I set out the other day to go shopping in Waxahachie (they have both a Target and a Chick-Fil-A) but got a little sidetracked because I wanted to find the graves of some of the family. I had searched online and found at least three graves with the family surname. I used my GPS to find the Waxahachie Cemetery and phoned a city employee to direct me to the general area within the cemetery. I was very excited to find a couple gravestones with the family name. I have since discovered that most likely they were distant relatives rather than direct ancestors.
I also went to the county courthouse and tried to find an address where they used to live. I thought it would be neat to drive by an old house where my great-grandparents lived. I managed to find records of deeds within the time frame, but the ladies at the desk didn't seem to know how to read the books. I plan to do more homework before I go again.
|Waxahachie Cemetery entrance|
|Waxahachie Cemetery historial marker|
|The oldest section of the cemetery is at the back.|
|Family surname but not a direct ancestor|
|Deed index at the County Courthouse|
|One of the pages in the deed index|