Thanks to Our Volunteers

Thanks to all of you who volunteer time and money (memberships and donations and books, and supplies, etc.) to keep our society going. Right now we have officers and committees doing things we can’t see to help us accomplish our group goals. Every bit helps whether its a short-time or long-range thing that you do.

For instance just recently we had members answering queries, meeting with visitor researchers in the library and over the telephone, sending suggestions and ideas for our organization and for resources for our members. Mark Reid, Barbara Nichols, and Vice-president Dorothy Harbin have recently been helping with researchers. Dorothy and Mary Ann Niswanger recently spent time working on organizing books and recording usage of books in our library. Shirley Bates is working on getting some publications out and ready for sale. The currently operating Nominations Committee (Barbara Coleman, Secretary Kathy Lutonsky, and Mary Ann Niswanger) and budget committees (Treasurer Wayne McCluney, Deason Hunt, and Ethel Kelley) are working behind the scenes to be ready for the May meeting. President Shirley Patrick looks for ideas for online resource links and examples of what other societies are doing and forwards them to the newsletter. And, recently webpage participants such as Bill Lukenbill, Doug McCreight, and Paula Randolph have joined in helping answer others’ queries. I know that I am leaving people out because we have just had a lot of work by groups like the Constitution Revision Committee (Ronnie Vance, Shirley Bates, and Wayne McCluney) and other service such as the help Sally Allcorn gave to Forever Young recently. We appreciate also people who move chairs and tables at meetings, who show up for our programs and business discussions and, not least, join us for eating at Peralta’s and helping other with research before regular meetings. Everybody who participates helps us be more successful.

We welcome suggestions, help, etc., and if you see something that needs doing, just jump in. We appreciate all your time and efforts. We’ll be suggesting things that people can do over the next few months to help out. If you see something you would like to do, let us know.

McCreight Query Reply #2

The following reply was sent from Vice-president Dorothy Harbin to a McCreight query first posted here as a response to an inquiry by member Mark Reid. Reference post from January 2011: Query: McCreight (and response)

… Since you stated that the Matthew ( wife – Winney Allen) is not the one, but the Charity was his wife. We have to deduct that there was another Matthew McCright (above) BUT, I found your Matthew (Charity) whose father was Quinton McCreight ( no wife given.
Here’s the line up:
Quinton McCreight ( no wife)
Matthew ” (wife – Charity) Bn `1785- 1841– Matthew
Thomas Newton McCright – (wife – Mary “Pop” Mann) Bn 1825-1863
marr. 12 Nov. 1850
Dd- 7 Apr. 1863- Chicago, Ill.
Quinton A. McCright – Born & Died, 18 Sept. 1852 (Infant)

Thomas Newton had a brother – Quinton A McCright – born 1831 – Ga. – Dd – ? – Texas
There was a Thomas V. McCreight born 1815-died 2 Oct.1861, – Wood Co. TX.

Your great grandmother may have gone with her brother-in-law to where you stated, but it was not her son, as he was an infant and died same day.

******** According to LDS records, is where I found this info, there was a contributor and her name is MARY FEAR – E-MAIL address – mfear4@yahoo.com

About the grave covered in water, there should not be any as graves and church were moved to make way for the lake. …

Query: McCreight (and response)

Member Mark Reid shared the following query he received and his response:

The query: I am trying to find the exact location of the grave of Matthew MCCREIGHT, listed with one other grave between Alba and Yantis, on Hwy. 154. I believe this to be the grave of my G-G-Grandfather, I don’t know who the other grave could be. If any body has a picture of the head stone, I would certainly appreciate a copy. If all this other fails, possibly the e-mail address of someone who could help me.

This grave should date from the late 1840’s to the 1850’s. My Great Grandfather Thomas Newton McCright is listed on the Wood County Tax rolls during the 1850’s paying taxes on 100 acres in Western Wood County. Matthew would be Thomas’s father. I expect Matthew is buried on the land that Thomas was farming.

Thank you very much;

John McCright
jemccright@aol.com

Mark’s Response: According to our cemetery book 4, pg 157, Matthew McCreight 10 August 1833 – 9 Feb 1902 and Winney Allen McCreight _____ – 2 August 1879 are buried in a family cemetery located as you describe. Apparently the researcher was unable to find the cemetery. Headstone information was obtained from a member of the family.
Highway 154 runs from Quitman to Yantis and the grave site is said to be close to the “Pleasant Divide” community.
If any family member can give a better description of the location, I will be glad to go there (assuming I can get permission to cross private property) and photograph whatever marker I can find.

If you have additional information share, you can contact John McCright at the email address above. Also, please post a copy of the response as a comment to this post.

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