Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 195 of 1,110
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iarul~liaeuHISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY. 193
There are fifty-seven voting precincts in
the county, each of the above named towns
and surroundingg territory constituting a voting
pr:iaft, except the city of Dallas, in
which eatch ward is a voting precinct, there
lting twelve wards in the city. Besides
tlhex there are others which are not hore
nxame, s they are places of minor importIR
The firit marriage in the county after its
orgatizatiol) wais Crawford Treece to Annie
M. Kinumel, by Justice W. HI. Ilord.
The first dlted, dated October 7, 1846,
athe nticated Lbfore William B. Ochiltree,
itric.t judge, N ovemnber 12, and recorded
Novemlslr 20, was from John Neely Bryan
ati t his wife, Margaret, to Henry Harter, to
,S]u I 5 atl 60, block 3, in the town of Dallas.
A bill of satle from the sheriff was recorded
Jn1we 1, 19 187. to a runaway "' slave named
Iftnryv, wiho, being duly advertised according
to law and unclaimdll, was sold to S. G. Newton
and Williamt J. Walker, for $350.
(;Gorge W\. Cox was married to Mary Caror,
August 30, 1846, by Josephll Ky.
1The first marks and brands recorded were
of John Neely Bryan, John Bceman
ani Joh11 Young, ol tlie 28tll ay of Septem4er,
'll; lirst will was tliat of J. A. Simmons,
1tdU wx*a rcordl4ed .Jl uly 23, 184(0.
A hill of sale dated March 17, 1 1844, of
a Mtgr wt-n'ax Jane, J ,made by Edward Wel[
rn to JohnYoung. , and wasv recorded Augu
9, 184 0.
rA~Mt*y HIX$UI or TrHHj coUrrs.
anjy after its orgYi izitio l was Cratwford
Tt. ito Amnna Minerva Kiumel, and as the
record is one of the oldest in the county we
will give it in full:
STATE OF TI:ASx, To any regularly ordained
DALLAS COU.NTY. minister of the gospel, district
judge or any justice of the peace for
You are hereby authorized to solemnize the
rites of matrimony between Crawford Treece
and Anna Minerva Kimmel and due return
make to me according to law, this 20tl of
July, A. D. 1846.
WM. M. COCIIRAN, C. C. D. C.
I hereby certify that I solemniz ed the rite
of mnatrimony between Crawford Treece and
Anna Minerva Kiminel on lWednesday, 23d
day of July, A. D. 1846.
AARON B. WILSON, J. P.
Following the above license and certificate
on tlhe record appears this indorsement:
Mit. CocnRAsN, Clerk of the Courtfor
CountZy of Dallas:
Sir: This is to let you know that I am
willing that my daughter, Anna Manervy,
shal )be united in matrimony to Crawford
July 20, 1846.
The above license was issued on Sunday;
and on same day it was execuited,-the 23d
day of July, 1846,-a license was issued to
J. T. Miller and Sarah Haulght, and also to
Joseph Graham and Catherine Kimnel, the
mother of the lady who was one of the parties
to the first marriage.
In the same old record appears the record
of the marriage of 'William P. Overton and
Martha Ann Newton. William t. Overton
was one of thle )allas county pioneers, and
is still living in thle county, a few miles southwest
of the city of Dallas.
Tlhe first bill of sale recorded in the county,
August 9th, 1846, was from Edward Welborn
to John Young, and is as follows:
I lhav this day soldl to John Youngt , a
negro womana me I dinc] Jane, and clild, aged
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