My wife, Melba nea Wright, and I began our genealogy quest in 1989 and to this day (odd as it sounds to others) one of most rewarding things to do is visit the grave of our ancestors. Now retired, we tend to our family and travel. Even in a foreign country we are drawn to the cemeteries and are rewarded to learn of the many various burial and cemetery practices.
Varner photos Les, I have tried emails that were sent back at email@example.com. I have many old family photos for the George and Martha Varner family of Knox County that were recently given to me by a niece of Miss Blanche Moneymaker. Her parents being William and Cornelia Varner Moneymaker. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
RE: Contact a cousin Les, Have tried the address a couple of times and each time the message fails. Try sending me a message to my business address email@example.com I will add my message below
Les and Melba,
Have tried several times to make contact, but Have run into dead ends since I talked with your daughter(s) at their grandmothers funeral in Anson.
The wright web-site on Spokt is still up and running, although it doesn't get much usage. Maybe we are all getting to that age.
I started The Wright Place in the 80's on My Family. My Family was "bought out" by ancestry and was killed off so we moved to Spokt.com. We lost a lot of our good stuff, but still have a personal means of contact. If you would like, I will send you an invitation (user name and password).
Lots of old pictures and family information.
My research into the Wright history began not long after my dad (Thomas Doyle Wright) passed away in 1967. The doctor told us that daddy had a disease called PKD (Poly-cystic Kidney Disease). It is passed through the blood line (If a parent doesn't have it a child can't get it. It does not skip a generation and then show up. Once a child doesn't get the disease, it dies in that line.
IE - When Jessie Thomas Wright passed the disease down, Three of his 8 children passed the disease along, Joe and Zona did not pass it to their children. Obed nor Winnie had children so it is almost impossible to tell about them. Clara has some signs in her down line but even in modern day medicine, none have been diagnosed with the disease. Out of 4 children my dad had, three of us have the disease, Two of have had kidney transplants.
So much far PKD. I am still digging.
We lost all our trees when Ancestry moved all the information to their own site. I am slowly rebuilding my tree on Family Search. org. Smart of me to trust these computers to never lose anything, I didn't cover my other side by keeping a hard copy of information. Oh Well, the more we lose, the smarter we get.
When you guys get into this neighborhood, give me a call at the number below. In my line of work, I am often not at the house. My office is on main street, but as a property inspector, it's hard to get a rancher to bring his ranch into town for inspection.
By the way, Melba Jean might remember my sister. They played dolls in an old house that Clyde had for migrant labor ( I think this is PC)
Produce the most beautiful picture - And -
It will be turned down by those with different taste
Have Camera in Texas
By the way, Melba and I are kin also on her mothers Parson line. but that's a longer story. TX
waiting on reply from 9-2014 Would you please respond or transfer (46975003 so I can add) info to the memorial: Find A Grave Memorial# 115332902
Most intriguing is the grave of Simmons Owens, unmarked, but present. Owens may be the reason behind the cemetery's name. Owens was a self-proclaimed professional cattle finder. When farmers or ranchers' cattle would go missing, for a fee, Owens would search and retrieve the cattle. It was later found that Owens himself was found stealing the cattle, then taking people's money when he returned the cattle. As law would have it back then, cattle thieves were hung. Owens was hung somewhere near the cemetery and laid to rest in it.
Outlaw Cemetery North Texas Farm & Ranch Vol.2, Issue 09, June 2014
I am the grandson of James R. Varner who is buried in the Varner Cemetery in Knoxville, Th. He was born in the 1870's. I was trying to find out who his father and mother, and his grandfather and grandmother were? Do you have that information? I would also like to buy a genealogy book about the Varner family if you sell them. I guess you and I are kinfolks, but I'm not sure how.
Grandpa Toles Yes, Les that is Grandpa Robert A. Toles in the picture with Mr. Varner. I not sure how to get his cropped facial picture off of Lewis's site and Sibby's off of Catherine's site. I have messaged Ann, but have received no response. Thanks for all your help!!
Robert A. Toles Les, I have tried to contact Ann about the picture on Lewis Toles III. The younger gentleman IS Robert Asberry Toles. The younger woman on Lewis's wife's (Catherine Minerva Cannon Toles) is Sibby Ann Tidwell Toles.
I just want to take this time to thank you so much for Donald's headstone photo!! I have been very busy with my father whom has suffered a massive stroke and I am just able to get on a bit each day to check on things.....It's very thankful to you for them!!