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    1. [TXHOOD] Research for Jones families(1859-1950s) in Hood and Erath County
    2. I am searching for information about Dorothy Southerland Jones (1812-1889) She is bur. at Rock Church Cemetery (Hood). In the same cemetery are her children, John R. Jones and Luke Francis Jones, In Erath County lived her son, Elisha Benton Jones and daughter, Mary Ann Jones Pate (wife of Wm. H. Pate). Both families are bur. at Westend Cemetery, Stephenville, TX. Nancy L. Jones married Cave Meek & they eventually moved to Oklahoma. Margaret M Jones Long & her husband, J. L. C. Long migrated from TN to near Granbury, Hood Co TX. Dorothy was born in Duplin County NC. She married Francis B. Jones. Would love to know about a marriage record for the couple & for their children. Before 1850, the family migrated to Obion/Gibson Co TN. Francis B. Jones died in 1860 & he is buried in the above-mentioned county. After the Civil War & the 1870-1880 census, Dorothy moved to Hood County TX. The couple's other children were Stephen B, Hepsey E. Glisson, Lucinda Elizabeth, Edith Catherine (never married), Isham William, and my ancestor, Abigal J. Wilson, Information is much appreciated. Will share info. Thank you. Ann Carlton Oppenheimer

    08/03/2019 04:04:59
    1. [TXHOOD] New Query Board
    2. Jane Keppler
    3. TXGenWeb has a new query board. Check it out. http://fadedphotographs.org/TXGenWeb/index.php Jane Sanford Keppler

    06/28/2019 06:57:02
    1. [TXHOOD] Hood County TXGenWeb
    2. Shirley Cullum
    3. The TXGenWeb Hood County website needs someone to maintain the site. Please check out the website at www.txgenwebcounties.org/hood and let me know if you might be interested. Shirley Cullum TXGenWeb State Coordinator

    09/27/2017 04:38:19
    1. [TXHOOD] Hood County
    2. Jane Keppler
    3. Hello! Just wanted to let you know that the Hood County website for the TXGenWeb is available for adoption. If anyone is interested, please contact the State Coordinator, Shirley Cullum at her email in the heading. Here is the link to the site. *http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txclay/ <http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txclay/>* Thanks! Jane Keppler Asst. State Coordinator

    04/24/2017 11:24:21
    1. [TXHOOD] Terrible Grief....Audrey Steffee
    2. Audrey Steffee
    3. - This mail is in HTML. Some elements may be ommited in plain text. - Good morning, I Hope you get this on time, I made a trip to Istanbul and had my bag stolen from me with my passport and personal effects therein. The embassy has just issued me a temporary passport but i have to take care of my expenses and settle my hotel bills with the manager. I have made contact with my bank but it would take me 3-5 working days to access funds in my account, the bad news is my flight will be leaving very soon but i am having problems settling the hotel bills and the hotel manager won't let me leave until i settle the bills. I need your help financially and i promise to make the refund once i get back home, you are my last resort and hope. Please let me know if i can count on you and i need you to keep checking your email because it's the only way i can reach you. Kind regards, Audrey Steffee

    04/28/2014 03:42:32
    1. [TXHOOD] Fw: Re: [TX-ETGS] [email protected] has shared: Tax-exempt statusat risk for many Texas nonprofits | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Breaking News for Dallas-Fort Worth |Dallas Morning News
    2. Jim Barrett
    3. Several Hood Co. groups are included on this list. Jim Barrett - Timpson, TX --- On Tue, 9/21/10, Scott Fitzgerald <[email protected]> wrote: From: Scott Fitzgerald <[email protected]> Subject: Re: [TX-ETGS] [email protected] has shared: Tax-exempt statusat risk for many Texas nonprofits | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Breaking News for Dallas-Fort Worth |Dallas Morning News To: [email protected] Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 7:29 AM For a complete list of those at risk go to: http://www.irs.gov/charities/article/0,,id=225889,00.html Scott

    09/22/2010 11:24:52
    1. Re: [TXHOOD] John H. Foss no stsory or obit
    2. Judy Olson
    3. Hi, Karen. Thanks so much for checking. It would really have helped fill in the story about being murdered. I really wonder how that came about, and what the secondary cause of death toxic poisen might have been. Oh, well. You've done so much anyway. I really appreciate you and all the other members of the list. Judy -------------------------------------------------- From: "Karen Call" <

    08/05/2010 08:34:35
    1. [TXHOOD] John H. Foss no stsory or obit
    2. Karen Call
    3. Checked the newspaper office today. The paper is not available for any of the time frame for either 1931 or 1932. Therefore no story nor obit is available. Sorry, that would have been very helpful. Karen Call Hood Co., TX RAOGK volunteer -----Original Message----- From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Judy Olson Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 1:38 PM To: [email protected] Subject: [TXHOOD] John H. Foss information Hi, I just wanted to thank everyone so much for their contributions to the John Foss information. It was more valuable than you realize. I've forwarded it to his grand-daughter and she was thrilled to receive it. It has accomplished exactly what I had hoped, a way to momentarily redirect her thoughts and provide a way to relieve some of the stress of her husband's terminal illness. I do believe that later, when time permits, she is going to want to dig deeper into the history of her grandfather to preserve the information for future generations. Meanwhile, I'm compiling all I've found into my database so no details are lost. Bless you all for your wonderful assistance. Judy ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    08/05/2010 07:49:10
    1. Re: [TXHOOD] Kristenstad Cem.
    2. wcm
    3. My guess is that the cemetery was respected by the people who originally planted the pecan orchard in the 1940s-50s (that's why there are no trees planted there). If the graves were few and poorly marked as has been noted by others, they have simply vanished over time. I have been in that area on foot a number of times and never seen anything resembling a grave marker. I once asked an old timer who grew up in the vicinity (and remembered Kristenstad) to tell me where the community was located...I searched the area he indicated with a metal detector just looking for any period relics and found very little (a few nails, rusted iron, etc.). Like many abandoned communities, I think Kristenstad simply returned to the dust. Regards, cm On 8/3/2010 5:19 PM, Jim Barrett wrote: > I find it hard to believe that a cemetery that was being used at the end of 1932 is gone. > > > From the LDS Texas Death Records > > > > > Name > James L. Mynatt > > Death date > 10 Nov 1931 > > Death place > Kristenstad, Hood, Texas > > Gender > Male > > Race or color (on document) > White > > Age at death > About 75 years > > Estimated birth year > 1856 > > Marital status > Married > > Occupation > Carpenter > > Cemetery name > Kristenstad > > Burial date > 11 Nov 1931 > > Film number > 2135733 > > Digital GS number > 4166746 > > Image number > 1750 > > Reference number > RN 52138 > > > > > > Name > John H. Foss > > Death date > 21 Dec 1932 > > Death place > Kristenstad, Hood, Texas > > Gender > Male > > Race or color (on document) > White > > Age at death > 74 years 9 months 3 days > > Birth date > 18 Mar 1858 > > Birth place > Norway > > Marital status > Single > > Occupation > Farmer > > Cemetery name > Kristenstad > > Burial date > 22 Dec 1932 > > Film number > 2115161 > > Digital GS number > 4163782 > > Image number > 662 > > Reference number > cn 52965 > > Jim Barrett - Timpson, TX > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    08/03/2010 03:42:11
    1. [TXHOOD] Kristenstad Cem. & John Foss
    2. Karen Call
    3. The community was established by John B. Kristenstad about 1915 as a Norwegian settlement in the De Cordova Bend of the Brazos River.A post office operated there from 1928 until sometime after 1930. It was supposed to be kind of a Utopian community. On this page there is some info about John Foss and the community. http://www.granburydepot.org/z/biog/Kristenstad7.htm "John H. Foss served as clerk and assistant postmaster in the absence of Christensen who made frequent business trips.36 Mrs. James F. Carey assumed postal duties following the death of Foss. " Karen Call Hood Co., TX RAOGK volunteer -----Original Message----- From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Judy Olson Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 6:16 PM To: [email protected] Subject: Re: [TXHOOD] Kristenstad Cem. One more thought! Could this be the local pauper cemetery? Total lack of stones suggests this, unless flooding washed away the stones years ago. Judy -------------------------------------------------- From: "Jim Barrett" ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    08/03/2010 01:36:32
    1. Re: [TXHOOD] Kristenstad Cem.
    2. Linda Morgan Clark
    3. It happens! On Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 5:19 PM, Jim Barrett <[email protected]> wrote: > I find it hard to believe that a cemetery that was being used at the end of > 1932 is gone. > > >From the LDS Texas Death Records > > > > > Name > James L. Mynatt > > Death date > 10 Nov 1931 > > Death place > Kristenstad, Hood, Texas > > Gender > Male > > Race or color (on document) > White > > Age at death > About 75 years > > Estimated birth year > 1856 > > Marital status > Married > > Occupation > Carpenter > > Cemetery name > Kristenstad > > Burial date > 11 Nov 1931 > > Film number > 2135733 > > Digital GS number > 4166746 > > Image number > 1750 > > Reference number > RN 52138 > > > > > > Name > John H. Foss > > Death date > 21 Dec 1932 > > Death place > Kristenstad, Hood, Texas > > Gender > Male > > Race or color (on document) > White > > Age at death > 74 years 9 months 3 days > > Birth date > 18 Mar 1858 > > Birth place > Norway > > Marital status > Single > > Occupation > Farmer > > Cemetery name > Kristenstad > > Burial date > 22 Dec 1932 > > Film number > 2115161 > > Digital GS number > 4163782 > > Image number > 662 > > Reference number > cn 52965 > > Jim Barrett - Timpson, TX > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes > in the subject and the body of the message >

    08/03/2010 12:24:26
    1. Re: [TXHOOD] Kristenstad Cem.
    2. Judy Olson
    3. One more thought! Could this be the local pauper cemetery? Total lack of stones suggests this, unless flooding washed away the stones years ago. Judy -------------------------------------------------- From: "Jim Barrett"

    08/03/2010 12:16:18
    1. Re: [TXHOOD] Kristenstad Cem.
    2. Judy Olson
    3. Are we someday going to be so crowded in this country that cemeteries will be reused for other purposes? Sad thought. Judy -------------------------------------------------- From: "Jim Barrett" > I find it hard to believe that a cemetery that was being used at the end of 1932 is gone. > >

    08/03/2010 12:07:58
    1. Re: [TXHOOD] Kristenstad Cem.
    2. Jim Barrett
    3. No.  At the time of these deaths this was a very rural area.  It stayed that way until Lake Granbury was built and the land values went sky high.  Some people preferred to destroy cemeteries rather than protect them.  In this case the cemetery is in a large pecan orchard.  I sure that when these trees were planted any existing markers disappeared.   I saw a housing development go on top of a cemetery in Bedford, TX.  The local historical and genealogical societies were unable to stop it because the law enforce agencies wouldn't do anything.  Yes we have laws in Texas that make this illegal, but if no one will enforce them that doesn't matter.  We have many laws on the books in this country that aren't enforced, local, state and federal. Jim Barrett - Timpson, TX --- On Tue, 8/3/10, Judy Olson <[email protected]> wrote: From: Judy Olson <[email protected]> Subject: Re: [TXHOOD] Kristenstad Cem. To: [email protected] Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2010, 6:16 PM One more thought! Could this be the local pauper cemetery? Total lack of stones suggests this, unless flooding washed away the stones years ago. Judy -------------------------------------------------- From: "Jim Barrett" ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    08/03/2010 11:42:01
    1. [TXHOOD] Fw: Fw: 1932 Murder of John H. Foss in Hood Co.
    2. Judy Olson
    3. Thanks so very much, Karen. I continue to be amazed. Judy -------------------------------------------------- From: "Karen Call" <[email protected]> Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 3:43 PM To: <[email protected]> Subject: [TXHOOD] Fw: 1932 Murder of John H. Foss in Hood Co. > Go to this page to view a pix of the no-longer-exisiting cemetery. Also a > description on how to find the location. It gives some info and > background. > > http://www.granburydepot.org/church/KristenstaCemeteryd.htm > > I will check the paper for an obit when I have a chance. > > > Karen Call > Hood Co., TX > RAOGK volunteer > > > -----Original Message----- > From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On > Behalf Of [email protected] > Sent: Monday, August 02, 2010 4:25 PM > To: [email protected] > Subject: Re: [TXHOOD] Fw: 1932 Murder of John H. Foss in Hood Co. > > > Hi Judy, > > Check with the local sheirff about trying to access this cemetery. Just > tell him that you are wanting to look at the headstones to see if this > ancestor is in there. He might go out there with you to make sure you > have > access. > > Audrey Steffee > > > > > > > -----Original Message----- > From: Judy Olson <[email protected]> > To: [email protected] > Sent: Mon, Aug 2, 2010 4:13 pm > Subject: [TXHOOD] Fw: 1932 Murder of John H. Foss in Hood Co. > > > Hi, all. It's so wonderful to find a mailing list that is still so active. > I > an't believe the information you've supplied in just a couple hours. > mazing! > In looking at the contributing cause of death, do you think toxic poisen > ould mean severe alcoholism? Thanks, Judy > -------------------------------------------------- > Judy, > > His death certificate says he is buried in Kristenstad Cemetery. I'll > send you an e-mail with it attached. > > Go to http://www.granburydepot.org/home/HCGShomePage.htm click on Cemetery > Records in the left hand column and then look for the cemetery name. > > Hi, > Am searching for information on John H. FOSS, born March 18, 1858 in > Norway and died in Hood Co., TX December 21, 1932. Apparently he was > murdered, and was buried in an unknown location before family in North > Dakota was even aware of his death. I found his death listed on the Hood > county deaths index from 1903-2000. > > Son Peder Foss made a trip to Texas to investigate the murder and found > out nothing. I'm told John owned a pecan orchard at or near Donna, TX., so > Peder may have investigated in Hidalgo, the wrong county. Family was > informed years later of land he owned at Donna, TX. They are not aware of > what happened to the land. > > John's wife Pernelle apparently left him in Texas, possibly even before > 1920, and returned to ND to live with her son until her death in 1935. It > apparently wasn't a happy marriage. > > I've gleaned this information from a grand-daughter and am hoping to > provide more information to her as a distraction. She is right now dealing > with her husband's terminal cancer and can use any distraction from that > stress. > > If anyone has any information on this murder, or a newspaper exists that > might have mentioned it, I would be so grateful. Thanks so much. Judy > Olson > > > > ------------------------------ > o unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > [email protected] ith the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes > in > the subject and the body of he message > > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes > in the subject and the body of the message > > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes > in the subject and the body of the message >

    08/03/2010 10:21:55
    1. [TXHOOD] Fw: 1932 Murder of John H. Foss in Hood Co.
    2. Karen Call
    3. Go to this page to view a pix of the no-longer-exisiting cemetery. Also a description on how to find the location. It gives some info and background. http://www.granburydepot.org/church/KristenstaCemeteryd.htm I will check the paper for an obit when I have a chance. Karen Call Hood Co., TX RAOGK volunteer -----Original Message----- From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of [email protected] Sent: Monday, August 02, 2010 4:25 PM To: [email protected] Subject: Re: [TXHOOD] Fw: 1932 Murder of John H. Foss in Hood Co. Hi Judy, Check with the local sheirff about trying to access this cemetery. Just tell him that you are wanting to look at the headstones to see if this ancestor is in there. He might go out there with you to make sure you have access. Audrey Steffee -----Original Message----- From: Judy Olson <[email protected]> To: [email protected] Sent: Mon, Aug 2, 2010 4:13 pm Subject: [TXHOOD] Fw: 1932 Murder of John H. Foss in Hood Co. Hi, all. It's so wonderful to find a mailing list that is still so active. I an't believe the information you've supplied in just a couple hours. mazing! In looking at the contributing cause of death, do you think toxic poisen ould mean severe alcoholism? Thanks, Judy -------------------------------------------------- Judy, His death certificate says he is buried in Kristenstad Cemetery. I'll send you an e-mail with it attached. Go to http://www.granburydepot.org/home/HCGShomePage.htm click on Cemetery Records in the left hand column and then look for the cemetery name. Hi, Am searching for information on John H. FOSS, born March 18, 1858 in Norway and died in Hood Co., TX December 21, 1932. Apparently he was murdered, and was buried in an unknown location before family in North Dakota was even aware of his death. I found his death listed on the Hood county deaths index from 1903-2000. Son Peder Foss made a trip to Texas to investigate the murder and found out nothing. I'm told John owned a pecan orchard at or near Donna, TX., so Peder may have investigated in Hidalgo, the wrong county. Family was informed years later of land he owned at Donna, TX. They are not aware of what happened to the land. John's wife Pernelle apparently left him in Texas, possibly even before 1920, and returned to ND to live with her son until her death in 1935. It apparently wasn't a happy marriage. I've gleaned this information from a grand-daughter and am hoping to provide more information to her as a distraction. She is right now dealing with her husband's terminal cancer and can use any distraction from that stress. If anyone has any information on this murder, or a newspaper exists that might have mentioned it, I would be so grateful. Thanks so much. Judy Olson ------------------------------ o unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] ith the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of he message ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    08/03/2010 09:43:52
    1. [TXHOOD] Kristenstad Cem.
    2. Jim Barrett
    3. I find it hard to believe that a cemetery that was being used at the end of 1932 is gone.   >From the LDS Texas Death Records Name James L. Mynatt Death date 10 Nov 1931 Death place Kristenstad, Hood, Texas Gender Male Race or color (on document) White Age at death About 75 years Estimated birth year 1856 Marital status Married Occupation Carpenter Cemetery name Kristenstad Burial date 11 Nov 1931 Film number 2135733 Digital GS number 4166746 Image number 1750 Reference number RN 52138   Name John H. Foss Death date 21 Dec 1932 Death place Kristenstad, Hood, Texas Gender Male Race or color (on document) White Age at death 74 years 9 months 3 days Birth date 18 Mar 1858 Birth place Norway Marital status Single Occupation Farmer Cemetery name Kristenstad Burial date 22 Dec 1932 Film number 2115161 Digital GS number 4163782 Image number 662 Reference number cn 52965 Jim Barrett - Timpson, TX

    08/03/2010 09:19:17
    1. [TXHOOD] John H. Foss information
    2. Judy Olson
    3. Hi, I just wanted to thank everyone so much for their contributions to the John Foss information. It was more valuable than you realize. I've forwarded it to his grand-daughter and she was thrilled to receive it. It has accomplished exactly what I had hoped, a way to momentarily redirect her thoughts and provide a way to relieve some of the stress of her husband's terminal illness. I do believe that later, when time permits, she is going to want to dig deeper into the history of her grandfather to preserve the information for future generations. Meanwhile, I'm compiling all I've found into my database so no details are lost. Bless you all for your wonderful assistance. Judy

    08/03/2010 07:37:49
    1. [TXHOOD] Fw: 1932 Murder of John H. Foss in Hood Co.
    2. Judy Olson
    3. Hi, Sandra. I know here in Minnesota there are cemeteries that are totally within a farmer's land, probably family cemeteries originally and never intended to be public cemeteries. Most would not deny a person access, but I'm wondering if it wouldn't be their right to do so if they wanted to be stinkers. Littering has left a bad taste in many landowners' mouths too, changing them from nice guys to 'keep off my property" guys. Judy > I'm probably mistaken, and maybe it's different if there's no legible > markers remaining?? but I thought there was a law permitting individuals > access to cemeteries. Perhaps you have to have prior permission if it's on > private property, but what would be y'all's take on this? Thanks, Sandra >

    08/02/2010 12:45:18
    1. [TXHOOD] Fw: 1932 Murder of John H. Foss in Hood Co.
    2. Judy Olson
    3. Hi, Shirley. Yes, that's why I was sure the son was searching for information on his death in the wrong county. Might have been a town name similar to Donna. And yes, I'm betting he's in an unmarked grave, since he was buried before family was notified of his death. Thanks for the newspaper information. Who knows, an obituary, if he was well enough known? Thanks so much. Judy > Wish I could help, but don't live in the Granbury area. I did grow up > about 35 miles from Granbury and I do have a couple of thoughts. Hood > County and Hildalgo County are at the opposite ends of the world, almost. > If your man lived in Granbury in 1932, I have doubts about owning land in > Hildalgo County, especially a pecan orchard. It's possible but not likely. > We have pecan orchards in the area of Hood County, also - De Leon, Texas, > just a county or two over in Comanche County, comes to mind. > There is no John Foss listed in the Hood County Cemetery Book, so he's not > there unless he is in an unmarked grave. > Granbury did have a newspaper at that time. Maybe someone on this list in > Granbury can do a lookup. You might also try the Fort Worth Star Telegram. > A murder might have been mentioned in that paper. > Good luck! > Shirley

    08/02/2010 12:34:50