I just started doing genealogy in 2007 and am hopelessly hooked. Just found this site back in June of 2008. Someone did a tremendous favor by taking pictures for me, so now my husband and I are giving back. This is a wonderful site and everyone is so helpful and nice. Currently doing research on Hearon, Mitchum, Shahan, Laney, McElyea, Shelton, Wright, Cawthon, Everett, Hill, Bateman and a few others, all connected to my family and my husband's family in some way. We are more than happy to take care of any requests in our area. I was born in Tyler, Texas and have lived in Whitehouse, Texas almost my entire life. David was also born in Tyler, grew up in Vidalia, La., but has lived back here in East Texas for many years. If you have any questions or corrections to any of our information, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Feel free to leave a public message or email us. David and/or Elaine Shelton
John Knight d. 1877 Can you PLEASE put me in touch with the person who provided you with the picture of Mr. Knight. He looks sooooooop MUCH like my great great grandfather Stephen Knight it is scary. Stephen named one of his sons John William Knight. At one point in the late 1870's my John William went to Texas but then returned to TN where he married for the third and possibly fourth time. (He outlived all but his last wife whose name, was ironically, Texas Harris.) We believe our John William Knight was in Smithfield, TX.
RE: David Shelton I never have just the right words but he (and you) shed so much light on the history of the area and brought back so many memories, I wouldn't have time to tell em all. What I would give to share a pot of coffee with the two of you. David left a legacy to be truly proud of.
RE: Gary Wills Wel those were some good digs. I still tell the story about you guys locating my great grandparents. The rock and metal rod. Ther aren't enough ways to thank you both for all of the photos, insights, clues and everything. As for the tokens, they have been my honor and privilege to place. Gary and Olin were my 2nd and 3rd friends on findagrave and of course you guys were my 1st. All 3 of you showed me the ropes and where the skeletons were, figuratively speaking. Hot dang my English teachers would be astounded that I can use a 5 syllable word in a sentence. Gary will be missed but, boy, he did his momma proud.