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Old Waco (#47102556)
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Bio Photo “What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us;
what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.”
Albert Pike (1809 – 1891) American attorney, journalist, and Civil War veteran.


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Scott Hill
RE: M. Laura Blankenship Cassaday
Got your note tonight about her parents and the cemetery, still working on the data, however from my past with others on Find A Grave, I thought it better to move slowly.

Added by Scott Hill on Apr 30, 2016 9:13 PM
Sherrie Ripley
RE: Billie J Heslip
Thank you for questioning my edit. I do not have any backup info to send you at this time. My info came from Ancestry. Joe B. and Rosa M. Heslip had a son by the name of Billie Joe Heslip born about 1927. There is no census for this as the father (Joe B.) died 1935 from a gun shot wound and there are no traces of the family after that. If you do not accept the edit, it is okay I understand.

Many thanks,
Sherrie Ripley
Added by Sherrie Ripley on Apr 27, 2016 2:23 PM
Nancy Yankie Sidarous
You're very welcome. She comes from a China Spring family, and I'm a "Chiney Gal"! My family has been there since the 1800's and I know the older China Spring families, and am related to most of them! I come from the Yankies and Whitfields. Kind Regards, Nancy
Added by Nancy Yankie Sidarous on Apr 24, 2016 8:17 PM
Pamela Groth
RE: Christine Christianson
She was born 3 Nov 1841 Løten, Hedmark, Norway
and then baptized 16 Jan 1842 in the same place.

Added by Pamela Groth on Apr 19, 2016 5:06 PM
Scott Hill
RE: M. Laura Blankenship Cassaday
Sorry, I thought I had removed my edit - I "fat-figured" the wrong Laura Blankenship. Serves me right having two windows open at the same time.

Laura was born in Shelby County, Texas.

Burwell was her brother, the Waco deputy sheriff killed in 1873.(Burwell had a daughter named Laura born in 1866). Also, John J is their brother in the same cemetery.

M Laura Blankenship was the daughter of David Blankenship (1799-bef 1860) and Precious Lewis (1806-1861). They had migrated from Gasconade County, Missouri to Shelby County before coming to Waco.

I suspect that Precious in buried in the same cemetery, however I don't have any proof.

Added by Scott Hill on Apr 12, 2016 7:56 AM
Philip and Frances Ross
Hi! I posted a photo today on Philip Ross's page. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that Frances has been buried yet. There are no new graves near him, and I checked all the fresh graves in the cemetery for her name. There is a blue construction flag next to him, so the burial may be very soon.
Added by astrojet on Apr 06, 2016 5:30 PM
RE: Mack Mullins #160214722 transfer
You are very welcome. I always try to place memorials with family or friends.

Added by Grave_Walker on Apr 02, 2016 9:29 PM
Mack Mullins #160214722 transfer
Transfered his memorial to you since you knew him as I did not. I added the edits you sent as well.

Added by Grave_Walker on Apr 02, 2016 9:05 PM
Michauel Bryan
Sand Flat Cemetery photo
I appreciate your time for visiting Sand Flat Cemetery, taking the great photo and then posting it.

Added by Michauel Bryan on Mar 29, 2016 10:24 AM
Bob Webb

The portrait is beautiful! I had not seen it previously. Where is the original, do you know? I would love to see it someday. Thank you so much for finding it and posting the copy. And, thanks for letting me know you had posted it.

Are you related? And/or is Joan (Druesedow) Griggs related? Francis and my 2nd great grandfather, Edmund WEBB, were half siblings (same father, different mother).

Thanks again! It certainly helps fill out her story on her memorial!

Kind regards,

Bob Webb
Added by Bob Webb on Mar 28, 2016 7:14 PM
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