Texas History Hunter

The Wilkinson Story

I want to comment about the Turners. There are three long time Turner families in the area. The Tom Turner that married Ella Lowe came to Polk County with his brother and his aunt from Louisiana and the brother and aunt lived with and worked for Willy Peebles.

A Brief History of the Temple to the Brave

“From the Beaumont Enterprise 20 October 1932: In the Chapter files there is another document, “Final Report of the Temple to the Brave,” which mentions this dedication, signed by Mrs. P. G. Matthews and dated November 1976 when she was regent. It reads: “The Jirou Cemetery was located at Gladys and Oakland Streets. In 1944 the DAR had marked his grave there with a granite stone. In 1969 the Jirou Cemetery (where Beaumont’s first settler, Noah Tevis was buried and more than 50 other members of early families) was obliterated to make way for the building of the Plymouth United Church of Christ.

Absalom Adams

Absalom Adams (s/o Ezekiel Adams & ?–> who was the s/o Willoughby Adams & Elizabeth Weeks–> s/o Abraham Adams & Barthia ?) and Jane Grantham had the following children:

Beaumont High, Bmt TX

My father graduated from Beaumont High 1946. My brother & I went to Beaumont High in the 70’s. Other than having more trees, the school had not changed very much.

Bessie Agnes Rhodes

My grandmother is the second child of Henry Howard Rhodes and Frances Milbre Pate. Their first child, Mildred Ethel Rhodes, born Oct. 26, 1902 and died Sept. 30, 1903 (Mena, Polk Co., Ark.) They had a third child, Henry Howard Rhodes, Jr.

C.L. Wilkinson

My father was the only child of Wilburn Joseph “Bill” Wilkinson and Bessie Agnes Rhodes Wilkinson. He was born in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas December 30, 1927.