The Poor Farm: of Grayson County, Texas

The Poor Farm: of Grayson County, Texas

by Dusty Williams


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A place vanished from many record books was a home to many residents of Grayson County, was, The Poor Farm. Follow the colorful history of this eventful place from its begining to its end. The County Farm of Grayson County, like other County Poor Farms, provided a home for the needy and less fortunate. From times of peace, prosperity and production, to Edna Gladney's famous march on the dire circumstances that surrounded the county farm of Grayson County. Trace the intimate history of many of the residents, including farmers, doctors and even a niece of Davy Crockett who once called this place home. This book not only documents the history of the home, but provides biographies of those who lived here as well as those who ran the farm throughout its long history.-Also includes a history of the Pecan Grove Community, west of Sherman.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781511606028
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/27/2015
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Born and raised in Grayson County, Dusty Williams, age 28, can trace his roots to almost every little knock about town or community in the before mentioned county. At 14, with the guidance of his grandmother, Kim Williams, he began the study of genealogy and has remained extremely active in the field ever since. Running parallel with this passion is his love for county and local history. In 2006 he founded the Lost and Found Cemetery Preservation, a volunteer group dedicated to documenting and preserving lost and abandoned cemeteries throughout the Texoma region. He has also authored several books and is currently writing a historical column for a local newspaper as well as publishing and editing a newsletter for the nearby community of Dixie. Aside from this, he has managed several family and community reunions as well as giving tours of some of the county's history. A member of numerous county societies, including the Grayson County Historical Society as well as the Grayson County Historical Commission, Williams continues to bring attention to Grayson County history-his home and his pride. Mr. Williams is married to his wife, J Anna and they reside in his hometown of Howe with their three children.

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