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    The history of jsharr, sorta

    Here is a story about my great great great great great grandfather.

    http://www.dallaspioneer.org/stories...cal.php?ID=277

    Just found out that the city of Dallas has a park named after my relative. Cannot wait to take my parents there. Will be cool to hopefully stand on land, or better yet, in the cabin with three generations of my family and ties that go back another five generations. Might be funny to show them my drivers license and ask to see the bill of sale from the 1800's!
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    Wait a minute here historical claim-jumper.
    That land belonged to Mexico in 1845.
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    Now THAT was some cool reading! Thanks for that.
    I love pho long time.

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    That's awesome! Post some of your photos when you get a chance. Btw, this would be a great location to hide a geocache. Just sayin'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spry View Post
    Wait a minute here historical claim-jumper.
    That land belonged to Mexico in 1845.
    That land belonged to the Republic of Texas in 1841 and the Sharrock family had 640 acres of the Peters Colony land grant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_e View Post
    Now THAT was some cool reading! Thanks for that.
    Thanks Earnest! BTW, you work of the city correct? Can you see if Sharrock Park on the old Niblo land ever came to be?
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    Lemme check.
    I love pho long time.

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    I had to get a Whataburger and by the by, drove down Grady Niblo. No park or even a dirt road access to where the park is supposed to be. I'm thinking the structures are on the area next to the new looking neighborhood on Old Settler's Way. It's city property so I'll be able to drive in and around tomorrow. I'll ask around tomorrow too.
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    I tried to claim jump my great^13 grandfather's home in Boston. They said, no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Here is a story about my great great great great great grandfather.

    http://www.dallaspioneer.org/stories...cal.php?ID=277

    Just found out that the city of Dallas has a park named after my relative. Cannot wait to take my parents there. Will be cool to hopefully stand on land, or better yet, in the cabin with three generations of my family and ties that go back another five generations. Might be funny to show them my drivers license and ask to see the bill of sale from the 1800's!
    That's a great story. Some day the kids will love telling their kids.

    You MUST show them your licence, and demand to see the real estate deed !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    That land belonged to the Republic of Texas in 1841 and the Sharrock family had 640 acres of the Peters Colony land grant.
    And what do you have now? A cube overlooking the tollway and a house in Plano.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Here is a story about my great great great great great grandfather.

    http://www.dallaspioneer.org/stories...cal.php?ID=277
    It's almost creepy with the parallels to my family at that time. Becoming Methodists, we went to Indiana instead of Ohio but then moved to Texas, Houston/San Antonio instead of Dallas, in the 1840s wandered to California and also to Oregon. No big tracts of land in Texas, but we did used to own Oregon State University. lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    And what do you have now? A cube overlooking the tollway and a house in Plano.
    The house is in the Collin County portion of Richardson to be exact, although we are in the Plano School District.
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    http://www.tuckergahistorical.org/history.htm

    MV's great, great, great, great, great, great (yes, 6) grandfather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    The house is in the Collin County portion of Richardson to be exact, although we are in the Plano School District.
    I also forgot to mention the Ford Freestyle.
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    Cool. Did the family continue the tradition of exhibiting the newborns in incubators in public?

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    Quote Originally Posted by no motor? View Post
    Cool. Did the family continue the tradition of exhibiting the newborns in incubators in public?
    Yes. We try to stay in them until age 21.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Yes. We try to stay in them until age 21.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    http://www.tuckergahistorical.org/history.htm

    MV's great, great, great, great, great, great (yes, 6) grandfather.
    Greenville Henderson.
    I couldn't go back that far unless I learned to speak Polish. Mrs. Doohickie, however, goes back to the Mayflower, on both sides of her family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
    I couldn't go back that far unless I learned to speak Polish. Mrs. Doohickie, however, goes back to the Mayflower, on both sides of her family.
    http://www.austinchronicle.com/issue...rts.books.html
    Some more family background of MV....this one, we don't talk too much about.
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    What an awesome story.

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    My wife's family has one or two of those.

    In my family, my great grandmother's brother is probably the most interesting character: Polish emigre, raised in Pittsburgh, Catholic seminary and ordination in France, received a commission in Haller's Army and led troops in battle in WWI, was decorated, taught at a Catholic boys' school in Philly, pastored a Catholic Church in Toronto, kicked out of a Catholic Church in Toronto for denying Communion to those who couldn't tithe during the Depression, lived his remaining days out as pastor of a small church in St. Catherines, Ontario. My wife is kicking around the idea of a historical novel based loosely on his wife.
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    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    When the name was Sharrock, all those "r's" made sense. Now it seems like there are just too many "r's". Even his first name had a lot of "r's" in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katiek View Post
    When the name was Sharrock, all those "r's" made sense. Now it seems like there are just too many "r's". Even his first name had a lot of "r's" in it.
    who let this one in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    http://www.austinchronicle.com/issue...rts.books.html
    Some more family background of MV....this one, we don't talk too much about.
    so you have a bit of texican cretin in you too?!
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