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LisaBee, Texas (#46562919)
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Bio Photo I was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas. My husband Johnny and I moved to the Texas Hill Country in 1986. We lived in Kingsland (Llano County) and Burnet County. In 2002 we moved north of Houston to Montgomery County. I have been so fortunate to have been living in the areas of Texas where many of my ancestors also lived.

Some of my ancestral surnames are:

Thomasson (TN & TX)
Ripley (TN & TX)
Blassingame (TX, MS, SC)
Mize (TN & TX)
Perry (TX, AL, GA, NC)
Copeland (TX & TN)
Ball (TX, AL, SC, VA)
Seale (TX, MS, SC)
Cartwright (TX & TN)
and many more....
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Kevin Eaton
Cemetery Access
Lisa, i live in Missouri and i know here it is state law to allow family access to cemeteries on private land. in fact here they are not allowed to block roads, install locked gates unless hours are posted and they must remain unlocked during those hours. i would check Texas law too. i hope its the same!
Added by Kevin Eaton on Oct 10, 2014 1:52 AM
Lester Van Huss
Access to cemeteries
Lisa, google Texas Cemetery Laws and it will bring up a lot of resources to answer questions about access to cemeteries on private property. They actually cannot refuse but they can require certain set hours for access or even require you to set up an appointment for access. However, I do not believe they are allowed to forbid access. These are usually governed by the County level jurisdiction laws. I have a friend who has helped co-wright laws into legislation on these types of issues for the State of Texas. She as well has been honored by the Texas State Senate for the work she has done for the preservation of our cemeteries and the upkeep for them. I have an Aunt and Uncle buried in Stiles, Texas. Possibly a different location but there is not much there. I am still scratching my head wondering why they were buried there in the first place. They actually lived outside of Big Spring, Texas. I hope on your next visit the cemetery will be cleaned up. I find it very disgraceful for land owners to allow these historical landmarks to deteriorate the way some do. I just wanted to give you a lead on what your rights are. Hopes for a better world of respect for our deceased, Lester (#47859148).
Added by Lester Van Huss on Oct 06, 2014 11:28 PM
John Christeson
Stiles Cemetery, Thall, Texas
I see that you have been to this cemetery and took a number of photos. Did you reach it by taking the private road by the Stiles Cemetery Sign on Highway 79? I found a locked gate and a no trespassing sign.

Who did you contact to gain access to the cemetery. Their name and telephone number would be appreciated.

I have learned that the cemetery is on land owned by Frank Stiles whose property adjoins that of Steve Stiles. I think that the private road leads to Steve Stiles' land.

Thanks in advance

John J. Christeson

Added by John Christeson on Oct 01, 2014 8:13 PM
Kerry Steiner
RE: Joshua Seale Memorial# 7068404
Great, thanks for the info!
Added by Kerry Steiner on Jul 18, 2014 7:01 AM
Kerry Steiner
Joshua Seale Memorial# 7068404

Just a quick question about Joshua's year of birth if I may. I see the headstone says he was born in 1775 (per the census) but the memorial says 1765. A 10 year difference is somewhat significant so I'm wondering as his descendent if can tell me which one is closer?

Many thanks!
Added by Kerry Steiner on Jul 15, 2014 3:33 AM
Grave of Thomas Martin Ball
Since he died in San Francisco, it's probable he was buried in Colma, just south of there. San Francisco has had no active cemeteries since the late 1800's and Colma is where most people from there are interred. I found a grave of my great aunt's there after calling numerous cemeteries in that town.
Added by Jon on Oct 26, 2013 5:45 AM
re: florence ford
thank you SO VERY MUCH for these photos--they are wonderful! (isn't that an interesting gravesite? did you read the bio on the memorial page?) i really appreciate you going out there and getting these pics.
Added by orleans on Oct 20, 2013 5:35 PM
RE: Our Ripley Family
Sounds good. Life has been crazy here the last few weeks, too. I'm ready for school to start back next week! :)
Added by KA on Aug 24, 2013 3:59 AM
Debbie Way
Gustavus W Thomasson
Could you please add parents to Gustavus memorial?

Louvina : 32647195
George W: 32647289
Added by Debbie Way on Aug 10, 2013 10:00 AM
RE: Ripley, Green
Thanks so much Lisa,
I sent you an email. I have found lots of records you have put together.
Have you ever been to Comanche? I remember most every summer up until 1986 (was the last one I went to) going to my Grandmothers family (Ripley) reuniun. I was held outside of Comanche. Just wondering if you ever attended one?
I always consider Comanche like my hometown.
Thanks so much for bringing back so many memories.
Kelley :)
Added by KA on Aug 02, 2013 5:09 PM
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