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Family Group Record: Robert Leander Biffle and Dana Lenora Pierce

Information supplied by: Janet M. Roseen e-mail adress
Researching this line: James L. Mooney, Troyce Sosebee

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   Robert Leander Biffle 
   Born: March 1857 Place: Texas
   Died: 1938 Place: He and his wife are buried in Bethlehem Cemetery, Hill County, Texas
   Parents: James Monroe Biffle and Elizabeth Johnson

   Dana Lenora Pierce
   Born: December 14, 1870 Place: Texas
   Married: December 17, 1885 Place: Bosque County, Texas
   Died: April 26, 1951 Place: Whitney, Hill County, Texas, she is buried in Bethlehem Cemetery
   Parents: Robert Bates Pierce (1837-1893) and Caroline Olevia Lemley (1841-1894)
  Dana Lenora Pierce was the sister of Alice Catherine Pierce, mother of Mattie J. Belle Sosebee who married Jesse J. Biffle, who are living very close.

Children (order of children is uncertain)

1 Lue Ella Biffle (Luella?)
Sex Born: October 1887 Place: Texas
F   Married: October 22, 1904, Jim Morris Place: Bosque County, Texas
   Died: Place:

2 James J. Biffle
Sex Born: February 1889 Place: Texas
M   Married: Place:
   Died: Place:

3 Floyd Johnson Biffle
Sex Born: August 27, 1892 Place: Texas
M Married: December 17, 1930, Ina Lee Greenwade Place: Waco, McLennan County, Texas
   Died: August 2, 1952 Place: Edinberg, Texas

4 Ora Ethel Biffle (or Ethel Ora)
Sex Born: February 16, 1898 Place: Texas
F Married: October 2, 1922; Hillie John Franz Place: Bosque County, Texas
   Died: December 12, 1979 Place: Johnson County, Texas

5 Ida Alice Biffle
Sex Born: December 8, 1899 Place: Bosque County, Texas
F   Married: June 18, 1919; Clarence Lee Barnett Place: Bosque County, Texas
   Died: December 15, 1978 Place: Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas

6 Lena A. Biffle
Sex Born: ca. 1903 Place: Texas
F   Married: Alvis Arnold Place:
   Died: Place:

7 John R. Biffle
Sex Born: February 2, 1907 Place: Texas
M   Married: by 1930, Floy M. ? Place: Living in Crane Co., Texas, in 1930.
   Died: October 5, 1966 Place: Johnson County, Texas; he is buried in Bethlehem Cemetery, Hill County, Texas.

  • 1870 U.S. Census, Robert Leander was living in his father's household, Hillsboro, Hill County, Texas
  • 1880 U.S. Census, he is living with a family headed by David Low in Precinct 2, Hill County, Texas, Film T9-1311, pg 331B.
  • 1900 U.S. Census, Bosque Co., Texas, T623-1613, p. 252; Also in his household are his father, James M., and brother Argyle.
  • 1910 U.S. Census, Bosque County, Texas, Prct. #5, T624-1533, p. 123; his father is still living with the family.
  • 1920 U.S. Census, Bosque County, Texas, Prct #5, Roll 1781, S.D. #11, E.D. #43; his daughter Ida and her husband live in the next property; his wife's name is given as Nora D.
  • 1930 U.S. Census, Hill County, Texas, Prct #4, E.D. 109-22, Sheet 10B, House #205; he is living with his wife and son Floyd; his daughter Lena A. and husband Alvis Arnold is in the next household.

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