God Bless Texas! God Bless All Our Godly, Good, and Honest Founding Fathers!


English: A statue of Sam Houston in Memorial H...
English: A statue of Sam Houston in Memorial Hermann park, Houston TX (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Sam Houston as a U.S. senator
Sam Houston as a U.S. senator (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Statue of Sam Houston, Huntsville, Texas
Statue of Sam Houston, Huntsville, Texas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Sam Houston chaired the committee which wrote ...
Sam Houston chaired the committee which wrote a proposed state constitution. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Signer of the Declaration of Independence – Commander-in-Chief of the Texas Army – President of the Republic – Member of Congress of the Republic – Senator in the United States Congress – Governor of Texas

 

His early life–Joins the United States Army–Wounded in the Battle of Horseshoe–Studies Law–Elected Member of Congress and Governor of Tennessee–Came to Texas in 1833–Delegate to Old Washington Convention–Appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Texas Army–Defeats Santa Anna at San Jacinto–Elected President of the Republic–Senator in the United Sates Congress–Governor of Texas–Death in 1863.

 

Sam Houston was born near Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia, March 2, 1793.  His ancestors were of Scotch origin.  They came to America about 1689 and settled in Pennsylvania.  Robert Houston, Sam Houston’s grandfather, moved to Virginia and settled Rockbridge County.  Here he reared a family and here Sam Houston was born.  After the death of his father, his mother moved to Blount County, Tennessee.  He was but a lad of thirteen summers when his mother changed her residence from Virginia to the rugged State of Tennessee.  Here he came in contact with the Cherokee Indians, who lived near where his mother settled. He spent many leisure hours with them, joining them in their chase for game, which was in abundance at the time.

In 1813, Mr. Houston enlisted in the United Sates army.  The country was then at war with Great Britain.  He was not in the army long before his peculiar talents for military life were recognized.  He was soon promoted for gallantry in the battle with the Creek Indians.  In a fierce conflict at To-ho-ne-ka, (Horseshoe Bend of the Tallapoosa River), Alabama, he received a painful wound from an arrow from an Indian bow.  General Jackson ordered him to the rear, but he disregarded the order and joined his regiment in the thickest of the battle.  As the battle raged he received another wound that disabled him and from this he did not recover for many months, and did not rejoin his regiment until a short time before peace was declared.  He then served for a short time in the Adjutant General’s office at Nashville.  In November 1819, he was assigned to extra duty as sub-agent among the Cherokee Indians, to carry out a treaty just ratified with the nation.  During the winter of 1819-1820 he conducted a delegation of Cherokee Indians to Washington to present their claims to the Federal Government.

Regarding Houston’s military career in the United States army, a memorandum from the war department shows that “Sam Houston entered the Seventh Infantry as a Sergeant; became ensign in the Thirty-ninth Infantry, July 29, 1813; was severely wounded in the battle of Horse-shoe Bend under Major-General Jackson, March 27th; made Third Lieutenant December1813; promoted to Second Lieutenant May, 1814; retained May 15th in First Infantry; became First Lieutenant March 1, 1818; resigned May 17, 1818.”

Soon after resigning from the army Mr. Houston entered the law office of Mr. James Trimble, an eminent lawyer at Nashville, for the purpose of studying law.  He was soon admitted to the bar and at once became a successful advocate, locating in Lebanon.  He was soon elected District Attorney.  This made it necessary for him to reside in Nashville.  His resident in Lebanon was so pleasant that he left it with regrets.  When about to move to Nashville he delivered a public address to the citizens of Lebanon in which he expressed regrets that it became necessary for him to leave them.  In his address he said: “The time has come when I must bid you farewell.  Although duty calls me away, yet I must confess it is with feelings of sincere regret that I leave you.  I shall ever remember with emotions of gratitude the kindness which I have received at your hands.  I came among you poor and a stranger and you extended the hand of welcome, and received me kindly.  I was naked and ye clothed me–I was hungry and you fed me–I was athirst and ye gave me drink.”

“Mr. Houston’s address” said I. V. Drake, in a letter to his biographer, Dr. William Carey Crane, “was delivered in so pathetic a style that its effect was to cause many to shed tears.”

In 1820 Mr. Houston was appointed Adjutant-General of the State, with the rank of Colonel.  In 1821 he was elected Major-General by the field officers of the division that composed two-thirds of the State.

http://www.texashistorypage.com/Sam_Houston.html

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town~~My Wonderful Memories of Jacinto City, Texas


old-fashioned-santa-claus

I grew up and was raised in the little suburb of Houston, Jacinto City, Harris County, Texas in the sixties. Times were much slower, safer, and more sentimental back then. Families were closer. My Mother and Father, Leroy & Jean (Linderman) Frederick had six children, Joseph, Phyllis, Sally, Karl, Patricia, and Sarah Frederick, in a little frame house with two bedrooms and one bath. Many arguments took place over who was next in the bathroom. Thank God, Daddy knew how to do anything. He added a huge bedroom and bath onto the back of our house for him and mother. We four girls had to share a bedroom. My two brothers had their own room. I can still remember those rooms. Our room had a big picture window, and faced the street. The boys had a smaller room and faced the backyard.

It was a really small house, and we were a very close knit family. We were raised Methodist. We fought but we always forgave each other, because we were family and that is what we were taught that family did.  Thank God, that is what mother taught us, that you only have one family, and love was unconditional. No matter how angry we made  each other.

My mother and daddy always made holidays special. Daddy put up all the lights, and put up the tree, and mother and all of us children decorated the tree. It was always an old fashioned red and green Christmas. We were taught that Jesus was the reason for the season. We always had a nativity scene.

Jean & Lou Mancill, Manger Scene

We had Advent Calendars. We always attended the midnight service on Christmas Eve. We always watched “It’s a Wonderful Life” together. We had fudge, Cherry Wink cookies, food, food, food, and usually ham because we had turkey at Thanksgiving. It was a family affair, and everyone had their jobs, and everything had a place. Mother was an excellent homemaker. She taught all of us girls how to cook, sew, and clean. 

I wish that everyone could have the wonderful, old-fashioned Christmas’ that we had. I know without a doubt, that this world would be a much better if there were more God, Jesus, and Godly families.

Santa Claus on firetruck, Jacinto City, TX

We believed in Santa Claus, and were always so excited when Santa Claus came down our street on the firetruck before Christmas. We knew that he wasn’t the real Santa, mother told us that he was Santa’s helpers, because he was too busy delivering presents to visit everyone. We each got a stocking full of candy. We loved candy! 

Christmas Stockings

We each had our own stocking full of fruit, nuts, and candy, even mother and daddy. We had no fireplace, so we hung them on the wall. Mother had the Sears catalog for us to look at and dream about what all Santa was going to bring us. She had us circle the things that we wanted. Then she had us go back and pick only ten things that we wanted. We always got most of what was on our lists. My favorite smell is of a real tree, and my new baby dolls. I loved books even then. I loved the smell of new books. I always got at least one baby doll, books, and mother and daddy gave us clothes, or things we needed. As I got older, I had to have Barbie, Ken, Allen, Midge dolls, and all their clothes and house. I loved to read and write even as a little girl.

Even at 58, I still have my dolls, books, and teddy bears. 

Christmas Tree, Dec. 8, 2012

Mother nurtured my love for books and reading. She taught us the correct way to spell, by making us read the Dictionary and playing Scrabble. Her work was never done, and daddy worked all the time. If he was not at work, then he was working in our yard. We always had one of the most beautiful yards in our neighborhood. We lived at 1709 Cheston Drive, Jacinto City, Texas. We had loads of neighbors and we were all close with them. We played lots of games together like “kick ball”, football, baseball, and “hide and seek”. Someone was always having a birthday party. We had lots of parties. We celebrated life. Daddy was an excellent cook too, and made the best barbecue chicken ever. He made his own barbecue sauce. He loved Worcestershire sauce

We visited our maternal grandparents on Christmas Eve, Santa came on Christmas morning, and then we still had Christmas night to look forward to at my paternal grandmother‘s house. My paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Annie “Bessie” (Mazac) Frederick, was really poor and had very little materially, but she always had sweets and soda pop for us. She made the best Kolaches because she was Moravian. She always had something small for us to open. We were so excited to bring our Christmas presents to show off to grandma Bessie. She was a Widow and raised five children on her own. My paternal grandfather died before mother and daddy married, so I never got the chance to know him. She was a Custodian for the Crosby ISD for years. She loved her family and lived for them. She was Catholic and attended mass regularly. 

We were richly blessed to be born at that time in Texas and America. The best country in the world to live in, even with all the corruption in our politicians. We need to elect more Godly people to run our country. God bless America. God save America.

My Thanksgiving Tradition Memories


English: Flag of Houston. SVG image created by...
English: Flag of Houston. SVG image created by uploader based on a bitmap image on the Wikipedia and other images on the web. Español: La bandera del Ciudad de Houston (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Jacinto City Welcome sign
English: Jacinto City Welcome sign (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I love this picture of Norman Rockwell‘s Thanksgiving. It is one of my favorites. This pic represents how I feel about our Thanksgiving tradition. God has blessed me with a loving, forgiving close-knit Patriotic American family.

My Mother and Father had six wonderful children in twenty one years of marriage. We were raised at 1709 Cheston Drive, in Jacinto City, Texas from 1947-1968.

 

English: Former Jacinto City Preschool

RAYMOND JOSEPH CHRIST


 Raymond Joseph Christ
 
Birth: May 19, 1934
Sheldon
Harris County
Texas, USA
Death: Sep. 11, 2012
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA 

Grandparents: Emil Christ and Antonia “Tony” (Janisch) Christ.
Parents: Edward “Eddie” John Christ and Agnes Rainie (Frederick) Christ.
They were the parents of one daughter, Peggy Gene Christ, who died in infancy, in 1945, and one son, Raymond Joseph Christ.
First wife: Jo Ann (Jones) Bennett, married on 24 December 1958, in Houston, Harris County, Texas.
Raymond adopted her 3 yr. old daughter, Teri Nell Bennett. Raymond and Jo Ann had two girls together, Brenda Lee (Sternthal)and Jessica Renee Sanders).
They resided in Royalwood subdivision off Hwy. 90A, Houston, Texas 77049.
Raymond was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Raymond and Jo Ann divorced in 1976.
Second wife: Barbara Lynn Martin, on 23 September 1983, in Harris County, Texas.
No children from that marriage.
Raymond is survived by his second wife, Barbara Lynn.
His three daughters, Teri Nell (Nelson), Brenda Lee (Sternthal), and Jessica Renee (Sanders).CLAYTON FUNERAL HOME OBIT:Raymond Joseph Christ, 78, passed away on September 11, 2012. He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Agnes Christ; and sister, Peggy Gene Christ. Ray is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Barbara Christ; step sons, Robert Rowlett, Andy Rowlett and his wife, Becky; daughters, Teri Nell Christ (Nelson), Brenda Christ (Sternthal) and her husband, Rich, Renee Christ (Sanders), and her husband, Gene; grandchildren, Kenneth, Craig, Amy, Cortni, Britney, Jill, Dana, Baylor, and Nicole; great grandchildren, Gabby, Gavin, Garrett, Grace, Victoria, Hunter, Landon, and Carson; and a host of other family and friends.A visitation for Ray will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2012 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581. The funeral service will be held on Friday, September 14, 2012 at 11:00 am at Clayton Funeral Home with Pastor Keith Anderson officiating. Interment with military honors will be on Monday, September, 17, 2012 at 2:00 pm at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive – Houston, TX77038.http://www.claytonfuneralhomes.com/obits/More pics and info will be added as time allows.Parents:
Edward John Christ (1909 – 1982)
Agnes Rainie Frederick Christ (1914 – 2009)
Burial:
Houston National Cemetery
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
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Record added: Sep 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96894803

Conservative Women Rock!


AMEN! NO SOCIALISM OR COMMUNISM IN AMERICA! WE ARE THE DEFENDING MOTHERS OF AMERICA, AND WE WILL FIGHT RIGHT ALONG WITH OUR HUSBANDS AND OTHER PATRIOTS!!
Jean Marie “Jeanie” Linderman Frederick Mancill
 
Birth: Dec. 3, 1927
Dubuque
Dubuque County
Iowa, USA
Death: Mar. 9, 2012
Rosharon
Brazoria County
Texas, USA 

Jean Marie (Linderman)Frederick Mancill, daughter of Phyllis “Phyl” (Palen) Linderman and Harry William Linderman. Granddaughter of Frank Joseph Palen and Emma Elsie (Claussen) Palen, also of Edward Francis Linderman and Gudrun Ivarra (Lund)Linderman of Dubuque, Iowa.
Wife of LeRoy Eugene Frederick. Married 15 November 1947, Liberty, Texas. Divorced 1968. Six children together: Joseph Lee, Phyllis Jean, Sally Ann, Karl Thomas, Patricia Marie, and Sarah Kay Frederick.
Wife of Louis Clifford Mancill. Married 5 December 1968, Houston, Texas. He preceded her in death. No children of this union. One step son, Michieal Wayne Mancill.
Mother just passed today, March 9, 2012, in Rosharon, Texas. She left us peacefully to be with Jesus. I am so grateful to have been able to spend the last six years living together with Mother. We got to be even closer than ever. She was blessed with a good life, and a good family. The services were held Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at Strickland Funeral Homes, in Somerville, TX, and burial followed at the same Oaklawn Cemetery, the same one where Aunt Yvonne Linderman (Levesque), Uncle Kenneth Jackson, and Aunt Yvarra “Billie” Linderman (Jackson) are buried. Mother left us just like she wanted to. She was at home surrounded with family that loved her. She just drifted off, and the angels came to get her. My consolation was she was not in pain, and not alone, and I was able to be there with her for her last six years of her life.
Mother’s viewing was held on Monday, March 12, 2012 from 4-9pm. The funeral services were on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @11am @ Oaklawn Cemetery Pavilion, on Hwy. 36 in Somerville, TX. location at:, Strickland Funeral Home at 545 8th Street, SOMERVILLE, TEXAS 77879, (979)596-2133
Family links:
Parents:
Harry William Linderman (1903 – 1995)
Phyllis Eugenia Palen Linderman (1904 – 1963)Spouses:
Leroy Eugene Frederick (1926 – 2006)
Louis Clifford Mancill (1924 – 2002)*

 

Burial:
Oaklawn Cemetery
Somerville
Burleson County
Texas, USA
 
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Record added: Mar 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86532980
Jean Marie Jeanie <i>Linderman</i> Mancill
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Jean Marie Jeanie <i>Linderman</i> Mancill
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Jean Marie Jeanie <i>Linderman</i> Mancill
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Jean’s family was a very musical one. Her father played the violin and organ, and her mother sang and played the piano. Jean was very creative too.
– TEXAS TUDORS
Added: Jun. 11, 2012
To our wonderful Mother we miss you dearly.
– TEXAS TUDORS
Added: May. 13, 2012
Jean was a wonderful women. I will miss her. She made me laugh and smile. Sally is my best friend and I have spent time with her family at the beach. May the Lord bless all of you.
– Melanie Linder
Added: Mar. 10, 2012

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