I grew up across the Duffau Creek from Odel Wright- who married a Holder.
Her brother was Jim bob Holder who ran a Washateria- self serve on Fort
Worth Hwy in Stephen near the Bosque second banks, which sometimes
flooded. . I was puzzled as to how your Holder got from Bosque County
to hood County- unless it was after Neil McLennan was appointed by State
Legislature to organize McLennan County, Then Bosque County then Erath
County- all part of old Milam County. Farmers and ranchers on Paluxy
River had some land on both sides , even when Hood County took the part
of Erath Count across the Paluxy. Those in the area who attended church
and/or school in Rock Church- Methodist Church and public school, or the
Paluxy Baptist church and school and Baptist Campground, did not change
wand go to Tolar when the line was changed. Rock Church and cemetery and
Nancy Smith Cemetery between Glen Rose and Chalk Mountain- once part of
unorganized Bosque County and Erath County.
Between Hico, Hamilton County and Glen Rose is only one school District
with 8 grades. Hico busses the High School from Three Way to Hico.
Hico Mail routes are now in a large part of Erath County.
Records on our family farm in Erath County- Selden - had first records in
Milam County named for Old Ben Milam of Texas Revolution. Several of my
family now buried in Erath County cemeteries had marriage and land
records in Meridian and before that, Waco.
Many buried there died in Dallas - Fort Worth area. .
Jim Bob Holder used to joke about all that mail sent to him marked Box
Holder- he said his name was Bob Holder, not Box.
Some me asked for connections and more info on Sites I mentioned.
1. Hill College Confederate Research Center- Go to Google Search Window
and find first 10 sites listed of 357,000 sites. Contact them if address
not given .
2. for Salado Celtic and Scottish Highland Games - list 10 of 478 for
SALADO TEXAS HIGHLAND FLING and a link to Salado, Texas info. If Motels
are full, try Temple, Belton, or Georgetown.
3. Try SALADO, TEXAS LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES for 25,000 postings. First
page usually most current.
4. For MARY HARDIN BABYLON UNIVERSITY AND ARCHIVES first 10 sites and
links to 21,700 sites.
5. TEXAS RANGER HALL OF FAME AND LIBRARY- Enter this in a Goggle window
and find first 10 of 28,200 sites relating to the records.
6. BAYLOR UNIVERSITY TEXAS COLLECTION- 2,490,000 SITES- any SHOULD GIVE
ADDRESS AND contacts AND LOCATION.
7.NAVARRO COLLEGE CONFEDERATE RESEARCH CENTER- In Google Window search
17,400 sites are listed.
This one apparently specializes on preserving and collecting Civil War
letters and photos which show the futile human waste and sadness of
wars that could have been settled in much better ways. For instance, the
Texas Germans , esp. Sons of Herman Lodge here and nationwide backed
Buchannan- or Breckenridge One had been President and the other was his
Vice President) as a third party candidate who proposed peaceful
elimination of slavery and protection of slave owners form bankruptcy
and schools for former slaves. In San Antonio rallies of this third
party and opponents, there were riots and shots fired in front of Menger
Hotel, which is still open. Texas Germans served in both armies and a
third group were massacred byTexas Partizan Rangers led by aMcDuff
Charles Augustine Wyly
Charles A. Wyly