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Carolyn Davis Bonnet (#47006405)
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Joe Rogers
George W. Allison
Carolyn, I am trying to trace back my g grandfather, George Washington Allison. You have his wife, Sarah Arkansas Cowan's memorial. Do you have any information on him? He was supposedly an orphan but none of our relatives know anything about him.

Thanks!

Joe

Added by Joe Rogers on Sep 10, 2014 2:58 PM

MLBushong
Crawford Family
Thank you!!!

Added by MLBushong on Aug 26, 2014 7:52 PM

MLBushong
RE: Andrew Crawford
Hello Carolyn,

Thank you for the response. Well I had a Crawford question for you but it sounds like you are very familiar with the Harris family instead of the Crawfords. Martha Jane Crawford Bushong married my G-grandfather Luther David Bushong there in San Saba County, TX in 1783. Martha's father and mother are each laid to rest there in Harris Cemetery and they are:

Andrew Jackson Crawford (Memorial# 54915848)
Ellen T. Oliver Crawford (Memorial# 54915918)

You manage these two memorials and I wanted to ask you if I could take over the responsibility of managing these two memorials of my great grandparents. I am very well researched on this Texas and Tennessee family of mine and have a wealth of documentation on their lives before they arrived in Texas, and while they were settled in San Saba County.

If you rather remain the manager of these memorials then I would like to pass along some relevant information to you regarding my grandparents.

Thank you!

MLBushong

Added by MLBushong on Aug 26, 2014 7:36 AM

Elbert
Thomas Milton Davis family connections
Carolyn,
Can you explain your connections with Thomas Milton Davis? It sounds like you may be a relative of one of my great uncles. My father is Doyle Calvin Davis and his father is John Milton Davis whose father was Thomas Milton Davis. I know this will get complicated but would appreciate any info you may have. Trip planned to visit the grave of Annie Jeffrey Davis (the first wife of Thomas Milton Davis)around August 18th.
Thanks
Brenda Joyce Davis Cook

Added by Elbert on Aug 11, 2014 1:48 PM

Tom
RE: David Andrew Harris
I don't mind letting you have the management of the memorial. However, (you know that was coming) I would like to keep in touch and let me know any "new" information you may come across so that we both are as current with information about the Harrises and of course the Dippreys. This will always be coming your way from me. Give me your updates at tdip@sbcglobal.net. I thank you
Tom Dipprey

Added by Tom on Aug 09, 2014 8:41 AM

Tom
David Andrew Harris
According to my records David's mother is Didama (Dedima) Bailey. She was born abt 1822 in Kentucky according to the 1850 Federal Census of Travis County, Texas. I got her surname from C. C. Harris narrative. In 1840 census they were in Jackson County, MO. If you will release, I would like to manage this memorial. David is my ggrandfather.
Tom Dipprey

Added by Tom on Aug 04, 2014 9:57 AM

Elbert
RE: Annie Davis
Sorry, The Name of the Cemetery north of Fort Cobb is the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Thanks
Elbert

Added by Elbert on Aug 02, 2014 5:13 PM

Elbert
RE: Annie Davis
Carolyn,
Doyle's father is John Milton Davis and his mother is Bertha Katherine Stockton. They are buried in the cemetery at Fort Cobb, Oklahoma. There are two cemeteries in Fort Cobb, one north and one south of town. I think the one north is called Pleasant View and the one south is New Hope. We may have the names switched. John was born March 18, 1892. He died in 1962. Bertha died in 1959.

Thanks
Elbert and Brenda Cook

Added by Elbert on Aug 02, 2014 5:09 PM

Elbert
Annie Davis
We just looked up the info for Annie Davis. Are you related to her in any way? #18090970. My wife's father is Doyle Davis and Annie is his Grandmother.

Added by Elbert on Jul 31, 2014 3:23 PM

Steve Chicoine
Preece family
Carolyn,
I have seen your posts many times.

Can you please connect me to the Preece family descendants?

I am an historian and author finalizing a book on Texas Unionists.

Thanks

steve@freedomhistory.com

Added by Steve Chicoine on Jul 25, 2014 8:47 PM

mhavelka
Addl question please
The statement, "Note: Information taken from Williamson County Cemetery Book, Vol.1." appears on several records. Where is this Book located? And is it available to the public?

Thanks,
MH

Added by mhavelka on Jul 25, 2014 11:13 AM

mhavelka
Calvary Cemetery: info on monument
Find A Grave Memorial# 70021726

Hi Carolyn:
I noted that the page for Jan Skrhak in Old Calvary Cemetery states "No Monument."

I photographed his wife's (Katerina Skrhak)monument and noted that Jan Skrhak's name is at the bottom of the monument, although there are no birth or death dates. Could it be that the one monument is for both?

Would this be recorded at the Granger church?

I also noted reference to "Williamson County Cemetery Book." Where is this located to research these records?

Thank you,
MH

Added by mhavelka on Jul 23, 2014 6:18 PM

Kevin Eaton
Rich F McDonald
Richard f McDonald is my great great grandfather. i would be happy to maintain his memorial if you would kindly transfer it to me. thank you!

Added by Kevin Eaton on Jun 14, 2014 11:52 PM

Wayne Ware
RE: Gravis Cemetery - WC TX
we didn't have a page but we do now
http://www.williamson-county-historical-commission.org/Gravis/Gravis_Williamson_County_Texas.html
thanks for the info
but we are not allowed on the cemetery - the new land owners are rock quarry company

Added by Wayne Ware on Jun 14, 2014 3:43 PM

J Dillard
Cowan family
Carolyn,
I know your William Cowan is related to ours, just not sure exactly how at the moment. Is he the same as William Finnie Cowan? I descend from John Woods Cowan and Margaret Wilson McDowell. Most of my Cowans are buried in McDowell cemetery in Belton (formerly Nolan Valley). Their son Robert Jackson Cowan was Leona's father. I know William Finnie moved to south Texas. He was the son of James Woods Cowan and Mary Serena Hood of Nolan Valley. We are bound to be cousins.

Added by J Dillard on Apr 24, 2014 9:21 PM

J Dillard
Cowan
By the way. I see that one of your family names is Cowan. My Cowan family was mostly in Bell and Jones County, TX. If any of those are yours too I would like to connect and share info. My grandmother was Leona Cowan. ~Jody Dillard

Added by J Dillard on Apr 24, 2014 2:27 AM

J Dillard
# 54631426
Carolyn, I posted the funeral notice for Colleen McMorris on her memorial. I can get the obituary to you when it comes out in our local paper on Wednesday so you can add it instead of the funeral notice.

Added by J Dillard on Apr 24, 2014 2:24 AM

Brenda Latham Dodd
Wicker - Bomarton Cemetery
Could you also give me Hazel P. Wicker and Melvin C. Wicker? This is my aunt and uncle. She was my daddy's sister. Thanks, Brenda

Added by Brenda Latham Dodd on Mar 31, 2014 11:47 PM

Brenda Latham Dodd
RE: Henry Latham
Thanks Carolyn! All the Lathams' that are out in the Bomarton Cemetery are kind to me, so if there are others you have, I would appreciate you turning them over to me also. Brenda

Added by Brenda Latham Dodd on Mar 31, 2014 9:08 AM

Brenda Latham Dodd
Henry and Lona Latham
Would you please turn these two memorials over to me to maintain? I am there granddaughter. I would like to add to each one of their memorials by adding their children that have past away and other info. Some of the information on my grandfather's memorial is wrong. He was born in McLennan County, West, Texas. Thank you, Brenda Latham Dodd

Added by Brenda Latham Dodd on Mar 30, 2014 4:35 PM

Doug Macnair
Gravis Cemetery
Hi Carolyn,
We were looking at Gravis Cemetery on Cobb Creek road. Most of the residents here didn't even know it was there until a quarry started trying to buy the land it rests on to put a road through for their trucks (Cobb Creek quarry owned by JEC Texas LTD - the same owners as of Kirby Stone in Salado and Lometa). The land was donated for use as a public cemetery In volume 120 page 243 of the public record filed with the Williamson county clerk describes a deed for 2 acre lot ceded by Sarah P. Boatright and W. A. Boatright to the trustees of the Owens Schoolhouse (T. A. Grumbles, C. W. Parks, and J. H. Sybert) dated July 1, 1907.
In volume 120 page volume 244 of the public record filed with the Williamson county clerk describes a release of lien of the same said 2 acres by R. F. Young dated September 28, 1907. In this document is the language, "and whereas the 2 acres of land hereafter described, has for years been used and claimed as a public graveyard, and the title to said 2 acres is vested in the public for such a purpose."
We felt that land granted to the public and in use as a public cemetery should be protected and not sold as a violation of public trust by the Jarrell ISD as a for profit transaction and have been seeking further information about the site. I'd be interested in anything you have to share. Please feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience. Your data here shows you deserve the credit for the rediscovery of the lost Gravis Public Cemetery. We are going to register the graveyard with a "Notice of Existence" with the Williamson County Clerk per the recommendation of the Texas Historical Commission. We have also met with Wayne of the Williamson County Historical Commission. I saw his note to you here also seeking more information. Per the recommendation we will be looking to establish a Gravis Public Cemetery Committee to advocate protection for the site and to clean it up when permission is granted to do so. I have posted pictures of some of the internments you had previously posted here.
Thank you and I look forward to speaking with you.
Doug Macnair dgmj1@yahoo.com

Added by Doug Macnair on Mar 15, 2014 10:24 PM

Wayne Ware
Gravis Cemetery - WC TX
Hi - My Name is Wayne Ware - I'm on the Williamson County Historical Commission and I'm the Chair person for the cemetery com. we are researching the Gravis cemetery - it maybe in danger of being destroyed and we need as much info as possible and we wondered if you have any more info on it

Added by Wayne Ware on Mar 15, 2014 4:34 PM

Jason
David Rhodes

Hi Carolyn, I already link for David Rhodes to his father Benjamin C. Rhodes!

Thanks

Jason

Added by Jason on Mar 15, 2014 11:42 AM

Kenneth Craven
Bagdad Cemetery Leander
Carolyn: We are in the process of having a map done of the entire cemetery. This includes spaces that are sold and other open spaces. We are having some of the old section done with radar to find unmarked graves. Since the majority of the cemetery had no location markers I am having to change the numbers to include the open spaces. I will be sending out edits of existing locations that will include open spaces. Please accept that some you have already done but it will be the first real map of the whole cemetery. Thanks Ken

Added by Kenneth Craven on Feb 19, 2014 3:53 PM

Brenda Simek
Magdalena Kanak
Magdalena was born in 1848 in the Czech Republic and died February 18, 1923. She was the daughter of Jacob and Annie Huser.

Added by Brenda Simek on Feb 16, 2014 7:38 AM

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