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2 responses to “About

  1. Brandon Phillip Stapp Norman

    August 2, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Hello my name is Brandon Phillip Stapp Norman. I am Godcheaux Stapp Halfin’s Great Grandson and direct relation to Elijah Stapp. I have been told some of the family history by my grandmother but didnt really get enough information before she died. I just today stumbled upon this website after telling some of my co-workers about my family origin. I am from Victoria, TX and would love any information. I will start by reading posts on the website but would appreciate any replies. My email is brandonmaiden@gmail.com. Thanks and hope to hear something soon.

     
    • 6thgeneration

      August 2, 2011 at 1:05 pm

      Hi Brandon. Really great to hear from you! Thank you for introducing yourself. I am from the Shore family, descendants of Elijah & Nancy Stapp’s son Achilles Stapp. My sister is the genealogist in our branch of the family tree, and she does a great job juggling all the names and information in her head. She just uncovered our Stapp connection last year, just in time for the 175th celebration of the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence at Washington on the Brazos in late February of this year. Were you there by chance? The event was dedicated to the signers and their descendants and the organizers had set up a way for descendants to meet their signer relatives by designating individual trees for signer families to gather beneath. We were fortunate to meet three generations of descendants of William Preston Stapp, Elijah and Nancy’s oldest son, and a 92-year-old descendant of Darwin Massey Stapp, there with over a dozen members of her family. I was inspired from that event to set up this blog, but as you can see I have been neglecting it a bit lately. My hope is that Stapp descendants like you will post their family information (or provide links to ways to access it elsewhere) so we can all learn about the family and our history.

      I think your comment will spur me to get back to posting a little more frequently. I see you commented on “About”. I had not even realized that I had not filled in any information there yet. I think I’ll start there.

      My daughter and I were passing through your area last week on our way back home to Central Louisiana from Austin and enjoyed the treat of tracking down Elijah Stapp’s burial place in Edna right at sundown. Earlier that day we had visited with the 92-year-old Darwin Massey descendant and her son at their ranch in Pearsall, Texas.

      You can count on hearing more sometime soon. Please feel free to start a post or posts over time and tell us what you know about your branch of the tree.

       

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