I think this kind of info is very interesting! I understand that my
gg-grandfather, B. W. Head, was Irish from Tennessee. They came to Erath Co.
in 1870. Did families of common ancestry stick together back then?
"Charles A. Wyly" wrote:
Hi, most of the settlers of Erath County started on the East Coast.
like the Roberts of Stephenville came from Virginia down river in boats
to La. then by El Camino Real into Texas- Natchitoches, La. to
Nacogordhes, Texas. The families which left Tennessee- Arkansas- Alabama
tracks were part Scottish with later roots in Ireland. My Wyly group were
Welsh in England, then in Glasgow, Scotland, where the British arranged
for those in debtors prisons or Religious minorities- Quaker & etc. to
settle land mostly vacant from Irish epidemics. The Colonies or Australia
was the next step for Wylys Thus they =were Scotch- Irish or Scottish-
Irish. I was told by a lady in Waco that Scotch is Whiskey, Scottish are
In most cases , in the second or 3rd generation, mast had intermarried
with Germans such as my Yowell and Hipp families of Ga. and the Carolinas
from 1700 on. These were Baptist , Moravian Brethern, and similar
churches. One of the most beautiful churches near Texas A&M on Hwy 6 is a
Moravian Brethern or Unity of the Brethern church from more recent
migrations. of Czechs and Germans.
Sevier immigrant from Entgland to Tennessee =was Hugenot the first
generation. Most of the abover were variations of the centuries old
In Colonial days, Episcopals had first shot at coastal land. To get
protection from Indians they practically gave land between the English
and the Mountains to the Pres=byterians for a buffer Indian zone. They
quickly began intermarrying the Indian and Anabasptists were right behind
the Scottish Presbyterians/ .
There was a Dublin in Mississippi, Georgia, the Carolinas, Kentuchky, and
others, just as - was Hico, Texas named for Hico, La. north of Arcadia,
or Hico Kentucky. Those in Louisiana say their kin were the first to
settle Hico, Texas.
Charles A. wyly
On Mon, 17 Apr 2000 08:42:32 -0700 Ray Bowler <rbowler(a)ix.netcom.com>
>In 1954, my Grandfather Henry Ford McKinney wrote that Dublin was
>after the Irish town of Dublin, yet the "Erath County Cemetery
>vol. 1 does not mention an Irish relationship to the town's name.
>anyone know any more about the nationalities of the pioneers of this
>What was a double log cabin?
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