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Rev. James Alfred Causey

Male 1897 - 1963  (65 years)


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  • Name James Alfred Causey  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 14 Jul 1897  Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died Jan 1963  Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Buried Rosevine Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Shown as John A on the 1900 census, Alfred in 1910, and James A in 1930. Birth records of two of his sons simply show him as J A Causey. His tombstone is inscribed Rev. J. Alfred Causey. However, the obituary of son Leo shows his name as James Alfred, and this is assumed to be accurate.

      Newton County Historical Committee, "Glimpses of Newton County History," (Nortex Press, Burnet, Texas, c. 1982) notes that Rev. J. A. CAUSEY was the first full-time pastor of the Church of God in Burkeville, Newton County, Texas. He pastored their for several years before resigning in 1925, leaving the church in care of the Rev. Henry Brooks.
    • (Research):

      Census Listings:

      1920
      not located

      1930 Census
      Texas, Sabine County, JP No. 8
      Enumerated April 19, 1930
      ED 202-11 SD 19 Sheet 9B
      185-192
      Causey, James A Head M W 32 M 17 Tx Tx Tx Farmer
      Causey, Eppie B Wf F W 33 M 18 Tx Tx Tx
      Causey, James B Son M W 14 S Tx Tx Tx
      Causey, Alfred L Son M W 9 Tx Tx Tx
      Causey, Mildred E. Dtr F W 7 Tx Tx Tx
      Causey, Kate B Dtr F W 4 Tx Tx tx
      Causey, Clide G Son M W 1 6/12 S Tx
    Person ID I39122  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 28 May 2013 

    Father Alfred D. Causey,   b. 1 Sep 1869, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1912, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Mother Kate Blanche Speights,   b. 1 Jul 1871, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1899, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Married
    • Sabine County Marriages 1875-1900, 1900-1910, Prior to 1875 by Blanche Toole, 1983, Library of Congress #82-84531: pg. 6, Causey, Alfred to Kate B. Speights 8 July 1890 by J. B. Larkin, M.G

      Laura Buckmaster lists his middle name as DAVENPORT. She also shows he married Katie Blanche Speights, a daughter of Joshua Hopkins SPEIGHTS and Sallie YOUNGBLOOD, and that they were the parents of Sally Louise CAUSEY, the wife of D. B. FUSSELL.

      Sabine County Marriage records show that an Alfred Causey did marry Kate B. Speights, and this is also supported by their tombstones at Milam Cemetery. She is shown as the wife of A. D. Causey, and his is inscribed "Twas hard to give theeup but they will O God be done." The tomb was installed by Woodmen of the World.

      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=causey&GSiman=1&GScid=2166680&GRid=54446698&

      And Alfred being the father of Sally seems to be supported by the census listing below, although his birthdate on his tombstown is shown as 1 Sept 1869, and below it is shown as May 1870.

      1900 Census
      Texas, Sabine, Milam Pr. 4
      Enumerated 22 and 23 Jun 1900
      SD 8 ED 41 Sheet 12A Stamped 140
      207-207
      E. Ney and Lizzie Rennels, plus 4 children
      Causey, Alfred Boarder W M May 1870 30 Wd Tx Tx Tx
      Causey, Sally Boarder W F May 1891 9 S Tx Tx Tx Tx
      Barlow, Albert Lodger W M May 1830 70 S Tx Tx  Tx

      However, the tree compiled by Sharon Speights Varnes instead shows that Alfred and Kate were the parents of a Florence Causey, who married J. W. PARKIN. "Florence Causey Parkin that writes letter in Shawnee Boswell Osborne book. Her address in 1966 was 5915 Parkdale, Dallas, Texas 75227. In letter dated Nov. 29, 1964 she says that she is 68 (that would make it abt 1896 and I have her born June 20, 1886!) and her husband is 79."

      http://bellsouthpwp2.net/W/G/WGVMan/generation06cont.html

      This alternate theory fits with the 1910 census. Again, there are slight differences, namely that Alfred's middle initial is shown as A versus D, and his age again differs, and has children living with him that were not present with he and Sally at the time of the 1900 census.

      1910 Census
      Texas, Sabine County, JP 4
      Enumerated 12 May 1910
      SD 2 ED 134 Sheet 17A Stamped 167
      254-259
      Causey, Alfred A. Head M W 38 Wd Tx US US Farm Laborer (born ca 1872)
      Causey, Ettie Dtr F W 15 S Tx Tx Tx
      Causey, Florence Dtr F W 13 S Tx Tx Tx
      Causey, Alfred Son M W 10 S Tx Tx Tx

      It appears likely that Alfred was actually the father of all four children, Sally (born ca 1891), Ettie (born ca 1894-1895), Florence (born ca 1896-1897), and Alfred (born ca 1897-1900)?  At the time of the 1900 census, a 4 year old Florence Causey was living in Sabine County (Milam Pr. 4, HH 63/63)  with Robert J and Martha Speights. Her date of birth was shown as Apr 1896, and her relationship was listed as "Cousin." In household 62/62, that of Frank and Margaret Andrews, two other Causey children were listed, shown as a niece and nephew, namely 6 year old Mary (born Jan'y 1894) and 2 year old John A. (born July 1897)---perhaps Mary Ettie and John Alfred? After the death of his wife, the younger children may have been taken in by relatives, with just his eldest daughter remaining in the care of her father, thus the separated family in 1900?

      And in by 1910, Sallie had married, as seen below, and the younger children had moved back in with their father, as seen above.

      1910 Census
      Texas, San Augustine County, JP 1
      Enumerated 28 Apr 1910
      SD 2 ED 127 Sheet 9A Stamped 205
      137-143
      Fussell, D. L. Head M W 22 M1 0 Tx Tx Tx Farmer
      Fussell, Sallie Wf F W M1 0 0/0 Tx Tx Tx
    Family ID F7815  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Effie Beulah Stephenson,   b. 9 Nov 1895, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1990, West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married Y  [2
    Children 
     1. James D. "J. D." Causey,   b. 20 Mar 1916, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1975, Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     2. Alfred Leo "Al" Causey,   b. 20 Jul 1920, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 2006, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     3. Living
     4. Living
     5. Clyde Ivan Causey,   b. 12 Sep 1928, Houston, Harris County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1994, Gladewater, Gregg County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     6. Living
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F11899  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Jul 1897 - Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Jan 1963 - Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Rosevine Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Sources 
    1. [S481] 1910 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006, (For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910. T624, 1,178 rolls. This database is an index to the head of households enumerated in the 1910 United States Federal Census, the Thirteenth Census of the United States. In addition, each indexed name is linked to actual images of the 1910 Federal Census. The information recorded in the census includes: name, relationship to head of family, age at last birthday, sex, color or race, whether single, married, widowed, or divorced, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, and more.), Texas, Sabine County, JP 4 Enumerated 12 May 1910 SD 2 ED 134 Sheet 17A Stamped 167 254-259 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S51] McCary, Kay P. "Rosevine Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas" Cemetery Index ; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txsabine/burials/.

    3. [S564] 1930 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com. database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002., (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls. Containing records for approximately 123 million Americans, the 1930 United States Federal Census is the largest census released to date and is the most recent census available for public access. The census gives us a glimpse into the lives of Americans in 1930, and contains information about a household’s family members and occupants including: birthplaces, occupations, immigration, citizenship, and military service. The names of those listed in the census are linked to actual images of the 1930 Census.), Texas, Sabine County, JP No. 8 Enumerated April 19, 1930 ED 202-11 SD 19 Sheet 9B 185-192 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S873] Find A Grave [database online]; http://www.findagrave.com/, (Thousands of contributors submit new listings, updates, corrections, photographs and virtual flowers every hour to the FIND A GRAVE website. When it comes to administrating, building and maintaining the site, Find A Grave is largely operated by its founder, Jim Tipton.).

    5. [S333] Ancestry.com - U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current [database online], (Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011. Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration. The Social Security Administration Death Master File contains information on millions of deceased individuals with United States social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. Birth years for the individuals listed range from 1875 to last year. Information in these records includes name, birth date, death date, and last known residence.).