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1012 Natchez : a memoir of Grace, Hardship and Love
Njoki McElroy

The author grew up in Texas, spending summers in her maternal grandparents' house at 1012 Natchez in Sherman.  Her grandparents, Jefferson and Julia Washington, move to Sherman in the 1890s and attended Harmony Baptist.  She mentions Sherman neighbors with the surnames of Tatum and Marant....review by Marjorie Castle
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Ancestors and Descendants

Grayson County Texas
Compiled & edited by Grayson County, Texas Genealogical Society
1980


This book has an Every Name index.
Out of print, copies are in most large Texas Libraries and in all local libraries.
Also found in the Card Catalog of any Family History Center - microfiche.

Copies can be borrowed by interlibrary loan or request lookups by mail at the Sherman Library


100 years, 100 yards : The story of Austin College Football
Willie Jacobs
Sherman : Austin College, 1996
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Biographical books on Grayson County Families
published by Frontier Village

Available by mail.
Both books are in all local libraries.

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Women Claiming Their Land : Women Homesteaders in Texas
Florence C. Gould & Patricia N. Pando
El Paso, Texas : University of Texas at El Paso
c1991

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Daniel and Crabtree History in Martin Springs, Pottsboro, and Hagerman Texas
by Natalie Bauman



The Descendants of Owen Dogharty of Ireland
compiled by Donna J. Hart

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Foundations of American Grape Culture
T.V. Munson
c1909

Books available at Frontier Village or by mail



Order now (order form) & pick up personally autographed copies by the author
at Spring Fling, April 18.  If you want to pick them up, there is no shipping costs.

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Ghost Towns of Texoma, vol 1 ~ Preston Bend
by Natalie Bauman
available at Amazon.com or "Pottsboro Texas Genealogy - Old Times Remembered" Facebook


Ghost Towns of Texoma, vol 2 ~ Hagerman
by Natalie Bauman
available at Amazon.com

Grape Man of Texas : The Life of T.V. Munson
by Sherris S. McLeRoy & Roy E. Renfro, Jr., P.H.D.


Grayson County Marriage Records
1846 - 1877
Frances T. Ingmire

Mountain Press
P.O. Box 400
Signal Mountain, TN 37377


Grayson County Texas
: Miscellaneous Wills and Probates 1833-1923
Abstracted by Charlotte Holder & Catherine Overturff
Bryan County Heritage Assn., Inc.
PO Box 153
Calera, Oklahoma 74730

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Hidden Headlines of Texas : Strange, Unusual and Bizarre Newspaper Stories, 1860-1910
Reachered & Compiled by Chad Lewis

High on a Windy Hill

by Margery Evans Eldridge
Eakin Press, c2001

History and Business Guide of Sherman and Grayson County, Texas

Ed H. Anderson, c1940
OUT OF PRINT
Contact the Sherman Library for lookups or interlibrary loan

"History Gals"
Mavis Anne Bryant & Donna Hord Hunt


Images of America : Denison

Two Schools on Main Street

Lives in Photography : Denison, Texas
This book tells the stories of 125 photographers who worked in Denison.
Many of them also took pictures elsewhere in the West & the Great Plains


Donald Mayes of Denison, Texas


ORDER
"History Gals"
31 Via Esplanade
Denison, Texas 75021
903-465-8412

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I Remember Things: An Informal History of Tioga, Texas
by Ross Estes
Quannah, TX: Nortex Press, c1977
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James George Thompson, 1803-1879:  Cherokee Trader, Texan, Secessionist
by Dr. Mavis P. Kelsey

Dr. Mavis P. Kelsey of Houston, TX, died this morning at his home at the age of 101.  Educated at Texas A&M and the UT Medical School at Galveston, he is best remembered in medicine as the founder of the Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in Houston, which was modeled on the Mayo Clinic and has grown into one of the largest medical providers in Texas.  In the 1990s, he published two retrospective, autobiographical books about his medical career.
 He was also a scholar of Texas history and printing.  His earliest book was The Family of John Massie, 1743-c. 1830 (1979), a work of genealogy.  His next publication was James George Thompson, 1803-1879:  Cherokee Trader, Texan, Secessionist (1988).  That was followed by Travel Journals of Mary Wilson Kelsey (1990), which he edited.  He published The Courthouses of Texas:  A Guide (1993 and revised in 2007), which is the standard reference on the subject, featuring short histories and color photographs of every Texas courthouse. It was meant to encourage historical tourism.  His last publication, Texas Sayings and Folklore (2013) was a compilation of Texas colloquialisms and regionalisms that he had spent a lifetime compiling.  His contribution to Texas printing history and illustration is his Engraved Prints of Texas, 1554-1900 (2005), which lists and illustrates hundreds of engravings showing Texas scenes and personalities and is the standard work on the subject. 



Journey to Freedom: A Genealogical Study of an African American Family and the Political and Social Issues That Impacted Their Lives, 1778 - 2013
by Lonnie R. Bunkley
Terrell HS, class of 1948

Author : "
Much of the book, which begins the colonial year 1778, is about my family's life in Denison"
The Bunkley family ran a restaurant (Hollywood Gardens) on the corner of Morton Street and Mirick Avenue in Denison for many years.

The book can be ordered from Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/Journey-Freedom-Genealogical-Political-1778-2013/dp/0989765032

A Journey Through History :  
Chronological Listing of Public Officials Grayson County, Texas, 1846 - 2000
with Related Stories and Comments
Weldon O. Williams
c2001
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Katy's Baby
by Jack Mcguire & Robert S. Stevens
Nortex Press


Kentuckytown and Its Baptist Church

Joe W.Chumbley, c1975
D. Armstong Company Inc.
Houston, Texas
OUT OF PRINT

Contact the Sherman Public Library or the Whitewright Public Library for  lookups.
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The Last Buffalo : Walter Potts, Oldest Documented
Buffalo Soldier
E.B. Hogan
Chronicles Walter Potts' life and family (Denison). Includes some Fannin & Grayson County families.
OUT OF PRINT
Copies still available in book stores
Eakin Publications, ASIN: 157168364X

A Little Good : The Sisters of St. Mary in Texas

John Begnaud

Legends of the Red River Valley

by Bright Ray (aka G.B. Ray)

Collection of stories from the early days of the Red River Valley
$15.00

Whitewright Public Library

Send check or money order for the price of the book(s),
plus $2.00 s/h for each item

Whitewright Public Library
PO Box 984
Whitewright TX 75491

Lives in Photography : Denison, Texas, 1872 - 1999
by Mavis Ann Bryant

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Mac and His Yellow Jacket Boats
by Marty Franz
Accumulated history of the Yellow Jacket Boat Company of Denison, Texas and its president, Mac McDerby


Murder at the Corners

by G.B. Ray

Details the Lee-Peacock Feud which took place 1867-1871 in the contiguous corners of Fannin, Grayson, Collin, & Hunt counties.
$12.50

Send a check or money order for the price of the book(s), plus $2.00 s/h for each item.
Whitewright Public Library
PO Box 984
Whitewright TX 75491

My Life in Print
by Donna Hunt
Donna Hunt's new book, MY LIFE IN PRINT, has arrived! Here Donna tells about her life as a child growing up in Denison, as a young woman journalist and then editor of the Denison Herald, and as a historian, columnist with the Herald Democrat, and author of local history books. The book has lots of photos and a section listing all of Donna's writings over the years. It's for sale at the Denison Chamber of Commerce, and at Main Street Mall (500 W. Main, Denison). You can also order by mail, by printing out this form (Linked from title above) and following the instructions!



Mt. Zion

Cooke Co., Texas
History of Community, School, Church, and Cemetery
By Cass & Sue Reasor
$30 with $10 of the sale price going to the Mt. Zion Cemetery Association


Recipes of Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
Mt. Zion Cemetery Association
The sale price of $7 goes to the Mt. Zion Cemetery Association

contact :
Cass Reasor
cwreasor@gmail.com
OR
Sue Reasor
grangran0330@yahoo.com

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https://www.createspace.com/5418093
Order now. $12.95
Also available on Amazon

A place vanished from many record books was a home to many residents of Grayson County, Texas...it 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.


Pottsboro Texas & Lake Texoma Then...and Now
vol. 1


Pottsboro Texas & Lake Texoma Then...and Now
vol.2
CONTENTS:
1. THE TEXAS NURSERY - ONE OF THIS AREA’S LARGEST EMPLOYERS Pages 4-41
2. THE WAY THINGS WERE IN POTTSBORO Pages 42-69
3. WILLOW SPRINGS CHURCH OF CHRIST, PIONEER CHURCH Pg 70-86
4. THE OLD COTTON FIELDS OF HOME Pages 87-99
5. THE PEOPLE OF POTTSBORO Pages 100-130
6. IN THE NEWS AROUND POTTSBORO AND ON THE LAKE Pages 131-227
7. FIELD IN SOUTH POTTSBORO BECOMES SITE OF AVIATION HISTORY Pages 228-242
8. POTTSBORO AREA CATASTROPHES IN THE NEWS Pages 243-264
9. LAKE TEXOMA AND THE DENISON DAM IN THE NEWS Then and Now Pages 265-297


by Natalie Bauman
ORDER FORM

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Quantrill's Raiders in Texas

Evault Boswell
Ft. Worth, Texas : Eakin Press
c2003

In the fall of 1863, William Clarke Quantrill, the Missouri bushwacker, took about 300 of his followers across Indian Territory to Sherman, Texas.  There they made camp at Mineral Creek until returning to Missouri in 1864.
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Red River Women
Sherrie S. McLeRoy

Republic of Texas Press, c1966

Includes stories about these Grayson County Women:
Sophia Porter, Lydia McPherson, Olive Ann Oatman Fairchild, Lucy Ann Thornton Kidd-Key, Edna Browning Kahly Gladney

REFLECTIONS OF FAITH
The Windows of St. Patrick Catholic Church
Denison, Texas
by Suzanne Broussard
Photography by Marie Anderson
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Scatterlings : Blair, Williams & Turner to Texas
1853 - 1873
by  Dusty Williams


School Days Around Pottsboro, Texas
by Natalie Clountz Bauman
ORDER FORM

Available
Amazon.com
ebay.com

Sherman Museum

Book Shop
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Two Schools On Main Street

Theater Row : Movie Palaces of Denison, Texas

Billy Holcomb
c1999

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When The West Was Wild in Pottsboro, Texas
by Natalie Clountz Bauman
ORDER FORM


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