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Leslie Pieratt (#48012709)
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I was born in Brenham, Washington County, Texas an raised in Giddings, Lee County, Texas by William Herold (Bill) Pieratt an Laura Lee Wilson Pieratt. Mother named me after her father an stepbrother. I worked for IBM in Austin, Texas for 31 years before retiring to Horseshoe Bay, Llano County, Texas. My family still own an operate the Pieratt Ranch in Lee County.

My interest in genealogy started when my mother gave me a copy of Pieratt's History compiled an written by John Dimitt. John Dimitt was a Pieratt descendant that actually drove across the United States from relative to relative getting family history writing it all up on a typewriter. This was all done before computers an the internet. There are errors in it as he could only write down what people told him. I have scanned my copy into a PDF document. If anyone wants a copy email me a request.

The first Pieratt that came to the United States was Valentine Peratte. He was member of the French forces that arrived in time to fight with the Americans in the Battle of Yorktown against the British. He mustered out of the French Army in Baltimore, Maryland, married an moved/settled in eastern Kentucky. That family expanded an through marriages with Nickell's, Goodpaster's, Kash's, Cox's, Tipton's, Maxey's, Combs's, Million's, and Tudor's have pretty much spread over every state in the Union. My own father's family left Madison County, Kentucky in the late 1920's to eventually settle in La Grange, Fayette County, Texas.

On my mother's side of the family there are of course Wilson's, an then Jones's, Guthrie's, Folks's, Locklin's, McLennan's, Mathis's, Boswell's, Bishop's, Rigg's, Armstrong's, Lee's, Meisenheimer's, Weber's, Hilley's, and many more.

Through my own marriages there are Hannes's, Woodward's, Molbeck's, Deike's, an Anderson's.

Ancestry.com is where I have my family tree which has over ten thousand people in it. I only work Find A Grave memorials on people that are in my tree. I think Find A Grave is a great website, an has helped me with working my family tree. However, I have been disappointed in the quality of photos at times when the contributor either use a cell phone or cheap digital camera with such low resolution you couldn't even read the inscription on the headstone. Headstone photos should be taken with a good digital camera in front of the headstone, on level with the headstone. Use a flash if the headstone is in the shade, an don't cast your own shadow across the headstone. It should be about Quality, not Quantity.
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Jill Nelson
wilford andrew/howard graham
#7325466 Are parents james howard graham& annice elizabeth isaccks ?? As far as middle name I can go to notes section an say middle name may be Howard?
Added by Jill Nelson on Sep 03, 2016 8:30 AM
Sue Lilley
Sam McLaughlin
I appreciate your interest in this memorial. I did a little more research and decided to move it to Oak Lawn Cemetery, also in Rockdale, based on the presence of relatives' graves.

The family was in turmoil about the time of his death and I doubt that there ever was a gravestone placed. On the 1910 census his mother is listed as widowed, with three children, supported by the 17 year-old son who was working as a salesman in a dry goods store. By 1920 she was living with her married daughter's family with no other income source listed.

Best regards,

Sue
Added by Sue Lilley on Jul 30, 2016 7:09 PM
 

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