Descendants of John Castleberry Hutto
Generation No. 1
1. JOHN CASTLEBERRY1 HUTTO was born Abt. 1801 in South Carolina1,2, and died Aft. 1850 in Probably in Poinsett County, Arkansas. He married (1) NANCY HOLLIDAY Abt. 1820, possible the daughter of WILLIAM HOLIDAY and NANCY COOLEY. She was born Abt. 1800, and died Aft. 1837 in Alabama. He married (2) REBECCA BAKER June 04, 1840 in Madison County, Alabama.
Notes for JOHN CASTLEBERRY HUTTO:
In 1820 James Reese died. James was the step-son of William Holliday. John Hutto also bought at this sale as did Nancy Holliday.
The family is presumed to be from Greenville, South Carolina. In 1830, the family moved to Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, where Nancy Holliday dies in 1836 after having 6 children. John remarried in 1840 to Rebecca Baker with whom he had 5 children.
The census records of 1850 list Elizabeth as 14 which is close to the June 08, 1837 birthdate we have on her, Also her place of birth is listed South Carolina.
This would mean that the Family Tradition story may be slightly inaccurae. Nancy Holliday may have died in 1837 but not 1836 if Elizabeth was her daughter.
Rebecca's first child is John Jr listed as age 10 in the 1850 Census. The fact that he was born in Alabama would substaniate the family tradition that John married Rebecca in 1839 or 1840.
If the Census records are right for these two children, Elizabeth, ie Amanda Sufarrany Elizabeth Hutto, and John Jr., then thier ages and place of birth tells us the following.
Its likely that John Hutto, the father of James Emory Hutto, our great great Grandfather, left South Carolina after June 08, 1837, the birthdate of Elizabeth. Aceppting Family Tradition, Nancy moved with the family to Alabama but for reasons we do not know she passed over to be with the Lord about 1837 which would be in close agreement with family tradition.
John then married Rebecca Baker Most likely about 1839. The 1850 census reflects thier youngest children age three born in Alabama.
This would indicate that John and Rebecca had moved to Arkansas about 1847, 3 years before the 1850 Census.
Family tradition tells us that James Emory Hutto, John's oldest son, he joined a group of twenty five persons immigrating to Texas and arrived January 16, 1847 and settled at Webber's Prairie near Austin.
It may be that James headed to Texas at the same time his Dad moved to Arkansas or possible he had assisted his father in his move to Arkansas and then headed to Texas.
John is not listed in the 1860 census and is presumed to have passed away subsequent to 1850.
John moved to Poinsett County, Arkansas prior to 1850 and is reflected residing there in the 1850 Census.
1850 HUTTO, John
State: Arkansas Year: 1850
County: Poinsett Roll: M432_29Poinsett County, Arkansas
Township: Greenfield Twp Page: 223 (handwritten page 48 )
Image: 209 actually 15
Enumerated 22 November 1850
344/344 Janitta Hutto, 23, F, SC, living in the household of John Humblin and family
349/349 HUTTO, John, 49, M, Farmer, SC
Rebecca, 35, F, Ala
Sarah, 29, F, SC (John Reece must have died or she divorced him see daughter Reece)
Adaline, 15, F, SC (This must be Rachael A. (Adeline)
Elizabeth, 14, F, SC (This is Amanda Sufferany Elizabeth) Apparently Nancy is her mother. She was born in SC and prior to John Hutto's marriage to Rebecca Baker.
continued on page 49
John Hutto jun, 10, M, Ala
William, 8, M, Ala
Levina, 6, F, Ala
Narcissa, 3, F, Ala
Artisia, 3, F, Ala
William Baugher, 32, M, farmer, Ala
Litha Reece, 2, F, Miss
John Hutto apparently dies between 1850 and 1860. In 1860 his minor children are found living with various families. Artisia Hutto age 12 is living with Morrell and Adaline Reed in Dunklin County Missouri. They live next door to Rachael Holladay. Poinsett is just a few counties over from Dunklin MO. Also in Dunklin County MO a William Hutto age 17 is living with Russell and Sarah Lomax. Could this be Sarah Hutto? I've done some searching, but haven't found a marriage record for the couple.
August 28, 2002 - Becky Wilson wrote: I think he probably died before 1860 because I have found Artissia and William living with other families. Amanda Suffarany Elizabeth and John C. Jr. would have been old enough to be on their own by 1860. I haven't found Narcissa yet. Anyway, it was quite a thrill to find the family all together. I had seen John Hutto on a census index for Arkansas but never looked because I was so sure it was the wrong one. I thought what the heck and looked. I also looked at some old Rootsweb archives on John and Rachael Holliday. I saw where someone wrote look in Dunklin County MO in 1860, so I started browsing the images and thats how I found the children. They weren't listed on the census index because they were not heads of family. Anyway, I've a lot of leads I still need to follow up on.
Went back to LDS lib. yes.
No luck with Hutto grantee index for Greenville Co., SC.
They were all "modern" deeds.
5 deeds dated 1913 & rec. 1913.
all for lots.
All rec. in Book 23
p. 63 H.A. Hutto to WW Dodson
p. 146 to V.D. Ramseur
p. 146 to C.H. Yates
p. 291 to W.L. Hallman
More About JOHN CASTLEBERRY HUTTO:
Burial: Probably in Poinsett County, Arkansas
Notes for NANCY HOLLIDAY:
it was set forth in theory that nancy holiday may be the daughter of William Holiday but more proff may be required. This information is not set forth by family tradition or records
More About JOHN HUTTO and NANCY HOLLIDAY:
Marriage: Abt. 1820
More About JOHN HUTTO and REBECCA BAKER:
Marriage: June 04, 1840, Madison County, Alabama
Children of JOHN HUTTO and NANCY HOLLIDAY are:
i. SARAH2 HUTTO, b. January 10, 1821, Greenville, South Carolina3; m. JOHN W. REECE, December 05, 1847, Madison County, Alabama4; b. Abt. 1820.
Notes for JOHN W. REECE:
Marriages Madison Co., AL
John Hutto m 6-4-1840 Rebecca Baker
Lucinda Hutto m 4-8-1846 Henry Thomas Vann
Mary Ann Hutton m 11-5-1848 Moral Read
Sarah Hutto m 12-5-1847 John W. Reece - LATTER DAY SAINTS Batch number: M526023
More About JOHN REECE and SARAH HUTTO:
Marriage: December 05, 1847, Madison County, Alabama4
2. ii. JAMES EMERY HUTTO, b. May 08, 1824, Greenville, South Carolina; d. April 29, 1914, Waco, Texas.
3. iii. LUCINDA HUTTO, b. November 05, 1826, Greenville, South Carolina.
iv. JINETTA HUTTO, b. October 02, 1828.
Notes for JINETTA HUTTO:
unsure about this brother to James Emory, purely speculative based on the fact that he would probably been a Jr. , Therefore John C. Hutto
v. MARY ANN HUTTO, b. January 25, 1830; m. MORAL REED, November 05, 1848, Madison County, Alabama.
Notes for MARY ANN HUTTO:
1850 census Madison Co. AL (p. # omitted)
#117 John Holidy [Holiday] 45, F, 150, SC
Rachel 44, SC
Mary J. 12, Sarah A.R. 7, Jeremiah C. 5 (children b AL)
Morrel Read 21 b AL
Mary A. Read 19, AL [nee Hutto]
1860 Dunklin County MO, Clay Dist, page 27 family #656/192
Morrell Reed, 27, ALA
Adaline, 24, ALA
Tho H B, 5, ALA
Cintha, 1, ALA
Artistia Hutto, 12, F, ALA
I believe that Artisia Hutto is John Hutto's daughter who is living with Morrell Reed. Morrell was married to Mary A Hutto, either she is apparently dead by now and it seems her sister Adaline is married to Morrell. At any rate, Morrell Reed apparently moved from Alabama in about 1859, because Cintha is born in Alabama. John Hutto has probably died by then and has his minor children living with relatives.
Notes for MORAL REED:
Marriages Madison Co., AL
Mary Ann Hutton m 11-5-1848 Moral Read
LATTER DAY SAINTS record Batch number: M526023
Spouse: Mary Ann HUTTS
Marriage: 5 Nov 1848
There was a John Read in Madison Co. Possible a father or brother?
Virginia Richardson Mon May 17 16:43:23 1999
HOLLIDY/HOLIDAY, John 1850 Madison CO census w/wife Rachel both born SC and family. Also appears with this family a Morrel READ and wife Mary Ann nee HUTTO. Seeking any information or connections to these two families. Would appreciate any information even a tidbit. Please e-mail direct. Thank you.
More About MORAL REED and MARY HUTTO:
Marriage: November 05, 1848, Madison County, Alabama
vi. RACHEL HUTTO, b. August 25, 1835.
Notes for RACHEL HUTTO:
Barnwell, South Carolina
Father: John HUTTO
Mother: Theny NIMMONS
Bamberg, South Carolina
Father: James M. HUTTO
Mother: Marcilla H. FELDER
Info located LDS for review only. No proff
vii. AMANDA SUFARRANY ELIZABETH HUTTO, b. June 08, 1837, Greenville, South Carolina.
Children of JOHN HUTTO and REBECCA BAKER are:
viii. JOHN CASTLEBERRY2 HUTTO, b. April 20, 1841.
ix. WILLIAM ANDERSON HUTTO, b. December 13, 1844.
Notes for WILLIAM ANDERSON HUTTO:
1860 Dunklin County MO, Roll M653_618, pg. 25
Page before Rachal Holladay and Morrel Reed
Russell Lomax, 45?, Tenn
Sarah, 35, Tenn
Martha, 7, Ala
William Hutto, 17, Ala
Nancy Perce, 35, Tenn
I believe this is John's son William age17 living with the family above because they live in such close proximity to Rachal Holladay, in which Mary A. Hutto and Morel Reed were living with in the 1850 Madison County Alabama census. There is another Hutto child, Artintia?, female, living with Morrel Reed and his family. John has a daughter Artissia that fits the age. Morrell's wife's name is Adeline. I wonder if Mary A. has died and Morrel has remarried, possibly to Rachael Adaline Hutto, Mary's sister?
x. ARTAMISS HUTTO, b. July 09, 1847.
xi. NARCISS HUTTO, b. July 09, 1847.
xii. THOMAS HUTTO, b. May 08, 1849.
xiii. FRANKLIN TARLOE HUTTO, b. November 11, 1850.
Generation No. 2
2. JAMES EMERY2 HUTTO (JOHN CASTLEBERRY1) was born May 08, 1824 in Greenville, South Carolina5, and died April 29, 1914 in Waco, Texas. He married (1) MARGARET HUGHES September 06, 1849 in Travis County, Texas6, daughter of POSSIBLE WILLIAM H. HUGHES. She was born June 19, 1833 in Alabama7, and died March 27, 1881 in Hutto, Williamson County, Texas7. He met (2) NANCY JONES 1883. She died February 07, 1892 in Waco, Texas. He met (3) HELEN A. WILDER May 05, 1894 in Waco, Texas. She died June 27, 1914 in Oakwood Cemetery , Waco, Texas.
Notes for JAMES EMERY HUTTO:
Founder of Hutto, Texas, Williamson County
Hutto, on the highway to Taylor, was named for James Emery Hutto, an early pioneer of Texas.
The man for whom the town of Hutto, Texas, was named was born to John Castleberry and Nancy Holliday Hutto in Greenville, South Carolina, on May 8, 1824. In 1830, the family moved to Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, where his mother died in 1836, when James Emery was twelve years old.
After a few years, he joined a group of twenty five persons immigrating to Texas which arrived January 16, 1847 and settled at Webber's Prairie near Austin. James Emery Hutto was a very capable and industrious person and immediately became involved in development of the Central Texas area as well as providing for himself and the family he and Margaret Hughes or Alabama had began after their marriage in Texas, and this may indicate she came to Texas at the same time J. E. did. He had helped George Glassock in building the first grist mill in Georgetown and was present when the town was staked off and the first election was held in 1848.
Up on his arrival in Texas in 1847 he engaged in farming and stock raising in Travis county. About 1855 he moved to Williamson County, settling near were Hutto has since been built. This town having been named in honor of him. There, for 20 years, between 1855 and 1875, he was one of the wealthy cattlemen of this section of the country. He was appointed postmaster on June 27, 1877.
Texas was an OPEN RANGE through the mid 1870s. Which meant that If you owned 100 acres of Land, I guess you could run 10,000 head of cattle. You'd just had to chase em down and brand em.
J. E.'s success as a wealthy cattleman may have been related to the open range. I often wondered how he was so successful with the few acres that the family owned in Hutto, about 700 acres, I think. Then again I don't have any facts validating the statements he was a wealthy cattleman. Possible as time went by, the writers of these articles chose to interpret J. E. 's experiences as such. It would be interesting to research the cattleman theory in more depth.
While documents ("Handbook on Texas") tell us that J. E. was a cattleman between 1855-75, its interesting to notes that the end of his pursuits in the cattle business seem to have coincides with the Barbed Wiring of Texas, which began in 1875. By the 1880s Barbed Wire Wars had become common in Texas. Texans did not take well to the wiring up of the open range. James Emery may well have lost the grasslands he ran his herds on resulting in the demise of that business enterprise. It would be interesting to read more about how this major change in the lives of men across the nation were changed when the open range was terminated. How the change effected Hutto, Texas would make an interesting study.
Cattle prices in Texas were depressed all through the civil war. Cattle herds grew large because the War restricted the markets that Texans formerly had for their beeves. After the War men began to drive large herds north to cash in on their abundance. I understand that the Chisom Trail crossed Brushy creek, where the Old Town of Shiloh (and the cemetery where Margaret Hutto, J.E.'s first wife is buried.) is located. J. E. and his sons probably participated in rounding up strays with their own herds to deal with the hardships brought on by reconstruction after the War. I suppose they sold em to the trail drivers as they passed through Hutto, but I don't know that for sure. J. E. and Margaret's first 5 children were boys. All 5 would have been old enough to have participated in cattle drives north. Who knows, maybe they did!
Anyway it must have been a different world ...traveling across Texas and not having to open gates to cross different areas. What a concept. The open range still existed at the time the Civil War approached.
After the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860, 3/4 of the citizens of Texas voted for session from the Union in February of 1861. J. E. Hutto along with many citizen of the South were caught up in the winds of war, as was the entire nation. The underlying problems between the North and the South had been siezing for years. Lincoln's election simple was the catalyst to allow men on both sides to proceed with putting their political interest and desires into action. What Jame's motivation was I do not know, but States' Rights, the "Right" to remove oneself from the Union was one issue as well as slavery. I'm not aware that J. E. ever held another man in bondage, but Southern pride and the desire to protect their homes, families and their way of living from having another's will imposed on them motivated many men to commit to the South and its cause.
J. E. joined the Confederate cause early on in the war.
J. E's war record was located at the Texas Archives in Austin.
J. E 's records reflect he enlisted 4 different times during the War
June 1861, J.E enlisted as a 2nd Corporal under Captain G.W. Gardner, Militia Company - Williamson County -27 Brigade under Brigadier General, E. S. C Robertson, Commander, Texas Militia Remarks: Rank and File 48 commissioned August 21, 1861 - Muster Roll dated Je. 1861
November 2 1861 enlisted as a 3rd Lt. under Captain R. N. Calhoun. The Company was identified as the "Bent 4" Williamson County, 27 Brigade Texas Militia
Remarks: Rank and File 44 Company Commissioned 12/7/1861- John T. Flint Aid, Muster Roll 1
March 16, 1864 enlisted as a 2nd Jr. Lieutenant serving under Captain A. J. Berry, Company C., Williamson County, 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade Texas State Troopers - Age 39
Remarks; Rank and File 78 Captain McMillian, Mustering Officer - Date of roll March 16, 1864 - Detailed as a Teamster Confederate States
August 7, 1865 enlisted as a Private for 6 month - Williamson County- 27th Brigade under A. J. Berry Volunteer Confederate States of America. Company A, 2nd Regiment, 27 Brigade commanded by H. P. Hale, Brigadier General, Texas State Troopers (Volunteer Confederate States of America)
Enlisted: 8/7/65 at William Springs, Bell County for 6 months unless discharged sooner. (Note Bell County is directly north of Williamson County, where J. E lived) Age 39
Remarks: Rank and File 75 H. P. Hale, Mustering Officer. Constant Hardeman and Jasper McKinney, Appraisers; 40 MS to Rendezvous. Value of Horse $165.00 horse equipment $30.00 Arms $50.00. Election certificate with roll.
Mr. Hutto moved his family to Williamson County in 1854 and whether by foresight or chance he selected land, which provided the town site for the town of Hutto when the I. & .G Railroad passed through his property some years later. He was possibly preceded in the immediate vicinity by Adam Orgain, a freed slave of the Orgain family who owned land not far removed. Also soon after James E. Hutto settled in the area, other settlers acquired land for cattle raising and farming cotton and grains, especially in the area to the southeast where the small settlement of Shiloh was in existence. Early settlers in the area near the town to ___* who had considerable acreage were Hugh Goodwin, W. H. Farley, Sr. , and his bachelor brother F. F. Farley.
In 1876, when the railroad came through the area, Mr. Hutto sold fifty acres of land to the Texas Land Co. of New York for a town site, reserving five acres of the tract as a gift for the International and Great Northern Railroad right-of-way through the town.
Mr. Hutto was a very successful operator and a respected civic leader in the community where he was active in church and school activities. When a Post Office was established in 1877, he was appointed Postmaster.
Mr. Hutto and his wife, Margaret had a family of six sons and three daughters, all of whom, except the last child Mary, reached adulthood in the Hutto community. On May 27, 1881, his wife, Margaret, mother of all known descendants, died and was buried along side the youngest daughter, Mary M., in the Shiloh Cemetery some three miles southeast of the town of Hutto, Texas. Margret died with out a will in 1881 and in 1883 her community property and estate were probated. Records seem to suggest that J.E. was required to sell all his assets, of over 9,000 which included about 300 acres inorder to disperse half of the community property he and Margraet held jointly to thier children. Later, J. E., then fifty-seven years of age, married Mrs. Nancy Jones. By 1885, he had sold his holdings in cattle, land and home and moved to Waco where it is understood that the former Mrs. Jones had some relatives and where he planned to go into the Implement business. R.B. Hutto, J.E.'s son purchased the 300 acres held by his father in March of 1886. The deed recorded in Waco where J.E had already moved too.
It is not clear what interest Mr. Hutto had for the next few years as the Waco City directory of 1830 listed him only as a resident at the corner of North 18th and Barron Streets. The next two years, a partnership of sorts, was listed with a Thomas H. Killingsworth. Then from 1892 through 1897, James E. Hutto Sr., was listed as operating an Agricultural Implement business including carriages, wagons and buggies at 110 South 8th Street.
Mr. Hutto's second wife died February 7, 1892, at approximately the same time that he started his Implement business. On May 5, 1894, he married again. This time to Mrs. Helen A. Wilder who outlived him by some two months after his death April 29, 1914, only nine days short of his ninetieth birthday. Her death came on June 27, 1914. James E. Hutto Sr., his second wife and third wife, are buried on the same lot in Oakwood cemetery in Waco, Texas.
In 1907, James E. Hutto Sr. made an application for a Confederate Pension on the basis that his health and his age, 83 years, prevented him from earning an income and that his finances were very strained. The application for the pension was signed by James Saul and Sterling Orgain who lived in the Hutto community and served with him in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. The pension, however, was turned down on the basis that his wife had a small acreage in East Waco and it was not believed that he was in dire need.
Upon his death, an obituary from a Waco paper was lavish in its remarks regarding Mr. Hutto's character, his activities in church and charities and the caliber of his friends in the Waco area.
James' family moved to Madison County, Alabama where he lived until 1847 when at the age of 23 he moved to Texas.
J.E. joined the 5th St. Church of Waco on 3/17/1889 by letter
The 1850 Census Travis, TX page. 134, Dwell. 15 lists J.E. Hutto and his wife Margaret (an Riley Lanier is also listed in the household age 24. He is listed as a 25 year old farmer born in SC and Margaret is listed as a 20 year old born in AL. They are shown as having been married within the year.
1855 Travis County School Census records reflect that a "Emery Hutto" had 4 children and lived in close proximity to his former employer George Glascock. Thomas Glascock, a brother of George possible, was the tax assessor of Travis County. J. E. lived in District 5 of Travis County. Although I have not verified where District 5 is, I'm left with the impression it is close to present day Georgetown, Texas in Northeast Travis County.
1860 census shows J.E. and Margaret born in Ala.
1870 Williamson Co., TX James Hutto 45, driver, AL
Margaret Hutto 37, AL and family
1880 Census, Williamson, County show
Birth Place Father's BP Mother's BP
James E. Hutto 56 SC SC SC
Lu? wife 48 AL TN TN
R.B. w/m 22 TX SC AL
Genettie w/f 18 TX SC
Subsequent to Margarets death in 1881 J.E. was required by Texas Law to devide Margaret's estate with her children. It would appear J.E. and Margaret had no will. Margaret died at age 47.
J. E. would go on to marry twice more. He was the Post Master in Hutto at one time, I need to look up the year.
After the Estate was settled between late 1883 and 1884 it might be assumed J.E. continued to farm. But between 84 and 88 he moved to Waco.
When we went to Waco on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001, to see the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, we also went to Oakwood Cemetery and saw J. E. Hutto's grave. He's buried in a beautiful cemetery; it's surrounded by a tall iron fence& there are a lot of mature trees shading the graves. Lots of old-fashioned, ornate tombstones and monuments, also statues. Three Texas governors are buried there - Coke, Ross & Neff.
While at the geneology library at the state archives, Sue was wandering around in a little room off of the main room and noticed they had Waco city directories beginning in 1878 and running through 1993 -
some years were missing. There were big signs telling you not to photocopy the pages of the city directories so she hand wrote the following on J.E.
He first appeared in the 1888-1889 directory:
Hutto, James E, residence nw corner North 18th & Barron
In the 1890-1891 directory he was listed as:
Hutto, James E., sr. (Killingsworth & Hutto), residence nw corner 18th &
His business listing was:
Killingsworth & Hutto (Thos. H. Killingsworth, James E. Hutto, sr)
implements and machinery, 727 Austin Ave.
warehouse 116 S 8th
The next directory the library had was for 1892-1893. The listing was
Hutto, James E., agricultural implements,116 S. 8th
residence, nw corner of N 18th & Sanger
[So apparently his partnership with Thomas Killingsworth was dissolved by
the time the 1892-1893 directory was published and J.E. was operating out
ot the building used as a warehouse when Killingsworth was his partner. I
checked the listings for this Thomas Killingsworth. In the 1888-1889
directory Thomas Killingsworth was listed as a commission agent selling
engines, gins, presses and threshers at 700 Austin Ave. Then he went into
partnership with J. E. In the 1892 - 1893 directory (after the
partnership ended) Killingsworth was listed, but no occupation was given.
Then in the 1894-1895 directory he was listed as a traveling salesman.]
Back to J.E -
In the 1894-1895 directory there was a listing for:
Hutto, James E., agricultural implements, carriages, wagons, buggies. 110
Residence 604 N. 18th, corner of Sanger Ave.
In the 1896-1897 directory there was a listing for:
Hutto, James E., agricultural implements and wagons, 110 S. 8th
residence, 1811 Sanger Ave.
In the 1898- 1899 directory there was only a residence listed, 1811
In the 1900-1901 directory J.E. was living on west side Spring, 4 blocks
south of Burnett. He was clerking for J.R. Nalley, grocery and general
merchandise, which was located on south side Spring, 4 blocks south of
In 1902 -1903 he was listed as a farmer, residence west side Spring, 4
blocks south of Burnett, East Waco.
He was listed as a farmer in all directories through 1911- 1912. The
library had no directories from 1913 -1919.
J. E. passed away April 29, 1914
More About JAMES EMERY HUTTO:
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, Texas
Residence: 1850, Travis County , Texas - 1850 Census - page. 134, Dwell. 15
Notes for MARGARET HUGHES:
Margaret had a family of six sons and three daughters, all of whom, except for her last child Mary Margaret, reached adulthood in the community of Hutto,Texas.
A HUNDRED AND TWENTY ODD YEARS AFTER THE FACT
On May 27, 1881, at the young age of 47, Margaret, mother of all known descendants of James E. Hutto Sr., died and was buried along side her youngest daughter, Mary Margaret, in the Shiloh Cemetery some three miles southeast of the town of Hutto, Texas.
We visited the Shiloh Cemetery in March, 1998 and found it an old and forgotten cemetery that is occasionally attended too. It sits on a hill that rises 20 ft above the surrounding terrain and sits next to Brushy Creek which has long been its companion. It is said that one could recently drive a vichicle across the creek at the old Shiloh crossing on Brushy, which is just down from the cemetery, about 50 yards. The crossing was supposed to have been on the Chisom cattle trail and cattle drives crossed at this point frequently in years gone by. Shiloh was the primary town in the area before the Railroad was put in, resulting in the founding of the town of Hutto. Over the years Shiloh became a ghost town as Hutto prospered and the only reminder that the town ever existed now is the cemetery. The hill that the cemetery sits on seems oddly out of place on the banks of the Brushy Creek, which flows year round. It is a clear cool stream that provides an ideal backdrop for ones final resting place. I wondered if the hill, might have been an old Indian mound of sorts. We have since learned that an old Spanish mission was located on the banks of Brushy Creek and as far back as the early 1800s and was identifiable mostly as a large mound. Could the Shiloh graveyard be built on this old Spanish Mission?
The grave of Great Great Grandmother Margaret is over grown with saplings and weeds and the tombstone, a large tall pyramid styled tipped marker lies on the ground. The base of the tombstone is tilted forward slightly as a result of the soil moving over the many years since it was placed there some 117 years ago.
The family plot is guarded by an old ornamental iron fence about 8' x 8' in width and length and 3 1/2 ft tall, reflecting the style of burial fences in the late 1800s. Generally the enclosing of a grave plot with such a fence would have been some indication of wealth on the part of the family.
Three and 1/2 year old little Mary Margaret is buried next to her mother. Her mother, followed her daughter a short 8 years later in death. Little Mary Margaret's tombstone is still in an erect position but somewhat soiled from the 125 years of weathering it has withstood.
Hugh Davenport, a local resident and friend of the Hutto family, shared that on occasion the sheriff's department would bring inmates out to clear the weeds and clean up the cemetery, but those activities have been sparse.
The iron fence surrounding the gravesite is bent on the north end from a crushing fall of a large tree reported Hugh. Hugh said he burned the old tree stump out of the plot leaving a 15 inches diameter, gapping hole, staring back at you as one views the family plot. Upon first arriving, I thought maybe a wild animal had dug a borrow there, but it is simple the absence of the tree that had once stood tall there for so many years shading and protecting our ancestral loved ones resting place. It too had grown to its full use and was possible cut down early by mother nature before having spent its full time at it appointed task It too returned to ash and dust after sharing its beauty and grace in the panorama of beauty called life. We are all as the grass in the fields, desintined to bloom and fade. It too has faded from the present, leaving only an indentation in the ground where it had prospered in a more glorious and productive day; much as the pioneer souls whose graves it had guarded for so many years. Time has a way of measuring us all and we too will join our forefather when our days are over.
Hugh said that he cleaned the gravesite up 3 or 4 years ago, which for a man of 90 years of age currently, must have been quite an effort.
The gate that allows entrance to the site was entangled in trees, saplings of 2 and 3 inch diameter. I could not open the gate. We wanted to get a closer look at the grave stones so Becky, my sister, climbed the fence as I held her hand steady to provide her with some support as she made her ascent. We took pictures and viewed the tombstones for detail as we searched to discover who our Great Great Grandmother was.
We plan to go back this summer and clean the site up. Maybe we can reposition the head stones base and reset the head stone of our ancestor.
There was strangeness about seeing this old cemetery and in particular, our Great Great Grandmother's grave site in a state of decline. But then it was stranger finding this old gravesite and establishing a connection to a person that I had never known but now seem closer too. It seems odd to mourn someone you never knew.....
A hundred and twenty odd years after the fact.
We later went back to Hutto in June of 98 and cleaned up the grave site. Our car broke down and we all caught a bad case of Poison Ivy.
In the fall of 1999 several cousins contributed 200 dollars and we had Margaret's headstone reset. The results of the Shiloh Cemetery organization's, which was established in1999has allowed the cleanup of the cemetery.
You can send donations to Mrs. Margaret Crislip: 9553 FM 1660: Hutto, TX, 78634. Make your checks payable to the Shiloh Cemetery Assoc. and they will send you a Tax receipt for a deduction.
1880 Census for Williamson County list J. E. Hutto's wife's parents as both born in Tenn.
More About MARGARET HUGHES:
Burial: Shiloh Cemetery S. of Hutto on Brushy Creek
Comment 1: 1880, 1880 Census for Williamson County list J. E. Hutto's wife's parents as both born in Tenn
Fact 4: buried in the Shiloh Grave yard 3 or 4 miles S. of Hutto on Brushy Creek
Fact 6: 1860, Census show Margaret born in Alabama
More About JAMES HUTTO and MARGARET HUGHES:
Marriage: September 06, 1849, Travis County, Texas8
More About JAMES HUTTO and NANCY JONES:
Notes for HELEN A. WILDER:
Joined the 5th St. Church of Waco by letter on 12/29/1896
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Single: May 05, 1894, Waco, Texas
Children of JAMES HUTTO and MARGARET HUGHES are:
i. JOHN RILEY3 HUTTO, b. June 12, 1850, Travis County, Texas; d. November 18, 1924; m. FRANCES BOATRIGHT, February 15, 1870; d. January 27, 1905.
Notes for JOHN RILEY HUTTO:
According to some sources, J.R was a cotton Giner by trade.
1880 HUTTO JOHN R. , Williamson County TX , Page 583, Township - E. D. 162, Federal Population Schedule TX 1880 Federal Census Index TX28493875
Probably recieved middle name from individual living with James and Margaret at the time of the 1850 Census. Riley Lanier age 24.
More About JOHN RILEY HUTTO:
Burial: Hutto City Cemetery, Hutto, Texas
Fact 1: Was a Cotten Ginner
More About FRANCES BOATRIGHT:
Burial: Hutto City Cemetery, Hutto, Texas
More About JOHN HUTTO and FRANCES BOATRIGHT:
Marriage: February 15, 1870
ii. JAMES EMERY HUTTO, JR., b. January 08, 1852, Travis County, Texas; d. 1940, Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma9; m. LENORA B. BOWERS; b. Abt. 1860, Tx.; d. 1947, Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma.
Notes for JAMES EMERY HUTTO, JR.:
was known to be a prosperous farmer in Williamson County
(2) James E. Hutto, Jr. is to be considered the second son of J.E. Sr. although practically no information has come to light regarding, him except that he was born in 1852 in Travis County and married Lenora (Nora) B. Bowers of Huntsville,Texas Nov. 19th, 1879 and they were the parents of at least one son, Albert Breckenridge Hutto, who was born in Hutto, Texas May 29th, 1892, and who in recent years married (in order) a widow , Mrs. Ora Bird Hutto, and Mrs. Annie Martin Swindoll. Ora died and he was divorced from Annie. Nora Hutto is known to have been living in Norman, Oklahoma in 1942. Hugh Davenport
1880 HUTTO JAMES E. JR. Williamson County TX, Page 582, Township - E. D. 162, Federal Population Schedule TX 1880 Federal Census Index TX28493874
Also listed is ( this might be one of James Son, the name and age are right)
James E. Hutto Jr. 28 TX SC AL
Lenora B. 20 TX TN MS
Erick Cemetery, Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma
Sec/Row/Seq Name Birth Mo/day/year Death Mo/day/year Inscriptions Comments
06 04 0150 Hutto Nora B. 1860 1947 Mother Wife of J.E. Hutto
06 04 0160 Hutto J. E. 1852 1940 Father
Compiled by Wayne Pigg (firstname.lastname@example.org) Copyright, 1997 Wayne Pigg
More About JAMES EMERY HUTTO, JR.:
Burial: Erick Cemetery, Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma
iii. WILLIAM TRAVIS HUTTO, b. September 24, 1853, Travis County; d. September 25, 1940; m. AMANDA N. BERRY, March 12, 1878; b. Abt. 1855; d. November 10, 1943.
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Marriage: March 12, 1878
iv. CHARLES WESLEY " CHARLEY" HUTTO, b. May 20, 1855, Hutto, Williamson County, Texas; d. February 05, 1919, Kelso, Cowlitz County, Washington10; m. MARY JANE "JENNIE" FLINN, November 21, 1877, Williamson County, Texas11; b. May 14, 1857, Jackson Co. , Tn.12; d. July 05, 1933, Kelso, Cowlitz County, Washington13.
Notes for CHARLES WESLEY " CHARLEY" HUTTO:
Moved to Kelso Washington in 1903 where he passed away and his body was returned to Hutto where he was buried in the Hutto Cemetery in Hutto, Texas
IN MEMORY OF C.W. HUTTO
Hutto, Texas, February 25, 1919. On the evening of February 6, 1919 the Death Angel came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hutto and called him from this walk of life to the life beyond the grave.
Charles W. Hutto was born on May 20, 1855, in the town that bears his name and where his body was laid to await the general resurrection. He spent his life in his home town until 1903 when he moved to Washington and it was here the Death Angel found him to give him his summons to appear before God to give an account. After his funeral sermon had been preached in Washington, his body was accompanied by his daughter, Mrs. Minnie Sponner, of Kelso, Washington, arriving at Hutto on the morning of February 13th and his body was carried to his brother's home where at 2:30 o'clock a short service was held by the writer and Rev. M. J. H. Woodard, of the Presbyterian church after which the body was laid to rest in the Hutto cemetery.
Charles Hutto was married to Miss Mary Jane Flinn in November 1877, and to this union was born six children, two of whom preceded him to the other world. He leaves an invalid wife, four children, Hardie Homer, George Benjamin, Charles Howard, and Mrs. Minnie Sue Spooner, six grandchildren, five brothers and one sister with a host other relatives and friends to mourn his departure.
Brother Charles Hutto was converted and joined the M. E. Church, South at Hutto he being the eighty eighth member of this organization. He lived faithful to God and the church until the last.
May God bless the sorrowing ones and may the God that was a stay to him in his last hours be a shield and a protector and a comforter an a guide through the rough places in life, and at last the bearer that shall bear them safely across the dark cold stream of Death and to a resting place where our Savior has gone to prepare for us
Rev Chas. B. Diltzo
Federal Census 1880 HUTTO C. W. Williamson County TX, Page- 581, Township- E. D. 162 , Index TX28493864
C.W. Hutto 25 TX SC AL
M. J. 23 TN TN TN
Hartey 9/ TX TX TN
John Flinn 19 Brother in law TN TN
More About CHARLES WESLEY " CHARLEY" HUTTO:
Comment 1: 1919, Kelso, Washington, buried Hutto, Williamson County, Texas
Comment 2: 1880, Federal Census HUTTO C. W. , Williamson County TX, Page- 581, Township- E. D. 162 , Index TX28493864
Fact 1: April 1903, moved to Kelso Washington14
Fact 2: Refered to as Charley Hutto by his daughter Minnie
Notes for MARY JANE "JENNIE" FLINN:
Nick name was "Jennie" or "Jenny"
Great Grandmother Mary Jane nee Flinn Hutto's remains are interned in what was formerly the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Kelso Washinton, next to her granddaughter Mary Helen Spooner who had preceded her in death the year before, 1932. The Cemetery is now named the Cowlitz View Cemetery in Kelso Washington. Mary Jane is buried in the Sponner Family Plot, along with her granddaughter, daughter, Minnie, and Son in Law, James Spooner.
We speculated that Mary Jane was not returned to Hutto, Texas for burial as was Charley, her husband, due to monetary reasons. The Great Depression was impacting the country and time were hard. Other reasons may have existed, in that Minnie, with whom Mary Jane lived with the last 14 years following her husband's death simply could not bear the thought of burying her mother so far from her. Maybe Mary Jane and Minnie had agreed in advance that she would be buried in Kelso, the reasons are unknown.
Charley's roots were in Hutto as was his heritage. Mary Jane may not have felt the same strong conection to Hutto although her parent are buried there. We generally think husband and wife should be togather, resting beside each other for eternity. This did not occur with Mary Jane and Charley.
Mary Jane's grave is on a hill in Kelso overlooking the surrounding communities of Kelso and Longview. Mt. St Helens is to the north east.
The view is serene as is the entire western part of the State of Washington. Two extremely large trees grow to the south east of Mary Jane's grave. These great trees reach heavenly and seem to look back to Texas. They reminded us of the love that Charley and Mary Jane had and symbolicly represent a love entwined, togather and enduring for eternity.
Arriving in Kelso for the first time, it was late in the evening. We drove around town for some time and finally obtained a room after evaluating our options at 3 motels we looked at. We later found out, the motel we stayed at was probably but a 100 yards from where Mary Jane last lived and died. The next morning, we went looking for Mary Jane's grave site. We were told there were 3 cemeteries in Kelso. We discounted one as being too old and upon arriving at the first one we went too, we were drawn to one section of the grave yard. We immediately saw the large head stone identifying the Spooner family plot. It was a little uncanny. Maybe Mary Jane was smiling to see her family come to Washington and pay her tribute...... and thought she'd help us along the way.
More About MARY JANE "JENNIE" FLINN:
Fact 1: 1934, lived last 30 years of her life in Kelso Washington
Funeral: July 08, 1934, Conducted by Smith Funeral Chapel, Kelso, Washington - Rev. Hicks officiating
Medical Information: died at home of her daughter
More About CHARLES HUTTO and MARY FLINN:
Marriage: November 21, 1877, Williamson County, Texas15
v. ROBERT BENJAMIN HUTTO, b. August 13, 1857, Williamson County, Texas; d. May 1944; m. MARY ALICE BARKER, March 13, 1885; d. February 15, 1943.
Notes for ROBERT BENJAMIN HUTTO:
launched out into the Cattle Business and was very successful. R.B later disposed of his cattle interest for an amount in excess of 25,000 dollars which was a substantial sum. He then invested in farm property near Hutto and had 350 acres in cotton production of his 700 acre tract.
old church in Hutto, Lutheran I think was donated by RB, Geri
That deed is very interesting. I think that the 53 acres I own and the 50 my aunt owns is part of the original 300. It was my grandmothers, I believe left to her by her father. I'll have to research it. Geri
More About ROBERT HUTTO and MARY BARKER:
Marriage: March 13, 1885
vi. MINETERA ELLEN HUTTO, b. October 17, 1859; d. July 23, 1902, Hutto City Cemetery, Hutto, Texas; m. J. SAM MONDAY, October 17, 1878, Williamson County, Texas; b. Abt. 1858; d. 1910, Hutto City Cemetery, Hutto, Texas.
Notes for MINETERA ELLEN HUTTO:
1860 Census records reflect N.T.'s name as Nemettia
More About J. MONDAY and MINETERA HUTTO:
Marriage: October 17, 1878, Williamson County, Texas
vii. NETTIE HUTTO, b. May 27, 1862; d. June 30, 1945, Beaumont, Texas; m. JOHN A. BLANTON, May 04, 1881, Williamson County, Texas.
Notes for NETTIE HUTTO:
Listed as age 18 in the 1880 census records in Williamson County
More About JOHN BLANTON and NETTIE HUTTO:
Single: May 04, 1881, Williamson County, Texas
viii. HENRY EDWARD HUTTO, b. December 03, 1866; d. January 19, 1950.
ix. MARY MARGARET HUTTO16, b. October 03, 1869, Williamson County, Texas16; d. February 22, 1873, age 3, Shiloh Cemetery, SE of Hutto, Texas16.
More About MARY MARGARET HUTTO:
Fact 4: buried next to her mother
3. LUCINDA2 HUTTO (JOHN CASTLEBERRY1) was born November 05, 1826 in Greenville, South Carolina. She married HENRY THOMAS VANN April 08, 1846 in Madison County, Alabama. He was born Abt. 1822.
Notes for HENRY THOMAS VANN:
1-1-1767=Gilead TREADWILL of Bladen Co deeds to Wm VANN =
100 lbs for two tracts = 230 acres by patent dated 3-3-1759 on the south side of Stewarts Creek
below John COOKS home joining John JAMES LINES. and 164 acres dated 9-1-1759 between
Wm STEVENS home place and Samuel SELLERS. Both tracts patented by Wm STEPHENS and
made over to Gilead TREADWILL by deed of sale.
Wit= Henry VANN and Abraham HUGGINS
(313) DENT, John, 60, white male ; Frances, 63, white female; Benjamin M., 30, white male ; Sarah A., 23, white female; VANN, Henry, 40, white male .
1860 census JOHNSON COUNTY, GEORGIA
Henry Vann is a direct descendant of mine. He moved to Ohio when the Cherokee
lands were taken over. My grandmother is a Vann. He was a very rich man and
entertained Presidents and many other dignitaries. His house is still
standing and you can visit it and see his picture on the wall. You can see it
in Calhoun Ga. where you can learn even more. I will try to get all the
information I have and send it as I get it. I don't know about Alabama but I
do know that my family is from Alabama. His father came from Scotland and
married a Cherokee Indian Princess. He built the house that Henry eventually
inherited. He had a brother Rich Jo Vann who helped the South at Chickamauga
Battlefield. In the war between the states. He was killed in a Riverboat
Race in Ohio. I will gather my information and send you as possible. I would
appreciate the same.
More About HENRY VANN and LUCINDA HUTTO:
Marriage: April 08, 1846, Madison County, Alabama
Child of LUCINDA HUTTO and HENRY VANN is:
i. JOHN W.3 VANN, b. Abt. 1848; m. SUSAN TABOR, November 27, 1873, Madison County, Alabama17; b. Abt. 1850.
Notes for JOHN W. VANN:
VANN, John W., enlisted August 25, 1864; surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia April 9, 1865 .
Not sure if this is same person, MS 7/99
More About JOHN VANN and SUSAN TABOR:
Marriage: November 27, 1873, Madison County, Alabama17
1. 1880 census records , Williamson County, Texas, also the 1850 Poinsett, Ark Census Records on John Hutto. The afore mention 1880 are of James Emory Hutto.
2. 1880 census records , Williamson County, Texas.
3. Family Bible - James Emory Hutto.
4. LDS Batch number: M526023.
5. 1880 census records, Williamson County
6. Marriage Book for Travis County.
7. Head Stone.
8. Marriage Book for Travis County.
9. Erick Cemetery, Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma.
11. Michael Maurice "Flynn" Pulsipher.
13. Tomb Stone.
15. Michael Maurice "Flynn" Pulsipher.
16. Head Stone.
17. lds Batch number: M526025.
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