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My GOTCHER Line-Hunt/Collin Counties,TX

My GOTCHER Line-Hunt/Collin Counties,TX

Posted: 10 Jun 2000 11:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 21 Jul 2006 3:54PM GMT
I would appreciate any help with verification
and extension of my GOTCHER line. Perhaps
someone has a connection and documentation?
I hope so.
Lou Miles
My Gotcher Line

My line, some unsubstantiated, beginning with my mother:


b. 12 August 1917 in Lamar, Prowers Co., Colorado
d. 26 January 1994 in Santa Maria, Santa Barbara Co., California
m. Bernard Louis MILES, Jr., 12 June 1940 in Los Angeles, CA
Children: Bernard Louis Miles III


William Edward GOTCHER
b. 18 August 1867 in Greenville, Hunt Co., Texas
d. 21 July 1927 in Prairie Township, Carroll County, Arkansas
m. Columbia Alice Kathreen MAXWELL, 27 June 1912 in Stigler, Haskell Co., OK
Children: Lillian Bessie Florine GOTCHER (12 August 1917)
Mildred Augusta GOTCHER (11 April 1913)


James Knox GOTCHER
b. (1845) in Farmersville, Collin County, TX)
m. Josephine Lansford, 12 April 1866 in McKinney, Collin County, Texas
Children: William Edward GOTCHER (18 August 1867)
Robert G. GOTCHER (b. (1870) Denton Co., Texas?)
Horace/Harris? GOTCHER (b. (1872) in Texas?)
Eulin? GOTCHER (b. (1879) Texas?)


William Alfred GOTCHER, Jr.
b. (August 1806-1808) in Tennesee?
d. 12 June 1883 in Laredo, Webb County, TX
m. Mary "Polly" Havens/Havins (1825) in Lawrence Co., Alabama?
Children: Joshua A. GOTCHER (b. 12 January 1827 in Moulten, , Alabama?)
Joseph L. GOTCHER (b. September 1831 in Franklin Co., Alabama?)
Julia Ann GOTCHER (b. (1833) in Clay Co., MO?)
William Alfred GOTCHER (b. (1836) Clay Co., MO?)
Jonathan H. GOTCHER (b. (1839) in Clay Co., MO?)
Caroline GOTCHER (b. 1842) in Clay Co., MO?)
James Knox GOTCHER (b. 1845) in Farmersville, Collin Co., Texas)
Missouri(a) Anne GOTCHER (b. (1846) in Collin Co., Texas)
Mary Hannah GOTCHER (b. (1848) in Collin Co., Texas)
Edward Collin GOTCHER (b. (1851) in Collin co., Texas)


William Alfred GOTCHER, Sr.
b. (1772) in ???
d. (1820) in Franklin County, AL ??
m. Mary BROYLES (1790) in ??
Children: Mary GOTCHER (b. 22 July 1791 in Washington, Tennesee?)
James D. GOTCHER (b. (1796) in Tennessee?)
Wesley W. GOTCHER (b. (1800) in Tennesee ?)
Joshua B. GOTCHER (b. (1803) in Tennesee?)
William Alfred GOTCHER (b. (1806-1808) in Tennessee?)
Hugh Brown GOTCHER (b. ???) in Franklin Co., Tennessee?)
Artimicia GOTCHER (b. (1813) in Franklin Co., Tennesee?)


b. Bef 1750?
d. ???
m. Rachel LARKIN in ???
Children: Joshua GOTCHER (b. (1770) in South Carolina?)
William Alfred GOTCHER (b. (1772) in South Carolina?)
Thomas GOTCHER (b. (1774) in South Carolina?)
Samuel GOTCHER (b. (1776) in South Carolina?)
James GOTCHER (b. (1778) ?
Henry GOTCHER (b. (1780) ?
Martha GOTCHER (b. (1782) ?
Mary GOTCHER (b. (1784) ?

Posted: 12 Oct 2000 11:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 21 Jul 2006 3:54PM GMT
Your ancestor, William Gotcher, was a brother of my great-great-grandfather, James W. Gotcher. He and most of his family were killed by Indians in l837 in what is known as the Rabb Creek Massacre. I believe this was somewhere in Lee County, TX. My great-grandfather, William Riley Gotcher, was one of the survivors.

Billie Jefferies
Albuquerque, NM

My Gotcher Line

Posted: 13 Oct 2000 7:43AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 21 Jul 2006 3:54PM GMT
Dear Billie,
Thank you for your very kind reply to my post.
Your information is very interesting. Can you
e-mail me ( with the
pedigree/family group information you have on
your Gotcher line? I have a James, a James
A., a James D and a James Knox Gotcher. I
think you can help me fill in the blanks. I'd
also love to have more information or a place
to read more about our Gotchers. Do you
know of any books, articles etc?
Thank you again. I look forward to hearing
from you.
Kindest regards,
Lou Miles

Gotcher=McGaughy No TX ?

Posted: 6 Nov 2000 8:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 21 Jul 2006 3:54PM GMT
Lawrence co Ala there was a James H. McGaughy
who mar. Sarah Gotcher Jan 28 1838. In 1860
Collin Co Tx appears My ggrandfather James H
McGaughy on census with family and a wife
Sarah J., I think, cant prove, others disagree
Sarah Gotcher is James wife. Can you help?
McGaughy name is written McGahahie on the
1860 census

James McGaughy

Posted: 21 Jan 2001 7:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 21 Jul 2006 3:54PM GMT
Believe that the James McGaughey who married Sarah Gotcher was killed during the CW and that Sarah McGaughey was drawing his pension in MS. Need to check sources. Clyde Gotcher

McGaughy/Gotcher? Collin Co Tx

Posted: 21 Jan 2001 10:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 21 Jul 2006 3:55PM GMT
Thanks Clyde for checking. There were at
least 3 James McGaughys in Lawrence Co Ala
My James H. was born 1805/7. Believe he was
probably related to the others. He died in
Montague co Tx. Other Gotchers in the area
of Collin Co. encourages my belief that he
did marry a Gotcher. Hope to know for certain


Posted: 18 Feb 2001 10:12AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 21 Jul 2006 3:55PM GMT
I am trying to find information on an old friend of mine from the 1950's up thru the 1980's. His Name is Gene Gotcher and he was paralized in a car accident in Mo. in the 50's, he had cousins in Calif. by the name of Bill Gotcher and Wayne Gotcher, Wayne was killed in a car accident while he was in the Navy in the 50's. If anyone has any info on this family and whereabouts of Gene I would love to contact him. Thank You

Robert Gotcher

Posted: 8 Mar 2001 7:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 21 Jul 2006 3:55PM GMT
My great grandfather was Robert Gotcher of Collin Co. He was born in 1870. I was told he was a Dr. & died very young. Fell over dead on a patient of a heart attack. Has anyone out there ever heard that story before. He was married to Lousinna Currin.

Re: Gotcher/Gocher

Posted: 8 Jul 2007 6:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am Gene's brother. Am sorry to say tht he died in Loma Linda Calif in feb. of '85

Re: Gotcher/Gocher

Posted: 8 Jul 2007 9:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
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