FERRIES & TOLL BRIDGES IN HENDERSON COUNTY TEXAS Compiled from Commissioners Court Minutes by Vesta HALL published Texas A.G.O. Summer 1985 DATE OPERATOR LOCATION BOOK/PAGE 1836 Col. Robert H. PORTER Trinity River, owned property both sides A-7 1846 John P. MOORE & ACKERS Ferry-Trinity River at the town of Buffalo A-7 1847 S. G. PARSONS Bridge- across E. Fork near Warsaw Prairie A-22 1848 A. M. MOORE Public Ferry- town of Buffalo east bank Trinity River A-63,77,78 "Said MOORE is hereby authorized to collect the following feriage rates: Carriage and one horse .371/2 Wagon and 2 horses or oxen .50 Wagon & 4 horses or oxen 1.00 Man and horse .10 Footman .05 Loose horse- per head .05 Cattle, hogs, sheep per head .03 1848 Phillip T. BUFORD Ferry- mouth Washington St. town of Buffalo A-78,82 1849 Ridley B. THOMAS Book- A-89; B-32, 289, 299; C-110,368, 323, 543, 581; D-218 1850 James BOGGS Ferry- formerly owned by MOORE & BUFORD A-99,101, 113, 115 1850 James SMITH Ferry- Cedar Creek Palestine Road A-106 1850 Edward GUTHRIE Ferry- Trinity River town of Buffalo A-115 1850 James Thomas LEE Ferry- Trinity River town of Taas, TX also slue A-115 1851 George McCOLLUM Ferry- Cedar Creek & Buffalo B-52 1851 R.R. THOMAS (could be R.B.) Ferry-Trinity River at Tool Tx B-3, 23, 53 1851 John BROWN Toll Bridge across Kickapoo Cr. Athens Rd. to Tyler B-59 1852 A. J. LAMANCE Ferry- on Neches River at COOK's Crossing B-66 1853 James R. LEE Trinity River mouth slough oposite Taas B-81 1853 Jonathan S. BROWN Ferry- on Kickapoo Cr.. north of his residence B-80 1856 M. COBB Ferry- across Trinity River at Buffalo B-3, 65 1858 Mary MORGAN Ferry- Trinity River at Taas, at McCOLLUM Crossing B-3,195, 255 1858 William F. CLARK Ferry- across Cedar Creek 100 yards above McCOLLUM Crossing C-29, 132 1860 Leven COLLINS Ferry-on Cedar Cr. on Athens & Old Bazette Rd. his home C-29 1862 Enoch SPIVEY Ferry- across Trinity River near his home C-221, 316, 264 1866 O. M. AIRHART Ferry-across Trinity River known as Old SPIVEY Ferry C-420, D-280; D2-111,465 1866 John W. BOX & Wm McCARTY Toll Bridge-across Cedar Cr. near Athens & PORTERs' Bluff C-459 1867 N. J. BREWER & Ben BRANDEN Ferry- across Neches River near Old MIM Place and Wallace C-540, 576 1867 Alfred GILKEY Ferry- across Cedar Cr. on land owned by GILKEY near New Athens d and PORTER's C-541 1867 W. B. GAGE Ferry- across Trinity River known as Old SPIVEY Ferry C-542 1867 Smith McGLOTLIN & J.L. McNEAL Ferry- across Kickapoo Creek near Brownsboro C-552, 585 1868 Joel HAMLET & M.O. AIRHART Ferry -Trinity River known as Old SPIVEY Crossing C-580 1868 J. A. THORP Bridge- across Cedar Creek D-209, 612 1868 E. WHATLEY Ferry- Trinity River near Bazette Bluff C-577 1870 Joel F. HEWLET Ferry- Trinity River D-180 1870 James AVRIETT nothing listed on my notes will have to personally check D-210 1870 John BRANCH Ferry- across Neches River known as Old BRANDON Ferry D-181, 281 1870 Washington INGRAM Ferry- across Trinity River D-238, 280 1870 John D. MORMAN Ferry- across Neches River known as Old COOK's Ferry D-257 1871 James A. MITCHAM Bazette Crossing, North of Kerens & Trinidad on Trinity River D-303 1871 Mrs. A. P. THOMAS THOMAS Ferry across Trinity River near PORTER's Bluff D-278, 333 1871 James HODGE Ferry- across Trinity River near PORTER's Bluff D-311 1872 William CALTHORP Ferry- south west of Chandler on Kickapoo Creek D-340 1874 Toll Bridge committee appointed for John A. THORP to sell to county toll bridge known as THORP Bridge D-460 1879 J. K. HUMPRIES & O. BRIEN New toll bridge across Cedar Creek at THORP's Crossing D2-83 1880 Z. J. SMITH Ferry- known as Bazette Ferry D2-127 1882 John C. ELSTEN & 2 others Road- Porters Bluff & Goshen Rd. at PORTER's Bluff and landing at Berryville. Toll gate established known as McADAMS Rd D2-227 1886 Moses AIRHART & A. J. SMITH Ferry D2-544 1886 M. C. AIRHART Ferry- Old SPIVEY Ferry D2-465 1888 SMITH Ferry Tax levied -$31.00 for 1889 1889 D. F. PULLEY AIRHART Ferry on Trinity River E-107 1889 Mrs. S. STRINGER Bazette Ferry on Trinity River E-109 1889 Bazette Ferry condemed, said boat unsafe E-174 1890 W. G. ALMOND Ferry- at THORP's Crossing in Trinity River E-194 1896 Mrs. M. A. WAGNER Ferry tax remitted if Mrs. WAGNER keeps banks in good condition F-42 1898 Regulations for toll bridges and Ferries F-317 1925 James E. REESE J-9 1929 F. W. DOGLEY Toll bridge on Trinity River K-233 Contributed by Bunny Freeman
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