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WILLIS, TX

WILLIS, TEXAS . Willis, a lumbering and agricultural market town, is on the Missouri Pacific Railroad eight miles north of Conroe in north central Montgomery County. In 1870, as the Houston and Great ... railroad along the proposed route. By that time a number of black farmers in the vicinity had already organized a Methodist ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - jbrown - 06/15/2010 - 23:23 - 0 attachments

CARHART, LEWIS HENRY

... LEWIS HENRY (1833–?). Lewis Henry Carhart, son of Isaac D. and Nancy (Bangs) Carhart, was born in Albany County, New York, in ... By 1877 he was in charge of a pastorate in Sherman, Texas. There he developed an interest in establishing a Christian colony in the ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - jbrown - 06/12/2010 - 16:39 - 0 attachments

HOGAN, COLUMBUS HENDERSON

... Columbus Henderson Hogan, African-American educator, son of William and Malinda Hogan, was born in Washington County, Texas, on May 1, 1870. Hogan grew up in Chappell Hill and lived there most of ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - tmj0068 - 05/21/2013 - 09:20 - 0 attachments

ORANGE COUNTY

... . Orange County (K-23) is in the Central Prairie region of southeastern Texas. The Sabine River on the east forms a natural border between it and the ...

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EDWARDS, BERNICE [MOANIN’]

... Edwards apparently grew up with the Houston musical family of George W. Thomas, Jr. , his sister Sippie Wallace , their brother ... “Santa Fe” style, deriving from southeast Texas railroad or boxcar-type juke joints, and her singing includes ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - tmj0068 - 05/29/2013 - 15:55 - 0 attachments

VAN ZANDT, JOHN TOWNES

... Van Zandt in Fort Worth on March 7, 1944. He was the son of Harris William and Dorothy (Townes) Van Zandt. The Van Zandts were a wealthy ... Fort Worth. The law school building at the University of Texas at Austin, Townes Hall, bears the mother's family name. Van Zandt ...

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COIT, JOHN TAYLOR

... Chesterfield County, South Carolina. He was the son of John Caulkins and Ann Maria (Campbell) Coit. He studied law at Princeton ... Bank of Dallas. In the spring of 1858 Coit traveled to Texas, where in June he purchased a 320-acre farm which straddled the line ...

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FARMER, JAMES LEONARD, SR.

... Leonard Farmer, Sr., believed to be the first black man in Texas to have a Ph.D., was born on June 12, 1886, in Kingstree, South Carolina, the son of Carolina and Lorena (Wilson) Farmer. His parents were former slaves. He ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - jbrown - 07/11/2012 - 16:07 - 0 attachments

NICKERSON, WILLIAM N., JR.

... Sr. The family moved from Louisiana to San Jacinto County, Texas, shortly after his birth. He attended Bishop College and graduated in ... he worked as an insurance agent for the black division of the Southern Mutual Benefit Association. In 1916 Nickerson, Clifton F. ...

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THOMAS, ROY LEONIDAS

... Roy Leonidas Thomas, architect, was born in San Marcos, Texas, on September 12, 1887, the son of E. L. and Kate Thomas. He attended the San Marcos public schools and during ...

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