John Swanson Yarbrough Archives HISTORY
Last Updated on Monday, 18-Jul-2005 18:55:41 MDTThomas Clinton Edwards
by Jay Edwards
Thomas "Clint" Clinton Edwards, Sr. born November 15, 1854 at Houston County, Texas first married May 18, 1876 at Clinton, Dewitt County, Texas May "Louise" Louisa Hasson born around 1853 in Texas. Clint was probably born near the Augusta community where his parents J. B. and Fannie Rice Edwards had property. Louise's parents were Isaac and Matilda Hasson.
Clint and Louise homestead 160 acres on Red Bluff Creek five
miles east of Pipe Creek in the fall of 1876. Their property was near his father's homestead there. After 1880 Clint and Louise moved to Dewitt County, Texas. They had five children: Thomas Clinton, Jr., born at Pipe Creek, who married Texana Talley and lived at Seguin, Angelina "Mag", born at Pipe Creek, married Dick "D. E." Eugene Shawn and lived in Houston, Frances "Fannie" M. who married Texana Talley's brother Texas T. Talley and lived in Seguin, Roxanna who married Stephen Blakeney and lived at Runge, Texas. Marie, who died at birth a long with her mother Louise at Cuero, Texas. Louise and Marie died around 1891 and are both buried at Cuero.
According to Betty Bingham of Uvalde, Clint second married on May 15, 1888 at Tilden, Texas Betty Ann Yarbrough born August 3, 1869 Tilden, Texas. Her parents were Lorenzo Dow Yarbrough and Nancy Parilee White.
Clint was a very good hunter hunting for the government near Sanderson for a while. Clint and Betty also lived at Reagan Wells north of Uvalde and Asherton for some time. When they moved they would load their belongings into their wagon and drive (the rest not legible). Clint was a quick worker. He could cut as many mesquite posts in a little more than half of a day that it took all day for others to cut. When he was old he had a stroke and fell to the floor knocking his shoulder out of place. The doctors did not learn of this in time causing him a great deal of pain for the balance of his life because his shoulder could no be put (the rest not legible).
Clint and Betty had nine children, listed in the order of their ages from oldest to youngest. William "Bill" Clinton who married Cora Lee and whose maiden name cannot be remembered living at Phoenix, Arizona, Margaret "Maggie" Susan who married Henry Baylor Cummings and ran the general store at Reagan Wells, Nancy "Nannie" who married Asa Hoxey Hearne, Sr. and lived at Carrizo Springs, Lela Bell who married Charles "Charley" Wesley Tollett and lived at Carrizo Springs, Jimmie who first married Edward "Ed" Schaefer living at La Pryor and second married William "Bill" Petry Tollett Also living at La Pryor, Mattie Angie who first married Benjamin "Ben" Edward Brown living at Uvalde and second married Raymond Ollie Elliott living at Dallas, Jesse "J. B." Berthal who married Elinor "Billie" Schultz and lived at Alice where he was killed in an oil accident, Betty Ann who first married George Wesley Kasler living at Uvalde and second married Marion Harold Bingham also of Uvalde, and Joseph "Joe" Lorenzo who did not marry and lived at Corrizo Springs.
Clint and Betty last lived at 200 West Frio St. in Uvalde. Clint died October 15, 1938 at Uvalde and is buried at Asherton. His wife Betty died October 25, 1949 at Uvalde where she is buried. Thanks go to Edith, J. B., Helen and Henry Edwards, Louise Robertson -- sister-in-law of Roxanna Blakeney, Ace Hoxey Hearne, Betty Bingham, Bobbie June Everett, and others for helping with this article.
Submitted by Renee Smelley
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