History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families

tlISTORY OP TEXAS. ~(}
When When
Counties. Named for- Counties Created from. WCreated. Wenzd County Sent
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Duval ......... rhe Duval family ............ Live Oak, Nueces and Starr. Feb. 1, 1858 Nov 7, 171S i.;q San Diego i
Eastland....... W. M. Eastland............. Coryell, Bosque, and Travis Feb. 1,18.8 Dec. 2, 1.-'3 9 Easthlud . ),34
Ector.......... General Mat Ector .... TomGreen.. ... Feb. 26, 1887 Jan 16, 191. y. d i .. 2 4
Edwards....... Havden Edaards............. Bexar ................. Feb. 1,1858 Apr. 10, 18.3, 2,3141Leaky .L.. . ,
Ellis............ !ichard Ellis ............... Navarro .................. Dec. 20, 1849 Aug 5, 1.850 . 69! Waxahachie .31,787
El Paso...... . Taken from The Pass.. .. Bexar ............. Jan. 3, 1850,May 7, 18711 8,46 El Pa,-o. . . 15,7..8
Encinal.......... spanish name-Oak Grove .. Webb, Starr, and Nueces .. Feb. 1,1858 Unorganized "l,78Unorganized
Erath............ George B. Erath ............Coryell and Bomque.......... Jan. 25, 1856'Aug. 4 , 18561' 01,'StIophenile. 1514
I 23, 1856'Aug~~~~~~~~~~~. 4,15,,4 tpe~le 1.514
Falls ............. Falls on Brazos River....... Milam and Limestone... . Jan. 28, 1850 Aug. 5, 1850 776 Marlin . ... ,6
Fannin........ James W. Fannin......... Red River..... .......... Dec. 14, 1837,Jan. -,188'891 Bonhai . 3S'61
Fayette ......... General La Fayette............ Colorado and Bastrop....... Dec. 14,1837,Jan. -, 18I963 La Grange. ... 31,413
Fisher ........... S Rhodes Fisher............ Bexar..................... Aug. 21, 1876 Apr. 27, 1886:;90' Roby. 3,8
Floyd..............D. Floyd..................... Bexar........... ........ Aug. 21, 1876 May 28, 1901 1, 471 Floydada.
Foard ........... Robt L. Foard............. llardeman,King.Cottle,Knox Mar. 3, 1891 Apr. 27, 1891, '75. Crowell.
Foley .......... Family named Foley ...... Presidio ..... ... ........ Mar. 15,1887 Unorganized 2,537Unorganized .. ....
Fort Bend....... A fort on the Brazos River .. Austin ..................... Dec. 29, 1837'Jan. -, 1838 (89, Richmond. 10,576
Franklin ...... . B.C. Franklin. .......... Titus. ......... ......... Mar. 8,1875'Apr. 30,185 :310 Mt Vernon.... 7,3 6
Freestone........ Kind of Stone. ............. Limeetone...... ........ Sept, 6, 1850July 6, 151 883 Fairfield... 15,91t3
Frio............... Frio River ........... ...... Bexar. Atascosa, and U alde. Feb. 1, 1858'July 20, 1871 1,08;Pearsall. 3,172
Galveston...... Count de Galvez. ............. Brazoria and Liberty .......May 15,138 - 1839 673;Galveston .. 31,4161
Gaines ......... James Gaines.............. Bxar. . lg....... . 21, 1876 Urnorganized 1,560 Unorganized'
Garza........... The family of Garzas......... Bexar A ug. 21, 1S7h Unorgani.ed 9li Unorganized .
Gillespie......... Captain R. A. Gillespie . .. Bexar and Travis ............ Feb. 23, 1m48 ,iune 5,1818 i.lrederckburg.1 7,027
Glasscock........ George W. Glasscock. Sr..... Tom Green....... ........ Apr. 4, 187,Unorganized 9 00 Unorganized.. I. .. .
Goliad............ Municipality of Goliad....... Original ..................-- - 1836 - 1837 t23'Goliad ....... 5.901i
Gonzales .....Raphael Gonzales...........Oiginal .. ...........-- - 1S36 1837 1,077 Gonzales...... 18,0W3
Gray.............. Peter W. Gray ............... Bexar ......... ........ Aug. 21, 18;6 Unorganized 9 )1 Unorganized .. ...
Grayson.......... Peter W. Grayson........... Fannin . ...............Mar. 17, lS46 July 13, 1S46 968 'Shermnan ......53.2o.4
Gregg............ General John Gregg......... Upshur and Rusk............ Apr. 12, 1873 June 28, 1h73! 79 Longvicw,..... 9,40I'
Greer......... John A. Greer................ Clay ..... ... ....... Feb. 8, 1860July 10, 1886, 2,462, Mangum .............
Grimes.......... Jesse Grimes ................ Montgomery .. . . .....Apr. 6, 184.IJuly 13, 1846' 7811 Anderso .. ..121,293
Guadalupe .....Guadalupe River. ............. Gonzales and Bexar .......Mar. 30,1846 July 13, 1816 711 Seguin ....... 15, (1
Hale............ Lieutenant J. C. Hale .....Bexar ...... ........ Aug. 21, 18761 --- - 1S88 998'Plainview..... ....
Hall ........... Warren D C Hall............Bexar. .... .........Aug. 21, 1876 June 23, 1890 9:0Memphis...........
Hamilton...... James Hamilton..............Comanche, Botque, Lampa- Jan. 22, 1858'Aug. 2, 1858] 977 Hamilton......9,272
Hanstord . John M. Ihansford ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 1876]Mar. 91
Haneford .... ... John M. Hansford .r........ . Bexr ..... 1....... ......... Aug. 21, 18876Mar. 11,1889 910 lHansford .... 33
Hardeman... ..Two brothers-Bailey and I. J. Clay ....................... . Feb. 21, 1858 Dec. 31, 1884' 1.180jMargaret......3,902
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Hardin ........... William llardin ............ Liberty and Jfferson .....Jan. 22, 185s.Aug. 2, 188' 8-27 Hardin .... ... 3,956
Harris... .. .... John R Harrison ......... 'Oriinal. . .... .....--- 1836:--- - 1837; 1,800 Hlouston....... 37,101
lHarrison...... IA pioneer inamed Harrison. Shelbv . . . ....... ... :Jan. 28, 1839'iJn e 18, 1842 8!91Marshal .... ..126,676
Hartley ......'..Q C and R K. Hartley..... Bexar . ............. Aug. 21, S361 Feb. 9, 18911 1,40'liartlev ........ 252
Haskell ....... Charge lIaskell ............ Fannin and Milam ...... Fell. l, 1S58Jan. 13, 1815' 90)10laskell.. .. 1,663
flays............ Captain Jaick Hays.............I rai ....... ......... 'Mr. 1, 1848Aug. 7, 18181 683iSan Marcos ... 11,3
Ilemhill ...... Judge John Hemphill.........lBexar ......... A..Aug. 21, IS76,July 5, 187 900) Canadian...... 501
Henderson ...... Governor J. P. lenderon.... Ho. ton and Nacogdochlies Apr. 27. 146 July 13, 1461965,Athens ....... 12,279
Hlidalgo ........ Guadalupe Hidalgo ...........Cameron... J...n............i. 21. 1852 Aug. 7, 18:21 2,356'Iidalgo ....... 6,5 ;4
Iill............. Gt-orge W . Hill............ 'Navarro................. Feb 7, 1853 May 14, 1853 1,0 IHillsboro ...;.679-t
Hockley........ Adj. Gen. G. W. Hockley. ... Pexar ... ... I a'. 21, 18761Unorganized .IluL'norganized.. ......
Hood ...........GeneralJohn B. Hood ......Johnson . ........ ....N , 186 Dec. 25, 1866 492,Granburv .... 7.567
Hopkins........ A pioneer family.............!Lamar ann Nacogdochcs.... IIMar. 25, 1S461July 13, 1846 755' Sulphur'Spr'gs.20,549
Howard......... Volney E. Hloward...........'Bexar . . . Al. 21, 186 June 15,1882 9;4) Big Springs... A1,210
Houston.... Sam HIouston. ................Nacodoches...... ..... 3 -- 1837 1,177 Crockett...... 19,354
Hunt ....... Memucan Hunt ............ Nacogdoches and Fannin. Apr. 11, 1i lv 1846 869 Greenville. ... 31,35
~~~~~~~~~~~~~'o', 181 J"-y, 1h71 8461ane 90.0 Unrganvilled.l~Hutchinson.....
Anderson Hutchinson........ Pexar . ............... ...Aug. 21, 17.Unorganized 900 Unorganized......
Jrion .............-- Irion.................... iTom Green . ........... Mar. 7. 18891Apr. 1I6, 1889. Sherwood..... 859
Jack............ W.H and P. C. Jack ........,Cooke . ................... Aug. 27, IP:6 July 7, 1857 870 Jacksboro ... 9,73&
Jackson......... Andrew Jackson .............[Orinal ................... 36 - 1837 911Edna. ........ 3.87
Jasper........... Sergeant Jasper .. ........... Ori inal.................. 97 'Ja per......... 556
Jeft Davis........ Jeferson Davis............... :Presidio. ................... Mar. 15, 1887 Mayv 4, 18S7 2,2.-9 Fort Davis ... 1,017
Jefferon......... Jefferion Beaumont.........Original ... ...... .......--- - 18:16 - -'- 1837 1.031Beaumont.... 5,281
Johnson ........ M. T. Johnson ............"Navarro and McLennan.... Feb. 4, 1854 Aug,. 7,1854 687('leburne.. 22,261
Jones............ IDT)r. Anson Jones ............1Bexar and Bosque. . Feb. 1, lP58',June 13, 1881 O9(OiAnson .. .... 3,797
Karnes ........Henry Karnes ............... Bexar, De Witt and Goliad.. Feb. 4, 1-54 Feb. 27, 1854 735i1elena . ......
Kautman ....... S Kaufman. ........... enderson ..... .....Feb. 26, 1814 Aug. 7, 1418 832 Kaufman..... 1,54.
Kendall. George. W. Kendall... iBlanco and Kerr. ro......Jan. 10, 1862 Feb. 18.1862 68;Boerne... 3,8o
.Kent. . .. .................. Bexar ..... ................ Auig. 21, 187 Unorganized 900 Unorganized.....
Kerr............. James Kerr......... ... Bexar .......... Jan. 6, 1856 Mar. 22.1856 1,188 Kerrville ..... 4,445
Kimle........... Kimble ..............Iexar... ................... .an. 22, 1878 Jan. 3,187 1,32 Junction City. 2,234
Kinge.. .William Kin...Fani. . Aug. 21, 186 June 25,1891 900 Guthrie....... 173
Kinney.......... H L. Kinney............. :::. IBexar . . .... Ja. 28,1850-- 1874 1,704 Brackett...... 4,487
Knox. KnoxFCoe:ity, Ohio.. Fanni . .Fel.. 1, I513.Mar. 10, 1886 900 Benjamin..... 1,124
Lamar ......M. B Lamar. ...............IRed River.................... Dec. 17,1840 ---- 1841 90oParis ..... 37,834
Lamb ..... Lieutenant Lamb............. Bexar.. .. ........Aug. 21, 1876 Unorganized 1,080 Unorganized . .....
Lampasa.. ... Lampasas River .............. Fanuin and Bell.. . Fe. 1 186Mar. 10, 1856 858 Lampsas.... 7,563
La Salle......... Cavalier de la SalleJ......... Bexar and Acebb. ........Feb. 1, 1858,Nov. 2,1880 1,512 Cotulla ...... 2138
Lavaca....... ... Lavaca Kiver............... Gonzaies, Victori, Jackson, Apr. 6, 1846 July 13, 1846 1,004 Hallettsville... 2,758
Fayette and Colorado. I I
Lee. Genral Robert E. Lee........ Burleson, Bastrop, Fayette Apr 14, 1874 June 2, 1874 603 Gidding ......
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Lewis Publishing Company, publisher. History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families. Chicago. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29785/. Accessed September 16, 2014.