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East Texas Stories

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Stories About My East Texas Family

Why didn’t I ask questions as I listened to the stories being told at our family reunions? Perhaps my great grandmother, Margaret Henrietta (Stanley) Welch, …

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Hello Electricity: Welcome To The Farm

Most people today would agree that I was raised in a large family. I came into this world in 1940,the seventh of ten children, and …

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The Great Runaway

I have deep roots in Texas, thanks to the five generations (on both sides of my family) that came before me. My earliest ancestors came …

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The Time J. Frank Dobie Came To Henderson

I have to say that I am exceedingly proud that on both my mother’s and father’s sides of the family—we are East Texas pioneers. My …

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The Life & Times Of Thomas Earl Gentry

A Conroe Leader With A Servant’s Heart Story Submitted By Larry Foerster It was December 8, 1941. Conroe businessman and mayor, Thomas Earle Gentry, wept …

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My Great Grandfather

My great grandfather, Jefferson Yarbrough was shot and subsequently killed while defending a woman from her abusive husband in Jasper Tx, in 1918. But he …

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Fishing With A Trotline

One of the stories told at night to us kids by our dad Ernest OJ Vaughn while we were camping alone along the river. This …

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The Wind

There is an old dirt road hidden within the piney woods of East Texas…. It’s near the farmhouse I grew up in as a child… …

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