April 10, 2016 - Though A. W. “Larry” Black left the Rusk County community of Concord many years ago, he is honoring his roots there. Now retired after a distinguished career in the U.S. Air Force and a resident of San Antonio, Mr. Black returns to Concord as often as he can to organize efforts to restore a long-lost cemetery where many early settlers, including some of his ancestors are buried. Almost two centuries old, the cemetery, like many rural graveyards, has been overgrown and neglected over the years. Mr. Black intends to change that. The difficulties have been considerable, including the fact that the cemetery now lies on private property with accesss only by permission.
Mr. Black will share his experiences and progress with this labor of love as well as current and historical photographs with the members and guests of the Timpson Area Genealogical and Heritage Society at their monthly meeting at 2PM on April 20.
TAGHS meets the third Wednesday of each month at 2:00 PM in the meeting room of the Timpson Public Library on the corner of Austin and Bremond Streets. The public is invited.