In the early 1930s, Boss Bayless(my Grandfather)became the manager of the Malone Gin Co. in Malone, Hill Co., TX. When Boss took over the running of the gin he
found several old ledgers which he gave to family members. Grandma
Ann Elizabeth (Bennett) Hudson and her granddaughter Mildred Bayless
(my Mother) used these ledgers as scrapbooks. These scrapbooks along
with family photos and other memorabilia inspired me to create this
WEB site. Information from these sources is provided on the Limestone
Co. pages in an effort to assist those with roots in that area. This
site also contains many pages devoted to the Genealogy of my family.
It is my sincere hope that you will find something helpful and/or of
interest on these pages.
In greatful appreciation, I thank My Aunt
Christene Bayless of Houston, TX, who gave me Grandma's album. I
thank my Mother Mildred Bayless Ribling who is gone from this world
but never from my heart. I thank my Father Lester Ribling who has
been a great help to me and has supported me in this project. I thank
the many WEB Masters who have assisted me over the years and have
generously allowed me to make use of their creations. Thanks to the
members of the BELL family and to all descendants of William Clinton
BAYLESS who contributed their family data and photos. I thank all the
many descendants of the BAYLESS, BENNETT, HANCOCK, MONEY, TUNNELL,
WISE and other allied families for their generous contributions.