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Re: tidwell-webb cemetery
Posted by: ann mcelhaney (ID *****3439) Date: February 07, 2012 at 22:44:52
In Reply to: Re: tidwell-webb cemetery by Joan E. Rambo of 861

Joan, thank you. Actually that was I who took the photo and listed it on Find A Grave. I had forgotten that I put this inquiry up.An amazing find this was. I had written the daughter of the man who owned the land and the week I was going thru there the mother had died. Obviously that halted that. I year later I had been unable to get a response from the daughter so I took my boys and drove up there on the way to 'tour' east Texas. I drove up to the gate of a ranch a few miles from Grosebeck,TX and phoned the main house and announced that I was there to see my gran's grave site. 'Come on up!' was the response. A tornado a few months earlier had blow a lot of debris around this small tree circled area and the thorn bushes and summer growth were thick.It was not an easy ride thru the plowed fields to get to the site but the barrier before us seemed impossible. I saw a reflection off of something grayish as we circled the small tract and sought advantage of a glimpse of what was inside. The owner walked up thru the brush and yelled back for me to come on thru. We saw pieces of sandstone laying face down and scattered for about 10 feet.. nothing recognizeable. I was praying! I pushed my way thru more branches and lo and behold, there she was. The only stone standing! And she was facing directly toward me. I got the photo and showed my 7 and 7 and 11 year old there 5th removed great grandmother's burial site. Valuable find!!!

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