Update From Alfred Ellis

December 24, 2018

My grandfather, Alfred (Bud) Ellis was a first cousin to Luther Ellis’ adopted father William.
I have an Ellis reunion photo which includes my grandfather Bud Ellis, Luther Ellis, and the Rev. Charlie Dean(WZOB game). I knew there was some connection of Luther and Charlie, but just didn’t how?. I think I finally made the connection.

Charlie Dean was the son of Lorenzo Dean. Thus Lottie Dean was the aunt of Charlie Dean who preached on WZOB radio for many years.

Charlie Dean burial correction CHARLIE DEAN is buried in the Walnut Grove Cemetery. His father Lorenzo is buried at Wesley’s Chapel. Charlie Dean’s Aunt Lottie Dean Watkins Lankford is buried  in the Lankford Cemetery.


Bouldins of Valley Head

My grandfather was Abraham Lincoln Bouldin, and based on my research was the the son of Elijah Jackson Bouldin and Effy Emilene Hill Bouldin. Grandpa Abe moved from Alabama to Oklahoma married Annis Patience Edwards in Chickasaw Indian Territory, then moved his family to the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, where he died Jan. 16, 1927 and is buried in Combes Cemetery, Cameron County, Texas.  I plan to visit the area later this summer and would love to be able to see where my grandfather grew up.

Contributor: Susan Brotzman  Jul 6, 2015