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Linda Mullen (#47245894)
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Bio Photo In 2006 my daughter graduated from high school and moved off to college. To keep my mind occupied I took a box of antique photos off the top closet shelf that had been stored away since my grandparents passed away in 1990. Very few had names and so I began doing genealogical research to track down family members who also may have inherited matching photos. Many were from the late 1800s and very early 1900s. To my surprise I have identified about 3/4 of the unnamed photos. I am still working on my family tree trying to get the Jonas family posted but also work on my husband's lines as well. My family trees are posted on ancestry.com.

My family names are Jonas, Kruse, Weiss, Buske, Hagemann, Krueger, Jackson, Lowe, Wilson, & Gordon. I have a cousin Sharon Smith who has done extensive research on my mother's family and her web site is: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~circuitcourtrecords/gordon/gordonindex.html

My husbands family names are Mullen, Moore, Herran, Gardner, Burleson, Boyd, Day, Miles, Vann, Beaver, Wren & Tacker who are mostly early settlers in Freestone and Leon County, Texas.

When studying family history, the question often comes to mind "what is the purpose and meaning of life". The wisest man that ever lived, Solomon, had this to say: Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil. (Ecc 12:13-14)

Do you want peace in your life? Jesus is the only way to find true peace and hope and courage to survive in this crazy world in which we live today. The most famous king of all times, King David, said, "Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in thy tabernacle forever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah." Ps. 61

One of my greatest family heirlooms is a letter dated June 3, 1908 from Sarah Greives Clark in Manchester, England, to her sister, Anne Greives Lowe (my great-great grandmother) in Crowley, Louisiana. Sarah describes how their brother, George, had found peace in Jesus and she hoped that her sister, Annie, had also been "washed in the blood of the Lamb" so that they might meet again in Heaven. Someday, I too, will meet my ancestors on the other side.

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Hutch
RE: W J Chancellor
The Home Guard operated under the direction of the CSA. Most received no salary other than a bounty for deserters. Not sure if members were eligible for a pension.
Added by Hutch on Sep 10, 2014 7:12 AM
Claire
RE: Garland Cemetery
The cemetery and church are close by but cannot be seen from one another. I don't remember much else about the cemetery, except for the photos we took at the cemetery.
Added by Claire on Sep 09, 2014 2:07 PM
Hutch
RE: W J Chancellor
J W Brown was a Captain in the Butler County Militia(Home Guard)
Added by Hutch on Sep 09, 2014 1:05 PM
Hutch
W J Chancellor
Wiley J Chancellor memorial number 126875078.
Added by Hutch on Sep 09, 2014 8:55 AM
Hutch
RE: T Y Logan
Hey Linda, So far this is what I've found on Jackson. The ADAH has one service card on file showing he served in the Butler County Home Guard ,enlisting March 9,1864. I can't find him on any of the rosters for the 1st Alabama Infantry. His name appears on a roster of the Alabama 3rd Battalion Infantry Reserves along with a W.J. Chancellor(neither lists which company they served in. I don't know if you have his full name but it is possible they are the same person. The ADAH has one card for W.J. Chancellor that lists him in Company G 1st Alabama Infantry. Again, no Chancellors are listed on any of the rosters I see on the 1st Alabama Infantry. The 3rd and 4th Reserves were consolidated in March 1865 and designated the 65th Alabama Infantry. He is not on a roster of the 65th. In addition, a roster of Company B 12th Texas Cavalry lists two Chancellors(D.G. and W.G.). Company B 12th Texas Infantry lists a J.A. and a J.M. Company I 12th Texas Infantry lists a King R. and G.H. Chancellor. I don't know if this is him but a Daniel Jackson Chancellor applied for a Confederate Pension in Freestone County(application number 08686).None of this may do any good but if you can think of anything I can help you with, please don't hesitate to let me know. Good Luck, Hutch.
Added by Hutch on Sep 09, 2014 8:51 AM
James Coston
J.B. Lee
Morning Linda,
I'm a little confused because of the fact that I don't know of the players here.
His tombstone sez he died in 1903 "but" your memo sez he was the first burial in 1857 so I don't know how to handle this, ergo, I sent it over to your for any corrections/additions that you think is appropriate.
Later, James Coston

Oh by the way, the fotos U entered for Gordon are nice, show it's on a hill and relatively small but what happened to that map U worked so hard on, I liked it but didn't see it on the site ?
Added by James Coston on Aug 17, 2014 4:51 AM
Russ Teer U.S. ARMY (disabled vet)
Eber Evans
His & the other two were on a burial list for this cemetery, not Gordon. I deleted the other two. There was nothing stating black or white, or another cemetery. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Added by Russ Teer U.S. ARMY (disa... on Jul 28, 2014 10:05 PM
James Coston
Gordon Cemetery, Limestone co.
Evening Linda,
I am here in Denton but haven't had a chance to try out the GPS url that U sent.
When I got to my cuz's place, he had low voltage lights on the blitz and since I am the phone man, ham radio operator and a jack-of-all-trades in electronics/electricity, we have been on that all evening .... I digress from the project.!!!!!
U mentioned not being familiar with the Chancellor cem, ergo, Gordon.
If U enter the far gate past the ring of the confederate soldiers, head directly back to the back area, these markers that U posted will be there. It's been a few years but if memory serves me it will be on a hill.
I just got thru pulling all the D/C's on the entries U posted then discovered U had already done that, should have figured that out since U told me all the certificates listed "Gordon" cemetery.
I saw that U mentioned John Ingram as being one of the original families so I moved him over just now.
That's it, outta here, Later, James Coston
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Oh yea, my Iphone battery went flat, I will take care of the 5 or so messages that U sent me tomorrow.
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Added by James Coston on Jul 26, 2014 10:25 PM
Joel Manuel
"IHS" on headstone
I found a link about what IHS means on headstones:

http://newtheologicalmovement.blogspot.com/2012/01/what-does-ihs-stand-for-meaning-of-holy.html

As for photographing and identifying who is buried next to Mathilda Andrus, I could, but I have not been to this cemetery for about 15 years. Maybe another F.A.G. member could photograph it, via photo request?

Thanks.

Joel Manuel
Added by Joel Manuel on Jun 25, 2014 1:14 PM
Ancestors
William and Mabel Lowe
Can I change management of the Lowe's over to you? I am not related.
Added by Ancestors on May 14, 2014 9:52 AM
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