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Karen Knapp Rost (#46798099)
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Bio Photo For a Christmas present, I decided to give my daughters and niece a photo album of relatives for a keepsake. When I visited a family cemetery to take photos of markers, I felt surrounded by a lot of love. Everywhere I looked, there were babies who never grew to be an adult. There was my great grandfather, then a great-great grandfather, and the more I dug into the census and the more questions I asked, the more familiar these people became to me. A relative came up with a family tree, tracing our Warren family back to England. I found a great grandfather near my grandfather in a cemetery that the family had visited so many times but no one had ever noticed him. Everyone has been to visit him, now, paying the respects that were long overdue. Beside him, his wife, three sons and a daughter are buried.

I enjoy going to different cemeteries in our area and putting families together. The babies who have no parents with them catch my attention. When I list them, I hope someone finds them and adds them to their family. If I list someone who isn't a family member, I check out the census and our local history books to see if I can find something out about them. My mother has been a tremendous help, as she can recall so many details about these people and the life they lived. My husband has been there with me, wading through stickers, mosquitoes and the Texas heat.

If I have made any mistakes, please let me know. If I have listed your family member, I will be glad to transfer them and let you add them to your listings. I know how important family is to family. Speaking of family, I am researching the Warren , Knapp, Peace, Boydstun, (Boydston), French, Barnett, Carroll and Brim families and families of Navarro Co., Texas.
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RE: Martha Betts
Hi Karen, Thanks so much for the transfer and for all you do on Findagrave.
Added by Birdgirl on Aug 09, 2014 9:54 PM
B Marek
Fred Monthei
Thank you so much for the transfer--and for all the work you do on Find-A-Grave.
Added by B Marek on Jul 16, 2014 4:41 AM
Kara Grounds Sloan
Flora Ludel Grounds
The headstone in Dresden shows her to be buried there with my Grandfather, but she is buried in Houston with her brother.
Added by Kara Grounds Sloan on Jun 09, 2014 5:41 PM
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I am looking for a descendant of my Great Great Grandfather, Fielding Jones. He was married to July "Lucy" Miller. Luther Freeman Jones was one of his children. In the 1870 US Census, it shows that Luther F. Jones was 7 years old. I do not have any other information on him.

I am searching on 1863 as the year of his birth and found this Memorial. It lists his wife. Do you know anything about him? Or have an Obituary or anything?

If he is my relative, I sure would be thrilled. But? I don't have any information one way or the other.

Please help!!


Added by LSJRJT on May 22, 2014 5:38 PM
Darius Scott Welch Photo
Thank you sooooo much for getting this photo!

Phil Gowan
Added by PhilG on Apr 27, 2014 6:03 PM
Brenda Howard
Lottie Lee Jones
Thank you very much for the transfer. Have a good weekend.
Added by Brenda Howard on Apr 11, 2014 10:09 PM
Brenda Howard
RE: Lottie Jones
That would be great. Thanks for all you do in creating and helping family find family.
Added by Brenda Howard on Apr 10, 2014 5:58 PM
Thank you
Karen Thank you again for the transfer. Because of your work I am able to locate the family.

Thank you again!
Barry Bryant
Added by BLBryant on Mar 24, 2014 12:47 AM
Mary Reynolds Hill
James Harrison Hardman
Hi Karyn,

I have emailed to your person email another tidbit of info for JAMES who is listed in the Dresden Cemetery.
Added by Mary Reynolds Hill on Feb 11, 2014 11:15 AM
Mary Reynolds Hill
RE: Simeon Taylor
Karen, I really appreciate the transfer. It means alot to me.

Yes, I have info for Simeon. His parents are Silas Taylor (1811-1887)and Elizabeth Wallis 1807-btw. 1870/80. Silas' mother was Nancy Tucker,daughter of Revolutionary War Soldier George Tucker b. 1745-1852).

Simeon was born per Bible Record that I have Feb. 17, 1842.

It appears through census records Simeon was born in Alabama,migrated to GA,MS,and then to Texas.

1850 Lafayette Co. MS Simeon living with parents
1860 Not found

Simeon married Sarah E. Baisdon-Womack. Sarah had a daughter (my great grandmother) Martha Womack from a previous marriage, and then three more children with Simeon: Eliza Penelopy (also buried in Dresden Cemetery and married James Harrison Hardman); Alma; and John "Cam".

James Harrison - James died and is buried in Collingsworth County, TX. The family did not have the money to bring him back to Navarro County for burial at the time of his death. Therefore, he has two tombstones; one in Collingsworth County and the other in Navarro County. The family never did bring him back to be buried with his wife.

1870 Pontotoc Co., MS
Taylor, Cimion, 28, Ala
Sarah, 33, GA (born abt. 1837)
Eliza, 3, F, W, At home, Miss

1880 Hopkins Co. TX Census
Simeon TAYLOR Self 38 AL Farmer Fa: GA Mo: GA
Sarah TAYLOR Wife 44 GA Keeping House Fa: SC Mo: GA (born abt. 1836)
Penny TAYLOR Dau 12 MS Farm Laborer Fa: AL Mo: GA
Almer TAYLOR Dau 10 MS Fa: AL Mo: GA
John TAYLOR Son 4 MS Fa: AL Mo: GA (b. 1876)
Silas TAYLOR Father 67 GA Occ: Farm Laborer Fa: NC Mo: GA

1900 Navarro Co. TX census
Simeon Taylor Feb 1842 58 GA GA GA 3 children one living, married 12 years
Sarah E. Taylor, Wife Nov 1848 51 MS SC SC
John M Taylor Son Dec 1874 25 MS GA AL

It appears that Simeon was married again after the death of Sarah. According to Bible records, Simeon's first wife Sarah Baisdon died 1886. The 1900 Navarro Census indicates that Simeon has married again to another Sarah and indicates they are married for 12 years (1888).

I hope this helps,and I really appreciate your tranfer of Simeon's memorial.
Added by Mary Reynolds Hill on Feb 08, 2014 7:33 PM
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