We Asked East Texas About Family History, And Boy Did You Not Disappoint
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..."
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."
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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