Texas Family History

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The history of my family started in Texas as far as I can see. Texas had about 5,000 slaves at the time of its revolution in 1836, but by 1845, when the State was annexed to the United States, this grew to more than 30,000, state hood and slavery (1845-1856): Texas applied for statehood just 16 years before the Civil War and was admitted to the union in 1845 as a slave state. Slavery formally ended in Texas after June 19, 1865 (Juneteenth), when Gen. Granger arrived at Galveston with occupying federal forces and announced emancipation. Emilee, Texas was the home of my grandparents, Rosetta and William Rigsby that where they live as childhood sweetheart and were married; they had 13 children, which one died at birth Bessie Risgby who were my …show more content…
My father was a hard worker who worked in a pole mill to take care of his eight kids. My father later got another job where he worked for 20 years as a plant supervisor until he retired. My father was born on April 1 1929 and died on June 2008. My paternal grandmother’s name was Cornelius and Andrew was my paternal grandfather’s name. My branch on the White Family tree started on December 29, 1953 on the day of my birth to my loving parents Daniel and Bessie White of Warren Texas. Daniel and Bessie raised eight children in a three-bedroom home were we all lived happy and healthy. My sisters and brothers attended Red Oak Elementary; in 1964 after Red Oak, we attended an integrated school. As for myself, I attended an all white middle school. In the beginning, my time there was very difficult. It was difficult because as a young child it is not easy going to a school where you are not wanted and dealing with daily racist remarks. Since black teachers or black cooks were not permitted to work in the school, I was the only black individual at the …show more content…
Although, I have worked all my life, built a loving family, I wanted to complete my life achievements’ by earning my degree. ing man who work in a pole mill to take care of his 8 kids, my dad later gotten another job where he work for 20 years as a plant supervisor were he retired my father were born April 1 1929 died June 2008, my paternal grandmother’s name was Cornelius and Andrew was my grandfathers name. My branch on the White Family tree started on December 29, 1953 to the parents of Daniel And Bessie White of Warren Texas there were eight children we had a three bedroom home were we all live and were happy all my sisters and brothers attend the same elementary school call Red Oak Elementary, and from there we were integrated in 1964 were I attended an all white middle school time were very difficult at the beginning, getting to go to school were you were not wanted dealing with racist remarks on a daily basis, not having any blacks teachers no blacks cooks allowed in the school had to deal with racism while playing sports weather at home or away but through it all I made it through got married to my wife of 43 years have three kids Martina, Wayne Jr. and Jason, we have 3 grand kids Joshua, Ochea and Cadence, I joined the United State Army in June 6,1976 served for three years, joined the Houston Fire Department were I work for twenty years and now I work as a professional at Westfield High Spring ISD, while attending Lone Star College to try and finish a

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