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William Alexander Esselman, Jr
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Birth: Apr. 24, 1853
Death: Oct. 3, 1935

(This is my great, great-grandfather)

William Esselman moved here from Tennessee to Texas after hearing about some good farm land over in Waxahachie. When he got here he was not impressed being that the plains were flat and it did not look like the mountains back home. Being his wife was coming by train with their children, he sent a telegraph back home to tell her and the kids to stay there. The telegraph did not make it back in time to tell her to stay in Tennessee, so they were on their way. After making it here, the Esselman family opened a store in Waxahachie and were active in the community. When William's wife Elizabeth died he was sad. Sad enough that he used to sit in his rocker with Elizabeth all the time on their front porch. When she died he moved his rocker inside. One of the kids asked him why did he move the rocker inside and he said there was nothing beautiful for him to look at anymore. He followed right behind her being he died of a broken heart. 
 
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 Parents:
  Rebecca King Esselman (1822 - 1906)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Douglas Hickman Esselman (1861 - 1934)
 
 Children:
  Cora Mae Esselman Sprouse (1882 - 1941)*
  James Garfield Esselman (1883 - 1944)*
  William Thomas Esselman (1887 - 1976)*
  Creel Orvis Esselman (1891 - 1917)*
  Mattie Esselman (1894 - 1895)*
  Lilla Esselman McNair (1896 - 1987)*
 
 Sibling:
  Mary E Esselman Spence (1846 - 1916)*
  William Alexander Esselman (1853 - 1935)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Waxahachie City Cemetery
Waxahachie
Ellis County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Steve Perry
Record added: May 08, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19291817
William Alexander Esselman, Jr
Added by: Steve Perry
 
William Alexander Esselman, Jr
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- Steve
 Added: Oct. 6, 2010

- Steve
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- Respectfully, Linda Jones Everett
 Added: Dec. 28, 2009
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