years that this website has been online. But, after consideration of the
technology now coming on, it may be time to quit. I plan to leave the
site here as long as it does not need to be maintained. You can still enjoy what's here now, but it is doubtful that I will add more.
Reunion News: For a report on the Mt. Vernon 2011 reunion, click here.
The Caudle Family Heritage Cookbook put
together by Donna and Dan Caudle of was a great success.
cookbook included 210 recipes, 72 pictures, and several interesting
stories and extras that were submitted in the names of 69 family
members representing several generations from the mid 1800’s up to the
present. The cookbook publication was sold out
with proceeds going to the Caudle Cemetery Fund. Click here for more
information about this project.
This site is provided
of the James Caudle family who moved to the Republic of Texas in 1841
and other families who have members buried in the Caudle Cemetery in
Erath County, Texas. These families include Atkins, Caudle, Clayton,
Denton, Follis, Harman, Houk, Junell, Langston, Lawson, Petty and
Warren known to have kin buried there. I hope descendants will help
support the Caudle Cemetery Project, as keeping the cemetery in good
shape will require at least an annual effort. The project started
officially in 1997 and completed its first official milestone Saturday,
October 20, 2001. At that time a group of more than 100 attended the dedication of the Texas Historical
Commission marker just inside the gate to the cemetery.
Click here for directions to the Cemetery. Don't
forget to check out What's new and what's not ----
Other News ...
Jeneanne Austin, 2nd great-granddaughter of
Robert and Tennessee Petty Caudle, has provided some photos handed down
from that family. The Dec 1894 picture of my grandaunt Fannie Caudle
Nichols below is one of those. More of those photos can be seen on Jeneanne's photo site.
Tanner Munoz says that many have shown
interest in the Texas
First Families certificate
. These are still being issued. Click on
the link above or below to obtain information. Mae and Jean have
offered their help to anyone wanting to file.
The photo below of my great-grandfather
Joseph Harrison Caudle was taken about 1901. His first wife Celia Jane
Petty is buried
in the old Caudle Cemetery. The photo was given to me by Joseph T.
Richardson, a researcher
of Mary Frances Dutton. She was J. H. Caudle's second wife. The
along with research of that
drawing below is of my great grandfather's brother Marcus Newton Caudle
wife Amanda Gillentine.
It was almost
lost to the world. On the back, the 12" x 18" drawing is
1867. The original is in bad
condition. This image is the result of my digital photo and restoration.