Smith County, Texas
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Henry Floore house in Omen
Henry Floore, born 06 OCT 1826, North Carolina, died 25 JUN 1905, Omen, Smith County, Texas. He was married 1856, in Smith County, Texas, to Mary Jane Bell, daughter of Thomas Wesley Bell and Susanna Bullen, born 10 APR 1830, Rogersville, Tennessee. Mary died 16 SEP 1908, in Troup Texas, They are both buried in the Shiloh Cemetery, Omen, Smith County, Texas. They were members of the Presbyterian Church in Troup, TX where they were remembered with a window in their honor. They were early settlers of Old Canton, Omen, Smith County, Texas. Henry was a blacksmith in Omen and served as a Confederate soldier with the 15th Regiment, Texas Infantry. He was a member of the Canton Lodge No. 98 where he was a Master Mason. "Old Settlers", Troupe Banner, April 14, 1905.
Mary Jane came to Texas in 1849 with her parents. The settled in Old Canton which is now known as Omen. She joined the Presbyterian Church at age 7. After her mother died she took over the care of her younger children in the family. Later in life after her daughter, Mary Frances died, she assumed the care of her children.
Children of Henry and Mary Jane:
Affie, L. A. and Sue Floore attended Summer Hill Select School at Omen. Amanda Foster, wife of L. A. Floore, and W. H. Hansen, husband of Affie, also attended the School.
|SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
Genealogy collection of William Loyd Burks passed down to Gayle Basaldu
Cemetery Records of Smith County, Texas, Vol. IV (1986) (Tyler, TX: East Texas Genealogical Society.
Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home Records 1936-1950, Tyler, Smith County, TX (Tyler, TX; East Texas Genealogical Society, 2003)
Marriage Records of Smith County, Texas 1846-1899 (Tyler, TX: East Texas Genealogical Society, 1979)
"Old Settlers", Troupe Banner, April 14, 1905.
Obituaries Lindale News & Troup Banner, Smith County, Texas (Tyler, TX: East Texas Genealogical Society 1997)
Henry Floore Tombstone
Chronicles of Smith County, Texas, Vol. 16 No. 1 (Summer 1977), pp. 7-9.
East Texas Family Records, Vol. 25, No. 1, (Spring 2001), p 30.
Charter of the Summer Hill Select School: (Henry Floore-Board of Trustees)
Texas General Land Grant: County: Smith, Abstract Number: 1153, District/Class: Scrap File, File Number: 3876, Original Grantee: Henry Floore, Patentee: Henry Floore, Patent Date: 12 Feb 1904, Patent No: 592, Patent Vol: 27, Survey/Blk/Tsp: 1196, Acres: 19
1860 Products of Industry Census
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