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Nancy Franklin-Walling Bundrick (#47164969)
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Bio Photo My family all settled in the Republic of Texas around 1835. Some of them coming with the Parkers to Anderson Co. Texas. Some going on into Limestone County and erecting Fort Parker.
Some settling in Houston County.
They supported the Republic when it was trying to become a state, separate from Mexico.
They fought in the Civil War for the Confederacy.
They built churches and established religions.
They built forts and fought off Indian attacks.
They forged this land called Texas for a new way of life.
Elder Daniel Parker, Miles Bennett, Joseph and Levi Jourdan, Evan Douthit, (all of Anderson County)
Joseph, James R. and A. Elisha Walling, Armistead Bennett (Houston
Elisha Anglin, Seth Hurin Bates, Elder John Parker (Limestone County).

I am lucky to have directly descended from such great men and women.

I do not want to forget their wives;
Patsey Dickerson Parker, Laura Jordan Bennett, Elizabeth Estes Jourdan, Synthia (unknown) Jourdan, Sarah McCullough Douthit of Anderson County.
Katherine Anderson Walling, Amanda Williams Walling and Faith (unknown) Bennett all of Houston County,
Orpha Bates Anglin, Anna Mann Doty Bates, and Sarah Duty Parker of Limestone County.


B. H. KENNEDY AND WIFE ELIZA KILLION, Buried at Pilgrim Cemetery, Elkhart.
MARTHA KENNEDY WATTS CONAWAY QUARLES, Buried at Pilgrim Cemetery, Elkhart, AND HUSBAND ALFRED H. CONAWAY, unknown burial.
JAMES CONNIWAY (CONAWAY), buried Freestone County, Harrison Chapel Cemetery AND WIFE MARY PICKETT, unknown burial.

Nancy Franklin-Walling Bundrick

Note; I used the name Walling as I was growing up because my uncle Forest Walling raised me.
As it is not my legal name I still prefer to use it.

Dear Ancestor

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone,
The name and date are chiseled out,
on polished marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care,
It is not too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist.
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you, in and flesh blood and bone,
Our blood contracts and beats
a pulse entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor,
the place you filled one hundred years ago,
Spreads out among the ones you left,
who would have loved you so.
I wonder...if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew,
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

Author Unknown


We live as long as we are remembered......Old Proverb


If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.


If anyone has any stories or information on any of my memorials, please let me know.
Every person that has lived has a story to tell.
I would like to know those stories. I think that every person should have their life remembered.
Anything at all is not to small, when it comes to a person's life.


If I have pictures, you may use them without asking. They are all our families.


A.R. Kendrick (A Parker relative, written on his stone).

I want no costly stone
Upon my grave to be
Ah, Savior knows his
own and that's enough for me.
Just write it deep and plain that
all who pass
may know that death
to me is gain:
Through it to life I go.

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David M. Habben
Henry Painter
You sent me, "John Henry Painter. He died Jan 28, 1935, Fannin Co, Texas. was the son of Phillip Painter and Edy Jourdan Painter. Henry was b. 1838, Ill. Do not when he died, but his wife drew his Civil War Pension. He married Martha A. Gray Painter. She is buried Sand Hill Cemetery, #71368484"

I need some clarification. You gave me a death date for John Henry Painter, but then it looks like Henry was born in 1838 (Is that John Henry?) but death date is unknown? Whose death date is unknown? And who married Martha A Gray Painter? John Henry? I just need to make sure I got the details correct before I put them in the entry.
Added by David M. Habben on Mar 30, 2014 11:33 AM
sent you email about 12:45 TODAY
Added by MackTX on Feb 24, 2014 1:44 PM
sent you email about 12:45 TODAY
Added by MackTX on Feb 24, 2014 1:43 PM
RE: Jeff Davis Boyd.- Walling
3 message. Just noticed you are a Walling. My GG Grandparents are Joseph H Herod married Amanda Walling 1836-1897. Working on my application for Daughters of the American Revolution using the Walling line. Have a family tree on Ancestry which I call Houston and Van Zandt County. I change the name from time to time. See if we are related.

Added by MackTX on Feb 23, 2014 1:46 PM
RE: Jeff Davis Boyd.
I contact FB when someone dies and ask for a transfer and indicate the 2 memorials will be merged. Or ask FB to merge. Have a good not excellent success rate. I am a Boyd family member.

My step father family is related to Cythinia Parker. His Morher is a Parker. Don't recall the lineage where the connect is. Can recall in Junior High Social Studies reading about Cythinia in the Dallas County text book. Do you have a public tree?
Added by MackTX on Feb 23, 2014 1:22 PM
RE: Jeff Davis Boyd.
I contact FB when someone dies and ask for a transfer and indicate the 2 memorials will be merged. Or ask FB to merge. Have a good not excellent success rate. I am a Boyd family member.
Added by MackTX on Feb 23, 2014 1:15 PM
Charles Brooks
RE: Julian F. Crass
Thank You
Added by Charles Brooks on Feb 05, 2014 11:07 AM
Charles Brooks
RE: Julian F. Crass
Thank you BUT there is one glowing error as you copied and put on the info section the wrong Death Certificate info for his father.It SHOULD say his father is Jasper Newton Cras not Joseph Crass..Look at my D.C.

Thank You
Charles Brooks
Added by Charles Brooks on Feb 05, 2014 6:38 AM
Daniel Vaughn
James Alexander Ratterree

Daniel Vaughn here, mbr #47933768. Are you related to the Ratterree's?

My wife is Carolyn Lynn Ratterree. All of her ancestors originate form Chester Co., SC. The information you show on James Alexander Ratterree states that his parents were Thomas and Martha Ratterree. My wife's GG-Gfather, Henry Maben Ratterree, had a brother Thomas who married a Martha Mickle at Chester Co., SC. Both families settled in Arkansas (Lincoln and Drew Co.'s). Have been trying to see if your subject Ratterree connects with my wife's ancestry. Thomas and Martha above have no children in the 1860 Census. Your James has a 1856 DOB. However, I have seen many incorrect DOBs from the early years.

I have not been able to find an 1870 Census with any of the above except my wife's Henry Maben. The Ratterree name is the most butchered name I have ever seen in all my years of research. Am sure they are there somewhere. Have you ever come across an 1870 Census entry for James or his parents?

Henry and Thomas were two of 14 children of John and Jane "Lowry" Ratterree, Chester Co., SC.

Thank you for your work with Find a Grave. Please let us know if we can ever assist you with photos or information in the Middle Tennessee area.


Daniel Vaughn
Added by Daniel Vaughn on Feb 03, 2014 11:00 PM
David Gode
Memorial# 64479579
New article added. Will remove on request.
Added by David Gode on Jan 02, 2014 9:32 AM
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