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Early History of Hopkins County, Texas. Biographical Sketches and Incidents of the early Settled Families


By: E.B. Fleming, Pub. 1902, reprinted 2023, 184 pages, soft cover, ISBN #0-89308-186-8.

Hopkins County was created in 1846 from Red River County. It lies in the extreme northeastern corner of the state. This book starts out with history of the state and then moves to early life in the county. But the bulk of this book is devoted to biographical sketches of its early settlers. Surnames of biography's: Attaway, Bailey (2), Barclay, Blackwell, Branom, Brumley, Calvert, Campbell, Cargile, Chapman (2), Clifton (2), Collins, Conly, Coyle, Fanning, Garrett, Glover, Green, Hargrave (3), Harper, Hogsett, Holderness, Hopkins, Houston, King, Landers, Lindley (3), Lollar, Martin, Mayes, Melson, Millhollin, Minter, Mooney, Nance, Odom, Petty, Pierce, Preston, Ransom, Russell, Simms (2), Smith, Sparks, Spencer, Stacy, Stout, Sturdivant, Vaden, Waggoners, Weaver (2), White, Williams, and Youngblood.