Welcome to the "My West Texas Family" Genealogy Site!
Major surnames include Stotts, Boyd, Coker, Taylor, Beeson, Byrom,
Edwards and Beechly at this time. Many parts of this site are
still under construction, so please continue to check back often for
updated information. Please sign the guestbook at the bottom of
this page to let us know you were here, too!
Other Family Websites
Notes at WordPress
Read what's new in our family
research, contacts, and other information.
My West Texas
View and share family research information by Surname;
anyone is invited to share information there as it
pertains to our ancestors - free registration required.
This may soon take the place of the WordPress site above, as
it is organized much better for our needs.
Family Tree at
Rootsweb World Connect
(new domain shortcut for our tree)
This is our gedcom information, updated as we have
new information added. This is one of the best ways to
view our basic family tree, and several viewing
options are available, including individual profiles,
pedigree and descendancy information for all persons in the
tree. At this site, just enter the surname of the
person you would like to see, and links will appear below
the search box to assist you further.
Free access is available for family members that we know
or are referred by other family members. Contact me directly for information on how to get access
there. This is our private compilation site (online
vault) for our ancestry
research, and it also has many wonderful old pictures,
comments, research notes and other helpful and interesting
information. At this time, we have 15 family members
that have joined our group at Ancestry, and you are
invited to join us there, too.
Recent Ancestry News
Our sympathy goes
out to the children and grandchildren of Bobby Eugene
Taylor on his passing on Tuesday, October 2.
More information can be seen by family members at our
Ancestry.com site for now. He died in Beaumont,
Texas, and he was buried in Silsbee, Texas on Friday,
We had a great
Coker/Boyd ancestry meeting on September 8 with Cathy,
Winnie, Mickey and Nita! My most
sincere thanks to all of these ladies for traveling here
to meet with everyone, and I hope we can all get
together and do this again sometime. What a nice
time we had getting to know one another, look at
pictures, and trade information, and as always, there
was not enough time!
Taylor Memorial Donations:
If you are a descendant of William Tom Taylor and Nettie Byrom
Taylor and would like to contribute a small donation to purchase
a marker for the grave of Neoma Jewell Taylor in Post, Texas,
please email me and let me know. Jewell was their first
child, and she died at age four of diptheria. We have
unmarked grave and hope to get a marker there sometime
in 2008. Any amount, no matter how small, would be most
appreciated! Please send your donation by the end of
December 2007. Thanks!
Kindly let me know if
someone in our tree passes away. We will make that
information known here in any way that your family would
like, including the sharing of their obituary here.
Please consider adding information for their profile page
here as time permits, too. I will do my best to get
their information online as soon as possible, so that family
and friends may see it. My email link is found on the
"Feedback" link at left. I do require independent
confirmation of any deaths prior to posting information
here, and a quick call to the funeral home will be fine, if
you will share that information.
Come and meet our ancestors, or just take a
little trip down memory lane! Individual profile pages include
personal information, links to sites of interest, photographs
and links to gedcom information in our Rootsweb tree.
Biographies and Pictures!
This site is in the
development stages, so please contribute as you can. Our
research is going on at this time. We'll have lots more
great information here over time! Please make a note of
our new domain name for this site, too.
(redirects to the Rootsweb address)
If you would be
willing to write a biography for a deceased family
member in your direct line to include here, please
contact me. See the tab at left, "Write a
Biography." It can be short or long, even just
some basic information. We are very grateful for
your help! Thanks!