Biographical Sketch of L. D. King

L. D. King married Miss Mary E. Hopkins, a daughter of Eldridge Hopkins. They have reared a family of interesting children-four boys and three girls. They are all married and have homes of their own. Sam, their oldest son, was born in the year 1859, in, old Tarrant. B. F. King was born the 8th



Biographical Sketch of J. P. Blackwell

This noted family has long lived in Hopkins County, being amongst its first settlers. J. P. Blackwell, deceased, raised a fair sized family of intelligent, worthy, children, they are all citizens of Delta County. J. P. Blackwell was a useful man in his community, and was highly esteemed, he married Miss Rattan, a sister of



Biographical Sketch of Henry Russell

Uncle Henry Russell is one of the old land marks of the county, having lived in the county since its organization. He has been considered among the best and most substantial men in the county. He has always been an honest, upright, just man, and is appreciated for these qualities. His family are all highly



Biographical Sketch of John Frank Clifton

The Clifton name is prominent in Hopkins County. Frank and John Clifton are pioneer citizens of Hopkins County. Uncle Frank is a primitive Baptist preacher, and is as straight and honest a man as the God of heaven desires man to be; his word is his bond, it is law and the people of the



Biographical Sketch of Jack Sturdivant

Jack Sturdivant was an old time Texan. He married in an early day in Tennessee and came to Hopkins County, Texas, where he has raised a family of children that are all grown up citizens now. Two of his offsprings are living in the county. David, who lives in Peerless, is one of his sons,



Biography of James D. Clifton

James D. Clifton, an old pioneer citizen, a plain, unassuming farmer, came with his parents into the state of-Texas in the year 1837. He was a boy at that time eight years of age. He lived in Titus County for a while and afterward came over into Hopkins County. When he came across Red River



Biography of Henry Barclay

This old Mexican warrior is familiarly known all over the county as Uncle Henry. He moved to Texas with his father, Hugh Barclay, in the year 1845. The United States and the Republic of Mexico were engaged in a war. In the year 1846 young Barclay volunteered and went to Mexico to fight the Mexicans,



Biography of Dave Hopkins

This grand old Texas hero was born in the state of Indiana in the year 1825. He is therefore seventy-seven years of age. He came to Texas with his parents when he was only fifteen years old. He has lived in the state for sixty-two years. His parents died in Red River County and are



Biography of Lodwick Vaden

Lodwick (Uncle Lodwick) Vaden was born in Smith County, Tennessee, on January 29, 1817. At this time he is 8 years of age, a hale, hearty old gentleman of wonderful vitality. He married Miss Nancy E. Dowdle when he was 23 years old, in the State of Mississippi. By this union ten children came to



Biography of Wilshire Bailey

Mr. Bailey was born in the State of Alabama, in the year 1824, and came to Texas with his parents in the year 1835. He married Miss Gage, a daughter of E. N. Gage, in the year 1852. To this union were born 8 children, seven of whom are still living, five girls and two



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