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A Special THANK YOU to the "Colonel George Moffett Chapter, NSDAR of Beaumont Texas"! The following is only part of the info...please visit their page and read about this.  Just one example of HOW we lose our history!


A Brief History of the Temple to the Brave

"From the Beaumont Enterprise 20 October 1932:

In the Chapter files there is another document, “Final Report of the Temple to the Brave,” which mentions this dedication, signed by Mrs. P. G. Matthews and dated November 1976 when she was regent.  It reads:

“The Jirou Cemetery was located at Gladys and Oakland Streets.  In 1944 the DAR had marked his grave there with a granite stone.  In 1969 the Jirou Cemetery (where Beaumont’s first settler, Noah Tevis was buried and more than 50 other members of early families) was obliterated to make way for the building of the Plymouth United Church of Christ.  The stone on the site of the Chaison grave was thrown out into the street, but was retrieved by members of the DAR, who placed it near the entrance to the Temple."

            In 1988 the Temple To The Brave was reopened.  The rededication of the "Temple Museum" was held on March 6, 1988, the same date the Alamo fell in 1836. ..."

Below is a photo, borrowed from their website, of the Temple.

"Temple To The Brave" ~ Pipkin Park , Beaumont TX

I found this BELL information very interesting although this line is not of any relation to my line. There are a few nice photos included.

The following Weatherford information was sent by Kyle Farris who lives near Weatherford, Texas


Obituary data from 7th day adventist periodicals.

WEATHERFORD.-- Died near Wilmer, Dallas Co., Tex., May 14, 1889, of measles and typhoid fever, Burrell J, son of S. C. and Mary Weatherford, aged 20 years and 24 days. He had kept the Sabbath with his parents ever since they had been in the message, and in August, 1886, he joined the church and become fully identified with the remnant people, from which time he sought to live a humble life and honor God in all things, being confident of the soon coming of the Savior. During his illness he several times said that he had no fear to die, but fully committed himself into the hands of God, and could say the Lord's will be done in his case. He expressed a confident hope of a part in the first resurrection. We sorrow not as others who have no hope. SAMUEL C. WEATHERFORD
(Signs of the Time please copy.)


Weatherford.--Died near Wilmer, Dallas Co., Tex., April 21, 1889, of measles and consumption, my wife, Mary Weatherford, aged 38 years and 3 months. She lived a consistent member of the missionary Baptist Church for about fifteen years, until in 1881, when she began to receive the light of present truth by reading, which she accepted and sought to live out day by day. She was an affectionate wife and a loving mother, ever ready to minister by her gifts and offerings to the wants of the suffering and needy, as well as to the wants of the cause of her soon coming Savior'. We shall greatly miss her co-operation and counsel in our little church and Sabbath-school, as well as in our home. We feel that our loss is heavy, but would not recall her to this world of sin, but rather strive to heed her parting exhortation to live holy lives and win eternal life. She leaves a husband, son, and two daughters to mourn their loss, besides a large circle of friends and acquaintances. We have laid her away for a little season, until the soon-coming reunion of all of God's people. Words of comfort were spoken by Pro. O. Glass (S. D. A.), from Rev. 14:13.  SAMUEL C. WEATHERFORD   (Signs of the Times please copy.)

Mary Margaret Weatherford. The picture was taken in Fort Worth @ Swartz studio. Swartz was the studio where Butch Cassidy and his gang had their infamous photo taken. (The photo was later used on the wanted poster that led to their capture.) She is the Daughter of Samuel Caldwell Weatherford and Mary ___ Weatherford, distant cousins.

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