Person:Washington Stem (3)

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Washington Taylor Stem
m. 15 April 1849
  1. Sarah Elizabeth Stem
  2. Washington Taylor Stem1850 - 1916
  3. Richard Burton Stem1852 -
  4. Laura Caroline Stem1856 -
  5. Robert Wesley Stem1860 -
  6. Isaac Phillip Stem, Jr.1862 - 1923
  7. James Wilson Stem1866 - 1956
  8. Talitha E. Stem1868 - 1891
m. 18 Dec 1873
  1. William Washington Stem1875 -
  2. Thomas Jefferson Stem1876 - 1948
  3. Richard Lee Stem1878 - 1967
m. 14 Feb 1884
  1. Lawrence Cleveland Stem
  2. Rupert Allen Stem1884 - 1967
  3. Maud Milton Stem1889 - 1974
  4. John Edward Stem1890 - 1969
  5. Jesse Aron Stem1893 - 1977
Facts and Events
Name Washington Taylor Stem
Gender Male
Birth? 8 May 1850 Henry, Tennessee, United States
Marriage 18 Dec 1873 Grimes, Texas, United Statesto Eliza Jane Henderson
Marriage 14 Feb 1884 to Catherine Johnson
Death? 5 Aug 1916 Texas, United States
Burial? Robertson, Texas, United StatesWesley Chapel Cemetery

Sent to me 13 July 2007 by Joyce Maniord:

I have a letter addressed to my grandfather, but written to Wash Stem, his father, by Tuck Henderson and dated January 6, 1925, Shiro, Texas. It appears that Lizzie Henderson actually sent it since her return address at Rte. 1, Shiro and her name is on the back. I was going to scan it tonight and try to send it, but I had problems with my printer. It reads as follows:

My dear Brother I'm writing you in regard to the "old Henderson place." You being one of the heirs I wanted to get your consent about the matter. As you know the place was willed to Peggie her life time, but as she has died, I think it best to have the heirs sign the deed and try and sell the place. I'm sure you have heard about Sallie's condition. She is almost as helpless as an infant. Being in such a position, she wants the place sold and the money divided among the heirs so that she may get the benefit of her part during her life time. So please answer at once and let me know if you are willing to sign the deeds. I am

Your Bro. Tuck Henderson


I do not know if my grandfather replied. However, I recall discussions about the land that Papa and Uncle Lee had coming to them in Shiro. I also remember my family going to Shiro to check on it. A few years ago--about 20 now, I looked into it and there was a civil suit over the land with about 50 or so heirs involved. I was very busy at the time, and I did not pursue it.