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CHAPTER 9 - Curtis Abernathy Carson

EIGHTH GENERATION

85 Curtis "Turk" Abernathy CARSON was born on 25 Sept., 1864 in Brazos County, Texas. He appeared on the census of 1870 in Brazos County, Texas. In the census of 1900, he was in Brazos County, Texas, and his nephew Roe Curtis CARSON was living with him and his family (most likely while Roe C. CARSON attended Texas A & M). He died on 19 June, 1949 in Brazos County, Texas, and was buried in Boonville Cemetery, Brazos County, Texas. He had a cartage business ("drey") in Bryan, and appeared to be quite successful. He was married to Lucy Catherine (Ramsey) CARSON on 17 Oct., 1886, in Comanche County, Texas. (164) Lucy Catherine (Ramsey) CARSON was born on 11 Oct., 1868 in Hunt County, Texas. She died on 18 Feb., 1921 in Brazos County, Texas, and is buried in Boonville Cemetery, Brazos County, Texas. It is said that this couple was fun loving – on Saturday nights they would move the furniture back and a hired band would play for a dancing party. Children of Curtis Abernathy "Turk" CARSON and Lucy Catherine (Ramsey) CARSON were:
    +165     Jessie Roe (Carson) CARROLL
    +166    Thomas Franklin B. "Pete" CARSON
    +167     Amber Odelia (Carson) PHIPPS
    
NINTH GENERATION

165     Jessie Roe (Carson) CARROLL was born on 4 Sept., 1887 in Brazos County, Texas. She appeared on the census of 1900 in Brazos County, Texas. She died on 30 Dec., 1949 in Brazos County, Texas, and was buried in the Bryan City Cemetery, Brazos County, Texas. She was married to (947) John Marshall CARROLL on 18 Oct., 1903 in Brazos County, Texas. One source gives his death as 1935.  They lived in Brazos County, Texas.  Their children were:
    +168    Alma Leora (Caroll) MAULDIN
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335    Bruce CARROLL  
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336    Gladys (Carroll) CRENSHAW 
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338    Johnny Dee (Carroll) JOLLY  
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339    Ruth (Carroll) HERBERT
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340   Fannie Mae CARROLL

166     Thomas Franklin B. "Pete" CARSON (see photo album) was born on 16 Mar., 1889 in Brazos County, Texas and died on Feb. 8, 1956. He was married to (948) Martha Grey (Royall) CARSON on 28 Oct., 1906 in Brazos County, Texas. She was born on 25 Sept., 1891 in Brazos County, Texas. They appeared on the census in 1920 in Brazos County, Texas. Their children were:
    +342   Arvil Franklin CARSON
    +343   Archie Hugh CARSON 
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344   Thomas Bibb. CARSON
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345   Jessie Verna (Carson) WILLIAMS
    +346   Curtis Royster CARSON was born about 1913
   
347     William Donald CARSON was born on 5 Sept., 1927 in Brazos County, Texas, 
                and  died on 13 August, 1949,  age 16 years.    

167     Amber Odelia (Carson) PHIPPS was born on 28 April, 1892 in Brazos County, Texas, and died on 26 Mar., 1977 in Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas. She was married to (348) David Aaron PHIPPS on 6 Feb., 1910 in Brazos County, Texas. Their known children were:
    +349   Jessie Oleta (Phipps) SESSIONS
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350  David Bartlettt PHIPPS
    +957   Virgil Barto PHIPPS
    +958   Jack Allen PHIPPS

TENTH GENERATION
 

168      Leora Carroll (Carson) MAULDIN was born in 1909 in College Station, Brazos County, Texas. She was married to (351) Virgil "Rip" MAULDIN who was born in 1909 in Texas. It is not known if they had any children.

335    Bruce CARROLL was born on 30 June, 1904 in Brazos County, Texas, and was married to (521) Rachel (Crenshaw) CARROLL of Bryan, Texas on 2 April, 1927.

336    Gladys (Carroll) CRENSHAW was born on 18 Sept., 1906 in Brazos County, Texas, and was married to (522) Perry T. CRENSHAW.

338      Johnny Dee (Carroll) JOLLY was born on 5 Jan., 1920 in Brazos County, Texas, and was married on 18 Aug., 1939 to (524) Joel E.  JOLLY

339    Ruth (Carroll) HERBERT was born on 5 Sept., 1912 in Brazos County, Texas, and was married on 23 Dec., 1931 to (1453) Preston F. HERBERT

340      Fannie Mae CARROLL was born on 1 May, 1915 in Brazos County, Texas, and was married on 8 Aug., 1934 to (1454 ) Allen P. BLACK

342       Arvil Franklin CARSON (see photo album) was born on 5 May, 1910 and died in April, 1987 in Brazos County, Texas.  He was married to (395) Thelma Alice (Payne) CARSON on 20 Jan., 1929. He was a staff sergeant in the US Army during World War II, having trained at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and served in the European Theater of Operations.  He was awarded the ETO Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, and 4 battle stars.  He was discharged in 1945.  In 1967 he was living in Bryan, Texas.  He had attended Allen Academy in Bryan, Brazos County, Texas. They had no children.

343       Archie Hugh CARSON (see photo album) was born 1 April, 1915. He was a graduate of Allen Academy and Texas A&M (1937, Mechanical Engineering) in Brazos County, Texas. He was a lieutenant in the US Navy during World War II.  He trained at Norfolk, Virginia, and served in Hawaii and Saipan.  He was awarded the Air Medal. (Before joining the Navy, he changed his name from Archibald Hughes to Archie Hugh). In 12003 he was living in El Cajon, California (near San Diego).   He was married to (526) Elizabeth Jane (Chisulm) CARSON on 24 Nov., 1940 . They had one child:
    527    Allen Hughes CARSON, who was born 15 Sept., 1941

344      Thomas Bibb CARSON was born on 17 Oct., 1920 and attended Bryan High School, Bryan, Brazos County, Texas. He entered the US Army in 1942, trained at Little Rock, Arkansas, and served as a corporal in the European Theater of Operations.  He was awarded the ATO Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, and Victory Ribbon.  In 1967 he was a Master Sergeant in the US Air Force, stationed in Fairfield, Calif0rnia. He was married to (528) Ray Dell (Smith) CARSON on 16 Nov., 1941. He died on 14 May, 2000 in Bossier City, Louisiana.  and was buried in Rose-Neath Cemetery with full military honors. They had lived in Bossier City since 1966, and were members of Barksdale Baptist ChurchThey had two children:
    727    Thomas Franklin CARSON jR., born 25 Nov., 1947 in Brazos County, Texas.
               He is married to (1752) Dianne (Unknown) CARSON
    728    Barbara Ray (Carson) HEWITT, born 13 Feb., 1949 in Brazos County, Texas.
               She was married to (1751) Garry HEWITT

345      Jessie Verna (Carson) WILLIAMS (see photo album) was married to (409) Curtis C. Williams on 5 Sept., 1926 in Bryan, Brazos County, Texas.  They had one daughter:
    418    Genevieve Hope WILLIAMS was born on 24 July, 1934

346       Curtis Royster CARSON was born on 20 Dec., 1912, and died on 31 May, 1936.  He was married to (533) Ruth Ardell (DeHart) CARSON.  Their only known child was:
    534    Sandra Lee CARSON was born on 31 Dec., 1940 in Brazos County, Texas
    

349     Jessie Oleta (Phipps) SESSIONS was born 27 Oct., 1910 in Brazos County, Texas, and attended A&M Consolidated School. She died in Angelina County, Texas on 29 April, 1984.  She was married to (959) Hugh Sessions of Wells, Texas on 22 Dec., 1929. Hugh was in the Texas A&M class of 1930.  Their children were:
    +960   William Aaron SESSIONS
   
961      Mary Catherine (Sessions) OLDHAM  was born on 18 May, 1933
    962      David Hugh Sessions was born on 1 Feb., 1936
    963      Larry Kyle SESSIONS was born 30 Sept., 1939 and died on 21 Feb., 1991
    964      Gale Bart SESSIONS was born on 27 Feb., 1943
    965      Amber Imasue (Sessions) SMITH was born on 21 Feb., 1944
    966      Clifford SESSIONS was born on 17 July, 1946 and died on Feb., 27 May, 1987
                 
350     David Bartlett PHIPPS was born in Brazos County, and graduated from Texas A & M College.  He then worked for the Texas A&M Extension Service in pipe fitting, and was also an instructor at the A&M fire fighters traiing school.

957     Virgil Barto PHIPPS was born in Brazos County.  He worked for Texas A&M as an instructor at the A&M fire fighters training school.  In 1960 Virgil became the first full time fire chief for College Station, Texas.

958    Jack Allen PHIPPS was born in Brazos County.  He was mentally handicapped and resided in the Texas state schools for many years.  He was a hard worker and was well liked by everyone he knew. He died on 31 Dec., 1998 in Angelina County, Texas.

ELEVENTH GENERATION

960    William Aaron SESSIONS was born in Pollok, Angelina County, Texas on 4 Oct., 1930. He was employed by the Texas Highway Department for 33 years in Houston, Texas, and upon retirement, he returned to Pollok, where he now resides. He was married to (370) Mary Jane (Price) SESSIONS on 16 Oct., 1949.  Their children are:
    +371    Deborah Lynn (Sessions) CARLSON 
   
372      Crystal Lynn SESSIONS was born on 8 April, 1968, and is not married.
                
TWELFTH GENERATION

371    Deborah Lynn (Sessions) CARLSON was born on 11 Oct., 1955, and married (373) Ronald W. CARLSON on 21 Oct., 1978.  He was born on 12 Nov., 1955.  They have no children.
 
SOURCES:

1.    Family Bible of Lucy Catherine Carson and Curtis Abernathy Carson.

2.    Research by R.R. Royall, formerly of Houston, Texas (unpublished 17 April, 1967)


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