Many hours of work have been put into the research and documentation of
the people listed on these pages. I would like to thank everyone who helped me with my
family history research
since I started this project in 1995.
The original version of the website can be accessed at this URL:
I believe this new version of the website will help you
find information faster. I am including all of my general notes, which I have not made public before.
I hope you will benefit from the information presented here.
Check in, make comments, share family information or post inquiries here.
Table of Contents
Index of Names
I am putting all of this documentation together
and presenting it on the web for several reasons
- (1) I believe it is important and deserves to
be documented (2) I believe some of it
will benefit others at some point in time, (3)
it has taken me several years to gather this
information and I do not want to throw it all
away, - I believe it should be preserved
and presented for the benefit of other
I am getting old and I don't spend as much time
on the genealogy research as I used to but I am
determined to keep this running as long as I
Anyway - here it is so good luck with your
Feel free to drop me an e-mail or contact
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The Big Country
The area of Texas where I grew up is
known as the Staked Plains and is also known to
the locals as "The Big Country". That is a
fair description for it - "Wide open spaces, with
no trees to spoil the view!"
I used to
describe it as "the out back of Texas" when I was
away in the Navy, telling stories about it.
Mountains near Rotan, Texas
ground to the Comanche's - a home of the great Chief Quanah
Parker - written about by early Spanish Explorers - Double
Mountain Ranch owned by the late great Sammy Baugh
(legendary football quarterback and coach
I left Rotan, Texas when
I was 18 years old and in a few short months, I
was walking the streets of San Francisco.
Sha-Zam - it was a big wake up call for me,
that's for sure. Then the world turned upside
down and I almost fell off. But I survived it
all. Now I can live to be an old man and die a
"natural death" ... if there is such a thing.
I was a country bumpkin
when I left Rotan and I still am today - just an
I wish life was as
simple now as it was back then.
The original website can be accessed at this URL:
I tell stories here about some of
the people I knew when I was a boy growing up in
Rotan, Fisher County, Texas. As far as I know - most
of these people are deceased now. In no way do I
intend to disrespect them by telling these stories.