It came through! This is the 2nd time I have read your e- mail. Very
Interesting.. My daddy was born in Boone Co, AR and when he was about six
months old the family moved to Bosque Co., TX. My grandmother had a brother
living there, Ed York was his name. They later moved to Erath Co. by 1895,
where a younger brother was born. My grandparents were Jacob and
Elizabeth(York) McElroy. Jacob was a school teacher and a carpenter. My aunt
told me he built coffins, but I'm sure he did other work also. When he died
he had been building a man a barn, up close to Vernon, TX. Elizabeth died in
1895 and left Jacob with six children. My dad was about seven years old and
there were two younger than him. Needless to say they had a very hard time.
I should add that my dad was grown and married when his dad died. I think we
forget that times were very hard for these early settlers.