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[Diana Campbell Parr]

Description: A photograph of Diana Campbell Parr, daughter of privateer James Campbell and wife of Solomon Parr. Mrs. Campbell is wearing a long-sleeved, full-length dark dress with a bow at the neck and gloves.
Date: 1840~/1850
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Henry Wilcox]

Description: A photograph of a sketch of Henry Wilcox, an early settler of Shoal Point. In the sketch, Mr. Wilcox is wearing a dark suit coat, a white shirt and black bow tie.
Date: [1840..1853]
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Freedmens First Vote - Palestine, Texas]

Description: This is a photo of the first Anderson County Courthouse the day of the Freedmen's First Vote. Notice the voters' horses tied to the railing and the Union guards watching over them to prevent opposition from taking or harming them.
Date: 1866~
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[St. Phillips Episcopal Church]

Description: Photo of the St. Phillips Episcopal church, which was built c. 1870 on the corner of Crawford and Sycamore Streets in Palestine. It was moved across Sycamore Street about 1909, which is where it sits today.
Date: [1870..1909]
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Levi Hurbrough]

Description: Levi Hurbrough served as Palestine’s first Mayor after the civil war, his term running from 1871 until 1872.
Date: 1871
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Gideon Gooch]

Description: Gideon Johnson Gooch was born on April 3, 1844 and served as Mayor of Palestine from 1872 until 1873. He died on January 31, 1906 and is buried in the East Hill Section of the Palestine City Cemetery.
Date: 1872
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[W. M. Lacy]

Description: W. M. Lacy served as Mayor of Palestine from 1873 until 1874 and then again from 1887 until 1889.
Date: 1873
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Doctor]

Description: Photo of Dr. John Acers. Photo taken in 1874: Charlie, Texas.
Date: 1874
Partner: Clay County Historical Society

[S. N. Pickens]

Description: S. N. Pickens served as Mayor of Palestine from 1874 until 1878 and then again from 1880 until 1883.
Date: 1874
Partner: Palestine Public Library

["New Town" Palestine, Texas]

Description: Photo of "New Town" (the part of town near the railroad tracks) taken about 1874-75.
Date: 1874~
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Hahn House]

Description: Hahn House. Photo circa 1875: Cambridge, Texas.
Date: 1875~
Partner: Clay County Historical Society

[David Craig Patton Family]

Description: David Craig Patton Family: David Craig Patton and Susan Elizabeth Moore Patton. Photo taken in 1876: Cambridge, Texas.
Date: 1876
Partner: Clay County Historical Society

[301 S. Magnolia - Bowers Mansion]

Description: Photograph of the north and east sides of the "Bowers Mansion" located at 301 S. Magnolia in Palestine, Texas. It is a two-story house that has Victorian Italiante-style architectural elements (including a small cupola with bracketed eaves and narrow, paired windows), and a two-tiered porch with Queen Anne-style turned- and jigsawn- wood trim. This photo was taken from the corner of south Magnolia and west Bowers streets.
Date: [1878..1955]
Location Info:
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Clay County Jail]

Description: Clay County Jail. Photo taken in 1878: Henrietta, Texas.
Date: 1878
Partner: Clay County Historical Society

Henrietta's First City Council

Description: The men of Henrietta's first City Council in 1878 sitting around a table with books on it.
Date: 1878~
Partner: Clay County Historical Society

[William Young Lacy]

Description: William Young Lacy, son of Martin and Dorothy (Dolly) Young Lacy, wa born on March 20, 1814 in Caldwell County, Ky. (His headstone reads that he was born in 1912) He attended college in Kentucky, but when his parents and other family members prepared to move to Texas, he was called home to accompany them. William lived in San Augustine, then moved with his family to Bean’s Saline in what is now southwest Smith County. He served in the Army of the Republic in East Texas and then became a surveyor, serving as deputy surveyor of East Texas by appointment from President Houston. After the war for Texas Independence was over, he was in the frontier service, engaged in warding off Indian attacks in the area. He took part in the one noted Indian battle of the area, the Kickapoo fight which occurred in northeast Anderson County. William’s father was a friend of Peter Elias Bean of Nacogdoches. William met and married Louisa, the daughter of Peter Bean in 1841. She died shortly after the marriage and in 1845 William married Ann Eliza Lindsay. Ann Eliza was a native of Guilford County, N.C.. She had been brought to Texas by her maternal grandmother, Priscilla Saunders Beeson, after the death of her parents. The Beeson’s were a prominent Quaker family from Guilford and Randolph Counties, N.C. The Lacy families remained at Fort Lacy until about 1860 when they moved to Palestine, where William Young was involved with farming and merchandising. He served as Mayor of Palestine from 1878 until 1880 and again from 1883 until 1885. Some say that he actually served three terms in office, but I was unable to verify this. William and Ann Eliza were the parents of nine sons, but only three lived to adulthood. One of ...
Date: 1878
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[1st Postmaster]

Description: 1st postmaster: J.J. Moon. Photo circa 1880: Henrietta, Texas.
Date: 1880~
Partner: Clay County Historical Society

[B.F. Yantis Mill]

Description: B.F. Yantis Mill. Photo circa 1880. Henrietta, Texas.
Date: 1880~
Partner: Clay County Historical Society

[Dr. A.B. Edwards]

Description: Dr. A.B. Edwards. Photo taken in 1880: Henrietta, Texas.
Date: 1880
Partner: Clay County Historical Society

[Henrietta First School House]

Description: Henrietta first school house. Teacher of the first school house was W.F. "Babe" Cobb. Photo taken circa 1880: Henriettal, Texas.
Date: 1880~
Partner: Clay County Historical Society

[Judge W.B. Plemons Family]

Description: Judge W.B. Plemons and family.
Date: 1880~
Creator: Marable, M.M. (Matthew M.)
Partner: Clay County Historical Society

[Palestine Texas]

Description: This is a photo of Front Street (now known as Spring Street) which runs along the railroad tracks in Palestine, Texas. It was taken about 1880.
Date: 1880~
Partner: Palestine Public Library