"The Legacy"
published by the
Milam County (Texas) Genealogical Society
Rockdale, Texas


The Legacy

The Newsletter of the Milam County Genealogical Society

c/o Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library
201 Ackerman St.
Rockdale, Texas 76567


July 1996

President – Charles Hubert
Vice President – John Guillote
Secretary – Joy Kornegay
Treasurer – Barbara Valek
Newsletter Editor – Sybil Chapman
Program Chairman – Jim Baker
Publicity Chairman – Eugenia Newton
Ways & Means – Barbara Valek
Library Chairman – Lucille Moss
Purchasing – Lucille Towery

Meetings: Thursday of each month, 7 p.m., Lucy Hill Patterson Library, Rockdale

NOTICE - JULY MEETING: This month, out meeting will be held on July 11th due to the holiday. There should be no other changes during the year from our regular schedule of 1st Thursday. We have some important business to discuss at this meeting about the “annual dinner with the guest speaker” as well as some other important issues concerning our Society. One of those are some other ways of making our meetings more comfortable and enjoyable.

NOTES FROM LAST MEETING: Those who were unable to attend missed Bill Wiggins from Coupland. He is in charge of the Family History Library (FHL) at the Lurch of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints (LDS). Our Society is most fortunate to have the FHL in Rockdale. Volunteers are needed to help staff the FHL and if you will be able to help, we will have forms for you to choose hours that you can serve. Current plans are for the FHL to be open 20-hours per week. There will be a training session for volunteers.

YEARBOOK CORRECTIONS & NEW MEMBERS:

Lucille Moss - new address: 1202 Seagler Rd., Apt. 79, Houston, Texas 77042

Janice Williams - new member: 4707-9 Midway Dr., Temple, Texas 76502

Velmalene & Bud Williams - new members: Rt. 3, Box 101, Yoakum, Texas 77995

Linda Faust Houck, new member: 601 W. Fawn, Caldwell, Texas 77836-1528

Vickie Pounders Everhart, new member: 221 Overlook Dr., Red Oak, Texas 75154

LAST MONTH’S PROGRAM - Charles and Marie Hubert, enjoyed doing the program last month. We were the ones who benefitted, as we learned so many new things while doing the research. Hopefully other members will volunteer on another subject and to make a presentation to the Society. We guarantee you will enjoy it and the Society will benefit! Our program chairman would be happy to hear from you.

FYI - Linda Houck, one of our members, wanted to mention the magazine Southern Queries as one of her favorites. It is a good publication and has free queries for subscribers.

QUERY: Linda Faust Houck (Mrs. David), 601 W. Fawn St., Caldwell, Texas 77836 - She is most interested in the Royall and Young families. Any information on Jackson & Mattie Royall would be appreciated. Jackson married her great-great-grandmother, Mattie Blair Young in 1865. She was the widow of Demirus Young of TN, who died in the Civil War. They had three children, Molly Young, Emma Young (Linda’s great-grandmother) and William Young. She and Jackson had additional children and the known names are: Jim Royall, John , Jodie Royall, Hattie Royall & Fannie Royall. Emma married Allen Lunsford and Molly was married to Dave Lunsford (The relationship between the two Lunsford men is unknown.) Mattie and Jackson lived around the Milam County area.

FAMILY HISTORY SHOW: Of interest for those of German heritage, listen to this radios show on July 14th from 10 p.m. to midnight on the Texas Network, when the President of the German-Texas Heritage Society, W. M. Von-Maszewski will be the guest.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN RESEARCH: Dr. Joyce Wilson of Copperas Cove, a retired educator, has volunteered her time and experience to the Coryell County Genealogical Society to help African-Americans research their family histories. For more information, contact the Gatesville Public Library.

TEXAS CEMETERY LAW: At the July 20th meeting of the Waco-McLennan County Library, Charles Buenger, a Waco attorney will speak on this topic.




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