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Joe W Tippit Sr (#47318840)
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Bio Photo I have done family research for over 30 years. I have 17,400+ names in my family tree database. Someone asked, "When will you be finished?" My answer, "The day I die." Then someone can post my memorial at Little River - Wilson Valley Cemetery.

Paternal Names: Tippit, Roberts, Brundrett, Collard, Cook, Cash, Stanford, Davis, and others.

Maternal Names: Henderson, Johnson, Marks, Pricer, Gallman, McGregor, Sanders, Thornton, Robertson, and more.

Wife's Family: Moseley, Crow, Grubbs, Adams, Veal, Mabry, Clinard, Baird, and more.

Cemeteries of Interest:
Little River - Wilson Valley, I have three sir-names that have five consecutive generations buried there. One of those sir-names has a 7th generation buried there. There will be the 6th generation buried there, but none of us have died yet.

Other Bell County Cemeteries have my kin buried there. Dyess Grove, Dyess Family, Holland, Bellwood, Hillcrest, Greathouse, North Belton, and others.

Milam County: Locklin, Walkers Creek, and others.

Houston Area: Woodlawn, Houston National, and others.

A great disappointment is the "Unmarked Grave". Too many times we have a strong idea were someone is buried, but how do we know for sure?

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Mary Alice Clark Snelson
Mary Clark
Hey Joe we have all moved from euless. My mom
Is in a nursing home in Richardson Texas.
I think the name of it is Arapaho village . She
Has been there for the last 3 years. I have
Tried to write to Mary Ann but my letters come
Back to me. Joe it is easier to talk thru e mail
Because I cannot get back to the sight I found
You on. I had to go thru the link given. I am
Living in garland Texas about 20 minutes
From momma. Send me an e mail I can contact
You thru. Thanks , Mary Alice
Added by Mary Alice Clark Snelson on Jul 23, 2014 7:19 PM
Mary Alice Clark Snelson
Harvey Clark
Joe, thank you so much for adding my dad and my brothers Rodney, and little Harvey . It means so much to me that you have done this. My email is
You will never know how grateful I am to you.
Love always your cousin, Mary Alice

Added by Mary Alice Clark Snelson on Jul 23, 2014 1:54 PM
RE: Willie Walter Ballard
Your invitation is so kind! I have just returned home to Florida from the Ballard reunion on July 6th in Elgin. We had 5 generations, including Willie Walter's last living child, Viola. She is the last of her generation, I am sorry to say.
Added by Hazengirl on Jul 16, 2014 2:37 PM
RE: Willie Walter Ballard
What a nice memory. My mother said that they called his wife "Aunt May" and that she was a nice lady. I don't know that they saw their grandfather all that much as kids, because his kids were angry that he divorced their mother. But I do know that he lived his last years with my mother's family, so I guess that some of the kids got over it! :)
Added by Hazengirl on Jul 14, 2014 10:04 PM
Willie Walter Ballard
Thank you for posting the picture of Willie. I had never seen a color picture of my great grandfather. Did Maurie go by May?
Added by Hazengirl on Jul 13, 2014 12:08 AM
Cheri Williams
Henry Thornton & Elizabeth Catherine Warren
Thank you for sharing the pictures... Henry Thornton and Elizabeth Catherine Warren are my 4th g-grandparents. Excited to have found pictures of them. :)
Added by Cheri Williams on Apr 28, 2014 3:08 PM
Saundra Nobles
Barbara Durham - Holly Hills Memorial
Barbara J. Durham, 70, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Fort Worth.

Funeral services were held Friday, April 4, at Granbury Church of Christ. Burial was in Holly Hills Memorial Park.

Memorials can be made to Granbury Church of Christ Christian Service Center.
obit for Barbarh
Barbara was born Aug. 29, 1943, in Stamford, Texas, to William Brascom Morris and Beulah Gertrude Ray Morris.

She married Harold E. Durham, Sept. 2, 1965, in Stamford. She had lived in Granbury for seven years and was a member of Granbury Church of Christ.

She worked for the Fort Stockton, Texas ISD as a special education secretary. Her grandchildren were the center of her life along with the church.

Survivors include her husband, Harold E. Durham of Granbury, formerly of Albany; sons, M. Chad Durham and wife Sherry of Midland, Texas, Brett E. Durham and wife, Erika of Waxahachie; daughter, Misty Renee Walters and husband Randall of Granbury; grandchildren, Nikole English, Summer Jackson, Dilan English, Andrew Walters, Sean Durham, Matthew Walters, Nathan Walters, Elizabeth Durham, Alyssa Durham; two sisters and one brother.
Added by Saundra Nobles on Apr 11, 2014 9:37 AM
Re: Monti
You're very welcome, Joe, and thank you for the kind words. I had been checking for a marker whenever I went to Woodlawn since you had requested a photo quite a while back, so I was glad to see that new headstone, so I could get the photos for you. It's a beautiful headstone!

Thanks and best regards to you, too,
Added by Susann on Mar 12, 2014 9:16 PM
Sarah Locklin Taylor
RE: Nettie Dunnam Moseley
Hi Joe!

This isn't conclusive, but if you visit Milam County at sometime in the future, you might have a look at the actual record and see if it is really written or signed as Netta.

L. D. Mosely, "Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973"
Name: L. D. Mosely
Spouse's Name: Netta Dunnam
Event Date: 18 Nov 1905
Event Place: Milam, Texas
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M75250-7
System Origin: Texas-EASy
GS Film number: 981391
Reference ID: Book 10 page 268

Do you know where L D died? Last I saw was when they were in the 1910 McCulloch Co., TX. Then Nettie was with her father in the 1920 census as a widow. What happened to their son, Willie?

Added by Sarah Locklin Taylor on Mar 10, 2014 11:10 AM
Sarah Locklin Taylor
RE: Sally Hay Zachry
Yes, Joe! The marriage of Sarah Hay "Sallie" Zachry and Alanson L Moseley is where the my Zachry and the Moseley lines connect! Sallie is a 1st Cousin, 5 Times Removed in my Zachry Family. Sallie is a granddaughter of my 5th Great Grandparents, John Rucker Zachry (1748-1813) and Sarah Taylor Hay (1750-aft 1827). Their daughter, Celia (1778-1848), is my 4th great grandmother by her marriage to Samuel Locklin (1770-1853).

The Find A Grave contributor that maintains Sallie and Alanson's memorials, J W Latimer (#47569689), has also done quite a lot of research on the Moseley family. If you've never corresponded with him - he is someone you might like to compare notes or ask questions of missing links, etc.

Added by Sarah Locklin Taylor on Mar 10, 2014 1:17 AM
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