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Bessie Coleman (1892-1926) Marker image, Touch for more information
By Jeff Martin, September 15, 2007
Bessie Coleman (1892-1926) Marker
Texas (Cass County), Atlanta — 12597 — Bessie Coleman ó (1892-1926)
The tenth of 13 children born to tenant farmers Susan and George Coleman, famed aviatrix Bessie Coleman was a native of Atlanta, Texas. The family moved to Waxahachie when Bessie was two years old. She followed her brothers to Chicago in 1915 and . . . — Map (db m13782) HM
Texas (Cass County), Marietta — 9820 — John Robin Heard Cemetery
Land for this one-acre family cemetery (3.5 Mi. S) was donated by John Robin Heard (1794-1866) who came to Texas in 1853 and founded the nearby town of Cussetta. First burial occurred in 1861 after the death of Cornelius Floyd (b.1859), Heardís . . . — Map (db m128253) HM

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