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 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'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!


The cottage by the Cranelake said...

I´ve been checking out my family history abot two hundred years back, on my mothers side. It seemes most men were sailors, but some of the women had been maids on farms before getting married. So it´s perhaps not so strange that I love the ocean more than most things, but moved out to the countryside long away from the ocean :-)
Have a great day now!

vlad said...

Coffee in a warm kitchen sounds good.
Maybe Catman will bring something for show and tell.
(Catman, is that a 1919? I had a lovely M1918A2 but they insisted on
keeping it when I left.)

JoJo said...

Good Morning My Special One, I love hearing about family history. We started doing a family tree on dad's side but it was like pulling teeth to get any info. I can't wait to read your blog tomorrow.
but until then I would love sitting in the kitchen with you having coffee.

Did it MY way said...

I have done a lot of research on my mother's side. I have 5 generations in Kentucky. They were all farmers, ranchers, and my great great grandfather was a chicken farmer.

Look forward to your post tomorrow.
Refill the coffee please.

See Ya

vlad said...

JoJo, I suggest that you google
descendants of ...........
It worked for me.

HermitJim said...

Hey Christer...
I wonder sometimes how much we are influenced by the life styles of our ancestors!

Something deep inside us seems to call out more for some places than for others, if you know what I mean!

hey, Thanks for coming by today!

Hey Vlad...
Ol' Catman always seems to have some cool toys, doesn't he?

Kitchen is nice and cozy this morning...and the coffee is always better with friends around!

Thanks for coming by today!

Hey JoJo...
Like Vlad way to check is to Google "the descendants of(father's name)".

Until then, c'mon to the kitchen, sweetie!

Thanks for coming by!

Hey Tony...
Looks like the Prepper idea runs well into your family as well, doesn't it?

Hey, I do appreciate you dropping by today, buddy!

JoJo said...

thanks Vlad, I'll give that a try, My dad was first generation to America. But they did come legal

Felinae said...

Catman said it's an M1919A6. Late of the Israeli Military. (He's making himself lunch so he had me type a response for him :D)
~Felinae~(aka Mrs. Catman)

Uncle Hermit, I love hearing about family history, thanks for sharing some of yours :)

Have a great day!

Catman said...


Thanks for bringing up family history. I think it is very important for people to know where they came from.

If you don't know where you've been, how can you know where you're going?

When you research you family's lineage, don't limit yourself to English language sources only. When I was looking into the late Meiji period family history, I had to resort to a French work written in the late 1800's to clear up some family linkages.

Hey Vlad, maybe one day we can all go out Knob Creek and have some fun.

HermitJim said...

Hey Felinae...
I had no idea of most of wgat I found, that's for sure!

The bit I'll post tomorrow is part that really surprised me.

never know what you'll find when doing research.

Hey, Thanks for coming by!

HermitJim said...

Hey Catman...
So far I've been fortunate and found all that I was looking for without much trouble.

I appreciate the information, though.

Thanks for coming by today!