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Guest Book Archive from 2001

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Connie Lang
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Date:
01 Jan 2001
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10:06:33

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Dear Sir,

Do you have any idea if Harry Lucas, Jr. is a descendent of Anthony Lucas who was one of the founders of the Lucas Gusher? I know he is an oil magnate with a company named Lucas Petroleum and he graduated from Beaumont High School. I was just reading an article form the Texas Pedernales Coop and it all seemed to fit together. Can you confirm whether he is a descendent? I used to work for Mr. Lucas and I have many friends who still do. I assure you I wish him no ill will--I am just curious.

Thank you, Connie Lang c-mlang@texas.net

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GEORGE   W. SPENCE
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Date:
03 Jan 2001
Time:
09:57:51

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MR. BLOCK, I HAVE READ MUCH OF YOUR WORK WITH INTEREST. AS A YOUTH, I LIVED NEAR THE HYATT MILL SITE. MY FATHER, AN AVID TREASURE HUNTER, OFTEN DUG AT THE OLD MILL LOCATION. SUPPOSEDLY, A MILL WORKER HAD ROBBED THE MILL, AND WAS SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR HIS CRIME, WITHOUT THE MONEY BEING FOUND. HE DIED IN PRISON, BUT AS THE STORY GOES, TOLD HIS CELLMATE HE HAD BURIED THE LOOT IN AN ICE CAN UNDER THE ICE HOUSE.

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE HEARD THIS TALE BEFORE?

PLEASE CONTINUE YOUR WORK OF RECORDING THE HISTORY OF EAST TEXAS.

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Kenneth Roach
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kroach@lee.edu
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Date:
04 Jan 2001
Time:
16:19:57

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We here at the Lee College Library in Baytown have recently received a grant to digitize early Exxon photographs and other materials in order to create a web site for local historians and students to use. We would like to get permission from you to link your sites to ours. Please let me know if this would be permissable. A Mr. James R. Jackson told me about your materials on the web.

 

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aden gordon penney
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Date:
05 Jan 2001
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22:29:56

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i have just signedon with the free egroup.com . I am interested in the ancestory of my g g g grandfather of n c stephen pate d.1839and honor (SWEENY )patr d. 1841 in gibson county having migrated from richmond or wayne county ca 1825-1828 to gibson co with their family ,mint,caroline,richmond ,stephen ,darby , eli, elizabeth eligha,elish,john duncan richmond 12 children . they all prospered and some have a colorful history. I am descended from stephen sweeny pate sr b. 1799 in richland co nc and married rebecca randle dau of merritt randle of nc.I like to find out about our "old" stephen pate and honor sweeny pate and their ancestory. my user name is villesouth1@aol.com which is my address.

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aden gordon penney
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Date:
05 Jan 2001
Time:
22:46:36

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I have information and most of the decendants of old stephen pate (to distinguish from his son (stephen sweeny pate and his grandson stephen sweeny pate jr. next came Irine Ione pate, my grand mother who m.william penny and their son rex penney m. nell aden and next me, aden gordon penney. I will exchange and correspond with those who have information on my pate line

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carolyn schlax
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Date:
07 Jan 2001
Time:
17:43:44

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looking for judy or john groves yakima wash trying ti find a email address

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carolyn schlax
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Date:
07 Jan 2001
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17:43:46

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looking for judy or john groves yakima wash trying ti find a email address

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carolyn schlax
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Date:
07 Jan 2001
Time:
17:44:41

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looking for judy or john groves yakima wash trying ti find a email address

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Doug Alderdice
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Date:
12 Jan 2001
Time:
11:21:38

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I was intrigued by the mention of the new (in 1961) pipe organ at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Nederland. Are there any extant pictures of it? I believe that I have a twin to it.

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Jean Heide
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jheide@coxsmith.com
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Date:
16 Jan 2001
Time:
14:00:11

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Would you have any information about the early stagelines through the central part of Texas? One firm in particular -- Harrison & Brown Stage Line.

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Josh Harlan
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Date:
17 Jan 2001
Time:
15:03:35

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James E. Van Sickle
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popsickle@oceana.net
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Date:
20 Jan 2001
Time:
20:30:42

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My great grandfather, Edmond Van Sickle, was a sharpshooter on the Cayuga at the Battle of Sabine Pass. He was taken prisoner and was exchanged at Red River Junction, LA in July 1864. I am interested in learning more information about the battle and anything related to his imprisonment in Texas. Thanks.

Username:
James E. Van Sickle
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popsickle@oceana.net
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Date:
20 Jan 2001
Time:
20:55:03

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A quick correction. My great grandfather, Edmond Van Sickle, was a sharpshooter on the Clifton, not the Cayuga.

 

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gilbert castillo
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gilbertcastillo@hotmail.com
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Date:
25 Jan 2001
Time:
10:00:40

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eliot
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telecon@sat.net
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Date:
25 Jan 2001
Time:
11:54:09

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What a great site, Thank you very much.

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Maria Emory
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MAEMORY@prodigy.net
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Date:
27 Jan 2001
Time:
15:07:40

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Dear Mr. Block - Your website is fascinating! I have really enjoyed it especially as I too have family from the Grand Chenier, LA area (Williams and Dick families). Thanks for all of your contributions!

Maria Emory Atlanta, GA

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Date:
29 Jan 2001
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20:43:40

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Dear W. T. Block, Very interesting web site. I am a grad student doing a little research on Kendall County. My one comment is that on some of the more scholarly web sites I've been to there has been some reference as to how the author would like to have his work cited. It is a convenience to the researcher and helps make sure that there is no confusion in the future. Just my two cents. Enjoyed the Texas Heritage piece. 

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JEFF SMITH
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Date:
31 Jan 2001
Time:
10:17:20

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I ENJOYED YOUR ARTICLE IN THE BEAUMONT PAPER REGARDING SOUR LAKE. I'VE ALWAYS WONDERED IF AND WHERE THE LAKE WAS IN SOUR LAKE. I ASSUME YOU WOULD MOST LIKELY KNOW.

THANKS

JEFF SMITH

Username:
Joyce Lewis
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jjltexasbell@prodigy.net
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Date:
03 Feb 2001
Time:
09:41:14

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Hello Mr. Block,

I really enjoy your books, articles and web site. You are doing a great service to those of us who are history buffs. I came here from west Texas and married my husband; before we met I had never heard of Beaumont, Tx. even though I have lived in Texas all my life. Because of my research, now family comes to me for information (I know more about the history of the area than my husband; he was born in Woodville and raised in Port Arthur). I am the first in the family to be interested in history and genealogy and all the family wants a copy of everything I find. I "discovered" you when I worked for Big Thicket National Preserve" (I retired from there in 1998); at one point I owned every book that Big Thicket had for sale. I would like to see a book or article about obits of people in southeast Texas with emphasis on who the parents, siblings, etc. were; also, where the people came from, etc. Keep up the good work.

Username:
Joyce Lewis
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jjltexasbell@prodigy.net
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Date:
03 Feb 2001
Time:
17:19:37

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Mr. Block, Somewhere on your web site I saw a comment that Mrs. Ruth McKinley had written a book on 8 generations of Smith's. Where could one contact Mrs. McKinley or purchase a copy of her book?

Thank you, Joyce Lewis

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J. W. McKinnon
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jword2@earthlink.net
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Date:
14 Feb 2001
Time:
13:01:37

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Dear sir, Do you know what became of the Higgins Oil Company or the Higgins Standard Oil Company? Our family has discovered some old stock certificates from "Higgins-Mexica" and we a trying to track down the company.

Thank you so very much for your help.

Username:
Jay Johnson
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hannahchow@aol.com
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Date:
17 Feb 2001
Time:
19:21:04

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Mr Block--your excellent website is exactly what the Internet is all about. You've provided a wonderful resource which can be viewed by anyone anywhere. Those of us with direct ties to officers and men in the Louisiana militia during the war especially appreciate the service you've provided here. Thank you.

Username:
Cecil Shipman
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ndofpj@yahoo.com
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Date:
20 Feb 2001
Time:
15:00:21

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Mr. Block, My name is Cecil Shipman of Dayton, Texas. I was introduced to your website by my History of the American Petroleum Industry class at Texas A&M. I am studying to become a petroleum engineer. The main reason that I am writing is because I think your history on Spindletop was interesting and I was wondering where would be a good place to look for information pertaining to the North Dayton Oilfield, that is where my home is. Being a petroleum engineer means keeping up with technology but I am also extremely interested in the history also. Thanks for keeping it alive for people like myself.

Username:
Nancy Singleton Williams
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NancyWms@aol.com
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Date:
28 Feb 2001
Time:
13:30:32

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Over the years, I have enjoyed your articles in the Beaumont Enterprise. I just found your website and plan to come back often. I am a paternal descendant of Nancy Tevis and a maternal descendant of Michael Peveteau with Gille Peveto (Peveto Baptist Church in Nederland) being my great grandfather. Just recently, I found articles in the historical publication on Nederland for both the Peveto and Singleton families. This will greatly add to my family genealogy as most of my information to date has been obtained from Louisiana records. I will search your site more thoroughly for additional information. Thanks for all the dedicated work you have done.

Username:
Patrick E. Boyt
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pebejb@aol.com
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Date:
07 Mar 2001
Time:
07:36:20

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I really enjoyed your column in today's Enterprise with the names of all the old cattlemen. One small error, however, was that my grandfather's brand was the "Lazy U" not "E".

Patrick E. Boyt, pebejb@aol.com

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suzanne cutler
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suzanne70118@hotmail.com
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Date:
07 Mar 2001
Time:
16:10:21

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Hi my name is Suzanne Cutler, I am a college student at Tulane University, and I am trying to find someone who is willing to participate in a brief interview for my research paper on the 1960's. My number is 504-865-4050 and my email address is suzanne70118@hotmail.com. Thank you

Username:
Sandra Jonette Sullivan (Wilson)
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y2kmom594@cs.com
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Date:
14 Mar 2001
Time:
21:41:45

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I would like to just thank W.T. for writing the article about Capt. Henry Sullivan in the Beaumont Enterprise on March 14,2001. Henry Sullivan was my grandfather.

Username:
Rob Block
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Rob@Block.org
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Date:
19 Mar 2001
Time:
12:50:01

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Username:
Kristen Evans
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aggiegirl1@hotmail
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Date:
30 Mar 2001
Time:
09:10:43

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My name is Kristen Evans and I was excited to win the Regional History Fair and go on to State competition in May. My project is about Irish Immigration to Texas after the Irish Famine and the effect Dick Dowling and his Irish friends had on the treatment of Irish in the Houston Galveston area. I am looking for primary sources such as any articles or pictures that would help me. My address is aggiegirl1@hotmail.com. If you can help me in any way it would be appreciated.

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Kitty Steele Barrera
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kittybarrera@hotmail.com
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Date:
31 Mar 2001
Time:
00:34:33

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I've greatly enjoyed reading many of your articles online. My particular interest in the history of Southeast Texas is prompted by genealogical research. I am descended from Cave Johnson, who was related by marriage to Capt. Geo. O'Brien, Jr. Thanks for the well-researched and documented information. I'll keep reading and eagerly anticipate the posting of the rest of Jefferson County History online.

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Kitty Steele Barrera
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kittybarrera@hotmail.com
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Date:
31 Mar 2001
Time:
00:41:23

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Excellent scholarship and documentation! Thank you for posting your articles. I've enjoyed them very much and will come back for more. My particular interest is in learning more about my great-great grandfather, Cave Johnson of Beaumont.

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Genevieve Chancey Burnett
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Date:
02 Apr 2001
Time:
12:55:21

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I very much enjoyed reading your articles on Texas oil! I came across your website while searching for information on my great grandfather H.G. Johnston who drilled the first oil producing well on the west of the Mississippi (1895) in Corsicana, Tx. I have had a difficult time finding sources that even mention him and would appreciate any direction you could point me in. Thank you, Genevieve Chancey Burnett

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Sue Moore
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Date:
04 Apr 2001
Time:
09:35:12

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As a former teacher, I would like to thank you for this resource on Texas history for the students of our state. You write beautifully and interestingly, proving that history doesn't have to be as dry as dust.

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Sarah Bull
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Date:
05 Apr 2001
Time:
11:44:33

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I noticed that in your , A History of Jefferson, County, Texas you referred to the book "The Texan Emigrant" by Edward Stiff. The Author is an ancestor of mine, and was wondering if you knew how to get copies of this publication. Thanks.

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James E. (Jack) Sheffield
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Date:
06 Apr 2001
Time:
14:49:58

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I accidentally found your website and have found it to be most interesting and an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the history of Jefferson County and Southeast Texas.

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John Ficquette
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Date:
07 Apr 2001
Time:
15:40:30

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I found the article by Mr. Moye about the Moye family. My mother's maiden name was Moye. Her mother's family and of course my mother also were all from Alabama. My mother had a brother named Ben. I wonder if he was named after the Benjamin Moye that Mr. Moye mentions in his article. I thought Mr. Moye may wish to know about this.

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Howard Thompson
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Date:
10 Apr 2001
Time:
11:26:04

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Greetings,

I found your Texas Germanic Heritage article while looking for info on the Freidenkers who settled in the Texas Hill Country. I'll be looking through your publications for additional info about German freethinkers in general, particularly on their irreligious and socialist ideas.

I'm one of those who donated funds for a Freethinker Cenotaph in Comfort, Texas. The project became controversial when Comfort's conservative Christians found out that atheists and other non-theists were among those supporting the project. While Comfort still has Freidenker descendants who call themsleves Freethinkers, many more have forgotten about their ancestor's philosophies.

Howard Thompson Austin, Texas

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Nancy Barginear
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Date:
11 Apr 2001
Time:
01:06:25

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I enjoyed reading your articles, but I find your historical details about Grand Chenier during the Civil War quite a bit different from records I just researched at the Texas State Archives (which related to my great-grandfather's participation on the part of the Confederacy). I would like to correspond with you.

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Lon Stanley
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Date:
11 Apr 2001
Time:
20:35:07

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I am seeking information on Captain W. E. Rogers and his daughter Katie(Kate)Rogers . He was the captain of the steamship "The Pelican State" in the late 1870's and ran the Neches and Sabine . She was the teacher at Wiess Bluff.I have her old scrap book which is filled with newspaper clippings of weddings and death notices from Beaumont and surounding communities and towns, plus poems and other things of interest from 1882 to 1889 . Thanks

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Bill Block
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Date:
16 Apr 2001
Time:
07:36:41

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wtblock.com has recently been rehosted to a new computer. If your guest book message was lost in the transsition, please accept our apologies. We hope you will re-submit your message.

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b thomason
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thomb@exp.net
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Date:
22 Apr 2001
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10:49:39

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Thank you for an informative and interesting web site. I am researching early Spindletop info and am trying to confirm existance of a civil war POW camp that may have been located at/near the gusher site. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks. thomb@exp.net

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Hilton Hunt
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hilton@email.com
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Date:
22 Apr 2001
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18:29:06

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I enjoyed the articles about the Garners: Bradley, David, Jacob and Isaac. They are my ancestors and I have been researching their history for a few years now. I have read many of your articles as background for the time period and the circumstances that were taking place since they arrived in 1825. You have a great volume of work and it is a pleasure to read. Thanks.

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buzz biernacki
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Date:
25 Apr 2001
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09:38:39

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Hello,

My gradfather, James" Louis" Huffman was born in Kirbyville in 1901. He currently lives in Albuqerque, NM. He was born and lived in Kirbyville, in a green, six-room house on Main St. He was one of nine children. The home eventually burned down and he moved out of town

If you have any info on the Huffman family, I would appreciate it! If you have any questions about that period, my Grandfater has periods when he is a fairly reliable historian!

Thanks!

Buzz Biernacki bbiernacki@aol.com

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Lequeta Ratcliff Flowers
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Date:
25 Apr 2001
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12:06:46

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Mr. Block, I have enjoyed reading your articles in the paper and the web site. I have family history in Orange County and am looking for information about the time 1900 - 1940. My great-grandfather was Moese Ratcliff; he had a twin brother Johnny and they were quite notorious in many ways. One particular story I am interested in is the shooting of the elephant Floto when it escaped from the circus and rampaged Orange. We have an ivory ball, numbered 40 which we were told is part of Floto's tusk. I would like to locate any of the other balls; they must all be numbered. There are several very interesting tales to be told about this area and this time. If you have anything at all or have come across any info on my relatives, I would be quite grateful. Thanks so much.

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Luther Butler
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Date:
25 Apr 2001
Time:
12:56:58

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by Luther Butler ISBN: 0-7388-3772-5 (Trade Paperback) ISBN: 0-7388-7784-0 (eBook) Pages: 148 Subject: FICTION / Historical Availability Trade Paperback $16.00 eBook $8.00

 

 

 

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Jim Crawford of Crawfordsville, Texas knew he was dying. His only concern was how he could let his wife, May Sue, collect double indemnity on his ten thousand dollar life insurance policy. The reason it was so important to him was he wanted his son to be educated at Texas A&M University instead of the University of Texas. Jim wanted his son to grow up to be a man instead of a sissy like his best friend, Charles Ray who would marry May Sue after Big Jim was gone. Find out how Catfish Charlie not only caused Jim to die by accidental drowning, but how the big catfish helped Jim resolve personal conflicts caused by the Korean War. This is a story of poignant conflicts besieging a man dying of cancer.

 

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Grant Johnston
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Date:
27 Apr 2001
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13:14:01

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I think it's great for you to share this history with us. My wife is a BREWER, descended from William and Caroline. They moved to Bandera Texas and their children lived in Rio Frio before moving to Klamath Co., OR. Caroline's oldest son, Erastus, was a shop owner in London, TX until he died.

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Prof. Dr. Burckhard Terwey
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bterwey@t-online.de
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Date:
30 Apr 2001
Time:
05:16:41

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Hello

I found interesting names in your report of Nederland. I belong to the Terwey family which originates from Esche where during the spanish war against Holland perhaps some Terweys have been forced to live in Spain. Possibly this is why an "Antonio Terwey and his wife Mary Ann" arrived 1908 from Honolulu in San Francisco. This fam,iyl tree might be a little different perhaps the same as the tree of Gerret Terwey (original Gerrit)who was one of my ancestors.

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John Ed Hilliard
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Date:
03 May 2001
Time:
19:31:45

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Thanks for your column on Pauline Hines. All of us with connections to Newton County will forever be in her debt for preserving our history.

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Linda
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ssstimey@yahoo.com
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Date:
07 May 2001
Time:
15:43:00

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I'm doing research on Guffey oil and if you have information about it. Please contact me at ssstimey@yahoo.com my mom's maiden name is Guffey and im doing our family tree and i had found an article about guffey oil. any information will be helpful.

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Cammy Dickenson
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cdicken1@aol.com
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Date:
18 May 2001
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11:39:04

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I would very much like to purchase a copy of the Redlander newspaper published in San Augustine, Texas in the 1830's. Any ideas? Thank you!

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Mike Aldersea
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20 May 2001
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14:01:59

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What or who is Cibilo?

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Bob Anderson
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21 May 2001
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I'm helping my 10yr old daughter finish a areport on the state of Ttexas and we need to find out howTexas got it's nickname the lone star state .Can you help us?

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Bob Anderson
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21 May 2001
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I'm helping my 10yr old daughter finish a areport on the state of Ttexas and we need to find out howTexas got it's nickname the lone star state .Can you help us?

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Leroy Ashworth
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23 May 2001
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Mr.Block, I just stumbled upon your site and am greatly impressed. I commend you on your fine work.I'm sure that you are an inspiration to many.Carry on, sir.

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Alex
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25 May 2001
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Hello. Nice website. Now some greetings from germany from Melsungen. regards Alex

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Phyllis Goats
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24 Jul 2001
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phyllis Goats
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24 Jul 2001
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bridgette burns
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18 Aug 2001
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i'm trying to find out about the Texas Volunteers of 1836, and a Capt. D. Brown and one of his men who is my 5th Great Grandfather, John Cartwright. John built one of the first cotton gins in Texas in 1836 or 1837. i would like any HELP taht you could give me. i'm trying to do a family tree and i keep running into roadblocks. thank-you, bridgette burns

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Ed Warren
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26 Aug 2001
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22:18:31

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I found your site quite by accident while searching for info on the Lutcher-Moore Lumber Co., where my great grandfather was a general manager in Lutcher, La. You have some info on it in your Sanders-Trotti page. Congratulations on a beautiful and most interesting web site...can't wait to read more.

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Stephanie G. Cade
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03 Sep 2001
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10:44:52

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Mr. Block, I am a big fan of yours. I've been reading your articles for a couple of years and I find them very interesting. I do have a question. Do you know anything about a lynching that took place in Sour Lake on Nov. 26, 1921? The man lynched was Henry Cade and he was a storekeeper. I ran across it in a library book (Out Laws in the Big Thicket-by: Wanda A. Landry). What was written in the book was not what my family told us that really happened. I would love for you to hear my father tell it (I have it a cassette tape). We have always handed down our family history verbally. About 4 years ago I decided to write it all down. My father was able to trace our family tree all the way to the slave ship. He even knew our tribal "last name" from Africa. I just don't know what part of Africa we came from. Our name was Geytis. You also wrote an article that was printed in the Bmt. Ent. on 7/17/99 that spoke of a man named C.T. Cade (who was he?) that was a best known cattleman who drove large herds through Beaumont. I also know a great deal about our "owners" (The Cade Brothers) they were from Georgia. It was 3 brothers and we were with the one who came to East Texas. My father was from Jasper, TX (Huff Creek) and all of his relatives, as for back as I know (Elik Cade, born a slave; his son Elias Cade, born 1848 in Jasper that we know of. Please tell me what you know. My father passed away 7/99 and I'm clinging to everything that I can find. I feel so unsure of myself doing research without him by my side. I wrote and recorded everything he told me. Please help me if you can. I've been putting off writing you, not wanting to burden you. So here I am!!! Love, Stephanie G. Cade

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Mike & Shirley LeDoux
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03 Sep 2001
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15:07:51

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Very interesting info. on Nederland.

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Debby Christy
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09 Sep 2001
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Mr. Block, I am a descendant of one of your Nederland families, John Bunyan Cooke, who came to Nederland from Missouri in 1898. Subsequent marriages of his children connect me with the families of Edith Cooke and Elmer Spencer, Margaret Cooke and Robert Goodwin, James Berthold Cooke and Frances McNeill and Myra Cooke and Lawrence Koelemay. My grandfather was Harold Groves Cooke, the fifth child of J.B. Cooke, born June 12, 1890. I have seen only one reference to him at this point. He most likely left Nederland to attend Southwestern University in Georgetown in 1907, before he had made any historical contribution. However, he went on to be a significant leader and minister in the Methodist Church and deserves mention along with the other children and grandchildren of J.B. Cooke. Two of Harolds's own sons went into Methodist ministry as well. If you are interested, I have a complete list of all the Harold G Cooke descendants. Thank you for a most fascinating history of Nederland and all of Jefferson County. I will continue to search for more references. Sincerely, Debby Christy

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BCade
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16 Sep 2001
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21:17:22

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I found this site by accident but I keep returning on purpose. Always a delightful read.

Thanks for all of the history that makes my visits so entertaining. Because of information here, I've been able to add two more ancestors to my family tree.

BCade

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Mel Johnson
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17 Sep 2001
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Hi, W. T.:

We have returned to Nacogdoches after five years in the Rockies, and I must admit that your work as visualized on the Web is just a great, great contribution to East Texas and Sabine River history.

Mel Johnson

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Lorenz Weber
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21 Sep 2001
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Dear Mr. Block

We are planning a documentary about Germans in Texas for German Television. Do you think you might be able to point me in the right direction for further research? I would much appreciate it. Your website has already increased my understanding of the subject matter. Many thanks

Lorenz Weber Berlin, Germany

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Mary Hawkins Mayer-oakes
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25 Sep 2001
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I enjoy reading your history of East Texas. I am the great, great, great granddaughter of Judge D. R. Wingate. My daughter is named after his wife Caroline. I'm looking for more information on her. I've been told that the reason she came with her husband to Texas was because she was on the run from the law in Mississippi. The reason - she was teaching slaves to read. I would like to get some more information about her for my daughter.

My Great Grandfather Thomas Wilson, was also a writer of East Texas History. He married one of the Wingate daughters, Mary Elizabeth Wingate. I am named for her.

I find this all so interesting.

Thank you for having this website,

Mary E. Mayer-Oakes

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Mary Jo Peveto Farley
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30 Sep 2001
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12:54:13

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I was led here on the trail of Pevetos...I'll continue to view your site now...I admire you work...Jo

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Jeffery Hillebrandt
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14 Oct 2001
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Mr. Block, I have enjoyed reading your stories about my g g g grandfather Christian Hillebrandt.My home is in Lake Charles,La. but at the present I am working in San Antonio,Tx.I understand that there may be some of my family history at The Institute of Texas Cultures(UTSA) here in San Antonio.Have you ever visited this Institute? Keep up the good work!!!!

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George D. Hogg
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20 Oct 2001
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WT I have a post card of Olive, Texas and would like to know if you would like a copy George D. Hogg

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Klaas Fokkema
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21 Oct 2001
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00:05:16

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Dear Sir,

It was a great surprise to find the name Rienstra on your web site. Albert Rienstra talked about his grandparents Jan Rients Reinstra and Anna Gatzes Rusticus. My grandmother Anna Kroodsma-Reidsma (died in Februari 1977) was the first daughter of their daughter Hinke Rienstra, married to Jelle Reidsma. It is interesting to find far family members on the internet. Thank you for this great work! Klaas Fokkema. Curaçao (N.A.)

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Nedra Foster
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31 Oct 2001
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Mr. Block - I am a land surveyor in Silsbee, Tx. and enjoy reading your column regularly. I was intrigued by the 10/31/01 column concerning the 1863 battle with a soldier decapitated. I work with Darrell Shine and just last week we were in the area of the Sabine Lighthouse/Mesquite Point. Part of our survey work involved the location of the Military Reserve Line running through that area. In 1875 at the beginning point of this line, Surveyor George O. Elms recorded in his field notes, "I plant a post marked on E side R15T15S and on the West side M.R. I raise a mound around said post depositing therein a human skull found on the shore, and from this point begin the survey of the East Boundary of the late Mil Reservation." I thought you might find this interesting - I sure did. We searched for but did not find sign of the skull at this corner. Could be the same one you have recorded... Keep up the good work! Nedra Foster

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Raymond R. Viverette
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Date:
01 Nov 2001
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12:32:19

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I'm looking for information on Nancy Parker, wife of Henry Bumstead. A Parker researcher sent me infomation on her, but it does not fit chronologically with what I have since found on her. Most of the Parkers in my file are from the Angelina County area. You mention her on one of your pages at this site.

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Leta W. Horine
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LHorine@IDA.org
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Date:
29 Nov 2001
Time:
12:18:01

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My gr-grandfather, Creed Taylor, in narrative Tall Men With Long Rifles, mentioned Taylor's Bayou as his home---the family escaped Taylor's Bayou during the Runaway Scape. Please check this out. From other Texan cousins, I'm told that it was not named for Jim Taylor---It was Creed line of Taylor's. Thanks

 

 

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Leta W. Horine
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LHorine@IDA.org
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Date:
29 Nov 2001
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12:20:56

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My gr-grandfather, Creed Taylor, in narrative Tall Men With Long Rifles, mentioned Taylor's Bayou as his home---the family escaped Taylor's Bayou during the Runaway Scape. Please check this out. From other Texan cousins, I'm told that it was not named for Jim Taylor---It was Creed line of Taylor's. Thanks PS--My gr-great Uncle was Joseph Alexander Brickhouse, a Beaumont, Texas Confederate veteran, born in Tyrrell Co NC (brother of my gr-gr grandmother Eliz. Brickhouse who married James Wilson Hill Waddle in Calhoun Co AL and settled in Milam County (Rockdale) TX. Thanks

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Fred O. Meyer III
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f3meyer@texoma.net
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Date:
01 Dec 2001
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04:33:15

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My wife Susan Stamps Meyer is decended directly from both Jacob H. Garner and Benjamin Johnson. Your historical information has been very helpful.

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Bryan Fussell
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BRFussell@aol.com
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09 Dec 2001
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07:54:58

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Mr. Block,

I just found your website and loved your article on the Jayhawkers in Louisiana. I live in Alexandria now, have in-laws in the Sulphur area, and went to high school in Assumption Parish. I believe you covered all of them in your article. I wanted to drop you a note and tell you how much I am enjoying your writing.

Bryan Fussell Alexandria, LA

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