David M. Bliss (?)1

M, #6151, b. 17 July 1845
Last Edited=16 Mar 2009
     David M. Bliss (?) was born on 17 July 1845 at Lima, Allen Co., Ohio.1 He married Mary A. Lytle, daughter of Robert Lytle and Hannah Knox, on 5 January 1867.1
     DAVID M. BLISS, farmer, P. O. Delphos, was born at Lima, Ohio, July 17, 1845; son of Col. Lester and Belinda (Hover) Bliss. From the high schools of the county, he entered the Ohio Wesleyan University, at Delaware, studying there two years. He spent some time reading law, with the intention of following the legal profession, but eventually engaged in mercantile business at Delphos, for a year and a half, then went to Sidney, Ohio, and edited the Sidney Journal for over a year, after which time he returned to this county, and turned his attention to farming and breeding shorthorn thorough-bred cattle, of the Lady Elizabeth stock. Mr. Bliss served the people as justice of the peace and township treasurer etc. He was married January 5, 1867, to Mary A. Lytle, who died nine months later without issue. She was a daughter of R. K. Lytle, of Delphos. Our subject's second marriage occurred September 20, 1869, with Alice J. Neel, who was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, September 10, 1845, and by this union were born five children: Lester L., born August 10, 1870; Neel V., born March 28, 1872; Charles M. and Morgan C. (twins), born September 11, 1876, died in infancy; and Mary Aldulia, born November 15,1878. Our subject is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In politics, he is a Democrat.1

Citations

  1. [S1918] M. A. Leeson, History of Allen County, Ohio Containing a History of the County, Its Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, Churches, Industries, Etc., Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men, Biographies, History of the Northwest Territory, History of Ohio, Statistical and Miscellaneous Matter, Etc., Etc ... (Chicago, Illinois: Warner, Beers & Co.,, 1885), page 620. Hereinafter cited as History of Allen County, Ohio.

Margaret (?)

F, #6152, b. circa 1843
Last Edited=19 Mar 2009
     Margaret (?) was born circa 1843 at Pennsylvania; estimated birth date from 1880 Census. She married Thornton Harn, son of Richard Williams Harn and Lucrita Cannon, circa 1864.
     As of circa 1865,her married name was Harn.

Children of Margaret (?) and Thornton Harn

Ada Harn

F, #6153, b. 1865
Last Edited=19 Mar 2009
Relationships
4th cousin 1 time removed of Steven Harn Redman
3rd great-granddaughter of John Hearn
     Ada Harn was born in 1865 at Pennsylvania; estimated birth date from 1880 Census. She was the daughter of Thornton Harn and Margaret (?)

William Harn

M, #6154, b. 1866
Last Edited=19 Mar 2009
Relationships
4th cousin 1 time removed of Steven Harn Redman
3rd great-grandson of John Hearn
     William Harn was born in 1866 at Pennsylvania; estimated birth date from 1880 Census. He was the son of Thornton Harn and Margaret (?)

Nellie Harn

F, #6155, b. 1868
Last Edited=19 Mar 2009
Relationships
4th cousin 1 time removed of Steven Harn Redman
3rd great-granddaughter of John Hearn
     Nellie Harn was born in 1868 at Pennsylvania; estimated birth date from 1880 Census. She was the daughter of Thornton Harn and Margaret (?)

Alice Harn

F, #6156, b. 1870
Last Edited=19 Mar 2009
Relationships
4th cousin 1 time removed of Steven Harn Redman
3rd great-granddaughter of John Hearn
     Alice Harn was born in 1870 at Pennsylvania; estimated birth date from 1880 Census. She was the daughter of Thornton Harn and Margaret (?)

Lula Harn

F, #6157, b. 15 January 1871, d. 28 July 1937
Last Edited=7 Aug 2019
Relationships
4th cousin 1 time removed of Steven Harn Redman
3rd great-granddaughter of John Hearn
     Lula Harn married Eliza Denver Stansbury. Lula Harn was born on 15 January 1871 at West Bridgewater, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Thornton Harn and Margaret (?) Lula Harn died on 28 July 1937 at West Bridgewater, Pennsylvania, at age 66.
     Her married name was Stansbury.

May Harn

F, #6158, b. 1875
Last Edited=19 Mar 2009
Relationships
4th cousin 1 time removed of Steven Harn Redman
3rd great-granddaughter of John Hearn
     May Harn was born in 1875 at Pennsylvania; estimated birth date from 1880 Census. She was the daughter of Thornton Harn and Margaret (?)

Lida Harn

F, #6159, b. 1877
Last Edited=19 Mar 2009
Relationships
4th cousin 1 time removed of Steven Harn Redman
3rd great-granddaughter of John Hearn
     Lida Harn was born in 1877 at Pennsylvania; estimated birth date from 1880 Census. She was the daughter of Thornton Harn and Margaret (?)

Thornton Harn

M, #6160, b. 1 February 1879, d. 28 April 1954
Last Edited=7 Aug 2019
Relationships
4th cousin 1 time removed of Steven Harn Redman
3rd great-grandson of John Hearn
     Thornton Harn married Mary Emma Gilliland. Thornton Harn was born on 1 February 1879 at West Bridgewater, Pennsylvania; estimated birth date from 1880 Census. He was the son of Thornton Harn and Margaret (?) Thornton Harn died on 28 April 1954 at Beaver Falls Hospital, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, at age 75.

Child of Thornton Harn and Mary Emma Gilliland

Margaret Morris1

F, #6161, b. 2 March 1868, d. 26 March 1970
Last Edited=22 Mar 2009
     Margaret Morris was born on 2 March 1868.1 She was born in March 1869 at Texas; info from 1900 Texas Census. She married Camp Collins Harn, son of Dr. Allen Duval Harn and Josephine Camp, in 1888. Margaret Morris died on 26 March 1970 at Texas at age 102.1 She was buried at Oakwood Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas; (sec 3, lot 547.)1
     Margaret Morris was also known as Maggie. As of 1888,her married name was Harn.

Census

CensusDatePlace
CensusJune 1900Houston, Travis Co., Texas, lists Camp C. Harn as born Dec 1867 in Texas, married 12-years, occupation of Conductor; wife Maggie born Mar 1869 in Texas, married 12-years, 3 children; daughter Lucile born Nov 1888 in Texas; son Morris born Nov 1891; and son Collie Nov 1895 in Texas
Census18 April 1910Austin, Travis Co., Texas, Lists Camp Harn as 40-years old born in Texas, railroad conductor; wife Maggie 38 years old, had 5 children which 4 still living; daughter Lucile 18 years old; son Morris 16 years old, son Collie 13 years old; daughter Lavelle 7 years old
Census6 January 1920Austin, Travis Co., Texas, lists Margaret Harn as head-of-household, widow, 50 years old and born in Texas; daughter Lucile 30 years old, born in Texas, music teacher and single; son Morris 28 years old, born in Texas and single; son Collins 23 years old, born in Texas and single; daughter May Belle 17 years old and born in Texas

Children of Margaret Morris and Camp Collins Harn

Citations

  1. [S1920] Nancy (Harn) Berman, "Email from Nancy (Harn) Berman 11Apr2006," e-mail message from e-mail address (n/a) to Steven Harn Redman, 11 Apr 2006. Hereinafter cited as "Email from Nancy (Harn) Berman 11Apr2006."

Lucile Harn

F, #6162, b. November 1888
Last Edited=19 Mar 2009
Relationships
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Steven Harn Redman
3rd great-granddaughter of John Hearn
     Lucile Harn was born in November 1888 at Texas; info from 1900 Texas Census. She was the daughter of Camp Collins Harn and Margaret Morris.

Census

CensusDatePlace
CensusJune 1900Houston, Travis Co., Texas, lists Camp C. Harn as born Dec 1867 in Texas, married 12-years, occupation of Conductor; wife Maggie born Mar 1869 in Texas, married 12-years, 3 children; daughter Lucile born Nov 1888 in Texas; son Morris born Nov 1891; and son Collie Nov 1895 in Texas
Census18 April 1910Austin, Travis Co., Texas, Lists Camp Harn as 40-years old born in Texas, railroad conductor; wife Maggie 38 years old, had 5 children which 4 still living; daughter Lucile 18 years old; son Morris 16 years old, son Collie 13 years old; daughter Lavelle 7 years old
Census6 January 1920Austin, Travis Co., Texas, lists Margaret Harn as head-of-household, widow, 50 years old and born in Texas; daughter Lucile 30 years old, born in Texas, music teacher and single; son Morris 28 years old, born in Texas and single; son Collins 23 years old, born in Texas and single; daughter May Belle 17 years old and born in Texas

Morris Harn

M, #6163, b. 29 November 1891
Last Edited=19 Mar 2009
Relationships
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Steven Harn Redman
3rd great-grandson of John Hearn
     Morris Harn was born in November 1891 at Texas; info from 1900 Texas Census. He was born on 29 November 1891 at Austin, Travis Co., Texas; info from WWI Draft Registration Card. He was the son of Camp Collins Harn and Margaret Morris.
     World War I Draft Registration Card for Morris Harn in 1917, lists birthdate as 29 Nov 1891 in Austin Texas, single, states he is crippled in hip.

Census

CensusDatePlace
CensusJune 1900Houston, Travis Co., Texas, lists Camp C. Harn as born Dec 1867 in Texas, married 12-years, occupation of Conductor; wife Maggie born Mar 1869 in Texas, married 12-years, 3 children; daughter Lucile born Nov 1888 in Texas; son Morris born Nov 1891; and son Collie Nov 1895 in Texas
Census18 April 1910Austin, Travis Co., Texas, Lists Camp Harn as 40-years old born in Texas, railroad conductor; wife Maggie 38 years old, had 5 children which 4 still living; daughter Lucile 18 years old; son Morris 16 years old, son Collie 13 years old; daughter Lavelle 7 years old
Census6 January 1920Austin, Travis Co., Texas
Census6 January 1920Austin, Travis Co., Texas, lists Margaret Harn as head-of-household, widow, 50 years old and born in Texas; daughter Lucile 30 years old, born in Texas, music teacher and single; son Morris 28 years old, born in Texas and single; son Collins 23 years old, born in Texas and single; daughter May Belle 17 years old and born in Texas

Collie Camp Harn Jr.

M, #6164, b. 14 December 1895, d. 13 December 1973
Last Edited=11 Jan 2014
Relationships
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Steven Harn Redman
3rd great-grandson of John Hearn
     Collie Camp Harn Jr. was born in November 1895 at Texas. He was born on 14 December 1895 at Austin, Travis Co., Texas; info from WWI Draft Registration Card. He was the son of Camp Collins Harn and Margaret Morris. Collie Camp Harn Jr. married Lillie Elvera Frederickson circa 1927. Collie Camp Harn Jr. died on 13 December 1973 at Texas at age 77. He was buried at Austin Memorial Park Cemetery, Austin, Travis Co., Texas; Plot: 8, 26, 6.
     World War I Draft Registration Card for Callie Camp Harn in 1918, lists birthdate as 14 Dec 1895 in Austin Texas, single; physical description of tall, slender, blue eyes.

Census

CensusDatePlace
CensusJune 1900Houston, Travis Co., Texas, lists Camp C. Harn as born Dec 1867 in Texas, married 12-years, occupation of Conductor; wife Maggie born Mar 1869 in Texas, married 12-years, 3 children; daughter Lucile born Nov 1888 in Texas; son Morris born Nov 1891; and son Collie Nov 1895 in Texas
Census18 April 1910Austin, Travis Co., Texas, Lists Camp Harn as 40-years old born in Texas, railroad conductor; wife Maggie 38 years old, had 5 children which 4 still living; daughter Lucile 18 years old; son Morris 16 years old, son Collie 13 years old; daughter Lavelle 7 years old
Census6 January 1920Austin, Travis Co., Texas, lists Margaret Harn as head-of-household, widow, 50 years old and born in Texas; daughter Lucile 30 years old, born in Texas, music teacher and single; son Morris 28 years old, born in Texas and single; son Collins 23 years old, born in Texas and single; daughter May Belle 17 years old and born in Texas
Census9 April 1930Austin, Travis Co., Texas, Lists Collie C. Harn as head-of-household, 34 years old, born in Texas, 31 years old at first marriage; wife Elvera 26 years old, born in Texas, 16 years old at first marriage; daughter Vera 3 months old, born in Texas; stepson Marvin Fisher 7 years old, born in Texas; stepson Wilford Fisher 5 years old, born in Texas

Child of Collie Camp Harn Jr. and Lillie Elvera Frederickson

Lavelle Harn

F, #6165, b. 1903
Last Edited=19 Mar 2009
Relationships
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Steven Harn Redman
3rd great-granddaughter of John Hearn
     Lavelle Harn was born in 1903 at Texas; estimated year of birth from 1910 Texas Census. She was the daughter of Camp Collins Harn and Margaret Morris.

Census

CensusDatePlace
Census18 April 1910Austin, Travis Co., Texas, Lists Camp Harn as 40-years old born in Texas, railroad conductor; wife Maggie 38 years old, had 5 children which 4 still living; daughter Lucile 18 years old; son Morris 16 years old, son Collie 13 years old; daughter Lavelle 7 years old

May Belle Harn

F, #6166, b. 1903
Last Edited=19 Mar 2009
Relationships
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Steven Harn Redman
3rd great-granddaughter of John Hearn
     May Belle Harn was born in 1903 at Texas; estimated year of birth from 1920 Texas Census. She was the daughter of Camp Collins Harn and Margaret Morris.

Census

CensusDatePlace
Census6 January 1920Austin, Travis Co., Texas, lists Margaret Harn as head-of-household, widow, 50 years old and born in Texas; daughter Lucile 30 years old, born in Texas, music teacher and single; son Morris 28 years old, born in Texas and single; son Collins 23 years old, born in Texas and single; daughter May Belle 17 years old and born in Texas

Lillie Elvera Frederickson

F, #6167, b. 8 December 1903, d. 24 January 1955
Last Edited=11 Jan 2014
     Lillie Elvera Frederickson was born on 8 December 1903 at Travis Co., Texas. She was born in 1904 at Texas. She married Collie Camp Harn Jr., son of Camp Collins Harn and Margaret Morris, circa 1927. Lillie Elvera Frederickson died on 24 January 1955 at Austin, Travis Co., Texas, at age 51. She was buried at Austin Memorial Park Cemetery, Austin, Travis Co., Texas; Plot: 8, 26, 5.
     As of circa 1927,her married name was Harn.

Census

CensusDatePlace
Census9 April 1930Austin, Travis Co., Texas, Lists Collie C. Harn as head-of-household, 34 years old, born in Texas, 31 years old at first marriage; wife Elvera 26 years old, born in Texas, 16 years old at first marriage; daughter Vera 3 months old, born in Texas; stepson Marvin Fisher 7 years old, born in Texas; stepson Wilford Fisher 5 years old, born in Texas

Child of Lillie Elvera Frederickson and Collie Camp Harn Jr.

Vera Harn

F, #6168
Last Edited=13 Sep 2014
Relationships
4th cousin of Steven Harn Redman
4th great-granddaughter of John Hearn
     Vera Harn is the daughter of Collie Camp Harn Jr. and Lillie Elvera Frederickson.

Alice Elliget1

F, #6169
Last Edited=29 Oct 2018
Relationships
3rd cousin 2 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
Great-grandniece of Jacob Rupel
Alice Ruple (photo received from Chris Treadway 27Sep2009)
Alice Ruple (photo received from Chris Treadway 27Sep2009)
     Alice Elliget was the daughter of (?) Elliget and Bertha Annette Ruple.1

Citations

  1. [S1919] Chris Treadway, "Email from Chris Treadway 27Sep2006," e-mail message from e-mail address (n/a) to Steven Harn Redman, 27 Seo 2006. Hereinafter cited as "Email from Chris Treadway 27Sep2006."

Anna Harrison Barnitz1

F, #6170, b. 14 July 1881, d. 28 October 1969
Last Edited=2 Dec 2012
     Anna Harrison Barnitz was born on 14 July 1881 at Ft. McKinney, Johnson Co., Wyoming.1 She was the daughter of Dr. Henry Dangerfield Barnitz and Wilhemina Magill.1 Anna Harrison Barnitz married Levi O. Harn, son of Dr. Allen Duval Harn and Josephine Camp, on 10 December 1901 at San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas.2 Anna Harrison Barnitz married August Rheberg.1 Anna Harrison Barnitz and Levi O. Harn were divorced on 5 May 1913 at San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas.3 Anna Harrison Barnitz died on 28 October 1969 at San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas, at age 88.1 She was buried on 31 October 1969 at Mission Burial Park, San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas.
     Anna Harrison Barnitz was also known as Rehberg.1 Notes for Anna Harrison Barnitz:


BIOGRAPHY: Annie's father was a doctor. After her first husband died, she married Antoniette Halamuda's uncle, August Rheberg. (Antoniette was Kathleen Gerhardt's best friend, from school to death.)1 As of 10 December 1901,her married name was Harn.1 Her married name was Rheberg.1 As of 1920, Anna Harrison Barnitz lived at San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas; 1920 Census (San Antonio, TX) Annie listed as head of household, living with children Barnitz and Richard. Marital status: widow. Listed as born in Montana. Occupation listed as filing clerk for US government. Rented
home.

DEATH: Obituary San Antonio Light, Oct 30, 1969 pg 42
Rehberg: Mrs. Annie B. Rehberg, 352 Tuttle Rd., daughter of Dr. Harry Dangerfield Barnitz, founder of Southwest Medical Assn., born in Ft. McKinley, Wyo, July 14, 1881 passed away Tues, Oct 28, 1969 in a local
hospital at the age of 88 yrs. The remains will lie in state in Alamo Chapels until Friday Oct 31st at 9 a.m. at which time they will be taken to St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 4427 Moana Dr, where Requiem Mass will
be offered at 10 a.m., Rev. Terence Nolan as celebrant. Survivors: son, Richard B. Harn; sisters, Mrs. Augustua Armer, Houston, TX; Mrs. Rose Meehan, Pasadena, CA; 7 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren. Mrs. Rehberg was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church and had been a resident of San Antonio for the past 80 years. Pallbearers will be Richard B Harn II, H. L. Rehberg, Magill Armer, Harry Armer, Frank Futtrell and Al Domongue. Honorary pallbearers will be Patrick J Harn, Major John F Reinert, Elmer Gerhardt, Bill Futtrell, Col. Obra L Longley (Ret), Major Herman F Byron (ret) and Maurice Glende. Services under the direction of the Cude Family. Houston, Texas; Pasadena, CA and Omaha, Neb papers, please copy.

Typo to birthplace name in obit. should be Fort McKinney, which is 3 miles northwest of Buffalo, WY. (The fort served as a peace keeping presence in the Big Horn area until it was abandoned in 1894 (some Buffalo
residents thought this was in reprisal for their role in the 1892 Johnson County War.) The site (with three original buildings) is now the Wyoming Soldiers and Sailors home.) The cause of death was congestive cardiac failure, hypertensive heart disease (30 years), generalized arteriosclerosis (30 years), osteoporosis & osteo arthritis.1 Her Social Security Number was 467-74-4477.

Census

CensusDatePlace
Census1930San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas, 1930 Census (San Antonio, TX). Family lived at 284 Primera Dr. Owned home valued at $7000. August Rehberg & Annie lived with her mother, Wilhemina M. Barnitz, a widow. Annie listed as doing clerical work.
August listed as draftman for engineering.1

Child of Anna Harrison Barnitz and Levi O. Harn

Citations

  1. [S1920] Nancy (Harn) Berman, "Email from Nancy (Harn) Berman 11Apr2006," e-mail message from e-mail address (n/a) to Steven Harn Redman, 11 Apr 2006. Hereinafter cited as "Email from Nancy (Harn) Berman 11Apr2006."
  2. [S1920] Nancy (Harn) Berman, "Email from Nancy (Harn) Berman 11Apr2006," e-mail to Steven Harn Redman, 11 Apr 2006, marriage record.
  3. [S1920] Nancy (Harn) Berman, "Email from Nancy (Harn) Berman 11Apr2006," e-mail to Steven Harn Redman, 11 Apr 2006, divorce record.

Dr. Henry Dangerfield Barnitz1

M, #6171
Last Edited=29 Apr 2013
     Dr. Henry Dangerfield Barnitz married Wilhemina Magill.

Census

CensusDatePlace
Census1900San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas, 1900 Census (San Antonio, TX) Family lived at 228 Lexington Ave (rented home). Henry & Wilhemina lived with 6 children (had 8, with 8 living): Augusta, Annie, Harry, Rose, Wilhemina and Richard. Son Harry and younger children all born in Texas. Annie listed as born in Wyoming.1

Child of Dr. Henry Dangerfield Barnitz and Wilhemina Magill

Citations

  1. [S1920] Nancy (Harn) Berman, "Email from Nancy (Harn) Berman 11Apr2006," e-mail message from e-mail address (n/a) to Steven Harn Redman, 11 Apr 2006. Hereinafter cited as "Email from Nancy (Harn) Berman 11Apr2006."

Wilhemina Magill1

F, #6172
Last Edited=22 Mar 2009
     Wilhemina Magill married Dr. Henry Dangerfield Barnitz.
     Her married name was Barnitz.

Child of Wilhemina Magill and Dr. Henry Dangerfield Barnitz

Citations

  1. [S1920] Nancy (Harn) Berman, "Email from Nancy (Harn) Berman 11Apr2006," e-mail message from e-mail address (n/a) to Steven Harn Redman, 11 Apr 2006. Hereinafter cited as "Email from Nancy (Harn) Berman 11Apr2006."

Annie B. Rehberg1

F, #6173
Last Edited=28 Oct 2018
     Annie B. Rehberg married Levi O. Harn, son of Dr. Allen Duval Harn and Josephine Camp.1
     Notes for Levy O Harn:
PARENTAGE: Carolyn Gerhardt Harn wedding book lists Levy Harn and Annie B. Rehberg as parents of Richard B Harn I. Her married name was Harn.1

Citations

  1. [S1920] Nancy (Harn) Berman, "Email from Nancy (Harn) Berman 11Apr2006," e-mail message from e-mail address (n/a) to Steven Harn Redman, 11 Apr 2006. Hereinafter cited as "Email from Nancy (Harn) Berman 11Apr2006."

August Rheberg1

M, #6174
Last Edited=21 Oct 2018
     August Rheberg married Anna Harrison Barnitz, daughter of Dr. Henry Dangerfield Barnitz and Wilhemina Magill.1

Citations

  1. [S1920] Nancy (Harn) Berman, "Email from Nancy (Harn) Berman 11Apr2006," e-mail message from e-mail address (n/a) to Steven Harn Redman, 11 Apr 2006. Hereinafter cited as "Email from Nancy (Harn) Berman 11Apr2006."

Ira Malcolm Camp1

M, #6175, b. 1 July 1811, d. 21 January 1895
Last Edited=2 Dec 2012
     Ira Malcolm Camp was born on 1 July 1811 at Hancock Co., Georgia.1 He married Eliza Collins.1 Ira Malcolm Camp died on 21 January 1895 at Navasota, Grimes Co., Texas, at age 83.1 He was buried at Camp Family Cemetery, Grimes Co., Texas.2
     Foster-Weir House

Listed in National Register
E of Navasota on TX 90
The Foster - Wier House, built in 1859, is an example of vernacular Texas Greek Revival architecture. It faces
northwest on State Highway 90. The house is a detached, one and one-half story dwelling on piers with a cellar
and three native sandstone chimneys, two located on the north side and one on the south side of the house.
Originally there were four chimneys (accommodating the cellar and the first floor) on each side, but two were
removed at an indeterminable date. In the early 1900s, the back porch was enclosed, and the bath and the
originally detached kitchen were added to the rear. In 1971, the house was rehabilitated to its present condition.
A large porch runs across the front of the structure. It is supported by six simply designed white columns. The
front door, symmetrically centered on the porch, has triple lights on each side, with a decorative wood panel
approximately one foot off the porch floor. The door is flanked by two large double-hung, 6/6 windows, two
small windows upstairs and three larger windows downstairs, all with screens. The south, rear chimney originally
was located between the back window and the cellar steps. On the north side are four screened windows, three
6/6, double- hung windows which are part of the added kitchen. The front chimney on the north side has recently
been rebuilt. the back of the house has a door and six screened windows. Three windows are large 6/6, double-hung,
two are 3/3, double- hung, and one is 4/4, double-hung. Originally, a small porch was located to the rear,
but only the original ceiling remains. Three dormer windows across the front are symmetrically spaced and are
double-hung with 6/6 panes.
The floor plan, two rooms deep, with a wide central hallway, makes excellent use of the northwest winds. The
rooms on the west side have always been used as bedrooms. Each has a closet. On the east side are the front
parlor and the informal dining room. The second floor was used mainly for storage until it was completed in
1971. The cellar, only one-half underground, was used as the formal dining room with a food storage room
toward the rear. The underground cistern is located in this cellar storage room. The house is presently painted
white with brown shutters.
The remaining out buildings, which are considered contributing to the historical integrity of the structure, are the
ruins of a cotton gin and an underground cistern. The cistern, located approximately 200 feet from the house, was
part of the commissary building. Only the lower, stone portion of the cotton gin remains, approximately 500 feet
north-northeast of the house. Both exterior structures, and the house, occupy approximately 5 acres.
The Foster House is representative of a vernacular Texas nineteenth century Greek Revival structure. The mixture
of the climatically practical central hallway floor plan with the classically influenced exterior detailing create a
style of architecture which was needed in southeast Texas to cope with the warm, humid weather. Mr. Ira
Malcolm Camp, who moved to Texas from Georgia, built the house in 1859. It was Mr. Camp's familiarity with
this southern style of architecture which influenced the design of the Foster House. Mr. Birdsall P. Briscoe, while
recording for the Historic American Buildings Survey (1936), said of it, "I regard it as one of the best examples of
early residential work I have found in Texas that follow so closely similar work in Virginia and the other Atlantic
seaboard states."
The house was built by Mr. Camp for his daughter who married Sheriff Jeff Gibbs. Sheriff Gibbs is noted as
being the first sheriff elected in Grimes County on the Republican ticket, a major political accomplishment at the
time. In 1883, Mr. R. B. S. Foster purchased the house along with 200 acres of land. Mr. Foster was a successful
farmer and rancher who invested money in surrounding lands which eventually amounted to several thousand
acres. The Fosters, with their three children who were born in the home, resided there until Mr. Foster's death in
1899. In 1900 the Foster's ranch overseer moved into the home. In 1915 Robert F. foster, R. B. S. Foster's son,
became the occupant. In 1966, Robert F. Wier, namesake and kinsman of Mr. Foster, moved into the house and is
the present resident. Mr. Wier restores the cellar and the north front chimney in 1971.
The land which originally comprised the Foster House was a large complex that represented farm life in the
1800's. Located in the complex was a cotton gin, a creamery, a carriage house, a dipping vat for cattle, the
kitchen with an underground cistern, several slave houses (later used by tenant farmers), and a commissary with
an underground cistern also need during slavery times and later converted to tenant farmer use. Presently, the
underground cisterns (not clearly visible), the lower portion of the stone cotton gin, a newly constructed water
holding tank, and grazing land occupy the site.
The Foster - Wier Hose is located approximately two miles east of Navasota, Texas, ten miles south of Anderson,
Texas and eight miles east of Washington, Texas. Both Anderson and Navasota have structures noted for local,
state and national historical significance. Washington, once known as Washington-On-The-Brazos, served as the
capital of Texas from 1842 to 1843. Washington-On-The-Brazos State Park now contains the Star of the Republic
Museum and the Anson Jones House, 1844, a HABS, state and local historic landmark.
The Foster House was built just off the Navasota- Anderson Road which was heavily trafficked during the early
years of the Republic of Texas. The entire area from Anderson, Washington and Navasota has been recognized
for its history, but only a few of the structures are as old or denote architectural quality to the extent of the Foster -
Wier House.
FOOTNOTES
1 Birdsall P. Briscoe. Two letters to Mr. Foster dated 1936.1


R. B. S. Foster Home
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Historical Marker 8579
Navasota, Texas
Erected 1968
From the intersection of SH 6 and SH 90 (East Navasota) take SH 90 approximately 1.5 miles. Early Texas plantation home in architectural style of the Atlantic states. Malcolm Camp, wealthy cotton planter,
built this structure in 1859, with lumber hauled from East Texas sawmills. High-ceilinged rooms are very large. Formal dining room in sandstone-lined cellar was unique. Had detached kitchen. Purchased 1883 by a leading local citizen, R.B.S. Foster (1848-1889), this was birthplace of his three children-- Georgia, Robert F. and Nettie Rose. So stable is this locality that home was continuously occupied until 1966 by Fosters or their agents.1

Child of Ira Malcolm Camp and Eliza Collins

Citations

  1. [S1920] Nancy (Harn) Berman, "Email from Nancy (Harn) Berman 11Apr2006," e-mail message from e-mail address (n/a) to Steven Harn Redman, 11 Apr 2006. Hereinafter cited as "Email from Nancy (Harn) Berman 11Apr2006."
  2. [S1920] Nancy (Harn) Berman, "Email from Nancy (Harn) Berman 11Apr2006," e-mail to Steven Harn Redman, 11 Apr 2006, (Source: TXGenWeb Grimes Co.).

Eliza Collins1

F, #6176, b. 15 February 1820, d. 4 August 1889
Last Edited=22 Mar 2009
     Eliza Collins was born on 15 February 1820 at Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama.1 She married Ira Malcolm Camp.1 Eliza Collins died on 4 August 1889 at Navasota, Grimes Co., Texas, at age 69.1 She was buried at Camp Family Cemetery, Grimes Co., Texas.2
     Her married name was Camp.1 1850 Census (Grimes Co, TX): Ira M (age 39, farmer, value of $2,500, born in GA) & Eliza (age 33, born in
AL) with children Moses M (age 11, born in AL), John W (age 9, born in TX), Josetta (age 4, born in MS) and
Josephine (age 1, born in TX).
1860 Census (Grimes Co, TX): Ira M (age 49, farmer, value of real estate $81,000, value of personal estate
41,175) & Eliza (age 40) with children Josetta (age 13), Josephine (age 11), Collins (age 10, born in TX),
William (age 5, born in TX), Benjamin G. (age 3, born in TX).
1860 Slave Census (Grimes Co, TX); Ira M Camp is listed with 33 slaves and 6 slave houses.1

Child of Eliza Collins and Ira Malcolm Camp

Citations

  1. [S1920] Nancy (Harn) Berman, "Email from Nancy (Harn) Berman 11Apr2006," e-mail message from e-mail address (n/a) to Steven Harn Redman, 11 Apr 2006. Hereinafter cited as "Email from Nancy (Harn) Berman 11Apr2006."
  2. [S1920] Nancy (Harn) Berman, "Email from Nancy (Harn) Berman 11Apr2006," e-mail to Steven Harn Redman, 11 Apr 2006, (Source: TXGenWeb Grimes Co.).

Dorsey Fred Harn1

M, #6177, b. 14 March 1884, d. 23 October 1903
Last Edited=22 Mar 2009
Relationships
2nd cousin 2 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
2nd great-grandson of John Hearn
     Dorsey Fred Harn was born on 14 March 1884.1 He was the son of Dr. Allen Duval Harn and Josephine Camp.1 Dorsey Fred Harn died on 23 October 1903 at Brenham, Washington Co., Texas, at age 19.1
     The cause of death was killed instantly in a railroad accident.1

Citations

  1. [S1920] Nancy (Harn) Berman, "Email from Nancy (Harn) Berman 11Apr2006," e-mail message from e-mail address (n/a) to Steven Harn Redman, 11 Apr 2006. Hereinafter cited as "Email from Nancy (Harn) Berman 11Apr2006."

Ann Zern Harn1

F, #6178, b. 23 August 1873, d. 17 December 1879
Last Edited=22 Mar 2009
Relationships
2nd cousin 2 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
2nd great-granddaughter of John Hearn
     Ann Zern Harn was born on 23 August 1873 at Texas.1 She was the daughter of Dr. Allen Duval Harn and Josephine Camp.1 Ann Zern Harn died on 17 December 1879 at Navasota, Grimes Co., Texas, at age 6.1 She was buried at Camp Family Cemetery, Grimes Co., Texas;


Camp Family Cemetery
TXGenWeb Project USGenWeb Project
Take Highway 90 east out of Navasota toward Anderson. At the Navasota Veterinary Hospital which is on the site of the former Camp Inn, turn right onto a pasture drive. According to Mrs. Melba Camp Byerly who is now deceased, the field around the Camp family vault was full of graves. The grave marker that she and her husband Sam Byerly found is:

HARN, Zeroe Ann 23 Aug 1873 - 17 Dec 1879 Daughter of Dr. A. D. and Josephine Harn.2

Citations

  1. [S1920] Nancy (Harn) Berman, "Email from Nancy (Harn) Berman 11Apr2006," e-mail message from e-mail address (n/a) to Steven Harn Redman, 11 Apr 2006. Hereinafter cited as "Email from Nancy (Harn) Berman 11Apr2006."
  2. [S1920] Nancy (Harn) Berman, "Email from Nancy (Harn) Berman 11Apr2006," e-mail to Steven Harn Redman, 11 Apr 2006, Source: TXGenWeb Grimes Co.

Bessie Blonde Harn1

F, #6179, b. 29 February 1880, d. 15 October 1955
Last Edited=22 Mar 2009
Relationships
2nd cousin 2 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
2nd great-granddaughter of John Hearn
     Bessie Blonde Harn was born on 29 February 1880 at Austin, Travis Co., Texas.1 She was the daughter of Dr. Allen Duval Harn and Josephine Camp.1 Bessie Blonde Harn married George Edward Caldwell.1 Bessie Blonde Harn died on 15 October 1955 at Houston, Harris Co., Texas, at age 75.1
     Her married name was Caldwell.1

Citations

  1. [S1920] Nancy (Harn) Berman, "Email from Nancy (Harn) Berman 11Apr2006," e-mail message from e-mail address (n/a) to Steven Harn Redman, 11 Apr 2006. Hereinafter cited as "Email from Nancy (Harn) Berman 11Apr2006."

George Edward Caldwell1

M, #6180, b. 21 September 1879, d. 2 September 1934
Last Edited=22 Mar 2009
     George Edward Caldwell was born on 21 September 1879 at San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas.1 He married Bessie Blonde Harn, daughter of Dr. Allen Duval Harn and Josephine Camp.1 George Edward Caldwell died on 2 September 1934 at Houston, Harris Co., Texas, at age 54.1

Citations

  1. [S1920] Nancy (Harn) Berman, "Email from Nancy (Harn) Berman 11Apr2006," e-mail message from e-mail address (n/a) to Steven Harn Redman, 11 Apr 2006. Hereinafter cited as "Email from Nancy (Harn) Berman 11Apr2006."