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Sarah Jane Wetherby & William Ferguson From Mississippi To Texas 1867

Back: Jim, Emma Janella, Anna Jane
Front: William and Sarah Jane

We were sitting in the kitchen area of our church building, chatting as we do each week before class, when one of the men mentioned that his dad once told him of a Central, Texas freeze that hit farmers on … Continue reading

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James Madison Ellison (b. 1840) From Georgia To Indian Fights In Texas

J.M. Ellison 1840-1923
Eliza Ellison 1843-1910

James Madison Ellison was born March 25, 1840, in Georgia to Nancy Baird Ellison and her husband, James Ellison.  James Madison and his parents (and probably other family members) came to Eastland County (just barely out of Erath County), where in 1858 he built … Continue reading

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Remember The Gorman Hospital Or Sanitarium?

GORMAN HOSPITAL

Some Even Called It The Blackwell Hospital  I was born there as were many of you. As a child, I thought the old building as grand as any building could be, big trees and, although I’m not sure when the … Continue reading

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James Parkerson 117 in Eastland Co. Texas In 1910

He was possibly the oldest man living in 1910.

As you know, I have some old scrapbooks that contain all kinds of tidbits. I will admit, however, that I had to look twice at this one! Apparently the Cisco Round-Up carried an article on James Parkerson sometime in 1910, … Continue reading

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