RELEASE DATE: MARCH 29, 2015



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Marleta Childs
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LUBBOCK, TX 79493-6825
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     The second CCGS-ETHA Family History Fair is scheduled for 18 April 2015. It will take place from 9:00 a. m. to 3:00 p. m. at the First United Methodist Church, located at 1031 SE Loop 456, in Jacksonville, Texas. Co-sponsored by the Cherokee County Genealogical Society (CCGS) and the East Texas Historical Association (ETHA), various sessions will be held from 9:00 a. m. to 3:00 p. m. Featured speakers will be John Verduis, Carol Taylor, Dr. Richard Hackney, Peggy Lloyd, Kevin Klaus, and Dr. George Avery. Topics to be discussed include the Texas Heritage Museum Historical Research Center; how to research World War I veteran records and unit histories; African-Americans in East Texas; Washington, Arkansas, and its connections to early Texas history; data about researching ancestors in East Flanders, Belgium; the Cemetery Interpretation Project and Mosaic Templars of American research; genealogical resources of the Texas General Land Office; research resources at the Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives; letters and research in the Court of Claims files of the Texas General Land Office; and details about how to begin tracing your family roots. In addition, CCGS members Gordon Bennett, David Henderson, George Martin, and Kaye Slover present a program on Cherokee County cemeteries.

     Cost of the informative event will be $35.00 per person or $15.00 for CCGS and ETHA members. The fee includes lunch. For more details, go to the website at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~txcherok. You can also get in touch with the genealogical society by e-mail (ccgs@suddenlink.net), regular mail (P. O. Box 1332, Jacksonville, Texas 75766-1332), or by phone (1-903-586-0135).


     If you have an ANSLEY forebear, you will want to make plans to attend the thirty-eighth annual reunion of the Ansley Family Association. The 2015 meeting will take place on 24-26 April in Thomson, Georgia. For more details about the reunion or the association, get in touch with Celia or Jim Ansley, 359 Rainbow Lake Dr., Brevard, NC 28712-8770 (e-mail bansley@truvista.net; phone 828-862-4303.) Registration and payment by 16 April 2015 is advised.


     This week we conclude the list of names of members of the Royal Arch Masons chapter in Crockett, Houston County, Texas, for the years 1878-1879. The data can be found on pages 65-76 of TRANSACTIONS OF THE M. E. GRAND ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER OF TEXAS AT ITS THIRTIETH ANNUAL CONVOCATION HELD AT THE MASONIC TEMPLE, IN THE CITY OF HOUSTON, ON THURSDAY, THE ELEVENTH DAY OF DECEMBER, A. D. 1879, A. I. 2409, AT THREE O’CLOCK P. M., which was published in Houston by W. H. Coyle, Printer and Lithographer, in 1880. (In the title, the M and E are each followed by three dots, representing the Triple Tau emblem of the organization. However, for simplicity, a period is used in this column.)

     Royal Arch Masons:

NEAL, B. W.

O’NEIL, H. W.

SCHIDIEMANTLE, H. S.

SIMPSON, E. L.

WALL, W. B.

WATSON, W. A.

WOODSON, J. J.

WOOTTERS, J. C.

WORTHAM, J. T.

     Deaths:

JOHNSON, Wm.

MCLANE, Neil

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