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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Cradle of Texas

This is a photo of a page in The Cradle of Texas, A Pictorial History of San Augustine County . . . by Charla Jones . . . published in April of 1997 . . . I picked up my copy at Half-Price Books . . .

On this date . . . the 22nd day of March . . . in the year 1838 . . . Mahala Lee Roberts marries John M. Sharp in San Augustine County, Texas . . . Mahala and John are my 3rd great-grandparents . . .

We don't yet know what happened to John M. Sharp . . . by the time of the 1850 census, John is nowhere to be found . . . and Mahala and their two children are enumerated next door to Matthew Cartwright . . . who at that time was living in the house in this photo . . .

1 comment:

  1. I am finding that neighbors play important roles in our research. I love the house and wonder what Mahala's home was like? As neighbors, would they have gotten together for tea, dinners, or just idle chat!?!

    Your John is like my Louella...hopefully one day they will show up. Great photo and another wonderful book that holds information related to your ancestors. I enjoyed your post as always, find the good stuff!