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Family Group Record: Wilson McColister Biffle and Mrs. Susan A. Mathews and Amanda Rutha Autry?

Information supplied by: Janet M. Roseen e-mail adress
Charles B. Johnson
Margaret Adell McCleskey

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   Wilson McColister Biffle
   Born: Feb 4 or 6, 1852 Place: Wayne County, Tennessee
   Died: November 14, 1924 Place: Quail, Collingsworth County, Texas
   Parents: Nathan I. Biffle and Emily E. Grimes

1st Wife
   Susan A. LaFon
   Born: ca. 1852 Place: Weakley County, Tennessee?
   Married: February 26, 1872 Place: Johnson County, Texas
   Died: before July 1884 Place:
   Parents: Frederick LaFon and Margarette Martin

She may have been confined to the State Lunatic Asylum in Travis County, Texas; a Susan A. Biffle is found there in the 1880 census (T9-1329, p. 97A). She had a previous husband, ? Mathews.

1 Fred Biffle
Sex Born: March 4, 1974 Place: Texas; where is he in 1880? Not listed with Wilson, Nathan I., and Lafayette. Could he be the same person as Lafayette?
M Married: February 1902; Myrtle M. Dickerson Place: Silverton, Briscoe County, Texas
   Died: July 16, 1918 Place: He is buried in Silverton Cemetery, Briscoe County, Texas

2 Nathan Isham Biffle
Sex Born: June 30 1873 Place: Bosque County, Texas
M Married: ca. 1895; Belle Zora Rinard Place: Archer County, Texas
   Died: July 2 1934 Place: Union County, New Mexico

3 Lafayette Biffle
Sex Born: ca. 1876 Place: Texas
M Married: Place:
   Died: Place:

4 Midriola Biffle (Minnie Ola?)
Sex Born: October 1876 Place: Texas
F Married: Robert J. Hanna Place:
   Died: Place:

5 Norban Tolliver Biffle
Sex Born: May 4, 1879 Place: Texas
M Married: Place:
   Died: August 22, 1958 Place: New Mexico
  In 1880, Midriola and Norban are living with their grandparents, Fred and Margaret La Fon, Bosque County, Texas

2nd Wife
   Amanda Rutha Autrey (Mandy)
   Born: ca. August 1864 Place: Texas
   Married: July 3, 1884 Place: Bosque County, Texas
   Died: Place:
   Parents: William J. Autrey (b. AL) and Frances Ann Heflin (b. GA)
  She married Thomas Newton Womble in Bosque County, September 29, 1880; Thomas was killed with his father on August 2, 1881, in Brazos Point, Bosque County, Texas.


6 Emily D. Biffle
Sex Born: ca. March 1885 Place: Texas
F Married: Place:
   Died: Place:

7 William McCallister Biffle
Sex Born: May 4, 1886 Place: Texas
M Married: Dovie Ann Moffet Place: Texas
   Died: Place:

8 Mary A. Biffle
Sex Born: ca. December 1889 Place: Texas
F Married: Place:
   Died: Place:

9 Ida Mae Biffle
Sex Born: ca. June 1893 Place: Texas
F Married: Place:
   Died: Place:

10 Catherine Belle Biffle
Sex Born: ca. September 1896 Place: Texas
F Married: ? Brown Place:
   Died: Place:

11 Georgia B. Biffle
Sex Born: ca. April 1900 Place: Texas
F Married: Tully P. Coleman Place:
   Died: ca. 1958 Place: California

12 Della A. Biffle
Sex Born: ca. 1906 Place: Texas
F Married: Place:
   Died: Place:

  • 1880 U.S. Census, Bosque County, Texas, E.D. 14, pg. 462C; Wilson is found with his two sons Nathan Isham and Lafayette living in the household of William Sims, his employer.
  • 1900 U.S. Census, Wheeler County, 2nd Pct, Texas, T623, Roll 1678, p. 180-181; Amanda's daughter, Francis N. Womble, was also living with the family (b. ca. Feb. 1882 in Texas, she was born after the accidental death of her father and grandfather)
  • 1910 U. S. Census, Midland County, Texas, E.D. 165, T624-1576, p. 325
  • 1920 Wilson and Amanda were in Collingsworth County, Texas with one daughter, Georgie B.; E.D. 32, p. 3B, lines 81-83. Where is daughter Della A. who would have been only 15 in 1920? Is she dead?
  • Death certificate #34615 in files of Janet M. Roseen

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