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Marian (Carlson) Johnson (#46836504)
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Bio Photo I was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. Daniel Carlyle Ahern and I married in 1971 and he passed away in 1986. We had three children. I now live in Texas and have remarried. I have four living children and six grandchildren.

I started realizing how neglected some cemeteries were when I began exploring Texas. I didn't realize until I found this site that there was something I could do to help preserve some of the memorials. I took a few pictures at a local cemetery and posted them on Find a grave. When I went back two weeks later, something (or someone) had knocked over the memorials. I was so glad that I had taken the pictures and posted them on Find A Grave. If you find any errors on the data that I have added, please let me know. I only add information to help others further identify the individuals.
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Lee Richards
RE: Mary Earnestine Davis Mem# 28865725
While I appreciate your transferring Mary's Memorial for me to update. I am not related to this family so I have made the desired Edits and added the Supporting Documentation and will be transferring it back to you. As you will see soon Mary will no longer be listed alone, as I have submitted Edits for all her siblings and her mother's mother.

I would be happy to do the same for any other Memorials that I send you Edits/Documenattion for.
Thanks again
Added by Lee Richards on Sep 08, 2017 9:57 AM
RE: James Cockrell
I would appreciate you transferring both James R. and Lydia A. Cockrell's Memorials to me. Thank you for the offer!

As you will see from the obituary of J. R. Cockrell and the Census of Rockwall Co., TX for 1880 and 1900, they lived in Rockwall Co., TX.
Rosemary Crawford Miller

Terrell Times Star, March 17, 1893
Last Saturday, J. H. and B. I. Cockrell learned that their father, Mr. J. R. Cockrell was dying. He lived near Royse. He died soon after their arrival. He had lived in Rockwall county for fifteen years. Buried at Mount Zion.

Forney Tribune, March 22, 1893 (Terrell)
Died at his home in Royse on the 11th inst. Mr. James R. Cockrell. He was the father of Messrs. Bural(Burr) and Harrison Cockrell of Terrell.

1880 Census Rockwall, Texas
Family History Library Film 1255324
NA Film Number T9-1324
Page Number 620A
J. R. COCKRELL Self M Male W 54 SC Farmer SC SC
L. A. COCKRELL Wife M Female W 52 SC Keeps House SC SC
Margaret COCKRELL Dau S Female W 20 MS SC SC
Laura COCKRELL Dau S Female W 18 MS SC SC
J. H. COCKRELL Son S Male W 14 MS Farmer SC SC
A. E. COCKRELL Dau S Female W 10 MS SC SC

1900 Census, Rockwall Co., TX, Royse City, ED 87,Prec. 4
pg. 73A Pg. 11 Ancestry HH 105/107,
Lydia Cockrell, head. WF Sept. 1827, 72 wd. children9/6 b SC f SC m SC
White, Florence, g-dau, W F, Dec. 1884 S b TX f TN m MS at school
White, Lila, g-dau, W F March 1887 S b TX f TN m MS at school
Added by Rosemary on Aug 10, 2017 7:20 AM
RE: Flora Piper
Sorry, I just never got around to creating one. Been busy. I created one.
Added by TG on Jul 14, 2017 10:41 AM
Military Status
Hugh Deskin Shaw served with Co G 19th TX Cavalry.
Added by Ladyblush2002 on Jul 11, 2017 11:40 AM
Civil War Status
I believe that W.L. Monroe served in the CSA in Co I 2nd TX Partisan Rangers.
Added by Ladyblush2002 on Jul 11, 2017 10:08 AM
RE: John Heath
Hi Marian,

This is the obituary from the Texas Christian Advocate, July 7, 1898. I can also email you a scan of the obituary if you'd like.

John Oswell Heath, son of Ephraim and Sallie Heath, was born in the state of Kentucky January 30, 1818; removed to Texas in 1846, where, at the home of his son, Judge E. C. Heath, in Rockwall, he died December 29, 1897, aged seventy-nine years, ten months and twenty-nine days; was four times married and the father of ten children, five of whom, with the present widow, survive him. It is not possible in so brief a memoir as appears in the Advocate to cleverly outline Father Heath's life, less speak those words so richly merited. It was his by gracious Providence to live in a time when the world's best and largest history has been made. In his humble sphere he bore his part in that history, as these facts may testify. Commissioned a postmaster under Franklin Pierce's administration, he was among the first who put a key into a United States mail pouch in North Texas; was ranking militia officer for all North Texas; leaves to his children civil and military commissions bearing the signatures of J. Pinckney Henderson, E. M. Pease, Sam Houston and others; enlisted in the Confederate Army in 1862; made a good record and at the close of war held the commission of First Lieutenant; was at his death the oldest Methodist in Rockwell Church, his name being No. 1 on the roll; had been a member at and near that place half a century; much of this time he had been a steward. After commending the aged widow and dear, bereaved children to the God of all grace and consolation, I will append the following from the pen of Rev. M. H. Neely, D. D. It speaks for itself.
D. F. Fuller

"When I was appointed to the Terrell District at the last conference my first thought was of meeting many of my old-time friends, and among them John O. Heath, of Rockwall; but before I reached that place the Master had called him home. In the fall of 1857 I was sent to the Rockwall Circuit, and among the first to meet me with a hearty welcome J. O. Heath, one of the stewards. During my stay on that work I found him always true and faithful. I learned to love him then, and during the years that have elapsed have frequently met him and found him still the same faithful man of God. Judge E. C. Heath, a worthy son of a worthy father, told me on my recent visit to Rockwall that his father often asked when I would get there, and seemed to be anxious to live until the time of my appointment, but God willed otherwise. A good and true man was he. God bless the survivors of his family."
Added by Florence on Jun 21, 2017 9:18 AM
Christopher Jennings
Mary Ann PInion
I made a mistake BY further research and found her maiden name really is Fitzpatrick I found on several of her childrens Death cert.
Find A Grave Memorial# 31344435
Added by Christopher Jennings on Mar 31, 2017 7:11 AM
Christopher Jennings
Mary Ann PInion
I made a mistake by adding Kirkpatrick as her last name its her maiden name Sorrty again
Added by Christopher Jennings on Mar 30, 2017 11:19 PM
Lynn Fischer
RE: Elizabeth Jackson Snow Bouck Mabee
I'm glad I was able to help you.
Added by Lynn Fischer on Mar 10, 2017 5:58 PM
Linda (Duncan) & Travis
Caswell Duncan
Thank you for adding the information on Caswell Duncan's page for us.
Linda and Travis
Added by Linda (Duncan) & Travis on Feb 13, 2017 11:09 AM
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