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Chapter 1 The Setting of Dwight Albert Sharpe

Chapter 2   The Beginnings – Ballinger, Texas

Chapter 3   The First Big City Step – Houston, Texas

Chapter 4   Back Out to West Texas – Sweetwater, Texas

Chapter 5   Big D & the High School Years – Dallas, Texas

Chapter 6   College Days at Austin College, Sherman, Texas

Chapter 7   College Days Employment

Chapter 8   College Days at the University of Texas, Austin, Texas

Chapter 9   First Post-College Occupation – New Orleans, Louisiana

Chapter 10 Meeting & Claiming the Woman of my Life:

Suzanne Margaret Boggess

Chapter 11 Building Your Family with Spiritual Principles

Chapter 12 A Calling to Saint Louis, Missouri



Chapter 13 Coming Home to Texas (Dallas)

Chapter 14 Graduating to Wise County, Texas as a Senior Citizen

Chapter 15 My Spiritual Journeys

Chapter 16 My Political Journeys

Chapter 17 My Genealogical Journeys Chapter 18 My Journalistic Endeavors

Chapter 18 My Journalistic Endeavors

Chapter 19 Nicholas Philip Trist – U S Diplomat of Interesting Distinction

Chapter 20 Sharpe Family Genealogy from German Palatines

Chapter 21 Bradford Family Genealogy

Chapter 22 Carpenter Family Line Genealogy

Chapter 23 Dixon Family Line (First of our Family in Texas)

Chapter 24 Kellogg Family Line

Chapter 25 Chapman Family Line

Chapter 26 Abney Family Line (our longest direct line – 47 Generations)

Chapter 27 The Rockefeller Family Line

Chapter 28 McElroy Family Line

Chapter 29 Heard Family Line

Chapter 30 Westmoreland Family Line

Chapter 31 Boggess Family Line

Chapter 32 Jumper Family Line

Chapter 33 My Father - The Rev. Mr. Dwight Alfred Sharpe

Chapter 34 - My Father-in-Law - Mr. Thomas Shelton Boggess, Jr.

Chapter 35 My Sister, Elizabeth Anne Sharpe Jumper

Chapter 36 My Sister, Martha de Noailles Sharpe Ehlers

Chapter 37 My Wealthy New York Relative, Willis Sharpe Kilmer

Chapter 38 Our Family’s Two Nobel Peace Prize Winners

Chapter 39 Alfred Lansing Sharpe, First Republican in Texas Legislature

Chapater 40 Four Famous Documents of Governance Among our Relatives

Chapter 41 History of Four Fair Grounds in Noxubee County Mississippi

Chapter 42 Four Knights on A Charge – A 1929 Trip Out West

Chapter 43  The Saga of Irby Holt Boggess

Chapter 44  Tales of Dr. John Thomas Taylor, a Boggess Family Dentist

Chapter 45  Noah Webster, Lexicographer, Dictionary of 1828

Chapter 46  George Washington, the Father of our Country

Chapter 47  Isaac Watts, the Father of English Hymnody

Chapter 48  First Thanksgiving Celebration in Texas – 1598

Chapter 49  The Plymouth Colony Thanksgiving Proclamation

Chapter 50  My Story Telling Series

Chapter 51  Our Family’s Connections to 17 of the 45 U.S. Presidents

Chapter 52  Our Family’s Connections to 63 British Monarchs

Chapter 53  Organizations of Which I Am a Member

Chapter 54 The Churches in My Life

Chapter 55  Smith Wigglesworth

Chapter 56  George Eastman

Chapter 57  Godwulf – My earliest lateral ancestor

Chapter 58  The Legendary J. P. Morgan

Chapter 59  My Mother, Martha Dixon Chapman Sharpe

Chapter 60  My Mother-in-Law, Alice Loraine McElroy Boggess

Chapter 61  Our Family and the Chase National Bank

Chapter 62  Alfred the Great in our Family

Chapter 63  William the Conqueror in our Family

Chapter 64  Earliest Known Christian in our Family – King Ceawlin

Chapter 65  King James of the Bible

Chapter 66  Today’s English Queen Elizabeth II

Chapter 67  Movie Personality Clint Eastwood

Chapter 68  Legendary Teddy Roosevelt, Soldier, President, Hunter

Chapter 69  Teaching Our Children How Our Nation is Governed

Chapter 70  Frith Lake Social Club

Chapter 70 Frith Lake Social Club

Chapter 71  Preparing for Graduation to Heaven

Chapter 72  Publications & Magazines to Which I Subscribe

Chapter 73  Directory of Relatives

Chapter 74  Conclusion