Fox Family

Grapeland Texas 75844

Fox Family The ancient family of Fox in England with branches in America and other countries is of Norman-French origin. Its name is derived from the French word “Reynard” which translated into old Anglo-Saxon before 1272 (and now modern English) means “fox”. At an early date one branch of the Fox family settled in Buckinghamshire at Great Missenden. Henry Fox of […]

Finch, Sim

Grapeland Texas 75844

Sim Finch In the mid 1830’s, Sim Finch’s grandfather, Richard B. Finch of Virginia and his wife, Afra Jane of Germany, came to Alabama, now known as the Alabama Crossing, west of Crockett on the Trinity River and homesteaded 1280 acres of land. To this marriage were born four children. Three daughters and one son. They were May, Rosanna, Nancy E., […]

Fillippa Family

Grapeland Texas 75844

Fillippa Family The Dominic J. “Nick” Fillippa family moved to Grapeland in the summer of 1976. Nick Fillippa, the oldest son of an Italian immigrant family, and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Gunn, and their four children, Dominic Jr., Paul, Patricia and Stephen, decided upon living in Grapeland after owning an 82 acre farm west of […]

Edge Family

Grapeland Texas 75844

Edge Family According to family tradition, Lawson Calvin Edge first came to Houston County about 1870. Having been born in 1853 in Monroe County, Georgia, he returned there and on Dec. 22, 1874, married Susie E. Colvert and brought her back to Grapeland, Texas with him. To this union 5 children were born, but only three grew to maturity. They were Thomas Edward […]

Duitch Family

Grapeland Texas 75844

Duitch Family Samuel Warren Duitch was born in or near Williamsport, Pennsylvania, on August 28, 1869. He came to Texas when he was about 10 years old, with his father Henry Duitch and two half brothers to find work building railroads. Henry’s wife, a strong-willed woman, refused to come with them to Texas. After Henry died, Sam lived with and […]

Dominy, Bros & Sisters

Grapeland Texas 75844

Dominy Brothers & Sisters R.J. Dominy (1885-1919) was born at Pennington, Texas. He married Miss Clara Mortimer and both were teaching in Jones School House when he died. They had one son, Frank, who died in 1928. John Everett Dominy (1887-1962) came to the Grapeland area to teach at Livelyville. He was married to Miss Minnie Ola […]