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Catherine (Prophit) Demers (#46989928)
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Bio Photo My 4th Great Grandfather Lane came to Texas by 1835 and settled in a Stephen F Austin colony. His son, Alfred Lane married Charles Goodnight's older sister, Elizabeth. The Goodnights came to Texas in 1850.

Charles Goodnight of the Goodnight Loving Trail fame, and Alfred Lane, an early Texas Ranger, were on a trail drive. Alfred had a dream that his family was in danger from Indians and told his brother-in-law, Charles, he would have to go home. Not long after he departed, Charles Goodnight and the other trail drivers heard yells and screams of an Indian battle coming from Cement Mountain, Texas. By the time Charles reached Alfred, who was dead, on Cement Mountain the battle was over and the Indians had left. Concerned the Indians might return and scalp Alfred, Charles buried him on Cement Mountain and returned to the trail drive. On his way home from the train drive, he left the other trail drivers and retrieved his brother-in-law's decaying body off of Cement Mountain to take it home to Alfred's wife (his sister) and children for burial in Palo Pinto Co., Texas. Charles called Alfred "a splendidly brave man."

I am very interested in Genealogy. My closest family lines are: Ashcraft, Cornelius, Crow, Cuberson, Eastwood, Garrison, Goodnight, Johnston, Key, Lane, Moore, Newton, Prather, Price, PROPHIT, Runnells, Smith, Snidow, Swearingen, Webb, Whilkins, Williams, and Williamson.

Only some of what I enter will be family connected.

Catherine (Prophit) Demers
U.S.A.F. Vietnam Era Veteran (1968-1972)
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Mary Ann Jeffers
Alfred Lane
I am looking for a photo of Alfred since his sister married into part of my Sheek family. Can you help me??
Mary Ann
Added by Mary Ann Jeffers on Sep 11, 2014 8:08 PM
Michael Mussinan
Nell Fisher and Pearl Woodruff

Thank you for updating and linking Nell and Pearl's memorials. I am working on the Peterson Family tree. Nell's grandmother was Eliza Peterson Ramsey. Family records do not have much on Eliza's family, so it was great to find Nell and Pearl. I'm slowly finding and putting their family together. My great grandmother was Elizabeth Peterson Arey.

Thanks Again,
Michael Mussinan
Added by Michael Mussinan on Sep 05, 2014 5:12 AM
linda shepard
47943861 Glenn William Bales
Married first to Kathleen Iris Gibbs F.A.G. #79837742, the d/o Oliver Grant Gibbs F.A.G. #79840495 and Algenette Hazeltine #79840529. Glenn and Kathleen had 2 children: Glenda Sue Bales who married Thomas Clayton Dusek (ch. are Lansing Gibbs Dusek and Thomas Glen Dusek)and Tommy Grant Bales #47943863 who married Susan Margaret Flint (ch. are Kathleen Sue Bales and Leonard Uearl Bales).
Added by linda shepard on Sep 04, 2014 3:30 PM
Thank you!
Added by MLBushong on Aug 16, 2014 10:43 AM
McGinnis Family
Hello Catherine,

I am writing in regard to the following memorials:

Sam Houston McGinnis #95696209
James Marion McGinnis II #95692551
Nancy Isabel Wingfield McGinnis #82486816

My dear grandmother Gwen McGinnis Bushong has been our family's genealogist until she passed away in 2007. I have taken over that role for our family since her death. Sam Houston McGinnis is my great grandfather, Gwen's dad. He was one of MANY children in this particular McGinnis family that included two mothers and a total of 18 children (i.e. - complexity and confusion trying to keep them all straight).

I would very much appreciate the opportunity to take over the management of these family memorials listed above of my great grandparents. I am very, very well researched and knowledgeable of this McGinnis family because of my grandmother Gwen, her family bible, and all that she knew of her family, along with many of today's helpful research tools.

Thank you!

Added by MLBushong on Aug 01, 2014 7:46 PM
chandice cook
ethan hawke taylor
Hello, I am a close family member of Ethan hawke Taylor and I just wanted to ask if maybe you had gotten the date of birth wrong. The Ethan hawke Taylor that I know of in that town was the stillborn son of Larry and Shamey Taylor,my great uncle and aunt. I just wanted to give you that info just in case it was the same person.
Added by chandice cook on Aug 01, 2014 6:31 PM
RE: Hiram Henry Daugherty
It was so long ago that I worked this name that I had forgotten about the "sorted affair" that happened in this case. Thanks for the info!
Added by Deb on Jul 19, 2014 12:23 PM
Catherine Miller Newell
Lida Fowler Ivie/Edna Norman
In the 1940s census, I noticed that Lida Ivie lived with James & Edna Norman. They said that she was James' mother-in-law.

The census could be way off base but my grandmother (James' niece) remembers Lida and Lonnie living with her aunt and uncle after Lida's husband died for sometime and that Lida was related to Edna somehow.

Do you happen to know the connection between Edna and Lida?

Lida's memorial

Edna's memorial

Here is the census:
Added by Catherine Miller Newell on Jul 19, 2014 12:35 AM
Russ Davies
RE: Wow, I was having a bad day!
For some reason the secondary note explaining the reason for declining suggestions is not being shown. The secondary reason which I added to all returns reads: "In accordance with advice from Tyler, Customer Solutions Associate, please provide documentation or source for suggestions submitted through edits. I will then gladly approve them."
If you have sources such as death certificates please add them to the memorial using the "add a photo" facility. I will then accept the edits.
Added by Russ Davies on Jun 28, 2014 5:58 PM
Melinda Pearl Allen-Grimes
Ronald Earl Allen 37883103 & Edna Endicott Allen 37882988
Hi there,
I would so love to please request transfer of my aunt and uncle Ronald Earl Allen and Edna Endicott Allen, his wife. Actually Edna was also my mother's 1st cousin and she then married my Dad's brother. So I am related to both of them! Thanks for all your many hours of work trying to take all the pictures and matching up relatives. It's quite a job but a very important one. It helps to have a virtual place like this thanks so much for your contributions! Take Care,
Melinda Allen-Grimes
Added by Melinda Pearl Allen-Grime... on Jun 22, 2014 3:09 AM
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