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Michael Edd Bonner (#47148328)
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Bio Photo I was born in Freestone County, TX. My parents, grandparents, and 3 of my great-grandparents were also born there. Some of my ancestors lived in the Republic of Texas. I graduated from Stephen F. Austin & TCU and have never lived outside Texas having resided in Stewards Mill, Fairfield, Irving, Austin, Tyler, Flower Mound, and Southlake.I created a spreadsheet on Stewards Mill Cemetery in Freestone County listing all known burials with names; dates; places of birth and death; parents; spouses and I work to keep it updated. When not working on genealogy, I travel both nationally and internationally.

Many of the memorials I manage were transferred by others. Please request a transfer if one is a family member. I enjoy the research to link memorials to other family members.
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Bettie Anne Jones
RE: Virgil T. Garrett
I went back and checked and Sue Lilley (also a contributor) sent me the information last November.

Bettie Anne Jones
Added by Bettie Anne Jones on Jun 16, 2015 7:16 AM
Bettie Anne Jones
RE: Virgil T. Garrett
Do you have any documentation to support this? I added the parents on the basis of another contributor sending me this information. (I don't remember who it was.) If it is wrong, I will be glad to change it.

Bettie Anne Jones
Added by Bettie Anne Jones on Jun 16, 2015 7:11 AM
Edgar Woods
RE: Atkinson FAG Memorials
I would be glade to manage them if you wish.
Added by Edgar Woods on Feb 16, 2015 3:01 PM
RE: Keel in Birdston Cemetery
I have only done volunteer work that included some of the Keel family at Birdston, so don't know the answer to your question. What I have seen is a posting that seems to include some of your information, but lists Jeremiah Keel married to Margaret Stewart:

Descendants of Jeremiah Vardeman Keel

Generation No. 1

1. JEREMIAH VARDEMAN2 KEEL (JESSE1) was born Abt. 1817 in Ky. or, TN, and died 23 December 1883 in Birdston, Navarro, TX. He married (1) ELIZABETH BURLESON 15 November 1843 in San Augustine, San Augustine, TX, daughter of JOSEPH BURLESON and MARY WARREN. She was born 18 May 1824, and died September 1857 in Birdston, Navarro, TX. He married (2) MARGARET M. STEWART 10 February 1859 in Freestone County, Texas. He married (3) REBECCA RANKIN 23 October 1862 in Navarro County, Texas. He married (4) ANNIE GUINN 24 December 1865 in Johnson County, Texas. She died Bef. April 1871 in Navarro County, Texas. He married (5) MAY MILTON 9 April 1871 in Freestone County, Texas. He married (6) SUSAN A. PHERIS 29 December 1878 in Navarro County, Texas. She died Bef. February 1881. He married (7) FRANCES C. F. POWERS 10 February 1881 in Freestone County, Texas.

PARENTS: Jesse Keel has not been documented as father to J.V. KEEL. Do not list him as such until proven. These are my private notes, and I have listed him for research purposes only [LaDoris]
BIRTH: Approximate date of 1817 determined from 1850 Census, San Augustine, Texas.
BIRTHPLACE: State of KY as BP from 1850 Census.
MARRIAGE: Record of marriage San Augustine, Republic of Texas, executed by
A.M. Davis, C. Justice and Probate Judge, San Augustine Co., on 15 November, 1843.
DEATH DATE: Navarro County, Texas Probate Records.
ESTATE: McConnico was Administrator; land was lost.
BURIAL: Buried at Birdston, Navarro, TX. - no headstone, crepe myrtle grows
on site of grave.
CHILDREN DATA: Elizabeth Burleson Keel and/or J.V. Keel probate recs. Also, cemetery records
as well as Burleson-Keel descendants.
TRADITION: Said to be Confederate soldier, but this compiler has found no documentation to support this. We did find a J. V. Keel, but do not believe this is the senior Keel but is probably his son, John Vardeman Keel. This J.V. Keel we located as Confederate veteran died in an old soldiers home.
NAME - He is said to have been named in honor of famous frontier preacher from Kentucky and Tennessee - Jeremiah Vardeman.
MARRIED, SEVEN WIVES, fathered children by most; six wives predeceased him.
MANAGED (cared for) Burleson women for two years during Burleson posse.
CATTLE BRAND: Navarro County Court House -
OTHER CHILDREN OF J.V. KEEL: J.V. Keel had at least four other children by
wives other than Elizabeth Burleson.
1. Sallie A. Keel was the daughter of second wife, Margaret M. Stewart. Named in
her father's will as Sallie A. Slade.
2. G. Keel was son with second wife, Margaret M. Stewart.
3. Annie Keel was daughter of wife No. 5, May Milton, and was named
in her father's will as "minor under the age of fourteen".
4. Allie Keel was sister to Annie, and was also daughter of wife No. 5, May Milton.
Allie was also named in J.V. Keel's will as "minor under the age of fourteen".
J.V. Keel had no more children of record.
Added by tdemars on Feb 05, 2015 8:50 PM
RE: Vic & Ven Warfield
Thanks, I appreciate that story.
Added by JYZ on Jan 15, 2015 9:45 PM
RE: Vic & Ven Warfield
A married-in relative. John G Warfield married Edna Julia White. Edna was my second cousin, 2 x removed. Not close, but I sure love that name. Warfield, that is. Do you mind that I put those photos in? They were public in A.c.
Added by JYZ on Jan 15, 2015 3:52 PM
Gail McKinzie Clark
Lydia Sue McKenzie Carroll
Thanks for transferring to me - She is my cousin
Added by Gail McKinzie Clark on Oct 26, 2014 8:56 PM
Russ Teer U.S. ARMY (disabled vet)
Maiden name changed.. Thanks for the information.
Added by Russ Teer U.S. ARMY (disa... on Jul 04, 2014 2:34 PM
Carolyn Hebbe McLeod
RE: William David
You never know who might be related. Thank you for letting me know this.

Added by Carolyn Hebbe McLeod on Apr 04, 2014 1:45 PM
Carolyn Hebbe McLeod
William David
William David (#97711066) was a member of my Bishop family. If he was not a member of your family, would you please consider transferring his memorial to me?

Thank you, Carolyn (#47384868)
Added by Carolyn Hebbe McLeod on Apr 04, 2014 11:40 AM
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