"Our Loose Ends" Genealogy Column
by Lynna Kay Shuffield
Houston, Texas

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Printed in the Taylor Daily Press & Thorndale Champion
- 9 May 2003

Waller County Genealogical Society

On Saturday, May 31st, the Waller County Genealogical Society will hold its very first meeting at 10 a.m. at the Waller Baptist Church, 2520 Cherry St., Waller, Texas. For information or to RSVP, contact: Shannon Rivenbark Harris at 936/372-9115 or e-mail < shaharris@ev1.net >.

Six Confederate Gravemarker Dedications

On Sunday, May 18, 2003, the Milam County Genealogical Society will sponsor the dedication ceremonies to honor six Confederate Veterans in five Milam County cemeteries. Everyone is invited to attend.

The event will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the Hurt-Graham Cemetery located in Elevation (near Milano) dedicating the two "In Memory" gravemarkers for the brothers, F. M. Cave & Wayne Cave, both Privates in Company E, 4th Texas Cavalry (Milam County Guards - Captain Charles Buckholts' Company, 1st Regiment, Silbey's Brigade, Texas Mounted Volunteers).

At Noon the gravemarker of Henry Goldsticker will be dedicated at the Jewish Cemetery in Rockdale. Henry was a Private in the Lavaca Guards, Light Infantry Company, 24th Brigade, Texas State Troops.

The gravemarker of Marcus "Mark" Shuffield will be dedicated at 1:00 p.m. - in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cameron. In 1864, he was enlisted, with his father James S. Shuffield, in the 851st Militia District of Bartow County, Georgia.

Services will continue at 2:00 p.m. in the Little River Cemetery at Jones Prairie for James S. Shuffield, a member the 851st Militia District with his son Mark.

The last dedication of the day will be a 3:30 p.m. in the Pin Oak Cemetery, (located between the Hanover Community and Gause), for John Henry Alley who was a First Sergeant and served with F.M. and Wayne Cave, in Company E, 4th Texas Cavalry (Milam County Guards - Captain Charles Buckholts' Company, 1st Regiment, Silbey's Brigade, Texas Mounted Volunteers).

Suggested attire is business casual, period dress or Confederate uniform. You should bring a lawn chair and the ceremonies will be conducted, rain or shine! It is appropriate if you or your organization wish to place flowers or a wreath at any of the ceremonies.

For more information, contact: Lynna Kay Shuffield, telephone: 713/692-4511 or e-mail < lksfriday@sbcglobal.net >, P. O. Box 16604, Houston, Texas 77222-6604 or visit the Milam County TXGenWeb site at http://www.geocities.com/milamco/.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Saturday, June 28, 2003, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Speaker [Topic: "Cemetery Preservation"] & Exhibitor's Table at the "Texas Genealogy and Family History Fair" sponsored by the Walker County Genealogical Society (WCGS) - Walker County Fair Grounds located 4-miles west of Huntsville, Texas on State Highway 30. For more information visit: http://www.dickensonresearch.com/fair.htm or e-mail: < info@DickensonResearch.com > or write: WCGS, P. O. Box 1295, Huntsville, Texas 77342-01295.

Thursday, 24 July 2003, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. - 1960 PC Users Group Genealogy SIG - Topic: Civil War Resources - Cypress Creek Christian Church & Community Center, 6823 Cypresswood Dr., 2nd Floor Room #30, Spring, Texas (off Cypresswood Dr., near Steubner Airline). For more information visit their website at: http://www.1960pcug.org/~genealogy/

Monday, August 4, 2003, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. - Montgomery County Genealogical Society Meeting - Topic: Basic How to Get Started in Genealogy - Montgomery County Library, 104 I-45 North (Hwy 2854 & I-45), Main Meeting Room, Conroe, Texas. For more information visit: http://www.rootsweb.com/~txmcghs/ or write: P. O. Box 867, Conroe, Texas 77305-0867.

In this column, I will be glad to highlight and review any family history, genealogy, county history, or similar book, free of charge, if you donate a copy of the book or item. After it has been highlighted and reviewed, on a space available basis, it will be donated to the genealogy section of a library. You will receive an acknowledgment of the donation from the library. Mail item or book to me at the below address.

Lynna Kay Shuffield has written several books related to Texas genealogy and military history. She has spoken before numerous genealogy and veterans groups. Also, is a County Coordinator for the Texas GenWeb Project. Regretfully, she cannot help with individual genealogical research. Please visit the website for this column at: http://www.geocities.com/lks_friday/COLUMN-001.htm or if you have any questions, comments, suggestions for column topics, genealogy or historical society announcements, please contact her at: P. O. Box 16604, Houston, Texas 77222-6604 or e-mail: lksfriday@sbcglobal.net

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