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Sonora in Sutton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Espy Family

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, May 28, 2018
1. The Espy Family Marker
Inscription.  
Settled in: Pennsylvania in the 1720's-Texas in the 1830's-Schleicher County in 1900-and spanned 265 years and 9 generations by 1990. Hugh Stockton-Annie L. Harrell Espy's family: Nettie Mae-Sarah E.-Thomas H.-Ruth-Howard D.
Thomas and Howard were progressive ranchers, community leaders, and enthusiastic horsemen.

Thomas Harrell Espy (1894-1951) family
Thomas married Thelma Turney in 1919. Harrell Turney "Wampus” Espy (1921-1964) W.W. II veteran, rancher, avid game hunter and horseman.

Allison Espy Powers-James Houston Powers
Gail Espy Weeks-Victor Hugo Schoenewolf III

Howard D. Espy (1904-1958) family
Howard married Mary Leontine Watson in 1937.
Tom Elaine E. Whitehead-Walter Espy, Lea, and Kelly.
Mary John E. Phinizy-William Espy, Mary Kate
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 30° 34.326′ N, 100° 38.668′ W. Marker is in Sonora, Texas, in Sutton County. Marker is at the intersection of North Water Avenue and East Main
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Street, on the right when traveling north on North Water Avenue. Marker is located on the courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 East Oak Street, Sonora TX 76950, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. David & Serena Estes Adams / James & Cora Vincent Trainer (here, next to this marker); E.F. & Bessie Wyatt Vanderstucken (here, next to this marker); Robert Halbert & Battie Halbert (here, next to this marker); George H. McDonald & Josie C. McDonald (here, next to this marker); Isaac and Victoria Miers (here, next to this marker); Walter Ephriam Whitehead (here, next to this marker); George S. Allison & Wife, Margaret Thornhill (here, next to this marker); B.M. Halbert (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sonora.
 
More about this marker. This marker is one of 22 that commemorate early settler families of Sutton County. Although the markers bear the seal of the State of Texas, these are not official historical markers placed by the Texas Historical Commission.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on June 30, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. Photo   1. submitted on June 25, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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