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Janie Healer Davis (#46586213)
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PHOTOS: Any photo I have posted on Find-a-Grave is intended to be used...please consider this your permission to copy and/or post any of my photos.

DUPLICATES: I try my best to do a thorough check before entering any memorials. I will never intentionally create a duplicate, although sometimes it just happens with the delay in the Find-a-Grave system at times. Even if my memorial was entered first, I will usually delete IF the other memorial is complete. My interest is not in numbers but in the precious souls who walked among us on this earth and their descendants who may search for them in the future.

CORRECTIONS: I'll be happy to make corrections on any of my entries if needed, or I will gladly transfer memorials to family members (at my discretion when it involves my kinfolks). I would appreciate your using the "Edit" function to request corrections.

ABOUT ME: I have lived in Sweetwater, Texas all but four years of my life. I love to help people find their family information through this volunteer work.

FIND-A-GRAVE: I am the Find-A-Grave coordinator for the Nolan County Cemeteries. The Sweetwater Cemetery is my favorite (my daughter, father & grandparents are buried there).

MY FAMILIES: (just to name a few)

Cardwell * Hammond * Turner * Elam * Fry * Douglass

Hughes * Thomas * Lee * Beard * Willingham * Folmar

Free * Wyly * Bates * Stewart * Powell

Always interested in hearing from anyone with any connections to my families.

MY CEMETERY TIES: I have strong family ties to the following cemeteries:

* Sweetwater (Nolan County, TX)
* Old Bethel (Anderson County, TX)
* Frankston City (Anderson County, TX)
* Roby (Fisher County, TX)
* Rose Hill (Taylor County, TX)

By Thelma Greene Reagan

Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where other cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.

Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.

Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.

Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.

Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.

Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.

Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.

(Copied with permission from Frank Everett)
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Sue Thompson Patterson
RE: Martha Elizabeth Hodge Selmon
May I have you as a friend? I would love that. I think some of your antecedent and mine probably knew each other. My families in that area are McNelly, Jordan, Pool, and Nixon. My ggf Samuel Hockadee Jordan and some of his family came to Callahan Co. in 1910. The McNellys settles in Callahan and Shackleford Cos. I was born in Abilene when my dad was working in Sweetwater putting in the first telephone lines from Weatherford to Van Horn. My older generations lived all over that area of Texas.

Thanks for checking on Martha. I do so appreciate it.
Added by Sue Thompson Patterson on Aug 24, 2016 11:22 AM
Sue Thompson Patterson
RE: Martha Elizabeth Hodge Selmon
Janie, you are one of those rare jewels that goes beyond the mile to help another. Thank you so very much for your kindness and time. One more person found and documented.

Added by Sue Thompson Patterson on Aug 23, 2016 11:28 AM
Sue Thompson Patterson
RE: Martha Elizabeth Hodge Selmon
Thank you so very much for your assistance. I do so appreciate it. I shall be awaiting your reply.
Added by Sue Thompson Patterson on Aug 20, 2016 1:06 PM
Sue Thompson Patterson
Martha Elizabeth Hodge Selmon
Janie, have you run across the above person in the Sweetwater Cemetery? Martha is the mother of Travis L Selmon, and Dorris O. Selmon and wife of Samuel "Sam" Selmon? We have a 21 month old son in the Englewood Cemetery, Slaton, Lubbock Co, TX. that also belongs to Sam and Martha that we are trying to link. Martha's death certificate states that she died in Melhaven Convelesent Home in Corsicana, Navarro, TX on November 14 1966. It also states that she was buried in City Cemetery, Sweetwater, Texas on November 16 1966 with Corley Funeral Home in charge of services. I will create a memorial for her so that she will be available to family, and sons and husband can be linked to her if she is there. I want to be sure her memorial is correct before I create it.

Thanks for any help you might offer.
Sue Patterson Co-ordinator
Englewood Cemetery Volunteer Research Committee
Added by Sue Thompson Patterson on Aug 20, 2016 10:07 AM
Hammond book
There is a soft-cover book (approx 200 pgs) by author Carolyn Nowlin entitled Searching For A Nation that is pertaining to the Hammond family. Its considered to be a "fact based story" on nine generations of the Hammond line that came from England to Texas. It can be found online via a Google search if you are interested.
Added by Deb on Jul 24, 2016 2:40 PM
There is also a lot of Hammond names in Holly Cemetery, near Lovelady, Houston Co, TX that I photographed. Since they are here in East TX I always thought some might be connected to my lines but I've never had the time to research the oldest of them. Perhaps they could be part of your line since there is only one county between Limestone Co and Houston Co?
Added by Deb on Jul 24, 2016 2:06 PM
RE: Anna Freeman
Yes, I noticed the edit request was pulled. I sent an indepth reply to contributor with what I think are the facts on her first husband and his marriages. You can check the info I posted to his board. It might help explain some things. As for giving me credit - no need. Feel free to use the documented portions that pertain to Anna in her bio. The rest is mostly about spouse Frank.

Hammond - my 2nd G-grandmother was Charlotte Hammond Secrest, believed born around 1800 in SC, died 1857 Polk Co, TX. Her father was Samuel Hammond (possibly a Jr) b.1753 VA, d.1844 AL. His father was also named Samuel, b,1721, d.1806 SC. His father was Job Hammond b.1677, d.1756 VA. Job's father was also named Job b.1646, d.1726 VA. Before Job was his father Martin Hammond, b.1618 England, d.1666 VA. Before Martin was Simon Hammond (Jr?) 1598-1653 England. His father was also named Simon b. about 1570, death unk. England.

Does your line fit anywhere in those names? Mine, once they were in TX, were here in East/Southeast TX and in Central TX region. They are kind of hard to document and/or work on since they were so old. Many records have been destroyed/lost over the centuries.
Added by Deb on Jul 24, 2016 1:54 PM
Roscoe I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Hi Janie,
My dad and I are trying to figure out a cemetery mystery. A few old Roscoe obits list people being buried at the I.O.O.F. cemetery. When we searched the cemetery and all surrounding cemeteries (indeed all records), there were no matching graves. Do you know if the IOOF in Roscoe was the same as the Roscoe cemetery around 1910?
Added by PickledDuncan on Jul 16, 2016 10:33 AM
Joseph Moseley
Mary Ann Chandler Fowler
You have an incorrect headstone photograph on Mary Ann Chandler Fowler's memorial page Find A Grave # 15514610.

The correct headstone photograph is on her husband's memorial page. James Henderson Fowler Find A Grave # 15514607.

Just thought you'd like to know!
Added by Joseph Moseley on Jul 15, 2016 9:30 PM
joseph lilly
Francis E. Healer
Janey: Found an article in a January 5, 1945 Frankston Newspaper about Francis E. Healer, wounded in Germany during WW2. Wife Louise Cook of Merkel, Texas. Are you interested. give me a call 903 876 5657. Joe P.S. I never could find out what happened to Judy Richards
Added by joseph lilly on Jul 14, 2016 6:13 PM
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