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The Family History Files of Dalton Ray Phillips





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.

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bullet  Surname List
bullet  Index of Names
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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 researchers.

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 can. Anyway - here it is so good luck with your research.

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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.

The Double Mountains near Rotan, Texas

Sacred 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 older version.

I wish life was as simple now as it was back then.


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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.

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Dalton Ray Phillips
Temple, Texas
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This information is provided free, to assist others who are researching these family lines. I ask that the information appearing here not be used for commercial purposes in any way.

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