Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 206 of 1,110
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204 HISTORY OP DALLAS COUNTYx.
. owell, Sirmkins, Morrow and
J. T. Downs, Roberts,
M. L. Dye, Simpson and RobertOatis
S. Eaton, son,
Edward and Blewett, C. P. Smith,
W. iI. Edwards, J. W. Smith,
D. A. Eldridge, C. E. Stewart,
C. I. Evans, W. T. Strange,
Field and Howan, Thomas and EdmondFitzhugh
craft, Thompson and ThompKenneth
J. D. Fowraker, Wm. Thompson,
Freemen, Hall and W. L. Thompson.
M. D. Gano,
J. W. George,
E. E. Gibson,
Gillespie and Capers,
G. G. Goldman,
G. I. Gooch,
De E. Greer,
J. M. Haynes,
V. H. Hexter,
V. O. Hildreth,
T. T. Holloway,
C. E. Hooker, Jr.,
A. J. Houston,
E. O. Howell,
A. I. Hudson,
S. I. Hurlock,
Kearby and McCoy,
Charles Fred Tucker,
Turney and Brooks,
Watts Aldredge and
J. P. C. Whitehead,
J. E. Wiley,
D. A. Williams,
E. G. Williams,
W. L. Williams,
Wooten and Kimbrough,
R. H. West,
Word and Reeves,
T. A. Work,
A. P. Wozencraft,
G. G. Wright.
Among the old pioneers who deserve
special mention on the pages of history are
the old pioneer physicians. Among that
number is Dr. A. A. Johnson, of Dallas, who
graduated at the University of Louisville,
Kentucky, in the winter of 1856 and came
immediately to Dallas, where he first l hbung
out his shingle," and where he has since continued
to practice except when serving as
surgeon in that branch of the Confederate
service known as the Army of the Tennessee.
It is not quite easy to determine who was the
first physician to locate within the present
boundaries of the county of Dallas, but from
the information at hand the honor appears to
belong to a Dr. Conover, who came about
1843 or '44, prior to the organization of Dallas
county, settling at Cedar Springs, on the
lot where Jack Coles' handsome residence
now stands, and part of the old orchard
planted by his hands remains to. mark the
spot where he lived.
A short time after came a Dr. Sampson,
and was known among old settlers as the
c "hot-water and steam doctor."
The third and best remembered of the first
doctors was Dr. Jerry Dakin. He had been
deprived of a complete literary education
but, as one of his friends in Dallas expresses
it, he was a " natural-born doctor," and was
regarded by his brother physicians who came
later as a successful practitioner. A few
years ago, broken down in health and for
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Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas., book, 1892; Chicago, Illinois. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20932/m1/206/: accessed April 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.