Driving 1000 head of sheep, A.R. Cauthorn, with 9 year old son, James Albert, and brother Dan came from Missouri to Abilene in 1882. Wife Marcina Green Cauthorn died in MO. Son Bob came to TX. in 1891. Unhappy with the land, A.R. drifted south, . . . — — Map (db m119423) HM
Married Kidie Itasca Ellis of Edwards County January 19, 1895. Recognized adaptability of Angora goat to Edwards Plateau-imported stock from the Carolinas and stud billies from Turkey and South Africa. Was often called father of Angora goats in . . . — — Map (db m119249) HM
At outbreak Civil War, this veteran soldier, Ranger, Indian fighter joined 7th Regiment Texas Mounted Volunteers. Elected Lt. Colonel, led five companies, Arizona-New Mexico campaign designed to make Confederacy an ocean to ocean . . . — — Map (db m118018) HM
Newton Jasper and
Nancy Josephine Cody
Married 12-24-1911 to Emma Leann
Whitehead 12-04-1887 - 02-07-1964
Walter and Mary Bell Martin
Cody Martin, Crawford Whitehead (Dink), Walter Hadley, Mary Emma . . . — — Map (db m119419) HM
A pioneer who came to this area in the late 1880's. He raised cattle, sheep and horses on land in Sutton and Edwards counties. Out of this land he made available six sections which became the Sonora Experiment Station. He married Annie E. Dickinson . . . — — Map (db m119357) HM
The Adamses came in 1880's. David, Confederate soldier, rancher, farmer, operated Sonora's first hotel. James served in Union Army named Fort Concho's first sutler. Cora moved to Fort Terrett in late 1880's after his death with their sons, George, . . . — — Map (db m119333) HM
Emil Felix Vanderstucken, born in 1866, came to Sonora in 1890 from Menard. He helped organize the First National Bank and served as President for many years. In addition to ranching, he also operated a mercantile business for 54 years. In 1900 he . . . — — Map (db m119334) HM
Felipe came from Zaragoza, Coahuila, Mexico with 3 sons in 1907 to work at the Fawcett
Ranch. In 1910 he brought all of his family to Sonora. Leonardo, Teadoro, Eligio, Felipe,
Jr., and Andres married in Sonora. Eufemia, the only daughter, did not . . . — — Map (db m119422) HM
Married in 1900, both descended from Sutton County founding families, raised their twelve children, Edith, Cora, Fred, Joe, George, John, Jack, Frances, Mercedes (Dee), Clifford, Serena, Mildred (Millie) here.
Fred died in 1923. His wife, . . . — — Map (db m119250) HM
These Sutton County pioneers were married in Lampasas County in 1886 and came to Sonora in 1890 with their livestock. In 1895, they gave up ranching and moved into town, where they purchased the Wyatt Hotel located in the heart of the business . . . — — Map (db m119487) HM
With five children: John, Will, Curt, Dona, and H.P. "Buster".
Other children born in Sonora, Sutton Co.
Carrie, Clara, Joe, Tot, Dollie, and Sam.
John Sutton-Jack and Margaret
Curt-George Edward, George Curtis "Son", Patsy and . . . — — Map (db m119248) HM
Early Sutton County pioneer
Organized the First National Bank
Winnie Reber Harris, married W. L. Aldwell
Rancher, Banker, and first Mayor of Sonora
Their four children were:
George Lea Aldwell
Roy Edward Aldwell, I
Ida A. . . . — — Map (db m119365) HM
One of the early families in Sonora was that of Isaac and Victoria Miers. They built the fifth house in Sonora. Isaac was born April 13, 1835 in Carrol County, Mississippi. Victoria was born December 11, 1841 in Painsville, Lake County, Ohio. They . . . — — Map (db m119484) HM
Joe's uncle, Fred, arrived in Sutton County about the time of the county's organization working on the Ft. Terrett Ranch. Joe was born in Austria and emigrated to Sonora in 1907. Married Velma Mittle in 1922. Joe and Velma made land available to . . . — — Map (db m119420) HM
"Lee” was born in 1847 in Pontotoc Co., Miss. and came west with a cattle drive. He began ranching in Mason Co. "Sis” was born in 1860 in Hunt Co. She lost her first husband and three children in a flu epidemic, sold her land in East . . . — — Map (db m119421) HM
Kentucky native Ed R. Jackson (1860-1911), a prominent local rancher and banker, had this two-story Italianate commercial building constructed in 1902-03. Located on the site of an early hotel and a later mercantile store, both of which were . . . — — Map (db m117931) HM
Robert born June 11, 1891 in Ft. McKavett, Tex. and died Sept. 16, 1983. Battie born Dec. 14, 1894 in Florence, Tex. and died Nov. 26, 1991. They met while attending Howard Payne college and married July 12, 1912. Two daughters survive, Allie (Mrs. . . . — — Map (db m119486) HM
Pioneers seeking grazing land in arid Sutton County needed a reliable source of water. In 1887 Sonora's closest well, one of five in the county, was three miles away. Using a horse-driven drill, Charlie Adams sank the town's first well in 1889 at . . . — — Map (db m117930) HM
F. Mayer & Sons purchased the T-Half Circle Ranch in Sutton and Schleicher counties in 1896. Sol, who became sole owner, was a livestock trader, rancher, banker and philanthropist. The ranch has been continuously operated by his heirs, his son . . . — — Map (db m119356) HM
Has traces of culture at least 20,000 years old, occupied by Apache Indians up to founding of Fort Terrett, 1852. Anglo-Texan settlement began 1879 at Sonora, a trading post on San Antonio-El Paso Road.
Created April 1, 1887, from land then in . . . — — Map (db m126223) HM
This building, site of all land transactions incident to development of county. Water well, a few feet from building, was first water here, where sheepmen watered their flocks, hence locating here as a home. Father of founder of the townsite killed . . . — — Map (db m128993) HM
Soon after Sutton County was organized (1890), the commissioners authorized the Pauley Jail Building and Manufacturing Co. of St. Louis to erect this jail. Construction was begun in Feb. 1891 under the supervision of Judge J.L. Dunagan. Completed in . . . — — Map (db m117986) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m119485) HM
Important in development of Sutton County. 100-mile Market Lane, used 1900-1930. Built by E.F. Tillman (agent, Fort Worth & Rio Grande Railway), to move cattle via Fort McKavett and Menard to railhead at Brady. Fenced and 250 feet wide (generally), . . . — — Map (db m117932) HM
W.J., born in 1868, came to Sutton Co. from his home in Manor, TX. in 1887 to
operate ranch land his father Dr. J.D. Fields of Manor had owned since 1883. The land remains in the family in 1990. ”Will" met Viola, daughter of Emory Gibbons, in . . . — — Map (db m119366) HM
Settled in Sutton County in early 1880's
Walter E. married Mary Bell Martin
to whom were born
Emma Leanna-C. B. Wardlaw
Charles Hadley (Tio)-Bachelor
Walter Rowland (Lee)-Dora Davis
Willie B. - Della Rose Halbert
Francis Harris . . . — — Map (db m119247) HM
Was born in Gonzales County in 1865-settled in the Sutton County area in 1880's. Married Minnie Amanda Bales in Junction 1890.
George Robert married Jennie Graham
Amor Bales (Boo) married Loddie Lee Rogers
Forrest Carl . . . — — Map (db m119359) HM
Born September 2, 1900 on the Miers Ranch southwest of Sonora, "Willie” was the only son out of the seven children of William Andrew and Belle Birtrong Miers. Both his parents and his grandparents, Isaac and Victoria Miers and the Tom . . . — — Map (db m119424) HM
WTO Holman and wife, Annie Gray, moved to Sutton County in 1901 with their eight
children. They purchased land in Sutton, Edwards and Val Verde counties which has
been continuously owned by family members (1990).
Annette Holman . . . — — Map (db m119355) HM