In the early 1960s, my grandmother, Lucy Lemons Spencer, told me that seven of Grandpa Spencer's brothers and sisters died when they were babies and were buried in the middle of a pasture somewhere in Jack County, Texas.
Some 27 years later, my wife and I were searching cemeteries in the area where my grandfather, Lewis Edward Spencer, was born. On impulse we decided to return to Perrin, a tiny Texas town in Jack County, and get some refreshments before going to another cemetery.While in the store we asked the owner if he . . .