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couchpotato (#46553367)
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Bio Photo I have always taken an interest in history and genealogy which I inherited from my gr-grandfather Porter Matteson. I find this site helps me to help others find their loved ones, even if they can't actually visit the graves. I enjoy helping with this mission. My goal is to eventually have most of the tombstones in McLennan County, Texas online for everyone to see.
I am willing to do some research if needed in McLennan and Falls County.
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Mem. #107132583
Thank you so much for taking this photo; they are my great aunt and great uncle :)
Added by RLM on Oct 18, 2016 5:16 PM
Ella Harper
1860 United States Federal Census

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Name E J Chambers
Age 3
Birth Year abt 1857
Gender Female
Birth Place North Carolina
Home in 1860 Montgomery, Texas
Post Office Montgomery
Family Number 205
Household Members
Name Age
E C Chambers 29
A J Chambers 23
F B Chambers 5
A E Chambers 3
E J Chambers 3

1870 United States Federal Census

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Name Ella J Arnold
Age in 1870 13
Birth Year abt 1857
Birthplace North Carolina
Home in 1870 Montgomery, Montgomery, Texas
Race White
Gender Female
Post Office Danville
Household Members
Name Age
Ed C Chambers 37
Anna Chambers 53
Frederick Chambers 15
Charles Arnold 60
Alice P Arnold 13
Ella J Arnold 13
Mollie Arnold 8
Edward C Arnold 6
Anna Arnold 3
William Arnold 1

There is an error in the 1870 census. The page breaks just after Charles Arnold. Charles Arnold is a black man working as farm labor for Ed. C. Chambers, Justice of the Peace. The white children on the following page in Ed's house are all listed with Mr. Arnolds name rather than Mr. Chambers.

22 Sep 1878 Limestone Co, TX
Ella J. Chambers
Ella J. Chambers


1880 United States Federal Census

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Name Ella Harper
Age 22
Birth Year abt 1858
Birthplace North Carolina
Home in 1880 Thornton, Limestone, Texas
Race White
Gender Female
Relation to Head of House Wife
Marital Status Married
Spouse's Name Thomas Harper
Father's Birthplace North Carolina
Mother's Birthplace North Carolina
Occupation Keeping House
Household Members
Name Age
Thomas Harper 35
Ella Harper 22
Thomas Harper 8
Jesse Harper 6
Daisy Harper 4
Franklin Harper 10m

Ed C Chambers
Ed C Chambers

Anna J Campbell
Anna J Campbell


Spouse & Children

Thomas Clay Harper
Thomas Clay Harper

Franklin William Harper 18791955

Find A Grave Memorial# 58270564
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Added by Walker on Oct 16, 2016 8:44 PM
Dr. Thomas Clay Harper (T. C. Harper)
1850 United States Federal Census
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Name Thos C Harper Age 10 Birth Year abt 1840 Birthplace Alabama Home in 1850 Township 24 Ward 1, Claiborne, Louisiana, USA Gender Male Family Number 70 Household Members Name Age Wm W Harper 56 Lucy Harper 52 Webb F Harper 18 Alen W Harper 16 Jasper K Harper 14 Lucy A Harper 12 Thos C Harper 10

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Name T C Haywood
Age 16
Birth Year abt 1844
Gender Male
Birth Place Alabama
Home in 1860 Beat 9, Shelby, Texas
Post Office Truits Store
Family Number 27
Household Members
Name Age
W W Harper 66
Lucy Harper 62
H M Haywood 30
T C Haywood 16
A M Harard 8
Robert W Turner 23
L E Turner 20

There is an error in the census record. The page breaks on Harper's household just after H M Haywood a black man who is running the farm. The Haywood and Harard chidlren's initials and ages match the Harper family.

29 Dec 1870 Washington Co, TX
Sarah Betty Gantt


22 Sep 1878 Limestone Co, TX
Ella J. Chambers
Ella J. Chambers


1880 United States Federal Census
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Name Thomas Harper Age 35 Birth Year abt 1845 Birthplace Alabama Home in 1880 Thornton, Limestone, Texas Race White Gender Male Relation to Head of House Self Marital Status Married Spouse's Name Ella Harper Father's Birthplace Georgia Mother's Birthplace Georgia Occupation Physician Household Members Name Age Thomas Harper 35 Ella Harper 22 Thomas Harper 8 Jesse Harper 6 Daisy Harper 4 Franklin Harper 10m Anna Williams 49

Thomas Clay Harper 1839-1882
Fri, Jun 3, 1887 Fort Worth, Texas

Life Insurance policy assigned for premium payments. The assignor gets their premium payments repaid; but, his widow and children get the benefits. 68 Tex. 361 Supreme Court of Texas. PRICE v. SUPREME LODGE KNIGHTS OF HONOR and others.
Added by Walker on Oct 16, 2016 8:42 PM
V. Case Ford
H C Carico
HC Carico (32632591)& Mrs HC Carico (32632599)and H C Carrico (69882732) and Lavonia Carrico (69882808), I think are the same couple. Iadded a DC to your HC Carico and then began searching and found the other Find A Grave pages. Yours is the older posting but the other has photos and is complete, if indeed they are the same couples. Thanks, Val
Added by V. Case Ford on Oct 09, 2016 8:46 AM
History Hunter
Gurley Cemetery
Hi! I found a death cert. for a little boy who was buried in the Gurley Cemetery in 1923. There was a village in Falls county named Gurley. Have you ever heard of this Cemetery? Thanks for any info you can offer.
Added by History Hunter on Oct 04, 2016 4:28 PM
Ernesto Duque
Thanks for posting pictures of my Uncle Julio Duque's grave in Kirk Texas. My Uncle was killed and his death is talked about in my family. Never thought I'd see his grave. Thanks for your work, it's much appreciated.
Added by Ernesto Duque on Oct 03, 2016 3:25 PM
glenda wheeler
Charles James Griffin
Charles James Griffin (memorial # 142629102) was a good friend of my dads.
I know from talking to James that he was a POW in Germany during WWII.
I am including the info from the POW Records and would like to have them added to his memorial.

Name: Charles J Griffin
Ser. Number: 18125527
Residence: Texas
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Service: Army, Air Corps
Organization: Heavy Bomber B17 B24
Parent Unit: 0100
Unit Type: Group Regiment Commands System
Detaining Power: Germany
Camp: Stalag 3b Furstenberg Brandenburg Prussi
First Report: 09/06/1943:
Last Report: 05/26/1945
Area: European Theatre Germany
Source: Official Sources
Status: Liberated or Repatriated

Thank you for all you do for Find a Grave and for adding this info for me.

Glenda FISK Wheeler
Added by glenda wheeler on Sep 16, 2016 7:18 PM
Neal Sibley Merritt
Thank you for the changes made!!!
Added by jgn on Sep 15, 2016 10:24 AM
Garland Hill
Thank you
For Transfering Phyllis Jean Lewis Archer
Added by Garland Hill on Sep 02, 2016 9:01 PM
Patsy Conlon
Quinten Corley Gill
Thank you so much for the edit. It is so much appreciated. :)
Patsy from Texas
Added by Patsy Conlon on Sep 01, 2016 1:31 PM
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