Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas, Volume 3, Number 2, Fall, 1991 Page: 18
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1841 John Neely Bryan settles on the east bank of the Trinity River.
1842 The Gilbert and Beeman families leave Bird's Fort to join Bryan's settlement.
1843 Bryan marries Margaret Beeman.
1844 Bryan is appointed Postmaster.
1845 William and Mary Hord settle west of the Trinity, at Hord's Ridge, which will become Oak Cliff.
Methodists at Farmers Branch organize the area's first religious congregation.
Dallas citizens vote 29 to 3 for annexation of Texas to the United States.
1846 Dallas County is organized; town of Dallas is named temporary county seat.
Bryan begins operating a ferry across the Trinity.
1849 James W. Latimer publishes first newspaper, The Cedar Snag, later re-named The Dallas Herald.
Lucy Jordan Latimer brings first piano to Dallas and offers music lessons.
Masons organize Tannehill Lodge, the first fraternal association in Dallas.
1850 Dallas County voters select town of Dallas as permanent county seat.
Population of Dallas is 163.
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*: This Peters Company Land Grant, dated 1848, gave Weston Perry 640 acres of land as a married
settler who had arrived before July 1, 1847.
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