My name is frederica mathis
and I started this site. This site was created using MyHeritage.com. This is a great system that allows anyone like you and me to create a private site for their family, build their family tree and share family photos. If you have any comments or feedback about this site, please click here to contact me. Our family tree is posted online on this site! There are 250 names in our family site. The site was last updated on May 2 2012, and it currently has 1 registered member(s). If you wish to become a member too, please click here. Birth & Death dates for children of William H. & Susan Rebecca Mathis are taken from Family Bible in possession of cousin John Perry in Georgia.I see there are ALOT of Cantrell researchers looking for answers too. My Gr.Gr. Grandpa Wilson Cantrell married Elizabeth Hudson Cantrell on April 18, 1844 in Forsyth Co. Ga. Elizabeth looks to be Full Blood Cherokee from the photo we have of her and Gr. Grandma Samantha Eunice Cantrell Mathis. Our Mathis line is connected to the Fincher line 4 times, 3 of our girls married brothers, and their sister married 1 of our boys...Amazingly it is True! On my Sherrod/Sheretz line I am listing obits that I have as proof they belong to me. Most are actual newspaper obits from Grandpa James L. Sherrod bible. Enjoy!
This may sound silly to some, but...On my trip to Rome,Ga. I met the Gr, Granddaughter of T.J. , spent several hours at her house, which was built by T.J. Ethel has objects that belonged to T.J. & Ora, one set of ceramic pitchers ( Milk & Water ) which are Beautiful. They are white with pinkish red roses on them. I asked if I could touch them, and Ethel said yes. Ya never saw such tears...it was as if I had touched T.J. himself! Those pitchers were a Wedding present to T.J. and Ora, and just knowing they had held them, used them, and loved them made my heart ache! Theres also a Library/Sofa Table that belonged to them that I couldn't quit touching!!!!! My Grandpa walked on the same floors in that house, and so did my Gr, Grandpa and Grandma Mathis. I just think its so Cool.
Daddy...There are so many things I never knew about you. About your life, your loves, and what was near and dear to your heart. You've been gone for over 50 years and it still seems like just yeseterday. I remember watshing you shave, me sitting on the toilet lid and your reflection in the mirror, the smell of Old Spice in the air. I remember you being in the Washington Hospital Center, riding the bus and streetcar to go see you. You were my Best Friend all the way to the end. I know you wanted to protect me, to not have me see the worst, but Daddy, I remember! I love you Daddy.
Now this is stretching it some, but Uncle Hal... I vaguely remember he and Laura Mae, and Hal Jr., and Ann coming to D.C. to see us. It had to have been around 1957- 58.Avery long time ago. I have pictures, but...
Aunt Zola...I never really knew her. She never really talked to me much. I do remember she made, Rhubarb Pie alot, God I hate Rhubarb! One summer ( I think it was the last one I was there) I came down with some dreaded disease' and ya would have thought it was Malaria! Isolated from everybody, and couldn't convince my Mother that I was OK! I do remember fresh Mint growing in the backyard, and some neighbor kids from down the stree, we used to go to the Pool, and Dear Old Cousin David tried to Drown me in that pool in Tonkawa!Uncle Bill was a Silent Man, I don't think I ever heard him say 2 words!
Out of all my Mothers family, Uncle Glenn was my Favorite. He always told me the Truth, he never Lied to me, he never made up stories or just told me something to Shut me up. He was the Sweetest, kindest Man, and when he was on his path to Heaven he Knew!
Aunt Lucille was mean...Now before anybody goes saying anything, just read. I was 10 years old when my Daddy died, and Aunt Lou came for the Funeral. She was mean the whole time she there, she Gave Orders and Expected them to be Carried Out to the T. She never once said to me, a CHILD of 10, " I
m Sorry your Daddy is Gone, i'm Sorry YOU were the one that Found him DEAD" So mucvh for comforting a Child!!!!!
Oh yeah, and Diane was Cool Too! She was such a Sweet Little Girl. I'm really sorry she had such a bad ending to her life. Its been said that Cancer doesn't Discriminate, I guess its true, cause if God had any Heart he wouldn't give it to Good People. Love ya David.
Kathy, if you read this, I gotta tell you " I'm Sorry ". The last time we were together we just didn't see eye to eye on anything. I don't expect you to understand, just know that I'm sorry for any Hard Feelings.