Richard R. Methvin

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  Plaques honoring O.H. Methvin, Sr. (son of Richard R.) in the courthouse lawn, Longview, Texas

Generation No. 1

1.  NATHAN  METHVIN was born in Edenburg, Scotland.

Notes for NATHAN METHVIN:
Nathan came to U.S. landing at New York City, down to Delaware, at Chesapeake Bay.   Married an English lady, had one son, and moved to Baldwin County, Georgia near Millidgeville.
 
Children of NATHAN METHVIN are:
2. i. RICHARD R.  METHVIN, b. Abt. 1794, Maryland.
 ii. DANIEL R. METHVIN.
 iii. THOMAS METHVIN.
 iv. BENJAMIN METHVIN.
 v. JOSEPH METHVIN.
 vi. PEGGY METHVIN.
 vii. COTTIE METHVIN.
 viii. WILLIAM L. METHVIN.
 

Generation No. 2

2.  RICHARD R.2 METHVIN (NATHAN1) was born Abt. 1794 in Maryland.  He married (1) MARTHA PERDUE May 19, 1814 in Baldwin Co. Georgia.  He married (2) LOUISA RILEY March 05, 1840 in Lowndes County, Alabama.

Notes for RICHARD R. METHVIN:
Richard R. Methvin was born about 1793-94 in Maryland (according to the 1850 Upshur County, Tx. census)  He was deaf and a wagonmaker.  His second wife was dead prior to the 1850 census, and he had the following living with him then,
M. Methvin a female age 9 born in Alabama, Margaret T. Methvin a female age 6 born in Alabama, and M. A. Riley female age 11 born in Georgia, who was probably his step-daughter.
 
Children of RICHARD METHVIN and MARTHA PERDUE are:
 i. JOHN3 METHVIN.

Notes for JOHN METHVIN:
John probably died in the Civil War in Virginia (according to the John F. Methvin Family History of 1932)

3. ii. OSSAMUS (OSSIE) HITCH METHVIN, b. March 10, 1815, Baldwin Co., Georgia; d. February 09, 1882, Gregg Co. Tx..
 
Children of RICHARD METHVIN and LOUISA RILEY are:
 iii. M.3 METHVIN, b. Abt. 1841.
 iv. MARGARET J. METHVIN, b. Abt. 1844.

Notes for MARGARET J. METHVIN:
Living with O.H. Methvin and family in 1860, Upshur County, Tx.  Called Joanna in 1860 census, age 26.
 

Generation No. 3

3.  OSSAMUS (OSSIE) HITCH3 METHVIN (RICHARD R.2, NATHAN1) was born March 10, 1815 in Baldwin Co., Georgia, and died February 09, 1882 in Gregg Co. Tx..  He married MARGARET R. PERREAU.

Notes for OSSAMUS (OSSIE) HITCH METHVIN:
   The Founding of Longview, Texas

O.H. Methvin and his wife Margaret R., deeded to the Southern Pacific Railroad Company, 100 acres of land on April 7, 1870 (deeded July 15, 1872) for $500 in gold.  Methvin built a three story house on top of Rock Hill, which was located between what is now High Streetand Center Street.  O.H., and a railroad surveyor were sitting on Methvin's porch on Rock Hill, when the surveyor exclaimed, "My, what a long view you have from here!"  That was the beginning of the name Longview."  The street that travels in from of the courthouse is named Methvin Street.  This was sworn to in a statement by William Wyatt Pierce, the nephew and adopted son of O.H. and Margaret Methvin.  It states:
The State of Texas, County of Gregg
Before me, the undersigned authority, on this day personally appeared William Wyatt Pierce, who being by me duly sworn on oath says: that he was born on February 24, 1868; that upon the death of his mother and father occurring when affiant was under the age of two years, that O.H. Methvin, Sr., and his wife, Margaret Methvin, reared him to manhood; that affiant often heard O.H. Methvin, Sr. say that the name of Longview was applied to the newly platted townsite from the fact that standing on rock Hill, as commonly called, a long distance view could be seen; that Rock Hill, as situated on the North boundary of the townsite, was at the time of elevation quite high above the surrounding surface of the ground.
William Wyatt Pierce.  subscribed and sworn to before me at Longview, Texas, this the 9th day of september, A.D. 1942.  Frank Bolton, Notary Public, Gregg County, Texas.
O.H. and wife raised his sister's children, Margaret Pierce born about 1858, George Pierce born about 1861, and William born in 1868.

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                                                                    O.H. Jr. & O.H. Sr. in front of their Longview Texas store

More About OSSAMUS (OSSIE) HITCH METHVIN:
Fact 1: Buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Longview, Tx.
 
Children of OSSAMUS METHVIN and MARGARET PERREAU are:
 i. JOHN BAILEY4 METHVIN, b. Abt. 1838, Alabama; m. MARUDY.

Notes for JOHN BAILEY METHVIN:
John and Marudy Methvin were living with John and Ann Miles family in 1860, Upshur County, Tx.  John died in Battle of Lookout Mountain, Tn. in 1863.

 ii. JAMES METHVIN, b. Abt. 1841.
 iii. WILLIAM A. METHVIN, b. Abt. 1843.
4. iv. OSSAMUS H. (JR.) METHVIN, b. November 06, 1852, Upshur County, Tx; d. December 12, 1910, Longview, Tx..
5. v. BOLING JEFFERSON METHVIN, b. Abt. 1853.
 vi. HENRY ALEXANDER METHVIN, b. Abt. 1856; m. MATTIE LUM, April 22, 1884, Gregg Co. Tx..

More About HENRY ALEXANDER METHVIN:
Fact 1: Helped supervise the building of Methodist Church in Longview
Fact 2: Preacher

6. vii. MARGARET METHVIN, b. June 1860, Texas.
 

Generation No. 4

4.  OSSAMUS H. (JR.)4 METHVIN (OSSAMUS (OSSIE) HITCH3, RICHARD R.2, NATHAN1) was born November 06, 1852 in Upshur County, Tx, and died December 12, 1910 in Longview, Tx..   He married ANNA CROUCH.

More About OSSAMUS H. (JR.) METHVIN:
Fact 1: Merchant/grocer
Fact 2: Suffered for 15 days with pneumonia before his death
Fact 3: Buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Longview
Fact 4: Many years owned a grist mill and gin.OHJr&wife.jpg (797214 bytes) O.H and wife Anna Crouch Methvin

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Anna Crouch Methvin                             Front: Alta, Middle: O.H.Jr., Anna Frances & Pearl, Top:Garland, Anna Lou, Delphine, Lizzie

                                                                   

 
Children of OSSAMUS METHVIN and ANNA CROUCH are:
 i. EMMA PEARL5 METHVIN, b. August 09, 1873, Longview, Tx.; d. January 27, 1949, Smith Co., Tx; m. (1) WILLIAM M. GIBSON, October 20, 1890, Gregg Co. Tx.; m. (2) JOHN THOMAS HANSON, December 15, 1894, Gregg Co. Tx..
 ii. ANNIE LOU METHVIN, b. July 18, 1875; m. H.F. BASS, March 05, 1895, Longview, Tx..
 iii. MARGARET GARLAND METHVIN, b. November 09, 1877; m. DELESDERNIER.
 iv. JOHN CROUCH METHVIN, b. September 13, 1879; d. March 25, 1880.
 v. HENRY ALEXANDER METHVIN, b. March 09, 1881; d. January 27, 1962.

More About HENRY ALEXANDER METHVIN:
Fact 1: Street car driver in 1900/Longview

 vi. OSSAMUS HITCH METHVIN, b. September 15, 1883.
 vii. LIZZIE H. METHVIN, b. October 19, 1884, Longview, Tx.; d. March 03, 1957; m. JAMES ALTON HOLLOWAY.

More About LIZZIE H. METHVIN:
Fact 1: Lived at 423 North Center St. Longview, Tx.
Fact 2: member First Christian Church
Fact 3: buried Grace Hill Cemetery
Fact 4: graduated Longview High, 1903

 viii. DELPHINE METHVIN, b. March 1889; d. February 10, 1971; m. ? FISHER.
 ix. ALTA METHVIN, b. May 1893; m. ? MILLER.

 

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      Margaret Garland Methvin DeLesderninier                     Lizzie Methvin Holloway

5.  BOLING JEFFERSON4 METHVIN (OSSAMUS (OSSIE) HITCH3, RICHARD R.2, NATHAN1) was born Abt. 1853.  He married E.S. (BESSIE).

More About E.S. (BESSIE):
Fact 1: Had 7 children, 5 living in 1900
 
Children of BOLING METHVIN and E.S. (BESSIE) are:
 i. BELLE5 METHVIN, b. 1873; m. JACOB J. FISHER, December 01, 1893, Gregg Co. Tx..
 ii. WADE METHVIN, b. 1876.
 iii. BOLING METHVIN, b. May 1878.
 iv. CARRIE ELIZABETH METHVIN, b. 1881.
 v. PAUL METHVIN, b. February 1888, Longview, Tx.; d. January 12, 1908, Longview, Tx..

More About PAUL METHVIN:
Fact 1: Died of pneumonia, after 9 days of illness.
Fact 2: Buried in Greenwood Cemetery

6.  MARGARET4 METHVIN (OSSAMUS (OSSIE) HITCH3, RICHARD R.2, NATHAN1) was born June 1860 in Texas.  She married MADISON F. CAPPS July 18, 1877 in Gregg Co. Tx..
 
Children of MARGARET METHVIN and MADISON CAPPS are:
 i. JEWEL5 CAPPS, b. February 1879.
 ii. FRANK CAPPS, b. February 1885.
 iii. NORMA CAPPS, b. June 1888.
 iv. GREEN CAPPS, b. February 1890.
 v. AUBRY CAPPS, b. Abt. 1893.
 vi. CAREY CAPPS, b. Abt. 1893.

More About CAREY CAPPS:
Fact 1: Resturant clerk in 1910 working for his grandfather Ossie Methvin, Jr.

 vii. SIDNEY CAPPS, b. Abt. 1895.
 viii. MIRANDA CAPPS, b. Abt. 1897.

Generation No. 4

 

6. EMMA PEARL5 METHVIN (OSSAMUS H. METHVIN4 JR., OSSAMUS (OSSIE) HITCH3 METHVIN, RICHARD R.2, NATHAN1) was born August 09, 1873 in Longview, Tx., and died January 27, 1949 in Smith Co., Tx. She married (1) WILLIAM M. GIBSON October 20, 1893 in Gregg Co. Tx.. She married (2) JOHN THOMAS HANSON December 15, 1894 in Gregg Co. Tx., son of THOMAS HANSON and AMANDA MORGAN.

 

Children of EMMA METHVIN and JOHN HANSON are:

i. OSSIE H.6 HANSON, b. Abt. 1896.

ii. JACK HANSON, b. Abt. 1898.

iii. LEON HANSON, b. Abt. 1900.

iv. FRANK B. HANSON, b. Abt. 1902.

v. SIDNEY L. HANSON, b. Abt. 1905.

vi. UNNAMED INFANT HANSON.

vii. ERMA PEARL HANSON, b. Abt. 1907.

viii. LIZZIE HANSON.

 

7. LIZZIE H.5 METHVIN (OSSAMUS H. METHVIN4 JR., OSSAMUS (OSSIE) HITCH3 METHVIN, RICHARD R.2, NATHAN1) was born October 19, 1884 in Longview, Tx., and died March 03, 1957. She married JAMES ALTON HOLLOWAY.

More About LIZZIE H. METHVIN:

Fact 1: Lived at 423 North Center St. Longview, Tx.

Fact 2: member First Christian Church

Fact 3: buried Grace Hill Cemetery

Fact 4: graduated Longview High, 1903

 

Children of LIZZIE METHVIN and JAMES HOLLOWAY are:

i. RUTH6 HOLLOWAY.

ii. BARBARA HOLLOWAY.

iii. LOWELL HOLLOWAY.

iv. WILLIAM HOLLOWAY.

v. MILTON HOLLOWAY.

RICHARD R. METHVIN went to Texas around 1825 and settled in Gregg County. There he purchased twelve hundred acres of land on which the town of Longview was laid out and built. He gave the county the cite on which the courthouse is built in the center of Broad St, and he built his home at the north end of Broad St., and died there several years before the civil war. Having lost my diary, I don't remember the date of his death. He left a wife who did not survive him long. He had two sons, O.H. and John Methvin. John was killed in the civil war in Virginia. The estate fell to O.H. Methvin. When the Texas and Pacific Railway was built it ran through Longview. O.H. Methvin gave the railway company the depot cite and several alternate lots in Longview to locate the depot at the south end of Broad Street. O.H. Methvin was a Methodist minister; While in life he gave the lot and built a large brick church upon the lot at his expense and then deeded it to the trustees of the church and their successors in perputuity. He died as I remember, in 1879, leaving his wife, four sons and one daughter, all of whom were living in Longview in May 1882 at which time I spent several days with the family.  (From the History of the Methvin Family by John F. Methvin, 1932)

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