Fredda Jones

About Fredda Jones

Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.

Remembering the Fight For Texas Independence

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As time speeds on toward March, our minds once again turn toward those long ago days, and the very air that breezes across our Lone Star whispers those long ago words…”Goliad”…”San Jacinto”…the Alamo”… Today is February 11, 2014. Here’s what has … Continue reading

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Can You Identify These Young Men?

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I think these are Comanche County men. I also think that they are probably related to my husband, Rickey, but I may be totally off base. Help!

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Ella Nora Hunter Has Permission To Marry

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What a WONDERFUL piece of family history of the family of the 1883 Nora Ella Hunter!

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An Old Church And A College In Comanche, Texas

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This is actually a postcard from the year 1907, almost 110 years ago.  As you will read, the person who sent the card was a student at the old college that you can see behind the First Baptist Church in … Continue reading

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Why Would Anyone Want To Visit Comanche?

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Ric and I have been in Baltimore, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and coastal Maryland for the past week. In fact, this morning as I write I am seated on gorgeous white wicker with oversized bright cushions, overlooking the unbelievable Maryland shore.  It is … Continue reading

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1923 CHS Graduation Invitation, Comanche

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You can just imagine how excited we were to see what 1923 Comanche High School grads used for their invitation! Here at Texansunited.com, we have our fingers crossed that some of you had a family member who graduated in ’23. … Continue reading

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Delicious White Chocolate Brownie Balls!

I actually made a pan of brownies and paired them with brownie balls.

Yes, they take a bit of time, but my goodness, they are delicious, especially if you use nothing but the best chocolate and a good brownie recipe or mix. Today, I used a milk chocolate mix and cooked it according … Continue reading

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Mrs. Stephens’ Class 1985-1986

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History is a funny thing, isn’t it? Say the word, and people’s eyes glaze over immediately. Ask someone if he would like to see his old class photo, and it never occurs to him that he not only is viewing … Continue reading

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Sarah Dudney Becomes A Centenarian But Remembers When

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I suppose I actually began writing Sarah’s story without even knowing it. After all, how was I to know that Girlie Kiker Strong, talented basketball player for Comyn High School, and the woman I have known all of my life as Sarah Dudney … Continue reading

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It Was A Dairy Kind Of Breakfast…

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…In The Middle Of The Night! Or at least that’s how it felt to me, a confirmed non-morning kind of person, when I arrived at the community center at 4:52 a.m. last Thursday, wondering for the millionth time just what … Continue reading

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Martha Inez Peacock Kerley 1864-1942

MARTHA AND SONS Back: Harmon, Amzy, Oner, Will Front: Beauford, Martha, and George Kerley

Martha Inez Peacock was born to Jonathan Peacock and Mary Jane Storey on February 17, 1864, in Grayson County, Texas. She married Claiborne “Clabe” Washington Kerley on July 30, 1882. This photo was, of course, taken after Clabe Kerley died … Continue reading

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Can You ID These Methodists On The Steps Of The Church Building?

If you see someone you know, please put the name and something about the person in a comment box below. Thanks!

I know I have subscribers who are going to recognize a lot of these people from days gone by. They are standing on the steps of that wonderful old building that I grieved long after it was gone. Of course, … Continue reading

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Harris/Brown Family in Comanche County 1904

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This photo was a GREAT find, given to me by Michael Kerley since I actually have some family in this one myself! And here it is with faces a little closer. Click to enlarge. How lucky we are that someone … Continue reading

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Ahead Of Their Time In Comanche, Texas

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Two Of Comanche’s Earliest Businesswomen Miss Iva Hart was the daughter of “Captain Hart,” and she lived with the Captain until his death. At this time, his large home was deeded to Iva. The early 1930s found Miss Iva working … Continue reading

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E.B. Featherston Speaks Of Texas Fence Cutting Wars

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It was a wild and crazy time, something none of us in 2016 can truly understand. After all, we grew up with fences all around us, didn’t we? And they were certainly nothing to fight over, for sure! It wasn’t like that on the … Continue reading

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Karla Colcleasure: Why She Teaches In A Tiny School

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Karla Crim has been Karla Colcleasure for almost 30 years now but once upon a time, the tall, fun-loving Karla was a student in the tiny community of Sidney, Texas, where she made good grades, had a lot of friends, … Continue reading

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Bacon-Wrapped New Potatoes

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Tis The Season!!! For gardens and all things fresh and new, potatoes being one of them, and you think you will never tire of them, right? You boil them, butter them, cheese them, and add them to a big ole … Continue reading

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Famous Star Route Stage Line In Comanche, Texas

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There were seven Spanish at the altar of the Sun….well, maybe not, but according to G.A. Beeman, early resident of Comanche, Texas, there was once a stage line (Of course, there were more than one through the years.) in Comanche, … Continue reading

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James & Susannah Tate Cunningham Brave A New Frontier

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In every county history in this country, there is a family that seems to find its way into the history books more than others. In Comanche County, that family is the Cunningham family for lots of reasons, I suppose. For … Continue reading

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Winding Through Sipe Springs, Texas

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If you have one true friend, you are blessed among men, so the saying goes, but I have been blessed beyond measure to have known so many, many fabulous people in my life, and most of them became my friends. … Continue reading

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