Barnes, William Vance 1970-07-29

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Mr. Barnes deals primarily with his family history and thereby gives insight into early Rockwall County history, as his ancestors were active in its settlement.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: William Vance Barnes

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Date: July 29, 1970

Location: Waco, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 40 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Origin of Barnes family papers, Sterling Rex Barnes' trip to Texas from Holly Springs, Mississippi, recalled, Barnes' collection of papers including mortgages, deeds, slaves,will written in 1866 by great-grandfather, Barnes toll bridge southeast of Dallas, S. R. Barnes land transactions discussed, Letters and papers of grandfather, W. T. Barnes, Items on Civil War service, Grandfather's trip west for T. B. cure, Barnes City, in Rockwall County, laid out by W. T. Barnes, Family land grants, Rockwall County history recalled, Will of W. T. Barnes, Memorial cards

Tape 1, Side 2: Early twentieth century photos discussed, Stores, family, original Rockwall County courthouse, Rockwall Masonic Lodge, Chartered in 1854, First Junior Warden--S. R. Barnes, Gavel made from wooden leg of Dr. Hal Manson, Home remedies named, Mr. Barnes' maternal family history, Grandfather--Albert W. Nash, Methodist minister, Great-great uncle signed articles of secession, Farm land near Dallas owned by A. W. Nash, Grandmother--from Virginia

Range Dates: 1854-1866

Bulk Dates: 1854-1866

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