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Margaret Hall Diggs (#47603664)
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Families that I am researching include McMullin, Tubbs, Jackson,
Lee, Blankenship, from Oktibbeha, Mississippi
Horn and Hart from Lexington Tennessee.
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Lonnie Moore
RE: Grissom
OK, not sure about all the family connections, but: the Horton side of my father's family came from TN to Texas and settled first into Montgomery County, then spread to Milam and Bell counties. Grissom: Clarissa Grissom married Jessie Dyer Horton. Jessie D Horton's brother, William Richard Horton, is my great-great grandfather. He came to TX from Henderson County, TN about 1874 with his family.
Also, I see that Wilson Cager Grissom married Sarah "Sally" Frances Horton and Ancestry shows her to be my first cousin 3X removed. It makes my head spin. I don't show any Tubbs in my tree at this time. If you use Ancestry, my tree is public and called Moores11.
If we jump into this deeper, let's use email as this message posting is harder to follow.
Thanks again, Lonnie Moore.

(Just read your bio, was wondering who in your family was first to come to Texas from Tennessee. Wilson Cager Grissom's daughter Gracie Grissom Tubbs Daughtery was the one in this line for me. I am a descendant of her first son Lenard T. Tubbs, he was married to Martha Jane Horn who was also from Lexington TN.)
Added by Lonnie Moore on Apr 21, 2017 2:32 PM
Lonnie Moore
RE: Thank you for photo of Jessie D Horton
About the photos - my mistake, I guess. I now see the problem is that when a vertically taken photo is posted, Findagrave turns it sideways to fit the more common display format, where the width is greater than the height. I took the liberty (I hope you don't mind) of downloading both the Jessie Horton and Clarissa Horton headstone photos and cropping them into the 'standard' width and height that Findagrave seems to prefer. I uploaded the new versions and you will see I gave you photo credit in the captions. If you would rather download and repost in your name, that's fine, I am just trying to help and don't care for credit. I can also email them to you, if you prefer.
Added by Lonnie Moore on Apr 21, 2017 2:18 PM
Lonnie Moore
Thank you for the photo of Clarisa Horton
Thanks for this photo, Memorial# 50353897, of Clarisa Grissom Horton. Would you mind rotating the image 90 degrees so it is more readable?
Thanks again, Lonnie.
Added by Lonnie Moore on Apr 21, 2017 8:43 AM
Lonnie Moore
Thank you for photo of Jessie D Horton
Thank you so much for taking and posting the photo of my relative, Jessie D Horton.
When you have time, would you mind rotating the photo 90 degrees and re-posting so it would be easier to read?
Thanks again.
Added by Lonnie Moore on Apr 21, 2017 7:52 AM
Lyn Miller
RE: William McMullen
Hi, Margaret, I cleaned up and rephotographed the monument so you can see it very well now. The first time I went the rising Eastern sun was so bright behind it that it cast the face of the monument in shadow. In cloud and mist it photographs better! Lyn
Added by Lyn Miller on Sep 28, 2015 7:07 PM
Brian McDaniel
Mama D (and Cricket)
Margaret & James,
Val & Christine Horn were my Great Uncle and Aunt. Val's older sister, Gertrude Mae (sp?) Horn McDaniel was my grandmother. My father was named after Val Horn who was his uncle (Jack Valton McDaniel). Val and Christine never had children, but were 'adopted grandparents'to all of their extended family (neices, nephews, younger cousins, etc). In lieu of children, they raised award-winning AKC Registered Cocker Spaniels . . .and had many of them over the years . . . Mama D and Cricket were probably two of their very special ones, and I believe Mama D (perhaps her ashes?) are buried there on Val & Christine's plot). Don't know about Cricket.
Margaret, don't know your exact relation (you mentioned on one of the F.A.G. sites that you were a distant relative), but I have 'some' additional info re: the Horn family, some photos and also other Horn Cousins, that I would like to connect you to, that might help 'fill in' some blanks . . .You can reach me via email at FYI, I live in Rowlett, Tx (Dallas suburb).
Brian McDaniel
Added by Brian McDaniel on Feb 16, 2015 1:02 PM
James Coston
RE: Mama D
Many thanks for relaying that story to me, the newspaper article is a real warm touch about the people involved, I really enjoyed your follow-up.
Later, James Coston
Added by James Coston on Nov 22, 2014 6:16 PM
James Coston
Valton Horn, Mexia Cem, Tx.
Morning Margaret,
I have the fotos that U requested and will post them in a few days, as right now I have an out-of-town trip to take care of.
Also, I am hoping that U are a family member so that maybe something can be cleared up so I know how to post the info.
Follow me, here goes:
In the Horn plot I added Billie Horn Stolkin (1916-1990) which, given the dates, appears to be their married daughter. That's easy to figure out, seems logical.
Here's the unknown:
At the foot of the common stone for Valton & Christine, which reads left to right, are the follow footstones.
Underneeth Valton, "Val"
Underneeth Christine "Mama D, our little pet"
-thats kinds strange, any ideas on it- ??
and off to the right of Christine from the above mentioned footstone is one that sez "Cricket".
I have the ability to locate buried human remains and what I found there was of Female in gender about a foot in length.
I have never witched for animals before, just wondering if "Cricket" might have been a pet. !?
Or that stone and "mama D" got transposed. !?
FYI, there is a "Cricket Horn" listed on the master sheet for the cemetery in section 17.
Any comments would be of assistance.
Later, James Coston
Added by James Coston on Oct 22, 2014 5:57 AM
Ann Kerns-Marsh
RE: Ricker
okay ty when I can find out if he is he the one I'm looking for for sure I'll ask for a transfer of it to me. ty have a great day.
Added by Ann Kerns-Marsh on Sep 06, 2014 5:01 PM
Ann Kerns-Marsh
Gay ronald Ricker 77558937
Do you now by chance if Gay had a wife named Irene or if he lived in St. Joseph, MO?

Added by Ann Kerns-Marsh on Sep 05, 2014 8:55 AM
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