We come across interesting stories every day on Facebook; stories of first loves, new babies, travel; you name it. Every now and then, we come across that golden nugget of a story. The one that makes you want to share it with your family and your friends.

All of this got me thinking...Surely, East Texans have family history that would make for a great story to share. So I took to Facebook to do just that...and boy did you guys deliver. We had dozens of responses, and here are just a few taken from our Facebook posts.

From Alex T:

"My grandfather was sent home from Pearl harbor the day before it was bombed because my grandmother was going into labor. He was a preacher and a farmer for the rest of his life and never kept a dime from the church."

On another Facebook post, Christy R. has family ties to Longview:

"My 3rd Great-Grandfather is Jesse Martin Glasco, who was a Tx legislator & land surveyor from Gilmer to Longview. He married one of the Daughter's of James Earp, whom founded Earpville - now known as Longview! "

Susan H. shared these photos:

"My grandpa (Felix Stringer) was the "mayor" if east Erwin in Tyler, and owned this gas station for 50 years..."

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grandpa and mustang

Brent G. shared his Native American history:

"My Great Great Grandfather was a tribal counselman for our tribe the Chickasaws. He passed away when I was around 7 years old."

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Cyndy B. told this story:

"My GGgrandfather was Harry Hines. He was the TX Railroad commissioner in the 1930's he brought brick roads, yellow lines & sholders to TX roads & highways"

John M. shared his ties to a U.S. President:

"Abraham Lincoln was a great great great uncle on my mother's side and henery Hudson was on my dad's side. Things I wish I had known in school..school reports would have been more interesting"


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