Part 2 of TM Moore is up!

Read all about Daw’s wartime contribution in Part 2: the Wartime Years and beyond. The research was all compiled by Kathy in a notebook and boxes, and I’m now bringing it alive with my own additions and the photographs. I hope you enjoy it.

TM, Linda and Billie in Austin in 1943

Love, Val

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Obituary updates

Hey gang, I’ve updated the site with the following obituaries:

They are linked above as well as on the Reverend Ferdinand Heisig page, since they are all mentioned there as his descendants.

From The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

Love, Val

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New Page! Daw

I’ve published the “first installment” about Daw (my grandfather, Thomas Martin Moore). Either click on link here or find it under Moore in the menu. A product of the Depression, he kept records of all of his work. I hope you enjoy it!

p.s. Mema and Daw in Hawaii 🙂

Love, Val

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Rev. Heisig page updated

Hey folks,

I noticed that some of the old pages were missing photos, probably due to a recent transfer of content back to WordPress. So I’ve spent some time refurbishing. In case you haven’t looked in awhile, I just finished fixing Rev. Heisig’s page. He was an interesting chap and just think what it must have been like to leave Germany in the 1800’s, go to London, then take your family of 10 on a ship to Galveston with the goal of carrying German Baptism to Texas!!

Also interesting that his first wife Elisa Marie (also our ancestor, CT’s mother) is buried not far from where I live now, out near Brenham. I would love to know more about her. For awhile Scott and I were looking at property out there — back when we both were practicing lawyers. Wouldn’t that have been ironic if we’d bought something near Independence where he started that first church.

Here’s the photo one of my genealogy contacts sent me back then, care of Washington County Genealogical Society. Maybe one of these days I will go out there and try to find it. I may have to knock on someone’s door so I don’t get shot!

Heisig Cemetery on private property but required to be maintained in perpetuity in deed to the property

Well enjoy re-reading about the good Reverend, and please let me know if you like the site! It helps to know even one person is reading to keep me going. 🙂

There are more pages I need to fix but for now I think I’ll head back on over to the Moore side. Love to all.

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I’m back

I’m back on the job after a long (8 year) break, and starting to add the branches from our maternal grandparents, Thomas Martin Moore (b. 1914) and Willie Jeanette Polk (b. 1918). 

I’m starting with the Moore side. I have a stack of boxes containing our Mom and aunt’s pre-internet research. We were brought up being told about our ancestors, especially on holidays. I was told to be proud to be a 5th generation Texan, or to have a Chief Justice (Ohio Supreme Court) in my heritage. One grandfather built 81 Whataburgers. It’s my goal to deepen the research and make the stories available here for our own children and beyond. 

I’m trying to re-learn WordPress and the new editor, so it’s going to be a learning curve getting it to look like I want.

Here’s my first new page, about the first native Texan in our family, Evalyn Alice Freeman and her husband Thomas M. Moore the elder.

Early Pioneer Texans

(p.s. my work from 2012 is still here on our paternal grandparents, Andrew Milton Vance and Helen Ruth Heisig. In 2012 I added most of the photos and research on the Vance, Scott, Heisig, and Young, branches. I need to go back and add some (it’s lacking Justice Josiah Scott and maybe some others) but you can still enjoy what’s been done so far.)

Let me know what you think!

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