In 1872 Henry Jones Carter
built a large two-story house at Blue Ridge, hauling lumber from Waco
in ox-drawn wagons. In October, 1907, this house was sold to Thomas
Edwin Stribling and his wife Martha Mariah "Mattie"
The above pictures were made soon after the Striblings
purchased the farm which had originally belonged to Henry Carter.
The picture on the left was the front of the
house; and the picture on the right was made from the southwest corner
This house, which burned in 1977, was later known
as the Jack Stribling house. I retrieved from the ashes some square nails which held this house
together--a house where I spent many hours playing as a child. In
one of the front rooms was a pump organ!
STRIBLING, ANNA JANE
STRIBLING, EUGENE PERRY "PET"
STRIBLING, JOHN THADDEUS "JACK"
STRIBLING, MARTHA MARIAH "MATTIE" KIRKLAND
STRIBLING, NEIL AUGUSTUS
STRIBLING, THOMAS EDWIN