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Guest Book Archive from 2002

Username:
Lynne Bates
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Date:
31 Dec 2001
Time:
20:17:31

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I appreciate your historical articles about east Texas. I will be coming back to your site to get some books. My husband's grandparents (Laura Catlett married James M Bates) lived in the Gilmer (Upshur County) in at least the early 1900's and came to AZ in the 1930's. My daughter is trying to do some family history. I told her we need to know some of the history to better understand how to find James M Bates family. We found Catlett that we traced back to 1540 in Sittingbourne, Kent, England. Thank you for having this history information available. I will be back for some of the books. Thank you.

Username:
Dan A. Nugent
UserEmail:
partsman09@hotmail.com
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Date:
01 Jan 2002
Time:
12:06:08

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I enjoy your site a great deal, I was born in Beaumont and both of my parents (and their parents) lived there for years. While I no longer have a physical connection to Jefferson County your site is a very enjoyable way to maintain a mental connection. Thanks for a very interesting website.

Dan

Username:
Dan A. Nugent
UserEmail:
partsman09@hotmail.com
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Date:
01 Jan 2002
Time:
12:06:25

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I enjoy your site a great deal , I was born in Beaumont and both of my parents (and their parents) lived there for years. While I no longer have a physical connection to Jefferson County your site is a very enjoyable way to maintain a mental connection. Thanks for a very interesting website.

Dan

Username:
Gary Ritnour
UserEmail:
Gritnour324@cs.com
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Date:
01 Jan 2002
Time:
18:25:17

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About the Confederate flag, It is an American flag and I will fly it if I want anytime I want. My family all fought for the south and if you were living in that timeframe you would have too to my guess. It is a part of my history and no one will take that. I do not belong to any kkk outfit and do not agree with them, I also do not agree with the black panthers or the NAACP which holds black people back and holds hate in there hearts. I just want people to leave my black brothers and sisters and our confederate flag alone, there were over 93,000 freed slaves that ended up fighting under that flag with my kin, and they stayed here after the war, its the NAACP, and people like Jesse Jackson that blocks the truth from most of them which in turn are blinding people like you into putting one of our flags under the bed....this is written with love and concern, may God bless you and yours, Gary Ritnour Huntington TX.

Username:
Wilbur Cottle
UserEmail:
x0cottle@raytheon.com
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Date:
03 Jan 2002
Time:
14:48:09

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Many thanks for your interesting articles. I grew up at LaMarque, and lived on the coast from 1937 to about 1960.

Username:
Michael L. Sanders
UserEmail:
sawdust256@hotmail.com
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Date:
07 Jan 2002
Time:
03:30:07

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Mr. Block,

 

I just wanted to thank you for all of the tiresome hours that you have spent researching and documenting the various histories that you have. If it were not for writers of your expertise and ability to make one relive history then, no one would ever know or want to know the rich history of our state, our various counties and the history of who we are. Abe Lincoln said, "A country that does not recognize its past, has no future". I feel that we as individuals are in the same boat! Thank you for all of your hard work. I read everything you have posted and I am looking forward to reading your books! Again, thank you. Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp #1790 Woodville Texas Mike Sanders

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Raymond C. Carrington
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raycarringtonartist@yahoo.com
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Date:
13 Jan 2002
Time:
11:43:33

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The Carrington Foundation For Public Art donates "Railroad Worker" sculptures worldwide from Germany to Korea. If anyone is interested, please view our web site at www.carringtonfoundation.net

Thanks, Raymond C. Carrington President

Username:
Keith Melancon
UserEmail:
lsu4life@earthlink.net
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Date:
14 Jan 2002
Time:
10:54:22

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Nice work here! As a descendant of the Trahan and Burch families of Johnson's Bayou and Sabine Pass, it is a real treat to read the history brought forth in such a lively manner. I used to always wonder why people lived in Johnson's Bayou, given its location, and now I see why. It just makes that wilderness much more appealing, and makes me want to go back and visit. I especially like the brief history on the Indian civilizations, as I found some pottery shards that were dated at about 500 BC - 500 AD from some dredging that was done in Johnson's Bayou. Thanks you.

Keith Melancon

Username:
Candace LeMasters
UserEmail:
canlem@tex-is.net
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Date:
20 Jan 2002
Time:
12:12:12

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Mr. Block, I came across your website while helping my daughter look for information on James McFaddin. While reading the article on the Texas Revolution, I came across the name of Ben Johnson from Sabine Pass. I have heard from my grandmother( who is now deceased) that her grandfather (or great gf) was a Ben Johnson who fought at Sabine Pass with Dick Dowling. I am a member of the George Moffet Chapter of the NSDAR and a member of the Hughenot Society and have applied for admission to the Colonel Dames, but all of this has been based on my mother's family. I would like to try and find some connections on my father's side of the family--- all of the research will have to be done "from scratch". I have tried looking on some of the gen-web sites, but have not been able to find anything. This "Ben Johnson" could be the lead that I have been looking for. Could you send me any information that you might have? Thank you! Candace LeMasters

Username:
Caleb Johnson
UserEmail:
lebbster@hotmail.com
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Date:
20 Jan 2002
Time:
20:17:38

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Dear Mr. Block: I am currently working on an article concerning Jayhawkers in La. I cited an article of yours, and I was wondering where do I find the information detailing the date when your site was last updated? I need it for the Bib. Thanks for your help! Caleb Johnson

Username:
Carolyn
UserEmail:
djandcd@swbell.net
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Date:
22 Jan 2002
Time:
11:19:35

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Dear Mr. Block, I have just finished reading "A Brief History of Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church of Nederland" and I enjoyed it very much. My family moved to Nederland in 1949 and we have been members of St. Charles since that time. I know most of the people you mentioned in your article. My mother reads every column you put in the newspaper and refers to them often. Thank you for all you have taught us. Sincerely, Carolyn Grossman Broussard

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Date:
25 Jan 2002
Time:
19:41:32

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wt send me your e-mail address My address book was wiped out I think I have an idea for your Lemonville article of today

HC Williams williams@pnx.com

Username:
Butch Guidry
UserEmail:
lroyalman@aol.com
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Date:
07 Feb 2002
Time:
18:56:56

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I have enjoyed your site very much. I live in the Big Lake area of Cameron Parish. Originally I came from the Jennings area, and all of my fathers people from the Mermentau community. I'am 53 yrs. old, but remember the stories so well from the old people of the boat trips from Lake Arthur to Grand Chenier. My dad, and Grandfather lived from Mermentau to Grand Chenier, and made a living picking moss back in the early 1900's. You told in one of your articles about a Negro Island near Grand Chenier. There is an island named Negro Island located in the North end of Grand Lake where the Mermentau River enters the lake. We were always told that during the civil war a boat load of slaves was dropped off here to die, because the smugglers were afraid to get caught at Lake Arthur. We never knew the truth about this island, but all of these things have always interested me very much. Maybe this is the same location, and your history is the correct one of this place, if it is even the same island. Whatever the case your articles are very interesting. I have some history books of early acadia parish along the Mermentau river that dates back into the 1700's that are very interesting. Many times I have heard the stories of the Jay hawkers, and even had a great uncle that was killed by them along the Mermentau near the same community as the river. I guess I could go on forever, but keep up the fine work. Butch

Username:
Stuart R Sturrock
UserEmail:
stuart40mls@aol.com
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Date:
08 Feb 2002
Time:
18:57:22

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visiting your site looking for descendants father is william sturrock had a sister margaret i am william's son Stuart

Username:
Michael Martinson
UserEmail:
mimartin@unex.ucla.edu
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Date:
12 Feb 2002
Time:
21:47:49

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What ever happened to Catherine Villars (and son) I understand she spent some time in Campeachy, but then what?

Username:
micah harrison
UserEmail:
micah_harrison@ureach.com
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Date:
12 Feb 2002
Time:
23:18:29

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Mr Block

I stumbled upon your website late tonight and read many entries over the past couple of hours. I found your research very readable and intriguing. I do not know much about the geneology of my family but know that I have some relatives named schmidt or smith in the nederland area that were founders. I read your article on the smith and grigsby bluff settlements and was curious if these bluffs were named after my relatives. I live in bmt now and and have always been drawn to history in general and local history in particular. Any input you could provide would be appreciated.

Micah Harrison

Username:
Dustin Reece
UserEmail:
reececup44@yahoo.com
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Date:
14 Feb 2002
Time:
14:30:05

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Hello there,

I just wanted to say you have done a great job on the cemetary in Sabine Pass, Texas. I grew up there since I was about 7 years old and now I'm 22. Just wanted to say thanks and good luck!

Username:
Rebecca Davis
UserEmail:
Davis@computron.net
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Date:
15 Feb 2002
Time:
20:21:56

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I really enjoyed visiting your site, it is really nice.I love history.Keep up the good work. R. Davis

Username:
Larry Keith
UserEmail:
larry@keithclan.com
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Date:
17 Feb 2002
Time:
23:40:06

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Wonderful web site. The material on K.D. Keith, of special interest to me, as a genealogist, is wonderful. I would offer several comments, as to small details.

In 1990, while seeking a particular grave, near Keithville, LA, I crawled into a briar patch and accidentally discovered the well-marked but overgrown grave of Esther Keith Sullivan. Intrigued, I began researching to locate her family of orign. In the process, I uncovered some 1850's correspondence she had exchanged with her brother, in Mobile, AL, who happened to be Jehu Williamson Keith, father of K.D. Keith of TX, and 6 additional children. Letters were signed as "Jehu". (Jehu's wife, usually seen spelled as "Adaline" has been reported by her Revire family researchers as "Adalaide", daughter of Henry Lawson and Mary Weatherly REVIRE.)

Username:
dennis morris
UserEmail:
rt66buffalo@juno.com
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Date:
18 Feb 2002
Time:
07:11:37

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Love Your Stores.Still Reading Them.........

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Date:
19 Feb 2002
Time:
22:17:09

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Username:
Katrina Ledford
UserEmail:
Texasrunaway@msn.com
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Date:
19 Feb 2002
Time:
22:28:18

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Mr. Block, My name is Katrina Ledford,and I was trying to find out more info. on Old Aldridge. I was wondering if there is anymore information that you could tell me about. I was alos looking for any photos of the town,or sawmill. I live about 15miles from the site,infact I live in what was Browndel. Thank you very much.

Username:
Pamala Mullinax-Howard
UserEmail:
ValleyComputerConceptshotmail.com
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Date:
21 Feb 2002
Time:
16:27:50

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I am researching my father's (Billie G. Mullinax)family tree, he died in 1993 but began research in 1961.I have in my possession letters addressed to his father, Henry Burton Mullinax,dated 1931-1935 and others regarding the possible connection to the President James Buchanan estate. These letters were from a relative named L.D. Buchanan of Houston, Texas. There are also newspaper clippings regarding the "hoax" that evolved from people attempting to make claims at that time. I want to continue my research and I would like your help if possible to make the connection. My great-grandmother was a Buchanan and she is buried in Georgia and her father was one of the Samuel Buchanan's down line from President James Buchanan...

Username:
Lori (Cole) Baker
UserEmail:
txco@yahoo.com
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Date:
27 Feb 2002
Time:
00:12:55

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I am the granddaughter of Louie Colen Wiess "Papa" and Louella (Hughes) Wiess "Granny" and daughter of Ella Jean (Wiess)(Cole)Reed and Donald Ray Cole. I grew up in Houston, Tx since 1957 until I moved to Colorado Springs, CO in 1999. It's beautiful here and I love to travel, but my heart and my history belong to Texas. All of my relatives are rooted in Southeast Texas. I marvel at the intricacy of geneology and past family stories. Thank you for your hardwork and research to keep us all connected through this website. Lori

Username:
Jim Goodwin
UserEmail:
jgoodwin@clnk.com
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Date:
03 Mar 2002
Time:
18:44:17

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Dr. Caleb Anderson was a physician in the Orange area until abt. December 1872 when he died. In his will he named Dr. D.C. Hewson as heir to all his books and medical equipment. I noticed in your credits the mention of "Memoirs of Dr. D. C. Hewson, Orange, unpublished, 1895." Do you know where those memoirs are housed and how one could view them? Please advise me of any printed material refering to Dr. C L Anderson that you may know exists. Your site has given me a good understanding of the times in the area in which he lived. Thank You.

Username:
Carolyn Armistead
UserEmail:
Sama@flash.net
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Date:
07 Mar 2002
Time:
11:28:26

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Carolyn Wilson Armistead (Husband Sam) daughter of C.O.Wilson

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Tess Anderson & Tara Duval
UserEmail:
tarabot@msn.com
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Date:
09 Mar 2002
Time:
16:29:41

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Hi. We enjoyed reading your history of St. Charles of Borromeo Church in Nederland. Would it be possible for us to add a link to your page about St. Charles from the St. Charles website? Thanks very much,

- Tess Anderson and Tara Duval

Username:
Lisa Horton
UserEmail:
mamakatlady@msn.com
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Date:
13 Mar 2002
Time:
10:10:50

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I enjoyed reading all the History of Nederland, I am of Dutch descent. My grandmother's maiden name was Bruinsma. Annie Bruinsma. She was married to Homer Lee Holcombe. Lived in Nederland, all her life. My mother is MaryAnn Holcombe Rose Purkey. She was married, to my father, James Edward Rose. We still have our home there, 1023 Boston Avenue. I learned things from you that i didn't know. Thank you. Sincerely, Lisa Rose Horton.

Username:
Dolly Nicol
UserEmail:
cherio@hal-pc.org
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Date:
17 Mar 2002
Time:
14:58:45

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Dear Mr. Block, I love your wed site. It was nice of you to have remembered me from my message about my book that I have written about my elusive ancestors Elisha ans Elijah B.. Thomas born May 23 1818. The word has just been put out this week and I have sold 7 books. My book is called "My Thomas, Hayes, Ashworth Families. It 3 separate books under one cover.

Thanks for your tips. Now I remember the you man that took Joyce Calhoon's place, Robert Schaadt.  I would love to drive over to Liberty because it has been a few years since I've been there. When you are on a walker , as you know, you tire quickly just from the drive.

Sincerely and Bless You, Dolly Farrow Nicol

 

Username:
William N Grigg JR.
UserEmail:
bill@nlse.org
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Date:
19 Mar 2002
Time:
11:47:52

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Great website! Really enjoyed reading the different stories.

my website is about Texas history," The New London School Explosion of March18,1937" can be see at: http://www.nlse.org

Username:
Cheryl Floyed
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Date:
21 Mar 2002
Time:
00:45:19

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Great site! Cheryl Floyed Talica Designs http://www.talica.com

Username:
Lesli Neubauer
UserEmail:
neubauer@awesomenet.net
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Date:
23 Mar 2002
Time:
22:29:55

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I am writing a fiction novel about a young couple who came over from Germany around 1846. I am wondering if they were wealthy in Germany, how would they have brought their fortune with them? Gold? if so, gold coins? I love your site! You have taught me so much. I am insprired by what you wrote. Giving me many ideas to use for my Charactors circumstances. I have used no exact stories. I chose to not use any real names or events, I don't want anything to come back to bite me in the butte. Your site has answered most of my questions. Another one, during 1846-50 around Gonzales County, was all the land bought and sold, or would there have been any "claims" or homesteads?Thankyou for all your hardwork and information.

 

Username:
Butch Guidry
UserEmail:
lroyalman@aol.com
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Date:
25 Mar 2002
Time:
20:09:46

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Mr. Block your article on Negro Island came out in the cameron Pilot. It was a vry nice article, and I really thought that was nice of you to mention my name in the story. I had one of my brothers over from Baton Rouge who loves historical things, and he enjoyed the article also. My brother is fixing to buy a digital camera, and he wants me to take him to what is left of the Island so he can take pictures of it. When he takes them and downloads them on his computer, only if you would like I could have him email a copy to you. I also will try to locate some older maps that showed the location of the island, and maybe if you would want a copy I could send you one. Again thanks for the mention of my name in your article. Have a happy Easter Holiday! Butch Guidry

Username:
Chantelle Moore
UserEmail:
ashchan12@yahoo.com
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Date:
03 Apr 2002
Time:
00:19:34

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W.T.

I am one of the many members of the Block family and am very proud of that thank you so much for all the information you have given me access to if you come across anything that I would be inerested in please e-mail me and let me know.

Thank you,

Chantelle Moore (proud grand-daughter of Harmon R. Block Sr.)

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Mrs. Terry Larson
UserEmail:
mncajun@charter.net
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Date:
03 Apr 2002
Time:
15:33:02

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Hello Mr. Block,

I've been enjoying your website and all the stories so very much. Thank you for putting them online. I was born and raised in Port Arthur and so were my children. I now live in Minnesota.

I'm sharing your stories with my now grown boys. It's a great way to give them a sense of place of the land where they were born.

My ancestors arrived in Port Arthur in 1898 and made their home on Houston Ave and Sixteenth St. My great grandpa was Herman Bos, a storekeeper and his brother was Peter Bos, a building contractor. The helped build Port Arthur and the Texas Company Refinery.

Just wanted to tell you that you have a wonderful website and I look forward to see what more you will share with us.

Mrs. Terry Larson

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Sam and Carolyn Armistead
UserEmail:
sama@flash.net
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Date:
18 Apr 2002
Time:
14:14:57

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4/18/2002 W.T. We just received in the mail a copy of your article about C.O.Wilson from a friend that saw it in the Beaumont Enterprise. Fantastic!! This really tells everyone what C.O.Wilson was about and how his efforts helped shape Nederland school system. We appreciate your intrest and efforts to tell everyone about his life and goals.

Username:
R. L. Morgan
UserEmail:
rmorgan1911@sbcglobal.net
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Date:
20 Apr 2002
Time:
11:19:29

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I enjoy your site very much. I would like to see more articles on Hardin county.

Username:
Thomas L. Zumwalt
UserEmail:
t_zumwalt@msn.com
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Date:
09 May 2002
Time:
10:53:12

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I am looking for information on John Johnson and his wife Malinda Cole. Thery were married inLA in 1827 and had land grants in Liberty Co. in 1828. John died about 1845/46 and Malinda married James Railey. John and Malinda were my ancestors. I have proven documation from my self to them and back to John's parents and Malinda's fmily back to pre revolution. Willing to share. Also looking for information on ther neighbor John Roberts.Thanks

Username:
Judy Trahn Guidry
UserEmail:
judith@xspedius.net
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Date:
14 May 2002
Time:
15:23:20

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Mr. Block, my family is from Johnson bayou and I was doing some genealogy and came across an article that mentioned The "Lake Side Review" a weekly newspaper published in Cameron Parish in 1895. I was wondering if you or someone may be familar with this paper.

Username:
Jeanie Cantu
UserEmail:
jncantu@aol.com
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Date:
14 May 2002
Time:
20:28:25

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Mr. Block: Your son Bill gave us your site address; I am Julius's wife, Jeanie. Julius is Amelia's Elizondo's brother. We are intrested on information on fishing sites in the Gulf Cost Area and Bill said you had one but was not able to find it. Can you help me? Meanwhile, I will enjoy what you have, now I know where Bill got his talent on the work he does. Thank you, Jeanie Cantu

Username:
SHARON MARTIN
UserEmail:
CAPITOLCITYHAT@AOL.COM
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Date:
19 May 2002
Time:
18:36:50

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WOULD LIKE MORE INFO ON BLACK POPULATION IN BEAUMONT

Username:
Linda Falcon
UserEmail:
falcon@exp.net
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Date:
25 May 2002
Time:
18:52:15

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I'm appreciative of the history of the Aldridge sawmill in Angelina National Forest. Today while hiking we came across the place and your story helped to answer so many questions..Thank you very much!

Linda Falcon Orange,Tx. orange,

Username:
Anne S. Richard
UserEmail:
Richard@GlobalOctanes.com
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Date:
28 May 2002
Time:
13:46:47

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I really enjoyed reading about Nederland, Port Author and Port Neches. I'm from Vinton, La. and did not know that the Dutch were early settlers in this area. You've really done a wonderful job.

Ms. Anne Richard Deer Park, Texas

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Date:
14 Jun 2002
Time:
12:24:46

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Professor Block my name is Michael Arrington. I'm contacting you in reference to my Grandmother, Mrs. A.L.French, who is hoping to speak with you concerning the Smith family of Nederland at the Saturday affair at the regional library. I realize this is contact is at the last minute, but I thought I might try anyhow. She has grown a bit feeble, yet loves your articles in the Enterprise. We shall eat lunch there and shall be most happy if you can spare a few moments of your time. I'm borrowing my aunt's computer to send this e-mail. I hope the return address will accompany it. Sincerely, M.S.A.

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L.N.Hill
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lnh405@aol.com
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Date:
16 Jun 2002
Time:
16:02:43

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Having been born in Panola county,lived at one time in Beaumont and being a "History Nut", I find this a wonderful trove of history. I have encouraged all my family to look this site over.

Username:
L.N.Hill
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Having been born in Panola county,lived at one time in Beaumont and being a "History Nut", I find this a wonderful trove of history. I have encouraged all my family to look this site over.

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Frank Scales
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Thank you for a very good web site. I am doing a search for my father who is wanting some history of a particular oil well in Orangefield in Orange County. The well was called Hollis Number 1. The lease was owned by Al Brown, and my grandfather A.A. Scales was the engineer. I haven't been able to find a resource. Thank you.

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Kevin Donovan
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23 Jun 2002
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I wish to thank you for your work. I came across your site when hunting information about the history of Southeast Texas. After relocating to Beaumont four years ago and then to Nederland two years from that point, I have been inticed with the rich history hidden, forgotten, or misplaced concerning this region.

Culture shock is the price one pays for change, however, I like to learn. Having this desire to learn about the local history came about with the discovery of a small forgotten, yet moderatly well kept grave yard in Beaumont that dates to the 19th century. Only 13 graves are there and it is located behind a carwash. Some people have offered openended speculative lore, I now have a valuable opportunity to perhaps learn more.

Thank you.

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Nadine (Cormier) Crumpler
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I just finished reading the book "Sapphire City of the Neches". It was wonderful. So many people I related to. The pictures were great also. Love, Love, Love, the book. Are there any more books or articles about my family that I could read about? I am the granddaughter of Felix Joseph (Pete)Cormier, daughter of Anthony Calvin (Tony)Cormier Sr. and Doris. Keep up the great work! Thanks again, Nadine (Cormier) Crumpler

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Nadine (Cormier) Crumpler
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27 Jun 2002
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I just finished reading the book "Sapphire City of the Neches". It was wonderful. So many people I related to. The pictures were great also. Love, Love, Love, the book. Are there any more books or articles about my family that I could read about? I am the granddaughter of Felix Joseph (Pete)Cormier, daughter of Anthony Calvin (Tony)Cormier Sr. and Doris. Keep up the great work! Thanks again, Nadine (Cormier) Crumpler

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04 Jul 2002
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I ran into your website while looking for Fourth of July Events in Beaumont. Nice work!

Bruce Block your local grocer...

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Clay Ellis
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08 Jul 2002
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Nice site. I haven't seen all of it but intend to do so. Thanks for a job well done.

Clay Ellis

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Michael
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16 Jul 2002
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I really enjoyed the story about the Olive Ghost Train. You have a good site going, please keep it up!

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Dan Roy
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Howdy, I stumbled across this site while surfing info about "gator" hunting...read "Call us "Alligatorville" if you will"...very good and satisfying read, I'm impressed with the research you have done on the articles I've read...definitely a fan. Thanks

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Royce Ferguson
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Found your website by "Sabine Pass." My great grandfather, Wilburn W. Ferguson, who fought for the Confederacy, is believed to have fought there. My sons and I are flying to New Orleans in August and renting a car to visit the battlefield (and other sites along the Gulf). His descendants settled in Goose Creek (now Baytown) Texas, etc. Thanks for your work.

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Gary E. Theall
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28 Jul 2002
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I very much enjoyed your article on the Legacy of Jean Lafitte in Southwest Louisiana. Although I am 62 years old and grew up in Southwest Louisiana (Abbeville), your article contained more information than I had ever heard or seen before. Thank you for making this available. I look forward to reading more of your work as time permits.

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Judy Duncanq
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31 Jul 2002
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What a wonderful surprise to find your site! Your articles are so fascinating and I look forward to reading some of your books! Thanks so sharing all your knowledge and research!

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Bohumila BOledovicova
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I am looking for some one with name Jozef MIchael BOledovic. He is my father unfortunateli we lost contact when my mum csanged are phone number. It was 5 year ago.The adreess wich he gave me is not working any more./Tampe, Florida/ please contact me if you know anythig about him. Thank you Bobo

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Richard Wayne Fraser
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05 Aug 2002
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William T. Block,

I new for visiting you web site but I like history and new a genealogy research. I like old stories and you site is great. My mom and dad told me stories about big cat like Black Panthers when they were young. Mother, Lillian Hayden, lived in Pauls Valley Oklahoma and Seymour Texas when she was young. Her family were neighbors to the Paul(s) for whom the area was named and she had great stories to tell. My father, William Plumlee Fraser, from Kentucky came to Texas around Athens Texas and he hunted the woods there in the early 1900s, and he told of Black Panther stories and various hunting trips.

Their ancestors came from Kentucky, Virginia and mother's line came from Thomas Haydon I of Parish of Uphill in Somerset shire England. My father's line came from Kentucky, Virginia and Inverness Scotland. It is fun to trace ones ancestry and to read others information on Histroy. Thanks so much for your site it is a real joy to read.

I've been told by an old aunt that my grandmother's uncle James Ogden fought with Sam Houston and was to have another relative who fought in the Alamo, so I'm trying to learn how to find out. All my ancestors have fought in all our wars. I was in the Army in 1965 to 1967.

Thanks again,

Richard Wayne Fraser rjfraser2@juno.com

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tom zdrahal
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hello, i just moved to texas in june and it is alot different than western pennsylvania right outside of pittsburgh.i am used to hills, potholes,and the occational go screw yourself while driving down the highway. peolple here wave,say hi and smile first.it is so cool.it's like a different country down here.do i need my passport?i first moved to texas city and the mosquitos were not very friendly.so i moved to kountze to see some friends and this is really cool.laid back.we moved into the old railroad cafe on the edge of town accross from mohawk brand tire is.iam looking to find more about the place.i think it is around 110ish years old.could you please direct me to any possible source's to do so? i would be really happy.you can email me at zmaxx72@.com.

thank you very much,

tom

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Stephen Smith
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Mr. Block, Thanks for your extensive and invaluable research into East Texas history, particularly Southeast Texas during the Civil War. I am from Beaumont, currently station with the US Army in DC, and my family has lived in both Hardin and Jefferson counties since the late 1800s. Also,I was wondering, how could I obtain a copy of the Diary of CAPT G.W. O'Brien? It is not listed on any bookstore websites. My gr-gr-gr grandfather was a private in Company E, Spaight's Battalion, and I would be very interested in learning more about these "unsung heroes" of the war. Thanks again.

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Dave Brannon
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02 Sep 2002
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I am doing research on the history of oil exploration in Washington State. Washington has had a few oil booms, not even the stock promoters got rich, and a few producing wells in the past not much has been written on the 100 year history of our oil exploration. If any one might have a tidbit of information I would love to hear from you.

Thank you.

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Brandon Ordoyne
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Mr. Block, I am very enthused about your website and how much you know about the history of my hometown of Sabine Pass. Its great that people like you that preserve and present the history of my great hometown. Although over the years from being Jefferson County's largest towns to one of its smallest, I can still say that I am proud of being from Sabine Pass and its people like you that help keep its history alive. I just wish there were more websites with pictures of Sabine Pass, cause I would like to see what it was like for my ancestors growing up in Sabine Pass was like. Thanks for the history.

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Arthur G. Reviea
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16 Sep 2002
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Maggie Pearl Block, who married George Boyd Reviea, is my grandmother on my fathers side of the family. Do you have any stories about Maggie Pearl and her siblings? I would be interested in hearing anything you may have. Love your website.

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John R. Miller,  Bridge City
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Mr. Block, I've enjoyed your writings for years; my son and daughter-in-law have bought me some of your books. Very interesting and well-researched. I remember you from years ago when your younger son was in Troop 52 of the Boy Scouts and you accompanied us on overnight trips. I greatly enjoyed several of your articles here, especially the one concerning Bessmay, Tx. I lived there as a young boy and I have written a short story myself about the fire that destroyed the town. At another time, I'll share that with you if you're interested. Thanks again! John R. Miller

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John R. Miller,  Bridge City
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19 Sep 2002
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Mr. Block, I've enjoyed your writings for years; my son and daughter-in-law have bought me some of your books. Very interesting and well-researched. I remember you from years ago when your younger son was in Troop 52 of the Boy Scouts and you accompanied us on overnight trips. I greatly enjoyed several of your articles here, especially the one concerning Bessmay, Tx. I lived there as a young boy and I have written a short story myself about the fire that destroyed the town. At another time, I'll share that with you if you're interested. Thanks again! John R. Miller

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Tom
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19 Sep 2002
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21:32:40

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Wonderful Website, Extremely Informative!!! I'm originally from California, and am very interested in local history.

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Robby Murphy
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21 Sep 2002
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Hello I throughly enjoy your website. A friend of mine gave me your website. We both have metal detectors and we hope the information from yor websitewill come in handy some day.

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Sylvia Livergood Heath
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26 Sep 2002
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Read your chapter on The Battle of Calcasieu Pass, Louisiana. My grandfather's grandfather was Thomas J. Livergood. He belonged to Co. C of Daly's Cavalry Battalion. Not alot out there on Daly's Battalion so I appreciate eveything I find.

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Toby Comeaux
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10 Oct 2002
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Mr. Block, your article on Louisiana Jayhawkers interests me. Through my sister's ancestry searches we found an ancestor by the name of Ones(z)ime Comeaux(a grandfather). He was born in 1800 and died in 1866. Family legend has it that he did not agree with the war and headed to the swamps to avoid the draft. He was later found out and hung, I guess in 1866 which didn't make sense because the war ended in 1865. It wasn't until I read your article that I found out that many were hung after the war. Is there anyway that I could find out wether he was just hiding or if he was a Jayhawker. The family legend seems to go toward just hiding out. I hope so. If he was a Jayhawker, I will have to live with the disappointment. I have many more ancestors who served in the War bravely.

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Granvel J. Block
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15 Oct 2002
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W.T., My name is Granvel Block and I live in Orange. I have been doing a lot of family tree research lately and am trying to gather copies of old family photos as well. My father is C.W."Sonny" Block and his father is Walter T. Block who's father is Adolph Bernhard Block. I saw on your web site where you had the photo of his father George Fredrick Block. I contacted Mr. Barnett from your information and spoke with him about the photo. Mr. Barnett said he had several photos I would be interested in and would make me pictures from what he has with your permision. I would appreciate it if you would allow him to make copies for me. I will also be happy to pay Mr.Barnett for his efforts. If you are in agreement in leting him make the copies please let him know. I have plans of having a nice copy of Grandpa Block's photo in a older looking frame to hang in my home. (p.s.) I have a very old photo of seven of the Block Brothers all standing togather hanging over my fireplace that I had a negative made from that I would be pleased to share with you. Thanks, Granvel J. Block

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Granvel J. Block
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15 Oct 2002
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W.T., My name is Granvel Block and I live in Orange. I have been doing a lot of family tree research lately and am trying to gather copies of old family photos as well. My father is C.W."Sonny" Block and his father is Walter T. Block who's father is Adolph Bernhard Block. I saw on your web site where you had the photo of his father George Fredrick Block. I contacted Mr. Barnett from the phone number that you listed and spoke with him about the photo. Mr. Barnett said he had several photos I would be interested in and would make me pictures from what he has with your permision. I would appreciate it if you would allow him to make copies for me. I will also be happy to pay Mr.Barnett for his efforts. If you are in agreement in leting him make the copies please let him know. I have plans of having a nice copy of Grandpa Block's photo in a older looking frame to hang in my home. (p.s.) I have a very old photo of seven of the Block Brothers all standing togather hanging over my fireplace that I had a negative made from that I would be pleased to share with you. Thanks, Granvel J. Block

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Granvel J. Block
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15 Oct 2002
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W.T., My name is Granvel Block and I live in Orange. I have been doing a lot of family tree research lately and am trying to gather copies of old family photos as well. My father is C.W."Sonny" Block and his father is Walter T. Block who's father is Adolph Bernhard Block. I saw on your web site where you had the photo of his father George Fredrick Block. I contacted Mr. Barnett from the phone number that you listed and spoke with him about the photo. Mr. Barnett said he had several photos I would be interested in and would make me pictures from what he has with your permision. I would appreciate it if you would allow him to make copies for me. I will also be happy to pay Mr.Barnett for his efforts. If you are in agreement in leting him make the copies please let him know. I have plans of having a nice copy of Grandpa Block's photo in a older looking frame to hang in my home. (p.s.) I have a very old photo of seven of the Block Brothers all standing togather hanging over my fireplace that I had a negative made from that I would be pleased to share with you. I also have copies of older photo's of my Grandpaw Walter T. Block if you don't already have them, one is him standing at a dock posing with his bell diving helment (he was the local diver in the Orange Area in the 1920's ). Thanks, Granvel J. Block

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Bobbie Railey
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I'm trying to do a family histroy on the Railey's. My great grandfather was Virgil Railey. If you can help me please let me know. Thahk You.

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Hilton Hunt
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16 Oct 2002
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I revisited your site tonight and I want to thank you for keeping the site up. I especially like reading about the pirates such as Cronea who served with my ancestors, David and Isaac Garner during the Texas Revolution. Thanks for all of the good work!

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Shelby C. Pierce
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Geraldine Hunt(409)983-7460
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26 Oct 2002
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I am the grand-daughter of Dave Andrews who lived in Grand Chenier, married Mary Magdeline Frank. They had 7 children. Papa was known as "Uncle Dave" by everyone in Cameron, worked for the Cranes and lived in a shanty near the ferry that welcomed every visitor to Grand Chenier from Southeast Texas. We lost many members of our family during hurrican Audry. I commend you for the historical works that have helped to broaden our perspectives. May God continue to bless you.

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Mary
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27 Oct 2002
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hello,

im interestes in the wendish people who left germany years ago. your site helped me. im a wendish person too, and still live with the custums and language. sadly i cant take part in celebrations that often, because i moved to mainz last year.

the text about german heritage is great

thanks mary

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Kim Scarberry
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28 Oct 2002
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I came across your "Nederland, as I Remember It" article while researching the Alvarez family history. It was really nice to read about my family (Johhny Alvarez is my grandfather, Joe Almond is his cousin) and all of the people they grew up with. My mother even recognized your name right off the bat - "he's the historian". Everyone in the family is wanting a copy of the article and can't wait to read it. Thank you.

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Lacy
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Date:
31 Oct 2002
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Nothing is ever mentioned, and I am having a hard time looking up history on East Texas bottling works. Bottles are rare and bring a good price. This was my ggfather's business and I have a picture of it on Pine St. in beaumont. Their old homeplace was also being given away by the Beaumont Historical Society if my memory serves me right. No one would move it, so the home was torn down. Any info would be appreciated. Family name -- Loomer

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Ann Caraway Ivins
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11 Nov 2002
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Dear Mr. Block,

You have done us all a great service by publishing your historical works online. I have read and re-read your articles with great interest, particularly those related to Dick Dowling and the Battle of Sabine Pass. I have fond memories of the speech you gave at the Dick Dowling Monument ceremony in Houston on St. Patrick's Day, 1995.

Best wishes,

Ann Caraway Ivins great-great grandniece of Dick Dowling

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David E. Stapp
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Date:
12 Nov 2002
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I have enjoyed the material a lot. The information on German migragions in the mid-1800s and the Dutch effort at the turn of the century have been particularly interesting.

Username:
Joyce Almaguer-Reisdorf
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13 Nov 2002
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Wow. Thanks for the site. Beautifully done, and amazing stories.

Username:
Brian
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Date:
26 Nov 2002
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I noticed in your Burnfin genealogy section the listing of a "James Gardette Burnfin". Gardette is a unique name, especially in that era. I was wondering if he was named after James "Jaques" Gardette, the prominent dentist/surgeon who arrived in America with the French fleet during the revolution and settled here thereafter. He lived briefly in Boston and mostly in Philadelphia, but his decendants spread to New York and New Orleans.

Part of my lineage connects with this surname in New York during the early 1800's. If Gardette is actually a family name that was used in naming your James Gardette Burnfin, I wonder where the Burnfin/Gardette connection was made? I saw new york mentioned in your Burnfin family history- maybe there? Or, perhaps via the numerous Gardettes that populated the New Orleans area by later in the 1800's?

If you have any further information or would like to converse further in regards to this, my contact information is below.

p.s.- enjoyed the website!What a wonderful body of work!

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Dena Johnston
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Date:
29 Nov 2002
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Mr. Block,

I enjoyed your website. I need an autograph in my book Saphire of Port Neches. How about it. Thanks.

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