Your tombstone stands among the rest; In this field of green. The name and date are
chiseled out For all the world to see. It reaches out to all who care It is too late to mourn. You did not
know that I 'd exist, You died long before I was born. Yet we are of one, you and I, In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse Entirely not our own. Dear Ancestor, the life you lived One hundred
years ago Spreads out among the ones you left Who would have loved you so. I wonder if you lived and loved, I
wonder if you knew That someday I would find this spot, And come to visit you.
Mildred Pauline Williams Sawyer
Mildred Pauline Williams was b:Oct.1,1910 She went to be with the Lord on March 23, 2006 11am in
Tarzana, Ca. On Apr. 2 she will be cremated and her ashes spread across the Pacific Ocean. She was Married to John Ellis Sawyer
May 15,1928 in Donna, Tx. She was the daughter of Alvin Williams and Elsie Nolan.
1927 - 2006
William Carl Bozeman, 78, a flight mechanic, passed away Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, in Fort Worth.
Graveside service: 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 7, in Dallas-Fort
Worth National Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Davis Funeral Chapel, 6912 NE Loop 820.
Memorials: Salvation Army, in lieu of flowers.
Mr. Bozeman was born May 16, 1927, in Lelia Lake. He served
in the U.S. Army in World War II.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Earline Wright Bozeman;
parents, James W. Bozeman and Bessie M. Bozeman; four brothers; and three sisters.
Survivors: His sons, Sammy Carl Bozeman of Fort Worth and
William Earl Bozeman of Trophy Club; sisters, Frances Runs Through of Bedford and Thelma Dacus of Athens; and grandchild,
Sheila Bozeman of Bedford. Published in the Star-Telegram on 3/5/2006.
William Scallorn son of Joab Scallorn
John Fawcett Burleson
Hattie Allen Crabb is the wife of Lewis Crabb
Thomas A. Allen with wife Savannah T.
Sallie Lou Allen Sawyer's obit
Edgar Sawyer and Sallie L. Allen
Willie Thomas Sawyer
Willie Thomas Sawyer's obit
Etta and John Lumm, Etta's Obit
Dalton Andrew Patterson
Dalton A. Patterson's death notice Click to Enlarge
George D. Thompson
Dr. George D. Thompson of West, died Monday, July 31, 2006, after
a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. The funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 2, at Wilkirson Hatch
Bailey Bosque Chapel, 1601 Bosque Blvd with the Rev. Ron Durham officiating.Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.Visitation
with the family is from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, August 1 at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Garden Room. Dr. Thompson was born in Hillsboro,
Texas, on Aug. 12, 1924, to Anderson Eugene Thompson and Flora May Simmons Thompson. He entered the United States Army Air
Corps immediately before graduating from Hillsboro High School. He enlisted on April 15, 1943, and served three and a half
years. After training in several bases in the United States, he spent the later part of the war in the China, Burma India
Command and flew "The Hump" as a Navigator-Radio Operator in C 46 and C 47 planes. After his discharge in 1946, he started
his college work at Hillsboro Jr. College. From there he transferred to Baylor University, Waco, and in May 1949, graduated
with a BA Degree, majoring in psychology with a minor in education. In August 1950, he received his M. A. with a major in
counseling and guidance with a minor in Clinical Psychology. Several years later he returned to Baylor University, and earned
his Ed. D degree in June 1961, having a major in administrative education and a minor in curriculum and supervision. On June
9, 1949, he married his wife of 57 years, Martha Demetra Musgrave Thompson at the First Baptist Church in Hillsboro, Texas.
His teaching experience included every level from elementary through High School in the Edinburg Texas School system. His
administrative work began at LaVega Independent School District, Waco, Texas in 1954 as Pupil Personnel Director. In 1955
he was made Assistant High School Principal, and in that year he was elected Junior-Senior High School Principal. From LaVega,
he moved to Alvin Independent School District, Alvin, Texas for the 1960-64 years as High School Principal. The move was then
made to the Port Arthur Independent School District, Port Arthur, Texas as Director of Secondary Education, and later was
made Assistant Superintendent of Instruction until 1974. The summer of 1974, he moved to the Rio Grande Valley as Professor
of Education at the University of Pan American. He enjoyed the teaching of teachers in courses toward a degree that would
qualify them for Middle Management Educational positions. In 1985, he retired to the work of running a small ranch near Aquilla
on land he dearly loved. A number of his hobbies included the collecting of rare books, specializing in Winston S. Churchill,
the American Civil War, and Texana, along with ranching, and public speaking. Some of the activities that he felt were meaningful
were his becoming a deacon while at First Baptist Church in Edinburg. He served as an active deacon while in Alvin and Port
Arthur. It was while in Port Arthur that he did much of his civic duties. He was Vice President of the United Community Services,
a member of the Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Rotary Club and president in years 1971-1 972. Several other
organizations could be named. He was a consultant or director at six different universities with the Texas Association of
Student Councils in summer workshops. At the time of his death, Dr. Thompson was a member of Columbus Avenue Baptist Church
and Dr. Cresson's Bible study class, which he dearly loved. When it was apparent that he could no longer attend, his concern
was who would get the doughnut holes for his class. George was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Mildred Estelle
Thompson; and one step-sister, Dorothy Marie Crouch of Hillsboro, Texas. Family was one of the most important things in George's
life. His grandchildren knew that if they were to be with their grandfather they were expected to learn at least one thing.
Survivors include his wife, Demetra Musgrave Thompson, of West, Texas; sons, George David Thompson and wife, Kay McCoy Thompson
of West, Texas, and James Eugene Thompson and wife, Vickie Jones Thompson of Abbott, Texas; six grandchildren, David Benjamin
Thompson and wife, Jamie Harris Thompson, Daniel Lee Thompson, and Whitney Lynn Thompson Mechell and husband, Brian Mechell,
all of West, Texas, Seth Anderson Thompson and wife, Sarah WoodardThompson of Waco,Texas, James Aaron Thompson of Waco,Texas
and Garrett Dee Thompson of Abbott, Texas. His sisters include Dorothy Mae Carter, of Hillsboro, Texas,Enna Juanita Thompson
Holgerson, and husband, Oscar John Holgerson of Clifton, Texas, Betty Jo Hughes Harris of Hillsboro, Texas and Mary Evelyn
Hughes Brown of Hernando, Miss. His brothers include Billy Dale Thompson and wife, Yvonne Elizabeth Thompson of Red Oak, Texas,
James Robert Hughes of Tulsa, Okla., and John Derrell Hughes Jr., of Hillsboro, Texas. Seven great grandchildren and many
nieces and nephews also survive him. The pallbearers will be George's six grandchildren. The honorary pallbearers will be
Dr. Mike Reis, Dr. Bruce Cresson, Billy Davis, Roy Lipe, Calvin Bell, Lonnie Richardson, Oscan Holgerson, L. Etter, Larry
Willenborg and Lee Moore. Memorials may be made to the Wesley Woods Alzheimer Care Center in Waco, or the building fund for
Columbus Avenue Baptist Church. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in our "Memorial Guestbook" at www.wilkirsonhatchbailey.com. August 12, 1924 - July 31, 2006
Published in the Waco Tribune-Herald on 8/1/2006.
D.A.Thompson wife Sarah Harris
16 Mar. 2003
Mrs. Mildred E. Holman Thompson, 76, of Hillsboro, died Sunday, March 16, at her residence. Born July
29, 1926 in Hillsboro, she was the daughter of the late Anderson Eugene and Flora Mae Simmons Thompson. She grew up and attended
school in Hillsboro. She worked in the telephone industry for 16 years as an employee for Southwestern Bell. She was a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her stepmother, Thelma Thompson. Survivors include: two sons, Tommy Holman of Hillsboro and Johnny
Holman and wife, Dorothy, of Itasca; one daughter, Kathy Goldsmith and husband, James, of Waco; two brothers, George D. Thompson
of West and Bill Thompson of Red Oak; two sisters, Dorothy Carter of Hillsboro and Juanita Holgerson of North Dakota; two
half-brothers, John Hughes of Hillsboro and James Hughes of Tulsa, Oklahoma; two half-sisters, Betty Harris of Hillsboro and
Mary Brown of Hernando, Mississippi; one stepsister, Dorothy Crouch of Hillsboro; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, March 18, at Hillcrest Garden of Memory in Hillsboro with Dr. Brian Whitney officiating.
Samuel Harris's Obit
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James A. Thompson
Daughter of Dalton A. Patterson
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Aaron Burleson headstone
Born Oct 10, 1815
Jan ? 1885
Elvis Presley's Grave
Alexander Boone Preece
Alexander B. Preece,B:1802, patriarch of all the Preece's from Martin County, KY.
Alex is buried along Coldwater Creek, in Martin County, He is the son of Richard
Lovina Stratton wife of Alexander Preece
Old City Cemetery, La Grange, Fayette County, TX
JOHN W. RABB BORN Fayette County Texas FEB. 14. 1833: DIED APRIL 10. 1885
The hearts keen anguish only these can tell Who've bid the dearest and best farewell The parting
with our treasure, once our pride More prized and honored than the world beside.
Henry Harvey Priest/Preece
buried Preece Cem.
Martin Co., Ky.
Henry Preece Death Cert.
Hiram J. Priest/Preece
buried National Cem.
Thomas David Thompson's obit
Stella Reagan's Parents
William and Lizzie (Box) Rutherford
Picture was donated by Donna Baxter
Alma Lois Brantley Patterson
Harvey Maurice Patterson
Russell Edgar Patterson
Hattie May Sawyer Patterson
Thelma (Patterson),daug Susan J., William Asa
Lorene Brantley Noble's Obit
William Harris Brantley's Death Certificate
Andrew was the first judge of Texas
Andrew Rabb's Grave located in Manton Cem. near LaGrange, Tx.
Frank Rabb's Grave
Inscription: Robert Thomas Sawyer was in the Civil War
Birth Date: 3/19/1844
Birthplace: Clairborne Parish, Louisiana US
Death Date: 2/13/1927
Death Location: Smithville, Texas US
Cemetery: Oak Hill
Location: Smithville, Bastrop Co.,, Texas US
F.Jack Presley wife Mamie O. Allen Presley
William H.Brantley with wife Eula Irene Thompson
Howard L. Brantley
Lemuel Sawyer's House in Camden, N.C.
Lemuel Sawyer grave in Camden, N.Carolina
Elizabeth Scallorn wife of W.P.Karnes
Elizabeth Karnes Obit.
Richard Lincoln Preece
was born in 1833, the
son of William Martin
Preece and Mary
Elizabeth Giddens, and
a nephew of Alexander
Boone & Lovina Preece.
Richard along with his
brother Bill were Texas
Richard Lincoln Preece
Henry Preece's Death Certificate
Andrew J. Patterson was
the father of Dalton, John,
Paul, and Ella. They are all
buried except Dalton in the
Newsome Cem. in Pontotoc,
Mason Co., Texas. Dalton is
Buried in Pampa, Gray Co., Texas.
Andrew Jackson Patterson
Anna A. Thompson was married to Andrew Jackson Patterson she is the mother of Dalton Andrew Patterson.
And the other Patterson children below. She is buried at Deer Creek Cemetery in Deer Creek Texas located in the
panhandle of Texas.
Paul Gonnels Patterson
John B. Patterson
Click on picture to page to view his will
Joseph RABB Bonaparte Cemetery Van Buren County, Iowa
Joseph Rabb born in Fayette County Pennsylvania April 19th, 1788 Died in Iowa on June 22,
[wooden marker is now in the Bonaparte Historical Museum]
Click on picture and scroll down on the page to view Joseph's Last Will and Testament
which gives instructions on the building of his grave marker.
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Nancy Rabb wife of Joseph Rabb
Nancy RABB Bonaparte Cemetery Van Buren County, Iowa
Nancy Crain was born on 21 Oct 1799 in OH. She died on 9 Nov 1881 in Van Buren Co., IA.
married (1) William James Johnson Sr. son of James Johnston Sen. and Mary on 11 Apr 1820 in Warren Co., OH. William was born
on 17 Dec 1789 in Dauphin Co., PA. He died on 23 Sep 1845 in Van Buren Co., IA.
Nancy married (2) Joseph Rabb son
of Samuel Rabb and Jane Smith on 25 Mar 1849. Joseph was born on 19 Apr 1788 in Fayette Co., PA. He died on 22 Jun 1866 in
Van Buren Co., IA. He was buried in Bonaparte Cem., Bonaparte, Van Buren Co., IA.
One of three sisters buried in Van
Buren Co IA: Nancy CRAIN JOHNSON RABB; Mary "POLLY" CRAIN JOHNSTON SEWELL; Eliza W. CRAIN WARD
(The above two pictures were donated by Rich Lowe)
Newspaper obituary, date and source unknown: Mrs. Mary Rabb, aged seventy-seven years, died on the 15th of
October at her late residence near Austin. She was one of the early settlers of what is now Fayette county,
having come here December 15, 1823. In one of her letters she said: "When I crossed the river where La Grange stands,
it was nothing but a wilderness." In another letter she describes her traveling and camping as "being like
the children of Isreal; and though we did not see Moses strike the rock and the waters gush out, yet surely the Lord was
with us, or we never could have borne the burden and heat of the day in helping to settle Texas, which was then
a a savage land. Her husband, Mr. John Rabb, was one of the projectors of Rutersville college, in 1838, and
the institution was established in 1840. One of the early pioneer women of Fayette, the night tread of moccasined
feet around her dwelling was no unfamiliar sound. But, with a true woman's heart, she tremble, yet dared; suffered,
yet bore with patience; for the sake of dear ones, making a home in a wilderness, around whose altar-fires a slow
but sure process of civilization was enacted. men build up nations; women make homes; and a county without homes in
no nation at all; so it comes that much of the triumph of progress is attributable to those who quietly endure. This she
did, treading with trusting faith the path allotted to her, the God of strength ever being her God.
Source: From the notes of
Marjorie Nelson Woodham
Chambliss Family Funeral Records
The Chambliss Funeral List donated by Ed Lumm
Stephen W.Scallorn's grave
John T.Bozeman's Grave
Click the picture to go to Oak Hill Cemetery in Bastrop, Tx.
Sawyer, Cordelia headstone F W 11/3/1889 11/12/1891 Dau of D. A. & Origan Sawyer.
The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away
Sawyer, Donia headstone F W 1/26/1878 4/8/1881 Dau of D. A. & Origan Sawyer.
Sawyer, Henry D headstone M W 7/20/1877 1/23/1878 Son of D. A. & Origan Sawyer. We
miss our darling boy
Sawyer, L. E. headstone W 10/18/1895 1/29/03 "Dearest child thou hast left us and thy loss
we deeply feel.Tis the Lord who has bereft us of one we loved so well
Robert Sawyer was the Father of Robert T. Sawyer he was 74 years old when he died. He was
married to Nancy Jeffries. Robert Sawyer's headstone M b: 1820 Ark. 2/15/1894
In memory of. Rest for the toiling hand
P.G. Patterson was killed in
the Navy. Circumstances of his death are uncertain. Alva and Amy Bush dearly loved him, and recall the time they nearly smothered
him in the quilt box, while playing. (I was told by Mr.Tuckness that currently lives in Pontotoc, Tx. that his father
picked up Paul in a wagon at the train station and brought him to his resting place.)