Limestone County Historical Commission
Limestone County Historical Commission

First Families of Limestone County

Those pictured were among several receiving First Families certificates in a ceremony during the Limestone County Commissioners' Court on November 12.  Certificates were presented by County Judge Richard Duncan while First Families Coordinator Linda Jordan presented biographical information for the recipients' ancestors.  The early settlers of Limestone County who were honored were William Kirk Robinson, Brinkley Davis, Amy Keith Moody, Mary Rhodes Stafford, Seth Hurin Bates, Elias E. East, Pinkney Far Favors, Martha Ellen Webb Favors, Rosezena Graham Favors, James Alexander Graham, Mary Ann Glover Graham, Andres Lewis Durham, Katy Louise Bell Durham, Fannie Mae Durham Nicholson, Judge James Kimbell, Annie Viola Cobb Kimbell, Fountain Brodie Kimbell, Sr., Karen Ann Johnson Gandy, Grant Glenn Gandy, Garrison Davis Gandy, James Richard Bullard, Jerusha Kennington Ward Bullard, Mary Ann Jerusha Bullard Wilson, James Riley Wilson, Ellen Stanten Monaghan, Lillie Belle Monaghan Wilson, and Homer Tom Wilson.   

Descedants of James Alfred Head Presented First Families Certificates

In a special ceremony conducted by the Limestone CHC at Louisiana Hall in Tehuacana on October 11, ten descendants of early Limestone County settler James Alfred Head were presented First Families certificates by Limestone County Judge Richard Duncan.  Certificates were presented to Barbara Merle Bounds Jacobs, Joel Eugene Ferris, Joelyn Kaye Ferris Parker, Trinity Anne Parker, William "Bill" Floyd Ferris, Evelyn Rosalie Miller, Sarah Bounds Ferris Rodriguez, Violet June Rodriguez, Vincent Arian Rodriguez, and Barbara Joy Ferris Wooters.

Current Projects of the Limestone CHC

Brinkley Davis House

 

The Limestone CHC has initiated a project to save a local pioneer home...

 

 

Footprints of Times Past

 

An oral history project to document the vanishing communities of Limestone Co...

 

 

Limestone County Cemetery Preservaion

 

Limestone County cemeteries are important to our heritage and must be protected.

 

First Families of Limestone County

 

Early settlers of Limestone County can be honored as First Families of Limestone County.

 

The Limestone CHC encourages everyone to visit the Limestone County Museum.

 

210 W. Navasota Street

Groesbeck, Texas

 

Hours

Saturdays: 10 am - 2 pm

Next Meeting

Limestone County Courtroom

 

December 3, 2019

6:00 pm

News

The Limestone CHC receives Distinguished Service Award.

The stabilization project of the Yell Cabin at Old Fort Parker received an Honor Award from Preservation Texas on February 27, 2018. Click below to view a time lapse video of the work.
The Footprints of Times Past exhibit is now on display at the Limestone County Courthouse.

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