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|I am a retired state investigator and have been compiling my family history for well over twenty years. I am a history buff and usually limit my interest to Texas history now. My interest at this time is in the history of The Great Western Cattle Trail and those people who drove cattle from South Texas to the rail heads in Kansas and Nebraska. I have traveled the Great Western from Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas to Ogallala, Keith County, Nebraska.I have collected the GPS coordinates at every marker on the trail from Brownsville to Ogallala. I am now looking for the graves of the four-thousand people mentioned in J Marvin Hunters book, Trail Drivers of Texas. I'll see you in a cemetery some where. It will be awhile before I get through.|
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|Judy Richards||RE: Thank You|
|Judy Mount||Successful Transfer|
Drover, I was successful in transferring two of the Memorials but found that the third one was not managed by me but by Steve Stapleton. That was Dean Oden's Memorial. You might explain the situation to Steve and tell him you would like to keep them together. Good luck with this. Keep me posted. Judy
|Judy Mount||RE: Leona River|
Drover, My family lived all around this area too. They had such a hard time of it but I don't think they even realized it. Indians and tornados were normal to them. I found a way to change the name of the river and put in a request to do so. I would be glad to have you take this over. I appreciate your love of these people and this state. Let me figure out how to do that and I'll get it done and let you know. Let me know when the graves are found, will you. Judy
|Judy Mount||RE: Leona River|
Drover, I'll do what I can. I have no control over the names they put up but I will contact the Find A Grave people and tell them this story and see if they will change it. This is such a sad story. What is your interest in it? Were you kin to any of the boys? Do you want to take over this Memorial? You are welcome to if you want to.
I'll get back to you on what they say. Judy
|Judy Mount||Leona River|
Drover, I am sorry but I don't remember anything about this. I don' think these three people were related to me or I would remember. Tell me more about the Leona River. Is it the lost river? I assume from your note there is a Leon River, too and it is in Bell Co. Is that correct. Tell me what you think I need to do. What county is the Leona River in? Tell me the names of the three people so I can find them. Thank you for letting me know these things.
|Kim S.||RE: Bernice Robbins|
She had one son, Riley Robbins, but I wasn't close to him, and didn't keep in touch. I doubt the photos are still around, but can't say for sure, nor do I know how to find out. I do have some great Texas cowboy photos, and just got a coffee-table-type book of cowboy photos at an antique store, looked for my own family or the ranch at Ft. Griffith, or the large ranch in Childress; didn't find any, so gave it to a friend who has redecorated their son's room as a cowboy room now that they are empty nesters. I also have a book of my family history that has the history and photos of the fort/park/ranch and of the ranches at Childress from the very early days.
Added by Kim S. on Sep 23, 2012 7:17 PM
|Kim S.||Texas history|
Also (sorry to inundate your inbox!) I have a lot of obscure Texas history... the house that was used as the murderer's house in the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre was the house my dad was born in, in Round Rock. On my mom's side, Ft. Griffin State Park was once my great grandpa's ranch - full of longhorns. The big stone home became the park headquarters. . . I have family who came very, very early in TX history and were part of the original settlements, lived in soddies in northwest TX, etc.
Added by Kim S. on Sep 23, 2012 6:19 PM
But I see you have created some memorials for Lytles: I have a first cousin who married a Lytle in Southern Washington...
Added by Kim S. on Sep 23, 2012 6:16 PM
|Kim S.||RE: Bernice L. Robbins|
You know, I'm not sure where she lived because whenever I saw her it was at one of the aunt's or uncle's homes, or her mom's - my Aunt Effie. Effie and my grandma were twins and Effie took care of my grandma as she died, and my dad with her, since he was a tiny baby. Bernice was actually my cousin, though I always felt funny calling her Bernice instead of Aunt Bernice! LOL!
How are you connected with her?
Added by Kim S. on Sep 23, 2012 6:14 PM
|Desert Wind||RE: Thank You|
Hello Drover - You are welcome! And Thank YOU! You're kind words have made my day. God Bless -- Laurel
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