Historic and Famous Relations
Names added regularly - See list below
We all are special in our own way. We all may not be famous and recognized in history. It is interesting to know we are related to someone well known who has made their name in history in some fashion. Below is a list of famous people in my family tree. I may not be directly related as marriage may have brought these people in
the family. These are people who I find to have been most interesting. Some may not be as well known and famous in the eyes of the United States or the World. Thank You, Diann Wehmeyer Tooley
If you find you are related to anyone in my family tree (over 16,000 individuals) and you feel they contributed to their community, their state, the United States or the World, email me with the information. They deserve to be recognized on this page. Even if they were bad people, let's hear about them.
What does it mean to be "removed"?
When the word "removed" is used to describe a relationship, it indicates that the two people are from different generations. You and your first cousins are in the same generation (two generations younger than your grandparents), so the word "removed" is not used to describe your relationship.
The words "once removed" mean that there is a difference of one generation. For example, your mother's first cousin is your first cousin, once removed. This is because your mother's first cousin is one generation younger than your grandparents and you are two generations younger than your grandparents. This one-generation difference equals "once removed."
Twice removed means that there is a two-generation difference. You are two generations younger than a first cousin of your grandmother, so you and your grandmother's first cousin are first cousins, twice removed.
BADER, Joseph "Joe"||Bader Settlement, Medina Co., TX named after him.||There is no direct relation to Joseph. He is related by marriage on my uncle Leonard Etter's side
of the family.|
BARRON, Thomas Hudson||Captain of the Texas Rangers, served in
the Battle of San Jacinto (Texas), instrumental in establishing Fort Fisher, Waco, McLennan Co., TX, built a house that was purchased by Sam Houston, opened the first district court in McLennan Co., TX, served as tax assessor/collector in McLennan Co., TX.||My relation to Thomas: He is my 3rd great grandfather.|
BARRON, Mozilla||First Caucasian child born in Waco, McLennan Co., TX (daughter of Thomas Hudson Barron)||
My relation to Mozilla: She is my half second great aunt.|
BARRON, Mary Ellen
||married James Lafayette Courtney (claimed to be Jesse Woodson James - The Outlaw).||My relation to Mary: She is my half second great aunt.|
BARROW, Benjamin Franklin||He established a cattle ranch on Turtle Bayou five miles northeast of Anahuac and became one of the
county's largest ranchers and wealthiest men.||There is no relation between me and Rick and Benjamin. The relation is to Rick's
BASS, Sam (The Outlaw)|
There are many articles about Sam Bass online
|Third cousin, 5 times removed of my grandson Nikolas.
CHAPPELL, Robert Wooding||Town of Chappell Hill, Washington Co., TX was named after him by
his granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth Hargrove.||The relation is to my son-n-law, Mike. Mike
and Robert are first cousins six times removed.|
COURTNEY, James Lafayette||
(claimed to be Jesse Woodson James - The Outlaw)||He is the husband of my second half great aunt.|
CRUDUP, Robert||Chief Justice McLennan Co., TX. Member of the Texas House of Representatives. Served in the House of Representatives in the Tennessee General Assembly from Perry Co., TN. Was a teacher and Justice of the Peace.
||He was the husband of my great great grandmother, Almedia Olivia Barron.|
Pennington||Was instrumental in changing the name of the town Wayback, Coryell Co., TX to Pearl, Coryell Co., TX. It was William Pearl Davenport (son of Overton Vol Davenport) that the town was named after.||My husband's relation to Ephraim: He is Rick's great grand uncle.|
DAVENPORT, Harbert||Lawyer and Historian||My husband's relation to Harbert: He is Rick's second cousin twice removed.|
DAVENPORT, John Andrew||Davenport, Coryell Co., TX was named after John.||My husband's relation to John: He is Rick's second great grand uncle.|
|DAVENPORT - Jouett Harbert||Co-Founder (with brother Overton) of the first newspaper in Eastland
Co., TX. ||My husband's relation to Jouett: He is Rick's second great grand uncle.|
DAVENPORT, Overton Fletcher||Co-Founder (with brother Jouett) of the first newspaper in Eastland Co., TX. He also served as Postmaster in Station Creek, Coryell Co., TX, served as County Commissioner in Coryell Co., TX and represented Coryell Co., TX in the 13th Texas
Legislature.||My husband's relation to Overton: He is Rick's 2nd great grandfather.|
Martin||The first Anglo settler in High Island, Galveston Co., TX
||No direct relation to me or Rick. The relation is to Rick's stepfather.|
ENGEL, Wilhelmina "Minnia"
Sophie||Married to Carl Albert Luckenbach, for which Luckenbach, Texas was named. She opened and ran the only general store/post office/bar.||There is no direct relation
between me and Wilhelmina. She is the first cousin of once removed of Edna Mary Wehmeyer's husband, Walter Steubing. Edna is my grand aunt.|
|FRANGER, Joseph||First Postmaster in Biry, Medina
Co., TX. (Also known as Biryville or Briar Branch)||There is no direct relationship between me or
Rick to the Franger's. The relation is to my Uncle Leonard Etter.|
LUCKENBACH, Carl Albert||
Married to Wilhelmina "Minna" Sophie Engel. The town of Luckenbach, Texas was named after him. ||There is no direct relation between me and Carl.|
LUCKENBACH, Albert Jacob||One of first settlers in Gillespie Co., TX. He aided in the formation of Gillespie Co., TX.
||There is no direct relation between me and Jacob.|
|NAEGELIN, Edouard W. Sr ||Opened the family bakery in New Braunfels, Comal Co., TX. After 132
years, it is still in operation.||There is no direct relationship between me and Edouard. My grandmother's maiden name was Naegelin and she is not directly related. The relation is to my Uncle Leonard Etter.|
TOOLEY, Wendell||Texas newspaper owner, editor, publisher and was a teacher.||Rick is a second cousin, once removed, to Wendell.
|WALLIS, Elijah "Elisha" Henry Robert ||The captured Mexican dictator Antonio López de
Santa Annaqv was held prisoner at the Wallis family home. Wallis Hill and Wallisville, Chambers Co., TX named after this man.
||There is no direct relation between me and Rick and Elijah/Elisha. The relation is to Rick's stepfather.|
WEHE, Heinrich||Instrumental in changing the town name of Krause Settlement, Comal Co., TX to Anhalt, Comal Co., TX.||There is no direct relationship between me and Heinrich. My first cousin, Barbara is the wife of Heinrich's great grandson.|
WILLCOX, Charles||Justice of the Peace in Anahuac, Chambers Co., TX and Postmaster.||There is no direct relation between me and Rick and Charles. The relation is to Rick's stepfather.|
WURZBACH, Charles Louis||Was a Texas Ranger. He was City Attorney for San Antonio, TX County Judge and served in Bexar
County in the Fifteenth to Eighteenth legislatures||There is no direct relationship to me. He is the
father of Harry McClearly Wurzbach, brother to Emil Freiderich Wurzbach and first cousin once removed to Frank J. Wurzbach.|
WURZBACH, Emil Freiderich
||Was a Texas Ranger. ||
There is no direct relation to me. My great grandmother, Angel Sittre, is the half sister-n-law to Frank J. Wurzbach. Emil and Frank are first cousins, once removed.|
WURZBACH, Harry McCleary||Guadalupe Co., TX County Attorney. Was this county's Judge. Served on the 67th US Congress from the 14th Texas Dist.||There is no direct relation to me. Harry is the nephew of Emil Freiderich Wurzbach.|
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