There must surely be a connection between the Aills and Brisco names. T.P. Aills is buried next to:
W.P. Briscoe, died 10 March 1907, Age 67 yrs.
I had once made notes in the margin of the cemetery book indicating that this man was found in the 1900 census, his name was William P. Briscoe and his birth date was shown as March 1840 (which may be incorrect since the census taker was a year off on most birthdates). I also noted that he was married to "Nancy" in approximately 1877 (guessing from the census figures). This means that William Briscoe and T.P. Aills were of contemporary age - about 6 years apart.
Now get this. William Briscoe's wife Nancy is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery RIGHT NEXT TO J.W. Aills. Her headstone says "Aunt Nan Brisco" and it also says "Mother." (The mind boggles.) Her dates are, born 16 Oct. 1860, died 24 March 1955. William and Nancy are the only Briscoes listed in the book. Since each of them is buried next to an Aills, there has to be a connection. I can't figure it out but no doubt you will, eventually.
I never did finish my project of trying to correlate the 1900 census of Upshur County with the listings in the cemetery book.
Good luck, and I hope you get fantastic info from the Texas State Archives.
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