What's New on the Ellis County TXGenWeb website?
|09 Jan. 2019||Corrected several typographic errors on the Bell's Chapel Community.
Repaired the Automatic Page Update Stamp at the bottom of this What's New page, the Bell's Chapel Community page, and the Ghost Towns Menu page.
|20 Jun. 2018||Appended information concerning a museum's name change on Jean McCluskey's offer to do Look-Ups from a county history book.|
|19 Jun. 2018||Corrected the location of Mount Zion Cemetery on the Historic
Markers and Monuments page.
Amended the location of St. Joseph Cemetery on the Cemetery Locations and Histories page.
Added the names from Bristol Cemetery to both WW-I Veterans Known to be buried in Ellis County and WW-II Veterans Known to be buried in Ellis County.
Replaced the text of Letters from Rebecca Wright Goodloe (Tenn) to Mary "Polly" Douglas (Red Oak) to correct numerous typographic errors.
Corrected some typos on the Obituary of J. W. Caldwell.
Corrected some typos on the Obituary of Martin M. Perry.
Corrected the birth date and wife's surname in the notes following the Obituary of Roscoe Eagle.
|18 Jun. 2018||Added Eugene Youree to Spanish
American War Veteran Burials and corrected the birth date on
Added information to the bottom of McCulloch – Witten Cemetery.
Added McCulloch-Williams Cemetery to the Cemeteries of Ellis County page.
Grouped all of the 1836 Centennial Markers together on the Historic Markers and Monuments page.
|15 Jun. 2017||
That does it! The clean up, reorganization and reconstruction of this website is complete. Hundreds of empty files, duplicate files and superceded files have been deleted. Dozens of orphaned files (on website or harddrive, but not linked) were discovered and have been given a new home. Everything but the Photo Gallery was redone. Every page has been redesigned. All of the broken links have been repaired, although you may find links to dead email addresses. Submitter's email accounts are out of our control. Let us know what you think by posting a note in our Mailing List.
|12 Jun. 2017||
Chasing down broken and stray links.
|11 Jun. 2017||
Recovered lost file on Seven
Drowned in Sand Lake.
|10 Jun. 2017||Created a new page for Buried
Treasure in Ellis County?
Created a new page for Formal Acceptance of N. P. Sims Library.
Created a new page for The Warren and Allied Families.
Added sources to Historic Springs of Ellis County from an older file.
I split up a list of marriage notices that include: Spencer-McDuffie, Kirkland-Brooks, Powers-Couch, Render-Nall, Freeman-Hawkins, Burgess-White, Beale-Beaumont and Odum-Helton.
Deleted McCulloch Cemetery as is was the same a McCulloch-Whitten Cemetery.
Created a new page for Thomas Wilson Williams Bible Record.
I found a second version of a newspaper clipping transcript and added it to Winnie Davis News of Later Meetings.
I found and much better transcription of W. J. Spencer on Barbara's computer.
|9 Jun. 2017||Created a new page for Letter
from Margaret Pannill to Page Pannill Hodge.
Recovered lost file on Newspapers on Microfilm at Sims Library, Waxahachie
Recovered lost file on Parsons' Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Added recommended reading to Parson's Brigade - Company Rosters.
Recovered lost file on Waxahachie Rail Car Company.
Created a new page for Terrible Accident Near Ray.
Created a new page for Richard Vickery Biographical Sketch.
Created a new page for Letter from Giles Albert Giddings to his Parents.
Recovered lost file on Singleton Grave Yard.
Recovered lost file on Skinner-Getzendaner Marriage.
Created a new page for Confederate Record of Robert Springer.
Located a second version of the Telico Might Have Been Site of Texas Centennial.
Recovered lost file on Templelton-Watson Marriage.
Created a new page for J. A. "Happy" Drummond
|8 Jun. 2017||Created a new page for McNorton
55th Wedding Anniversary.
Updated information for Midlothian Historical Society.
Created a new page for Thomas A. Miller Family.
Located a second version of the Frame-Miller Marriage.
Recovered lost file on Married in Dallas.
Created a new page for Alfred J. Moyers.
Recovered lost file on Mountain Peak News Items 1884-1930.
Created a new page for Abe Mulkey's Camp Meeting - 1897.
Restored the file for Naughton Farms.
Created a new page for Ellis County Odd Fellows Organize.
|7 Jun. 2017||Created a new page for July
Recovered lost file on Killebrew - Harris Marriage.
Created a new page for John Thomas King II Family.
Recovered lost file on Langsford - Ward Marriage.
Added two newspaper clippings to the end of The Loyd Family.
Recovered lost file on More "Main Street Musings".
Created a new page for World War II - The Doolittle Raid.
Created a new page for Hector McNeil Autobiography.
|6 Jun. 2017||Created a new page for Some
Recovered lost file on The Gilmore Family.
Created a new page for Grandma Hawkins 90th Birthday Celebration.
Created a new page for Odum - Helton Marriage.
Recovered lost file on CSA Veteran - Henry Lilly Parker.
Created a new page for Hopkins Celebrate Golden Wedding Anniversary.
Created a new page for Italy's Good Neighbor Day.
Created a new page for The Italy I Remember.
Recovered lost file on If All Else Fails, Try the Jails.
|5 Jun. 2017||Recovered a lost file that contained
sketchs on several pioneers: E.
M. Brock, Nicholas
P. Sims, The
Forrest Family, William
J. Hines, George
Cunningham and Emory
Created a new page for Electricity Comes to Ellis County.
Created a new page for Richard Ellis Tomb Located.
Recovered lost file on The Ennis Weekly Local - Nov & Dec 1901.
I found a lost sketch and added it to Pioneer - George Cunningham.
Created a new page for $30,000 Brick Plant Burned at Ferris.
Recovered a second version of a tribute to Alfonso Calvin Marchbanks.
Created a new page for Frame - Miller Marriage.
Recovered lost file on Fugitives From Justice.
Created a new page for Migration from Giles County, Tennessee.
|4 Jun. 2017||Correction made to Jubal C. Brock in Marriage
Records Book B.
Created a new page for Dr. Zachary T. Bundy.
Created a new page for Telico Might Have Been Site of Texas Centennial.
Recovered lost file on Chastain - Trippett Marriage.
Recovered lost file on Traded Farm for Sack of Coffee.
Recovered lost file on County Line Sign Planned.
Recovered lost file on Historical Sketch of Forreston [TX].
Created a new page for Cummings-Kidd Marriage.
Created a new page for Davis Family of Reagor Springs.
Recovered lost file on Beauvoir destroyed by Hurricane.
Recovered lost file on Lafayette S. Nelson.
Added the USGenWeb logo to the Home Page. How long has that been missing?
Recovered lost file on Ellis County's Frontier Days.
Recovered lost file on There's No Business Like Show Business.
|3 Jun. 2017||
Created a new page for African-Americans
in Ellis County.
|4 Jan. 2017||
Installed a new visitor counter. It seems that RootsWeb dropped
its support of this function.
|3 Jan. 2017||Reformatted and moved The Final 61 obits, which go on the Obituaries, Death Notices and Memorials page. All of the major collections of material have now been remodeled. Only about 200 stray files remaining.|
|2 Jan. 2017||Reformatted and moved 45 more obits to the new Obituaries, Death Notices and Memorials page.|
|31 Dec. 2016|| Reformatted and moved 23 more obits to the new Obituaries,
Death Notices and Memorials page.
Added "Deaths reported in Confederate Veteran" to Winnie Davis Camp Menu
|28 Dec. 2016||Reformatted and moved 24 more obits to the new Obituaries, Death Notices and Memorials page.|
|22 Dec. 2016||Reformatted and moved 10 more obits to the new Obituaries, Death Notices and Memorials page.|
|19 Dec. 2016||Corrected format issues on 29 Obituaries and on the Pioneers of Ellis County menu.|
|18 Dec. 2016||Repaired numerous formatting errors on the Obit menu page and in
Remodeled and moved 21 more obits to the new Obituaries, Death Notices and Memorials menu page.
|29 Nov. 2016||Remodeled and moved 24 more files to the new Obituaries, Death Notices and Memorials page.|
|28 Nov. 2016||Remodeled and/or edited 53 more files which were moved to the new
Death Notices and Memorials page.
Remodeled and moved an orphaned biography to Pioneers of Ellis County.
|27 Nov. 2016||Remodeled and moved 23 more files to the new Obituaries, Death Notices and Memorials page.|
|26 Nov. 2016||Began populating the new Obituaries, Death Notices and Memorials page with the first 50 newly remodeled files.|
|25 Nov. 2016||
Added the following biographies to the
Pioneers of Ellis
County: Dr. James Campbell Loggins, Ellis County Doctors,
Dr. William Pickney Sims,
|24 Nov. 2016||Happy Thanksgiving!|
|23 Nov. 2016||
Reformatted the final 14 biographies
for the Pioneers of
Ellis County Menu and moved them to the new side.
|22 Nov. 2016||Reformatted 14 additional biographies
for the Pioneers of
Ellis County Menu and moved them to the new side.
Remodeled "Pioneer Days Re-lived" and moved it to Yesterday's News.
|21 Nov. 2016||Reformatted 17 additional biographies for the Pioneers of Ellis County Menu and moved them to the new side.|
|9 Oct. 2016||Reformatted 11 additional biographies for the Pioneers of Ellis County Menu and moved them to the new side.|
|8 Oct. 2016||Formatted and posted World
War I Burials and World
War II Burials. Both appeared to be incomplete projects that
Barbara never published.
Redesigned and moved Korean War Burials and Viet Nam War Burials.
Moved the links for Jack Lummus Biography Page and Milford Men and Women in Service to the World War II Menu.
Remodeled the Pioneers of Ellis County Menu and reformatted the first 23 biographies that go with it.
|7 Oct. 2016||Redesigned and moved 14 additional
members of the Camp
from the old roster to the new one. That completes the Camp Roster.
In the process I found 5 or 6 files that were not linked or had
broken links so there is definitely new info for you.
Redesigned the 5 pages of Confederate Pension Applications, repaired 2 broken links and rolled them up into a single file. Then I reformatted and moved Civil War Veterans From Other States. Next comes the Confederate Soldiers Buried in Georgia. All were placed into the Civil War Menu.
Remodeled the Sevier Family Old Letters and the Marchbanks Letters and moved them to Letters From The Past.
Moved the Muster Roll of the Texas Mounted Guards into the Civil War Menu.
Remodeled and moved Spanish American War Burials.
Remodeled and moved The Texas Spirit of '17 - [Ellis County men who served in WW1]
Reformatted and moved World War II War Dead.
Created menus for both World War I and World War II to keep like information together.
|6 Oct. 2016||Redesigned and moved only 7 more of the Camp Winnie Davis members from the old roster to the new one.|
|5 Oct. 2016||Redesigned and moved 38 additional members of the Camp Winnie Davis from the old roster to the new one.|
|2 Oct. 2016||Redesigned and moved 37 more of the Camp Winnie Davis members from the old roster to the new one.|
|1 Oct. 2016||Redesigned and moved 20 additional members of the Camp Winnie Davis from the old roster to the new one. Corrected a small batch of errors found while re-indexing the website.|
|30 Sep. 2016||Redesigned and moved 46 more of the Camp Winnie Davis members from the old roster to the new one.|
|29 Sep. 2016||Redesigned and moved 23 additional members of the Camp Winnie Davis from the old roster to the new one.|
|28 Sep. 2016||Redesigned and moved 15 files of the Parson's Brigade, two of which were lost company rosters. Redesigned and moved the first 33 files Camp Winnie Davis. There are many files left in the list of camp members.|
|27 Sep. 2016||Remodeling news articles and moving them from All The Latest into Yesterday's News. In the process, I located three other files of newspaper clippings on Barbara's hard drive that had been misplaced.|
|26 Sep. 2016||I had to go back and repair a formatting issue with every file
that I had redesigned to date. It was just a one character change,
but to each and every HTML page.
Redesigned the following 2 pages and added them to Yesterday's News: News from Ennis Commercial Recorder and The Ennis Weekly Local.
|25 Sep. 2016||
Redesigned and moved the following to the Ghost
Towns menu page: Bethel Community, Pecan Grove, Howard,
Telico/Trinity City, Tight Wad, Trumbull, Twin Elm, Union Hill,
Village Creek, Walnut Springs, Wardlaw, White League, Wilton,
Winniford School and Wyatt.
|7 Sep. 2016||My computer crashed.|
|6 Sep. 2016||
Redesigned and moved the following to the Ghost Towns menu page: Berry's Chapel,Hurley Station, Oak, Oak Grove, Onion Creek, Onward, Pluto, Progress, Quinlan, Rankin, Reagor Springs, Rockett, Sand Lake, Sanderson, Saralvo, Sardis, Sims Post Office, Slate Rock, Slay, Sonoma, South Prong, Spout Springs, St. Paul, Sterrett. Corrected an error found on the Alex Rankin Home in the Photo Gallery while I was updating a link to the new Rankin page in Ghost Towns.
|5 Sep. 2016||Added George Washinton Pitts to Civil War Veteran Burials in Ellis County, right after redesigning the page and moving it to the new side.|
|1 Sep. 2016||Redesigned and moved the following to the Ghost Towns menu page: Leakes, Liberty-Sylvania, Lone Elm, Long Branch, Maloney, Mammoth Springs, Manita, McDaniel, Montclair, Mountain Peak, Nash, Nation Town, Neil's Valley, Nelson Switch, New Town, Ozro and Yale.|
|31 Aug. 2016||Redesigned and moved the following to the Ghost Towns menu page: Corinth School Community, Creechville, Crisp, Derr's Chapel, Ebenezer Church, Ensign, Eyrie, Fairview, Files Valley, Five Points, Glenco, Greathouse, Griffith Switch, Hamrock, Henry, Hickory Grove, Hopewell, Ike, India, East India, Jay, Kenwood, Leland, Loli and Lone Cedar.|
|30 Aug. 2016||Redesigned the Ghost Towns menu page. Remodeled and moved the following ghost towns to go in that menu: Alsdorf, Ash, Astonia, Atwell, Auburn (2 stories), Baldridge, Ballie, Barker, Bee Creek, Bell Branch, Bell's Chapel, Bluff Springs, Boyce, Boz, Bradley, Bristol, Britton, Broomwheat, Brushy Creek, Buena Vista, Burnham, Byrd (Byron), Carroll, Center Point, Collier's Chapel and Gamble. Added a misplaced newspaper abstract from The Waxahachie Daily Light to Yesterday's News|
|28 Aug. 2016||Found a lost file that talks about the early days of Ennis and added it to Thriving Cities, Towns and Communities. Found a second version of the History of the CCC Camp, plus a camp roster and two stories written by men that worked there. That's all been placed in Waxahachie. Found a lost article about the Red Oak Institute, later called Ovilla Scool. Look for it in Red Oak.|
|27 Aug. 2016||Today would have been Barbara Knox's 93 birthday; I'm a little
Began working to remodel the files of the Thriving Cities, Towns and Communities of Ellis County. Remodeled nine files associated with Alma alone, one for Avalon, Ferris, Forreston, Midlothian, Milford, Palmer, five files with Red Oak, and seven for Waxahachie.
Added The Ellis County Press, Ennis Chamber of Commerce, Ennis Historic Landmark Commission, and Ennis Public Library to Addresses You May Need.
Remodeled and moved Everett House Lost in Fire, Midlothian and Mountain Peak News and The Weekly Argus to Yesterday's News.
|26 Aug. 2016||A day and a half marathon overhauling all of the church files.
There were several files that were apparently never completed nor
uploaded to the website. These may all be seen now in Churches
of Ellis County
Located lost file: Have You Ever Talked with Anyone in a Cemetery?
Updated location information for Kranz Farm Cemetery.
Removed one person from the Look-Ups volunteers.
Made numerous updates to Addresses You May Need.
|25 Aug. 2016||Found an Alma Cemetery
inventory that was not linked on the cemetery list.
Added 5 links to headstone photos to the Cemeteries of Ellis County webpage.
Remodeled the Funeral Manual of Rev. A. D. Brooks and moved it to the new side
|24 Aug. 2016||All day marathon reorganizing and remodeling 17 cemetery inventories and 3 other files having to do with Cemeteries of Ellis County. Several lost inventories were found and are now accessible. Numerous broken links were repaired.|
|23 Aug. 2016||Repaired 15 or 20 broken links to files I had just remodeled and uploaded. If I use a template that is stored in a different folder, it thinks my new files are saved in that folder.|
|22 Aug. 2016||Remodeled the 1850
Federal Census and moved it to the new area
Remodeled the 1850 Mortality Schedule and moved it to the new area
Remodeled The Confusing 1850 Census of Navarro District, Texas and moved it
Remodeled the 1860 Mortality Schedule and moved it to the new area
Remodeled the 1870 Mortality Schedule and moved it to the new area
Remodeled the 1890 Federal Census and moved it to the new area
Remodeled the Beauchamp Families in the 1880 Census and moved it
|21 Aug. 2016||Remodeled 6 pages under Court
Records and moved them to the new area
Remodeled 40 pages of Marriage Records and reduced them down to 4 pages
Found a page of Marriage Records from 1866 that was unlinked
|20 Aug. 2016||
Moved Texas Czech Genealogical Society to the Addresses
|19 Aug. 2016||Remodeled and moved 4 pages of Ellis County History|
|18 Aug. 2016||Remodeled and moved 14 pages of the old Ellis County Map|
|17 Aug. 2016||Moved Waxahachie Daily Light to the Addresses
Repaired link and moved UTA Special Collections to Addresses
Moved Ellis County Historical Commission to the Addresses page
Moved Hill County Genealogical Society to the Addresses page
Moved City of Midlothian to the Addresses page
Moved City of Ennis to the Addresses page
Moved City of Waxahachie to the Addresses page
Moved Records in County Clerk's Office to the Addresses page
Moved A. H. Meadows Library to the Addresses page
Moved Ellis County Museum to the Addresses page
Moved Sims Library (+ 3 pages) to the Addresses page
|16 Aug. 2016||Remodeled 10 pages of Ellis County
Added code to all remodeled pages to print last modified date
Remodeled the Addresses page and moved it
Remodeled the Look-Ups page and moved it to the new side
|15 Aug. 2016||Remodeled the Mailing List page
and moved it to the new side
Combined the two query websites on the same Queries page
|12 Aug. 2016||Reworked 7 files of Queries and
moved them to the new side
Remodeled the Bibliography and moved it to the new side
|11 Aug. 2016||Moved the Photo Gallery to
the remodeled side
Updated the email pages for Sylvia, Rob and State Coordinator
Corrected the text on 1936 Centennial Highway Marker and remodeled the page
Began a RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT by giving half of the Homepage a new look, new background and new page banner.
|25 Jan. 2016||
Added Barbara's 20 Year Service Badge from TXGenWeb. Barbara has been the County Coordinator of Ellis County and Co-Coordinator of Navarro County since September 1996. She had also been Co-Coordinator of Tarrant County for 18 years.
|3 Jan. 2016||
County Coordinator Barbara Knox passed away on January 2, 2016.
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