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1. "1944 County Champions." The Hamilton Herald-News, 27 Oct., 1944.

2. Abernethy, Arvord, "Across the Fence" (Father Ronald Baker and the organ he rebuilt for St. Mary’s Episcopal Church), The Hamilton Herald-News, 11 December, 1986, p. 5A.

3. Abernethy, Arvord M., "Across the Fence, A Salute To Our Teachers--The Teaching Sills." "The Hamilton Herald-News" 17 August, 1989.

4. Abernethy, Arvord, "Across the Fence--A Salute to Our Teachers", The Hamilton Herald- News, 11 May, 1989.

5. Abernethy, Arvord, "Across the Fence; A Salute to Our Teachers; Tom Griffis," "The Hamilton Herald-News," 6 April, 1989.

6. Abernethy, Arvord M., "Across the Fence; A Salute to Our Teachers,’ from "The Hamilton Herald-News," 6 April, 1989.

7. Abernethy, Arvord M., "Centennial History of Hamilton County Baptist Association," The Hamilton Herald-News, October 7, 1976, p. 3.

8. Abernethy, Arvord M., "Across the Fence", ‘M. O. Gleason’, from "The Hamilton Herald-News," 10 November, 1994

9. Ables, Roy, Arlington, TX 76013

10. Applegate, C., ‘Ann Whitney Killed by Indians Near Here’ from "Parade of Progress Hamilton County 1858-1958, Centennial Edition, Hamilton Herald News"

11. Baley, Mrs. B. B. (Nell), "A History of Olin Baptist Church, 1878-1990."

12. Billingslea, W. F., Publisher, Hamilton County School Annual, 1936, Texas Centennial Edition," published by Hamilton County News, Hamilton, Texas.

13. Billingslea, W. F., Publisher, Hamilton County School Annual, 1936, Texas Centennial Edition. "Dry Fork School Grows Steadily," 1936, Hamilton County News, Hamilton, Texas.

14. Billingslea, W. F. , Editor-Publisher, "Historical and Trade Expansion Edition, The Hamilton County News, 29 June, 1934.

15. Blackman, Elaine and Mark Gibbons - Pictures and family information for Jerome Pennelton Eubanks and Margaret Rebecca (Dolloff) Eubanks

16. Bone, Sarah Drake, from the records of her grandfather, Allen Boone DeHart.

17. Brown, John Hannah, Deed to C. C. Powell, J. R. Lawhon, and J M. Allen, Jr., Trustees of the Blue Ridge Baptist Church, 24 January, 1891, Deed Records of Hamilton County, TX, Vol. 6, p. 172.

18. Brown, John Hannah, Deed a Burial Ground for Public Use, 17 August, 1897, (Blue Ridge Cemetery - Main Section), Deed Records of Hamilton County, TX, Vol. 6, p. 449.

19. Brown, John Hannah, Deed for a Burial Ground for Public Use, 28 August, 1915, (Blue Ridge Cemetery-West Section), Deed Records of Hamilton County, TX, Vol. 54, p. 348.

20. Brown, John Hannah, Deed to A. L. Carter, W.T. Sparks, and R. G. Mobley, Trustees of the Blue Ridge Methodist Episcopal Church, 25 July, 1907, Deed Records of Hamilton County, TX, Vol. 41, p. 35

21. Burks, Don - family biographies

22. Buryen, Jr., J. W., "16 Post Offices Served Hamilton County in 1900," Evant, TX. Published 3 February, 1977, in the "Hamilton Herald-News," p. 2.

23. Carmean, Georgia Lacewell - Obituary published in The Hamilton Herald-News, 5 January, 1978

24. Carter, Alfred LaFayette --Newspaper obituary f--"A. LaFayette Carter Pioneer, Travels To New Frontier."

25. Carter, Sadie Longmire, Our School, The Steck Company, Austin, 1953.

26. Confederate Pension Records in the Texas State Archives, Confederate Pension Application Files from Hamilton County, TX.

27. Crews, Floyd C., "He Left Hamilton in 1884 But Recalls Many Old Timers Here," published in a November, 1951, issue of The Hamilton Herald-News.

28. Crunk, Bill -- Copy of Marriage License of S. W. Higdon and Mrs. M. M. Barnes.

29. "Child Killed; Property Loss Huge in Tornado" and "Path of Tornado Marked with Ruin" from The Hamilton Herald-News, April, 1944

30. Durham, R. W. and Eugene Angermann, "Historical Map of Hamilton County, Texas," Hamilton County Historical Survey Committee, for the Hamilton County Historical Society.

31. Ford, Howard, pastor at Providence Baptist Church from 1952 through 1954

32. Fulcher, Diane

33. Gordon, Rosa Ann Gallagher, Contract of 12 March, 1880, to teach in the Dry Fork School, No. 7, furnished by her great-grandson, Fred D. Gordon.

34. Gould, Florence C. and Patricia N. Pando, Claiming Their Land: Women Homesteaders in Texas, 1845-1898, University of Texas, El Paso, Southwestern Studies No. 93 1991.

35. Griffith, Wilma L. Memories of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church

36. Hamilton County School Annual, 1936, Texas Centennial Edition, Published by Hamilton County News, Hamilton, Texas.

37. Hamilton County Historical Commission, History of Hamilton County, Texas, Taylor Publishing Company, Dallas, TX, 1979.

38. Hatch, C. M., Publisher , and W. F. Billingslea, Editor, Parade of Progress, Hamilton County, 1858-1958, Centennial Edition, Published by the Hamilton Herald-News,.1958, Hamilton, TX

39. "Heavy Snow Storm Buries Hamilton County, Blizzard Dumps 16 Inches," The Hamilton Herald-News, 21 January, 1982, p. 1.

40. Heinrich, Bettye

41. "History of First Presbyterian Church Summarized" from The Hamilton Herald-News, 4 September, 1980, p. 4.

42. Horton, Capt. C. E. and Mrs. George C. [Allie McKinley] Scott, "History of the Origin of Names,"for presentation to the October 31, 1933, meeting of the Twentieth Century Club and published in the Hamilton-Record following the meeting.

43. Hornsby, Janet Steen

44. James Wilmer Dallam, A Digest of the Laws of Texas (Baltimore: Toy, 1845). Hans Peter Nielsen Gammel, comp., Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 (10 vols., Austin: Gammel, 1898).

45. Kincheloe, Mary "Polly" Register - Newspaper obituary

46. "Map Supplemented for County of Hamilton, Texas, July, 1992," Eugene Angermann, Registered Professional Land-Surveyor, Stephenville, Texas.

47. Lee, Joe

48. "Marker Commemorates Pecan Wells Cemetery," from The Hamilton Herald-News, 16 November, 1995

49. "Methodist to Celebrate Completion of Renovation," from The Hamilton Herald-News, 20 September, 1979, p. 1.

50. Miller, Kenneth, "Flood of 1957 Worst in Hamilton’s History," The Hamilton Herald-News, 21 May, 1987.

51. Miller, Kenneth., "Happy Birthday Texas, Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986", The HAMILTON Herald-News, 1975-1986, Hamilton, TX.

52. Miller, Kenneth, "Hard Work Keeps Register Young at 85," The Hamilton Herald -News. 6 April, 1995.

53. Miller, Kenneth, "Pecan Creek Park Dedication, Saturday, After 7 Years of Work, Park Becomes a Reality;" "Woman’s Council, City Combine Efforts on Park," and "Pecan Creek Park Major Features," The Hamilton Herald-News, 12 November, 1987.

54. Miller, Roger P., "Hamilton Business to Mark 75th Anniversary, Harelik’s Founder Started with a Banana Cart," The Hamilton Herald-News, 13 November, 1986.

55. Minutes of the Annual Meetings of Hamilton County Baptist Association from 1878 through 1996 with the exception of 1879, 1880

56. Murphree, W. C. & D. A. Murphree, Deed to R. M. Cumbie, D. Pierce, H. L. Lynch., J. E. Stringer, J. H. Everett, and J. T. Cumbie, Trustees of the Carlton Baptist Church, 3 December, 1885, Deed Records of Hamilton County, TX, Vol. W, p. 459.

57. "Pioneer, The" - 1913 Annual - Hamilton High School

58. "Pioneer, The" - 1914 Annual, Hamilton High School

59. "Pioneer, The" - 1931 Annual, Hamilton High School

60. Pool, Oran Jo, "History of Hamilton County, 1854-1954.", as published in the Hamilton Herald-News, October 15, 22, and 29, 1954; November 5, 12, 19, and 26, 1954; December 3, 10, 17, and 23, 1954; January 7, 14, 21, and 28, 1955; February 4, 11, 18, and 25, 1955; March 4, 11, 18, and 25, 1955; and April 8, 15, 22, and 29, 1955.

61. "Pottsville Baptist Church Celebrates 100th Birthday, Organized with 20 Members, Pastors Listed, " The Hamilton Herald-News, 21 July, 1979.

62. "Pottsville Cemetery Association Honors Founder of Community," from The Hamilton Herald-News, 23 May, 1996.

63. Ray, Rosalind

64. Rea, Anna L., "Miss Anna Rea Writes History of Pottsville," published in a March, 1977, issue of The Hamilton Herald-News.

65. Sellers, Lillian Cates, "Minutes of Providence Baptist Church, 1931 to 1962."

66. Stapleton, Doris LaRue with information from Capt. C. E. Horton, "Hamilton County Creeks and Rivers," published about 1933 in a Hamilton newspaper. Miss Stapleton’s essay received an honorable mention in the Twentieth Century Club Contest.

67. "St. Paul’s Celebrates 110th Anniversasry," from The Hamilton Herald-News, 19 September, 1996.

68. "The First Medicare Patient in HCGH, from "The Hamilton Herald-News", July, 1966

69. Tidwell, Donavon Duncan, "A History of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, October 25, 1959."

70. Tidwell, Donavon Duncan, "A History of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 1876--1976."

71. Tidwell, Donavon Duncan, "History of the Baptists in Erath County, [TX]" October, 1937, Fort Worth, TX

72. Tracy, Darlene

73. United States Geological Services GNIS (Geographic Names Information Service)

74. Voting Precincts from "Hamilton County [TX] Business Guide and Directory" First Edition, August 1, 1937.

75. Weathers, Elreeta Ann Crain, "Hamilton County Baptist Association/Hamilton Baptist Association," March, 1998, Hamilton, TX.

76. Weathers, Elreeta Crain, A History of First Baptist Church, Hamilton, TX, 1873--1998, Hamilton, Texas, August, 1998.

77. Weathers, Ray, Index to Hamilton County Marriage Records, Vol. I, 1876 through 31, Dec., 1899, Compiled and printed by Ray Weathers, Hamilton, TX, 24 Feb., 1994.

78. Weathers, Ray, Index to Hamilton County Marriage Records, Vol. II A & B, 1 January, 1900 through 31 December, 1924, Compiled and printed by Ray Weathers, Hamilton, TX, 16 October, 1996.

79. Weathers, Ray, Index to Hamilton County Marriage Records, Vol. III, 1 January, 1924 through 31 December, 1934, Compiled and printed by Ray and Elreeta Weathers, Hamilton, 4 December, 1997.

80. Wells, Mrs. Eulalia Nabers, ‘Ann Whitney, Teacher, Killed by Indians,’ from " Blazing the Way, Tales of Comanche County Pioneers." Route 2, Blanket, Texas, pp. 52-58.

81. Wilbarger, J. W., ‘School House Massacre.’ "Indian Depredations in Texas," Sold by Subscription only, Hutchings Printing House, Austin, Texas, 1892, pp. 472-478.

82. Willis, Ambler, "Ambler Willis Recalls Schools Days of 1886", The Hamilton Herald-News, 9 November, 1951.

83. Wilson, Mrs. O. Z. (Acenith). "A Brief History of the First Baptist Church, Evant."


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