|About Ancestors of Boss Bayless
Julius Alexander "Boss" Bayless was my Mother's Father. This site is dedicated to his
memory and our ancestors. Boss lived most of his life in Texas but he was born in
Walker Co., GA. He had a deep interest in his family and in his ancestry. He made at
least two trips to Georgia in his later years to see all the places his family
remembered. I lived with him and my Grandmother Alma for a short time when I was very
young. We first lived in Houston and then on the farm in Mexia, Limestone Co., TX.
The Bayless home was located across the road from the Old Confederate Reunion Grounds
where I played every day. Granddaddy's hobby was woodworking and he made many
beautiful pieces of furniture and toys, etc. He even made a wooden lifesize image of
me which he painted to look just like me - my twin!
On this site, you will find the ancestors of Boss but not his descendants or those of
Many BAYLESS descendants of Boss and his kin still live in Texas today. You will also
find here some of my RIBLING ancestors, my Grandmother Alma's HUDSON and BENNETT
ancestors as well as some TUNNELL ancestors and many others.
CAUTION! Please be aware that not all data here has been proved. Look for citations
and verify any information that you would like to use. This is my "working" database.
It includes information that I have found and hope to prove as well as information I
have proved. Please be careful.
LIVING Persons: Unfortunately, Security measures cause any person without a Death Date
to be considered LIVING. I have chosen not to make up death dates so these persons who
obviously died many years ago will be shown on these pages. I want to protect those
who truly are still alive. If you see an ancestor whose name and information is
hidden, please contact me if you want more information.
Please contact me if you find that we share ancestors, I would be glad to discuss them
There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.
In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.