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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Handbook of Texas Online



This photo of the screen on my laptop highlights the page for James Wrigley at The Handbook of Texas Online . . . and I am using this for my photo-of-the-day because today I discovered that this page just happens to mention one of my blogs in the bibliography . . .

As it happens, it was 115 years ago yesterday when this James Wrigley died in Alvarado, Texas . . . and I have a blog-page about him because . . . during the 1860s, he is mentioned frequently in the Hall Journal as recorded by James Madison Hall . . . as a matter of fact, in 1862, Hall writes in his Journal about naming his newborn son after his friend, James Wrigley . . .

This J.M. Hall was the brother-in-law of my 2nd great-grandpa, Samuel Houston Sharp (yes, he was named for an old family friend by the name of Sam Houston) . . . Hall was also the stepson of my 3rd great-grandma, Mahala . . . who was the mother of the previously mentioned Sam Sharp . . . in other words, our Mahala married J.M. Hall's father, Joshua James Hall . . . and then J.M. Hall married Mahala's daughter from her first marriage, Margaret . . . so he was her stepson as well as her son-in-law . . .

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