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So, you have searched & searched and that ancestor refuses to come to the fore-front and remains as elusive as the day that he vanished from his last known location. You are beginning to think that he is an alien from another world...that he changed his name to escape the law...that he took off on a grand adventure and was never seen or heard from again. Well, maybe, but more than likely not. Someone...somewhere has just that clue that you need to continue your search...to scale that "brick wall" so that you may move ahead (or back as I call it in the world of genealogy.) So...let others help you in your quest for that "elusive one" by submitting a query.


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Posted February 15, 2009

I'm looking for history of my paternal side of the family. My great grandfather was Elmer L. Sims and they resided in Duncanville. Any info you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Tracy Woodall       twwoodall@gmail.com

Posted October 21, 2007

Gus Alexander Sr was my grandfather's brother. It is my understanding that there was a 'family cemetery' on their property in Duncanville. After Gus Jr's death, the property was sold and I believe it is now a business property. What would have happened to the cemetery? I appreciate any help you can give and/or history. Thanks.

Margaret Alexander Moore      shellseeker58@austin.rr.com

Posted August 8, 2004

I am looking for info on ADA HALL, daughter of ERASMUS BAXTER HALL, granddaughter of JOHN JACKSON HALL, founder of the Disciples of Christ Church in Duncanville . Thank you.

Rachelle DuBose Caruthers       rcaruthers@sisna.com

Posted August 8, 2004

Hello my name is Kevin Prater.  I am looking for information on a John F. and Myrtle Prater who had a farm house in 1923 in the city of Duncanville.  I am trying to do a genealogy study.  All I know is the two gave birth to my grandfather John Prater in Sept. 1923 in a farm house in Duncanville TX (per grandfather's birth cert.)  If anybody knows anything or has any ideas on what I can do please let me know. Thank you.
Kevin Prater      Kev2544@aol.com

Posted March 16, 2003

Seeking info on Joshua Craig Tune, son of Joshua Tune and Rhoda Pickard.  He was married to a Frances Alice Sims and had several children.  He lived from 1855 to 1895 and is buried in the Rhodes Cemetery.  Thanks.

Gloria gjs4kids@cox.net

Posted June 29, 2002

I am looking for any info on my great grandfather HENRY G. TUNE.  His son ROBERT WILLIAM "ROB" TUNE  was a longtime resident and barber in Ovilla, Texas.  I have a lot of info on Henry's wife, MARY ETTA SPENCER, but nothing on HENRY.  Anything at all is appreciated.

Gloria Tune Saunders gjs4kids@sbcglobal.net

Posted June 20, 2001

I am looking for any information on David Matt GRAVES who was born 1861 in Lee Co. Miss. and moved sometime about 1883 or 1884 to Dallas Co. His father was William D. GRAVES and his mother was Lucinda Combs Graves who are buried in Miss. Any information would be appreciated.

Nelda Gipson Gorman whnelda@web-access.net

Posted March 15, 2001

I am researching the GILILLAND family. Have us going back to the early 1700's and am trying to fill in some gaps. I am looking for anyone with surname GILILLAND and any of the following given names: John, James, Valentine, Barnabas, Otto. The Gilillands have a long history in Texas. The first here was John Barnabas who had two sons, John W. and James Valentine. John W. had sons by the names of Otto Valentine and William Barnabas. The given names above seem to keep cropping up. Thanks for any help you can give.

Gil Gililland rgilill369@aol.com

Posted March 9, 2000

Walter LeMay born 1908; died 5-11-1975; buried Five Mile Cemetery; Duncanville, TX; was the son of David and Sally Estis LeMay. I am searching for anyone in this family. Also need directions to this cemetery. Thank you. Update: Directions to the cemetery have been received. Thank you.

Update from the town coordinator (6/9/00): for anyone else looking for this cemetery. I feel obligated to make a correction to at least one source on the internet that says that this cemetery is located in Duncanville. It is not. It is located in Dallas....in the 3700 block of W. Kiest Blvd., adjacent to & west of the Church of God. It is a small cemetery & easy to walk. If you think that your relative is located in Five Mile Cemetery, contact me, the town coordinator, and I will check it out for you. Records are available for anyone buried there in 1936 or later. Prior to 1936, the records were destroyed by fire. Thank you.

Joyce LeMay Loden gmafor5@aol.com


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