Banner Photograph of BRAD CEMETERY - Highway 180 West of Palo Pinto. Taken by Judith Richards Shubert 2009.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Louisa J. Eddleman and David Eddleman

Louisa J. Scarborough has a small, almost child-like face in the photograph that Debbie Blanton posted a few days ago at Blanton Family Roots and Branches. I was so pleased to see the picture because Debbie and I had discussed her several days before that. Debbie told me where she was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, and since I've been going there recently to take pictures and research some of the family names found in that old Hood County Cemetery, I went again to take another picture of her and her husband, David Eddleman's gravestones. David's gravestone appears in my post, Hood County Texas CSA Veterans and I wasn't pleased with my efforts the first time I photographed it.


David Eddleman
Co. C
10 TEX INF
C S A

In an effort to read Louisa's stone, I played with the settings in my photograph editing program.





L. J. wife of
D. H. Eddleman
Dec. 6, 1840
Aug. 11, 1911



(I still could not read the epitaph.
)






I'm not sure I made much of a difference in being able to read the engraving, but Louisa's is a beautiful monument with a closed book on the top. It has the open gates symbol with "Come Ye Blessed" on the front as well.

Blanton Family Roots and Branches
Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Tolar, Hood County, Texas
Photographs made by Judith Richards Shubert February 2009 (c)


Friday, February 27, 2009

A Second Look at the Unknown Child of Tuesday


In my post of Tombstone Tuesday - February 10 I wrote a little bit about the grave of an unknown child. Day before yesterday I made another trip to the Mount Pleasant Cemetery near Tolar in Hood County and looked closer at that little plot that is surrounded by a rock fence which is only about 8 or 10 inches high.

I took the time to clear away some of the weeds that hid the bottom of the headstone and took more pictures. When I downloaded them and enlarged the photos I was able to identify the child.

Above is the photo in the original post that I took first and below are the new pictures taken on Wednesday. Now I know the identity of this beloved child.










Bula A.
Dau. of
J. F. & L. B. Stevens
Born Oct. 27, 1897
Died Dec. 13, 1897

Even though the initials of the parents are a little hard to read, there is a J. F. Stevens listed in the 1896-1903 Hood County Assessor's Abstract, page 498 and on the Commissioners' Court Road Orders, page 127.

J. F. Stevens does not appear in the 1900 Hood County census, however. Maybe the family decided to move from the area after the death of their 2-month old baby. If you have information on this family, I would love to hear from you.

Photographs taken by Judith Richards Shubert 2009 (c)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Kreative Blogger Award for "Texas Ties"


My dear friend, Janice Tracy who writes Mississippi Memories has just given my blog, Cemeteries with Texas Ties, the wonderful Kreativ Blogger Award. I appreciate it so much. Janice is also the author of Everything Blues and Cemeteries of Dancing Rabbit Creek. She is a prolific writer and dedicated researcher, and like the other Geneabloggers I've met, loves genealogy. Please visit her and take the time to read her very interesting posts.

This afternoon I also received the nicest compliment. Andrea Christman, author of Family Tales has also awarded my Texas Ties blog with the Kreativ Blogger Award! A fellow Texan who has been living away from her home state but enjoys keeping up with Texas and Texans, she blogs about her genealogy searches and sometimes posts a thing or two not related to genealogy. You'll also want to visit Andrea's blog and get to know her.

My other blogs, Genealogy Traces, Cemeteries of the Covered Bridges, Tennessee Memories, and Food Gratitude have all received this neat award. Thanks to all of you have been reading my blogs.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - February 17, 2009 - The Unique

Henry Taylor Webber
10 - 17 - 1952
02-15-2005


This photograph is a back view of the memorial. It appears to be cut from concrete and painted this bronze color. You can see the grey color of concrete under the peeling paint. Can anyone identify the symbol placed before the date of birth and the symbol that is attached to the base concrete on the left side (1st picture)? I haven't yet learned the meaning of this grave marker so if you have an idea as to what it represents, I'd love to hear your comments.


Veales Creek Cemetery
Stephens County, Texas

You can see this unique memorial to Mr. Webber in the distance in this last picture. Then looking further into the distance you see the road leading up to State Highway 1148 that takes you to Graham or to Caddo.

Photographs taken by Judith Richards Shubert,
Veales Creek Cemetery,
December 2008 Copyright

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - February 10, 2009 - Unknown Child


This tiny grave with its unreadable stone is located in the older part of the Mount Pleasant Cemetery near Tolar in Hood County, Texas. The baby or child was obviously loved and the grave meant to be protected against erosion and some animals, if not all. The enclosure was built from large native rock indigenous to the area in this part of north Texas.

Picture taken by Judith Richards Shubert, December 2008

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

John S. & Elizabeth Aston and their Son, T. H. "Hugh" Aston

In 1900 Elizabeth Aston was a widow and living with her 27-year-old son, Hugh, in the west part of Hood County near Granbury, Texas. There was also a 50-year-old gentleman living there, listed on the census as a boarder. His name was William H. Pennington.

__ __ / Memory of
__ Bettie
Wife of J. S. Aston
Born __ 1829
Died __ 1902

I couldn't read all of this gravestone, but I was able to discern that it was Elizabeth Aston, wife of John S. Aston. She rests beside her husband and Andy C. Aston.

1900 Hood Co. Texas U. S. Census

Page 222A, Sheet 13, Precinct No: west part of 1, Enumerated 16th June 1900 by J. W. Duvall

House 227 Line #8 Aston, Elizabeth
Head of Household
White Female
Born September 1829
70-year-old Widow
Number of Children: 7
Number of Children Living: 5
Birthplace: Mississippi
Father's Birthplace: Georgia
Mother's Birthplace: Unknown
Occupation: Farmer
Months Unemployed: 0
Can read, write, and speak English.
Owns home/Farm


Line #9 Aston, Hugh
Son of Head of Household
White Male
Born February 1873
27-year-old, Single
Birthplace: Texas
Father's Birthplace: Unknown
Mother's Birthplace: Mississippi
Occupation: Farmer
Month's Unemployed: 0
Can read, write, and speak English
Rents home/Farm


T. H. Aston
Born Feb. 27, 1873
Died Sept. 2, 1938
"Asleep in Jesus"
Woodmen of the World Tree Monument


Line #10
Pennington, Wm. H.
Boarder
White male
Born February 1850
50-year-old, Single
Birthplace: Texas
Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
Mother's Birthplace: South Carolina

Occupation: Farmer
Months Unemployed: 0
Can read, write, and speak English
Rents home/Farm


John S. Aston
Born June 15, 18_5
Died Sep. 30, 18_4
"He shall rise again in the resurrection at (of) the last day."

Sources:
Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Tolar, Hood County, Texas
1900 Hood Co. Texas U. S. Census
Hood County Genealogical Society

All photographs taken by Judith Richards Shubert, 2008
Mount Pleasant Cemetery

Family of Minerva C. Aston

In a large fenced-in family plot located on the north edge of Mount Pleasant Cemetery there stands three large gravemarkers with the name Aston. The plot shows some wear and the weeds are high but it was winter when I found them and I imagine the spring and summer months will bring caretakers to the cemetery to care for these beloved members of the Aston family.

Minerva, husband R. Y. Aston, and 19-year-old son, Jerome, are buried there. The 1900 U. S. Census shows a widowed Minerva with an 11-year-old Jerome and her other children. I have transcribed that census as it is enumerated on the original census.

1900 Hood Co. Texas U. S. Census

Page 222A, Sheet 13, Precinct No: west part of 1, Enumerated 16th June 1900 by J. W. Duvall


House 226
Line #1
Aston, Manervia

Head of Household
White Female
Born June 1867
32 year-old widow
4 children
4 children living
Birthplace: Texas
Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
Mother's Birthplace: Mississippi
Occupation: Farmer
Can read, write, and speak English
Rents her home/farm


Minerva C. Aston
wife of R. Y. Aston
Born June 5, 1867
Died Aug. 1, 1904
"Sweet be thy peace,
Thy sufferings are o'er."


R. Y. Aston
Born Dec. 1, 1859
Died Feb. 16, 1898



Line #2
Aston, Gerome

Son of Head of Household
White Male
Born October 1888
11-year-old
Birthplace: Texas
Father's Birthplace: Texas
Mother's Birthplace: Texas
Farm Laborer
Months Unemployed: 5
Months in School: 5
Can read, write, and speak English


"Hope"
Jerome Aston
Born Oct. 5, 1888
Died Oct. 5, 1907

(Jerome died on his 19th birthday.)


Line #3
Aston, Madie

Daughter of Head of Household
White Female
Born September 1890
9-year-old
Months in School: 5
Birthplace: Texas
Father's Birthplace: Texas
Mother's Birthplace: Texas

Line #4
Aston, Andy

Son of Head of Household
White Male
Born June 1895
4-year-old
Birthplace: Texas
Father's Birthplace: Texas
Mother's Birthplace: Texas

Line #5
Aston, Robert

Son of Head of Household
White Male
Born February 1898
2-year-old
Birthplace: Texas
Father's Birthplace: Texas
Mother's Birthplace: Texas

Line #6
Gifford, Mary A.

Sister of Head of Household
White Female
Born August 1857
47-year-old, Single
Birthplace: Arkansas
Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
Mother's Birthplace: Texas
Can read, write, and speak English

Line #7
Aston, Marry

Boarder in House 226
White Male
Born October 1875
24-year-old, Single
Birthplace: Alabama
Father's Birthplace: Alabama
Mother's Birthplace: Alabama

Hood County Marriages, Book C, Page 171, by (41) *
Aston, R. Y. to Gifford, M. C., 5 January 1888

*Indicates Clergy or Officiating Officer's number.

Sources:
Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Tolar, Hood County, Texas
1900 Hood Co. Texas U. S. Census
Hood County Marriages
Hood County Genealogical Society

All photographs taken by Judith Richards Shubert, 2008
Mount Pleasant Cemetery

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Andy C. Aston Family in Granbury Town

In my previous post about Andy Aston I shared his wife's name, Dollie L. Ficklin. By the time the Hood County Texas Census was taken in 1900 they had one child, Herman J. Aston, born in 1897.

1900 Hood Co. U. S. Census - Enumeration District 92
Enumerated the 8th Day of June 1900 by Frank Gaston

Sheet #9B, Page 248B, Precinct No. 1, Granbury Town
HS #163
Line #59, ASTON, Andrew
Head of Household
White
Married
Born Oct. 1857
Age 42
4 yrs married
Andy Born Texas
Father born Georgia
Mother born Missouri
Occupation: Saloon Owner

Line #60
ASTON, Dollie L.
Wife
White
Married
Born Nov. 1875
Age 24
4 yrs married
1 Child
Dollie Born Texas
Father born Unknown
Mother born Texas

Line #61
ASTON, Herman J.
Son
White
Single
Born Jan. 1897
Age 3
Born Texas
Father born Texas
Mother born Texas

Hood County Marriages, Book D, Page 200, by (40) *
Aston, A. C. to Ficklin, Dollie L., 30 Jan. 1896
Hood County Marriages, Book B, Page 289, by (13) *
Aston, Andy C. to Parker, I. D., 15 Feb. 1883

I wonder if I. D. Parker was Andy Aston's first wife and what happened to their marriage? Death or Divorce? So far, I have not found another Andy C. or A. C. Aston the correct age for this to be another individual. Andy is found in the 1880 census in household with brothers. The 1890 census was largely destroyed by fire and is not available. I will need to investigate further.

* Indicates Clergy or Officiating Officer
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