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Carol Hoch (#47059088)
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Bio Photo I was born and raised in the Wesley Chapel Community in Houston County. My father, Tommie Johnson is buried in Wesley Chapel. I still miss him. If you would like the leave him a flower, please do so. He was a wonderful man. My great-grandmother Anne Lightfoot,is buried in Widnes, England. She passed away not long after my Mother came to Texas.

I am also the ggggrandaughter of Captain Samuel Harrison Bowen, and also James Jennings. Who both lived when the Tea Party first sprang into action.

I really enjoy the history of Houston County, right now I am trying to get all the many stone gardens photographed in Houston County. Also I am a dedicated amatuer History Buff.

"Nothing is ended until it is forgotten...."

I believe very strongly in cemetery preservation. Cemeteries in most cases are the only history of those that came before us. Like rare books in a library once it's lost it's lost forever.My only intention is to create a HISTORICAL RECORDING of those who are "Gone, but not Forgotten" before their tombstones are lost forever. This is copied from a fellow graver: "Get out and photograph memorials while they are still readable. This site is primarily for GRAVE photos not genealogy, preserve those memories that are quickly fading."

Genealogy, begins as an interest, becomes a hobby, continues as an avocation and in the last stages, is an incurable disease.
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Be sure to hit the edit tab, if you see anything I need to correct.

For those who wonder about such things, when the number of memorials managed is higher than the number of memorials created , this is due to a few members who decided to transfer their memorials to multiple findagrave contributors . . . and I was honored to be one of the contributors trusted to look after some of those memorials.

How do I clean a headstone or grave marker?
Unless you are related to the interred on the headstone in question, DO NOT do anything to the headstone.

I am happy to share ANYTHING that I post. I have no crazy rules, My pictures are your pictures. Feel free to beg, borrow, steal with no intent to return. I take pictures of headstones out of kindness ... not for my ego or for the "numbers."

If anyone has any stories or information on any of my memorials, please let me know.Every person that has lived has a story to tell.I would like to know those stories. I think that every personshould have their life remembered.Anything at all is not to small, when it comes to a person's life.

Be kind to one another because - One day we will all be, 'just a name' etched in stone.

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.


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RE: Bonnie Hall
Here is my info on Bonnie Hall. I will keep looking for her actual dates of birth and death and her second husband's burial and will let you know if I find anything. Do let me know if you come across those dates. Probably the only way is in person at the archive of the Houston Chronicle!

Bonnie Mae Kerr married Robert Lee Barclay (10 August 1909-21 December 1968; buried Evergreen Memorial Park, Crockett, Texas, USA); Bonnie Mae and Robert Lee Barclay divorced: source for divorce: death certificate of Robert Lee Barclay; Bonnie Kerr married Stanley V. Hall (05 October 1899; died 22 June 2001 in Houston, Harris, Texas, USA; unknown burial in TX) on 26 December 1978 in Harris county, Texas, USA; they had no issue.

warmest regards, jaeren
Added by jaeren on Apr 16, 2014 9:47 AM
Bonnie Kerr Barclay Hall
Hello again,

I am asking for your help this time with the birth and death dates for Bonnie. I know that she was born 1910 and died (probably June) 1998 as her Houston Chronicle obit lists that much. But, I cannot access the actual obit so have no dates. Any help that you can give is much appreciated.

warmest regards, jaeren
Added by jaeren on Apr 15, 2014 12:48 PM
Lee McComb
Thanks for the info, it has been added. Would you like me to transfer Lee McComb to you? Have a great week.
Added by Over5par on Apr 06, 2014 2:16 PM
Nora Bell McComb Hallmark
Hello again, I noted that I made a typo-mistake with Sarah Virginia "Jennie" Pool Mathews: she died in 1950 - not 1850. Many apologies...

Thank you for the further data that you have listed for William Pool, Caroline English Pool, etc., and for the work that you are doing...

warmest regards, jaeren
Added by jaeren on Apr 05, 2014 7:36 PM
Nora Bell McComb Hallmark
Mother of Nora Bell McComb Hallmark: Nancy "Nannie" Pool born c. 1867 in Shelby county, Texas, USA; married unknown McComb and they had 1 Carroll Cleveland McComb (23 January 1891 in Nagelles, TX-April 1982; buried Bangs Cemetery, Bangs, TX), 2 Nora Bell McComb Hallmark (23 July 1893 in Nagelles, TX-09 July 1973); see 1973 death certificate below listing mother as Nannie Pool; Nora B. McComb is listed as the niece of Louisa A. and L.L. Kerr in the 1910 US Census; and 3 Lee McComb (03 February 1896 in Nagelles, TX-17 November 1984; buried Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, TX); I cannot find Nancy/Nannie or the three children listed in the 1900 US Census; Nancy Pool McComb died sometime before 1910 in Texas, USA.

Parents of Nancy/Nannie Pool: William Pool born c.1828 in Tennessee (source: 1860 US Census) or Mississippi (1870 US Census), USA; died sometime between 1870 and 1880 in Trinity county, Texas, USA; William Pool married Caroline English sometime before 1855 in Shelby county, Texas, USA; Caroline English, daughter of Jonas and Martha English, born February 1836 (source: 1900 US Census) in Shelby county, Texas, USA; Caroline English Poole died in, or sometime after, 1900 but before 1910 in Trinity county, Texas, USA.

Williams and Caroline English Pool had: F. Pool 1855, Manda Pool 1857, Archie D. Pool (1857-after 1910), Martha Pool 1860, Mary Pool 1862, Sarah Virginia "Jennie" Pool Mathews (1864-1850), Nancy/Nannie Pool (1867-before 1910), Henry (1870-before 1880), Susan E. Pool Smith (1871-1932), Louisa A. Pool Kerr (1874-1946), James Albert Pool (1879-1936).

warmest regards, athelas
Added by jaeren on Apr 05, 2014 10:54 AM
Peggy Goodwin
RE: Wonderful Job
You too. We have to keep on keeping on no matter what.
Added by Peggy Goodwin on Apr 02, 2014 7:55 PM
Floyd Dimitt
RE: Welcome
Hi Carol, Thanks for the welcome note.
Would you remove your picture of the headstone for Earl Newton in Antioch Cemetery you posted. That one is for his son.
Are you located in Lovelady where the deer feeders are on 230. If so I'd like to stop by one day and chat some.

Added by Floyd Dimitt on Mar 06, 2014 3:02 PM
Ruby Smith Hassell
RE: William Mansel
Find A Grave #122288261. Sorry, I forgot the most important detail. Thanks
Added by Ruby Smith Hassell on Mar 04, 2014 6:36 AM
Ruby Smith Hassell
William Mansel
Is there a tombstone at Ebenezer for Mr. Mansel? I don't remember seeing one for him when I surveyed the cemetery. Did he fight in the Civil War and if so under what name? Just trying to give him credit for his services as it has been brought to my attention that I did not list all the Civil War Veterans that are buried there. That was bad as my own Great-grandfather was one of them. Thanks!
Added by Ruby Smith Hassell on Mar 03, 2014 6:46 PM
Jane Newton
Jesse Allen Davis
Jesse Allen's date of birth was Oct 14, 1949. Allen spent a lot of time with my grandmother, Edna Earl Scott Jones. Allen's mother came and got him from Granny's house and a couple days later, Granny got the call that Allen had drowned in a mud puddle. I have not seen a death certificate yet, but this is the story we have been told for years.
Added by Jane Newton on Mar 01, 2014 12:07 PM
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