Monthly Archives: February 2014

52 Ancestors: #6 Murder of John Franklin Cobb (1859-1915)

My father told me that both of his grandfathers were murdered and he never knew either of them.  His father’s father was the first ancestor I wrote about for Amy Johnson Crow’s “52 Ancestors Challenge”.  He was killed in a … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors: #5 Perry Tunnell (1787-1826)

Perry Tunnell, son of Rev. Stephen and Kezia Money Tunnell, was born in 1787, probably in Virginia since his parents lived in Virginia until 1788.  Like his father and four of his brothers, Perry was a Methodist minister.  He married … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors: #4 Frances Ann Rushing (1857-1931)

GRANDMA FANNIE TESTIFIES! A little known fact about my great great grandmother – this is the record in an old 1921 court case which originated in Van Zandt County, Texas.  Statement of Facts, Cause No. 7698, The State of Texas … Continue reading

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Owlet Green Community, Van Zandt County, Texas

Owlet Green, also known as Marvin Chapel, was a rural community in southwest Van Zandt county thirteen miles southwest of Canton at the headwaters of the Neches River on Farm Road 1995 and Farm Road 314.  It was founded by … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors – #3 John Thomas Martin (1848-1914)

All of my life I heard family stories of the Cherokee blood that was passed down through my 2nd great grandfather on my mother’s side, John Thomas Martin.  Every time his name was mentioned to any one in the family … Continue reading

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