S - Files Inventory

SAMFORD, John Denton - 1 page double spaced narrative about John Denton Samford, undated, by Annie May Samford Cowan, Granddaughter. Mentions Bowmer family members.

SAMPSON, Judge Emanuel J. - Series of short death notices for Judge Sampson who was born 1811 and died in 1879.

SARRELS, J. J. - Obituary for Mrs. J. J. Sarrels, from Marble Falls Messenger 15 Oct 1925.
SAUER, LOUIS - article from Encyclopedia of Texas History
SAVAGE, William Roten - one page typed biography by Charles R. Hereford, with picture. Savage was born 16 Oct. 1860 in Johnson County Missouri. He lived in Bertram, working for the railroad and later as a carpenter. He died in 1922.


  1. 2 page handwritten narrative about Mr. Schaupp. Titled, "Shadow of Shovel Mt. Post Office, 1884"
  2. Three page, doublespaced biography of Professor F.G. Schaupp, by Mrs. Marie Ebeling Houy, undated.
  3. Obituary from Grand Lodge, Order of the Sons of Hermann, San Antonio. 1 page. Schaupp was born 5 Feb 1835 in Ehingen, Wuertenburg, Germany and died in San Antonio 7 Nov 1904.
  4. The Highlander article dated November 11, 1976 by Esther Richter Weaver titled "The Legacy of Professor F.G. Schaupp - Multi-talented immigrant was poet, playwright, cartoonist, debater, teacher, editor, scientist, postmaster for pioneer communities in Burnet and Blanco Counties".

SCHILLING, et al - 
  1. 2005 Query about Schilling family and response with some family info found on internet.
  2. Handwritten note from Glenn Tucker, undated, with family info and contact information.  His Grandmother was Schilling Tucker, 1904-1965.
  3. e-mail from Glenn Tucker, 26 Jan 2012, with information on his Tucker/Schilling families and link to his family website.  Families consist of Tucker/Schilling/Alexander/Elkins from Burnet County.  His website is <www.tuckerfamilytree.info>
  4. Photo of group,  provided by Dan Hodge, Feb 2014.  People in photo:  Clem Shilling, Jewel Murphy, Leslie Gordon, Lena Kenan, Alba Glimp Wolf, c. 1910,

SCHILLING, Hannah - see Rolef, Anton


  1. Page from the Highlander Newspaper, 25 Nov 1971, article "Gustav Schleicher's Memory Still Revered", with picture of old home and historical marker.
  2. Second page from what appears to the Highlander Newspaper, no date. article entitled "Lodge at Smithwick Endures the Years", with pictures of the Henry Thomas Lodge that was built in 1874 by A.M. Cox. Another article is "Schleicher's First Name Has No 'E' "

SCHLOMACH, et al - 

  • Obituary for Joyce Marie Izell, daughter of William Schlomach. Died 15 July 2013.


  1. Obituary, date and source unknown for Mrs. M.G. Schnabel, with picture of Mr. and Mrs. Schnabel
  2. Article from Burnet Bulletin, 30 June 1938, about Mr. and Mrs. Schnabel.
  3. Highlander, 10 June 1976, photo and article about historic Schnabel Home.

SCHNELLE, ET AL (also Matern, Romberg, Kellersberger)

  1. Ltr dated 4 Sept 1953 to Mrs. R. J. Schnelle about radio program and some of the family history.
  2. 1 page history of the Matern lineage
  3. History of the Romberg Family
  4. "Yesterdays", Memoirs of Annie Kellersberger Schnelle, 1974.  Xerox copy.  Mentions Cypress Mills, Michels Drug Store in Marble Falls, Social Life at Cypress Mill and Shovel Mountain, Pianist Eddie Goeth, Schoolteachers, John B. Wenmohs, Joe Crofts, Louise Romberg Fuchs, Cypress Mills Church and Cemetery, Early Married Years.
  5. Pedigree chart and family notes on Matern, Kellersberger and Schnelle families - 3 pages
  6. Typed copy of article that appeared in San Antonio Express, 8 Sept 1940, "Cypress Mill Historic Spot" - 3 pages
  7. collection of newspaper articles about Cypress Mills
  8. In Memory of Mrs. J. R. Kellersberger, undated.  On same xeroxed page is a list of businesses
  9. Biography of Getuli Kellerberger, 1821-1900; 3 pages
  10. newspaper article with faded photo of Julia Lake Kellersberger, 1978
  11. Junior Historian,  Nov 1954, with info about Adolph Fuchs and Seeds of Freedom by Paula Watson, Marble Falls High School
  12. Port Arthur News, 4 Jan 1972, article about Capt Charles Fowler and Lt. Col. Kellersberger
  13. Lineage of Julius Rudolf Kellersberger
  14. "Don't Sell Grandma Schnelle Short!"; The Highlander 3 Jul 1969. Article about Mrs. R. J. Schnelle (Annie Kellersberger Schnelle).
  15. "Annie Schnelle's Book "Yesterdays" Reviewed" The Highlander 27 Nov 1974, by Esther Richter Weaver. A tale woven from memories of pioneer lives along Cypress Creek.
  16. Marble Falls Messenger 7 Feb 1946, obituary for Herman E. Schnelle.
  17. Marble Falls Messenger 25 May 1944; Marriage notice for Alice Haynes and Norman Schnelle
  18. Copy of letter from Oscar Haas dated 4 Sept 1953 to Mrs. R.J. Schnelle, about a radio broadcast on WOAI. The letter mentions information about Karl Andreas Matern, and attached is a narrative with the Matern Lineage.
  19. Unknown newspaper, date unknown, "Hill Country Artist, Author Mrs. Annie L. (Kellersberger) Schnelle Dies" 
Obituary for Helen Marie Lane Schooley who died 16 June 2012.

SCOTT, ET AL (also Rogers) - Family group sheet for John R. Scott and Elizabeth Merridith Cotton and families. He was murdered in Burnet County in 1863; body found in Dead Man's Hole.

SCOTT, John R., ET AL - (1) family group sheet with supporting documents for John R. Scott and wife Elizabeth Meridith Cotton Scott, (17 pgs) and Morgan Jackson Scott, (3 pgs) prepared by Jim and Carol Scott of Houston in 1994.

SCOTTISH GRANITE CUTTERS - names of Scottish Granite-cutters who came to Texas in 1886. Compler of list unknown. Source: payroll vouchers of Capitol Building Commission, May 1886-1887.

SCOTTISH SURNAMES (and connected clans) - typed list from "The Bagpipe Shop, San Antonio, Texas 78209" of family names and the clans they connect to. 7 pages.


1.  Newspaper article Highlander Feb 5, 2016, pictures of George will enlisted in the navy. "Fallen Veteran at Peace now in Horseshoe Bay" Son brings father's remains home after 66 years.

2.  Burnet Bulletin 3 Feb 2016;  Fallen Texas Veteran finally laid to rest here, thanks to son."  with pictures


  1. Burnet Bulletin 5 Dec 2012, Obit for Edgar Seidensticker
SELLERS, JEFF  Newspaper article in the Picayune May 25, 2016 Memorial Day "A Hero's Lesson" World War 11 veteran passes away, but his teachings live on. Photo.

SENTERFITT, ET AL - Newspaper page from The Highlander, 13 Dec 1973, "Senterfitt, The Man, The Town, and His Family (part I)," also, Part II, dated 28 Dec 1973, and Part III, dated 3 Jan 1974. About the family of Reuben (Rube) S. Senterfitt, who migrated from Georgia to Burnet County, along with a brother, Mathias. He married Emily Bingham of Burnet County on 11 July 1858. Many pictures and complete family story.

SHAFFER, John Henry ET AL -

  1. Three pages handwritten narrative, date and author unknown:  "John Henry Shaffer, the youngest child of John Henry and Mary Elizabeth Shaffer was born June 26, 1869 in Georgetown, Texas. His father, grandfather and as far back as was known was named John Henry Shaffer. They were the descendents of the Dutch who settled in New York. A brother of his father, Aaron Shaffer reisded in New York. The mother of this sketch was a daughter of Nathaniel and Emeline (Faught) Brittain. Mrs. Faught was a native of Kentucky, a daughter of Paul Faught, an old and highly esteemed pioneer citizen of Putman Co. Mr. Brittain, formerly a farmer of Indiana, came to Texas in 1845 and his death occurred at Brittain Springs (named in his honor), Denton County. He died in 1847 at the age of 43 years. His wife departed this life in 1845 soon after coming to Texas. They were members of the Christian Church. Mr. and Mrs. Brittain were the parents of 7 children. Captain J.L. Brittain, the second oldest , was an Indian fighter. He was sheriff of Williamson County just before the Civil War; then served in the War between the States. James Brittain, a younger brother, aged 14, served as errand boy for a surveying party. Mary Elizabeth, the mother of our subject was born in Putnam County, Indiana, Feb 3, 1836. She departed this life, Feb 28, 1920.  (more info not included here)
  2. Photo of John Henry Shaffer -- was included in packet of info submitted on the "History of the Hays Family of East Tennessee" by Robert Hale Hays. 

SHARP FAMILY - Historical Research Book  (hand written and text) "Know Your Relatives - The Sharps"  (Gibbs, Graves, Efland, Albright, Loy, Miller, Snoderly, Tillman and other Relation Families) by Generieve E. Peter, D.C., 1953;

 Prominent Tennesseans - Gen. George Gibbs Dibrell, Hon. William Gibbs McAdoo; Misc Research -  Nicholas Gibbs Jr. - Rebecca Doyle.G. W

Shaw, G. W, Unnamed & undated newspaper article written by Mrs. E. L. Meador about her grandfather, G. W. Shaw.  He lived in Llano and elected sheriff twice and tax assessor, In 1896 he sold a merchantile businness and bought a farm in Bluffton. Probably born in Gallatin, TN. Lived in Miller Co, Mo, Salt Lake City, Ak and other places.

SHED, James - 26 page Descendant Chart of James Shed, b. 1812 in South Carolina and d. in Burnet Co; contributed by Reba Parks, Jan 2004.


  1. Various newspaper clippings fro,m The Edna Herald of columns written by M.C. "Possum" Shelby, about Early Jackson County History, all dated from the 1970s.
  2. Veterans Appreciation booklet, Jackson County's Tribute to our fighting Men, 8 July 1971, with names and pictures of the area's military men.
  3. copy of newsletter "The Safety Valve" Feb-Mar 1972, with cover story and picture "M.C. Shelby Writes Local History". The article beginns, "M.C. (Possum) Shelby, HPL warehouseman in Edna, has written a history of his boyhood home, "The Lake Victor Story and the Reminiscences of a Country Boy."

SHELBURN, ET AL - copies of court papers certifying a brand and mark was registered to W.H. Shelburn, 4 Oct 1875. (2) tax receipt for property owned in 1881--480 acres were taxed for a total of $15.35. (3) photocopies of pictures of Silas Witt Shelburn and Rebecca Susan jane Wood Shelburn; undated; poor quality


  1. Correspondence with researcher Muriel Wood and Edna Cheatham, 1989, about Shepard family in Burnet County, with some family info provided.
  2. newspaper clipping, date and source unknown, "Mrs. Ivy Shepperd to Display Oil Paintings at Woman's Club". with picture.
  3. clipping, with picture, from Austin American, 2 March 1951, "Burnet's 'Grandma Moses'. Mrs. Shepperd Paints New Life for Self."
  4. Short biography of Dr. Ray L. Shepperd from the Encyclopedia of Texas History.
  5. Burnet Bulletin 18 Sep 1986; "Dr. Joe honored locally" with picture of Dr. Shepperd receiving plaque.
  6. Burnet Bulletin 30 Oct 1986; "Prominent local doctor dies" - Dr. Joe Arthur Shepperd died Oct 3rd.

SHERMAN, Pearl - one page typed biography of Peral Sherman. Date and author unknown. The bio begins, "Mrs. Pearl Sherman, one of the ten children of the late William Marion and Sarah Lee (Patterson) Russell is the widow of Malvin Sherman, a veteran of World War I, and has been a resident of Briggs of Burnet County all her life."

SHERRARD, et al -
  1. Photo of man holding a small basket of cherries. On back is written "Eating cherries by the peck. Capt Sherrard"
  2. Small photo of couple, labeled "Capt and Mrs. Sherrard. Date not noted on either picture.
  3. Unsourced biography of Captain David Gibson Sherrard, w/picture. 
  4. Unsourced biography of John D. Sherrard, son of David Gibson Sherrard, w/pic.
  1. Pedigree Chart beginning with Gina (Shifflett) Ronhoar
  2. Burnet County Bulletin,  21 Feb 1977, "Texas Senate Honors Hammond, Shifflett of Burnet County"
  3. land plat
  4. photos, Shifflett Ranch
  5. Pedigree Chart, beginning with Shifflett Thomas, 1788, 3 pages
  6. Interview notes from B.D Moore with Rex Shifflett, Jan 1976, 1 page
  7. index card with names of George Shifflett family, 1912.  No photo in file.
  8. 20 pages of old ThermoFax copies of correspondence about Shifflett research.

  1. Burnet Bulletin, 10 Feb 2010, Wayne Craig's column.
  2. Burnet Bulletin, 11 Aug 2010, Picture and story about Shipley and McGee in Hall of Fame Game.
  3. Burnet Bulletin, 08 Sep 2010, entitled "McGee leads the Cowboys, Shipley shines for Bengals".
  4. Austin American-Statesman, 21 Aug 2003; "Cental Texas High School Football Preview" with picture of Shipley
  5. Llano County Journal 2014 Hunter's Guide; "From one field to another...Shipley living large in 'dream job' on TV" by James Walker.
  6. The River Cities Sunday Tribune, 30 Jun - 1 Jul 2012, "Shipleys teach kids more than just the game at camp"
  7. Burnet Bulletin, 5 Dec 2012, "Shipley finds new home with Jaguars"
  8. Citizens Gazette, 17 Dec 2014; "Jordan Shipley to be inducted." Inducted into the Texas high School Football Hall of Fame.
  9. The Highlander, Tuesday July 19, 2016, "Shipley named Flames football coach"

SHIPP, L. L.  - Group of  photos of the L. L. Shipp family, not dated, but appear to be from c. 1890s.

  1. Letter from donor of photos, Melba McIntyre Hecox. 
    1. Three women with hats, identified only as members of the L. L. Shipp family; 
    2. Postcard, labeled "S.E. Corner Public Square, Burnet, Tex; back postmarked 1909;
    3. Two women standing with baby on a pedestal between them;
    4. Willie, Fairy, Beulah and Essie Shipp;
    5. L. L. Shipp; on back is "my papa is 22 yrs old" and "married to Mary Emma Parker, father of Fairy Hecox";
    6. L. L. and M. F. Shipp;
    7. Willie and Fairy Shipp
  2. Obituary, Sister Rebecca Alice Shipp, came to Texas in 1848 with parents.  Burnet Bulletin, 21 Dec 1882

SHIRLEY, Oliver L. - History of the Oliver Shirley family who came to Burnet county after 1900.

SHUFORD, EDWARD D - 30 June 1939 - Early Burnet Family Family.

SHUGART, Thomas H. ET AL -

  1. Queries and correspondence about the Shugart family.
  2. Pedigree Chart prepared by Jo Vandegriff, 30 May 2012.
  3. Affadavit of Heirship, Burnet County Deed Book 70 Pg 515, J. H. Burnam and J. Y. Davis swear to heirs of Shugart.

SHULTS, Joseph R.

  1. Llano News, 15 Aug 2012, see file of Dr. William Miller Mccraw, Early known Doctors of Llano County.

SIEVERT, et al (Julius Kauhs-Auguste)

  1. The Family History of Julius Kauhs-Auguste Sievert

SIMMS, ADDIE - one page oral history transcript. undated.

SIMPSON, Thomas - Thomas Simpson Survey, "State of Texas to Thomads Dimpson, letters patent  dated April 1885.


  1. Article from The Highlander, 14 Dec 1961, "Burnet Couple Married 59 Years" with photo of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Sims of Burnet
  2. Microfilm:  "A Record of the Descendants of Isaac Ross and Jean Brown" and the Allied Families of Alexander, Conger, Harris, Hill, King, Killingsworth, Mackey, Moores, Sims, Wade, Etc; Compiled by Anne Mims Wright, 1911.
  3. Handwritten descendant chart, "Sims Info", beginning with Sherrod Sims, b. ca 1730 Virginia, through Annie Sims, b. ca 1847 Tennessee.

Sims, Capt. W. H.

  1. Article from The Burnet Bulletin 17 Aug 1876 regarding "The Murder of Capt. Sims"
  2. Copy of Email dated 10 Aug 2012 from Deran Wright

Singleton, Thelma, Ferguson, Bush -

  1. Handwritten account of Early Burnet including Pro. Bush and his daughter Thelma;  Newspaper article, dated 29 Juloy 1976, "Arkansas Bushwh Sent Fleeing Family to Texas  about Bush Family.
  2. Undated Burnet Bulletin article about wedding of R. L. Bush and Bettie Ferguson.
  3. Copy of an article in the Highlander, dated 1 July 1971, about old Post Offices.
  4. A copy of a letter to Mrs. Mary T. Ferguaon  from Marble Falls Messenger dated 27. 
  5. Note saying there was an interview with Mrs. Thelma Singleton dated 15 February 1976.
  6. Looks like a note listing names for three pictures but no pictures, but np pictures in file.
  1. Unsourced newspaper clipping, "Strike Fails to Excite  Sam Mather Skaggs", with photo, 2 copies;
  2. 2 page typed biography of Ludlow Snow Skaggs, b. 1894;
  3. 2 pages, "Brief History of Shaffer Family" by Stella Shaffer Skaggs, 1956;
  4. Short, 1 page bio on Ludlow Snow Skaggs;
  5. 1 page bio on Mrs. Alice Elizabeth (Snow) Skaggs;
  6. 1 page bio on Roye Bryan Skaggs, b. 1895;
  7. Query dated 22 Nov 2010 from Roxann Buzby requesting information from file.
unsourced Obit "S. M. Skaggs, 95 dies in Liberty Hill"; on same page is an article about "Skaggs Happy with, Without Royalties"
SLATOR, JEFFERSON DAVIS -  article from Encyclopedia of Texas History
  1. Photo of L. D. Slaughter;
  2. 2 pages typed, biography for Hiram R. Slaughter;
  3. List of marriages and births;
  4. Correspondence, undated from "The Home of the Grays", listing births and marriages;
  5. Research notes, 11 pages;
  6. Oath of Office for William R. Slaughter, state legislature;
  7. Family group sheet for William Ramsom Slaughter and Sarah Ann Smith;
  8. Packet of misc notes;
  9. Copy of newspaper article, unknown title, from Frontier Times, Sept 1928, Vol 5, #12, P. 476;
  10. Copy of Burnet Guards enrollment card for W. R. Slaughter;
  11. 7 pages of info about Grantite Mountain and Slaughter Mountain
  12. Paternal chart of Fannie Mae Slaughter;
  13. Several loose sheets on Slaughters and land records; 
  14. See also 3-ring binder labeled - Land Heritage Awards - for more information.
SLAVIN, et al - Query from 1991 and reply for obits of James W. Slavin, d. 1954 and Ollie Ann Slavin, d. 1959.
SCHLOMACH, et al - wedding notice of G. Schlomach and a Miss Kleen from 30 Aug 1904 The Burnet Bulltin; republished in the Bulletin 10 Jul 2002.

SMART, John White - Program for Confederate Grave Marker Dedication, 25 Apr 2009.  Program front has photo of John Smart and inside has brief history of his service and family life.

SMATHERS, James Fields - Highlander, 10 June 1976,   man invented typewriter in 1912

SMITH, Albert M. -  Contains a typed list with the title "Albert M. Smith Family Bible", beginning with Albert M. Smith, b. 27 Aug 1847. 1 page

SMITH, Anthony - Contains a typed list from James D. Seals, Austin Texas with title "Bible of Anthony Smith" in possession of Lorraine White, Austin Texas, beginning with Anthony Smith, born 25 Oct 1832. 1 page. Second and third pages is typed information collected by Newton Smith, copied from original by Edith Champion, 8-3-70, and begins, "Col John Smith, Gold Hill, North Carolina, moved to Forest Smith County, Mississippi. His son, George David came to Austin and lived at Lexington, Cedar Creek in Washington County, and Blaylock Prairie...."

SMITH, Edna Mae - One page oral history typed transcript.

SMITH, ET AL (Folder 1) - (Iva Fuller Papers) copies of family histories or descendant charts, from unnamed printed source. Date and publication not noted. Copies are of poor quality, with many words unreadable. Some identifiable names are: SMITH, C.P. , D.J. AND T.J., Llano County; Francis Smith, Blanco County; Henry Rufus Smith, Blanco County;

SMITH, ET AL (folder 2) -
  1. Photo of M.W. Smith Family, taken about 1897 in Bertram. Mother and father and 7 children.
  2. Article from Bertram Enterprise dated 13 June 1957 entitled, "Hello, Ella", about a telephone operator in Bertram and her intricate knowledge of the people in the small town. About Ella Smith
  3. Newspaper article from the San Antonio Express/News dated November 15, 1970 titled "Cemetery Has Headstone Mystery" by Fane L. Burt including pictures of the gravestone of R.C. Smith and Masonic Springs. The mystery is why were several of the Masonic symbols engraved on several of the headstones upside down.

SMITH, ET AL (folder 3) - 

  1. assorted newspaper clippings: "Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie A. Smith to Observe 50th Anniversary";
  2. obituary for Merlyn Ray Smith; obituary for Mrs. Johnnie Smith;
  3. obituary for Johnnie Albert Smith, 20 June 1937;
  4. wedding notice for Miss Norma Jean Smith, with picture;
  5. death notice of infant Genita Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Smith
  6. Article "PFC Bobby Gene Smith Given a Presidential Citation in Korea" , with pictures of Corporal Doyle Smith and PFC Bobby Smith, who served in with the 1st Marine Division in Korea.
  7. See also 3-ring binder labeled - Land Heritage Awards - for more information on John A. Smith Ranch.
  8. Newspaper article from The Picayune 15 Nov 1995; "Black gold! Burnet woman recalls oil exploration in county when she was a child (Rachel Donovan Smith)
  9. Burnet Bulletin 19 Nov 2003; obituary for June Zimmerman of Bertram, daughter of Willis H. Smith and Liza Corker Smith, married to Henry Zimmerman. Includes copy ob funeral program. 
SMITH, GEORGE - census and research notes - 4 pages

SMITH, JAMES G. - newspaper page from The Highlander, 24 June 1971, with story and pictures of James G. ("Dandy Jim") Smith and wife, Sarah James (Sal) Smith, who lived at Oakalla.

SMITH, James, J. M. -

  1. Picture of James J.  M. Smith
  2. Descendants of James J. M. Smith - Submitted by dKatherine Hill


  1. Photo of Ivis and Gordon Smith in buggy, not dated.
  2. Letter dated 24 Jan 1961 to Ernest Langford from Mrs. Jack Underwood in Lometa Texas about her Smith family history. Her grandfather was James Smith, who came to America in 1884 and lived in Burnet county until his death in 1892. Much family history in the letter.
  3. typed page, biography of John McCarty Smith, who was born in 1900. His father was John Shand Smith, who was boorn at Dundee Scotland.

SMITH, JOHN W. - five pages of undated, unnamed history of Ralls County Texas, which includes a portion dedicated to "Texas Hero - William W. Smith, alias John W. Smith". He was the second sheriff of Ralls County, and was purportedly the last man to leave the Alamo alive. He was also the second largest landowner in Texas at the time of his death. No mention of this Smith living or doing business in Burnet County.

SMITH, Riley and Martha Ann, Elizabeth -
  1. Small, dark, barely visible pictures of (prob) Martha Ann Smith, 9 May 1866, Texas; (Prob) Riley Smith, Texas (small boy); Elizabeth Smith TN, about 1833 (young woman); photos from M.J. Southernwood, Corpus Christi.
  2. Eenlarged and computer enhanced of previously described pictures.
  3. Copy of a query page from a genealogy newsletter, date and source not known, that mentions Elizabeth Smith.
SMITH, Seth  - article from Encyclopedia of Texas History  (1 page)

SMITH, Sid - See Llano County Jail - Story by Charles Baldwin living in jail with grandfather.

SMITH, Wiley B. - See also, Boultinghouse, Daniel - Family Group Records for Ebenezer B. Smith, Wiley P. Smith, Wilson W. Bebout, Daniel H. Altman, Taylor Smith, William Hogue, William F. Smith, William Kemp, Stephen Kemp, Barney Kemp. Submitted by John A. Crosthwait.


  1. The Highlander, 15 March 1973, "Smithwick in Burnet County", with picture of Noah Smithwick, and the old Morman Mill; 
  2. Burnet Bulletin,  24 March 1980, "Noah Smithwick, with photo of Noah Smithwick at age 91; 
  3. The Highlander, 12 July 1973, part of an article about Smithwick;
  4. The Picayune, 10 May 2000, "Smithwick: A Place of Legend and Lore", with photos of Smithwick Cemetery and of Noah Smithwick; 
  5. Correspondence from Charles W. Bowers Memorial Museum, Santa Ana California, 1985 about the Smithwick family in California.
  6. Burnet Bulletin, 1 June 2006, "Early Burnet County miller wrote tales of "old Texas Days".
  7. The Picayune, 4 Jan 1995, "Burnet County Backroads - Smithwick 
  8. The Picayune 14 Nov 2001; "Noah Smithwick: The true adventurer" by Linda Ware

SOLOMON, Godwin -

  1. Census page showing entry for Godwin and John Solomon, 1880 in Gillespie County. 
  2. See also  "They Came to the Texas Hill Country", by Frank C. Rigler, undated, Being Brief Account of the Families of Simon Lee Wooten, Godwin Soloman, John M. Ridling, George W. Gaddy, Grandparents of Virgil Monroe Gaddy and Georgann Wooten, plus notes on Thomas Noble and William Christmas Herridge Families, filed in Rigler folder.

File also includes DAR applications of descendants of Lazarus Solomon and William Solomon.


  1. Five page typed family history of the family of North Carolina and Burnet County, beginning with Andrew Mitchel Sarrels, who was born c. 1807 in Haywood County, NC, and ending with the family of Joseph and Lou Sarrels and their 11 children, born in mid to late 1800s. Contributed by Mary Ann (Carson) Sarrels of Tucson, AZ in Sept 1993. 
  2. Family Bible Records of Frank Caldwell Sorell and Mary Ellen McGhan, dated 17 June, 1884 at Gonzales, Texas

SPEIKERMANN, Anna - Obituary of Mrs. Anna Speikermann, wife of Herman, from Marble Falls Messenger  16 Dec 1943.

SPITLER, et al - photos and biograpy of William Spitler family, contributed by Sue Wright <housewright2 [at] msn [dot] com>, June 2006

STAEDTLER, Darrell - 
  • The Llano News 9 Nov 2016; "Getting to know: Darrell Staedtler" "The last soda jerk at Bruhl's Drug Store had a nice songwriting career" by John Verser

STANCLIFF, Mary - 10 pages of newspaper clippings, undated, and newspaper not identified, which have been pasted neatly onto notebook paper. The clippings are genealogy how-to articles written by Mary Stancliff, who lived in Houston.


  1. Letter from LaVoy O. Taylor dated 6 Jan 2004. Gives information on David Taylor who married Jemima Standefer. Their son Abraham T. Taylor married Ann Olney on 17 May 1871.
  2. Copy of deed W. R. Standefer to D. T. Standefer dated 11 Dec 1878, filed in Book K, pg 462, for property known as Smithwick Mill Tract.
  3. Copy of Marriage License, James H. Tumlinson and Emma A. Standefer
  4. Copy of Marriage License, Thomas Standifer and Mattie E. Roberts
  1. newspaper clipping, with no date or source, featuring picture and small biographical article about Mr. Stapp.
  2. Two Photo Disks contributed by a Stapp researcher who wishes to remain anonymous, 30 Sept 2011.  The disks contain photos of the Stapp and related families of Lackey, Wimpy and others, and include funeral notices, school photos, deed records and grave photos.  27 items on Disk 1 and 12 items on Disk 2.  These disks are filed in the photo archive box.

STARK, William Lafayette - see Mitchelltree

STEVENS, James A. Stevens, Colonel - Former owner and editor of the Burnet Bulletin. 

  1. Short biography;
  2. Obituary from Burnet Bulletin, 28 Dec 1922;
  3. Texas Death Certificate;
  4. Burnet Bulletin, 13 June 1907 article about the marriage of Hardy Stevens and Kate Lockett;
  5. Obituary of Kate Lockett Stevens, 14 Apr 1910;
  6. 1900 census abstract;
  7. 1910 census abstract;
  8. 1920 census abstract

STEWART, Americus Wilson -

  1. 1 page typed, doublespaced biography.
  2. 1 page, single spaced biography, date and source unknown.
  1. copy of Family Record of Births, given by Laudy Stewart, Briggs, 1970.
  2. page from The Highlander, 6 Nov 1976, featuring "The B.H. Stewart Ranch", with pictures of B.H. Stewart, his daughter, Sallie, and the Burches.
  3. Family Group Sheet of Benjamin Hansford Stewart and wife, Missouri Hattie Allison, and their 10 children.
  4. Copy of Biography of B.H. Stewart, which appeared in The Burnet Bulletin, Feb 1936, written by his great grandson, Odel Burch.
  5. copy of application for Official Texas Historical Marker for Stewart Pioneer Home. Has a detailed description of the home and biography of B.H. Stewart and family.
  6. Ft. Worth Star Telegram dated Oct. 8, 1972 , query from Jess Stewart in Damon Veach's "Your Texas Ancestors" column about Jesse James Stewart Family including information about his wife and children
  7. See also 3-ring binder labeled - Land Heritage Awards - for more information B. H. Stewart Ranch.

STEWART, C.C. - Confederate Pension Application. and Widow's Application for M.W. Stewart

STEWART, Mag and Willie - 16 page, double spaced transcript of Aunt Mag Stewart, who was born in 1882, the daughter of Mr. Francis Cromean and Mrs. Hariet Cromean.

STEWART, et al -

  1. Assorted Family Group Sheets on Stewart and Suydam families by Robert Suydam, prepared in 1996. Families of John Stewart, b. c. 1689; Samuel Stewart, b. c.1700; John Americus Stewart, b. 1840; and 43 sheets associated with William Albert Suydam/Helen May Stewart family.
  2. 2009 e-mail about prison records for William Jefferson "Buff" Stewart.
  3. 2008 e-mails about John A. Stewart, giving many dates and bits of info.
  4. Yearr 199 correpondence from Hyatt Cayton of Seminole, Oklahoma; includes descendant's chart.

STEWART, Viola - Two photographs, undated, of Viola Stewart. (appears to be late 1800s). [The Burnet County History, Vol II has an entry for the family of John Gilbert Stewart, on page 304. There is a Viola J. Stewart listed in this family as a daughter of Christopher Columbus Stewart and Charlotte Williams. This Viola Stewart was born 24 June 1886 and died 11 July 1964. She married James P. Heine. Another Viola is mentioned in the same family entry as Viola Williams, the wife of Homer Stewart, who was born 30 June 1881.]

NOTE: On 9 Feb 2001, I received the following e-mail:

Subject: Viola Stewart Photo
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2001 23:01:39 EST
From: MuDDCaTMan@aol.com [changed to <Muddcatman @ attbi . com> in 2002]
To: jamyers@tstar.net [changed to <burnettxgenweb @ gmail . com> in 2008

Jo Ann,

My name is Keith Reed and I am writing about a picture that I just saw on the Burnet Co. Site. It says that it is new and it also says that it is a picture of Viola Stewart.

I am sorry to inform you that it is not a picture of Viola Stewart. The picture is Emmer Clark, the daughter of Isom J. Clark and Margaret Greer. Emmer was a sister of my g grandmother Margaret Clark. I have the original photograph that is shown in the photograph section of the Burnet Co. site. I would appreciate a correction of this error.

In fact, I have the originals of all of these Clark children photographs that were taken at that time.

Keith Reed

The library also received an e-mail from Mr. Reed, and they have changed this folder to reflect the corrected name--Emmer Clark.

STEWART, W.M. - Confederate pension papers for William Myrick Stewart. Widow's pension application for wife, Elizabeth Stewart.

STILES, et al -

  • 1 page typed, doublespaced biography of William Jackson Stiles.
  • 4 July 2012, The Picayune, Home is Where the garden grows, story of Mary Stiles, whose family has grown garden 140 years.


  1. Obituary, Mrs Alice (Stinnett) Dawson, b. 12 Dec 1869; d. 1 May 1947; Burnet Bulletin, 15 May 1947
  2. Letter, 9 April 1983, to Madolyn Frasier, from James Phillips with Stinnett info
  3. Affidavit of Heirship filed in Burnet county Deed Book 106, pgs 444 & 445. Virgil Dorbandt et al swears to heirs of Sarah Stinnett.

STINNETT, Nancy Jane -  Copies of Letters dating from 1901 to her sister.

STOLLEY , George - Citizenship document for George Stolley of Denmark.

STONE, Mark -

  1. Llano Journal, 31 Dec 2008, Highland lakes loses two more soldiers, Mark Stone and Jerry Nichols
  2. Llano News, 7 May 2008, death of two soldiers 
  3. Llano News, 14 May 2008, Mouners line route of Buchanan Dan soldiers's cortege

STRICKLAND, Mrs. Sam - Obituary for Mrs. Sam Strickland, daughter of Henry Cherry from Marble Falls Messenger  24 Sep 1925.

STRUVE, et al

  1. Photos from Barry Kirkland, July 2013:
    1. Heinrich Struve, c. 1812
    2. Sons of Amand Struve, c. 1930-40:  Steve, Ben, George, Fritz, Henry, Tom; probably taken in Marble Falls
    3. Photos  about Christiane Fissler
      1. Oscar Fissler, brother of Ottillie Fisseler, who married Albert Gieseke in 1863
      2. Christiane Fissler Ebeling Struve, c. 1870
      3. early pictures believed to be Chrisitane Fissler
      4. page with unnamed man and woman [Henry Von Struve III ?]
      5. page with 2 unnamed women
      6. page with two unknown woman and man
      7. page with two unknown woman - one with baby in lap
      8. page with 2 unknown women
      9. page with two unknown women
      10. page with unknown man in uniform and unknown woman
      11. Page with 2 unknown women (A-29 and A31)
      12. page with 2 dark photos one man and one woman (A-37 and A-38)
      13. Page with 4 pics: A39 woman; A-40 man, source Galveston; A-41, man source Schulenburg, A-42, man Source Austin TX
      14. Page with 4 pics: A-43 man, source Austin, TX; A-44 man, Source San Saba TX; A-45 man; A-46 man
      15. Page with 4 pics: A-47 Benjamin Fuchs (1848-1900); A-48 Benjamin Fuchs and Emma Kellersburger (1855-1880; Henry C von Struve (1874-1933); Cora L. Fuchs (1878-1925)
      16. Page with 4 pics (dark):  A-51 Possibly Hermann Fuchs; A-52 Possibly Caroline Romberg; A-53 man (dark); A-54 2 young women unnamed
  2. Giesecke Genealogy list beginning with Johann Friedrich Adolph Giesecke; submitted by Barry Kirkland, July 2013 [see Giesecke file]
  3. Descendant Chart of Johan Ludwig Carl Heinrich von Struve, from Barry Kirkland, July 2013; 12 pages

STUART, Frances - Marble Falls Messenger 29 Jun 1916; "Two Young Ladies Drown in the Colorado" - Frances Stuart and Sarah Pearson drown in Colorado River.

SYMONDS/SIMONS - collection of 10 Symons-Simons Family Newsletters, ranging from March 1970 through March 1971.