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MICAJAH HUBBARD BONNER FAMILY

By Andy Leath

Micajah Hubbard Bonner "Hub" born 1828 AL died 1883 married 1849 Marshall, TX, Elizabeth Patience Taylor born 1831 MS died 1904 Tyler, TX, both buried Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, TX. They were enumerated on the 1850 census of Cherokee Co., TX. They moved to Tyler about 1873. He was an attorney and a district court judge, later associate justice of the Texas Supreme Court. Smith County Federal Census Images - 1880 - Image 94-19; 1900 Image 97-14b

  • 1. William H. Bonner "Willie" born 1850 Rusk, TX, died 1873 Tyler, TX, buried Oakwood Cemetery, unmarried.
  • 2. Martha Matilda Bonner "Mattie" born 1854 TX died 1892 buried Oakwood Cemetery, married 1873 Smith Co., TX, Harrison Moores Whitaker born 1852 died 1922. He was an attorney. He moved to Beaumont, TX, in 1903. Smith County Federal Census Images - 1880 - Image 94-18; 1900 - Image 97-18b.
  • 3. Charles Taylor Bonner born 1856 Rusk, TX, died 1918 Tyler, TX, married Frances Murchison "Frankie" born 1863 died 1891, both buried Oakwood Cemetery.
  • Charles Taylor Bonner married 2nd 1893 Smith Co., TX, Mary I. (Davenport) Bonner born 1866 TX died 1933 Tyler, TX, buried Oakwood Cemetery. Her parents: Joseph W. & Isabella (Dial) Davenport. She was the widow of Thomas Reuben Bonner. Smith County Federal Census Images - 1900 - Image 097-18a; 1910 - Image 066-04b; 1930 - Image 06-05a
    • i. Charles Franklin Bonner born 1887 died 1889 buried Oakwood Cemetery.
    • ii. Frances Murchison Bonner born 1891 TX died 1987 Smith Co., TX, married 1912 Smith Co., TX, David Gerry Connally born 1888 died 1952, both entombed Rose Hill Cemetery, Tyler, TX. His parents: Walter & Gretta (Brokaw) Connally. Frances Murchison Bonner Connally married 2nd 1962 Smith Co., TX, Percy Herbert Crockett born 1887 died 1971 Smith Co., TX, entombed Rose Hill Cemetery, Tyler, TX
    • iii. Davenport Hastings Bonner born 1902 TX died 1924 Elizabethtown, NJ, buried Oakwood Cemetery, unmarried.
  • 4. Mary Elizabeth Bonner born 1858 died 1860.
  • 5. Wade Fitz-Allen Bonner born 1860 died 1862.
  • 6. John Thomas Bonner born 1863 TX married c1887 Norma Stayton born 1867 TX.
  • Smith County Federal Census Images - 1900 - Image 97-18b; 1910 - Image 66-6A
    • i. Norma Bonner b. 1891 TX m. Milton Townsend Chamberlain, lived Wichita Falls, TX
    • ii. John Hubbard Stayton Bonner b. 1894 TX m. Louisa M. ___, lived Wichita Falls, TX.
  • 7. Olivia Wade Bonner born 1866 died 1869.
  • 8. Anna Rebecca Bonner "Annie" born 1867 Rusk, TX died 1932 Tyler, TX, married 1889 Tyler, TX, Sidney Smith McClendon born 1865 Claiborne Par., LA died 1959, both buried Oakwood Cemetery. Smith County Federal Census Images - 1900 - Image 97-14a; 1910 - Image 67-16b; 1920 - Image 82-6b; 1930 - Image 9-7b
    • i. William Whitaker McClendon born 1890 TX died 1974 Nueces Co., TX, married c1915 Prince Jewell ___ born 1892 died 1983 Nueces Co., TX. He was a civil engineer.
    • ii. Charles Newcomb McClendon born 1892 TX died 1978 Morris Co., TX, married c1916 Norma H. ___ born 1897 died 1989 Morris Co., TX, lived Houston. He was an accountant.
    • iii. Sidney Smith McClendon, Jr., born 1894 TX died 1983 Harris Co., TX, married Marie Millicent Dancy born 1897 died 1977 Harris Co., TX. They lived Houston, TX. He was an attorney.
    • iv. Annie Bonner McClendon born 1896 TX died 1981 Smith Co., TX, buried Oakwood Cemetery, unmarried.
    • v. Elizabeth Patience McClendon born 1898 TX died 1985 Smith Co., TX, buried Oakwood Cemetery, unmarried.
    • vi. Robert Williamson McClendon born 1901 TX died 1983, Texarkana, TX, buried Greenwood Cemetery, Dallas, TX, married Mary Olive Titterington, born 1906 died 1972 no children.
    • vii. Martha Bonner McClendon born 1903 TX died 1958 buried Oakwood Cemetery, unmarried.
    • viii. Francis Lemuel McClendon "Frank" born 1906 TX died 1998 Smith Co., TX, married 1935 Smith Co., TX, Dorothy Lee Wilson born 1914 died 2004, Tyler, TX. He was an attorney.
    • ix. Sarah McClendon born 1910 Tyler, TX, died 2003 married __ O'Brien, divorced. She was a newspaper reporter, later operated her own news bureau, lived Washington, DC. Interviews with Sarah McClenden
  • 9. Margaret Elizabeth Bonner "Bettie" born 1871 married 1892 Charles A. Smith born 1859 NY. They moved to Texarkana about 1900. He was a doctor. Smith County Federal Census Images - 1900 - Image 97-5b
  • 10. Aileen Bonner "Sunshine" born 1874 TX died 1947 Tyler, TX, married 1894 Smith Co., TX, Irvin Pope born 1862 TX died 1935 both buried Oakwood Cemetery. Smith County Federal Census Images -1910 - Image 67-3a; 1920 - Image 82-6b; 1930 - Image 9-4a
    • i. John Hunter Pope born 1894 TX died 1943 married 1915 Smith Co., TX, Louise Elizabeth Lindsey born 1898 TX died 1982 Smith Co., TX, buried Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, TX, divorced. Her parents: Samuel A. & Therese (Kayser) Lindsey. John Hunter Pope married 2nd 1921 Smith Co., TX, Ruth Patterson born 1894 Tyler, TX, died 1983 Santa Fe, NM, both buried Oakwood Cemetery. He was a physician. Her parents: John Pinkney & Lelia (Davenport) Patterson.
    • ii. Irvin Pope, Jr., born 1896 TX died 1966 Smith Co., TX, married Annell Bulloch born 1902 TX died 1967 Smith Co., TX, both buried Oakwood Cemetery. He was a physician. Her parents: Jerry A. & Lela A. (Hamilton) Bulloch.
    • iii. Sunshine B. Pope born 1898 TX died 1974 married 1920 Smith Co., TX, G. C. Trumbo, lived Norfolk, VA.
    • iv. Alexander Park Pope "Alex" born 1902 TX died 1968 Tyler, TX, married 1930 Smith Co., TX, Laura Motley born 1906 Wolfe City, TX, died 1997 Tyler, TX, buried Wolfe City, TX, no children, divorced. Her parents: James W. & Ila Mae (Wolfe) Motley. Alexander Park Pope married 2nd Mary Lou (Gafford) Case born 1922 died 1969 both buried Rose Hill Cemetery, Tyler, TX, no children.

 

 

Sources of Information:

Chronicles of Smith County, Texas, Vol. 20. No. 2 (Winter 1981)

Smith County Deed Records, 329:220, 521.

Smith County Probate Court:

  • Case #761 Micajah Hubbard Bonner decd;
  • Case #1654 Elizabeth P. Bonner decd;
  • Case #3066 Davenport H. Bonner decd;
  • Case #8280 Sunshine Bonner Pope decd;
  • Case #28082 Laura M. Pope decd

Cemetery Records of Smith County, Texas, Vol. 1 (Tyler, TX: East Texas Genealogical Society, 1981)

Marriage Records of Smith County, Texas 1846-1899 (Tyler, TX: East Texas Genealogical Society, 1979)

Marriage Records of Smith County, Texas, 1900-1926 (Tyler, TX: East Texas Genealogical Society, 1999)

Obituaries, Tyler newspapers, microfilm, Tyler Public Library:

  • C. T. Bonner Feb. 5, 1918
  • Annie Bonner McClendon Sept. 15, 1932
  • Mrs. Charles T. Bonner May 30, 1933
  • Mrs. Irvin Pope, Sr. Aug. 13, 1947
  • Alex P. Pope Mar. 19, 1968
  • Louisa Lindsey Merrick June 18, 1982
  • Ruth Patterson Pope Nov. 25, 1983

 

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