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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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Dee Statham
I found the notice of his death in Oklahoma City in November 1918, during an influenza epidemic. If you would like a copy of this you can contact me at

Donna Newman

Added by centavo on Aug 27, 2016 11:22 PM
Murry Ham
I think Murry Ham #51879611 is the son of Neal Ham #20677967 and Lela Ham #20677927.
Added by Txjimdandy on Aug 16, 2016 5:08 AM
Deborah Siemonsma
John Edward Hensley
Dear Cathy,
I was recently made aware of your memorial on John Edward Hensley.
How are you related?
John Edward Hensley is my great uncle. He was married to my grandfather sister. John Edward was my grandmother brother. I am double related to John Edward Hensley My obit was updated as of late because i received all the memorablia of his granddaughter Betty Ann Stuart. Betty Ann is my first cousin. I have the actual obit on my memorial. Would you consider transferring your memorial to me> My memorial number is 164188950.
I would appreciate a favor of a reply.
Thanks for your consideration,

Deborah Siemonsma
Added by Deborah Siemonsma on Aug 11, 2016 10:08 AM
jerry smith
Silas and Martha Campbell

I was wondering if you would be kind enough to transfer over my great great grandparents memorials to me? Find A Grave Memorial# 74534267


Jerry Smith
Added by jerry smith on Jul 16, 2016 2:42 AM
Phil Rutledge
Wiley McGinnis followup
Something seems not right. Ellen (my grandfather's sister) was born April 27, 1859 and according to this site, her mother also had a son, Wiley, with a different husband born 3 months later on July 18, 1859.
Added by Phil Rutledge on Jul 04, 2016 5:17 PM
Phil Rutledge
Wiley L McGinnis
He is listed here as a son to my gr-grandfather, Thomas Elliot Rutledge. This is the first we've heard of this. Any idea where this info came from?
Thank you,
Phil Rutledge
Added by Phil Rutledge on Jul 02, 2016 6:55 PM
Loma E Mayes #88657399
Hello Catherine-- I have added a photo for Loma and also sent some edits to you. Also made a page for Loma's husband, Henry. Thanks for all your work. Peggy
Added by pz on Jun 21, 2016 5:34 AM
Papaw Mings
Licirgous Wiley Bell # 31941343 & Mynerva Haney Bell # 31941353

I would like to kindly ask for the transfer of my paternal great grandfather
Licirgous Wiley Bell # 31941343
and my great grandmother Mynerva Haney Bell # 31941353
Thank you for posting them.

Papaw Mings

Note I also emailed you but the emailed is invalid.
Added by Papaw Mings on Jun 02, 2016 10:57 AM
Papaw Mings
Licirgous Wiley Bell #31941343

I would like to kindly ask for the transfer of my great grandfather Licirgous Wiley Bell # 31941343
and my great grandmother Mynerva Haney Bell # 31941353
Thank you for posting them.

Papaw Mings
Added by Papaw Mings on Jun 02, 2016 10:54 AM
Ephraim Jordan Ashcraft
I have a question concerning Ephraim Jordan Ashcraft #58553803 buried at Gentrys Mill, Hamilton County, Texas. You also have a memorial page for his sister, Sarah Elizabeth Faulkenberry #58553892 buried at Gentrys Mill Cemetery. There is another memorial page for Ephraim Jordan Ashcraft at Matagorda County Texas #99439829. There is a photo of a double stone for Ephraim and his wife, Nancy Rebecca Wollard Ashcraft #99439853. My question is where is Ephraim Jordan Ashcraft buried? There is no photograph of a gravestone for him at Gentrys Mill Cemetery, but he does have a sister buried there. The other memorial page does have a photograph of a double stone with his wife. I am working on the Ashcraft family, attempting to link more children and other family members, but I'm confused about which memorial page is accurate.
Added by Laurel on May 09, 2016 9:51 PM
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