John,
I stumbled across your page and I see that my aunt Cecile Crawford and my cousin Mike Stewart have already been in contact with you. I just wanted to provide you with some updates on my side of the family. I am Stephen David Stewart, b 4 Aug 1965 in Abilene, TX; m Theresa Lynn Smith on May 25, 1991 in El Paso, TX, born Aug 22, 1966 in El Paso, TX. My children are Austin Warner Stewart, b Feb 1, 1995 in Davenport, IA; and Brandon Cade Stewart, b Nov. 20, 1997 in Davenport, IA. We currently live in Houston, TX.
My father's information is correct--
....8322366202. My mother is Marilyn Joyce Hahn, b Jan. 24, 1940 in Corpus Christi, TX. My brother Patrick Albert Stewart was born Dec. 13, 1968 in Houston, TX; his wife is Georgina (gina); Patrick and Gina have one son, Christopher, b Feb. 10, 1996, and Gina has a daughter, Jenining Grado, b Feb. 1, 1990. My brother Christopher was born May 22, 1970. Sadly, I don't remember the full names of the mothers of his children. Jocelyn's mother is Sarah, and Daegan and Tristan are the children of Kiska.
My sister Mary's information is correct. I do not remember the date of her wedding
. I'll try to collect the additional information you are missing and send it to you ASAP.
Sincerely,
Steve Stewart


John,
Here's some additional information on my brother Christopher Warner Stewart: Jocelyn Stewart is the daughter of Sarah Elizabeth Dray, b 3-18-1975. Jocelyn was adopted by George and Marilyn Stewart. Christopher and Sarah were never married. Kiska Daegan Barela, b. 9-29-1998, and Tristan Doyle Barela, b 3-20-2002 are the children of Christopher and Kiska Victoria Barela, b 8-26-1974. Christopher and Kiska were never married.
I hope this helps.
Steve Stewart



For purposes of making sure I had all the data she included in her earlier communication with me,
I copied the two articles in this pink box from Cousin Cecile's Rootsweb page at

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/family_stewart_walter_minna.htm

To see her unmodified articles, click (or copy/paste) the above link.

Warner Watson Stewart Family
By Cecile Stewart Crawford
 

Warner Watson Stewart was born on September 2, 1804. He was of pure Scottish descent, but his exact birthplace was not known. He came to Matagorda, Texas, about 1838, bringing with him his wife,  Lucy Rible, born on August 14, 1805, in Kentucky, and three children:

Martha Caroline, born in 1826 in Indiana;
Greenbury, born in 1828 in Indiana; and
Almire, born in 1834 in Louisiana.

Four more children were born to them in Matagorda:

John A. in 1840;
Elizabeth and
Mary on August 30, 1842, who died as babies; and
Walter Scott on November 28, 1843.

Warner was probably a planter. He died in 1855 at the age of 50. Lucy lived almost eighty-one years, and survived all but one of her children. She died on July 2, 1886.

Martha C. Stewart was married to R. T. Van  Slyke on March 27, 1844, by the Reverend Caleb Ives, at Christ Church, Matagorda. They had four children: Lucy, Catherine, Martha and Robert. The 1862 yellow fever epidemic claimed Lucy, age seventeen, and Robert, age six. R. Van Slyke was Postmaster of Matagorda when he died in 1856. Martha died in 1867.

Greenbury Stewart became Postmaster of Matagorda from 1856-1860. He was a stockraiser, a gunsmith, and an officer in the Confederate Army, 6th Texas Infantry, Co. "D." there is no record that he ever married. He died in Matagorda in 1875 at the age of forty-seven.

Almira Stewart  married T. F. Bates in 1854. She also died of yellow fever in 1862, leaving two children, Francis, age eight, and Jane, age four. Jane would become the second wife of John Sargent, and the mother of Kate Sargent Rugeley.

John A. Stewart fought in the Confederate army alongside his brothers, but there is no record of his return to Matagorda. He was the only member of the W. W. Stewart family not buried in Matagorda.

Walter Scott Stewart had an interesting life. Caught up in the Civil War while still in his teens, he fought in some major battles, among them were Bull Run, Chickamauga, and Atlanta. He was wounded, but returned to the front until the war ended. Returning to Matagorda he became a lawyer, County Tax-Assessor in 1877-1878, and County Judge from 1882-1888. He also started in the cattle business in the late 1860s, with just a few head of stock. By the early 1900s he had a vast ranch,  and the Stewart herds were considered among the best in the Southwest. In 1869, Walter married Minna Jane Cheesman. Her family had come from England to Alabama and on to settle in Matagorda. She was born in Alabama  on February 12, 1846. Walter and Minna had five children:

Irene,
Arthur Cheeseman,
Greenbury,
Walter Scott and
Minna Jane.

They were members of the Episcopal Church. Walter died on August 3, 1894, at the age of fifty, and Minna died on December 3, 1886, at the age of forty.

Irene Stewart (1869-1917) was educated in San Antonio, then married Charles L. Burkhart of Matagorda. They had three children: Irene, who married Robert Johnson; C. Stewart, who married Lunelle Jones; and C. Lawrence, who married Sophia Doubeck.

Minna Jane Stewart (1880-1915) was only six when her mother died. She spent much of her young life with her sister, Irene. Well-educated, she worked with the Episcopal Church,  teaching the poor. She never married.

Greenbury Stewart ( about 1875-before 1935)  married Maud Alberta Lawson on March 28, 1894. They had three daughters: Robbie, Georgia, and Grace. The family lived in San Antonio. Greenbury was the only child of Walter Scott Stewart that was not buried in Matagorda.

Walter and Arthur Stewart married sisters, Addie and Lillian Cookenboo, daughters of Captain Henry and Catharine Cookenboo.

Arthur Cheeseman Stewart was born in 1873. On December 26, 1894, he married Lillian Cookenboo. They had one son, Warner Watson Stewart. Arthur owned the dry goods store in Gulf, Texas. He died in 1921. Lillian lived until about 1955, and was much a part of the lives of the Walter Stewart family. Warner, a student at The University of Texas when World War I began, left college to be in the first Officer's Training School and Newport News, Virginia. In 1918 he married Mary Hart of Austin. He ran the family store in Gulf until about 1932, and then moved to Austin. They had one son, William Hart Stewart, born on December 20, 1926.  He attended the Coast Guard Academy at New London, Connecticut, and was a Rear Admiral, U. S. Coast Guard, stationed at New Orleans. He had one daughter, Mary, living in Germany.

Walter Scott Stewart II was born on October 5, 1877. He attended West Texas Military Academy in San Antonio, and then returned home to marry Addie Cookenboo on December 28, 1898. They had two sons, George S., born on October 7, 1901, and Arthur Cheeseman, born on March 9, 1905. Annie died on May 5, 1919. Walter died on August 5, 1936.

Historic Matagorda County, Volume II, pages 524-525
 

Walter Scott Stewart Family
By Cecile Stewart Crawford
 

Walter Scott Stewart, son of Walter Scott and Minna Jane Stewart, was born in Matagorda on October 5, 1877. He attended West Texas Academy, now T. M. I., in San Antonio from 1893-1897. On December 28, 1898, Walter married Addie Cookenboo, born on May 8, 1879, the tiny, auburn-haired daughter of Captain Henry Cookenboo. They built their home at 401 Fisher Street in Matagorda. Addie's sister, Nettie, and her husband, George Sargent, lived on the bay front one block south; her sister, Lillian, and her husband, Arthur Stewart, lived one block north. The family spent much time together. Walter and Addie had two sons: George S., born on October 7, 1901, and Arthur Cheeseman, born on March 9, 1905. They were members of Christ Church, Matagorda. Walter was a lumber merchant. He was active in the Oddfellows Lodge. Addie died on May 5, 1919, and Walter died on August 5, 1936.

Their son, George Stewart, married Bernice Baird, she died about 1931. He then married "Monty" Montgomery. They raised her son, Vernon, but had no children of their own. George and Monty died about 1980, and were buried in Tucson, Arizona, where they had lived for many years.

Arthur Stewart attended Austin College, and received his degree in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas in 1926. He met Mary Cecile Kaine about 1927 when she came to visit friends in Gulf. They were married on July 15, 1929, and moved into the Stewart family home in Matagorda, where they shared the home with Arthur's father. Mary was born on October 29, 1907, in San Antonio, Texas, and reared threr. Life in Matagorda was different, but happy. Mary and Arthur had three children: Mary Cecile, born on July 22, 1931; Walter Scott, born on August 18, 1935; and George David, born on November 22, 1938. Arthur and Mary were devoted parents, and Walter adored his grandchildren. Cecile was her grandfather's constant companion, and little Scott had just begun to know his "Grandy" when Walter died in 1936. The children attended elementary school in Matagorda, and were graduated from Bay City High School. Arthur worked for many years for Matagorda Shell Company, and Southern State Construction Company. He was always active in civic and school affairs.  His sons were involved in athletics, and Arthur was always on the sidelines encouraging them. As a tribute to his time and interest, the baseball field at Bay City High School was named for Arthur Stewart.

Cecile attended Stephens College in 1947, and was graduated from The University of Texas in 1951. While she was attending The University of Texas, she met David Fort Crawford, Jr., of Beaumont, who was also graduated from that University in 1951. Cecile and David were married on February 2, 1952,  and they resided in Houston from 1955. They had two children: David Fort III and Mary Lynn.

Arthur Stuart died of a heart attack on March 17, 1953, at the age of forty-eight, and was missed by his family and many who knew him. Mary Stewart served as the school secretary at Peirce Elementary School in Bay City for fifteen years. Mary lived alone in Bay City, but maintained a close relationship with her children and grandchildren, with Christmas being a time for the family to be together.

Mary Stuart died suddenly on August 23, 1969.

Additional information can be found in Historic Matagorda County, Volume II, pages 523-524






Here's How These Sources and I Are Related
John M. Gwin's Line Relationship
John M. Gwin's Line
Relationship Cecile's, Mike's, and Steve's Line
21.00--Richard Gwin




22.00--Isham Gwin




23.04--John Gwin




24.02--William Gwin m.
Roseanne C. J. Wilson

(my great-great-grandparents)
<---paternal/
maternal
in-laws
--->
24.05--William Basset m.
Harriet Bowley

(my great-great-grandparents)

<---siblings--->
24.03--Charlotte Basset m. Fred Cheeseman
(my great-great-granduncle and grandaunt)

25.02--Sutton Gwin m. Ida Basset <---same---> 25.04--Ida Basset m. Sutton Gwin
(my great-grandparents)
<---1stCous---> 25.04--Minna Jane Cheeseman m. Walter Scott Stewart
26.02--James Basset Gwin
<---same---> 26.02--James Gwin <---2ndCous---> 26.03--Arthur Cheeseman Stewart I
27.04--Adrian Gwin
<---same---> 27.04--Adrian Gwin <---3rdCous---> 27.02--Arthur Cheeseman Stewart II
28.01--John Gwin <---same---> 28.01--John Gwin <---4thCous---> 28.01--Mary Cecile Stewart m. David Crawford
28.02--Walter Scott Stewart, II m. Eileen Lankard
28.03--George David Stewart
29.01--Jeremy Gwin
29.02--Charity Gwin
29.03--Sarah Gwin
<---same---> 29.01--Jeremy Gwin
29.02--Charity Gwin m. Beau Pihlaja
29.03--Sarah Gwin m. Jason Johnson
<---5thCous---> 29.02 (via 28.02)--Michael Scott Stewart
29.01 (via 28.03)--Stephen David Stewart
30.01 (via 9.02)--Asher Pihlaja
30.01 (via 9.03)--J. D. Johnson
30.02 (via 9.03)--Ryan Johnson
30.03 (via 9.03)--Tate Johnson
30.04 (via 9.03)--Zach Johnson
<---same---> 30.01 (via 9.02)--Asher Pihlaja
30.01 (via 9.03)--J. D. Johnson
30.02 (via 9.03)--Ryan Johnson
30.03 (via 9.03)--Tate Johnson
30.04 (via 9.03)--Zach Johnson
<---6thCous---> 30.01 [via 29.02 (via 28.02)]--Mallory Sean Stewart
30.01 [via 29.01 (via 28.03)]--Austin Warner Stewart
30.02 [via 29.01 (via 28.03)]--Brandon Cade Stewart