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Sheriff


Thrash-Landers-Hiner House

North Carolina native Patrick H. Thrash (1832-1921) moved his family to this area in 1872. Thrash, Granbury's first mayor, built a one story frame home here about 1880. Downtown saloon owner George W. Landers purchased the property in 1899, then sold it to district attorney John J. Hiner in 1903. Hi....

Historical Marker - Granbury.


Hood County Jailhouse

Second county jail. Celebrated in early local Ballad. Built to succeed 1873 log jail at time when lawlessness was rampant. Main building is late victorian in style. Separate stone kitchen was added upon completion. The tall front section was to have a gallows, but no hanging have occurred here. Jail....

Historical Marker - Granbury.


Wright-Henderson-Duncan House

The three principal owners of this home each served terms as sheriff of Hood county. A.J. Wright (1819-1889) began the limestone structure about 1873 as a one story dogtrot dwelling. James F. Henderson, who acquired the house in 1881, added the second floor and victorian galleries. Charles M. Duncan....

Historical Marker - Granbury.


Fuget Cemetery

This property was part of a 640-acre tract of land patented to Peters colonists Rowland and Anna Huitt (also Hewitt) in 1843. The Huits immigrated to this area from Arkansas, and in 1847 Rowland became the second sheriff of Dallas County by filling the unexpired term of his brother John, who died th....

Historical Marker - Grand Prairie.


Edens, John, Cemetery

(3 miles east) Among the earliest burials in this family cemetery on John Edens' land are believed to be the victims of the Edens-Madden massacre, which occurred near here in October 1838. The victims included John Edens' second wife, whose name is unknown; his daughters Caledonia, 3, and Emily, 16;....

Historical Marker - Grapeland Vicinity.


Southall, John L.

(June 11, 1869 - Oct. 6, 1912) Assistant chief of police of Greenville. Was killed in line of duty in attempt to arrest drunken gunman. Southall's soft nosed bullets were ineffective in battle, as his practice was to wound and stop, not kill. Also killed was Special Deputy Sheriff Emmett Shipp.....

Historical Marker - Greenville.


Faulkenberry Cemetery

David Faulkenberry, believed to have been born in South Carolina circa 1795, wed Nancy Douthit in 1814 in Tennessee. The couple had seven children. The family was part of Daniel Parker's Pilgrim Church, an Illinois congregation that came to Texas in 1833. The Faulkenberrys and others from the church....

Historical Marker - Groesbeck.


Potts, John Stephen

Born in Bradley county, Tenn. Married Malinda Davis, cousin of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States of America. Lived in Carthage, Mo., where he was justice of the peace, then sheriff (1850-52), and Confederate soldier during the Civil War. Moving to Texas, he paid $500 in gold for H....

Historical Marker - Hamilton.


Harlingen Cemetery

The Harlingen Cemetery came into legal existence in 1912. In that year, Lon C. Hill (1862-1935), founder of the city of Harlingen and president of the Harlingen land and water company, sold 7.6 acres of land at this site for one dollar to trustees of the Harlingen Cemetery. Burials, however, had tak....

Historical Marker - Harlingen.


Cox, John P.

Sheriff of Hill County for 16 years. The son of San Jacinto hero, Euclid M. Cox. Joined Parsons Brigade of the Confederate Army in 1861, then for 25 years after the Civil War was commander of Hillsboro's Confederate Camp. A Methodist and a Mason, this fearless and firm sheriff made every effort to b....

Historical Marker - Hillsboro.



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