Railroading in Ellis County

Railroading in Ellis County

1914 Record Cotton Year " ) " Ellis County , Texas , was the banner cotton county of the United States having grown 143,714 bales , approximately 75 per cent . [ sic ] more than the entire crop of Missouri or Florida , about three times ...

Author: Laurie J. Wilson

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738579157

Category: Transportation

Page: 132

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The Houston and Texas Central Railroad made its way through eastern Ellis County in 1871 and played an integral role in the founding of Ennis, Texas. Eventually, that community would be designated as a division point along the line. The H&TC's arrival also brought growth and prosperity to other communities on the line, including Alma, Garrett, Palmer, and Ferris. It made its mark on the area. The Waxahachie Tap was the vision of many of that city's earliest settlers. Within a decade of its completion in September 1879, Waxahachie's cotton production multiplied and the town would soon earn the moniker "Where Cotton Is King." Midlothian and its surrounding communities would never be the same once connected by the Chicago, Texas, and Mexican Central Railroad in 1881. The rail had arrived and Ellis County was transformed.
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Memorial and biographical history of Ellis county Texas

Memorial and biographical history of Ellis county  Texas

Mr. and Mrs. St. Clair came to Fannin county, Texas, in 1853, and .the father followed his ministerial duties in the ... Texas, for the Texas & Pacific railroad, but was born in Ottumwa, Iowa, in 1855, a son of Samuel B. and Susan B.

Author: Lewis Publishing

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 9785884260207

Category: History

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Memorial and biographical history of Ellis county, Texas: containing a history of this important section of the great state of Texas, from the earliest period of its occupancy to the present time, together with glimpses of its future prospects, with full-page portraits of the presidents of the United States, and also full-page portraits of some of the most eminent men of the county, and biographical mention of many of its pioneers, and also of prominent citizens of to-day.
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Annual Report of the Railroad Commission of the State of Texas

    Annual Report of the Railroad Commission of the State of Texas

5 , issued December 18 , A. D. 1894 , effective January 8 , 1895 , so as to fix the rate on carload shipments of wood at $ 1 per corul from Scurry on the Texas Midland Railroad , in Kaufman county , Texas , to Waxabachie , in Ellis ...

Author: Texas. Railroad Commission

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112109559101

Category: Railroads

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Categories: Railroads

The Bryson Ancestors on the Edge of New Frontiers

The Bryson Ancestors on the Edge of New Frontiers

Every little town, includa cattle range to an agricultural region in 1872 with the coming of the Houston and ing Ovilla, had at least one cotton gin.4 Texas Central Railroad.”2 The railroad was a Growing Cotton in Ellis County mixed ...

Author: Jim Bryson

Publisher: Jim Bryson

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 628

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Describes the history of the Bryson families of North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas, starting with Scotch-Irish immigration to the US in the 1700s, through to Davis and Gladys Bryson in the 20th century. Includes extensive photos of original documents, illustrations of life during each generation, discussions of what life was like for each family, and coverage of many different branches of the family. The author writes of the old photographs, letters, clippings, and historic information that he and two of his cousins collected: "I realized that many of these items resided with a single individual and might soon be gone. The idea of a way to make this information available to a wider range of friends and relatives started to form. .... Thus, I felt inspired to write this book." "It was surprising to me to see the large number of our ancestors who in every sense of the word were true pioneers and moved to the very edge of a new frontier. Hence, the title of this book: The Bryson Ancestors--On the Edge of New Frontiers."
Categories: Reference

Annual Report

Annual Report

5 , issued December 18 , A. D. 1894 , effective January 3 , 1895 , so as to fix the rate on carload shipments of wood at $ 1 per cord from Scurry on the Texas Midland Railroad , in Kaufman county , Texas , to Waxahachie , in Ellis ...

Author: Railroad Commission of Texas

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3009756

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Report

Report

5 , issued December 18 , A. D. 1894 , effective January 8 , 1895 , so as to fix the rate on carload shipments of wood at $ 1 per cord from Scurry on the Texas Midland Railroad , in Kaufman county , Texas , to Waxahachie , in Ellis ...

Author: Railroad Commission of Texas

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HL2JG8

Category: Railroads

Page: 394

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Categories: Railroads

Texas Land Survey Maps for Ellis County

Texas Land Survey Maps for Ellis County

These are shown as well as the original Survey-Name and the Abstract Number assigned by the Texas General Land Office to the instrument that gave ownership to that parcel. Here are a number of details about our Ellis County book . . .

Author: Gregory A. Boyd

Publisher:

ISBN: 1420351095

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Page: 214

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214 pages with 56 maps An indispensable book for any researcher interested in Ellis County's history or land (or both), or its first landowners after Texas's Independence from Mexico. Each book in this series is laid out into multiple maps using a 6 mile high by 4 mile wide grid.This book contains 51 Survey maps laid out within this grid. Each Land Survey Map shows the boundaries of original parcels laid out over existing roads, railroads, waterways. These are shown as well as the original Survey-Name and the Abstract Number assigned by the Texas General Land Office to the instrument that gave ownership to that parcel. Here are a number of details about our Ellis County book . . . Supplemental Maps Included (in addition to the primary Survey Maps) . . . - Where Ellis County Lies Within the State (Map A) - Ellis County and its Surrounding Counties (Map B) - An Index Map showing where each of the Land Survey Maps are within Ellis County (Map C) - An Index Map that builds upon Map C and shows the community-center points in relationship to the county-grid (Map D) - An Index Map that builds upon Map C and shows cemeteries listed in the USGS database in relationship to the county-grid (Map E) Primary Indexes (apart from each Survey-Map's own index of survey-names) - An All-Name Index (alphabetical by last-name) for every person mentioned in the maps, utilizing both Texas General Land Office and Texas Railroad Commission data. - The Abstract Listing: this is where you find the real details behind each parcel of land.Items are listed by Abstract Number What Cities and Towns are in Ellis County, Texas (and in this book)? Alma, Alsdorf, Auburn, Avalon, Bardwell, Bell Branch, Boyce, Boz, Bristol, Britton, Byrd, Creechville, Crisp, Elva, Ennis, Ensign, Ferris, Five Points, Forreston, Garrett, Griffith, Howard, Ike, India, Italy, Lone Cedar, Lumkins, Maypearl, Midlothian, Milford, Mountain Peak, Nash, Nelson, Nena, Oak Grove, Oak Leaf, Onion Creek, Ovilla, Palmer, Pecan Hill, Plum Grove, Rankin, Reagor Springs, Red Oak, Rockett, Sand Lake, Sardis, Sonoma, Sterrett, Telico, Trumbull, Walnut Springs, Ward, Waxahachie
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Gold Barbour Swords Bond book Containing Information for Investors in Railroad Bonds

Gold  Barbour   Swords  Bond book  Containing Information for Investors in Railroad Bonds

Houston and Texas Central ist Mortgage , Western Division , 7 % Bonds . ... in Eastland County , to Albany , in Shackeford County , Texas , and on 50 miles of road from Garrett , in Ellis County , to Roberts , in Ilunt County , Texas .

Author: Gold, Barbour & Swords, New York

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112109554235

Category: Bonds

Page: 72

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Soil Survey Ellis County Texas

Soil Survey  Ellis County  Texas

Ennis has a railroad shop and a number of small plants . Several other small plants are located throughout the county in Italy , Midlothian , Ferris , and other towns . Mills that process cottonseed oil are located in Ennis , Waxahachie ...

Author: Charles Alonzo Brooks

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210008650861

Category: Ellis County (Tex.)

Page: 98

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Categories: Ellis County (Tex.)

Not Without Honor

Not Without Honor

... 214–215 Ellett, Henry T.: 129 Ellis County,Texas: Democratic meetingin,93–94; in Ninth JudicialDistrict, 94 n El Paso, Texas:railroad to,76 n Emerson, Ralph Waldo: on America's prospects, 73 English Bill:and Lecompton controversy, ...

Author: Ben H. Procter

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292763890

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 376

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John H. Reagan was one of the most important figures in Texas history; this was the first biography of him to be published. Reagan, who was born in Sevier County, Tennessee, in 1818, came to Texas twenty-one years later—while Texas was still a republic—and stayed to play many major roles in its later economic and political development. In this excellent biography, Ben H. Procter not only re-creates for us the character of the man, with his forthright integrity and his boundless desire for knowledge, but also places him against the background of the time in which he lived. In vivid language Procter portrays the violence and vigor of pioneer life, the excitement of frontier politics, the dedication, devotion, enthusiasm, and—ultimately—despair of the Civil War, and the bitterness of the struggle with the railroad tycoons and their gargantuan monopolies. Spanning as it does the Republic of Texas, early statehood, the Confederacy, Reconstruction, and the era of the "robber barons," the story of John H. Reagan encompasses a panoramic sweep of mid- to late-nineteenth-century United States history. Throughout his long life, respect came to Reagan almost as a matter of course. The forceful strength of his personality made an impression few people could ignore. From the day when Colonel Durst hired the young Reagan as a tutor for his children, exclaiming, "This man is a scholar," until the day some fifty years later when Governor Hogg persuaded him to leave the U.S. Senate to become chairman of the new Railroad Commission because the Commission "must be above reproach," his extraordinary character and ability were recognized. In fact, the perceptive intelligence that made him examine all aspects of a situation, and the sturdy integrity and courage that made it impossible for him to abandon a position he believed to be right simply because it was for the moment unpopular, frequently gave him the appearance of a prophet. Although this "prophetic gift" occasionally led to interludes of public disfavor, Reagan was accorded honor, even in his own land—and in later years veneration—that any prophet might envy.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography