This book is about the family of Louis Tiner and Celia Petty who lived in Bastrop County, Texas. Included are family trees, pictures, stories and other historical documents that tell where they came from, who they were and what they left behind.
Between my mother Elois Janell Hemphill and my father Howard Leslie New, I feel I'm related to just about everyone in Bastrop County, Texas. I didn't grow up here as my father had the calling to serve his country by joining the Navy, but I considered it home. After my husband retired from the Army we came "home".
I began researching my family history over 10 years ago. About that same time, I found the usgenweb county pages and saw that Bastrop County didn't have much information for researchers. I became the coordinator for this website and began visiting the courthouse, gathering, copying and uploading information to aid other researchers who had family in this county.
Married with 3 grown children, one new granddaughter and another expected soon, this branch of the tree keeps growing and making it's own piece of history.