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Agricultural Development

Those in agricultural education are struggling to maintain a flow of young men into the farm scene so that the industry may continue to develop

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Baker, Jackson

Baker, Jackson Jackson Baker’s parents lived in middle Tennessee. They came to Arkansas and settled near Little Rock on White Rock River. They became dissatisfied and moved back to Tennessee. Meanwhile Jackson had

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Bates, Louis

Bates, Louis Louis D. Bates and Carolyn Cutler were married in Houston, Texas on November 24, 1959. Louis was son of long-time Houston County residents

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Bean, John E.

Bean, John E. John E. Bean’s ancestors came from Scotland and settled in South Carolina about 1775. In the year of 1852 they Moved to Magnolia Springs in Jasper County, Texas. John

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Beazley Family

Beazley Family The name Beazley may be locational in origin, and is believed to be associated with the English, meaning, ‘one who came from, or

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Beazley, Belle White

Beazley, Belle White I. John Banks White, born November 3, 1820, died October 3, 1893, moved to Texas from Mississippi around 1830-1849, married Harriet Celeta

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Beazley, Douglas

Beazley, Douglas Douglass (Doug) Beazley was the third son of James Harvey and Martha Virginia Hickey Beazley. The family lived in Bowling Greenin Caroline County, Virginia before coming to Texas. William

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Beazley, Gussie Roquemore

Beazley, Gussie Roquemore For centuries the Roquemores had lived in (old) Languedoc Province, where a Guillaume de Rochemore married Jeanne de Codol in 1280. There is a city

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Beazley, James Harvey

Beazley, James Harvey Fifth child of Charles and Thursa Hyde Beazley (born in Alabama February 15, 1846), James (Jim) Harvey Beazley was the grandson of William A.

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Boykin, Starley N.

Boykin, Starley N. Starley Napoleon Boykin came to Leon County, Texas from Alabama and Mississippi in the 1850s. He married Nancy Elizabeth (Muddle) Meador and lived on a farm

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Brewton, Roy

Brewton, Roy The alley behind Darsey’s store and on into the next block behind the Kennedy property was a favorite “highway” when practically every child in Grapeland

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Bridges, Peter

Bridges, Peter Peter Bridges (d.10-10-1864) was a Methodist minister, who rode circuit in the Georgia-Alabama border area. He married Eliza Jane Brown (b. 12-25-1828, d.01-27-1909)

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Brimberry Family

Brimberry Family The Brimberry Family of Houston County, Texas, is descended from Matthias Brimberry and Elizabeth (Betsy) Minton who married April 10, 1827 in Greene County, Georgia. In 1836,

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Brooks, Ben

Ben Brooks Benjamin Riley Brooks (1887-1978) was the son of J. J. and Rebecca Parker Brooks. He married Willie Logan in 1913 and built his

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Brooks, J.J.

J.J Brooks Jasper Jeremiah Brooks (1847-1932) married Falba Walters Smith. Jasper J. Brooks was the son of John J. Brooks and Nancy Ann Garrett who

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Brown, Algie Lee

Algie Lee Brown Algie Lee Brown was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, on September 1, 1872. He died in Grapeland, Texas, February 9, 1951. His parents were Frank Brown

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Brown, Daniel Frank

Daniel Frank Brown Howard and Carrie. Luther Howard Brown, born February 12, 1889, died March 26, 1929, married in October, 1917, to Amanda Belle Thetford,

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Brown, John

John Brown John Brown was born February 22, 1837, at what is known as Old Fort Brown. He died October 2, 1921. He was the

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Brown, Mose Henry

Mose Henry Brown Grandfather, Mose Henry Brown, was born and raised in Meriwether County near Woodberry, Georgia. He was married to my grandmother, Polly Ann Brazzell, who was from the same area

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Brown, Mose Henry Addendum

Mose Henery Addendum Brown Mose Henry and Polly Ann Brazzell Brown; John W. and Litha Collins, and William Bridges came to Grapeland area from the

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Brown, Reuben

Reuben Brown When Reuben and Sarah Brown settled on San Pedro Creek in 1834, did they dream their descendants would still have the land 150 years later? Did they

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Brown, William Moses

William Moses Brown Many direct descendants of this early Grapeland family still live in the Grapeland area. They include Keens, Guice’s and Huffs. William M.

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Bush-Thompson

Bush-Thompson William Cason Bush (b. 8 Mar. 1839); d. 1 Jan. 1899) lived in Colquitt, Miller County, Georgia, until after his marriage to Rebecca Thompson (b. 10

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Business Today

First Post Office Building      This old building has a very colorful history. It was, at one time, located behind the J. E. Hollingsworth General Store. When the

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Butcher, C.J. & Nance

Butcher, C.J. & Nance In the winter of 1965 Nance and C.J. Butcher journeyed through East Texas area on their way to Old Mexico. It was not

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Campbell, William H.

Wiliam H. Campbell William (Will) H. Campbell was born in Courtland, Alabama on January 2, 1824; died August 27, 1894. He married Isabella Wallace (born January 4, 1833;

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Caskey-Harmon Family

Caskey Harmon Family In April of 1912, Clara Irma Harmon (1895-1975) married John Wylie Caskey (1879-1950). They were both born and raised near Grapeland. Wylie’s

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Cheatham, John

John Cheatham John and Ada (Smith) Cheatham were born in New Baden, Texas (Robertson County). They were married in Easterly, Texas about three miles from New Baden. They had four

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City of Grapeland

The first ten ordinances listed below were passed during the first incorporation of Grapeland 1899-1907. The two mayors of this incorporation were Dr. H. S.

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Clewis, Lee Family

Lee Clewis Family William Stephen Johnston was born July 25, 1846 in County Louth, Ireland and arrived in Texas in January 1868. On December 16, 1869 he married Hannah Jane

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Clinton, Thomas A.

Thomas A. Clinton Balls Edens (1805-1872) came with his father (1783-1857) and mother (d. 1838), Mr. and Mrs. John Edens, to Houston County in the early 1830s. Balis first married

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Coleman Family

Coleman Family ichard Coleman (1865-1911) was the son of Courtney Coleman who came to Texas from the state of Georgia. He married Mary Jane Blake (1866-1945). Mary Jane

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Collins, John W.

John W. Collins John W. was born in Georgia, the son of Samantha and William T. (Bud) Collins. Litha was the daughter of Frances Elizabeth

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Cross Roads to Progress

The history of Grapeland begins not in 1872, but also in the communities of north Houston County that had sprung up near established trails of the animals and

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Dailey Family

Dailey Family In the middle 1850s, Thomas Rutherford Dailey, Henry H. Dailey, their sister Permelia, and her husband, J.C. Keen, moved fromAttala County, Mississippi, to Texas, and

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Dailey, Balis E.

Balis E. Dailey Balis Edens Dailey met Bulah Pool on a blind date while she was attending a Teachers’ Summer Normal in Grapeland in 1915.

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Darsey, George E. Jr.

George E. Darsey JR. George E. Darsey Jr. was born in Grapeland, Tx on February 11, 1894. He was the son of George E. Darsey Sr. and Lorena

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Darsey, George E. Sr.

George E. SR. Darsey George E. Darsey, Sr. came to Texas without capital and started his career in this state as a farm worker. He was born

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Darsey, Murdock E.

Murdock E. Darsey Murdoch Enloe Darsey and Luna Frank Hollingsworth were married on- June 24, 1915 in the home of the bride’s parents in Grapeland.

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Darsey, William Grey

William Grey Darsey William Gray Darsey, son of Edward Hill and Mattie Clower Darsey, was born August 15, 1878 at Sunnyside, Ga. In the late 1800’s, he was

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Davis, Edward & John A.

Edward & John A. Davis Bradford Davis, a pioneer, who met a tragic death at the hands of Indians came to Texas in 1839, from Jefferson County, Mississippiand settled

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Dennis, Oscar

Oskar Dennis Oscar Dennis and Frances Elizabeth Shoemaker came to Texas in their early teens. He came from Tennessee and she came from Arkansas. They

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Denson, Skidmore

Denson Skidmore The Thomas C. Denson family came to Texas in 1825 and was one of the first to settle in these parts. Thomas was born February

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Dickey, Calvin

Clavin Dickey Albert Franklin Dickey, son of James Monroe (Roe) Dickey and Samantha Cade11 (McKenzie) Dickey, married Addie Ethel, daughter of John Austin Rush and

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Dickey, William H.

William H. Dickey William H. Dickey (April 11, 1823 -February 22, 1910) and Rachel Telethia Lively Dickey (Dec. 1, 1828 -June 21, 1902) had seven

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Dominy, Bros & Sisters

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

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Duitch Family

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

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Early Day Business

Early Day Business The Totty Hotel: Totty Hotel The Totty Hotel was built in 1893. Mr. Will Totty’s family lived in the south wing of the

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Ed Darsey Family

Ed Darsey Family Edward Hill Darsey and his family, with the exception of his two oldest daughters, came by train from Sunnyside, Ga. in 1902 to Grapeland, Texas. The

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Edge Family

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

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Fillippa Family

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

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Finch, Sim

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

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Fox Family

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

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Garrett, J.F.

J.F. Garrett John Frank Garrett was the son of Robert Milligan and Emily Frances Matthews. His father moved his family to the Grapeland area when

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Garrett, Marvin Lewis

Marvin Lewis Garrett Marvin Lewis Garrett is the youngest son of John Frank and Cora Alice Shofner Alexander Garrett and the grandson of Robert Milligan

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Gayle, Charles

Charles Gayle The Charles Afton Gayle family moved to Grapeland from Dayton, Ohio in March of 1964 upon Colonel Gayle’s retirement from the United States Air Force after

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Goff Family

Goff Family This article is dedicated to all the descendants of Henry Clay and Finecia Nell (Necy) Reid Goff. Many of their descendants still live in the Grapeland, Percilla,

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Goff-Moore Family

Goff Moore Family  The following is a personal narrative of Mrs. Neal (Edythe Goff) Hand of Route 1, Box 83, Elm Mott, Texas, daughter of Clarence and Grace Moore

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Goff-Moore Lively Family

Goff Moore Livley Family Gracie Isabel (Grace) Moore Goff was the daughter of William Berry (Will) and Mary Rosalie (Mollie) Lively Moore. Grace was born

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Goodnight Family

Goodnight Family In 1752 two brothers, Hans Michael and George Gudknecht came to America seeking freedom from oppression in their nativeGermany. They Americanized their name to Goodnight

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Goolsby, Irah

Irah Goolsby According to the tombstone in the McCarty Cemetery, Irah Goolsby was born (in Texas) on February 14, 1842. The circumstances surrounding his childhood and early manhood

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Granberry, W.D.

W.D. Granberry William Duncan Granberry was born at Memphis, Tennessee in 1876. He was one of seven children born to Dr. George Washington Granberry and Eleanor Neville. Dr.

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Grapeland History Online

Grapeland Texas is better known as HOME…  Home of the Annual Peanut Festival, Home of the Annual Blue Grass Festival, and just the best home

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Green, John Calvin

John Calvin Green John Calvin Green, born in Forsyth, Georgia on March 10, 1847 fought in the Civil War as an infantryman and was a master carpenter and

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Guice, B.J.H.

B.J.H Guice he Guice’s came to America from Europe, either France or Germany. Benjamin Jeremiah Howard Guice (b. 10/23/1830, d.10/03/1914) left home at the age of fourteen and temporarily settled

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Haltom, Charlie L.

Charlie L. Haltom Charlie L. Haltom was born on April 5, 1879 along the Anderson-Houston County Line. He was the son of John D. and

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Ham, Marvin E. & Cora

Marvin E. & Cora Ham Marvin Eddie Ham was born in Arkansas in 1900 and moved to Texas with his family as a youngster. Cora Anna Bowles was born

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Hamp Huff Family

Hamp Huff Family Hamilton Wells (Hamp) Huff came to Grapeland, Texas, in December 1879, traveling by horseback from Georgia. In 1880, he was residing west of Grapeland on

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Haney Sisters

Haney Sisters Caroline White, one of three sisters, married Joe Evin Haney, Joe Evin’s father gave him a choice of slaves or money. Joe chose

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Herod, D.M.

D.M. Herod The Herods of this area came from North Carolina with settlement stops in Tennessee and Mississippi before entering Texas in 1849. Three Herod brothers made the journey to Texas that year and `camped’

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Herod, James David

James David Herod “Rock of ages cleft for me, Let me hide myself in Thee”…. They came from a place near Ft. Smith, Arkansas, singing all the

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Herod, Perry Lee

Perry Lee Herod Perry Lee (Ped) Herod and Leola Musick Herod lived in the New Prospect community of Houston County and were active in church, school and other

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Hill, Charles C.

Charles C. Hill Charles Cummings Hill, oldest son of James Albert Hill and Emma Catherine (Miltia) Dailey, was born in 1886. He married Myrtle Gossett

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Hill, James A.

James A. Hill Elisha Hill was born in Newberry County, South Carolina and at the age of 24 married Elizabeth (Zouter) Zuber, a widow with four children, Andrew,

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Holcomb, Henry & Amanda

Henry and Amanda Holcomb Henry Holcomb was born in Cherokee County, Texas on January 23, 1856 and he died on January 26, 1926. He was married to Amanda

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Hollingsworth, George M

George-M.-Hollingsworth Rev. George M. Hollingsworth was born July 1, 1850. He was the son of Joshua Hollingsworth, who had moved to Anderson County,Texas from Mississippi in 1847. Rev. Hollingsworth’s

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Howard, Boyd

Boyd Howard Boyd and Yvonne Howard moved to Grapeland from Tilden, Nebraska with their family in January of 1968. They had five children, Timothy (13), Devora (11), Ferran

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Howard, Jimmy and Maude

Jimmy & Maude Howard The J.W. Howards, Maude and Jimmy (James) White, and their two young daughters, Lucille and Rosalie, moved from Crockett to Grapeland

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Howard, Wesley

Wesley Howard Wesley Donald Howard was born on November 18, 1958 in Houston, Texas. He is the son of Helen Howard and the late Eddie Howard, and

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Johnston Family

Johnston Family James M. Johnston was born August 24, 1846. He married Sarah Leigh Laney. They had two children born in Georgia, Fletcher Harmon and

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Jones, Marshall

Marshall Jones John Jones moved from Cherokee County, near Rusk, Texas, to Waneta, Texas. We do not know his family history. He met and married Callie Hendricks, daughter of Mary

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Keen, Thomas J

Thomas J Keen Thomas Jefferson Keen (1830-1879) came to Houston County with his father, Joseph C. Keen (1784-1881), his stepmother Permelia Dailey Keen (d. 1895), Thomas Rutherford Dailey,

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Kennedy Family

Kennedy Family The Kennedy family became a part of Grapeland’s history in the early 1900s. Professor Sam Kennedy taught in the school here in 1903;

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Kennedy, Sam

Sam Kennedy There was a younger brother who so influenced the lives of the people of North Houston County that he, too, must be included as a builder. He

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Kent, Tom S.

Tom S. Kent Tom Smith Kent Sr. came to Houston County, Texas, from Mississippi about 1870 and settled in Reynard. He was engaged in farming and ranching there and

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Kyle Family

Kyle Family In 1842 four Kyle brothers, James Henry Bankhead, John Henry, Jr., and their families, William Robert Wallace, Matthew Gideon, and their mother, Martha

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Laseter, William Cobb

William Cobb Laseter William Cobb Laseter was born in Upson County, Georgia, about 1850 to John A. Laseter (1823) and Susannah Cobb (1822). He came to Houston County in the

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Long, Charles Hugh

Charles Hugh Long Anne Long and her three sons, Hugh, John and Simon Long came to Houston County in the late 1840’s, shortly after the

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Martin, Henry Franklin

Henry Franklin Martin Henry Franklin, born June 9, 1836, son of John W. and Sarah Dee Martin lived in Alabama in his early years. The family moved

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Martin, John Franklin

John Franklin Martin John Franklin Martin, born October 25, 1867 to Henry Franklin and Sarah- Jane Weisinger Martin lived in the Antrim Community. He married

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Martin, John W.

John W. Martin John W. Martin (October 22, 1802-June 25, 1895) married Sarah Dee (November 20, 1812-February 21, 1884). They were living inAlabama when their first

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Martin, Robert Edward

Robert Edward Martin Robert Edward Martin, the son of Henry Franklin and Savannah J. Weis- Inger Martin, was born August 18, 1871. The family lived

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McCarty Family

McCarty Family In 1903 Dr. and Mrs. W.D. Mc- Carty moved to Grapeland and bought the Dr. Merriwether house that stood then on the corner

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Mcleod Family

McLeod Family “Hold fast,” a family motto since the thirteenth century, remains an attitude, seemingly-genetically transferred, which represents the tenacity and stubbornness of those who

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Murchinson, William F.

William F. Murchison William Filmore Murchison was the son of William and Mary Wilson Murchison who moved to Texas in covered wagons before the Civil

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Murchison, Murdoch

Murdoch Murchison Murdoch Murchison was born in Ross-shire district, Scotland, on November 27, 1771 and came to America when he was a small child (1774). With his parents,

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Murchison, Riley T.

Riley T. Murchison On November 6, 1863, Riley Teague Murchison was born to Daniel and Lucinda Teague Murchison on a farm about three miles northwest

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Murray, Joe

Joe Murray Joseph Marvin Murray was born in Johns, Mississippi…In 1869; He married Nannie A. Leggett (b. 1873) from Barlow. Mississippi on October 1, 1893. Joe and Nannie

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Musick, Barton

Barton Musick Barton Musick was born on July 22, 1911, the son of C.S. and Willie Musick. On January 2, 1932 he united in marriage

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Musick, Sam

Sam Musick Miss Willie Herod and Sam Musick, who both resided in the Oak Grove Community, were married in the Methodist Parsonage on July 30,

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Musick, Travis Wayne

Travis Wayne Musick Travis Wayne Musick, born June 4, 1935, was the son of Birdie Musick Salmon and the late Barton Musick. His early childhood

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Nichols Family

Nichols Family James Lester Nichols was born in Randolph County, Georgia on July 23, 1881. He was the son of Henry James Nichols. He died on September 20,

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Owens, Claude

Claude Owens  On January 27, 1885, approximately four miles east of Grapeland was born a little fellow named William Claude Owens. His father, Robert Owens

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Owens, Robert

Robert Owens This picture, taken in 1900 features Bob and Callie Owens and their ten children, all whom were born in Houston County, married and raised their

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Parker, Francis

Francis Parker Francis (Frank) Hayworth Parker was born in Robson County, North Carolina, near the town of Lumberton in the year 1837 to Ralph R. and Sarah C. Hodge

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Parker, John Nelson

John Nelson Parker John Nelson Parker was born on February 15, 1844 near Lumberton, N.C. to Ralph R. and his wife Sarah C. Hodges Parker. He came to Texas with

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Parker, P.H.

P.H. Parker The family of Ralph Delaney Parker, Sr. came to the Oak Grove Community, then known as Woodland Hall, from Lumberton, North Carolina, in about the

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Parker, Ralph R.

Ralph R. Parker On March 24, 1802, Ralph R. Parker was born. He married Sarah C. Hodge on July 4, 1834. They came from Lumberton, North Carolina to Texas where

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Pennington Family Tree

Pennington Family Tree Squire Boone and his wife Sarah Morgan were Quakers and used “thee” and “thou” in their speech. Squire was a weaver, ran

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Pennington, Dan

Dan Pennington Dan Pennington (1910-1979) was the son of Daniel Boone Pennington and Ada Ward Pennington. He married Elsie Wade, daughter of Leonard Wade and

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Pennington, Gaines

Gaines Pennington Richard Pennington was born in the state of Kentucky near Glasgow, April 11, 1809, where he grew to manhood. From Kentucky, Richard went to Tennessee, where he formed

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Pennington, Harden

Harden Pennington Harden Baine Pennington was born on April fool’s Day, 1884, the sixth child of Henry Allen Pennington (1853-1925) and Mary Lena (Beeson) Pennington

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Platt, Bill

Bill Platt Billy Gene Platt is a descendant of Thomas Platt who came to Texas in 1837. He is the son of Truman Platt and Maggie Lee

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Platt, Bobby

Bobby Platt Bobby Platt is a fifth generation Texan. He is a descendant of Thomas Platt who came to Texas in 1837 and is the son of

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Platt, John

John Platt Thomas Platt (1789-1846) was born in Lancashire, England and married Catherine Smith (1799-1840) on December 25, 1819, probably in New Jersey, moved to

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Platt, John Lester

John Lester Platt John Lester Platt is a descendant of Thomas Platt who came to Texas in 1837. He is the son of Truman Platt and Maggie

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Platt, Morris

Morris Platt Morris Platt is a descendant of Thomas Platt who came to Texas in 1837. He is the son of Truman Platt and Maggie Lee Martin

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Pridgen, Benjamin F.

Benjamin F. Pridgen Benjamin Franklin Pridgen was born in Greene County, Alabama, on January 9, 1835. He died in Anderson County, Texas, on July 12, 1913. His parents were

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Pridgen, Bolivar J.

Bolivar J. Pridgen Bolivar Jackson Pridgen was born in Nash County, South Carolina on February 13, 1829. He was the son of Wiley W. Pridgen (one time sheriff of Nash County) and

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Pridgen, George M.

George M. Pridgen George McDuffy Pridgen, father of Gertrude Pridgen, was born in Thomaston, Texas. He was the son of Bolivar Jackson Pridgen and Martha Ann Williams.

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Pridgen, Robert Lee

Robert Lee Pridgen The R. L. Pridgen Family, Robert Lee and Lucinda, and their two daughters, Polly and Alice, moved to Grapeland in 1912. They

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Pridgen, W.T. & Gertrude

Center Column Wright Taylor Pridgen, son of Benjamin Franklin Pridgen and Alice Wright Pridgen was born on his father’s farm 5 miles west of Grapeland

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Rials Family

Rials Family Many early settlers of Houston County can be traced in the lineage of Ira Floyd and Hannah Howard (Pete) Rials, who were married September 8, 1935,

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Robert M. Garrett

Robert M. Garrett Robert Milligan Garrett was born in Wilkinson County, Georgia, July 10, 1822 and was the youngest of ten children born to Jeremiah Garrett and

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Salmon, M.D.

M.D. Salmon M. D. (Jake) Salmon was born in Anderson County on March 11, 1906. He was the son of Major Salmon (1-10-1865 to 8-15-10) and Angeline Elizabeth

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Salmon, Major

Major Salmon Major and “Lizzie” had nine children. Lula Bell died at an early age around seven months. Josiah (10-18-1887 to 10-19-15), was a railroad

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Schultz, J.C.

J.C. Shultz J.C. Shoultz’s ancestors came from Germany, settling in Pennsylvania. His grandfather moved to Randolph, Alabama, where his father, Geroge W. Shoultz, was born. His mother and father

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Selman, George J.

George J. Selman George Jackson Selman was the great grandson of John Selman who came to America with LaFayette. The Selman Family is of Irish descent. John Selman

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Selman, Henery Roy

Henry Roy Selman Roy was born April 5, 1898 in Rural Shade, Navarro County, Texas. He was the oldest son of George Jackson and Della Lee Crist Selman.

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Selman, Stella Rhonda Patrick

Stella Rhonda Patrick Selman Rhonda, as she was lovingly called by her family and friends, was born November 9, 1909 in Porter Springs, Houston County, Texas. She was the

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Shaver, Alexander

Alexander Shaver   Alexander Shaver, Sr. was born in Louisiana in 1800. He married Eliza Masters. To this union were born seven children. Five were born in Louisiana and

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Shaw, Henery J.

Henry J. Shaw Our paternal great grandparents came directly from Ireland to this country. Our father, Henry Shaw, son of Charley and Martha Shaw came from Macon, Georgia to Able, Alabama,

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Shepherd, H.W.L.

H.W.L. Shepherd The late Henry Wadsworth Longellow Shepherd was the only son from the lineage of the late Ben I and Alice Shepherd. He was

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Sheridan, William Nuget

William Nugent Sheridan William Nugent Sheridan was born in Louisiana on June 27, 1826, and died January 12, 1918. He was the first child of John and

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Slack, Wesley

Wesley Slack James Slack, grandfather of Wesley Slack, was from Kentucky. He was born in about 1797 and married Patsy Coyle in 1816 in Felicana Parish,

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Smith, Elwin

Elwin Smith James R. Smith’s family came to Texas from Alabama in the 1860’s. He was the son of Monroe and Fannie (Jarrell) Smith. The family settled in the

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Smith, Wade L.

Wade L. Smith Wade L. Smith came to Grapeland in 1909 as principal and superintendent of the Grapeland School. He served in this capacity until 1913. He

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Something SMELLS!

It’s a fact our world is changing!  We all like to eat Chicken, so you must have chicken farms, ranches whatever they call them.   You

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Spence, Andrew J.

Andrew J. Spence Andrew Jackson Spence came to Texas from Thomasville, Georgia sometime in the late 1800s. He had three children by his first wife. Their names were Mose, Andrew

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Spence, Carrie Wells Huff

Carrie Wells Huff Spence Carrie Wells Huff, only daughter of Hamilton Wells Huff and Callie Pennington Huff, was born September 10, 1893. She married Richard

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Steadman, Jerry

Jerry Steadman Jerry Gerald Steadman was born June 14, 1936 in Elkhart to Floyd Steadman (b. January 13, 1907) and Mary Ethyl Kennedy (b. July 3, 1910).

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Story, Calvin Stokes

Calvin Stokes Story Calvin (Bill) Story, son of Louis and Pallie Green Story, was born at his father’s farm at Wesley Chapel, west of Crockett, Texas on October

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Story, Samuel H. & Rebecca

Samuel H. & Rebecca Story Samuel Houston Story, son of John and Polly Burgess Story, was born in Dickson County, Tennesse, April 7, 1837. Samuel later related

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Streetman, Ancil

Ancil Steetman   On January 19, 1913 Ancil Streetman and Mary Willis began a marriage which was to last for sixty-six years. Ancil Hewitt Streetman was

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Streetman, Charlie Mack

Charlie Mack Streetman Charles J. Mc Streetman was born in Taylor County, Georgia on April 2, 1856. The facts surrounding his early years are lost to history. It is

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Streetman, Graton

Graton Streetman Graton Streetman was born in Florida In 1897, the son of C.M. and Clara Cook Streetman. They moved to the Grapeland area when Graton was

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Streetman, Newton

Newton Streetman Newton Streetman was born in Florida in 1892 and moved to Grapeland with his family, the C.M. Streetman’s, at an early age. Vergie Herod was

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Wagner Family

Wagner Family Josh was born in Africa and sold into slavery, a destiny that brought him to America and finally to Texas. In 1840, General Sam Houston of San

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Wallace-Totty Family

Wallace Totty Family Details of the Wallace ancestry are very sketchy. Richard Burton Wallace (born April 20, 1830; died December 27, 1892) married Mary Emmaline

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Walling-Price Family

Walling Price Family Elisha Walling, a native of White County, Tennessee, immigrated to Texas in October of 1837 according to a deposition made before A. C. Aldrich, clerk of

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Walling, Dave

Dave Walling James R. Walling was born in Tennessee in 1812. He married Martha Gordon and they had a daughter, Amanda, born in 1836, and a son,

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Walton-Colbert Family

Walton Colbert Family Stephen and Julia Susan Nobles Colbert came to the Daly Community near Grapeland between 1871 and 1880. Stephen, the son of Mrs.

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Walton, Henry H.

Henry H. Walton Henry Harrison Walton, son of Henry Wyche and Luraney Walton, married Susan Bullock Clarke (b. April, 1837), the daughter of Gilbert and

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Walton, Ralph

Ralph Walton Ralph Howell Walton was born in Grapeland, Texas April 4, 1918 to Gilbert Arthur and Sallie Mae Kent Walton. He graduated from Grapeland High School in 1936 and

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Ward, Julius Luther

Julius Luther Ward Julius L. Ward (born February 7, 1857; died May 6, 1926), married Sarah Cornelius Fowler (born March 28, 1859; died May 29,

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Warner Family

Warner Family Whittenhall Warner was born in Dublin, Ireland and came to this country with his family. They settled in the Orangeburg district of South Carolina. Whittenhall Warner

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Weisinger, Donald

Donald Weisinger Donald L. Weisinger was born February 14, 1931 in Houston County to Fletcher Smith Weisinger (b. September 26, 1887 in Houston County) and

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Weisinger, Paul E.

Paul E. Weisinger Paul Edward Weisinger was born 7/29/1882; his parents were Reuben Jacob and Martha Williams Cutler Weisinger. He lived in and around Grapeland, Houston

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Weisinger, Paul E. Decendants

Paul E. Weisinger Decendants Paul Edward Weisinger was the great grandson of John Weisinger who came to America from Württemberg, Germany in 1784. John settled in Charleston, South Carolina and that is where

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Whitaker, Ike & Addie Thomas

Ike & Addie Thomes Whitaker Amanda Ella married Sampson Tye (Sampy) who was a “prosperous farmer” and a carpenter known for craftsmanship. He built the

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Whitaker, Meredith

Meredith Whitaker Our earliest record of Meredith Whitaker is the application he made to receive 1280 acres of land in Washington Co., Texas. Witnesses G.B. Loftin

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Wilkins, Dale

Dale Wilkins Before moving to Grapeland, Dale Wilkens and his wife, Marilynn had been farming near the city of Norfolk, Nebraska. He was hired at the Vulcraft

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Wilkins, John

John Wilkins William John Thomas Wilkins and his wife Augusta Exar (Carpenter) Wilkins and seven of his eight children moved to Texas fromAlabama in 1915. A daughter, Ruth

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Woodard, F.C.

F.C. Woodard F. C. Woodard, physician and surgeon of Grapeland, Houston County, Texas, was born April 1, 1847, in Alabama. His great-grandfather, Charles E. Woodard, and his large

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Woodell-Royall

Royall Woodell Alexander Moore Woodell and Lucy May Royall Woodell were married February 8, 1908 in Grapeland by Bro. Cameron, pastor of the Methodist Church. Mr. Woodell

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Yarborough, John Randolph

John Randolph Yarborough Joseph Randolph Yarborough came to Texas with his father, John Swanson Yarborough, Sr. in 1834. Under the leadership of Captain H. Arnold, John Swanson

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