On Saturday, Rebecca Howerton and I visited with Stephen Lackey. Stephen is attempting to find descendants of Texas Rangers, who are buried in Blanco Cemetery, Miller Creek Cemetery, and Rocky Creek Cemetery. If you have a relative who served in the capacity of a Texas Ranger, Stephen wants to know about your relative. He is attempting to mark the graves of former Texas Rangers; it does not matter where they are buried.
Blanco Cemetery: Issac Thomas Conn, Joseph W. Moore, Robert Silliman, William Neil Trainer, William A. Hudson, William Calohan, H.C. Lindeman, and William Wesley Weir. There were four other men on the list, but these gentlemen have already received their Ranger Cross; they are John Carson, Joseph Carson, Thomas Carson, and Robert Carson. Their descendant is Dorothy Dillon.
Miller Creek Cemetery: Benjamin F. Felps, Britton Felps, Thomas O. Felps, and W. D. Felps.
Rocky Creek Cemetery: Walter S. Smith and James Gipson.
Stephen is very active in the Texas Ranger Association. He talked continuously about the many rangers that he knows. He really wants Blanco and Blanco County to have a celebration honoring the rangers who protected the frontier. You can join the Texas Ranger Association for $25.00. For more information, contact Linda Howard or pick up an application at the Blanco Library.
Now, if some of you were wondering because of the name Lackey, you would be correct. Stephen is a descendent and has given his family genealogy to the Blanco Library. It will take the library a week or better before this family genealogy is ready for public viewing. We appreciate Stephen giving this gift to the library.