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Sue Barron Bruton (#47975837)
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Derek Galbreath
RE: New Salem
Hello I will talk with Jack Brooks probably close to the end of March when Rockdale Geneaology society has its monthly meeting. You are welcome to attend, it is usually held at the first national bank I think around seven, I'll confirm that and then get back with you. You know that there are two Salem cemeteries in Milam County. The New Salem cemetery is also called the Old Salem cemetery and located in Rockdale.
Added by Derek Galbreath on Feb 25, 2015 11:07 PM
RE: Unknown Spiller Norman Valley
Also, very glad to see you are taking high quality/high pixel photos. I like to be able to zoom in to see details. Very important when trying to get data correct. Thanks again!!
Added by Deb on Feb 16, 2015 1:14 PM
RE: Unknown Spiller Norman Valley
Sounds great!
Added by Deb on Feb 16, 2015 1:10 PM
RE: Unknown Spiller Norman Valley
Thank you!!!
Added by Deb on Feb 16, 2015 1:04 PM
RE: Unknown Spiller Norman Valley
Just wondering - is this W.H. Spiller the same person as William H. Spiller 1850-1927? If you have the photo for the grave and it is in Norman Valley, please add it as proof to my memorial. Per TXDC the name William H. Spiller was buried in Sharp Cemetery. If you have the photo it is important to add it as proof of location placing him in Norman valley and not Sharp. Thanks it Is appreciated!
Added by Deb on Feb 16, 2015 12:49 PM
RE: Unknown Spiller Norman Valley
Glad to know you are still working on restoration of the cemetery.

Feel free to add photo(s) at any time, and updates to any name via the "edit" tab using the areas provided by Find A Grave. Transfers are not necessary in order to do this.
Added by Deb on Feb 16, 2015 12:03 PM
Patricia Lenaburg
RE: Norman Valley Cem.
Thanks again Gary.
Yes, I am aware we were not blood relations to the Sampiers, except through Sarah, and Joseph her father, but Patrick was an Uncle was he not? I thought he was related to Sarah (sister).
I know this is serious business, looking into this ancestry. I know the ups and downs of it, believe me.
One more question, Did Sarah marry a Lyle after Sam Chance died? I found a list of marriages, and Sarah Sampier had married a Lyle, at this time I can't remember the first name of this Lyle person. I have this written down in some notes I took.
I really appreciate all your help with this, and I want you to know I am not one to get information, and not give back if I can, I have ran into this several times. I will try not to bother you all the time. Pat
Added by Patricia Lenaburg on Feb 27, 2014 4:37 PM
Patricia Lenaburg
RE: Norman Valley Cem.
Thanks Gary for your reply.
I have long suspected WP was Irish, or at least part. I never found a census with him on one. I found a couple with Sarah after his death, but that was all.
Where did you find the info. on WP's war history? I have never ran across, anything documented on this man, so I am so glad to hear about this.
Sarah's father was also listed in a census for her, as being born in Ireland.
I have been working on the Norman and Chance line for so many years, I get frustrated, and stop for a while, and go back with a refreshed outlook on it.
The historical rescue for this cemetery is a wonderful idea, and it would be a tribute to all who are buried there, and to the living families.
I just feel so sad that it is decaying away, and soon could be lost to us. If there is anything I can do, let me know. I don't have a lot of money, but my daughter, and I could give some to help out. I wish I could be there to participate in this.
If you don't mind, how old are you and Sue? I am soon to be 67 yrs.
By the way, the Sarah M. Sampier buried there, was listed as being Sarah Sampler, not Sarah Sampier, so there is another relative who married into the family. It's amazing what tombstones can tell you. I believe she married one of the sons of Patrick and Mary Sampier, who are buried there. She is the daughter of Christopher Jalle.
I better shut up, now HA! Have a good one Pat
Added by Patricia Lenaburg on Feb 27, 2014 4:42 AM
Patricia Lenaburg
RE: Norman Valley Cem.
Hi Sue, and thanks for the reply.
I have been working on these other names in the cemetery off and on for a while. I was told by someone in the Genealogical society in Milam Co. TX some time ago that, WP Norman was Austrian, they said, it was in the cemetery book. The Norman Valley Cemetery was most likely started as the Norman family cemetery, for the family only, and that the family would let others be buried there due to others being to poor to bury their loved ones. This makes sense due to them having boarders, and the type of people they were.
When I found Sarah several years ago, another lady who took care of the cemetery books had everything messed up. There were people she had buried there who weren't there, and had some of them who were buried there buried somewhere else. WP Norman was not written down as buried there, Thomas,and Alex were not there, it was a mess. I just kept digging, and pulling my hair out, until I stumbled across someone who knew what they were talking about, and this took years.
I don't know if WP Norman was Austrian or not, never got that one confirmed. I know Sarah was at least half Irish, because her father was born in Ireland, due to a census stating that.
I have been working on possibilities that, some maybe relatives, and going from there.
Sarah's parents have to be there somewhere, she was only 14 years old when she came to TX, so I am hoping by some freak accident we come across who she was.
I will keep at it, and if I find anything I will let you know. Have a great day tomorrow. Pat.
Hope this made sense to you.

Added by Patricia Lenaburg on Feb 25, 2014 9:59 PM
Patricia Lenaburg
Norman Valley Cem.
Sue, who are the Bowen's buried in Norman Valley?
I have tried to go through all those names, and get info. on them. I found a little on Christopher Jalle, and ask that they add it to his info. I think we are related to some of these people. Massey's, Leatherman, etc. Pat
Added by Patricia Lenaburg on Feb 19, 2014 2:27 PM
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