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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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Chad Thorson
RE: RWS, James Garrison
Here's my family relations information:

James Garrison + Ester Ann Roberts; Samuel Lee Garrison + Martha Conlee; Abraham C. Buffington + Mary Ann Garrison; William Howard Rainwater, Jr. + Mary Ann Buffington; Mark Rainwater + Leo Nadine Padgett; Burnice Rainwater + Vernon Thorson (My grandparents) So I guess my math was off, James Garrison would be my 6th grandfather.
Added by Chad Thorson on Mar 21, 2015 4:21 PM
Chad Thorson
RE: RWS, James Garrison
Hi Catherine,

Yes in researching my family tree I found out I'm am related to James Garrison. I believe on my father's mother's side. Where would I go to get a DNA check?

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Added by Chad Thorson on Mar 21, 2015 3:31 PM
I would love for you to consider transferring this grave to our family. This gentleman is my husband's third Great Grandfather. His #34507733
My number is 48625801
Thanks for your help
Added by Smitty on Mar 09, 2015 5:08 PM
Weldon Payne
RE: Grady
I guess thanks, not that I know what to do now that I'm managing my Grandparents. This is something I've never done before.

I never knew any of Grady's family except for Uncle John. He lived in Waco and we would go visit from time to time. I never knew my Great Grandad. Sounds like you had fond memories from your story. Thanks for sharing.


Added by Weldon Payne on Dec 31, 2014 7:37 PM
Ed & Mable Clark
Thank you so much for the transfer. Have a great New Year
Added by txladyjane on Dec 31, 2014 7:17 AM
Weldon Payne
I grew up around my grand parents, they owned a little country store a mile from my home. We were in their home almost every day. My Uncle was also very close and we saw his family regularly and I never heard of a deceased infant of my grand parents. It is very interesting what you can learn from the internet about your family. Thanks for the reply.

Weldon Payne
Added by Weldon Payne on Dec 22, 2014 10:00 AM
Lola Dolores Wood-Daugherty
Just to let you know that Lola D. Daugherty's maiden name was Lola Dolores Wood. Her number is 55428594. She was married to Ripley Trixie Daughterty, 55428801. Would you please connect them as husband and wife. Thanks so much. (Rip has an interesting middle name, doesn't he.)
Added by Antoinette on Dec 07, 2014 5:49 PM
Mary Jane (Meroney) Taylor
Ethel Harris
Please excuse my oversight on this memorial. I was thinking it said 2015.
Added by Mary Jane (Meroney) Taylo... on Dec 03, 2014 5:26 PM
Mary Jane (Meroney) Taylor
Ethel Harris
Please correct the date of death.

Added by Mary Jane (Meroney) Taylo... on Dec 03, 2014 5:24 PM
Becki Christian Depew
James R Hodge
Hello, I notice you have a memorial for James R. Hodge, Find A Grave # 31506848, buried in the Mountain Grove Cemetery in Taney County, Missouri. I'm related to the other Hodge families buried there. I'm wondering if and how your James fits into those families. Also, are you related to the Hodge or other families buried there?

Many thanks,

Becki Christian Depew
Find A Grave # 46949330
Added by Becki Christian Depew on Dec 03, 2014 2:24 PM
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