Have you found a missing connection that eluded you for years? How about a "name change" that
caused havoc in your research? Did you find the "lost brother" for that great uncle or even an interesting tidbit that
another researcher mighht find useful? Do you want to put the information where it might do some good? This is
the place for you! The "Connections Page" is nothing more than a collection of random bits of genealogical information
placed 'online' for others (hopefully) to use. Send the information to
HUGH SWIFT and I will add it to this page.
Kathy wrote to mention that Silas Edwards who is buried in Burnt Branch Cemetery is the brother
of Bennet Edwards buried in Dressy Cemetery. Silas is her great grandfather.
Did you know the burial lists for both of the above cemeteries can be accessed from this website?
While looking for information on the picture Sue is trying to identify, I ran across the information
that Thomas W. Turner born 22 Jun 1883 in MS and died Aug 1972 in Callahan County TX, was one of eleven children born to William Turner and Melissa McBryde.
John Chapman found these Baird, Texas Death Notices in the Abilene Reporter News of 29 June 1900
Miss Willie Howell, aged 13 years and 10 months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Howell, died very suddenly at the home of her parents, south of town, Monday morning. Miss Howell has been sick for a long time, but was thought to be some better, but got worse and died suddenly.
Rev. H. J. Scruggs, of Baird, after several weeks illness died Tuesday evening. The remains were interred at Admiral Wednesday. Rev. Scruggs was seventy odd years of age and had been in feeble health for some time.
Mrs. E. Huskin, an aged lady, died in the west part of town, Thursday June 14th, and was buried in the Baird cemetery Friday.
Gladys, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Enslinger, living near Eagle Grove, died Monday, June 18th.--- Baird Star.
"Wills Point Chronicle" Thur., 21 Jan. 1897: a fire destroyed part of Buckner Orphans' Home, killing several children, mostly boys. A list, among them Eugene Black age 8, Callahan Co. This data was in STIRPES, June 2006, Vol 46, #2.