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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-12-30 06:03
Subject: [photos] A tiny bit of family history
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Some of my Falwell ancestors on my Grandmother Lake's side were early settlers in Panola County, Texas. My distant cousin Mary Falwell Henderson visited the old family homestead years ago and took photos. Dad recently sent me some of the photos, along with a scan of a will from 1865 which is very difficult for me to read due to the copperplate hand. Most of the photos aren't likely of general interest, but I was rather struck by this one:

Well at old Fallwell homestead
© Mary Falwell Henderson, all rights reserved, reproduced with permission.

Life in the old days was a lot, lot harder.

(Yes, I am apparently related to Jerry Falwell, who was neither moral nor in a majority, but you can't help who your family is.)

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User: klwilliams
Date: 2012-12-31 01:20 (UTC)
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What is that?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-12-31 13:39 (UTC)
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Maybe a well head? I'm not sure what else you'd box in like that other than a pit well. Though I'm pretty sure east Texas wells in the mid 1800s were pump wells, so the theory is iffy.
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