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Sarah Grace Monroe (#46577862)
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Bio Photo My name is Sarah Grace Monroe. At present, I live in Suffolk County, England, but I am from Central Texas. I have been researching my family history since 1995. The surnames and people I am interested in finding more about are:

1. Monroe, Franks, Allen and Graves from the Gonzales/DeWitt/Lavaca/Bexar County areas in Texas. John Allen and his sister were former slaves from Brandon, Mississippi.

2. Louis Horst from Darmstat, Germany and his wife Margretha (known as "Mary"), who was from Frankfurt am Main, Bavaria, Germany. Louis Horst was a butcher by trade, but once owned the Horst Plantation where the the main University of Texas campus is located in Austin, Texas.

3. Ernest Edward "Ed" Horst and wife, Sarah Jane (Shackelford) Horst, Jack Shackelford (or Shackleford), plus the Caldwell and Foster families in Travis County, Texas.

4. Wilford and Mary Simien (Simien surname sometimes spelled Semien) family from St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas and San Francisco area in Northern California.

5. Frank Hannah and his family who were relatives of Frances Jane Ridge Densmore. Frances' parents: Jefferson Ridge (a Cherokee farmer from Arkansas) and Corine King. The Hannah's lived in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri.

6. Lastly, the Clayborne family from Columbus, Texas and Houston, Texas areas.

Please note: Most of the family information that I have collected and documented has come from family interviews, Bibles, death certificates and/or gravesites. I have tried to provide the most accurate information known to me at the time.

Although I wrote Our Family History Cookbook, from Slavery to the Present, in 2005, researching my family history is an ongoing project. I would appreciate any comments or corrections of the data provided. I am also aware that I have many living relatives in America that I have never met. I would truly enjoy hearing from them.

In honor of my ancestors and relatives, I am proud to add my family information to Find A Grave. Hopefully the information I provided may help others who are researching their family history too. - Sincerely yours, Sarah Grace Monroe
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Our Family History Cookbook
Hi Ms. Monroe,

My name is Adrian Lipscombe and I am working on a cooking project in Austin, Texas. I was wondering how could I obtain a copy of your book, Our Family History Cookbook? I believe it would make a great addition to my collection, but also would love to show others at the Austin's Black Chamber event, Taste of Black Austin. Please feel free to email me at
Thank you for your time.
Added by Adrian on Aug 25, 2016 1:42 PM
Hello! My name is Brandon Joseph. I am from Beaumont, TX [my family is from SW Louisiana].

I am the 5th great grandson of Juan Blanco and Eulalie [Magloire] Tournier.

I saw their son referenced in one of your posts [Jean Baptiste Blanque/Blanco]. I am from the direct line of his sister--Honorine Blanque-McCarty, my 4th great grandma. Honorine's daughter Caroline McCarty married back into the LeBlanc family--to Onesime LeBlanc [he's listed as Onesime Bellard on the marriage certificate]; they were my 3rd great grandparents. Their son, Louis LeBlanc was married to Celeste Pitre--they were my 2nd gr grandparents. Their daughter was my beloved great grandmother, Ida Marie LeBlanc-Joseph [she passed away in 1998].

So nice to have found your post!
Added by BJOSEPH on Mar 30, 2014 8:51 PM
dale flatt
Walnut Creek Cemetery - Lewis S. Caldwell
Hello, I am working to better inventory and map this site. any additional info will help. no headstone found yet. large portion still overgrown

Dale Flatt 512-917-1666
Added by dale flatt on Nov 30, 2013 9:19 PM
Phylis Parks
Olevia Virginia Hill Walsh
Charles Daniel Walsh, Sr.

I am connected to the Hill Family...
Added by Phylis Parks on Jun 19, 2013 6:40 PM
Phylis Parks
Hello again Sarah, while search through the infomation that you posted I see a recognizable name. Arfincie Nichols. I know of his kin. Will try and get this info to them...thanks for posting. They are in my family circle as well...Here is the website again in case you did not get in other email address...
Added by Phylis Parks on Jun 19, 2013 6:19 PM
Phylis Parks
Hello Sarah,

I have Allen's among many in my family which came from the Gonzales, Caldwell, Dale, Lockhart,Texas area. Hope this is helpful...Looking forward to hearing from you...
Added by Phylis Parks on Jun 19, 2013 11:06 AM
Melvin Petty
Hi Sarah, I just saw yor message could you please send you email agian.
Added by Melvin Petty on May 15, 2013 12:57 PM
Melvin Petty
Hey Sarah, My name is Melvin Petty-Monroe the son of Erma Jean Petty-Monroe whom is the daughter of Vernon Joe Monroe. Vernon is the son of Ira Moses Monroe whom is the son of Simon J Monroe. Stated on Simons death record Moses Monroe was his father. Simon was born in Gonzales County Texas from another woman. I have been serching Ancestry .com for older and current family members. I would like to put together a family event so my side of the fam can get to know yours. this side of the family has been in Mclennan County Texas (Waco) for some time and has never met the others on the outside of it. Hope to hear from you soon long lost Cousin.
Added by Melvin Petty on Nov 25, 2012 10:12 AM
Thomas Black Sr
I am related to, Charles "Bud" Black, the Brother of Thomas Black, Sr who was the husband of Mary Elizabeth Horst Black. Through information you have supplied to Find a Grave, I learned that Thomas Black's daughter, Zella Black Patterson, has created an extensive family history which is currently housed in Austin, TX. I have not yet had an opportunity to view the information contained in this historical account but wondered if you have had any access to it. I am particularly interested in any information regarding the date and manner of death of Charles 'Bud" Black and his burial place. He is the putative father of my grandfather, Commadore Jones and Sarah Triplet.
Added by S MCELFRESH on Dec 30, 2010 4:27 PM

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