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Dallas County, Texas

Pioneers of Dallas

It has been impossible to gather the names of all entitled to be enrolled in this list. The State land grants in my possession, while not entirely full, as some Dallas settlers located their lands elsewhere, have enabled me approximately to name those who came prior to July 1, 1848, at which time the grants ceased. In many cases I am enabled to give the year of arrival. As to those arriving between July 1, 1848, and the close of 1849, I have been almost entirely dependent on others for information. In many cases I am also enabled to give a list of the children of the first comers—in others it could not be done without a loss of time and labor which could not now be devoted to that object. I limit the list to the year 1849, because a newspaper was then in existence to record current events; because the county had then ceased to be a frontier; and because the increase of population thereafter was too rapid to justify incorporation in a list of this kind. If those whose names are omitted will, either in person or writing, furnish them to me, the list shall be completed in full. This applies to heads of families and their children who came to Dallas county before the close of 1849. It will be a pleasure to receive the information either in person or by letter.  While the list is alphabetical, the rule is departed from in so far as to assign the post of honor—rightfully and gratefully—to 

BRYAN, JOHN NEELY, a Tennesseean, last from Red River, the first settler of Dallas county and a single man, who came about the last of November, 1841. While yet Nacogdoches county, he married, February 26,1843, Margaret, daughter of John Beeman, the first couple ever married on the soil of Dallas county. Of their children, John, the first native of the county, lives in Burnet, born February 9th, 1846; Lizzie, born in December, 1847, married Wm. Dillon and now lives at Montezuma, Pike county, Illinois, and recently her mother has resided with her; Luther A. lives at Decatur, Texas. Mr. Bryan once visited in California; for some years lived in Llano county; then returned to Dallas—partially lost his mind and died in 1879.

Allen, Simon Bolivar, merchant in 1848—lives in Bonham. Atterberry, James, and family.  "Stephen C, and family.  "Jesse, and family.  "Nathan (soldier in Mexico) and Churchill came single.

Anderson, John L., and family came from Kentucky 1846.  "James, and family 1846.  "single, Thomas K. and James W.

Armstrong, James, and family, came in 1846; his daughter, Frances E., came, the wife of John Bursey, and is now a widow; Martha married Robert Cook, and is a widow; Nancy J. married first Wm. A. Knight, second W. Marion Moon; Mary J. married Alexander A. Thomas; anderson, the only son, died in 1848.

Attes, John, and family before 1849.  Archer, Thomas M., and family, 1846.

Ashlock, Josiah, and family.

andrews, Ben F. and Samuel, came single.

Alexander, J. J., came single.

Bursey, John, and wife, nee Frances E. Armstrong, came in 1846.

Badgeley, Daniel A., and family; Job married Lydia Marks.

Balshmire, Henry, married Eliza Goodwin.

Bryan, James B. (brother of John N.) came in 1846; married (second wife) Mrs. Elizabeth Carter, nee Beeman; children, William, James and Lenore.

Baird, Geo. W., 1849; married Mary E. Traughber.

Bethurum, Robert P., married Electa A. Hawpe. "Ben F., married Nancy P. Elam.

Bast, Abraham, 1848, m. Myers; children, Morgan, Jack, David, Abraham, Julia, Lucinda, Eliza.

Bledsoe, "A.," and family, from Missouri 1846; children, Willis A. married Jane Boyle; Moses 0. to Sadie George; Isaac C. to Miss Steele; Virginia to Capt. R. A. Rawlins; Bettie to Thomas Spruance; Fleming G. to Juliet Samuels.  Bledsoe,Anthony, married Martha Huitt.

Dr. Samuel T., and family, 1845.

Bernard, Charles IL, came from Illinois 1847.

Brown, Young E., and family, 1844. "Crawford, and family, 1844.

Brandenburg, A., and family; Samuel came single.

Beard, Allen, and family.

Beverly, Wm., 1846, married Rebecca Conover; died in Collin 1887.

Bennett, Hiram, came in 1845; children, Madison, Hardy and C. L.

Bennett, Wm. H., and family, 1845.

Bennett, William, and family, 1845. "James M., and family, 1845. "Elisha and Elijah D. came single.

Burris, Thomas, and family.

Browder, Mrs. Lucy, came in 1845.  "Isham, son of Lucy, and family, 1845. "Edward C, son of Lucy, 1845, m. Elizabeth Coats; his children, Pleasant S., Annie B. m. Edgar Prickett; Emma m. Dr. J. II. McCorkle; Fanny m. G. M. Overleese. Bird, James, and family, from Missouri, 1844. "Samuel P. came single. Bruton, Wm., patriarch, from Illinois 1845; children, Richard married Elizabeth Cox; James R. married Nancy Edwards.

Britton, Joseph, and family, 1848.

Baker, James M., married Ruth Forester.  "Artemas, came single. Barker, Joshua, married Sarah Hart.

Bandy, Richard T., married Aurelia A. Rawlins

Boyd, Wm. J., married Milbern Bernetta Baggett.

Billingsley, Wm., married Arena Kirkland.

Barnes, Wm. D., married Tabitha C. Smith.

Barnes, Wm., came in 1845; in Grand Prairie fight.

Burnham, Horace, married Matilda Cole.

Burnett, Wm. D., came single.

Brotherton, Robert K., came single. H. K. Bowles, Rev. Wm., a Baptist preacher, who had married Mrs. Rebecca Self, came in 1844. Of the Self children there were Ann, who married Robert Walker; Sarah E., who married Judge James M. Patterson, Harvin H. and Chonac Self. The children of Mr. Bowles, by this marriage, are Harrison H., living in Kaufman, and Hannah F., who married George W. Davis

Burford, Nathaniel M., came from Tennessee in 1848; m. Mary Knight in 1854; their children—Mattie m. Wm. Morris Freeman in 1886; Nathaniel is dead; Robert Lee, Jeff Mallard and May.

Barrett, Roswell B., an orphan of Texas parentage, came with James Armstrong in 1846; married "Babe" Baldridge.

Barrett, James W., brother of Roswell, still single.

Bledsoe, Allen, came in 1845; in Grand Prairie fight.

Buskirk, Jonas, and family.

Bradshaw, David, and family.

Beeman, John, and family, from Illinois to Bowie county 1840, to Bird's Fort November, 1841, to Dallas county April, 1842. His wife was Emily Hunnicut, yet living. Their children—Elizabeth m. first Henry Harter in 1844, going eighty miles to Bonham for that purpose, second James B. Bryan, and third Wm. Cumby; Margaret m. John Neely Bryan; Wm. H. m. Martha Dye; Samuel H. m. Mary Ann Weatherford; Isaac H. died in California; James H. and Mary Hammond; Clarissa m. Walker; Nancy m. Wm. W. Hobbs; Ann m. John Fugate; Caroline m. Isaac Fisher—ten children—nine married. Beeman, James J., in St. Charles county, Missouri, in 1836, married Sarah Crawford; in Dallas, November 29, 1851, he married Elizabeth Baker, from Ohio. By the first marriage he had children, Mary J. (died in 1884) married first Henry Price, second Wyatt Barnett; Emily T. married Wm. T. Baker; Francis M. married Amanda McCormick; Melissa died in youth. By his second wife J. J. had Charles A., who married Martha McCormick, and Sarah E., who married L. A. Sweet. Beeaian, Samuel, married in St. Charles county, Missouri, Mary Smelser (both now dead), and came November, 1846, from Calhoun county, Illinois. Of their children, John S. married Isabel Bryan in Illinois—came with his father; Ruth married Adam C. Haught, whose first wife, Margaret, was a sister of her father; Nancy (in Illinois) married Wm. Hunnicut; Isaac married Hannah Bethurum; Temperance married Moore; Mary married Benj. Lanham; Peter married Matilda Riggs; William and Jacob were killed m the Confederate army; Kate married Newton Husted. The three brothers brought twenty-four children to Dallas County, including those born here. Caldwell, Solomon, and family, from Illinois 1842. "Wm., and family, from Illinois. "Timothy, came single, married Nancy Ray.

Conley, Adelbert, son of the Rev. Sam. Corley, the Mexican war soldier, came in 1848; for thirty years has been clerk of Red River county. Cole, John P., and family, moved to Tarrant.

Corcoran, John T., and family, 1845. Crabtree, William, and family.

Cochran,William M., and wife, nee Nancy J. Hughes, Tennesseeans, came from Missouri in 1843. He died April 24, 1853—she died October 15, 1877; of their children, John H. married Martha Johnson; Archelaus M. first married Laura, one of the "Knights of '46," second Mrs. Mary Collins, nee Jenkins; Wm. P. married Amanda M. Lawrence; James M. (born in Dallas county June 1, 1846,) married first Maggie B. Lively, second Nannie Clark, third Hattie Mourhiud; George W. died single in 1872; Martha A. married William Harris. Orutchfield, Thomas F., and family, from Kentucky 1845; children, James 0. in. Fanny Floyd; Albertus went to California; Th. Ella m. G. S. C. Leonard; Ophelia m. John J. Eakins, who died in 1886; Minerva m. John W. Swindells; Betty m. John W. Lane. Cousy, Mrs. Nancy, and family. "Thomas W., came single. Casey, John, and family. "Harvey, came single. "Harry, came single. Cornelius, Abner P., and family. Crijipacker, Daniel and Joel, came single. Cheshire, Thomas, and family. Cook, John C, married Elvira Mays. Carver, Solomon, and family. "Abraham, and family. "Daniel, came single. Chenoweth, James F., and family. "Thomas, married Hannah Keenan.

Clark, A. J. (old Texian) came in 1845—in Grand Prairie fight, married Sarah Myers; their son, H. C., ui Dallas.Clark, Henry, and family. "Wm., came in 1845—his family came with Judge Patterson in January, 1846.

Cates, James, came in 1844; in Grand Prairie fight; married Elvira Fay.

Campbell, Thomas J., came single.

Chapman, John C., and family.

Chapman, Robert, came single.

Castor, Jacob, came single.

Carlock, Jacob G., came single.

Coats, Samuel, and family, from Illinois 1845. "Thomas D., and family, from Illinois 1845.

Coats, Marion A., and Wm. B. came single.

Cox, John H., and wife, from Illinois 1842. "George, from Illinois 1842. "James, from Illinois 1844. "Davis B., from Illinois 1844. "Hartwell B., from Illinois 1844. "Joseph, married Narcissa Elam. "William, married Mary Dike.

Conover, Dr. W. W., came 1845.

Campbell, Thomas A., married Margaret A. Coombes.

Carr, Wm., and family.  "Henry, came single.

Connor, Wm. D., married Mary Fikes.

Carpenter, Timothy, and family came in 1843.

Crowley, Richard, married Almeda Leake.  "Benj. F., married Edna Leake. Calder, Dr. , came in 1842, killed by Indians in Collin February, 1843 (see narrative). Coombes, Wm., and family, from Kentucky 1843; children —Leven G. m. Jane H. Heady; Zachariah Ellis m. Rebecca F. Bedford; Isaac N- m. Berrilla K. Myers; Margaret A. m. Thos. A. Campbell and died in Missouri in 1869; Mary M. m. Levi M. Bumpas; Rebecca F. m. Wm. L. Holt and is dead. Children by a second wife, Samuel H., John W. and three daughters. Combs, Joseph, and family (Cedar Hill) came before July, 1848; of his children Zur m. Sarah Evans; Win. S. m. Elizabeth J. Evans; Robert.

Chowking, Robert, came in 1845. "J. W. m. Nancy Myers in Illinois—in Grand Prairie fight in 1846; found the murdered Phelps party in 1848—lives in Denton.

Couch, Henderson, as foreman of the jury at the first court ever held in Dallas County, December, 1846, he and his eleven colleagues divorced Mrs. Charlotte M. Dalton from her husband, Joseph Dalton; and before the sun of that day glided to the "Heathen Chineese" side of the globe, the said Henderson Couch and Charlotte M. Dalton, legally and constitutionally, were husband and wife. It was the first civil suit—Dalton vs. Dalton—ever tried in Dallas county; yet some people of this day imagine that the "Early Timers" of Dallas were of the backwoods, "Arkansas Traveller," non-progressive class, such as are found stuck away in certain spots in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and possibly a few ?n North Carolina and Virginia, but never in the prairies of the Great West or Southwest. Let all such realize the electric dispatch of business in early Dallas days, and be convinced of their former erroneous impressions—then tip their beavers to the memory of Henderson and Charlotte Couch.

Chenault, Wesley M., and family came in 1845. "William, came single, a soldier in Mexico, married Ruth Ann Jackson, died in 1886.

Cameron, David R., and family, from Missouri in 1844; among his children were Chris C, L. Frank and T. H.

Cockrell, Wesley, and family came in 1846.

Cook,Henry, and family, before 1849. 

Cook, Dr. John, wife and mostly grown children came from Arkansas 1843; their children, Calvin G., married in Arkansas Elvira Reeder; James M., m. Sarah Bennett; John H.i m. Elizabeth Preston; Martin V., m. Maggie Preston, Joseph, m. Jennie Overton; Malinda, m. (second wife of) James N. Smith; Eliza, m. Jefferson Tilley, and is a widow in Arkansas; Louisa, m. A. G. Walker, and is dead; Win. A. lives in Medina county, m. Mary Bennett. Cook, Williford W., brother of Robert M., came in 1845.

Cook, Robert M., surveyor, came in 1845; m. Martha Armstrong. Conner, Abraham, and family, came before 1846. Crockett, John M., and wife came from Tennessee October,1847.

Collins, James, and wife Nancy came in 1846.   "Thomas, brother of James and wife Mary, came in 1846.Collins, Albert G. and wife Pamelia came from Kentucky 1846; their children—Orzelia m. John Shipley, now a widow; James, William, Joel and Henry are dead; Foster in Louisiana; Joseph and Albert G. living; Martha m. Jacob Ervay and lives in Wyoming; Annie m. P. King Taylor and lives in Cisco, Texas. The parents are still living. Carter,Wormley, born in Loudon county, Virginia, June 19, 1816; removed from Kentucky to Missouri 1843; to Dallas in May, 1846; married Lucy anderson; since 1880 has lived near Lewisville, Denton county. Carter,Asher W., brother of Wormley, married Elizabeth A. Wood. Cockrell, Alexander, came from Missouri in 1845;- was a frontier soldier and partly in Mexico; married Sarah H. Horton; was killed in Dallas April 3, 1858. His widow still resides in the old homestead, the abode of hospitality. Their children—Aurelia married Mitchell Gray and is dead; Robert married Gillie Jones and died in 1886; Frank M. is Alderman Cockrell, of the Todd Mills; Alexander married Ettie Fulkerson, and is a "ranchero" on Mountain creek.  

Crow, Wm. M., and family came in 1847. 

Carder, Wm. P., and family came in 1845; his sons, Elijah and Christopher, were soldiers in Mexico, and died in the city about Christmas, 1847. His wife, nee Brumfield, was a sister of Mrs. Amon McCommas. 

Dooley, George W., and family, before 1848. 

Durrett, George W., and family, before 1848. 

Daniel, John H., came from Missouri in 1845—a soldier in the Mexican war—married Rebecca Ray in Dallas county. Their children, William R. married Josephine McCommas; Mary Frances married. George H. Alexander, now of Hardeman county; "John Henry" died March 5, 1885; Benj. F.; Sterling Price; Edmund W. married first Emma McCommas, second Ettie Wilkinson; Charles A., Martha J., and the last is "Arthur Ellis Coombes Daniel."' 

Dykes, Thomas, came single in 1845; a soldier in Mexico, and died in New Orleans en route home. 

Durgin, Charles H., merchant, came from Massachusetts 1845; married Elizabeth B. Thomas, and is long deceased. His widow is vice president of the Dallas County Pioneer Association. 

Dakan, Dr. Perry, married Ann R. Walker, who died in California. He returned, and died in Texas. 

Dye, Benjamin, Sr., and family came from Kentucky in 1847. His children—Enoch, now dead, married a daughter of Rev. Abner Keen; Benj,, jr., and Wm. H. died single; Joseph F. went to California in 1853; George lives in Dallas county; Martha E. is the wife of Wm. H. Beeman; Sarah first married Vassella and is now the wife of Dr. Mitchell; Miranda married Madison Bennett; Addie is the wife of Wm. A. McDermett.  

Dye, William, brother of Benj.; died single. 

Dawdy, Alanson, married Rebecca Shelton. 

Downing, Wm. W., came single. 

Dun Away, Foster W., came single. 

Dixon, Solomon W., and family. 

Demay (or Dernay) Charles, came in 1845—in Grand Prairie fight.

Davis, Hanson C, and family. "John W., Benj. F. and Jeremiah came single. Ellis, Thomas M., and wife, nee Witt, came from Illinois in 1845. One of their daughters married Middleton Perry, Mary married Jones Green, married W. L. White, Wm. F. married Miss Smith, John T. married Miss Stewart, James II. married Mary E. Rawlins. Elam, Wm. B., wife Mary and family from Illinois 1845. "Isaac, wife Margaret and family, 1847. "W. M., and family. "Jesse, and family."Andrew, Benton and several others came single. Elliott,Sanders, came in 1845. Elkins, Smith, elected chief justice in 1850, and quit the country under a domestic cloud.

Edwards, Isaac, and family.

Ferris Morris, and family came before 1846.

Floyd, George, and family.

Fyke, Elisha, and family. "Archer, came single. Fortner,Milford F., and family. Frost, Benj., and family.   "Thomas, came single. Ferris, Warren A., surveyor, and family came from Nacogdoches in 1846.

Fleming, Wm., and family came in 1846.   "Geo. W., came single in 1846; married Louisa Jane Britton. 

Franklin, Levi, married Nancy Rogers. Fletcher, , married Miss Henry.

Fortner, John, and family came in 1844; now lives at Vinita, Indian Territory; his children—Amos, Mary J. married George Burgoon; Caroline married George Nash. 

Freeman, Mrs. Mary Ann, and family came 1846. "Wm. S., and wife Susan came in 1846. 

Fondren, John R., came in 1846. 

Glover, George W., and family came in 1843. 

Goodwin, Micajah, and family came before 1846. "Thos. R., came single. 

Galloway, D. R. S. C., married Jane Manning. 

Gracey, Marquis D. L., came in 1846; married Amanda E. Harris. 

Gracey, Emory A., married Miss Matlock. "Grundy C., Sabine and Wm. T.; Amanda married Goodnight. 

Gill, Eldridge, came in 1849; married Mrs. Lucinda McDonald, nee Smith. 

Gunnels, Washington, married Polly Sparks. 

Good, Noah, and family came in 1846. 

Greathouse, Archibald, and family came in 1844. 

Garkins, George, and wife Easter came in 1847. 

Gilbert, Mabel, and wife Martha came from Bird's Fort in March, 184a, Mrs. Gilbert being the first white lady to reach Dallas, though followed on the 4th of April by Mrs. John Beeman, yet living, and her daughters. Mr. Gilbert had formerly been a steamboat commander.  

Griffin, Elder Thacker Vivian, a preacher of the "Christian " church, born 1800—came to Dallas in 1846; organized the first church of his denomination in Dallas county at Hord's Ridge, and died in 1852 or '53. His only son died in the Confederate army. His only daughter, Elizabeth A., is the, [to this writer and his family especially,] esteemed wife of Dr. Albert A. Johnston. Gray, andrew K. and Daniel H., came single, Green, Jones, came in 1845; his wife was Mary Ellis. Graham, Joseph, and family.   "Milton H., came single. 

Goar, John, and family; his daughter Matilda married Norvell R. Winniford.

Grounds, Robert, and large family, came in 1845.

Green, Mrs. Martha P., and family.

Garvin, Thomas, came single.  

|Howell, John and wife Parthena came in 1845; their children —Virginius, James, Hartwell (lost in the Confederate army), Lizzie (Mrs. John Wright), Salome (Mrs. John M. Hervay), Charles, married Miss Thomas.

Hicklin, Wm. J., and family came in 1845. He was killed out West. Horton, Enoch, Sr., and family, from Russell county, Virginia, arrived November 29,1844. His children (excepting a married daughter, who came ten years later,) were Mary, who married Marlin M. Thompson; John married Margaret Hopkins; James married first Jane Phillips, second Mrs. Molly King, nee Morton; Sarah H. married Alexander Oockrell; Enoch, jr., married first Nancy C. Reed, second Lucy Lanier (now Mrs. Sam P. Cross); Robert died single in California; Martha married her cousin, Wm. Horton, and died soon after reaching Dallas; Rachel died single; Lucy married A. B. Lanier; Emarine married the late Joseph C. Reed. Of all this large family Mrs. Cockrell alone sur vives, as one of the honored landmarks of early, or rather ante-Dallas days.  

Hood, Wm. H., and wife Mary J. (nee Crockett) came from North Carolina 1845; their children, Thomas A., Ferdinand P., Mattie J. (Mrs. J. A. Crawford).  

Hunt, Edward W., came in 1846; first married Jane A. Thomas, second Olivia H. Winn. 

Hunt, John L., brother of E. W., came in 1846, went to California in 1849 or '50, and lives there now. 

Henry, J. Paul, Sr., married Miss Fletcher. 

Houx, Nicholas, and family came in 1848. 

Hambrick, N. M., and wife came in 1847. 

Hobbs, Wm. W., came in 1842, married Nancy Beemau. 

Huitt, John, and family came in 1843. "Roland, brother of John, came in 1843. 

Hibbert, J. B., came in 1845. 

Hethbrington, John C., came in 1846; married Susan A. Drake. 

Hart, Abe, came in 1847; married Elizabeth Ray. 

Hill, Mrs. S. J., came in 1845. Roux, James M., and family. 

Harter, Henry, married Elizabeth Beeman.  

Harwood, Alex. M., and family, Tennesseeans, but last from Missouri, in 1844. The parents died at Harwood Springs, as did their son, N. B., and his wife, the parents of Wm. A. Harwood, formerly district clerk, now of Dimmitt County. Their daughter, Melissa T., first married Jacobs and in 1846 Josiah S. Phelps, and died about January 1st, 1848, Mr. Phelps being killed by Indians April 9, 1848. Their only child, then a few months old, is Mrs. Dickey (wife of Henry C.) Miller, of Tarrant County. A married daughter yet lives in Missouri. Susan 0. married Wm. A. Stewart. Harwood, Alexander, (so long county clerk), who married Sarah Peak. He died July 31, 1885. Their son, Ripley B., married Lucy Keller, and has a son named Alexander. Their daughter, Juliet, is the wife of James J. Collins. 

Henderson, John, married Malvina Kimbell.

Hickman, Henry, married Elizabeth Newton.

Hanby, J., married Susan Smith.

Hutton, V. J., and wife came in 1845 or '46.

Husted, Harrison, and family came in 1845. "James G., N. J., S. F. and others came single. Hargroeder, Mrs. Mary, and family, before July, 1848. Hobbs, James, and family, before July, 1848. "Wm. W., married Nancy Beeman. Hart, Jacob, and family, before July, 1848. "Abraham, married Elizabeth Ray.

Hanna, Amariah and family, before July, 1848.

Harding, John M., and family, before July, 1848.

Hughes, William, and family, before July, 1848.

Halford, Jeremiah, and family, before 1848. "J. W., came single,

Henderson, Noah, and family.

Hunnicut, Wm. C, and family, 1844.

Hall, Jacob C., and family, before 1848.

Hall, John, and family, before 1848.

Holloway, Joseph H., before 1848.  

Hall, Henry H., came single, married anderson. 

Harris, John, and family, before 1848. "William, came before 1848. "Daniel, and family, before 1848. HAr-"nT, Adam C, from Illinois in 1845; married first married Beeman, second Ruth Beeman. 

Haught, Peter, came in 1845; a soldier in Mexico; married S. J. Pruitt. 

Haught, Samuel A., came in 1845; a soldier in Mexico, and raised a large family. 

Jenkins, William, wife and children came from Missouri in 1845—died in 1872; their children, Mary A. married first James Collins, second A. M. Cochran; Lizzie married Eugene Lively; Hannah E. married Gabriel A. (Dood) Knight; America S. married Coany; Miron E. married Celeste Brown; Sarah married Chas. Fladger; Rufus Henry and Willis L. 

Jackson, John, wife and children came from Missouri in 1846; their children were Andrew Sloan Jackson, a soldier in Mexico, married Elizabeth Dye; William was a soldier in Mexico, came home sick and died September 12, 1848; James E. married Diana Davis; Good married Miss Thomas; George married Molly Nash; Ruth Ann married Wm. Chenault.  

Kuhn, Anton, came in 1845 or WI —the first blacksmith in the town of Dallas, though Allen, slave of John Huitt, and yet living, was the first, it is said, in the whole county. Mr. Kuhn afterwards migrated to Oregon. 

Keifer, Benj., came single. 

Keller, Samuel, and family came before July, 1848. 

Kimmell, Mrs. Catharine, and family came before July, 1848. 

Kimmell, Philip, and family came before July, 1848. 

Kirk, John W., came single, before July, 1848. 

Kennedy, Mrs. Mary, and family came before July, 1848. 

Keenan, Thomas, and family came in 1842; of his children there were Marion; Betsey married Hiram Vail; Mary married James Newby; Hannah married Thos. Chenowoth. 

Keen, Rev. Abner, and family came before July, 1848. 

Keen, Wm. H., and family came before July, 1848. "W. W., and family came before July, 1848. "John S., married Olive S. Merrill. "John W., married Nancy Turner. 

THE KNIGHTS.    History teems with the brilliant and chivalrous actions of various orders of ancient Knights, and the people of today are confronted with the Knights of Pythias, the Knights of Honor, the Knights Templar and the Knights of Labor, (an organization whose benevolent intent is sometimes marred by petty political place hunters, on office bent); but, with a measure of trepidation, I venture to present to the readers of this little work a disentangled, intelligible arrangement and semi-official portrayal of the Dallas"knights Of '46." Knight, Obediah W., first married in Tennessee Mary Ann Knight, but not a relative. She died, and he married in the same State Serena C. Hughes, yet living in North Dallas. They came in 1846. By the first marriage there were first, Wm. A., who first married Mary Still well, and second Mary Jane Armstrong (now Mrs. W. M. Moon); second, John W., married Sally Stewart (who lives in Decatur), and died in 1870; third, Mary, married Nat. M. Burford in 1854; fourth, Elizabeth B., married Jefferson Mallard, of Jacksonville, in 1857; fifth, Gabriel A. (commonly called Dood), married Hannah T. Jenkins. By the second marriage came, sixth, Henry, who died a youth; seventh, Laura, who married A. M. Cochran and is dead; eighth, Monroe D., killed by a horse in youth; ninth, Sophronia, died young; tenth, Mattie A., married Wm. H. Lemmon and is (fead; eleventh, Kate, married John Field; twelfth, William if (second Wm.) married Bessie Turner, and lives in Hill county; thirteenth, Eppes G., married Fanny L. Patton in 1887; fourteenth, Robert E. Lee, now a law student; fitteenth, Arehelaus J., still a youth; and sixteenth, Josie, died a little girl. Knight, Gabriel A., Sr., brother of Ob. W., came in 1846, and died a bachelor.   [There is a worthy family from Missouri, of the same name, but not relatives, scattered in Dallas, Brownwood, Colorado City and Weatherford, but they came since the Confederate war.]  

Kenison, Daniel W., came single, married Mary Horn. Larner, Wm., married Mary Jennings in Illinois—came in 18-12—raised a large family; both dead and children scattered. Leonard, George L., and family came from Tennessee in 1843. [A portion of this family spell the name Lenard.J His children were George S. C., married Thomas Ella Crutchlield, and both dead; Wm. M., John R., Jackson L., married Mittie Hearne, and both dead; Samuel F., married Mattie Miller and is dead; Washington C; Elizabeth, married John W. Wright; Mattie; and Joseph A., married Annie Jeffries.  

Long, Henry C, came single, married 

Lavender, Mrs. M. IL, and family, from Illinois 1845. "J. J., and wife Lucy A. came in 1846. 

Laughlin, J. Y., and wife Abby C. came in 1849.   "J. P., and wife came in 1849. 

Ledbetter, Oliver V., and wife Margaret came in 1848. W. H., came in 1846. "Rev. Arthur, married Elizabeth Pearson. 

Lanier, John, and family came before 1846. "Archibald, son of John, married Lucy Horton; Lucy married Enoch Horton. Lee, J. B., and family came before 1848; his children were John, Thomas, Lee and three daughters. Lawrence, John P., married Fanny Coats. Lynch, John, married Mahala Warner. Latimer, James W., founder of the Dallas Herald in 1849, came from Red River county in that year and died in 1859. He was a good writer—left a widow and several children, all or nearly all of whom are now dead. His parents came from Tennessee to Red River in 1834. His death was deplored as a loss to Dallas. Loving, James, and family came before July, 1848."Samuel P., came single. Leake, Anthony M., and family, before July, 1848. Lacey, Philemon, came single before July, 1848. Linney, Parry, and family, before July, 1848. Longley, Thomas, and family, before July, 1848. Marsh, Harrison C, wife Polly and family came in 1843. Their children—Thos. C. married Hannah Husted; Ellen married Henry Daggett; John D. married Rebecca Perry; Mary married McAlister; Lizzie married Ephraim M. Daggett, jr.; Martha Ann married Mark Eliston; Polly (pet name Pete) married Wm. Neill. The extraordinary fact is stated that, during their fortyfour years' residence in Dallas county, there has never been a death in this esteemed family. 


Elder Amon McCommas, with his wife, nee Mary Brumfield, and children, came from Missouri in 1844. lie hailed from Virginia, stopping for repairs, successively, in Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois and Missouri. Of his children, James B. married Miss Shields before coming; John (a soldier in the Mexican war) married in Dallas county Missouri Tucker; Elisha married Rhoda Ann Tucker; William M. married Julia Tucker; Amon, Jr., married Nancy Seals; Stephen B. died a soldier in the City of Mexico, December 24, 1847; Rosa married Jesse Cox; Armilda married Benj. F. Fleaman; Mary E. married John W. Herndon. 

McCommas, Stephen B., Sr., brother of Amon, came with his family. His son, Burke, died a soldier in the City of Mexico, about Christmas, 1847. Of his other children, Serena married Rufus Bennett, and of John I have no data.

McCommas, John C, brother of Amon and Stephen, came with them married—was a soldier in Mexico, and now lives in Young county.  

McCommas, Mrs. Lavinia, a sister-in-law of the three brothers, with her family, came with them. 

Moore, Benj. S., came single—married Martha Weatherford. 

Myers, William, and family came in 1843; his son Meredith married Miss Eddy. 

Mccoy, John C, came single in 1845; married Cora M McDermett, who died in 1853; he died April 30, 1887. 

Mounts, Jesse V., and family came in 1844; he commanded in the Grand Prairie skirmish in 1846. 

Mounts, Thomas A., married Eliza J. Harmison. "George, died a soldier in the City of Mexico, December, 1847. 

Mounts, J. H.  

Minter, Rev. Green, came before 1846. 

McCants, Joshua, and family came before July, 1845 in Grand Prairie fight. 

McDermett, J. B., came from Arkansas in 1847, his sister Lucy being of his family. Of his children, Mary M. married Joseph Parker; William A. married Addie Dye; Henrietta married John Tenison; Cora M. married John C. McCoy; Dr. David Porter married Talitha Smith and lives in Pilot Grove; Sam died in New Mexico; Josephine A. married Ulysses Matthews; Edward J. was killed in the naval battle of Mobile.

McKamy, Wm. C., wife Rachel and family; their children, William C, John L., Charles and perhaps others, oosr, Jesse and wife Mary J. came from Missouri in 1845; of their children, E. G. died at fifteen; Jesse in 1872; Julia married Ellis C. Thomas; Martha married Matt. J. Moore; Nancy E. married Joseph C. McConnell; W. Marion married Mrs. Mary J. Knight, nee Armstrong; Sarah J. Illee, Madison M., long a merchant at pleasant Run, near Lancaster, came in 1846; he married first Mary Rawlins, second Emma A. Dewey, (now Mrs. Wm. B. Miller). Miller, William B., wife and children came from Kentucky in 1847. By his first wife he had children, Charilaus (Crill), who married Miss Walker; Alonzo; Mattie married S. Frank Leonard; Molly married George W. Guess; Jenone married Chas. D. Kanady; Susan married Frank Robberson (who died in 1867), and is now the wife of Dr. Jacob B. Ewing, of Dallas. By his present wife, Emma A. (fornerly widow of Madison M. Miller, of Lancaster, and nee Emma A. Dewey,), he has Minnie, wife of Philip B. Miller, Charles and Richard.  

Lleb, James T., came single, a blacksmith; went to California. 

Ller, Stephen H., came single before July, 1848. Matthews, Ulysses, married Josephine A. McDermett. Loeman, John H., married Susan Hickman.  

Markham, George, a soldier in Mexico, married Hannah Cox

Moneyham, James J., and family came in 1843; moved toTarrant county, and finally left the State. Moneyham, Joseph William, and family came in 1843; his son married and died at Letot; a daughter married — Taylor.  

Morris, Wm,, and family came in 1844—his children, JamesM., Samuel, L. D. and Preston W. died single—Melissamarried Snyder Kennedy. Mooney, James, came in 1845—in Grand Prairie fight. Mitchell, John, came in 1845—in Grand Prairie fight. Mathis, James, came in 1845—in Grand Prairie fight. McCarty, Perry, and family came in 1846. Masters, Wm., and family came in 1846. Morris, Richard, young Englishman, came in 1848—died. McCrackin, Anson, and family came in 1845. May, William C., and family. Merrill, Adolph G. M., came single. Merrill, David, and family came in 1844; among his children were Benjamin, Robert, Samuel and Eli. 


Myers, Elder David, a Baptist preacher and patriarch of a large family, came from Illinois in 1845—left a fine record as a Christian pioneer. Born in Kentucky, he came from Jersey county, Ill. Elder Myers organized the first and still the well known "Union" Baptist church in Dallas county, May 10th, 1846, the original members being J. B. Lee and -wife P. A., Franklin Bowles, Letitia Myers and John M. Myers, of whom the latter is the only survivor. Thomas Keenan and wife and Mrs. Kesiah Myers were the three first additions to the church.   HIS CHILDREN, Nancy married J. W. Chowning in '34, came in 1845; John M., (the second Elder,) married in 1842 Kessiah Wiley, came in 1845; Emiline married J. H. Whitlock, came in in 1845—died early; Elizabeth married Wm. Barnes, and died soon; Sarah married A. J. Clark, an old Texian [Henry C. Clark, of Dallas, is their son]; B. C. married Penina Fyke; Jemima married Archer Fyke; Mary married D. H. Wise; Geo. W. married Lucy Peak in Illinois; Harriet married A. G. Brant; Elder David has a hundred descendants, mostly in Texas.   CHILDREN OF ELDER JOHN M. MYERS.Elizabeth married J. S. Bailey; Mary married William Mosely; Martha married J. J. Stubbs; J. S. married M. V. Cooper; Douglas married Eugenia Hoffman; G. F. married Ella Kennedy; Letty married James McWhorter; Nancy married W. T. McKamy; Lewis remains open to negotiations. Merrill,Elder Eli, and wife Mary came in 1844; of their children, Julia married John W. Wright; Cornelius married Margaret Dickinson; John M. married Sue Whitman; Thomas was murdered at Van Horn's Wells, near the Rio Grande; and Geo. C. Merrill. 

Merrill, Charles D., and family. 

McCombs, Joshua, came single.  

McDowell, John, came single before July, 1848. 

Munden, Joseph, and family, before July, 1848.  

Metcalf, John J., and family came before July, 1848—a surveyor, and died in Palo Pinto county. 

Moore, James, came before July, 1848. "Jesse and John T., came single before July, 1848. 

Marks, Watts, and family, before July, 1848. 

Morse, Frederick, and family, before July, 1848. 

Manning, Mrs. Delilah, and family, before July, 1848. "Thomas G., came single before July, 1848. "andrew J., and family, before July, 1848

Mills, Edward, and family, before July, 1848. "James, came single before July, 1848. "John, came single before July, 1848.  

McDaniel, Aaron, came single before July, 1848.  

Newby, James, came single, married Mary Keenan. 

Neely, Charles, came single before July, 1848. 

Nye, John, came in 1846; his children, Margaret married Malone; D. H. to Mary Myers; Francis M. to Caroline Drake; Louisa to Lewis Cook; Sarah to W. J. anderson; Daniel to Mary Fyke. 

Newton, Harvey H., and family, before July, 1848. "Charles G., and family, before July, 1848. " Samuel G., came at the same time—died in San Antonio.  

Narboe, three Norwegian brothers, came in 1845—John P. and wife died; Peter married Jane Robinson. Peter, Paul and John, single, went to California about 1850 or '51 

Noble, John, came in 1845; in Grand Prairie fight. 

Nanny, andrew T., came single in 1847, married Susan Ray; his children, Benji, Amos, Levy, Rebecca, and perhaps others. 

Norton, Daniel E., came single, married Margaret E. Strong. 

Nations, John W., came single, married Darcus Baugh.

Nix, John, and family came before July, 1848.

Overton, Aaron, and family came in 1844. "Caswell, and family came in 1844. "John M., and family came in 1844. "Wm. P., and John C. came single in 1844. Overton, Wm., and family came before July, 1848. "Stephen C. and Leonidas, came single.  

Patrick, Callaway H. and wife, came to the county in 1846. He had been in it in 1841 with an Indian scout. He married Rhoda I., daughter of Abraham T. Smith, killed by Indians in Young county, 1841. Phelps, Josiah Smith, came in 1845, and was a surveyor; in March, 1846, at Harwood Springs (Kleburg), this still being Nacogdoches county, he married Mrs. Melissa T. Jacobs, daughter of Alex. M. Harwood, Sr. ; she died about January, 1848, leaving an only infant child, "Dickey," now Mrs. Henry C. Miller, Azle P. 0., Tarrant County. Mr. Phelps was killed by Indians, April 9, 1848. [See the narrative elsewhere.] Pancoast, Josiah, a soldier in the Grand Prairie fight and in Mexico, married Mary Ann Young; moved to San Antonio, reared seven daughters, and died there. He was a brother of the celebrated medical author, Dr. Pancoast, of Philadelphia. Pearson, Wm. H., and family came in 1844. "Dudley F., a soldier in Mexico. Popplewell, Simcoe, single. Pulliam, Wm. H., and family came in 1845. "Marshall S., single, came in 1845. "John L., single, came in 1845—soldier in Mexico. Pruitt, William, and family. "Martin, single. Parks, Elias C, came in 1845. Pruitt, Wm. A., married Elizabeth Freeman.  

Prigmore, Joseph, and family came in 1845. "Benjamin J., came single in 1845, soldier in Mexico in his nineteenth year, married Lucy Jackson, and In near Richardson. 

Parks, Alfred J., married Lydia A. Rawlins. 

Parker, Joseph, came from Shelby county, Texas, 184 married Mary McDermett and died in 1878. Their ehildr are Theodore; Clementine, wife of Robert P. Toole, ai Cora J. (Mittie) is Mrs. Littlefield. 

Perry, Mrs. Sarah, and family came 1844 or '45. "Alexander W., and wife, nee Sarah Hoffman, car from Illinois in 1844; their children, Margaret married M. Smith; Harriet married Thomas Warner; J. H. marri Susan Poor; W. F. married Amanda Cox; Carrie marri Clinton Hoffman; Lillie Dale married W. D. Fyke; Roe Ann married N. N. Buller.  

Perry, Weston, and family came in 1846; his children Nancy was married to Page Blackwell, F. S. to M McCants, W. M. to Miss Blackwell, Rebecca to Dan Marsh, Caroline to John Jackson, Sarah to Wm. Rov Eliza to James Cox, Ellen to A. F. Fouts, Ann to W Kennedy, Eveline to Preston Buchanan—Theodore, Co modore and John are dead—thirteen children and ten married. 

Perry Middleton, came in 1845, married in Illinois daughter of Thomas M. Ellis—raised a large family Dallas county. 

Patterson, James M., from Warren county, Kentucky, January, 1846; married Sarah E. Self; merchant from IS to '54; chief justice of the county, 1854 to '66; his childreFlorence Belle is the wife of John Spellman; Kitty is the wife of Joseph Shuford; Charles L. is dead; James M. and Edward are single; Rowena is the wife of Thomas H. Patterson; Emma is single.  

Pryor, Dr. Samuel B., and young wife, from Virginia and last from Arkansas, came in 1846. His first child, Ashton B. (late police officer), was born in Dallas October 29,1847. Dr. P. was district clerk from December, 1846, to August, 1850—was the first mayor of Dallas, in 1856-'7, and died in 1867. His widow and other children reside in Southwestern Arkansas. Jbtee, John F., and family came before July, 1848."George R., came single. ^Sexton, Edwin H., came single before 1848. Land, Bales 0. C., came single before 1848. Emberton, Gideon, came single before 1848. Oland, Joseph, and family came before July, 1848. (cketts, Zedekiah, and family, before 1848. "Daniel D. and David M., single.  

Red, Benjamin, and family, before 1848.

Ramsey, Samuel, and family, before 1848.

Rox Yon, Silas R., and family came before 1848.  

Reedy, David W., came in 1845; his wife, Mary E. in 1844. 


Rawlins, Elder Roderick, and wife Mary came in 1844. Of their children, Louisa married Lewis Hull; Nancy married Pleasant Taylor (both living in Dallas); Pleasant King married Mrs. Lydia Spruance—he died June 6, 1887; Lucinda married Samuel Keller; Tabitha married Carlos Wise; Mary married M. M. Miller; Roderick A. (Capt. Aleck) married Virginia Bledsoe; Elder William married in Illinois. Rawlins, Pleasant K., as above; his stepson, Thomas Spruance, married Bettie Bledsoe; his son, A. H. Rawlins, married first Maggie Swindells, second Georgie Rogers; R. D. (Dod) married Henrietta Jacobs; John S. married Mary Peacock; Lucy A. married Robert Brotherton, who died in 1866 or '67, and she is now the wife of Irvine Lavender; Mary E. married James Henry Ellis; Benj. S. died in 1863.  

Rawlins, Elder William, son of Elder Roderick, and family came in 1846. His children are Hubbard M., George, Allen, Frank, Malinda, Lucinda and Mrs. Richard T. Bandy. 

Rogers, Elijah, married Lourina Crowley. 

Robinson, John B., came before July, 1848. 

Robertson, Mrs. Elizabeth, and family, before July, 1848. "Hugh, and family, before July, 1848. "Joseph M., came single before July, 1848. 

Rhodes, Elisha L., and family, before July, 1848. "Frederick, and family, before July, 1848. 

Ray, Robert, and family came from Illinois in 1845. Of his children, all coming with him, Susan married andrew T. Nanny and Mary married Benj. F. andrews, both in Illinois; William married Lucinda Hart; Elizabeth married Abe Hart; Rebecca married John H. Daniel, a soldier in the Mexican war; Nancy married Timothy Caldwell; Jane married Joseph Lockett; of twin boys, Robert married Emiline McCommas and Samuel married Miss White; Martha married James Kinchelow, who died a prisoner in Camp Douglas, Chicago—ten and all married. 

Ray, George M., came in 1846 from Tennessee. His wife, Subrina, is now the widow of James Sheppard, residing in
Dallas with her stepdaughter, Mrs. E. A. (Dr. A. A.) Johnston.  

Rowe, Wm., and family, before July, 1848. "Wm. B., and family, before July, 1848. "John M. and Wm. H., single, before July, 1848.

Riley, James R., and family, before July, 1848. "Thomas, came single before July, 1848.  

Ramsey, Isaac, and family, before July, 1848. 

Romiste, Wm., came single before July, 1848. 

Reedy, E. L., came single before July, 1848. 

Rentro, Creath, and family—removed to the frontier, where he and his son were killed by Indians in 1859 or 60. 

Ray, James, came single before July, 1848. 

Ream, Mrs. Sarah, and family, before July, 1848. "Sylvester, came single before July, 1848. 

Roberts, Joel, and family, before July, 1848. 

Ramsey, Samuel, and family, before July, 1848. 

Rattan, Thomas, and family came from Illinois 1841—settled in Collin; of his children, Hamp, then of Bird's Fort, was killed by Indians, one and one-half miles southwest of Carrollton, Dallas county, Christmas day, 1841; Littleton; John died in Collin; Mary married Wm. Fitzhugh; Harriet married Andrew J. Witt, and died in Dallas; Ann married James W. Throckmorton; Hugh married a daughter of David Turner; Jennie married Mr. Moore and died in Collin; Tollie married Robert Dowell and lives in Collin; Edward married Miss Stiff and lives in Collin; Louisa married Hogan Witt (cousin of Preston), of Collin; Temperance married John Kincaid; Thomas lives near Van Alstyne. 

Robinson, Wm., married Ann Matterson. "J. M., married Louisa Newton. 

Sheppard, Mrs. Sabrina, daughter of Hugh Brown, of Georgia, came to Dallas the wife of George M. Ray, ii 1846; her second husband was Elder Thacker V. Griffin and she is now the widow of James Sheppard, residing wit] her stepdaughter, Mrs. E. A. (Dr. A. A.) Johnston. Smith, Patrick P., a soldier at Monterey in 1846—son o Abraham T. Smith, who was killed by Indians, on the Brazos, in 1841—now dead.  

Shahan, David, and family came in 1844 or '45. "Wm. P., came single in 1844 or '45. Smith, Chilton, and family came in 1844 or '45.

Sprowls, William, and family, from Illinois in 1844 or '4? Samson, Dr. Jonathan L., came in 1845; visited Californi a and died. His widow married the late Mr. Bourgeois. Sharrock, James, and family, before 1848. "Everard, and family, before 1848. "Everard, in, came single before 1848. "George W., came single before 1848.  

Simmons, James A., and family, died early.

Stewart, Samuel A., and family, before 1848.

Sloan, Robert (a gallant and early Indian fighter) and family came from Red River county in 1844. He commanded a scouting party through Dallas county in 184- died in Stephensville in 1886. Sloan, Samuel (brother of Robert), came from Red Riv er County in 1844; was a soldier in the Texian Army of 183- He now lives in Stephens County.

Stewart, Wm. A., married Susan 0. Harwood.

Slayback, anderson, married Lucinda Chapman.

Stoke, Thomas, married Elizabeth Ross.

Scboggins, Wm., married Lucretia Strong.  

Smith, Rev. James A., and family came from Mississippi in 1846. [He, his twin brother, Wesley, now of Eastland County, and his brother William A., superintendent of the State Blind Asylum during the war, were all Methodist preachers, and each one, in the locality of his residence, from his ruddy complexion and bristly hair, was known by the soubriquet of "Cedar Top "—by the way, three excellent and sincere men.] James A. Smith's children were John Wesley, married Miss Wilburn; Joshua Lafayette, married Miss Daniels—a captain in Stone's Sixth Texas cavalry, murdered in Dallas in 1867 by Wilson, an attache of the Freedmen's bureau, who fled the country; Robert, married Sophronia Winn; Fanny Killen married John M. Laws, and is dead. 

Swing, Matt L., came in 1848—now in New Jersey. 

Snow, Wm. J., came single before 1848; married Eleanor Otwell.  

Snow, J. M., came from Arkansas in 1848.

Stadden, Seth, and family from Illinois in 1846.

Story, John L., before 1848.

Sckutch, Nathan, single, before 1848.

Story, Thomas C., single, before 1848.

Stabkey, Jesse S., before 1848.

Simpson, Lionel, before 1848.

Smith, Absolem, and family, before 1848.

Snyder, John D., single, before 1848.

Scurlock, John, and family, before 1848.  

Sewell, James M. and Thos J., single, before 1848. 

Sweet, Levi J., and family, before 1848. 

Sage, Daniel, before 1848.  

Taylor, Pleasant, in Illinois married Nancy, daughter Elder Roderick Rawlins; came in 1844; their children wer e Alfred, Alonzo, Addie Paris, all dead; , killed by a pet bear; living—Pleasant King, who married Annie Col lins, and Sophronia, wife of R. P. Aunspaugh; Alfred married Lizzie Green, now the wife of Frank M. Ervay. 

Tuggle, Henry, married Minerva A. Biffle. 

Trees, Crawford, came in 1845. In 1846, married Annie M. Kimmel, being the first couple married in the new county in July or August, 1846, the record being destroyed. Her name is erroneously printed Henderson on a former page. 

Thomas, John (the first chief justice of Dallas county), wife Hannah and children came from Missouri in 1844. Their children—John, died a soldier in Mexico; Alex. A., also a soldier in Mexico, married Mary E. Armstrong; Ellis C. married Julia Moon; Elizabeth B. married Charles H. Durgin; Eliza married Reese Jones; Sarah A. married P. A. Sayre.  

Turner, Wm. A., came single before July, 1848, married Alinda Turner. 

Toliver, J. M., from Illinois in 1846. 

Tilley, Jefferson, came in 1844—married Eliza Cole. 

Thompson, Marlin M., came in 1844; married Lucy Horton. 

Turner, Levi, and family, before 1848. "Wm., and family, before 1848. "Wm. (?), single, before 1848. 

Taylor, Calvin, single, before 1848. 

Trimble, Wm. C, single, before 1848. 

Tucker John S., and family, before 1848. Vance, Thomas, and family, before 1848. "John C, and family, before 1848. "Charles K., and family, before 1848. Valentine, Henry K., and family, before 1848. Vernoy, Thomas, came single in 1845, married Julia A. Bast and died early.  

Vernoy, Julia, married first Best and second Wm.  

James. Vail, Hiram, came single, married Betsey Keenan. Weatherford, Jefferson, and family, from Kentucky, but from Illinois in 1845. Weatherford, Money, and family, from Illinois in 1845. " Hairbird, single, from Illinois in 1845.  

Wampleh, Thos. J., and family, before 1848. "Valentine, and family, before 1848. "Martin J. S., Austin C. and Wm. R. came single.  

Walker, Wm. J., and family, from Tennessee 1846. A. G., from Kentucky 1845. Wilson, Richard, and family, before 1848. "Aaron B., and family, before 1848. "George, and family, from Missouri in 1840; from Lamar county in 1848. Among his children are Thomas, Charles, James K. P. and Nancy E., wife of James N. Whittenburg. He yet lives, over eighty, near Cedar Hill —was lieutenant colonel in Young's regiment at the close of the Mexican war. Williams, Thomas C, and family, from Tennessee in 1845. Among his children are T. J., J. B., E. A., M. J. and R. H. I am not responsible beyond the initials. Wright, John W., and family, before 1848.John W. (2) and family, before 1848. "John, and family, before 1848. Wand, Henry, and family, before 1848.  

Wilburn, Robert, and family, came in 1845; in Grand Prairie fight. 

Wilburn, Edward, and family came in 1845. "Hiram, and family came in 1845.  

Winn, Francis A., and family came in 1845; among his children were Berry; W. M. married Ann R. West; Emma married John R. West; Viola H. married Edward W. Hunt; Helena married T. J. Winn. 

West, James, and family, before 1848. 

Whitlock, John, and family, before 1849. 

West, Robert J., and family came in 1845; of his children, Ann R. married W. M. Winn; Helena married first T. J. Winn, second Dr. C. C. Gillespie; Alice married Thomas H. Floyd; John R. married Emma Winn; Robert H. lives in violation of Genesis, chapter 2d, verse 24, notwithstanding he was the first native to be county judge. 

Warner, John, came single before 1848. 

Webb, Alex. W., from Illinois to Bowie county in 1840—to Bird's Fort in 1841—escaped when the Indians killed Rattan; settled with his family in Dallas county in 1842. 

Webb, Isaac B., and family, from Tennessee in 1844; of his children, Wm. D. married Olivia Merrill; J. Whit, Sarah; J. N. was born in Dallas county July 1, 1846. 

Winneford, Norvell R., married Matilda Goar. "William, came single. 


Witt, Preston, came in 1842—died in 1877—his widow lives in Kansas. 

Witt, Wade H., and family came in 1845. "Andrew J., came in 1845; married Harriet Rattan— both dead. Witt, Pleasant, twin of Preston, came in 1842, and is dead. "Eli, and family."John, came single. Wise, Carlos, came single before 1848—married Tabitha   Rawlins. 

Young, John, and family, came before 1848. Zachary, Mrs. Sarah, and two children came from Kentucky in 1845; her daughter married Henry C. Long and died early.  

-- History of Dallas County, Texas: From 1837 to 1887 by John Henry Brown, 1887 sd




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