Address : 628 N. 4th st.
City : Garland
State : Texas
Code : 75040
Phone : 469 288 6700
Comments : Hello,
I am looking for a confirmed male descendant of Gabriel Pool of Buckholtz.There has been a long
time genealogy question of which family Gabriel Pool descended from. The two families have very
different Y-dna markers and a dna sample from a male descendant is needed to answer this long
time question. I will pay for the Dna test. All that is needed is a mouth swab, which will be
sent to the donor. If you know of such person please send his contact information to me.
Thanks in advance and hope that someone may know a descendant.
Standard reply to Mr Pool. Email forwarded to MCHC members and others interested in MC history.
Most of the following information will surely be redundant to you, but since this inquiry has
such an interesting background, I wanted to share it with the average reader who may not be aware
of your ancestors sacrifice for the residents of Milam County.
I have been having difficulty finding very many individuals with Pool surnames in Milam County.
Since Gabriel Leander (Lee) Pool was unmarried and died at age 27, no direct descendants followed.
I assume that Gabriel Pool (? Sr.) his father is the individual of interest. A very cursory
search of the public Milam County Red telephone book (attachment #1) only showed two individuals
with Pool surnames. The Milam County Appraisers Office public records (attachment #2) only showed
three Pool's listed and one a duplicate from the telephone book. None live in Buckholts, and
two live outside of Milam County.
Gabriel's father, Gabriel Pool (? Sr.) (1812-1906) obituary showed that he and wife Alpha Russell Pool
(1817-1909) had twelve children, six girls and six boys. At the time of his death, at 93 years of age,
the obituary further showed that he had forty one grandchildren, sixty three great grandchildren and
two great, great grandchildren.It would take a very serious genealogical study to determine which male
descendants remained in Milam County.
I would now like to post these links for the benefit of the reader:
I attempt to establish a relationship with a mature, long term member in each of the communities
of Milam County as the opportunity presents itself. My mentor in Buckholts is Doug Williams,
a very active community member who is affectionately referred to as the Buckholts historian.
I called Doug last night and discussed your inquiry with him. He knew of no Pool's still
residing in the community. He said that he would inquire among other mature members of the
community regarding possible descendants. He asked that I call back in a few days.I'll advise
as soon as I learn anything, either way.
My wife's mother, Josephine Pope Guillote (96), had an uncle that appears to be a parallel to
Gabriel Leander (Lee) Pool in one respect.
Mr. Doug Williams, of Buckholts, has been struggling for weeks trying to locate your Pool ancestors for you.
The late Hilda Burtis's daughter, Margarete Vogel, has considerable information on the Pool's and might be
able to assist you in contacting a male descendant. Ms. Vogel resides in Dallas. Mr. Williams spoke with her
just a few minutes ago and relayed this information to me. Rather than being a middleman, I thought it best
that you speak to her directly. I will forward Ms. Vogel's tel. number and that of Mr. Williams, in a private
post, should you care to thank him for all of his efforts.
As a representative of the Milam County Historical Commission, we would not be able to assist our guests were
it not for the dedication of Mr. Jerry Caywood, our website administrator, and community members such as Mr.
Williams who so graciously share their knowledge of Milam County and its history.
I happened to find the above attachment, which might be of interest to you, showing no less than five of your
ancestors. Unfortunately, Guess who's who. Reference; A History of Milam County, Texas(aka Matchless Milam),
by the Milam County Preservation Society, pg. 296.
Mr. Pool, should you be successful in your quest, would you be kind enough to email our website
www.milamcountyhistoricalcommission.org<http://www.milamcountyhistoricalcommission.org> so that we may post
a resolution to your inquiry?.
Hello, Since I last corresponed with you I have found with DNA results that I am not a relative of Isaac
Pool's. Isaac lived very close to my 4th grandfather but they were not related.
I am of the R-m269 haplogroup (Pettypool) and Isaac and Gabriel Pool were of the G-Y (Pool) group. I am sorry
if I caused anyone much trouble with my inquiry.
I will be more than happy to share my information on both Isaac and Gabriel with Mr. Williams or anyone.
Thank you very much for your help and I would like to correspond with them if possible. Thanks again.
We're glad to hear that you were able to determine your ancestral line. I believe that Mr. Williams, as a
local historian, likes a challenge and found it rewarding attempting to assist you. "All's well that ends
I happened to come across the attached article while researching an unrelated inquiry. It caught my attention
due to your recent Gabriel Pool inquiry. It may not have anything to do with your heritage or it may be an
interesting Holy Grail event along the way. I believe that you'll find it interesting.. I can only imagine
being able to tell a tale such as this of an ancestor.
This article is printed in a locally printed three volume set of Tales of the Museum. Compiled & Edited by;
Charles King - Milam County Museum. The entire set is available for sale at the Museum. tel. (254) 697-8963.
The MCHC thanks Mr. King for his kindness by allowing us to use his books while answering historical
inquiries. This particular article was in Volume #3. The volumes have no page numbers.