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Latest update: Tuesday, July 5, 2011

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From: John Hamman

Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 8:37 PM

Hi Bob & KJ,

I still own land in DeWitt, Lavaca, and Victoria counties (inheritance and Boothe, Hamman, & Karl families) so I go “down

South” several times a year.  I recently read that the EDGAR property (Head right Land Grant) south of Gonzales is currently

owned by Joel Jackson Jr.   I have met Mr. Jackson on a few occasions at family funerals and I remember him working cattle a

time or two with my Grandfather.  Just yesterday, I found a copy of the Land Grant document.  My Grandmother had an

attorney in Cuero obtain a copy in 1971 (still have envelope it was mailed to her in).  If you will let me know where the house

may have been moved to I will get the photos.  Or I can contact Mr. Jackson and/or his family and see if they know where it




From: Cheryl Fitzsimmons

Sent: Friday, May 13, 2011 10:57 PM

To: 'Bob Webb'


So it turns out that I was in Joel's wedding many years ago when he was married to Pat.  I found some contact information on

him and will be asking for permission to go out there soon. Hopefully I remember to take the machete. Mom (Kathyrn

Guenther) is excited also. What a small world. I have no idea how the property ended up in his hands. Pat is the sister to

Bobby Guenther's wife Diane.



From: Bob Webb

Sent: Friday, May 13, 2011 5:50 PM

To: 'Cheryl Fitzsimmons'

Subject: Old Edgar Cemetery


His name is Joel Jackson, Jr. There is a satellite map posted on the website

that shows where he lives on the Edgar-Concrete road. The cemetery is also

marked on that map as is another entrance coming to the cemetery from the

north. I haven't been there in about two years, and I want to manage your

expectations it's hard to get to, and it is VERY overgrown. There are good

photos of many of the gravestones on the website. Beware of snakes, and be

aware that most of the gravestones are very old and fragile. We should

organize a clean up party when it gets cool, maybe in the fall. Let me know

if you find it. When I say the website, most everything I have mentioned in

this message is in the public website at:

Good luck! Bob