A history of Grayson County, Texas / Mattie Davis Lucas (Mrs. W. H. Lucas) and Mita Holsapple Hall (Mrs. H. E. Hall) Page: 94
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94 A HISTORY OF GRAYSON COUNTY, TEXAS
were: "The Toodles", "The Loan of a Lover", and
"The Hole in the Wall".
During all of this period, the growth of the county
was slow and healthful; January 25th, 1858, there
were eight post-offices listed in Grayson county.
These were Basin Springs, Kentuckytown, Springville,
Clayton, Pilot Grove, Woodboro, Ferguson, and Sherman.
Other towns were being established, among
them Whitesboro and Collinsville, but the war clouds
were gathering and the peaceful, happy life of the
settlers was drawing to an end. In April, 1859, a
county meeting was held with George Massey presiding.
A resolution was adopted declaring the democracy
of Grayson county in favor of the Union 'while
it can be preserved without dishonor'.
Sam Houston came to Grayson county in 1859 during
his campaign for election as governor, but there
was so much objection to his speaking in the courthouse
that his speech was delivered in a cow lot belonging
to Mrs. Julia Shannon Richards-King. However,
when the returns were counted, Houston had
carried the county, the returns being Runnels 429,
On November 6, 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected
president of the United States, and from then till
December, many public meetings were held requesting
the governor to convene the Texas legislature in
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Lucas, Mattie Davis & Hall, Mita Holsapple. A history of Grayson County, Texas / Mattie Davis Lucas (Mrs. W. H. Lucas) and Mita Holsapple Hall (Mrs. H. E. Hall), book, 1936; Sherman, Tex.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth24648/m1/96/: accessed March 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .