I believe that I should explain my research. I have been researching the Piersons and
Barnetts for 23 years. My Grandfather's name is John A Pierson and Grandmother's maiden name is Estella Elizabeth (Barnett). You can Google Jonn A Pierson and see pictures. Grandpa John has been a one-legged man as long as I have known him but I never knew how he lost his left leg. About ten years ago I discovered newspaper articles about the 1910 Slocum Massacre and started putting facts together. The articles written in 1910 mentioned Lusk Hollie, my first contact with that name. I knew that my relatives lived in the area but my relative's named were not mentioned until a published 1998 article in the Rusk County Informer. It was an interview with my cousin, Mrs Elvie Ewell and all the names mentioned in the article were my ancestors.
My contact in texas has recently sent me articles and pictures of the Hollie family which I will share with you if you wish.