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son of John Henry Damron & Mary Elizabeth Melugin
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He was born in Missouri just before his family moved to Savoy, Fannin County, Texas, where he grew up. He seems to have been named for James Thomas Addleton, Sr., the first husband of Hulda Majors Damron. Tom married Laura Saye in 1875 and by 1880 they were living in Cooke County, Texas. In 1886, they moved to Brown County, Texas, at the same time as his father and step-mother. They settled on a farm near Zephyr where they were to live the rest of their lives. (One of their granddaughters, Maudie Ruth Canady, daughter of Sallie Elizabeth "Lizzie," remembers two trips from her parents' home in Milam County to visit her grandparents near Zephyr. The later trip, from which photographs survive, would have been in the early 1920's.) Laura died in the home of her daughter, Allie, and was buried in Zephyr where Tom would also be buried. Their son, Pascal, sold the family farm after Tom's death.
Subject: James Thomas Damron
Birth: 29 Jul 1852 Missouri.
Marriage: 22 Jul 1875 Bonham, Fannin Co., Texas.
Death: 2 Apr 1934 Zephyr, Brown Co., Texas.
Burial: __ Apr 1934 Zephyr Cemetery, Zephyr, Brown Co., Texas.
Probate: 18 Apr 1934 Brown Co., Texas.
Father: John Henry Damron (b. 14 Aug 1826, d. 6 Nov 1917)
Mother: Mary Elizabeth Melugin (b. 26 Jan 1829, d. 12 Oct 1870)
Spouse: Laura Providence Saye
Birth: 5 Apr 1857 Greene Co., Missouri(She was prossibly born in Greene Co., but has
not been definitely established).
Death: 15 Nov 1931 Zephyr, Brown Co., Texas.
Burial: __ Nov 1931 Zephyr Cemetery, Zephyr, Brown Co., Texas.
Probate: 21 Jan 1933 Brown Co., Texas.
Father: Dr. William Robberson Saye (b. 27 Nov 1820, d. 7 May 1906)
Mother: Elizabeth Jane Mitchell (b. 3 Mar 1825, d. 1 Mar 1911)
Nine Known Children:
Dau: Ida Rebecca Damron
Birth: 14 Jan 1879 Texas.
Marriage 1: 28 Dec 1899 Marion Young Childers (d. 4 Nov 1905; Brown Co., Texas.)
Son: 11 Mar 1901 William Young ChildersMarriage 2: after 1905 Douglas Rainkins
Son: 23 Nov 1903 Quimby Ely Childers
Son: circa 1904 Richard V. Childers
Death: 17 Apr 1924 Brown Co., Texas.
Son: John W. Damron
Birth: 20 Mar 1881
Death: 14 Jun 1888
Dau: Emmie Joe Damron
Birth: 29 Sep 1883
Death: 20 Jul 1884
Son: Wesley A. Damron
Birth: 18 Sep 1885 Texas.
Death: 14 Dec 1888 Texas.
Burial: __ Dec 1888 Zephyr Cemetery, Zephyr, Brown Co., Texas.
Dau: Lillian Petrous Damron
Birth: 9 Jul 1889 Brown Co., Texas.
Marriage: 15 Nov 1909 W. W. Tucker Hinson; Zephyr, Brown Co., Texas.
(Their marriage was recorded in a clipping from unidentified
newspaper with 1909 penciled in).
Son: circa 1918 Carson Snyder Hinson; Texas.Death: 15 Nov 1946 Texas.
Son: __ ___ ____ Willie Jay Hinson
Dau: Alice Routh Damron
Birth: 3 Aug 1891 Texas.
Marriage: 27 Sep 1916 Calvin Kinnith McKinzie (b. 8 Jun 1891, d. 24 Mar 1965), son of
John Kinnith McKinzie and Ellen Eliza Edwards; Brown Co., Texas.
Son: 12 Mar 1918 Kinnith Pascal McKenzie; Brownwood, Brown Co., Texas.Death: 17 Oct 1971 Brownwood, Brown Co., Texas (Tombstone inscription).
Burial: __ Oct 1971 Zephyr Cemetery, Zephyr, Brown Co., Texas.
Son: Pascal Campbell Damron
Birth: 12 Mar 1894 Brown Co., Texas.
Marriage: 12 Mar 1915 Nellie Jewell Blake (b. 24 Oct 1897, d. Mar 1994)Brown Co., Texas.
Dau: 19 Jun 1922 Clota Mae Damron; Zephyr, Brown Co., Texas.Death: 10 Sep 1958 Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., New Mexico.
Dau: 28 Apr 1929 Clifford Faye Damron; Santa Anna, Coleman Co., Texas.
Dau: 26 Dec 1931 Nellie Jewell Damron; Graham, Young Co., Texas.
Burial: __ Sep 1958 Oak Grove Cemetery, Graham, Young Co., Texas.
Son: (--?--) Damron
Death: 12 Mar 1894
Dau: Sallie Elizabeth Damron
Birth: 16 Apr 1877 Brown Co., Texas.
Marriage: 14 Dec 1894 William Jefferson Canady (b. 24 Dec 1872, d. 23 Mar 1942), son of Thomas Jefferson Canady and Emily Henrietta Kyser; Brown Co., Texas.
Son: 5 Jan 1896 Orval Thomas Canady; Brown Co., Texas.Death: 28 Dec 1924 Jones Prairie, Milam Co., Texas.
Son: 26 Mar 1897 William Ivy Canady; Brown Co., Texas.
Son: 18 Feb 1899 Newton Campbell Canady; Brown Co., Texas.
Dau: 12 Sep 1901 Laura Emily Canady; Robertson Co., Texas.
Son: 24 May 1904 Lynn Carl Canady; Robertson Co., Texas.
Son: 9 Feb 1907 Vernon Ovit Canady; Robertson Co., Texas.
Dau: 14 Jul 1911 Maudie Alice Ruth Canady; Jones Prairie, Milam Co., Texas.
Dau: 3 Aug 1917 Annie Lee Canady; Jones Prairie, Milam Co., Texas.
Burial: __ Dec 1924 Little River Cemetery, Jones Prairie, Milam Co., Texas.