Smith County, Texas

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By Gayle Basaldu

ROBERT D. ENGLEDOW, son of JOHN ENGLEDOW & ELIZABETH SIMPSON, born 02 MAY 1831, Warren County, Tennessee. He married HARRIET CATHERINE BELL, 25 SEP 1857, in Smith County, Texas, born 04 OCT 1843, Hawkins or Green, Tennessee, daughter of THOMAS WESLEY BELL and SUSANNA BULLEN, died 06 SEP 1906, Troup, Smith County, Texas, buried: Old City Cemetery, Troup, Smith Co., TX. ROBERT died 14 NOV 1901, Troup, Smith County, Texas, buried: Old City Cemetery, Troup, Smith Co., TX.

  • I. Thomas B. Engledow, born 1859, Smith County, Texas. He married Mary T. Thomas died 1932-33, Dallas,Texas.
    • A. LeGarde Engledow Sr, born 26 FEB 1885. LeGarde died 2 OCT 1964, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.
  • II. Amanda Elizabeth Engledow, born 1862, Smith County, Texas. She married Robert H. Childers, 20 JAN 1880, in Cherokee County, Texas. Children listed on the Childers Page.
  • III. James Annah Engledow, born 05 MAY 1864. She married Rufus Oscar Collier, 18 JAN 1887, born 09 OCT 1858, son of John Collier and Amanda Broughton, died 02 OCT 1944, buried: Rose Hill Cemetery, Section C, Tyler, Smith county, Texas. James died 20 JUN 1943, buried: Rosehill CemeterySection C., Tyler, Smith Co., TX. Children listed on Collier Page.
  • IV. Henry Engledow, born 1867, Smith County, Texas. He married (1) Lula Pope, 1891. He married (2) Henrietta Goolsby, 1901. Henry died 1951. Henrietta had two children by a former marriage: Clarence, born 1888 and Fergill, born 1893.
    • A. Roberta Engledow, born FEB 1892,
  • V. Mary Robert Engledow, born OCT 1869, Texas. She married Robert H. "Bob" Wilbourn, 1894. Children listed on the Wilbourn Page
  • VI. Dick Engledow, died young
  • VII. Jesse Engledow, died young
  • VIII. Ella Mae Engledow, born 1872, Texas. She married (1) E.W. Hiser, born in AR; died before 1900. She married (2) Jeff W. Hardie, 1906. He was born 1869 in MS, the son of
    Joseph Milton Hardie.
  • IX. Susan Teague Engledow, born 1874, Texas. She married Isaac L. Lawhon, 1896, born 1868, died 1947, buried: Bradford Cemetery, Troup, Texas. Susan died SEP 1935, buried: Bradford Cemetery, Troup, Smith County, Texas. Tombstone Children listed on Lawhon Page
  • X. Oscar Elmo Engledow, born 29 MAR 1875, TX, Texas. He married Kathryn Hardie, born 1882,MS. Oscar died 29 AUG 1967, Jefferson Co, TX.
    • A. Thurston Engledow, died 1940, Kilgore, Texas.
    • B. Robert H. Engledow, born 1912, TX.
  • XI. KATE DEANA ENGLEDOW, born 13 APR 1878, Troup, Smith Co., TX. She married CASSIUS ALBERT BURKS, 04 FEB 1900, in Cherokee Co., TX, born 03 OCT 1879, Sipes Springs, Comanche Co., TX, son of WILLIAM HENRY BURKS and FRANCES MORGAN, died 19 SEP 1955, Rusk, Cherokee Co., TX, buried: Bullard Cemetery, Smith Co., TX. KATE died 19 MAR 1963, Jacksonville, Cherokee Co., TX, buried: Bullard Cemetery, Smith Co., TX. Tombstone Children listed on Burks Page
  • XII. Frances Odell Engeldow, born 09 JUL 1880, Cherokee County, Texas. She married in 1900 Ross Smith, born 25 NOV 1874, died 12 MAR 1955, buried: Rose Hill Cemetery, Section F, Tyler, Smith County, Texas. Fannie died 10 DEC 1952, Tyler, Smith County, Texas, buried: Rose Hill Cemetery, Section F, Tyler, Smith county, Texas.
    • A. Marjorie Smith, born 1901. She married Pat Clark.
    • B. Kathryn Smith, born 1905, TX. She married F.B. McRee.
    • C. Early Frank Smith, born 1909, TX. He married Polly Dunn.
    • D. Mitchell Smith, born 1912.
  • XIII. Etoile Valcour Engledow, born DEC 1882. She married Sam Chapman. Etoile died 07 JAN 1968, Harris County, Texas.
    • A. Robert Chapman.
    • B. Iva Chapman.
  • XIV. Jewel Gwendoline Engledow, born 1885, Troup, Smith County, Texas. She married Thomas Coor. Jewell died 20 JUN 1974, Harris County, Texas. She was a correspondent for the Troupe Banner - Photo appeared in a 1902 edition of the paper.
    • A. Thomas Coor, Jr., born 1923.
    • B. Kathrine A. Coor, born 1927

Pictures of
Robert D. Engledow & Harriett Catherine Bell

Pictures of the Children of
Robert Engledow and Harriet C. Bell

The First Presbyterian Church, Troup, TX.

Sources for Robert D. Engledow and Harriet Catherine Bell Family

Genealogy collection of William Loyd Burks passed down to Gayle Basaldu
"Five Burks Brothers and Sisters Three" by Oscar Harold Burks
Personal knowledge of Gertrude Mae Burks Bickerstaff, deceased 2002.
"Notes About R.O. Collier Family" by Morris S. Collier, shared by Richard Collier
Collier genealogy contributed by Carolyn Jean Collier Boyd
Marriage record of Robert Engledow and Harriet C. Bell, Smith County, Texas, 1857
Robert Engledow's Confederate Pension Application, approved but died before he rec'd
Harriet C. Engledow's Confederate Widow's Pension Application, denied, unsatisfactory proof of husband's service record
"The Early Days At Old Knoxsville" by Ruth Ragsdale, printed in the East Texas Times, April 4, 1974

"Yesteryears-Kate Engledow-Early Country Teacher" by Estelle Corder, printed in the Athens Weekly Review, Nov 15, 1979

Harriet C. Bell Engledow, of Troup, Texas, (Original) 06 September 1906
Susan Engledow Lawhon, of Troup, Texas (Original) 24 September 1935
Dell Engledow Smith, of Tyler, Texas (Original) 1952
Betty Engledow Childers, of Houston, Texas (Original)
Kate Engledow Burks, of Bullard, Texas (Original) 19 March 1963
Cassius Burks, of Bullard, Texas (Original) 19 September 1955

Obituaries Lindale News & Troup Banner, Smith County, Texas (Tyler, TX: East Texas Genealogical Society 1997)

  • Lawhon Child, p. 25
Federal Census Records:
1835, Nacogdoches County, Texas: Robert Engledow, living in home of his father, John Engledow
1850, Nacogdoches County, Texas: Robert Engledow, living with mother, Elizabeth Engledow
1860, Smith County, Robert & Harriet Engledow - Image 0016a
1870, Smith County, Robert & Harriet Engledow - Image 0202a
1880, Cherokee County, Robert & Harriet Engledow
1900, Smith County, Robert & Harriet Engledow - Image 100-05b
1930, Smith County, Rufus Collier - Image - 04-07b
1930, Smith County, Ross Smith - Image - 06-03a
1930, Smith County, Isaac L. Lawhon - Image 19-07b

John Engledow, Nacogdoches County, Texas, 1840
Elizabeth Engledow, Nacogdoches County, Texas, 1852

Letter from Etoile Engledow Chapman to Kate Engledow Burks, 1960
Letter from Oscar Elmo Engledow to Kate Engledow Burks, 1958

50th Anniversary Newspaper announcement of Cassius and Kate Engledow Burks

Headstones of Robert Engledow and Harriet Bell Engledow, located at Troup Old City Cemetery


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