Mr. Charles D. Lummus of Cleburne will be the guest speaker at the Monday night, May 6th, meeting of the Hill County Genealogical Society.
Hill County will be celebrating its 160th birthday on May 14th, having been organized and established as a Texas County in 1853.
Mr. Lummus, a native of Blum , has become a historian on the story of Philip Nolan and a group from Louisiana who came to catch horses around what is now SH 174 NE of Blum. The Spanish caught up with the men, killed Nolan and captured the men with him. The State of Texas erected a Texas Historical Marker on the south side of SH 174 where it is believed Nolan is buried under a tree. Through the years there have been archeological diggings in the area to find more info as to what actually happened and whether Nolan is actually buried under that particular tree. Mr. Lummus has been involved through the years with the search for the true story of Philip Nolan, a very early pioneer into Hill County, Texas.
Guests are always welcome to the meetings of the Hill County Genealogical Society. The meeting will begin at 6 PM in the Hill County Courthouse Annex located at 126 South Covington Street in Hillsboro. There will be refreshments served after the program giving everyone an opportunity to visit with the speaker, members, and other guests.