Smith County, Texas

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WILBOURN FAMILY

By Gayle Basaldu

William Walter Wilbourn, born 1816, South Carolina. He married Eunice Ann Nelson, born 1821, Louisiana, died 1904, Texas, buried: Gee Cemetery, Troup, Smith County, Texas. William died 1895, Texas, buried: Gee Cemetery, Troup, Smith County, Texas.

  • I. Laura Ann Wilbourn, born 1842, Louisiana.
  • II. George Washington Wilbourn, born 1847, Louisiana.
  • III. Amanda E. Wilbourn, born 1848, Louisiana.
  • IV. Hervey Judson "Jud" Wilbourn, born 10 DEC 1851, Omen, Smith County, Texas. He married Harriet Elander Bell, 1868, in Weatherford, Parker County, Texas, born 20 JAN 1851, Rusk, Cherokee County, Texas, (daughter of Edward Epps Bell and Nancy Melvina Little) died 02 SEP 1923, Troup, Smith County, Texas, buried: 04 SEP 1923, Bradford Cemetery, Troup, Texas. Hervey died 16 FEB 1931, Troup, Smith County, Texas, buried: 18 FEB 1931, Bradford Cemetery, Troup, Texas.
    • A. Nattie Harriet Wilbourn, born 01 DEC 1869, Knoxville, Cherokee County, Texas, died 10 FEB 1870, Knoxville, Cherokee County, Texas, buried: 11 FEB 1870, Old Troup Cemetery, Troup, Smith County, Texas.
    • B. Robert Lee "Bob" Wilbourn, born 08 JAN 1871, Troup, Smith County, Texas. He married Mary Robert Engledow, 08 JUL 1894, in Smith County, Texas, born 12 OCT 1869, Troup, Smith County, Texas, (daughter of ROBERT D. ENGLEDOW and HARRIET CATHERINE BELL) died 01 MAR 1955, Houston, Harris County, Texas, buried: 03 MAR 1955, South Park Cemetery, Pearland, Harris County, Texas. Robert died 05 MAY 1951, Houston, Harris County, Texas, buried: South Park Cemetery, Pearland, Harris County, Texas. Member of the Masons. Mary: Lived Houston, Texas. The family operated a cafe. The Wilbourns raised and sold plants to feed stores and garden centers. Pictures
      • 1. Joe Bradford Wilbourn, born 26 OCT 1895, Troup, Smith County, Texas, died 26 MAR 1921, Houston, Harris County, Texas, buried: 28 MAR 1921, South Park Cemetery, Pearland, Harris County, Texas.
      • 2. Thelma Bell Wilbourn, born 26 MAY 1897, Troup, Smith County, Texas. She married Rev. Lyle G. Gregory, 25 DEC 1919, in Houston, Harris County, Texas, born 22 JUN 1897, Jamestown Township, Michigan, (son of Philo Gregory and Etta Mae Edson) died 05 AUG 1975, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas. Thelma died 13 APR 1981, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas. Secretary and Office manager. Lived in Dallas, Texas. Rev.: Southern Baptist Minister associated with Scofield Memorial Church, Dallas, Texas.
      • 3. Charlotte Dean Wilbourn, born 27 JAN 1899, Troup, Smith County, Texas. She married Jerome C. Cutting, 12 Jan 1923, in Houston, Harris County, Texas. Charlotte died 19 SEP 1990, Houston, Harris County, Texas, buried: 21 SEP 1990, South Park Cemetery, Pearland, Harris County, Texas. Divorced. Lived with parents after her divorce. Accounting officer for Wilson's Stationery, Houston, Texas. Jerome: Switchman for Houston Belt & Terminal Railroad in Houston, Texas.
      • 4. Juanita Wilbourn, born 29 DEC 1900, Troup, Smith County, Texas. She married Lewis Thomas Dierlam, 02 MAY 1925, in Houston, Harris County, Texas, born 12 JUN 1900, Port Lavaca, Calhoun County, Texas, died 01 SEP 1974, Houston, Harris County, Texas, buried: 03 SEP 1974, Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas. Juanita died 18 DEC 1996. Her aunt, Etoile Engledow Chapman, was living with the Dierlam family in 1930, Harris County, Texas. Juanita was a Department manager for J.C. Penny Company, Houston, Texas.
      • 5. Robert Harry Wilbourn, born 03 JAN 1903, Troup, Smith County, Texas. He married (1) Ellen Alfreda Wolff, 17 FEB 1926, in Houston, Harris County, Texas, born 11 APR 1906, Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, (daughter of George Joseph Wolff and Lucille Rose Johnson) died 06 FEB 1967, Pasadena, Harris County, Texas, buried: 08 FEB 1967, Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas. He married (2) Dona Cox Jackson, 1969, died 07 OCT 2001. Robert died 14 MAY 1995, Hawkins, Wood County, Texas, buried: 16 MAY 1995, Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas. Moved to Hawkins, Texas after he remarried in 1969-70. Worked for Houston Belt & Terminal Railroad. Dona: From Hawkins, Texas.
      • 6. Espie Elizabeth Wilbourn, born 17 AUG 1904, Troup, Smith County, Texas, died 18 DEC 1979, Houston, Harris County, Texas, buried: 20 DEC 1979, Forest Park Cemetery South, Houston, Harris County, Texas. Never married. Lived with her parents. Worked for Houston Lighting & Power Company.
      • 7. Hebert Judson Wilbourn, born 06 SEP 1907, Mart, McLennan County, Texas. He married Jeannette Elizabeth Fisher, 18 JUL 1941, in Houston, Harris County, Texas, born 18 SEP 1912, Houstton, Harris County, Texas, (daughter of Robert Fisher and Ebba Hendrickson). Hebert died 02 MAY 2000. Was a Scout Leader for several years. Helped his dad with the plant business, then went to work for Wilson's Stationery.
    • C. William E. Wilbourn, born 17 DEC 1872, Knoxville, Cherokee County, Texas, died 27 FEB 1873, Knoxville, Cherokee County, Texas, buried: 28 FEB 1873, Gee Cemetery, Troup, Smith County, Texas.
    • D. Delphia Ann Wilbourn, born 23 DEC 1873, Family farm, Cherokee County, Texas. She married Carrick M. Robbins. Delphia died 16 MAY 1954, Troup, Smith County, Texas, buried: 18 MAY 1954, Bradford Cemetery, Troup, Texas. School teacher in Travis County, Texas.
    • E. Millie Eugenia Wilbourn, born 22 JAN 1875, died 28 JAN 1964.
    • F. Champion J. Wilbourn, born 25 JAN 1878, Family farm, Cherokee County, Texas, died 06 JUL 1935, Knoxville, Cherokee County, Texas. Night Marshall in Troup, Texas.
    • G. Stella Wilbourn, born 14 MAY 1880, died 03 JAN 1963. May be Era Wilbourn, age 1 month, in the 1880 census, listed as the next child after, brother, Champion.
    • H. Ollie Wilbourn, born 16 OCT 1882, died 07 APR 1967.
    • I. Lynn Wilbourn, born 22 JAN 1885, died 29 APR 1962.
  • V. William Amonet Wilbourn, born 1854, Texas.
  • VI. Lynn Wilbourn.
  • VII. Lenora Wilbourn, born 1858, Texas.
  • VIII. Alonzo "Lonny" Franklin Wilbourn, born 1862, Texas.
  • IX. Florence Wilbourn.

Sources of Information:

Ed Wilbourn, Kerrville, TX & George Park of Allen, Texas

Julia Gregory Schloss, of Dallas

US Federal Census

William Walter Wilbourn

  • 1850: Smith County, Texas - Image 0067a
  • 1860: Cherokee County, Texas - Page 488
  • 1870: Cherokee County, Texas - Page 288
  • 1880: Cherokee County, Texas - Page 413b

Hervey Judson "Jud" Wilbourn

  • 1880: Cherokee County, Texas

Eunice Wilbourn

Robert Lee Wilbourn

  • 1900: Smith County, Texas - Image 100-05b
  • 1910: McLennan County, Texas-Page 189
  • 1920: (Mrs. Mary) Harris County, Texas-Page 49
  • 1930: Harris County, Texas-Page 170

Robert Harry Wilbourn

  • 1930: Harris County, Texas - Page 246

Lyle Gregory (Thelma Wilbourn)

  • 1930: Travis County, Texas-Page 100

Lewis Dierlam (Juanita Wilbourn)

  • 1930: Harris County, Texas-Page 35

 

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