William Calvin (1825-1905) & Rhoda Elizabeth Gustavus (1836-1916)

 

 

William Calvin and Rhoda Elizabeth Gustavus

 

William Calvin(1825-1905) & Rhoda Elizabeth Gustavus (1836-1916) Hartley, brother of George H. Hartley, left Mississippi and went to Texas in 1857, settleing in Robinson County taking up farming activities and continuing there util 1869, when thy sold out and moved to Coryell County, Texas where they also farmed.In 1876, they moved to San Saba county where he was one of the first cotton planters of the county. In 1902, he moved to tom Greene county, locating in Water Valley, ther becoming engaged in th truck farming business. He worked at that business until his death in 1906.

William Calvin was a soldier of the Confederacy during the Civil War, and passed throught a long enlistment period, seeing much of the harships of the war. Rhoda lived with her son, Judge John T. Hartley after the death of William Calvin

 

McArthur Cullen Ragsdale

Picture above was taken by McArthur Cullen Ragsdale, pictured at right. A professional photographer arrived in San Angelo in 1874. McArthur Cullen Ragsdale was born in South Carolina and moved with his family to Texas in search of business opportunities. He opened a photography shop in San Angelo, but he worked as an itinerant photographer for a number of years. As San Angelo grew, he stayed closer to home. This portrait show Ragsdale in his later years, when he still was resident of San Angelo. This narrative makes extensive use of his work. Ruffini and Ragsdale provided a sophisticated and artistic element to the growth of the city. (From Images of America: Early San Angelo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Calvin & Rhoda Hartley Gallery

Sheriff Charlie Hartley & Judge John Thomas Hartley
Sons of William Calvin & Rhoda Hartley, (Picture from Trenya Chase Hopkins)..

Judge John Taylor Hartley (1856-1919), George H. Hartley’s nephew. Son of George’s brother, William C. Hartley who went to Texas in 1857. He was a judge in San Saba, TX, 1908-16.
From “A History of Texas and Texans” Vol. 3, by Francis White Johnson, Edited by Eugene C. Barker, assisted by Ernest WilliamWinkler, American Historical Society, 1914

John Thomas Hartley (1856-1919), George W. Hartley’s nephew.  Son of George’s brother William C. Hartley who went to Texas in 1857. 

William Calvin Hartley, Jr., son of William Calvin & Rhoda Hartley, brother of Charlie & John on the right. (Picture from Lee Lassus).
Lillian Virginia Parisher Hartley(1871-1952), wife of William Calvin Hartley, Jr., and her daughter Vyrla Lee Hartley(1899-1989)
Lillian Virginia Parisher Hartley(1871-1952), wife of William Calvin Hartley, Jr.,
Eliza Adeline Gustavus (1832-), sister of Elizabeth Rhoda Gustavus Hartley
Sarah Elizabeth “Sallie” Hartley Taylor(1862-1943), daughter of William Calvin and Rhoda Hartley, (Picture from Trenya Chase Hopkins).
Pictured from left to right: Susie Eumric Taylor Williams with sons BJ , Ira & Pat held by Laura Mae Taylor. Joseph Earl Taylor is tall boy. Sarah Elizabeth "Sallie" Hartley Taylor sitting in wash tub. Susie, Laura and Joseph are Sallie’s children. Ditmore house, in 1916. (Picture from Trenya Chase Hopkins).
James Robert Taylor, father of Benjamin Sylvester Taylor who was husband of Sarah Elizabeth “Sallie” Hartley Taylor(1862-1943), daughter of William Calvin and Rhoda Hartley,

James Robert Taylor, father of Benjamin Sylvester Taylor who was husband of Sarah Elizabeth “Sallie” Hartley Taylor(1862-1943), daughter of William Calvin and Rhoda Hartley,

L to R:
Back- Benjamin J. and Ira Williams
Frt-John Ellis, Susie and Pat(Ocie?) Williams
(Picture from Trenya Chase Hopkins).
Laura Mae Taylor Freeman, daughter of Sallie Hartley Taylor(Picture from Trenya Chase Hopkins).
Claude Brice Jr., & Laura Mae Taylor, and Joseph Earl Taylor, two children of Sallie Hartley Taylor. Claude was Sallie’s grandson. His mother Letta Elizabeth, Sallie’s daughter died in childbirth. Sallie raised him.(Picture & Caption from Trenya Chase Hopkins). ca. 1910
Letta Elizabeth Brice(1885-1903), daughter of Sallie Hartley Taylor. Tragically she died in childbirth. Sallie raised her son Claude.(Picture & Caption from Trenya Chase Hopkins).
Spurgeon & Myrtle Louise Dillon Davis and Geraldine. Louise is granddaughter of Robert B. Varner, daughter of Lula Vicey Varner Dillon.
Kate Hartley (1877-) & Son Wayne (1898-). Wife of Charles Hartley, son of William Calvin & Rhoda Hartley (Picture from Trenya Chase Hopkins). ca. 1904

Elizabeth “Louisa” Hartley Moore (1878-). Daughter of William Calvin & Rhoda Hartley, (Picture from Trenya Chase Hopkins).

Joe Moore, Elizabeth “Louisa” Hartley’s husband. Son-in-law of William Calvin & Rhoda Hartley, (Picture from Trenya Chase Hopkins).

It is said that Joe R Moore Fled San Saba, Texas with his family after avenging the murder of his cousin by a gambler. He fled to Garvin, Oklahoma where he later became Sheriff Joe R. Moore. If anyone has documentation or more information about this event please contact me.
Story from:Travis Daniel Thompson, great-great-great grandson of Joe R. Moore

Joe & Elizabeth Hartley Moore’s Children: Newel, Rhoda and Delia. (Picture from Trenya Chase Hopkins).

Unknown. Hand and fingers are long suggesting a Hartley, (Picture from Trenya Chase Hopkins).

R to L: Lola Mary Taylor Adams & daughter Helen. Lola is daughter of Sallie Hartley Taylor (Picture from Trenya Chase Hopkins).

Kate Hartley (wife of Charlie Hartley), Laura Mae Taylor (1904-69), & Susie Taylor (1892-1963). Laura and Susie were daughters of Sarah Elizabeth Hartley and Benjamin Taylor.(Picture from Trenya Chase Hopkins).

Minnie Lee Taylor Ritter and mother Sallie Hartley Taylor (Picture from Trenya Chase Hopkins).
Alfred Claburne & Ola Wells Taylor. 1909. Note son at fence. (Picture from Trenya Chase Hopkins).
Alfred Claburne & Ola Wells Taylor. 1909. Note son at fence. (Picture from Trenya Chase Hopkins).
Alfred Claburne Taylor & Ola Wells Taylor( 50th Wedding Anniversary
28 December1959 , San Angelo, TX. (Picture from Trenya Chase Hopkins).
L to R: Susie Taylor Williams, Alfred Claburne & Ola Wells Taylor , Susie and Alfred were brother & Sister. (Picture from Trenya Chase Hopkins).

Alfred Claburne Taylor Jr. (1928-)
(Picture from Trenya Chase Hopkins).

Annie Beatrice Taylor Bowman(1887-), Sarah Hartley Taylor’s daughter. (Picture from Trenya Chase Hopkins).
Benjamin M. Taylor (1891-), child in picture above. ca. 1920. (Picture from Trenya Chase Hopkins).
Benjamin M. Taylor(1891-), and Mytle Cook (Picture from Trenya Chase Hopkins).
Laura (1904-) & Joseph Earl Taylor (1901-), Children of Sallie Hartley Taylor (Picture from Trenya Chase Hopkins).
Joseph Earl Taylor(1901-), son of Sallie Hartley Taylor (Picture from Trenya Chase Hopkins).
Minnie Taylor, Dec 25, 1894, Daughter of Sallie Hartley Taylor (Picture from Trenya Chase Hopkins).
Minnie Taylor Ritter, Daughter of Sallie Hartley Taylor (Picture from Trenya Chase Hopkins).
Sarah Elizabeth Hartley Taylor
Minnie Taylor Ritter, Daughter of Sallie Hartley Taylor (Picture from Trenya Chase Hopkins).