The Family of
Mitch Rambin 
& wife 
Lela Boatman
of Nacogdoches County, Texas

Page created by Sadie Greening Sparks
Copyright October 18, 2000



Mitchel  "Mitch" Rambin was born March 7, 1866 Nacog. Co, Tx. and died: Mar. 17, 1934
in Nacogdoches County, Texas.
He was the son of Francois Alexis (Alexander) Rambin & wife Elizabeth Stephens
He married Lela Boatman, Dec. 15, 1892 Nacog. Co, Tx ,Dtr of David Boatman & Elizabeth (Acrey) Wright
Lela was born April 18, 1874  & Died Sept 11, 1956
Both  are buried @ Bethel Cem, Appleby, Nacog. Co, Tx

Mitch Rambin operated a General Mercantile store from his home for many years, though he was a farmer by occupation, one of his crops being tobacco.

Children of Mitch & Lela Boatman Rambin:

a. Ivan (Ivey E.) Born Nov. 30, 1893 Died Sept 10, 1898 Buried @ Old Moss Cem.

b. Guy Born Sept 4, 1895 Died Dec 19, 1973 Nacog Co, Tx
(M) Grace Verline Corley (Dtr of Sidney A. Corley & Blanche Burns)
Born Jan 21, 1900 Cushing, Tex. Died June 25, 1967 Mt Enterprise, Tx 
Both buried @ Bethel Cem, Appleby, Nacog. Co, Tx

      Children of Guy & Grace Verline Corley Rambin
     1. Bernice Aubrey, Born Mar 14, 1921 Nacog. Co, Tx 
         Died: June 28, 1991 Cherokee Co, Tx
         (M) Molly Faye Dover
           a. Beatrice Aileen
           b. Donald Ray
           c. Retha Coleen
     2. Floyd Oliver Born April 16, 1924 Nacog. Co, Tx Died: Jan 17, 1999 -Bethel Cem
         (M) Mary Ellen Greening June 3, 1948
           a. Linda Joyce Rambin (M) Bobby Nix (1 son Jason Todd)
           b. Patsy Ann Rambin (M) Donald Glen Hays (1 son Glen, 1 Dtr Christy Michelle)
           c. Son Stillborn
           d. Floyd Oliver, Jr (M) Donna Reeves (1 dtr Shawn & 1 son F. O. III "Trey")
           e. Ricky Lynn (M) #1 Zelda Darlene Rogers (1 dtr Natasha)
               (M) #2 Marla Eddins (1 dtr Natalie)
     3. Sidney Isom Born April 5, 1934 Nacog. Co, Tx
         (M) Virginia Vanderlee
           a. Theresa Grace
           b. Sidney Isom II
           c. Daniel Alexander

c. Jule Born Sept 9, 1902 Died Dec 10, 1997 Nacog. Co, Tx
(M) Belma Lee Tindall born Mar 29, 1909 died Oct 20, 1965
Both buried @ Bethel Cem, Appleby, Nacog. Co, Tx.
     1. Earline (M) Billy Joe Shipley
         a. David (David's children are Robin Michelle & Brooke
     2. Pearl (twin) (M) Forest Lee Meador
         a. Michael (M) Stacey  (They have Michael Chase & Maci Cheyenne)
     3. Merle (twin) died young-Bethel Cem
     4. Doyle A. Born Dec 5 1935 Died July 3, 1994 Bethel Cem, Nacog Co, Tx
         (M) Louise Rodrigues
             a. Donny Doyle born July 15, 1958 died Oct 29, 2000 -Bethel Cem, Nacog Co, Tx
              (M) & had 1 dtr Jenna
     5. Virginia (M) Ben Wright
          Has 2 dtrs Valerie & Sheri

d. Roy Abner Born Feb 24, 1905 Died: Feb 12, 1982 Nacog. Co, Tx
(M) Altie  Tindall  Born  Feb 21, 1907 Died: June 1, 1977 
Both buried @ Bethel Cem, Appleby, Nacog. Co, Tx
     1. Rufus Henry  born Apr 24, 1927 Died Sept 16, 1995 -Bethel Cem
         (M) Patsy Johnson (Had Donna & Ricky)
     2. Charles Alvin (M) Margaret Brandon (they have Rhonda, Brandon & Charles "Chase")

e. Allie F. Nov 10, 1907 -Apr 26, 1913 Bethel Cem., Appleby, Tx

Mitch Rambin with his white mules @ his father Alexander Rambin's home

Mitch & Lela Rambin
with son Ivan

Mitch, Guy, Lela, Jule, & Roy Rambin

Guy, Roy & Jule Rambin

Allie F. Rambin

Jule & Roy Rambin

Emory, Jule & Roy Rambin

The Rambin Band
Odis Rambin, Guy Rambin, Ed Rambin, Ottie Rambin

Guy Rambin, R G Muckleroy

Guy Rambin & wife Grace Verlene Corley

Guy & Gracie Rambin

Gracie & Guy Rambin with sons Floyd & Bernice

Floyd O Rambin, WWII

Floyd O & wife Mary E. Greening Rambin
Married 50 + years

Sidney Rambin in US Army

Sidney Rambin with friends 1952
Gary Greening, O'Neal Polk, Harold Sparks


Nacog. Co, Deeds Vol 67, P 425-May 20, 1908
The State of Texas      )
Nacogdoches County  )  Know all men by these presents that for the love and affection I have for my son Mitch Rambin, and for the further consideration hereinafter set out and upon the condition hereinafter named, and the sum of $1.00 cash to me in hand paid by Mitch Rambin, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, I, Elizabeth Rambin, of the above State and County, for the consideration hereinbefore named and the consideration hereinafter named and set out,  have bargained and sold and by these presents do grant, sell, convey and deliver unto the said Mitch Rambin of Nacogdoches County, Texas, all of the following tract of land located and situated in Nacogdoches County, Texas and being the 320 acres of Alexander Rambin Survey about 11 1/2 miles N. 47 E of the City of Nacogdoches and is the same land mentioned and fully described in a deed to Elizabeth Rambin by J. S. Rambin, Etal dated Feb. 26, 1890, which deed is duly recorded in Vol 27, on pages 244 and 245 of the real estate records of Nacogdoches County, Texas, to which deed and the record thereof reference is there now made for a more full and complete description of the said tract of 320 acres of land herein conveyed, sold.  To have and to hold the above described premises together with all and singular the rights and appurtenances thereto in anywise pertaining thereto unto the said Mitch Rambin, his heirs and assigns forever, and I hereby bind myself, my heirs, executors, and administrators to forever warrant and defend all and singular the said premises unto the said Mitch Rambin., his heirs and assigns forever against all claims of whatever kind of any person whomever lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof.  The above condition conveyance is made upon the following conditions namely that whence I am old and and unfit and unable to make a livelihood for myself and have no means of support and am dependant upon the said land herein and the ___ to be  that __ produced therefrom for my support and for the comfort and pleasure of life and whence my son Mitch Rambin has for the past several years cheerfully and without compensation supported my every want, need, and desire and has this day signed and herein obligated himself, his heirs, and assigns, executors and administrators to continue to supply me with every and all necessities of life, such as is and will be needed and required for my health and welfare, agreeing and herein binding himself to furnish me at all times with such funds as I may desire for my support and maintenance, and for my clothing, and when in  need of medicine and medical aid and assistance, as well as the proper care and treatment during any illness, if any I should have during the remainder of my natural life, and furnish me with a home, provisions, clothing, and money that I may need and desire for my desire and comfort through the remainder of my natural life and he also herein agreeing to give my body a decent Christian burial and paying such costs and expense as may be incurred therein; and upon my death the title herein as well as all other rights hereunder shall be and immediately become the property of the said Mitch Rambin, and his assigns or legal representatives in the event of the death of the said Mitch Rambin prior to my death, then this shall remain in full force and effect as long as his family heirs and legal representatives may see fit to carry out and comply with the terms hereof, it being expressly understood and herein agreed that a failure on the part of the grantee to carry out this agreement at all times will at once at my option terminate and make null and void this; it is also agreed that possession thereof is this day delivered unto said Rambin as well as the use and control of the same, with the right to use and control same and have the ___and manner thereof where the conditions hereinbefore set out , all interlining done before signing.  Witness my hand this May 20th, 1908.

Elizabeth Rambin (Her X Mark)

The State of Texas      )
Nacogdoches County )  Before me, C. A. Hodges, a Notary Public in and for Nacogdoches County, Texas, on this day personally appeared Elizabeth Rambin known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the above and foregoing instrument of writing and she acknowledged to me that she executed the same for the purposes and considerations therein expressed and stated.  Given under my hand and Seal of Office this May 20th, 1908.  
C. A. Hodges, (Seal)
Notary Public , Nacogdoches County, Texas
Filed for record May 28th, 1908 at 8 O'clock AM  J A Speare, County Clerk, Nacogdoches County, Texas

1900 Nacogdoches Co, Tx  Pct 6, ED 47 Robert Tillery, enum. HH 356-366
Mitch Rambin 34 WM Mar, 1866 Tx La Miss Farmer Marr 7 yrs Had 2 ch 1 liv**
Lelia " 26 WF April 1874 Tx Tx Tx wife (Boatman)
Guy " 4 WM Sept, 1895 Tx Tx Tx son
Elizabeth  Rambin 68 WF Feb, 1832 Miss Ireland Miss Rel: Mother (Elizabeth Stephens, wid of Alexr.Rambin)

1910 Nacogdoches Co, Texas  Pct 8, Caleb Phillips, Enum. HH 158-158
Mitch Rambin 44 WM Tx La Miss Farmer
Lela " 36 WF Tx Tx Tx Wife (Boatman)
Guy " 14 WM Tx Tx Tx son
Jule " 7 WM " son
Roy " 5 WM " son
Allie F. " 1 WF " Dtr
Elizabeth Rambin 80 WF Miss La Miss (Stephens, Wid of Alexander Rambin)

1920 Nacogdoches Co, Tx, John Weatherly Enum, Pct 8 HH 135-138 
Mitch Rambin 54 WM Tx La Miss Farmer Married
Lela " 45 WF Tx Tx Ala Wife (Boatman)
Guy  " 24 WM Tx Tx Tx Son Farmer
Jule " 17 WM Tx Tx Tx son
Roy "14 WM Tx Tx Tx son