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Lesa Hale (#46849085)
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Bio Photo I am currently researching and documenting Walnut Grove Cemetery where my grandparents are buried. My grandfather was a member of the cemetery board for many years. I am compiling research for a book on the cemetery.

My other current project is researching the geneology on the Dark (Darke)/ Bunch /Roycroft/ Rollins/ Lusk/ Hardy/ Rogers/ Andrews families.

I am a proud descendent of 4 Confederate soldiers.

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John Harper
Mr Isaac V Dark
I am looking in to the Dark name. Isaac is the 3x Grand Father of my wife. Sarah Jane (Dark) Matney is her 2x Grand Mother. Frank Lee Matney 1x Grand Father. Robert Matney Grand Father. Do you have any info about Isacc's head stone in Kendrick Cemetery sec.B?
Added by John Harper on Feb 27, 2015 8:12 AM
Mable Dark
You have posted scanned obits on Mable's memorial. Would you please delete the photo since they are not allowed to be posted? If you would like to write a bio based on the info, I will be glad to add it. Thank you!
Added by Tyler on May 11, 2014 8:19 AM
Charles E. Carroll
RE: J. F. Rogers
Lesa, I have the photographs and location. Will post on the memorial this morning.

The historical story is this. The property once belonged to my uncle William Thomas Gilmore. Little Lewis Denson died and was buried there in 1903. J.F. Rogers made it known that if he died he wanted to be buried beside Lewis because he felt the boy was lonesome by his self.
The cyclone fence around J.F. Rogers was intact up until about five years ago. The present property owners took part of it down to use in their poultry pens. Pretty sad. J.F. Rogers wife or children paid good money to have that fence installed. The graves are actually 3/10 of a mile from the 2024 / 2022 intersection, south of Slocum, TX on the west side of the hwy. They can be seen from the hwy.
Added by Charles E. Carroll on Mar 10, 2014 10:00 AM
Charles E. Carroll
J. F. Rogers
I found the grave and will try to get a photo as soon as the sun comes up.
Added by Charles E. Carroll on Mar 08, 2014 4:29 PM
Charles E. Carroll
J.F. Rogers
I have not visited the site but I'm pretty sure where it is at. I'm not on good terms with the owner so I'm not sure how he would respond to me wanting to traverse his property. The next time I drive that route I'll measure the 5/10 of a mile on 2022 and get a gps reading. Contact me directly at dixie24 at if you are interested.
I knew about the graves for years but just found the names yesterday in an old county burial record.
Added by Charles E. Carroll on Mar 07, 2014 2:39 PM
Charles E. Carroll
James F. Rogers
I found an old cemetery record that lists the location of the burial of James, the husband of Ellen Andrews. I see from your note they may be your relations. I linked James to Ellen.
Added by Charles E. Carroll on Mar 07, 2014 10:24 AM
Larry Mabra
Henry D Barber
Thanks for transferring Henry's memorial to me. I appreciate it very much.
Added by Larry Mabra on Jul 28, 2013 5:40 PM
John Davis
Jesse Hamilton Bunch
It's interesting to note that the fifth wife of Jesse Hamilton Bunch (Dicie N Hickman) was enumerated in 1880 as "B.C.Bunch". But that must have been Dicie, because she lived on to 1933 and is buried in the same Groves Cemetery as Jesse, I assume close to one another.
Added by John Davis on May 12, 2013 1:06 PM
Judy Mount
Dungan Photos
Lesa, Do you mind if I copy your Dungan photos to my family tree and site? I wanted to make sure before I did so. All of the Dungans are my ancestors and these photos are wonderful. I appreciate your dedication to this wonderful project of photographing them because it is already too late for some of them to be read caused by the weather conditions. People all over the world are preserving them on film. Thank you for being one of them. Judy Mount
Added by Judy Mount on Sep 10, 2010 6:22 PM
Terry Rasberry
Rasberry transfers

Sorry for the delay in thanking you for the Rasberry family transfers. I appreciate it very much!

Terry Rasberry
Added by Terry Rasberry on Apr 11, 2010 4:37 PM
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