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•THIS ALTO HKRALD, ALTO, TEXAS. THURSDAY. JANUARY 8. 1981
Angry Time F or Folks Boon For Researchers
by the Chamber of Commerce
of the United States
Middle income taxpayers are unhappy -
and with plenty of cause. They have been
reminded by recent statistics that they not
only shoulder a larger share of the tax bur-
den but that, due to inflation, that share
keeps getting larger.
The new figures were reported by the In-
ternal Revenue Service, based on a study of
1979 tax returns which the agency
processed the first seven months of this
These figures indicate that individuals in
the $15,000 to $50,000 income range bear the
greatest share of the tax burden - 60.1 per-
cent of all federal income taxes paid for
In comments for the Congressional
Record, Rep. James T. Broyhill, R-N.C.,
said it is “disturbing" that the middle class
share was under 60 percent in 1977. Mean-
while, the share of taxes paid by those with
incomes under $10,000 amounted to only 4.4
percent of all taxes in 1979, compared with
5.6 percent two years ago.
“The figures contained in the I.R.S.
study,” he concludes, “indicate an alar-
ming shift of the federal income tax burden
toward the middle income class, concen-
trating an ever-increasing portion of all
federal income taxes on these taxpayers."
As taxpayers have come to learn, to their
great chagrin, inflation plays tricks on
them. As they earn more money simply to
offset the higher cost of living, they are
pushed into tax brackets that take a larger
percentage of their income.
Rep. Broyhill cites data of the Tax Foun-
dation, an impartial research organization,
showing the increase in tax burden of a
typical worker with a median income of
$20,000 and supporting a spouse and two
children. In 1979, the worker paid $4,814 in
direct and indirect federal taxes, or 26.7
percent of his earnings. In 1980, his taxes
will eat up $5,441, or 27.3 percent of his ear-
Inflation, plus the growing prevalence of
two-earner families, is rapidly increasing
the number of taxpayers being pushed into
50 percent or higher tax brackets.
The upcoming debate over individual tax
reductions must focus on these concerns.
1614 REDBUD STREET
NACOGDOCHE8, TEXAS 75M1
Two new books on Refugio county
will be a boon to researchers in this
area of Texas. REFUGIO CO.,
TEXAS MARRIAGE BOOKS A-B-C
1839-1881 has been complied by Helen
Swenson and printed by Frances
Ingmire. This book contains 46 pages,
soft cover, off-set printing with sur-
name index.The names the bride
and groom are given and their place
of residence as well as the person per-
forming the ceremony. The license
date and the marriage date are both
given. This is wonderful work and will
be a great benefit to anyone doing
research in Refugio county. Cost is
REFUGIO COUNTY TEXAS 1870
U.S. Census population schedule is
also by Helen Swenson. This census
has been copied and indexed for easy
reference. This book contains 76
pages, soft cover, off-set printing with
surname index. Cost is $9.95.
Order these books from Frances
Terry Ingmire, 10166 Clairmont Drive,
St. Louis, Mo. 63136.
Searching for any trace of the David
HILL family who went to Texas ca
1845, but returned to Missouri by 1850.
Did they leave any records behind?
David HILL, b. 1811 Tenn. Married in
Warren Co., Tenn in 1830 Martha Jane
by Rev. Cecil Stringer
Church of Christ, Wells
Texas City Names
Topic of New Book
Christ said to Nicodemus; “Except
man he horn of water and of the
Spirit he cannot enter into the
ingdom of God." But he did not say
l ow this birth is accomplished. He
se id in the parable of the sower, that
the seed is the word of God. Then said
'he seed that fell into good and honest
hearts would bring forth fruit Lu. 8.
Jeter tells us more when he says:
Being born again not of corruptible
seed but of incorruptible, by the word
< f God, which liveth and abideth foe
<*ver" l Pet. 1:23. As it takes seed to
produce a physical birth, it also takes
seed to produce a spiritual birth.
To be born of water and of the Spirit
is a figurative birth. Birth is the
beginning of a new life and separate
existence When a child is born of his
father and mother, it is the beginning
of a new life and separate life. Birth
hoes not give life, it puts one into a
new state. When a man passes out of
:he state of sin into the spiritual life
nto Christ, the beginning of this new
ife is called a birth. The seed to
produce a spiritual life comes from
>e Spirit, however there can be no
>iritual birth by the Spirit only, as
sre can be no physical birth by the
The first time people were bom
again is found in Acts 2: The Spirit
came guided the apostles "into all
truth," which is the seed. Peter sowed
the incorruptible scsm! that came from
the Spirit. After they were told what to
do for the remission of sins, verse for-
ty one says: “Then they that gladly
received the word were baptized, and
thp same day there were added unto
them about three thousand souls."
This verse would mean the same if it
said: “Then they that gladly received
the SEED were baptized. These three
thousand gladly received the work,
(the seed) they believed, repented,
and were baptized for the remission of
sins. The Lord added them to the
church, verse 47. They were born
again, had spiritual life, and were in
Paul says:“If any man be in Christ,
he is a new creature “2 Cor. 5:17. If a
man is a new creature in Christ, he
has been bom again. However he
must be in Christ to be a new
creature, and there is only one way to
get into Christ. Paul tells us how:
“Know yet not, that so many of us as
were baptized INTO Jesus Christ
were baptized into his death?
Therefore we are buried with him by
baptism into death, that like as Christ
was raised up from the dead by the
glory of the Father, even so we also
should walk in newness of life Rom.
3:4. When one is baptized into Jesus
Christ he should walk in newness of
life, for he is a new creature in Christ,
and if a new creature he has been bom
again of water and of the Spirit.
One must do the will of the Father to
enter the kingdom Matt. 7:21. He
must be converted and become as lit-
tle children to enter the KINGDOM
Mat. 18:3. He must be bom of water
and of the Spirit to enter the kingdom
John 3:5. These three scriptures are
equal to each other, therefore they are
equal to the same thing. The three
thousand in Acts 2: did three things,
and they were saved, and the Lord
added them to the church. The plan
has not changed, it still works the
same way today.
Long ago in Wichita County, Texas,
a man established a blacksmith shop,
and his helper put up a sign showing a
picture of a pumpkin with the name
"Pumpkin Center Blacksmith Shop.”
When asked why he chose that par-
ticular name, the helper replied that
he needed a name, he had only yellow
paint and he couldn’t draw a horse.
Thus did the town of Pumpkin Center,
population 70, get its name.
That story and .other related in
‘1001 Texas Place Names," published
recently by The University of Texas
Press. Written by Fred Tarpley,
professor and head of the department
of languages and literatures at East
Texas State University, the book is
illustrated by Sally Blakemore.
Although Texas has approximately
75,000 place names, only the most
unusual and interesting have been in-
cluded in Mr. Tarpley’s book. Each
entry gives the official spelling of the
name, phonetic pronunication where
necessary, dates of post office
operation, and a short narrative about
the origin of the name and the history
of the place.
Texas place names fall into several
categories, the author says. Those in-
clude names derived from people,
such as Tyler and Daingerfield;
geographic features, such as Grand
Prairie and Antelope Creek; multiple
categories, such as Potters Point (a
local name and geographic feature),
and names taken from other places,
such as New Waverly and Abilene.
Names also have been derived from
cultural sources such as the Bible and
other literature, with Pisgah and Tar-
zan falling into those categories.
Other modes of selection may in-
clude whim, an arbitary selection by
the U.S. Post Office, language
alteration, company names and brand
“Serious research Into place names
requires the skill, persistence and in-
ductive powers of the shrewdest
detective,” the author says
“Playing a guessing game and
deciding that Cologne must have been
named for the town in Germany” led
to the embarrassing revelation that
the name Cologne was given
ironically to a town that was a “sweet-
smelling" cattle-shipping station,
Each of Texas’ 254 counties is
represented by at least two entries in
“1001 Texas Place Names.”
The author used many different
printed sources in his research, as
well as interviews with local residen-
ts, postal officials and other familiar
with place names.
In desperation, researchers
sometimes visited the scene of the
name-giving, looking for clues to the
However, in at least one case,
researchers found many people in
.agreement on the origin of a town’s
name, Cut and Shoot, a town of 791
people in Montgomery County, came
into being when a preacher became
much too popular with the ladies of
the town. When charges were made at
a church meeting, the men of the town
ran to wagons and buggies to get
knives and rifles to cut and shoot.
Other Texas place names listed in
the book include Notrees, Scotland,
Moscow, Buck Naked, Bald Prairie,
Snap, Snook, Nameless, Mutt and
Jeff, Heckville and Hashknife.
“1001 Texas Place Names” is
available in paperback from The
University of Texas Press, Box
7812, Austin, Texas 78712 for $5 95 plus
five per cent tax.
BOYD. Would like to learn parentage
of both. They left Tenn. soon after
their marriage and went to Mo.,
Texas, back to Mo. and homesteaded
in Kansas in 1860.
Lila Jones, Box 208, Drexel, Mo.
I am researching on the KING line
from Miss , WALKERS of N.C. and
Ala., GOFFS of Ark. and BIGGS
1 would like to hear from anyone
working on these families.
Dimple Credeur, 114 Carolina,
Silsbee, Texas 77656.
Desire help on the HART family.
My great-grandfather Wm. A. Hart,
d. 2-1-1884 had brothers Benjamin T.
who married Martha E. AR-
MSTRONG 1870 (ch. Charley, Bennie,
Nanny) 2. Richard J. who married
Alice STILES 1876 (ch. Leona, Ida
Simpson, Benj.) 3. James b. 1866
Grayson Co. SISTERS 4. Sarah Ann
married F.M. HAYNES, 5. Elizabeth
who married Wm. S. MC BEE (ch.
James W.) 6. Martha N. mrd. James
HIZER (HEISER?) ; 7. Virginia P. . 8.
Ilarrid D. (Cordelia Delia* mrd
James HEATLEY - most married in
Will refund postage for anyone who
answers this query.
Darrall Hart, 4 Sandra Road, Clin-
ton, Oklahoma 73601.
Capt. Finis Dudley
BEACHAM/BEAUCHAMP came to
Wise Co., Texas in 1872 from Itawan-
ba County, Miss. His two oldest sons;
Hugh and Dorn came earlier. Would
like to correspond with their descen-
Billy Beauchamp, 1713 Wilmington
St., New Bern, N.C. 28560.
I am seeking every bit of infor-
mation available on COTHAM
(various spellings) and related
names. Will be happy to exchange
date and/or give benefit of extensive
collection of several COTHAM lines.
Verby Lee Cotham Balinas, 12022
Palmfree, Houston, Texas 77034.
I am looking for my ancestor,
William MARQUIS, born between
1800 and 1810, maybe in Ohio. His wife
may have been Mary Ann Wells. Only
known child was Joshua Gideon
MARQUIS, born 1837 in Illinois. A
history of Grundy Co., Illinois says
William “removed to Texas about
1850." Joshua stayed in Illinois. I
would surely appreciate hearing from
anyone who might know where
Shelley Kuther, Box 96, Craigmont,
Seeking parents of Joshua Joseph
Parker b. 30 Oct. 1798 in Kentucky and
his first wife Elizabeth----, b. 12
February 1811 in Mississippi.
Need parents of Mary Elizabeth
BERRY, b. ca 1850 Tenn. married A.
Hulsey PARKER on 17 December
1867 in Bell Co., Texas.
Joshua Joseph and Elizabeth
PARKER lived in Leake Co., Miss.
1840’s and 1850’s. Removed to Bell
Co., Texas ca 1856. Would appreciate
information regarding the PARKER
Family Bible probably owned by a
resident of Bell or Tarrant County.
Some of the members of this
PARKER family are buried in
Pleasant Hill Cemetery, near Nolan-
Will exchange information.
Ann Parker, P.O. Box 397,
Mariposa, Ca. 95338.
Desire information on my gran-
dfather Edward William ARCHER,
born 1876 Houston, Texas. He was a
doctor, had two sons from previous
marriage, one may have been Ed-
ward William ARCHER, Jr., before
moving to Puerto Rico.
Mrs. Betty L. Brandi, 646 E. Trade
Winds Road, Winter Springs, Fla.
Robert Nicholas PHIPPS, my
grandfather’s brother, was married
in Nacogdoches to Florence
BURROWS on 27 October 1883. Their
children were Lydia, Gertrude, Leola
and Robert Jr. - all born before 1900.1
would like to hear from their descen-
dants, Robert Sr., Florence, (a second
wife Luay Ann GREER) and Lydia
and all buried at North Church
Cemetery. Any help will be ap-
Ada Phipps Harper, 1202 Ferndale,
Dallas, Texas 75224.
I desire to correspond with any
descendants of James Oscar YOUNG
and Sara A. BRINDLE, or the sister
of James Oscar YOUNG, Sarah A.
YOUNG. James O and wife Sara set-
tled in Fannin Co., Texas first ca 1896.
Later lived in Grand Prairie, Texas
and died there; buried Arlington,
Texas. Children of James Oscar and
Sarah A. YOUNG: Elanson.Reese, b.
1879, married 1st Bessie Glenn
CROSSLEY, 2nd Dorothy Abigale
MURPHY, 3rd Ida G. MC DANIEL. A
daughter of James and Sarah
YOUNG, Anne Laura YOUNG
married Hollis HOOD and after his
death, she married 2nd James D.
James Oscar YOUNG was the son
of Bruce and Carrie (MC GUIRE)
YOUNG, and probably born in
Jackson Co., Mo.
I am interested in corresponding
with BRINDLES who settled in Texas
and Okla. and came from Missouri,
but originally from Forsyth Co., N.C.
Descendants of Elanson BRINDLE,
the father of Sarah A BRINDLE, who
married James Oscar YOUNG. I
believe that Elanson BRINDLE died
in Fannin Co. - or possibly Tarrant or
Dallas Co., Texas.
Mrs. Fay E. Chandler, 5119 W. 3rd
Avenue, Kennewick, Wa. 99336.
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Into each life, it's said, some rain must fall,
Inflicting tragedy on one and all;
For whether we are famous or obscure,
There is some sadness that we must endure:
An illness or the loss of someone dear,
A major setback in a great career.
And yet, throughout the history of man,
According to the Universal Plan,
For every tribulation that we face,
Some blessing will arrive to take its place.
So learn in Church this lesson that's implied:
Should one door close, another opens wide.
When one door dots*, fortune will
ueusily open mother.
-'Fernando de Rojss
Cold Springs United Methodist Rev. Calvin Dickey
First Assembly of God
First Christ Holy Sanctified
Falvey Methodist, Wells
First Baptist, Alto
First Baptist, Wells
Forest Baptist, Forest
Missionary Baptist, Alto
Mt. Zion United Methodist
New Hope Baptist Church
St. Thomaj Chapel A.M.E., Alto
Rev. J. J. Anderson
Mother B. B. Watts
Rev. John B. Rozell
Rev. Gene Kendrick
Elder Mathew McBryde
Rev. Clayton McClendon
Rev. Earle E. Cummings
Rev. Calvin Dickey
Rev. Odis Bryan
Rev. T. J. Bagley
Rev. Marion Huckaby
WilHcim Giapel A.M.E., Alto
Wedies Primitive Baptist
Rev. J. T. Hart
Rev. Cleo Kirkland
Rev. R. L. Ellis
Elder Octor Motley
Southwestern Electric Service Company
Lyons Butane Gas Co.
First State Bank
Alto Telephone Co.
( WESTERN AUTO
Alto Butane Co.
Mmba F.D.I.C. Discount Pharmacy
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The Alto Herald and The Wells News 'N Views (Alto, Tex.), Vol. 85, No. 35, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 8, 1981, newspaper, January 8, 1981; Alto, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth844074/m1/2/: accessed February 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Stella Hill Memorial Library.