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Lemon-Edens House

Corsicana resident A. L. Lemon built this home in 1895 of Louisiana cypress. In 1902 it was sold to John Wesley Edens. The owner of 2400 acres of local farm and ranch land, Edens had served the area as deputy sheriff, tax collector, and city councilman. The late Victorian style house, which features....

Historical Marker - Corsicana.


Curry, Charles Boothe

Born in the Smith County town of Troup, C. B. Curry became a law enforcement official at an early age. In Jan. 1933, he joined the Texas rangers and served for two years in Falfurrias and San Angelo. He came to Crane in 1935 as special investigator and helped preserve order during the town's oil boo....

Historical Marker - Crane.


Daniel, Isaac Adair

(February 18, 1864 -- December 17, 1924) A native of Houston County. Ike Daniel was a prominent businessman with assets in Kennard and Crockett. Among his various businesses were a general store, gristmill, cotton gin, sawmill, and real estate dealings. He served as Houston County sheriff from 1892-....

Historical Marker - Crockett.


Pierce, J. J.

Born at Blum, Texas. Became Sheriff of Crosby County in January 1947. Was killed in line of duty while arresting a bootlegger at Ralls, Texas. Dedicated to enforcement of law--a man of quiet courage and fearless character. Father of eight children. Recorded, 1967.....

Historical Marker - Crosbyton.


Cole-McNeill-Jones House

Handy P. Cole (1864-1923), foreman of the Spur Ranch and later sheriff of Dickens County, bought this property in 1897. The original part of this house was built about 1900. In 1904 James Calvin McNeill, Jr. (1875-1949) bought the place and moved here from his father's adjoining ranch. In 1917 addit....

Historical Marker - Crosbyton.


Texas Ranger Campsite

Law and order for plains area began here in 1879 with creation of Camp Roberts, first ranger station in Panhandle. Company C of the newly formed Frontier Battalion of Texas Rangers was located here and commanded by Captain G. W. Arrington, Civil War veteran, hard-fighting Ranger, later a Panhandle s....

Historical Marker - Crosbyton.


First Officials of Foard County

Committee appointed by the Legislature to organize county; met in (Old) Margaret April 4, 1891. County divided into four precincts. Election held April 27. Following officials elected: Judge, J. C. Roberts Attorney, G. T. Brown Clerk, G. W. Thompson Sheriff, S. J. Moore Tax Assessor, J. A. Wright Tr....

Historical Marker - Crowell.


Stell, Thomas M.

Born in Florida; came to Texas in childhood. A cowboy in youth -- drove cattle to Kansas, Wyoming. Attended Covey College, Concrete. Appointed sheriff of De Witt County, 1892; he served 15 years. Used persuasiveness and tact in handling duties. One of the prisoners he held was notorious gunman John ....

Historical Marker - Cuero.


Blair, James F.

Born in Tennessee. Parents were James and Catherine Jordan Blair. Served in Mexican and Civil wars. Rose from Confederate ranks to captain of Company G, 36th Texas Cavalry. Later served as Texas Ranger and was appointed Sheriff of De Witt County by Governor Throckmorton in 1866. Married Lucy Elizabe....

Historical Marker - Cuero.


Thompson, James

(1759-1841) Veteran of the American Revolution. Ancestors of James Thompson lived in Virginia in the 17th century. Thompson served in Capt. Bynum's Company of North Carolina Militia in 1781, helping win victory in the American Revolution. In pioneer spirit, he and his family later moved to Alabama, ....

Historical Marker - Daingerfield.



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