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Brick Wall of the Month: Mary Jane Tomlinson

Brick Wall of the Month: Mary Jane Tomlinson

My brick wall for the month of July is Mary Jane Tomlinson.

Mary Jane was born in Tennessee in 1822, married Samuel S. McCleary in 1839, and died in Fannin County, Texas, in 1901.

Or maybe not. We don’t really know much about Mary Jane, or at least her parentage.

My Travel Buddy’s aunt, who did extensive genealogy decades before personal computers arrived, always claimed that Richard Tomlinson of…

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Random Texas Pics

These pics are of the largest pecan tree in our county. It hasn’t produced pecans for at least 5 years, but we got enough rain this time around.

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But now the concern is that this many pecans may cause the limbs to bend under the weight. If the limbs can’t handle the pressure, they will snap, or even worse, the trunk may split.

With luck, this will just be a bountiful season, nothing more.

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Dutoi Family Genealogy

The Dutoi family came to America about 1700. They were Huguenots, looking for a safe place to live. The English settlers on the James River disliked the French-speaking newcomers, so pushed them to the west of Richmond, hoping the local Indians would wipe them out. Instead, the Huguenots flourished, trading with the Indians on a regular basis.

The Dutoi family, from Geneva, Switzerland, were one…

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Albuquerque I

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Downtown Albuquerque.

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Dallas: Pioneer Park
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Esperanza in bloom. They started a couple of weeks ago (late June, early July) and will bloom through November. Vivid yellowish gold flowers.

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Los Angeles Pics

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Russian Orthodox Church – Hollywood
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Hollywood sign – view from Griffith Park Observatory
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Hollywood Hills

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Doyle Family Genealogy II

Doyle Family Genealogy II

This is an update to the post Doyle Family Genealogy I, published on April 7, 2013. When I figure out how to link to the first post, I will do so here.

This is information I was able to gather from visiting the Crawfordsville, Scott County, Indiana area during the summer of 2013.

What I’m looking for is more information on Farmer Doyle, senior. I located an obituary for a Farmer Doyle, dated…

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Broseph, a hot new country music blend, came out with their premier album, “Broseph,” in May. Their debut performance featuring the album was at the Phoenix Saloon, in New Braunfels, Texas.
Go on iTunes and get your copy, today!

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Random Texas Pics

Crape Myrtle. The recent rains after such a harsh drought have really made a difference this year.

Random Texas Pics

Crape Myrtle. The recent rains after such a harsh drought have really made a difference this year.