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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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Cathy Cox Porubsky
RE: Jimmie C Cox 48847679 + Catherine Cox 48847672
Thank you so much!
Added by Cathy Cox Porubsky on Nov 15, 2014 8:18 AM
James Edward Derr
Dear Catherine,
Yes, James Edward Derr was born the son of Frederick and Sarah Derr, but he is not Edward M. Derr who was born of Noah and Hennrieta Derr, and adopted by Fred and Sarah in 1891. It was quite a family issue as Noah had not given them permission to adopt Edward M. Derr. Edward M. Derr's name was never changed. He and James Edward (also called Ed by the family) were never the same person. You clearly do not know a thing about our family history and are only going by documents that are not always reliable, but for some reason you wish this to be the end all reliable source on Edward M. Derr. You have my email address so why have you not contacted me? My uncle has his Navy trunk. My grandparents Ralph and Alice Steinberger knew Edward M. Derr as well as his sister Dollie who was Ralph's mother. James Edward Derr who is the actual birth son of Frederick and Sarah Derr passed away in childhood and somehow his records were imposed onto Edward M. Derr's records. Possibly thru the adoption process? I don't know. Likely so. In any event, Edward M. Derr never went aka as James Edward Derr in his entire life. Please stop this as you do not know what you are doing in regards to this matter. Please let my dear beloved Uncle Edward M. Derr rest in PEACE.
Mary L. Sterling
Added by Meriel✿Mary♥... on Nov 14, 2014 7:47 AM
Cathy Cox Porubsky
Jimmie and Catherine Cox
I wanted to see if you would transfer Jimmie C Cox 48847679 and Catherine Cox 48847672 to me. They are my grandparents.

Thank you,
Cathy Porubsky
Added by Cathy Cox Porubsky on Nov 11, 2014 10:30 PM
R Turns
RE: Mamie Ethel Ramsey + James Arthur Crawford
Added by R Turns on Oct 19, 2014 3:58 PM
Edward M. Derr
Dear Catherine,
I hope you received my email. I thank you for the help in the search for info on my beloved GG-Uncle Ed. We now know who in the family took Edward in to help Noah raise him. Such a struggle went on over him. He said he would not marry as he did not want to possibly put another child thru such an experience. Love can sometimes pull apart those who it is most directed toward. I updated his memorial as I believe Frederick and Sarah may have at some time adopted Edward and this made the change in his birth year to 1891. I have the adoptive family, as I will refere to them, mentioned in his bio as their loving care of Edward deserves just recognition, as does both sisters struggling to keep his remains after his death. Thank you for enriching our family history.
As I said in the email I would preference you leave the document on his memorial, as well as the links to the census and military records, tho at Ancestry you can view the actual record. The writing is sloppy at best. I suppose tho I would write sloppy as well after the several thousandth entry. But please do leave the document photo as both sets of parents are actually correct. Thank you for your assistance.
Best Regards,
Added by Meriel✿Mary♥... on Oct 13, 2014 7:09 PM
Guy Champ
Thank you for providing the family links. Do you by chance have the maiden name for his wife Flora? I'm assuming she remarried after the death of Guy? Do you know which Jones, or if she remarried?
Any additional info would be appreciated.

Again Thanks for your help!
Added by Stone✞Searcher on Oct 13, 2014 9:33 AM
Edward M. Derr
Dear Catherine,
Thank you for the death certificate of my GG-Uncle Edward M. Derr. The parents listed on his death certificate are not correct. He was the son of Noah and Henriette Derr, brother to Dollie Derr and uncle to my Grandfather Ralph I. Steinberger who knew him very well and he was very loved by the family. You may look at my grandfather's photos and see the resemblance between him and his Uncle Ed. Whomever filled out the papers in the family placed the incorrect name of parents on his certificate. Henriette died in childbirth w/ Edward and it was not uncommon for family to step in and help raise the children in such situations. It is a possibility they helped in the raising of Uncle Ed at some time in his childhood as my grandparents helped in raising Garth Jones for a few years. I did make a note that the parents listed are incorrect. My Uncle Jack has his Navy trunk used in WW I. Uncle Ed was an integral part of our family. Also, it is not uncommon for other Derr's to be buried in the same cemeteries.
Please tho in the future if you would please ask to add info to his memorial ahead of time, as his info gets very confusing due to inaccurate information placed on vital documents. You may reach me thru the Suggest an Edit section at anytime. Thank you for your help.
Added by Meriel✿Mary♥... on Oct 12, 2014 10:50 AM
Susan English Welch
Daniel Joseph Welch
I forgot to include my email

Susan Welch
Added by Susan English Welch on Sep 23, 2014 9:17 PM
Susan English Welch
Daniel Joseph Welch
Catherine, I found your Daniel Joseph Welch
Find A Grave# 49114313 in Bellwood Memorial Park in Temple.
b 1901, d 1979.
I am researching a Daniel Joseph Welch, buried in Temple (no name for cem) b 10-22-1901,
d 2-10-1979. You show parents as Daniel M. Welch and Lillian D. Welch.

I show parents as John Ell Welch and Ella E.
McDonald Welch.

Is this "Daniel" one in the same and or just a coincidence. Do you know for sure who his parents are? Just wondering. My Daniel was born in New Baden, Robertson Co., Tx. Had brothers James R. and Quincy Ell, buried elsewhere.
Thanks for any help or suggestions.
Susan English Welch Find A Grave# 47326723
Added by Susan English Welch on Sep 23, 2014 9:01 PM
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
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