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Susan Goolsby Courter (#47716364)
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I was born in Crockett, Houston County, Texas in 1950 and I grew up there among my family and friends. I attended Crockett public schools until I became 16, at which time I left Crockett to attend a college preparatory school, St. Mary's Hall, in San Antonio, Texas.

Upon graduation from high school, I entered the University of Texas in Austin, Texas where I enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and studied Spanish and history. I graduated from UT in 1972 with a B.A. degree in Spanish and history. I spent my Junior Year in Valencia, Spain where I lived with a Spanish family and attended the university there. I speak Spanish fluently.

I retired from public education in 2009 after 32 years experience and now devote most of my time to family and travel. I am currently applying for membership in the local chapter of the DAR in Katy, Texas where I've lived for more than 25 years.

As a native of Crockett and Houston County, I can trace my ancestry back to the first of the Goolsby line who arrived in Texas in December 1839. John Goolsby was a successful farmer who no doubt found the fertile land and abundant timber of East Texas to his advantage. He and Rebecca Ellis Goolsby settled in northern Houston County and raised a family of nine children, six boys and three girls. At that time Texas was a Republic and Crockett was little more than a supply stop on the way to San Antonio. Without the hard work and pioneering spirit of these early ancestors and so many others like them, I would not have the rich heritage that I enjoy today.
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Juanita Goolsby Langston
Thanks for your service to Find A Grave! Please contact me regarding Goolsby genealogy at my personal email address.
Added by Juanita Goolsby Langston on Jan 21, 2013 5:27 AM
Tom Streetman
RE: Photo Requests
You're welcome!
Added by Tom Streetman on Nov 10, 2012 7:49 PM
William R. Long
RE: Murchisons

Sorry I don't have photo of Susan Courter....

Good luck,

Bill Long
Added by William R. Long on Jun 11, 2012 5:40 PM
Judy Richards
The Bennett's
Yes, my grandmother was Enolie B. Bennett Ellisor. Daughter of Francis Marion Bennett and Victoria Lillian Routon Bennett.

Added by Judy Richards on Jun 10, 2012 10:56 PM
Bettie Sarver
John Goolsby
Re: your request that I delete the duplicate memorial
I transferred it to your management. Because mine was the original entry, it may require some reconnecting to his wife, so I'll just turn it over to you. You can delete it however you like. I also transferred Margaret to you.
Added by Bettie Sarver on Apr 23, 2012 7:45 PM
Petty & Pickens
Internet Problems resolved

Dear Susan,

Please go to the memorials and click edit, then to suggestions and and just put a capitol "T". You have been great. The transfers will lighten my load.

I will be here in the office early on Monday, to send your transfers.

The computer had other issues that have been resolved. At home I am on dial up.

Piney Woods Fine Arts Association has been great. There website is the other site for the birthday is



Added by Petty & Pickens on Apr 20, 2012 9:12 AM
Petty & Pickens
Transfer guidelines

Dear Susan,

"Transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations. This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren."

At the moment I am overloaded with work.

Please do not sent transfer requests outside the guidelines until after June 16, 2012


Added by Petty & Pickens on Apr 17, 2012 11:41 AM
Petty & Pickens
RE: You made my day

Here is e-mail to send your descendant information. for your procalmation.

and to BreeLee6@yahoo .

Dinner tickets will be available from the Chamber of Commerce in Crockett. Not ready yet.

The dinner and founder's play will be at the civic center.


Added by Petty & Pickens on Mar 16, 2012 9:58 AM
Petty & Pickens
You made my day

Dear Susan,

There will be a descendants of the Signer's of the Petition dinner on June 11, 2012. The dinner and play on being put-on by the Piney Woods Fine Art Association. It is part of the celebration of Houston County's 175th birthday, because they were the first county formed under the Republic of Texas.

Findagrave has been a very important tool, enabling us in locating the descendants.

Hope to see you there.

Please send me your e-mail so I may keep you posted.



Added by Petty & Pickens on Feb 20, 2012 9:04 AM
Petty & Pickens
Are you

Dear Susan,

Are you a descendant of the "Signer's of the Petition" to form Houston County". Houston County was the first county formed under the Republic of Texas.

Houston County 175th birthday is June 12,2012.



Added by Petty & Pickens on Feb 17, 2012 8:40 AM
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