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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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Steve Lumbley
Duplicate memorial
There seems to be a duplicate memorial for my great grandmother Elvira Louisa Jones Lumbley. Memorial# 91043244 is under your management and # 92932386
is under my name. I wonder if you would transfer #91043244 to me and I will delete the other one.

Thank you
Steve Lumbley
Added by Steve Lumbley on Jun 10, 2015 9:23 AM
Donna Sutiff
Charles Goodnight
It was interesting what you put on your Memorial page. I live in Amarillo, Texas, which is close to the Charles Goodnight Museum. My family of Baker's also came from Missouri and they were part of the original land owners in Peter's Colony. The reason I am so interested in what you wrote on William McCombs Memorial. My family is Lott, Smith and Elbert Families of Denton, Texas. My families married into the Boyd and McComb families. There were so many different marriages that I did the genealogy of the McComb Families also. I have been doing genealogy for over 20 years. As I get older I am going through my family tree and filling in the information I missed.
Added by Donna Sutiff on May 06, 2015 6:22 PM
RE: Garrison/Swearinger
Do you have any pictures of her daddy?
Added by mzzcatz on Apr 21, 2015 11:10 AM
Nena Smothers
RE: Charlene McManus Forehand
Thanks kindly for info SS vs Index! happy trails
Added by Nena Smothers on Apr 18, 2015 8:04 PM
Hello Catherine,
Do you mind if I use some of your pictures on my ancestry tree?
Added by mzzcatz on Apr 15, 2015 5:53 PM
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?

you can e-mail me at
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
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