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Karen Knapp Rost (#46798099)
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Bio Photo For a Christmas present, I decided to give my daughters and niece a photo album of relatives for a keepsake. When I visited a family cemetery to take photos of markers, I felt surrounded by a lot of love. Everywhere I looked, there were babies who never grew to be an adult. There was my great grandfather, then a great-great grandfather, and the more I dug into the census and the more questions I asked, the more familiar these people became to me. A relative came up with a family tree, tracing our Warren family back to England. I found a great grandfather near my grandfather in a cemetery that the family had visited so many times but no one had ever noticed him. Everyone has been to visit him, now, paying the respects that were long overdue. Beside him, his wife, three sons and a daughter are buried.

I enjoy going to different cemeteries in our area and putting families together. The babies who have no parents with them catch my attention. When I list them, I hope someone finds them and adds them to their family. If I list someone who isn't a family member, I check out the census and our local history books to see if I can find something out about them. My mother has been a tremendous help, as she can recall so many details about these people and the life they lived. My husband has been there with me, wading through stickers, mosquitoes and the Texas heat.

If I have made any mistakes, please let me know. If I have listed your family member, I will be glad to transfer them and let you add them to your listings. I know how important family is to family. Speaking of family, I am researching the Warren , Knapp, Peace, Boydstun, (Boydston), French, Barnett, Carroll and Brim families and families of Navarro Co., Texas.
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Brenda Howard
Lottie Lee Jones
Thank you very much for the transfer. Have a good weekend.
Added by Brenda Howard on Apr 11, 2014 10:09 PM
Brenda Howard
RE: Lottie Jones
That would be great. Thanks for all you do in creating and helping family find family.
Added by Brenda Howard on Apr 10, 2014 5:58 PM
Thank you
Karen Thank you again for the transfer. Because of your work I am able to locate the family.

Thank you again!
Barry Bryant
Added by BLBryant on Mar 24, 2014 12:47 AM
Mary Reynolds Hill
James Harrison Hardman
Hi Karyn,

I have emailed to your person email another tidbit of info for JAMES who is listed in the Dresden Cemetery.
Added by Mary Reynolds Hill on Feb 11, 2014 11:15 AM
Mary Reynolds Hill
RE: Simeon Taylor
Karen, I really appreciate the transfer. It means alot to me.

Yes, I have info for Simeon. His parents are Silas Taylor (1811-1887)and Elizabeth Wallis 1807-btw. 1870/80. Silas' mother was Nancy Tucker,daughter of Revolutionary War Soldier George Tucker b. 1745-1852).

Simeon was born per Bible Record that I have Feb. 17, 1842.

It appears through census records Simeon was born in Alabama,migrated to GA,MS,and then to Texas.

1850 Lafayette Co. MS Simeon living with parents
1860 Not found

Simeon married Sarah E. Baisdon-Womack. Sarah had a daughter (my great grandmother) Martha Womack from a previous marriage, and then three more children with Simeon: Eliza Penelopy (also buried in Dresden Cemetery and married James Harrison Hardman); Alma; and John "Cam".

James Harrison - James died and is buried in Collingsworth County, TX. The family did not have the money to bring him back to Navarro County for burial at the time of his death. Therefore, he has two tombstones; one in Collingsworth County and the other in Navarro County. The family never did bring him back to be buried with his wife.

1870 Pontotoc Co., MS
Taylor, Cimion, 28, Ala
Sarah, 33, GA (born abt. 1837)
Eliza, 3, F, W, At home, Miss

1880 Hopkins Co. TX Census
Simeon TAYLOR Self 38 AL Farmer Fa: GA Mo: GA
Sarah TAYLOR Wife 44 GA Keeping House Fa: SC Mo: GA (born abt. 1836)
Penny TAYLOR Dau 12 MS Farm Laborer Fa: AL Mo: GA
Almer TAYLOR Dau 10 MS Fa: AL Mo: GA
John TAYLOR Son 4 MS Fa: AL Mo: GA (b. 1876)
Silas TAYLOR Father 67 GA Occ: Farm Laborer Fa: NC Mo: GA

1900 Navarro Co. TX census
Simeon Taylor Feb 1842 58 GA GA GA 3 children one living, married 12 years
Sarah E. Taylor, Wife Nov 1848 51 MS SC SC
John M Taylor Son Dec 1874 25 MS GA AL

It appears that Simeon was married again after the death of Sarah. According to Bible records, Simeon's first wife Sarah Baisdon died 1886. The 1900 Navarro Census indicates that Simeon has married again to another Sarah and indicates they are married for 12 years (1888).

I hope this helps,and I really appreciate your tranfer of Simeon's memorial.
Added by Mary Reynolds Hill on Feb 08, 2014 7:33 PM
Mary Reynolds Hill
Memorial# 42012176
I would like to request a transfer for this memorial. He is my ancestor. Thank you so much!
Added by Mary Reynolds Hill on Feb 08, 2014 11:05 AM
Mimsey Tove
Queen Isabella Chambers Warren
I saw your post that you descend from Mark Meeks Warren's brother. I was wondering if you know what became of Queen Isabella Chambers Warren, daughter of Mark Meeks Warren. She married Benjamin C Stockton in 1877, and, according to the 1880 census, they had a son, Benjamin, who was 1 year old at that time. Benjamin, the husband, died in 1884, and is buried in the Phillips Cemetery, where the Stockton clan and the Warren clan are buried.

I've not found any record of Queen Isabella Chambers (Warren) Stockton or her son after 1880. The Find-a-grave records for Phillips Cemetery do not include her or the son.

I did find a 1900 census record for Sam Hammond (26), Gwendolen (16), Sam's wife, and a Belle Stockton, widowed mother-in-law to the head of household. They all are living in Cherry Level, Neshoba, Mississippi. Belle is the right age, and Gwendolen would have been an infant when Benjamin C Stockton died, if she is his daughter. These Hammonds are also buried in the Phillips cemetery, but Belle is not. The Phillips Cemetery seems to be a small old one, used mainly by a handful of families. I"ve not found any record of this Belle Stockton after the 1900 census.

I also determined that Queen Isabella's brother, Will Thomas Peden Warren married Benjamin C Stockton's sister, Sarah A Stockton.

So back to the original question…do you know what became of Queen Isabella Chambers Warren after her husband died?

Any information would be appreciated.

Added by Mimsey Tove on Jan 01, 2014 6:14 PM
Mr Jibbs
RE: Godfrey
Very sad for one family to loose so many infants. The photo is posted. Thank you for setting up the memorial.
Added by Mr Jibbs on Nov 09, 2013 4:20 AM
Mr Jibbs

I believe John Henry and Lellias Mary Godfrey had another infant that died. Yesterday in the Boren Cemetery (Reagor Springs, Ellis County Texas), I found a marker for "Infant Son of JH and LM Godfrey. Born and died June 21, 1896".

Do you believe this may be the case? I will post the images if you want to establish a memorial.

David Teel
Added by Mr Jibbs on Nov 03, 2013 11:02 AM
Lessie & Infant Dau Kendall
We didn't know about the daughter. Thank you so very much for the pictures and information.
Added by MHK on Oct 13, 2013 9:20 PM
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