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Wordless Wednesday – Jackson Family Christmas Picture

June 29th, 2010 No comments

Jackson Family Christmas Picture

Bottom Row (L to R): Jo Lynne Jackson, Polly Jan Jackson, and Ross Edgar Maden
Middle Row (L to R): Dolly Jackson (McClinton), Ivan Neal Jackson, Donald Edgar Maden, and Mary Pauline Jackson (Chandler)
Top Row (L to R): Carrie Estelle Chandler (Moody), Rebecca Diane Maden, Herman McClinton, James Preston “Buck” Jackson, Pauline Maden (Jackson), Gladys Rebecca Jackson (Davis), my 2nd great grandmother, Susan Katheryn “Kate” Davis (Davis), and Janice Robinson

Photo taken approx. December 1953 in Mexia, Texas.

Many thanks to my great aunt, Annell Hargrave, for contributing the picture and family info.

Brian Davis – James Michael Davis – James Nead Davis – Sherman H. Davis – Susan Katheryn “Kate” Davis (Davis)

Categories: Davis, Wordless

Wordless Wednesday – Pictures of My Father and Grandfathers

June 23rd, 2010 No comments

In honor of Father’s Day, I wanted to post pictures of my father, grandfathers, great grandfathers, and 2nd great grandfathers. The only picture I do not have in my collection is that of my maternal 2nd great grandfather, Edward L Barlow (1867-1955).

Brian Davis – James Michael Davis

Categories: Davis, Williams, Wordless

Wordless Wednesday – Woodie and Burla Kirkpatrick Fox Hunting Picture

June 16th, 2010 2 comments

Woodie and Burla Kirkpatrick Fox Hunting Picture

My 2nd great grandparents, Woodie Tarrant “W.T.” Kirkpatrick and Burla Kirkpatrick (Gibson). The photo shows W.T. and Burla after a fox hunt, with their awards and one of their prized foxhounds. Photo taken approx. 1940. Many thanks to my great aunt, Annell Hargrave, for contributing the photograph.

Brian Davis – James Michael Davis – James Nead Davis – Margie Leaine Davis (Kirkpatrick) – Woodie Tarrant Kirkpatrick and Burla Kirkpatrick (Gibson)

Categories: Davis, Wordless

Wordless Wednesday – Kaylyn Michelle Davis Then and Now

May 26th, 2010 No comments

My daughter, Kaylyn Michelle Davis, was born 5/25/05 at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas in Houston. The picture on the left was her first after birth. Kaylyn was premature and spent several weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit. The picture on the right was taken yesterday, 5/25/10, at her 5th birthday preschool party. She’s come a long way in five years… so grown-up and ready for Kindergarten!

Kaylyn Michelle Davis – Brian Davis

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Wordless Wednesday – Mike and James Davis Picture

May 19th, 2010 No comments

Mike and James Davis Picture

My father, James Michael Davis, and my paternal grandfather, James Nead Davis. Photo taken approx. 1972-1975, in Petronila, Texas.

Brian Davis – James Michael Davis – James Nead Davis

Categories: Davis, Wordless

Tombstone Tuesday – Emmit Rowland Gibson (1894 – 1918)

April 27th, 2010 2 comments

Emmit Rowland “E. R.” Gibson, my first cousin three times removed, was born 1/11/1894 in Smith County, Texas. He was KIA in France on 11/2/1918 (nine days before the armistice 11/11/1918) during World War I.  Emmit served as a Private in Company A of the 360th Infantry 90th Division. His gravesite is located at Noonday Cemetery in Noonday, Texas.  Many thanks to Gary Mosley for the pictures and information.

Brian Davis – James Michael Davis – James Nead Davis – Margie Leaine Davis (Kirkpatrick) – Burla Eugene Kirkpatrick (Gibson/aunt of Emmit Rowland Gibson)

Categories: Davis, Military, Tombstone

YouTube Videos – 8mm Davis Family Home Movies

April 14th, 2010 No comments

I recently sent some old 8mm film reels to Just8mm.com for conversion to DVD. I have uploaded the series of three videos to YouTube.  The videos include footage from my early childhood in Orange, Texas and Clinton, Iowa approx. 1975-1981.  Also included, is an Easter trip to Petronila, Texas.

Brian Davis

Categories: Davis, Williams

Wordless Wednesday – Mike Davis Mud Football Pictures

April 14th, 2010 2 comments

My father, James Michael Davis, participating in the Texas A&M Mud Football Intramurals. Individual and group photos taken approx. 1969 in College Station, Texas.

Brian Davis – James Michael Davis

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World War II Project – Lt. Col. Ewing Stuart Watson (1918 – 2008)

March 31st, 2010 No comments

Lt. Col. Ewing Stuart Watson, the father of my aunt, Fran Davis (Watson), was born in Bowie, Texas, on 5/21/1918.  Stuart served during World War II as a B17 pilot in the 533rd Bombardment Squadron, 381st Bomb Group.  He flew 47 B17 missions over Europe and received the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, and the European-African-Middle Eastern (EAME) Campaign Medal with 6 Bronze Service Stars.  Stuart passed away 1/13/2008 and is buried in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.

Ewing Stuart Watson and Crew Picture

Many thanks to Fran and Paul Watson for providing many pictures, documents, and information on their father’s service for my family tree World War II project. Please check back periodically for updates on the project. If you have anything you’d like to contribute, please send me an email.

Brian Davis – James Michael Davis [brother of Kenneth Allan Davis (son-in-law of  Ewing Stuart Watson)]

Categories: Davis, Military

Tombstone Tuesday – Richard Ruel Tarrant (1859-1911)

March 23rd, 2010 4 comments

My family and I took a recent road trip to Tyler, Texas. On the way, I took pictures of Pleasant Hill Cemetery, located southwest of Bullard, Texas on FM 2137.

Richard Ruel Tarrant, my 3rd great grand uncle, was born 8/13/1859 in Cherokee County, Texas.  Richard was 51 years-old at the time of his death. His gravesite, along with those of his wife, Melissa Gabrielle Tarrant (Cole), and several members of her family are located at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Brian Davis – James Michael Davis – James Nead Davis – Margie Leaine Davis (Kirkpatrick) – Woodie Tarrant Kirkpatrick – Mary Louise Oliphant/Kirkpatrick (Tarrant/sister of Richard Ruel Tarrant)

Categories: Davis, Tombstone