Little Texas Beginnings

Little Texas Beginnings in Southeastern New Mexico by May Price Mosely

 

While researching my Matthews, Pruit, and Stamps family in the now extinct community of Pearl, Lea County, New Mexico, my sister gave me a copy of this book. Published in 1973 by Martha Downer Ellis, it was compiled from papers written by May Price Mosely in the 1930's and 1940's.

This book was not indexed.....which made searching for surnames extremely time consuming. Since I lack the time to answer look-up requests now, I've started an index. If you find your names of interests, you can check with your library for a copy of this book or request an "inter-library loan".

I would recommend this book even if it doesn't list your family names. It gives extensive insight on the early days of Lea County, and it's evolution.

Chapter 20 includes members of the "Open Range Club Register" (through 1912).  Listed are some (not all) of the settlers of Lea County, NM., and in some instances, gives date of arrival, where they came from, and brands.

 

INDEX---( Chapter 1 thru 19:  Pages 1 to 94)

Name Page # Name Page #
Adams , Charley 19 Adcock , Miss Annie 34
Alston , Lester 94 Anderson , Bill 71
Anderson , Rus 71 Anderson , W. H. 72
Anderson , M. R. 72 Anderson , A. W. (Pete) 90
Arnison , Joe 9 Arnison , Joe 16
Arrington , Captain 8 Barron , L. G. 71
Bell , George 5 Bell , George 13
Beverly , Bob 94 Bilbrey , Marion 87
Brady , Pat 15 Breckon , Chas. 10
Brown , N. B. 18 Browning , Joe 9
Brunson , Brothers 10 Brunson , R. L. 76
Burks , Chas. 55 Byrd , ? 85
Campbell , Jim 4 Campbell , Jim 8
Campbell , Jim 13 Campbell , Jim 15
Carson , J. N. 75 Carson , Eunice 75
Carson , E. O. 75 Carson , J. N. 75
Carson , W. H. 76 Carson , J. N. 76
Cashman , Jim 5 Causey , George 6
Causey , John 6 Causey , Brothers 8
Causey , Brothers 15 Causey , Brothers 46
Cavers , ? 71 Center , Dr. W. B. 77
Christmas , ? 76 Clapps , ? 71
Cloud , Fayette 16 Cochran , Walter 8
Collum , Blanche 71 Copelands , ? 71
Cowden , W.H. (Bill) 7 Cowden , George 7
Cowden , John M. 7 Cowden , Buck 7
Cowden , ? 76 Cowden , John M. 79
Cowden , Bros 8 Cowden , Brothers 38
Cox , Ila Eppes 62 Crawford , L.S. 19
Crawford , A.J. 19 Crowley , Ed 10
Crowley , Frank 10 Curtis , Dr. W. K. 92
Daniels , O.M. 71 Darden , Steve 94
Daugherty , J.M. 10 Daugherty , J. M. 79
Davis , Dr. C. A. 94 Dean , Robert 94
Dearduff , Dr. Arthur A. 93 Denham , Charley 16
Derrick , W. L. 71 Divers , Frank 8
Divers , Frank 18 Dunnaway , Jerry 34
Durham , Thos 77 Eaves , Sim 94
Estes , E. H. (Lish) 9 Estes , Sanders 15
Fairweather , Chas. 9 Faulkner , Louis 4
Faulkner , Gyat 4 Faulkner , Louis 9
Faulkner , Gyat 9 Fisher , Arthur 94
Forbes , ? 75 Ford , Miss Annie 62
Fort , Claudie 94 Fort , Walter 94
Fox , E. J. 71 Fox , I. D. 71
Galloway , Rev. Emmett 94 Graham , Joe 13
Grizzell , J. W. 75 Gross , J. U. 19
Halff , Henry 18 Hardcastle , Rev. E. L. 94
Hardison , Alvin 75 Harvey , Jim 3
Herwig , Doc 68 Holloway , ? 85
Hoover , Dr. R. C. 77 Hughes , Nadine 57
Hullum , John 9 Hullum , John 16
Hullum , John 18 James , J.J. 71
Jeter , Ira J. 21 Johnson , H. R. 94
Jones , John H. P. 72 Jones , Eli 94
Justice , Chas. W. 67 Keen , Everett 94
Kemp , Dave 15 Kennedy , R. F. 9
Kennedy , Mashed O. 9 King , ? 76
Lancaster , Mr. 67 Lea , Capt. Jos. C. 56
Leck , Bob 62 Littlefield , Maj. Geo. W. 8
Livingston , Marvin 87 Lope (aka Cashman) , Jim 5
Love , Ed 87 Mallets , ? 18
Marshall , W. S. 75 Marshall , W. S. 75
Marshall , W. S. 76 Matkins , ? 85
McArthur , Rev. 94 McAtee , Francis 94
McKenzie , Bros 18 Merchant , Clabe 18
Moore , Rankin 6 Morris , Niles 72
Mosley, , May Price VI Mosley, , Benton H. VI
Murphy , Pat 62 Music , Will 94
Newman , Jim 17 Norton , Miss Belle 71
Norton , ? 75 Nyameyer , ? 76
Owen , Mark 76 Patton , D. W. 71
Patton , W. D. 94 Pemberton , Bros. and Connell 18
Phillips , Dale 94 Price , Eugene H. VI
Price , Lily K. VI Randall , ? 76
Ratliff , Bud 57 Record , Henry 76
Record , henry 94 Richards , Slim 94
Roberts , Pearl 57 Roberts , Luke 77
Robertson , A.B. (Sug) 18 Scharbauer , John 18
Scharbaur , John 13 Schenck , Dick 94
Scott , Winfield 18 Shafter , Col. W. R. 2
Shafter , Co. W. R. 3 Shepard , Frank 94
Simon , Sam 39 Simon , Sam 48
Skaggs , Tom 16 Smith , Mood 94
Spradling , Albert 94 Stokes , Roy 94
Stuart , Floyd 68 Swigart , L. A.. 19
Tatum , Jas. G. 71 Terrell , Dr. A. P. 94
Thompson , Oscar 9 Turners , W. F. 75
Vest , John 87 Warlick , L. G. 75
Whalen , Jim 10 Whalen , Barney 10
Whalen , Barney 79 Whalen , Jim 79
Whelan , Barney 4 Whelan , Jim 4
White , Phelps 8 Wilkerson , Dick 3
Williams , Mrs. 16 Williams , Polly 16
Williams , J. U. 71 Woolworth , Clyde 68
Woolworth , Clyde 85 Wright , Dr. 76
Wyatt , Mrs. Winnie 75 Yearwood , Cliff 94
Younts , ? 71    
 

INDEX---Chapter 20: "Lea County Open Range Club Register"(Pages 95-122)

Name Page # Name Page #
Allen , Mrs. Dan 98 Alston , Seth 120
Alston , Katherine 120 Anderson , Chas. 98
Anderson , Mrs. M. (R.?) 98 Anderson , M. R. 99
Anderson , W. H. 121 Andrus? , Mrs. O. J. 102
Baker , Mrs. James R. 118 Barnes , Mrs. B. B. 120
Beard , John 115 Beard , Mrs. John 115
Beckham? , Mont? 105 Bedford , C. I. ? 107
Bedford , Mrs. C. I. 107 Bell , Lee 109
Bennett , Mrs. P. S. 109 Bess? , M. R. 121
Beverly , W.M. "Bob" 100 Beverly , Bob 114
Beverly , Mrs. Bob 114 Bingham , Mrs. Tom 103
Bingham , Tom 103 Bishop , Ham 106
Black , J. W. 98 Blackmon , Mrs. L. M. 112
Blackmon , L. M. 120 Boyd , O. L. ? 105
Brady , Pat 99 Breckon , Asa 101
Breckon , Della 101 Brown , Estella Baker 109
Brown , Mrs. Jewell (Moreland) 113 Browning , Blir 102
Browning , Mrs. Clyde 109 Browning , Clyde 109
Bryan , E. D. 106 Bryant , Mrs. Jim 121
Burns , Hazel 109 Cain? , Mrs. Sam 98
Carter , Powhaton? 102 Carter , Effie 102
Catchway? , Mrs. Jno 111 Caudill , W. E. 99
Chambers , V.? M. 100 Chesnutt , Mrs. Timmie 118
Chidester , John W. 109 Chief , Mrs. 102
Clandy? , Edith R. 119 Clardy , Elizabeth 109
Clardy , Mrs. A. R. 122 Clardy , A. R. 122
Clardy , Mrs. Velmah 122 Clayton , Mrs. Jim 116
Coleman , Emma A. 112 Collum , D. M. 98
Cooper , J. W. 97 Cooper , Lewis Mayben 97
Cooper , Bernice 101 Cooper , Mrs. J. W. 101
Cooper , Tommie (Bingham) 108 Cooper , Dad 109
Cooper , Luther 114 Cooper , Mr. J. A. 120
Crutchfield , Carl 104 Crutchfield , Mrs. L. C. 105
Culp , Odie V. 97 Culp , B. V. 108
Culp , Harvey? 114 Darden , Willie Holloway 110
Davis , W. E. 106 Devlon? , J. M. 97
DeWitt , T. W.? 115 Doran , Mrs. Lula 121
Dougherty , Lum? 113 Driskill , Mary Frances 102
Dublin , Bill 100 Dunaway , Nancy 102
Easley , Frankie Thorp 103 Easley , Mrs. J. T.? 104
Eaves , J. S. 102 Eidson , Millard 107
Eller? , Jake 100 Estes , Ella B. Gilley 97
Fairweather , James E. 100 Fairweather , Chas 107
Fairweather , Mrs. Char 119 Fanning , Mrs. Edith Davis 102
Fisher , Oscar 116 Fisher , Sallie Ann 118
Forister? , Chas. B. 121 Fort , Lorene Henington 97
Frier , Mrs. John 112 Frier , Aubrey 114
Gaither , John B. 114 Gaither , Mrs. John B. 121
Gaither , Jack 121 Gardner , J. M. 109
Gardner , William 115 Gardner , Mrs. Wm 121
Garrett , J. T. 117 George , Emmet 120
Glascock , Mrs. Leman (Epkes) 113 Glasscock , Leman 114
Graham , Mrs. George A. (Ruth) 97 Graham , Mrs. J. D. 97
Graham , J. D. 101 Graham , Joe J. 103
Graham , Spencer R. 107 Graham , Ethel Taylor 110
Graham , Mason 114 Graham , Mrs. Hugh 121
Green , Mrs. Fletcher 104 Grover , Burl 105
Groves , Aussie Baker 118 Hamilton , H. H. 99
Hamilton , Mrs. Josie Melton 117 Hamilton , Mrs. Berenice (Garrett) 117
Hamilton , Price 122 Hand , Hiram 116
Hanson? , Mr. and Mrs. 119 Hardin , Boon (Knowles) 97
Hardin , Mrs. Frank (Sallie G.) 100 Hardin , Olin? 109
Harris , H. H. 101 Harris , Mrs. H. H. 101
Hart , J. D. 106 Hastings , Mae Beth Gilley 97
Haus? , Wm? 120 Heard , Jim 105
Hedy , O. W. 108 Henderson , J. E. and Mrs. 118
Hill , E. C. 101 Hobbs , C. 108
Hobbs , Lois C. (Mrs. C.) 108 Hollebeke , Ed 110
Hollebeke , O. W. 110 Holloway , Fannye Rose 98
Holloway , B. O.? 101 Hubert , Lon 108
Jackson , Mrs. J. H. 98 Jackson , J. H. 106
Jackson , Tom 121 James , J. H. 102
James , Frank 103 Johnson , W. N. ? 122
Jones , A. D. 97 Keemen? , Bob 112
King , W. H. 109 Knowles , Vernon Clardy? 122
Lambert , J. H. 101 Lee , R. D. 107
Lewis , J. P. 114 Lewis , J. B. 121
Lewis , Picolia Mayben 122 Linam? , Thelma Taylor 97
Love , John L. 99 Love , R. F. 99
Love , J. B. 107 Love , R. H. 114
Lusk , Mrs. ? L. 104 Lusk , J. A. 107
Lyle , Mor P.? 119 Lynch , Roger 101
Lynch , Joe 104 Lynch , Joe 115
Lynch , Lillie (Medlin) 117 Lyon , Mrs. Myrtle 120
Mayben , Milla Syfrett 109 Mayben? , W. H. 119
McClish , J. P. 104 McClish , M. J. 104
McClish , Mrs. Ima 104 McClish , J. C. 113
McClish , Mrs. J. C. 113 McClish , Mrs. J. P. 119
McCuietion?-Cooper , Estelle 104 McDaniel , Dr. A. A. 114
McGallister , Wesley 102 McGanagill , Anna 113
McGonagill , C. B. 100 McWilliams , ?? 101
Medlin , Mrs. Hawk 104 Medlin , Mrs. Buddy 104
Medlin , Buddy 107 Medlin , M. H. 119
Merchant , ? 110 Miller , J. N. 106
Miller , Mrs. A. N.? 122 Monteith? , W. D. 106
Morris , Rhoda J. (Trelk) 106 Morris , Joe F. 115
Morris , M. C. 122 Mosley , Benton 100
Mosley , May Price 108 Muncy , Mrs. Sallie 109
Musick , Essie 105 Musick , T. ? E. 106
Musick , W. R. 118 Musick , Paul 120
Naur?? , Carl 99 Newbury , Virgie (Lynch) 120
Owen , J. W. 111 Owen , Mrs. Anna 119
Owens , Mrs. Barbara Lee 101 Owens , Horace 111
Pendleton , Walter 98 Pendleton , Mrs. Walter 98
Perles??? , W. J. 98 Perry , Joseph 115
Perry , Mrs. Joseph 115 Peveler , Mrs. Roy 104
Peveler , Roy 104 Price , Mr. Herbert 104
Priest , R. E. 107 Priest , Mrs. H. F. (Sudie) 113
Pruit , Char 116 Pruit , Chester 117
Ratliff , Mrs. John 120 Record , H. S. 107
Reed , Mary Gilley 97 Reed , T.(?) O. 97
Roberts , Mrs. Johnnie 98 Roberts , Clara Creighton-Sewalt 103
Roberts , Keyton?? 117 Roberts , Mrs. Ruth Love 117
Robinson , Maggie M. (McMahan-York) 113 Robinson , F. ? J. 116
Rosey?? , S. L. 103 Ross , Mrs. Tom (Trixie Hardin) 100
Ross , Bessie 111 Ruth? , Arthur A. 113
Scarry , Mrs. Tom 101 Schenck , Mrs. Dick 104
Seely , Mr. and Mrs. G. S. 116 Seely , Jessie 116
Sharp , Roscoe 112 Shepard , Ella (Medlin) 115
Shepard , Mrs. F. G. 122 Shepard , F. G. 122
Shipp , Elbert 110 Smith , R. H. 112
Smith , Mrs. E. Maud? 115 Smith , Wilson 115
Smith , E. M. 122 Smith , Mrs. R. W. 120
Spears , C.? B. 105 Spears , Pearl Baker 109
Stansing? , George A. 121 Steidel? , R. 105
Stevens , J. E. 119 Stiles , Mrs. S. J. 106
Stinebaugh , Leattie G. 117 Sumruld , W. E. 107
Sumruld , Mrs. 107 Sweatt , M. C. 121
Taylor , J. W. (Jr.) 97 Taylor , Mrs. Minnie 104
Taylor , A. C. 106 Taylor , J. Will 109
Taylor , Jack? 110 Teague , Frank 120
Terry , Ora Brumley 100 Thomlinson , J.? O. 103
Thomlinson , John 114 Thompson , Mrs. Denver 106
Thompson , Mrs. Oscar 107 Thorp , Mrs. B. (Grey) 107
Tomlinson , Tom H. 101 Tomlinson , Roy 121
Tomlinson , Mrs. L. V? 122 Trelk , J. W. 106
Trelk , Mrs. J. W. 106 Trelk , Juniour? 106
Turner , W. F. 107 Vest , John W. 103
Vest , Mrs. Ollie Rose 103 Wallace , A. E. 119
Wallace , Mr. and Mrs. A. B. 119 Weir , Mrs. Mamie 109
Whitmire , Alice 122 Wilks , Mrs. Laura 106
Williams , Mary Love 99 Williams , Mrs. R. H. 107
Williams , R. H. 107 Williams , J. L. 111
Williams , Mrs. R. H. 112 Williams , Mrs. W. S. (Col.) 122
Winters , Mrs. Elydia C. (Stephens?). 121 Wood , Dow 105
Woodward , J. A. 99 Woodward , Mrs. J. A. 99
Wright , Mrs Oaty 102 Wright , N.? V. 102
Wright , Mrs. Walter 110 Wright , Walter 114
Zimmerman , Adam 105
 
NOTE:  (Some signatures were hard to distinguish in the Open Range Registry. I've tried to read them as correctly as possible, but have added a ? where I had problems).
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