Sunday, January 3, 2010
A Little Family History...!
I was looking at some family history documents with my Mother yesterday...and found out some interesting facts!
Guess that farming and homesteading has been in my family's blood for a long time! Even though few of us live on a farm now, there is a long history of small farmers and land owners that go way back!
I have some paper work here showing that in 1906, one of my relatives...one John M. Emerson, purchased approximately 107 acres in Williamson County, Texas for the sum of $5218.30! That's right...$5218.30!
Now, by today's figuring that's not too bad! However, in 1906 that was a big pile of money...
For those of you that don't know where Williamson county is...it's just outside of Austin, Texas.You may have heard of Austin before.
One can only imagine what that land would be worth today!
Now, my friends, let's get some fresh coffee and sit in the kitchen for a bit.Tomorrow, I'll tell you about part of my family that was in the Regulators...way back when!