I have become passionate about my family's history recently. However I feel like I am very inexperienced and I am very thankful that this site exists. I know it is saving me hours of research and gallons of gas. I am willing to help anyone with anything I can, just ask. I live in the Austin, Texas area but am in Llano and San Saba counties on a regular basis. If you have any info that needs to be updated or changed please let me know. I am only willing to transfer memorials I positively know I have absolute no relation to.
The only notable relative I know of is Pleasant Wimberley, he was my 5th great uncle, and for whom the town of Wimberley, Texas is named after. Also there is family rumor that we are related to James Wilson, who signed the Constitution and was an original Supreme Court Justice, but I have found no evidence supporting it.
FAG 68781914 James Lynn McCoury The headstone shows date of birth as Jan 14 1831 but on the bio sheet you have the birth date as Jan 14 1931. I think it is probably a typo error? Thanks for your clarification of the date. .
Locker Cemetery Are you kin to Finchs in Locker Cemetery. Check out around San Angelo, Knickerbocker, & McCamey for Harkeys. There are two buried at Big Uncle Cemetery, Richland Springs. They were killed in gun fights.
Rosalia (Dobsky) Goehring Headstone Photo Thanks so much for the photo you added to this memorial. Would it be all right with you if I uploaded this photo to my family tree, giving you photo credit, of course?
RE: Comanche Cemetery Yes, Comanche Creek is on private property but cemetery access is permitted. This land is covered with prickly pear and deer. Don't go to the cemetery during hunting season when the deer leases are active. Best to stay on the dirt road and turn around at the end where there is a little more room. We passed through two gates each one chained, but not locked. We made certain to leave them as we found them.
You will also find Google Map Hybrid to be handy when you get to the dirt lanes leading to the cemetery. We drove to the cemetery from Marble Falls and took the most paved route.
Drive West on Hwy 71 from Hwy281 Turn South on FM 962 (Round Mountain Road) Drive about 3 miles. Turn West on FM 3347 Drive maybe 8 miles? .Look for a dirt road on the right Lynn Hardin Road. (Can't recall if there is a sign but it's on the right and FM 3347 is still blacktop. Not much further down the road, FM 3347 turns into dirt as you continue toward Willow City.) Turn North on Lynn Hardin Road (dirt road going to Click Community)
Comanche Creek - and the cemetery on the other side of the creek - is on your left but you can't see it through the prickly pear. This is where Google Map Hybrid will detail all the dirt roads through the ranch land. Take the 2nd dirt road on the left driving west. You will come to an intersection with another dirt lane. This time turn right and drive until you see the creek with a big gate on the other side. I recommend parking, walking across the stones in the creek, through the gate and up the road to the cemetery at the top. But they may have graded the creek banks since we were there. The cemetery is fenced and well maintained. Becky McLaughlin
William Elmo Simpson I just added the link to his first wife and to his second wife as well. If you are related, please send me an email. You can find my email address on my contributor's page. Thank you!