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George E. Dwight and Malinda Frost

 

George and wife Malinda were at Parker’s Fort on May 19th, 1836 when it was attacked by Indians. Malinda’s father Samuel Frost and brother Robert were killed.  George Dwight , Malinda and infant daughter Elizabeth ran away with others and escaped with the survivors who traveled to Fort Houston.

 

The following material presented by James Manford Dwight

 

George and Malinda moved around for a while and found themselves in Houston County, on Elkhart Creek, where George owned and operated a water mill.

 

After George Dwight died, Malinda moved her family to Limestone County, near the old Parker's Fort from whence George and she had been driven years before by the Indians in what is known as the Parker's Fort Massacre.

 

Sometime afterwards, Malinda met and married Eli Allen Hill, who was a Campbellite. Her son Frank (Francis Marion Dwight, I) writes about his desire to hear the preaching of a Baptist preacher and Allen Hill would from time to time invite one of the Alex boys to come to their house to preach.

 

When Frank came home from the Civil War, he found that his step-father, Allen Hill, had died. Frank took charge of his mother's family and brought them to Dallas County. While there he writes that they enjoyed the ministerial services of Elders W. B. Long and J. F. Pinson, Baptist preachers.

 

Moving once again, this time to Tarrant County, near Lonesome Dove Church. Malinda Frost Dwight Hill died and was buried in the Lonesome Dove Church Cemetery which is in northeast Tarrant County near Grapevine, Texas. Frank soon married, took charge of his mother's younger children, joined the Lonesome Dove Church and was baptized by Elder A. J. Hallford. In a few months his wife was happily converted and joined the church. In time his mother's three youngest children were saved and also joined the church.

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.  GEORGE E.1 DWIGHT1 was born 1805 in Natchez, Adams, Mississippi, and died 15 Feb 1873 in Grapevine, Tarrant, Texas.  He married MALINDA FROST1 Abt. 1834 in Houston Co., TX, daughter of SAMUEL FROST and ELIZABETH [--?--].  She was born 07 Aug 1820 in VA, and died 17 May 1870 in Houston County, Texas2 she was moved by train to Tarrant County and buried in Lonesome Dove Cemetery, Tarrant County TX.

Children of GEORGE DWIGHT and MALINDA FROST are:

 

1. Elizabeth (b. 1835)

2. Robert Brooks (b. 1837, Houston County, Texas - d. July 18, 1902, Texas)

3. Adrain A. (b. 1840, Houston County, Texas)

4. Francis Marion (b. 14 March 1844 - Aug. 21, 1920, Willow Point, Wise Co., Texas.)

5. Ellery G. (b. Houston County, Texas)

6. Joel J. (b. 22 Mar 1849, Anderson County, Texas - d. 20 Nov 1919, Grapevine, Tarrant County, Texas) Occupation farm labor. Married Salitha Emma Elizabeth Williams (b. 15 Nov 1853 - 5 Dec 1916, buried Lonesome Dove Cemetery) She was the daughter of James Williams and Permelia Henley.  Joel was a member of the Lonesome Dove Church.  Their two children were: 1. Evaline (b. 10 Oct 1871)

2. James Lemuel (b. 13 Feb 1874) Married Alice Long (b. 29 Nov 1873 - 11 Aug 1939) Their two children were: 1. Ila

2. Marvin L. (b. 29 Jan 1910 - d. 15 Mar 1977) Married Hazel M. (b. 22 Mar 1908 - d. 23 Nov 1994) Both are buried at Lonesome Dove Cemetery.

7. John Martin Harvey (b. 12/24/1851, Leon County, Texas - d. 09/06/1929, Clovis, New Mexico.)

 

 

Children of MALINDA FROST and ELI  Allen HILL are:

                  ix.       ISABELLE4 HILL, b. 1857,  Limestone Texas.

                   x.    S. HILL, female  b. 1859, Limestone Co., TX.

                  xi.    L. HILL, b. female 1862. Limestone Co., TX

                 xii.    R. A. HILL,  Male  b. 1863.  Limestone Co., TX

                xiii.    G. G. HILL,  Male b. 1863. Limestone Co., TX

 

 

Endnotes

Burial: 1873, Lonesome Dove Cem., Grapevine, Tarrant County, Texas

Census 1: 1850, 1850; Census Place:  , Houston, Texas; Roll: M432_911; Page: 191; Image: 383.

Census 2: 1860, 1860; Census Place:  , Limestone, Texas; Roll: M653_1300; Page: 342; Image: 106.

Fact 1: 1837, Signed petition to establish Houston County Texas

Tax Roll 1: 1838, Houston County, TX - part that was  later Anderson Co TX

Tax Roll 2: 1839, Houston County, TX - part that was  later Anderson Co TX

Tax Roll 3: 1840, Houston County, TX - part that was  later Anderson Co TX

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Abbrev: 1850 Census, Houston County, Texas

Title: 1850 Census, Houston County, Texas

Abbrev: A Family History of Limestone County, Vol.2, 1993, L.C.N. 84-51438.Nellie Lewis Kirk Froehner, 2005 E. James St., Baytown, Texas, 77520. 1-713-837-8203.

Abbrev: 1850 Houston County Census.Lonesome Dove Cemetery Records, Grapevine, Texas

Title: 1850 Houston County Census.Lonesome Dove Cemetery Records, Grapevine, Texas

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