Limestone County Historical Commission
Limestone County Historical Commission

First Families of Limestone County

Early settlers who were living in the area now known as Limestone County during or prior to 1896 can be honored as First Families of Limestone County and have a certificate presented to one of their direct descendants.  To qualify, a person must prove that his/her ancestor settled in the area now known as Limestone County during or prior to 1896 and present evidence that he/she is a descendant of the First Family. 

 

It is not necessary for the applicant to be a current resident of Limestone County.  The application may be downloaded from this website or requested by mail from the Limestone County Historical Commission, P. O. Box 612, Groesbeck, Texas 76642.  Completed applications including supporting documentation and a check or money order for $10.00 made payable to the Limestone County Historical Commission should be mailed to the Limestone County Historical Commission, P. O. Box 612, Groesbeck, Texas 76642.

 

For additional information contact Linda Jordan at brujordan@hotmail.com or 254-344-2343.

First Families Application
First Families Application.pdf
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Recognized First Families Members and Descendants

Click on the links below to view biographical information for those First Families members.

First Families Member Descendants
William Preston Alexander, Sr. Carriebeth Choate Mandrell
Caleb Taylor "C. T." Alston

Gene Ray Alston

Shannon Gene Alston

Orpha Bates Nancy Brown McSwane
Seth Hurin Bates 

James Rand Bates

Ronnie Lynn Bates

Dustin Randall Bates

Nancy Brown McSwane

Billy Bob Bates

Billy Priere Bates

Shannon Mae Bates

Shaynoah Quest Bates

Shalome Hawk Bates

Sarah Rose Bates Greathouse

Jehrome Falcon Bates

Jayley Rain Bates

Journey Rose Greathouse

Sherrie Lurea Singleton Reddick

Sam Houston Beene Billy Jack Beene
John Bishop Jerri Bishop O'Docharty
Christopher John Bower Karen Denise Sumrow Strittmatter
William Michael Box Vickie L. Box
Thomas Whitaker Brodnax Thomas Earl Hawkins
Missouri Lucinda Perkins Brodnax Thomas Earl Hawkins
Adam Ervin Brown W. Lamont Brown
Matilda Burdett Brown W. Lamont Brown
Benjamin Franklin Burns W. Lamont Brown
Mary Louisa Gates Burns W. Lamont Brown
William Buttrill Zoe Irene Van Sandt
John Monroe Chisum William Franklin Reagan
Mary Elizabeth George Chisum William Franklin Reagan
James Monroe Clark Gene Ray Alston
Mary Ann Wilson Clark Gene Ray Alston
Christopher Columbus "Lum" Cotton Jerome D. Cotton, Sr.
Anna Reid Cox

Joyce Diane Moore Klein

Sarah Diane Moore Gardner

Daniel Boyd Moore

Carroll Boyd Moore

Linda Suzanne Lusk Miles

Linda Kay Darsey Lusk

George Washington Cox, Sr.

Joyce Diane Moore Klein

Sarah Delisa Moore Gardner

Daniel Boyd Moore

Carroll Boyd Moore

Linda Suzanne Lusk Miles

Linda Kay Darsey Lusk

Benjamin Joseph Klein

Bryce Keith Klein

Isabelle James Cox

Joyce Diane Moore Klein

Sarah Diane Moore Gardner

Daniel Boyd Moore

Carroll Boyd Moore

Linda Suzanne Lusk Miles

Linda Kay Darsey Lusk

George Washington Cox, Jr.

Joyce Diane Moore Klein

Sarah Diane Moore Gardner

Daniel Boyd Moore

Carroll Boyd Moore

Linda Suzanne Lusk Miles

Linda Kay Darsey Lusk

Thomas Warren Day Teresa Stafford Penny
Annie Richardson Day Teresa Stafford Penny
Absalom Jackson Downs

Teresa Stafford Penny

Jimmy Lewis Stafford, Sr.

Mary Alice Lott Downs

Teresa Stafford Penny

Jimmy Lewis Stafford, Sr.

Andrew Lewis Durham Eddie Durham
Elias E. East

Kenneth Warren Pollard, Jr.

Beverly Jean Pollard Harrison

Vicky Ann Pollard Connell

Nelda East Sanders

David Faulkenberry Rosemary Gresham-Lemons-Parish
George W. Fullen Jerri Bishop O'Docharty
Amos Marion Gibson Mary Lou Kilpatrick Coronado
Dr. Joseph Frank Glass La Verne Murphree Zachary
William Stephen Glover

Gene Ray Alston

Shannon Gene Alston

Nancy Phifer Glover Gene Ray Alston
Sarah B. Davis Hadley Thompson

Gene Ray Alston

Shannon Gene Alston

Shelly Elizabeth Richardson-Burnash

Jonathan Harlan Raymond L. Harlan
Austin Green Harris Donald Glynn Davis
Lucy Ann Miller Harris Donald Glynn Davis
Yelbert Cast Harris Donald Glynn Davis
John A. Henson William Franklin Reagan
Mary Louise Phillips Henson William Franklin Reagan
Edwin Reuben Herring Sheldon Mark Herring
Alexander Hyden

Misty A. Howell Cantrell

Ariel Mikayla Cantrell

Cade Davis Cantrell

Conner Hyden Cantrell

Cody Winstead

Fannie Collins Jefferson Carl Allen Nance, Sr.
Joseph Green Johnson

Teresa Stafford Penny

Jimmy Lewis Stafford, Sr.

Mary Alice Downs Johnson

Teresa Stafford Penny

Jimmy Lewis Stafford, Sr.

John Peter Kilpatrick Mary Lou Kilpatrick Coronado
Rebecca Josephine Rutherford Kilpatrick Mary Lou Kilpatrick Coronado
Benjamin Lewis

Gene Ray Alston

Shannon Gene Alston

Hannah Crenshaw Lewis Gene Ray Alston
John Stevens Lewis Gene Ray Alston
Mary Frances Glover Lewis Gene Ray Alston
James Bradley Lewis Gene Ray Alston
Annie Frances Roberts Lewis Gene Ray Alston
D. C. Martin William Franklin Reagan
Elizabeth Sadler Martin William Franklin Reagan
John Hamilton McBay Donald Lynn McDonald
Ollie Ada Watts McCullough Alice Walker Cass
Sophia Williams McDaniel Denise Wilson Pike
James Garrett McKinnon

Donald Lynn McDonald

Joyce Virginia McKinnon Guthrie

Daniel Stringer Monaghan

Carriebeth Choate Mandrell

Laine Farley

James M. Morgan

Jimmy Leslie Steele

Noma Dolores Steele Schaefer

Elias Pompey Moody Teresa Stafford Penny
Hardy Andrew Moody Teresa Stafford Penny
Mildred Jane Morris Moody Teresa Stafford Penny
Henry T. Morris Teresa Stafford Penny
Eunice Jane Aarons Morris Teresa Stafford Penny
Ivie Sparks Mullens William Franklin Reagan
Franklin C. Oliver Rufus W. Oliver, III
James Monroe Parten

Teresa Stafford Penny

Jimmy Lewis Stafford, Sr.

Winnie Johnson Parten

Teresa Stafford Penny

Jimmy Lewis Stafford, Sr.

Alfred Ayers Phifer Deanna Donelson Eastburn
Mary Amanda Speer Phifer Deanna Donelson Eastburn
James Curtis Phifer Deanna Donelson Eastburn
Sarah Ayers Phifer Deanna Donelson Eastburn
R. Bradley Phifer

Gene Ray Alston

Shannon Gene Alston

Deanna Donelson Eastburn

Kelo Phillips Joe Louis Phillips
Sia Phillips Joe Louis Phillips
John James Phillips William Franklin Reagan
Sarah Ann Abernathy Phillips William Franklin Reagan
L. T. M. Plummer

Edwin E. Plummer

Peggy Plummer Billingsley

Judy Plummer Chalk

Amy Plummer

Tammy York-Marsh

Ray Lynn York, Jr.

Telitha Berryman Powell William Franklin Reagan
James Madison Rambo Geraldine Murphree
Alexander Carmichael Black Reagan William Franklin Reagan
Talitha C. Whitley Reagan William Franklin Reagan
Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Reagan William Franklin Reagan
Sarah Jane "Sallie" Henson Reagan William Franklin Reagan
Hester Ann Fisk Richardson Shelly Elizabeth Richardson-Burnash
Thomas Jefferson Richardson Shelly Elizabeth Richardson-Burnash
Hattie Jane Roberts Richardson Shelly Elizabeth Richardson-Burnash
William Thomas Richardson Shelly Elizabeth Richardson-Burnash
Amanda Velonie Gill Richardson Shelly Elizabeth Richardson-Burnash
Charles Roberts

Gene Ray Alston

Shannon Gene Alston

Shelly Elizabeth Richardson-Burnash

Charles Edward Roberts

Shelly Elizabeth Richardson-Burnash

Gene Ray Alston

Harriet Pricilla Hadley Roberts

Gene Ray Alston

Shannon Gene Alston

Shelly Elizabeth Richardson-Burnash

Edward Roberts

Shelly Elizabeth Richardson-Burnash

Gene Ray Alston

Mary Alice Flint Roberts

Shelly Elizabeth Richardson-Burnash

Gene Ray Alston

Andrew Lawrence Roundtree Teresa Stafford Penny
Georgiana May McClendon Roundtree Teresa Stafford Penny
William Andrew Roundtree Teresa Stafford Penny
John Sadler William Franklin Reagan
Basheba Lindley Sadler William Franklin Reagan
James Caine Sadler William Franklin Reagan
Amarillis Corner Sadler William Franklin Reagan
James Monroe Sanders Thomas Earl Hawkins
Nancy Jane Ratliff Sanders Thomas Earl Hawkins
James Earl Sharp Thomas Earl Hawkins
Mary Olive Brodnax Sharp Thomas Earl Hawkins
Spencer Sharp Thomas Earl Hawkins
Sarah Henderson Sharp Thomas Earl Hawkins
Zachary Taylor Sharp Thomas Earl Hawkins
Alice A. Sanders Sharp Thomas Earl Hawkins
George Benjamin Smith Janis Elaine Smith O'Dell
William Richard Sparks William Franklin Reagan
Clara Alice Steele Sparks William Franklin Reagan
Benjamin Franklin Stafford

Teresa Stafford Penny

Jimmy Lewis Stafford

George Franklin Stafford

Teresa Stafford Penny

Jimmy Lewis Stafford, Sr.

Alfonso Parcot Steele

William Franklin Reagan

Jimmy Leslie Steele

Noma Dolores Steele Schaefer

Mary Ann Powell Steele William Franklin Reagan
Hampton Steele William Franklin Reagan
Martha Leona Chisum Steele William Franklin Reagan
Logan A. Stroud Logan Wilson
James Knox Polk Truett Vickie L. Box
Martha Ella Martin Sutton William Franklin Reagan
William Augustus Watson

Michael Travis Arney

Marlene Arney Rand

John C. Webb Nancy Brown McSwane
Sarah Ann James Webb Nancy Brown McSwane
David Wilson

Gene Ray Alston

Shannon Gene Alston

Carriebeth Choate Mandrell

Laine Farley

Mary Ann Jurusha Bullard Wilson Gene Ray Alston
   
   
   
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