[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Davis-Ansley Log Cabin Home]

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Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Davis-Ansley Log Cabin Home in Denison, Texas. Text: Blacksmith Micajah C. Davis (1790-1860), one of the founders of Grayson County, erected this cabin about 1840 at Iron Ore Creek Settlement near present Denison. The pioneer home was built of hand-hewn oak logs with a plank floor. Sold in 1870 to Josephus R. Ansley (1826-1873) and his wife Gilley (1826-1915), the cabin was later occupied by their son Will (1861-1952). Mr. and Mrs. John Summers purchased the structure in 1953 and donated it in 1972 to the Old Settlers Village. Recorded Texas Historic ... continued below

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1 photograph : col. ; 2473 x 1641 px.

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West, Carolyn Effie 2011-12/2012-03.

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Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Davis-Ansley Log Cabin Home in Denison, Texas. Text: Blacksmith Micajah C. Davis (1790-1860), one of the founders of Grayson County, erected this cabin about 1840 at Iron Ore Creek Settlement near present Denison. The pioneer home was built of hand-hewn oak logs with a plank floor. Sold in 1870 to Josephus R. Ansley (1826-1873) and his wife Gilley (1826-1915), the cabin was later occupied by their son Will (1861-1952). Mr. and Mrs. John Summers purchased the structure in 1953 and donated it in 1972 to the Old Settlers Village.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1976

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1 photograph : col. ; 2473 x 1641 px.

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  • 2011-12/2012-03

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  • 1840 - 2012

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  • Nov. 1, 2012, 8:27 p.m.

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West, Carolyn Effie. [Texas Historical Commission Marker: Davis-Ansley Log Cabin Home], photograph, 2011-12/2012-03; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256725/: accessed February 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Private Collection of Carolyn West.