|Sandra Brookshire Behne (#46966324)|
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I have been doing genealogy research for well over 20 years. My roots are deep within Runnels County, Texas. I enjoy helping others in the hope that someday I can repay those who have helped me. I am no longer able to work outside my home due to health issues so I try to make the best of my time by quilting, gardening and genealogy. If you find a mistake I have made in the listings, please let me know by using the "EDIT" tab so I can correct them. Please remember, we are all human!! Mistakes can be made, even on death certificates. If there is a relative that you would like transfered to you, please let me know an I will be glad to do that. A special thanks to Ralph Terry and friends for all their hard work transcribing the Trickham Cemetery, Coleman, Tx. I have added to these records as not all were listed. Without this, it would have taken much longer to get the information out. Slowly but surely, I am photographing and listing the graves in Evergreen in Ballinger, Paint Rock, Lakeview, Fairview and North View in Winters. |
Old Runnels,Brookshire (Mt Victory), Maverick and Garden of Memories, Norton, Rowena Protestant, Rowena Evergreen, Rowena St Joseph's, Wingate, Wilmeth (Runnels Co), Trickham,Rough Creek and Valera (Coleman County) are finished.
Please use the photos I take as you see fit. That is why I do this, so others can benefit from it.
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|Curtis Fant||RE: Overall memorial|
REACHED THE TERMINAL.
Veteran Rail Road Man, Well Known in Macon, Passes Away—A Tragic Incident in His Life.
A brief item in last week’s republican announced the dying condition of Richard H. Overall, who for several years after the war was a well-known and highly respected citizen of Macon.
Mr. Overall died Thursday at his home in Coleman, Texas. He was 68 years old. Mrs. Walter G. McCully, who was raised in Mr. Overall’s family, started for Texas Friday, to be with her adopted mother during her trying ordeal. Besides his wife, Mr. Overall leaves a brother and two sisters—John H. Overall, of St. Louis, Mrs. J.F. Williams, of Macon, and Mrs. L.E. Carter, of St. Joseph.
During the war he was a passenger conductor on the old North Missouri road, then running between St. Louis and Macon City, as it was then called. After the war, Mr. Overall located in Macon and was first in the grocery business under the firm name Glaze, Kemper & Overall, in the Lemley building, at the head of Vine street. Then he built a large flouring mill and was operating it successfully until it burnt out. Another mill was constructed in the eastern part of town, alongside the Hannibal & St. Joe tracks, but the same ill fortune overtook it and it was reduced to ashes. After this second disaster, Mr. Overall thought fate was against him here and moved to Texas, where he acquired control of a large ranch, on which the town of Coleman is now located. This has proven a most profitable investment in and during the 25 years of his residence in Texas, Mr. Overall had succeeded in turning the wheel of fortune his way.
While Mr. and Mrs. Overall lived in Macon they became greatly endeared to the people here, and it was with keen regret that they witnessed their departure. Both were members of the M.E. church, South, and Mrs. Overall was specially known and loved as an indefatigable church worker. That was during the days of Revs. Vincil and Hendrix.
When they moved to Texas they found churches and preachers few and far between. Mrs. Overall, however, soon inaugurated the custom of holding services on Sunday for the benefit of the large number ranchmen and cow boys on the place. She was an expert on the organ and soon taught the hardy frontiersmen to sing—and sing well—all the songs in the hymn book and had the pleasure of seeing many of them embrace religion. Their home life in Coleman is described as peculiarly pleasant and hospitable. They had no children, but were very fond of young people, who were frequently guests at their house.
The thrilling incident in Mr. Overall’s life occurred on the 27th day of September, 1864. The older citizens of Macon will remember keenly the consternation created in this section by the news that Bill Anderson and his men had held up “Dick” Overall’s train at Centralia and killed every man aboard of it. On that day Mrs. Overall, who had been but recently married, was at Danville, Montgomery county. Her sister-in-law, Mrs. John F. Williams, was with her. Danville was then the county seat, but had no telegraphic communication with the railroad. A courier brought the news of the massacre to the little town. Mrs. Overall endured the agonizing suspense for two days and then, in company with Mrs. Williams, set out for St. Louis, hoping that there she would learn the full details of the tragedy. They reached the city in safety, and Mrs. Overall was soon rejoiced by finding her husband there alive and well. He had gone to Macon by another train, and here he took the St. Joe to Hannibal, and a packet from there to the city.
Mr. Overall owed his escape to a peculiar circumstance. When the guerrilla chieftain entered the coach he met the conductor and inquired his full name. Mr. Overall gave it. Anderson then produced a soiled scrap of paper from some place about his person and scrutinized it closely. Then he said: “R.H. Overall, conductor; Mark Belt says not to hurt him.’ That lets you out, I guess. Now, you clear out of here.”
Mark Belt and Mr. Overall had been schoolmates. One day Belt had been guilty of some flagrant misdemeanor, which not only threatened to get him into trouble with the school authorities, but the State as well. Overall took his part and plead his case so well that he got Belt out of the difficulty. When the war came on Belt joined with Quantrill’s rough riders, and was one of the most daring and merciless of the men who fought under the black flag. He was present at the council of the guerrillas shortly before Centralia and was fully aware of Anderson’s blood-thirsty program. He stipulate with the guerrilla chieftain that the conductor, Dick Overall, should be spared, no matter if it were found necessary to kill every other man on the train. He told Anderson and the other guerrillas the story of his high school days and every one of them agreed that Overall had earned his right to immunity. It matters not how cruel the guerrillas were, it seemed to have been a sort of unwritten and absolute law with them to remember and protect a man who had at any time befriended one of their number.
Mr. Overall visited Macon an couple of years ago. While here he had a long talk with Mr. R.M. Hold, who was the mail agent on his train that day. The engineer of the ill-fated train, James Clark, was then living at Columbia, and Mr. overall tried to see him also, but Clark was away at the time. Riding on the train with Mr. Overall to Macon, during the latter’s recent visit was Frank James, the man who was in the van in the fight with Major Johnson, which took place almost immediately after the massacre at the railroad track. The two men chatted pleasantly over war times and each gave the other such information as he had about the people of mutual acquaintance. The men had met before a number of times and were very good friends. Mr. Overall said that Frank James always denied the implication of bushwhackers. James contended that the men fighting under Anderson and Quantrill were regular bands of the cavalry service, and the very fact that they fought on horseback and used revolvers, James said, disproved the charge of bushwhacking, because horses could not be maneuvered in the bushes, and the bush fighter would be more likely to use a rifle than a revolver, as he never fought in the open as did the men who rode with Anderson & Co.
The men who operated railroads in those days were bright, resourceful fellows. One who felt tied down to orders and was unable to act with precision and judgment in case of an emergency, wouldn’t have done at all. Good wages were paid and the trainmen were allowed to use their own discretion to a large extent. What the company asked was that they would do the very best they could, trusting in Providence and good fortune to pull them through.
The Macon Republican, 1900-12-07
|Curtis Fant||RE: Overall memorial|
I emailed the Obit to your aol address. Let me know if you did not get it.
|Carole Lee Alexander||Lewis Cass Alexander|
I also wrote to Mellisa Clayton Key who had the Memorials for Mattie. Perhaps she did something on her end. Everything looks great now! Carole
|Bill Bedell||John Brookshier|
I uploaded John Brookshier's headstone, as you requested. It was a long trip to Cowgill. It looks like he may have been married to Leona, but she wasn't on Find A Grave. So I added her. If you would like me to transfer ownership of her memorial to you, so that you can make all the updates, I would be glad to. Just let me know. I also added a lot of other Brookshier's headstones as I ran across them. Also, I added the grave Plot as a caption to each pic. If I can help in any other way, please let me know. ~Bill
|Janie Healer Davis||Lawrence & Gifford Sims|
I just transferred the memorials for Lawrence and Gifford Sims to you as I have previously transferred this family to you. I think they should be kept together.
Lawrence is buried at Roscoe (died in 2005) and did not have a memorial until today. A friend is helping photograph Roscoe Cemetery, so you should see a photo of his grave there shortly.
When posting his obituary, I found a brother, Gifford, who passed in 1966, and is buried at Sweetwater Cemetery. I transferred him to your keeping as well.
|Scott A. Fowler||Looking for more information about Andrew Jackson Fowler|
My name is Scott A. Fowler, my father's name is Allen Ray Fowler. His Father's name is Raymond Elgene Fowler. The information I need is the actual last name of my grandfather. The story was if I remember correctly is that his father died at a train station in Texas I believe and then was Adopted by Andrew Jackson Fowler. My grandfather's mother Ivy Lee Guice Fowler-Huggins (1892 - 1957)
She supposible had an affair with a Business man that owned a Furniture store in Abilene, Texas area. Please email me back if you know anything about this so I can't better understand my Family Tree. Scottaf72@gmail.com
|Rhonda K||Ella Jackson|
I just made a connection for Ella Jackson to my great-great grandfather. Ella is the daughter of George Louis Siebrecht first marriage to Anna Hillebrand (or Hildebrandt). My family line is through his second marriage to Clara Merrem.
I looked at Anna's death certificate to confirm. I have not found Anna yet. I know she died around 1876. She lived in La Grange, Texas.
I also found some interesting information about Ella's brother (also from George and Anna)named George Louis Jr. He was killed in Yuma Arizona. I only discovered this through news articles. Ella's uncle H.R. Hillebrand and father went to Arizona to investigate the death. George Siebrecht Sr. and H.R. Hillebrand were both U.S. Marshall's.
So very interesting stuff. :)
Added by Rhonda K on Jul 12, 2015 4:35 PM
|Daphene Willoughby||RE: Alta Baber|
Don't know if I replied to you or not, if not, I am sorry for the lapse. I know all about computer malfunctions, etc.
Sorry you had such a problem. Keep up the good work, it is appreciated, and will be more appreciated in the future.
|Victor Scott Hickok||RE: Whitley Smith of Runnels County, Texas|
It has been duly recorded and I thank you for your gallant effort to bring this to lite.
|Victor Scott Hickok||RE: Whitley Smith of Runnels County, Texas|
thank you for the info.
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