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Re: Reverend Sidney Slaton
Posted by: Billie Garmon (ID *****4232) Date: November 18, 2005 at 17:41:55
In Reply to: Reverend Sidney Slaton by Sidney Struss of 582

I have only recently been researching my Slaton family back beyond my Grandfather Thomas Guthrie Slaton (b. 6 July 1872) who died from complications of flu at age 47 in July 1919, leaving a wife and 9 children. I have saved a good bit of information on Sidney and members of the Louisiana Slaton family, as I felt there very probably was a connection.

Thomas Guthrie Slaton's father was John Slaton, and this I know only because a deceased family member had a copy of the obituary for my grandfather Thomas Guthrie Slaton. It is thought that his mother might have been a Franks, but noone knows for sure.

As a child I heard my father and his siblings discussing oil property in the Louisiana marshes belonging to their Slaton ancestors from a land grant. They always thought sooner or later the legal issues would be resolved and the heirs would get a settlement. It never happened. I knew all of my father's brothers and sisters, but beyond their generation I never met any of Thomas Guthrie Slaton's relatives. His father did live a distance from him (maybe another part of Texas or Oklahoma, and his mother died rather young, and John Slaton remarried and had additional children.

Thus, there is a big void of information. I'm a novice at genealogy research, but know I will have to try to get a death certificate for John Slaton, and hopefully find where he was from before Texas -- then find census records, which hopefully will tell me more.

If anyone recognizes any of this information that can be linked to other Slatons, would appreciate your posting the information.

Thanks,
Billie



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