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James Cannon Travis

Male Abt 1826 - 1897  (~ 71 years)


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  • Name James Cannon Travis  [1
    Born Abt 1826  Amite County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Apr 1897  Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried Hemphill City Cemetery, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • He was known by his middle name, Cannon. He may have been married previously to an Elizabeth, also from Mississippi.

      According to the MINUTES 1858-1890 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH HEMPHILL, TEXAS, (James) Cannon and Sophronia (White) Travis were among the 11 founding members of the church. Sophronia was admitted by voucher on September 7, 1857 from W. C. Southwell, Missionary East Texas, as was her husband, Cannon Travis. Fellowship was withdrawn from Cannon Travis on November 10, 1860, and restored September 24, 1864. In June 1884, "charges having been preferred against Bro. Cannon Travis for unchristian conduct & said charges as alleged being Sustained, it was ordered that the Church withdraw fellowship from him & it is further ordered that his name be erased from the Church Book."

      Note: Children's names and birthdates are based on a transcription of the 1870 census. The actual 1870 and 1880 census microfilm's should be carefully checked. The 1880 extract seems to have several glaring discrencies in names and dates.  Blanche Toole speculates that perhaps the census taker knew Cannon and his family, and completed the information from (faulty) memory instead of by actually interviewing the family. Also, Charlie White lists a child named Jann White, born ca 1868 per the 1870 census who is not listed on either transcription of the census. Perhaps this is Martha Jane White.

      Military Service Co. D 1 Tex HV Arty CSA (Courtesy of Tony Pickett)

      Was shown on the muster roll of Captain J.M. Burroughs Company of the Sabine County Volunteer Infantry, CSA, and was enlisted at Hemphill, Texas by Drury Field for 3 months duty on January 15, 1863.

      Jules Hurst writes that "I understand that Cannon died in Texas of cancer of the eye."
    Person ID I536  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father William Harrison Travis,   b. Abt 1794, Orangeburg County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1869, St. Helena Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Mother Nancy B. Hurst,   b. Abt 1798, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1842, St. Helena Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Married 8 Oct 1817  Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Jules Hurst, a descendant, also reported that William and Nancy (Hurst) Travis had "twin girls said to have been killed by lightning--names unknown to me."
    Family ID F430  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sophronia Pauline White,   b. Nov 1833, Amite County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1915, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married 5 Dec 1850  St. Helena Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Children 
     1. Mary Elizabeth Travis,   b. 25 Mar 1851, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1924  (Age 73 years)
     2. Nancy Pauline Travis,   b. 2 Sep 1852, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1927  (Age 75 years)
     3. William Hardy Travis,   b. 30 May 1855, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1931, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     4. James Cannon Travis, Sr.,   b. 9 Feb 1858, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1900, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     5. Julia Ann Edward Travis,   b. 2 Feb 1860, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1949, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     6. Sophronia Lee Travis,   b. 25 Feb 1866, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1932  (Age 65 years)
     7. Theodosia Travis,   b. 25 Feb 1866, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Melissa Cordelia Travis,   b. 25 Feb 1867, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1908, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     9. Henry W. Travis,   b. 22 Feb 1868, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Martha Jane Travis,   b. 22 Feb 1868, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1958, Oakdale, Allen Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     11. Frances Levina Travis,   b. 29 Mar 1871,   d. 14 Mar 1956  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F370  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1826 - Amite County, Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Dec 1850 - St. Helena Parish, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Apr 1897 - Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hemphill City Cemetery, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S461] White & Toole, "Sabine County Historical Sketches and Genealogical Records" c. 1972, p 58, 82 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S352] Schluter, Helen Gomer "1860 Census of Sabine County Texas with Civil War Records".

    3. [S463] White, Charlie-Family Researcher DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD WHITE.

    4. [S282] Pickett, Tony--Family Researcher (abpickett@aol.com).

    5. [S322] Pressley-Holley, Nanci "Pressley-Price Family Tree" (formerly posted at RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project, no longer available).

    6. [S322] Pressley-Holley, Nanci "Pressley-Price Family Tree" (formerly posted at RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project, no longer available), Instead shows marriage date as 5 Dec 1851 (Reliability: 3).