COMMISSIONERS COURT MINUTES VOLUME 3
ORDER TO ESTABLISH SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. SEVENTEEN.
May 12, 1902
The petition of Thirty-three taxpaying voters, came on to be heard for
the laying out and establishment of a special and Independent School
District, not to exceed thirty-six square miles, be and the same is
hereby granted, the metes and bound of said District to be as follows,
Beginning at a point where Mud Creek empties into Red river, running up
Mud Creek to the North-east corner of the John Dukes Survey; thence
with the North line of the said John Dukes Survey, to the North-west
corner of the said John Dukes Survey; Thence north to the S.E. corner
of the Reason Grooms Survey; Thence W. to the South-west corner of the
Francis Godley Survey; Thence West to the West line of the R. C. Harris
Survey; Thence W. and N. so as to take in Pete Hunter, Tom Williams and
Shack Boyd just N. of where Allen Jones lives; Thence North-west from
Allen Jones to the Bank of old Red River; Thence down the meandering of
said River to the place of beginning; and it appearing to the court
that the law has been complied with. It is therefore ordered,
adjudged and decreed by the Court that said petition be and the same is
hereby granted, and that said proposed District be created and
constituted and Independent School District in Bowie County, Texas, and
furthermore that said District shall be known and designated as
Independent School District Number Seventeen (17).
TREES ON COURT HOUSE SQUARE.
February 16, 1903
This day came on to be heard the petition of O. B. Pirkey and other
citizens and qualified voters for Bowie County, for an order of the
Commissioners’ Court of said County to rescind, annul, and cancel and
hold for naught the order heretofore made by said Court granting
permission to the Commissioner of Precinct No. Two to have cut down the
beautiful Oak trees standing the South-west corner of the Court House
It is therefore ordered by the Court that said be and the same is
hereby granted, and that the order heretofore made by this Court as
above referred to be and the same is hereby revoked, annulled,
cancelled and held for naught and of no force and effect.
PETITION FOR ESTABLISHING SCHOOL DISTRICT 19.
May 11, 1903
The petition of thirteen tax-paying voters and freeholders, came on to
be heard for the laying out and establishment of a special and
independent School District, not to exceed thirty-six square miles be
and the same is hereby granted, the metes and bounds of said District
to be as follows: Commencing on the State line at the North
Corporate Limit of the City of Texarkana, running thence North of said
State line to the site of the old Hard Wood Mill at the foot of the
Bluff; Thence due West to the Summerhill Road; Thence South along the
line of said road to the North corporate line of Texarkana, Thence East
along the North corporate Limits of said City to beginning; and it
appearing to the Court that the law has been complied with.
It is therefore ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that said
petition be and the same is hereby granted, and that said proposed
District be created and constituted and Independent School District in
Bowie County, Texas, and furthermore that said District shall be known
and designated as Independent School District Number 19.
W. Y. KNIGHT, APPLICATION TO ERECT TELEPHONE LINE.
May 11th, 1903
This day came on to be heard the application of W. Y. Knight to erect
and maintain a Telephone line in Bowie County, Texas, along a certain
public road which leads from Spring Hill in Said County to Avery in Red
River County, along so much of said road as is situated in Bowie
County. It is therefore ordered by the Court that said
application be granted in the terms of his application with a privilege
of using said right-of-way of said public road to erect and maintain a
Telephone line so as not to injure and impair the travel of said public
road to the detriment of the public travel along said public highway.
JUDGMENT ON SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 17. CHANGING LINE.
June 1, 1903
It appearing to the Court that all the patrons of Liberty Hill School
residing in the following described territory, beginning at the W.B.
Line of the Jas. Cowley H.R. Survey on Mud Creek; Thence up said creek
with its meanders and with the South prong of said Mud creek to the
E.B. line of the Geo. Vaughan tract of land in the Jno. Tisdale League
Survey; Thence North with said E.B. line to the North prong of said Mud
Creek; Thence up said North prong to Cold branch and up said branch to
the S.B.line of said School District No.17 as it now is and with the
S.B.line of said District to the place of beginning. Desired that
said above described territory be included in said School District No.
17, and it appearing to the Court that there was no objections of and
by the parties affected by the change aforesaid by the evidence of
Messrs. W. J. Johns and J. T. Wheeler. It is therefore ordered
and adjudged by the Court, all the members being present, that the
lines of District No. 17 be changed in accordance with the above
described field notes.
PROHIBITION ORDER FOR ELECTION IN BOWIE COUNTY.
August 12th, 1903.
On this day came on to be considered the petition of over Two Hundred
and Fifty qualified voters of Bowie County, Texas, for an Election to
determine whether or not the sale of intoxicating liquors shall be
prohibited in said Bowie County, Texas; and it appearing to the Court
that said petition is in due form, and has the required number of
It is therefore ordered that an Election be held on Thursday the
Twenty-seventh day of August, A. D. 1903, at the regular voting places
within and for Bowie County, for the purpose of determining whether or
not the sale of intoxicating Liquors shall be prohibited in said Bowie
County, Texas, and the Clerk of this Court is hereby ordered to give
notice of said Election as required by law.
TO ESTABLISH SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 23 AT ANTIOCH SCHOOL HOUSE.
August 10th, 1903
petition of J. G. Collom and thirty-seven other freeholders and voters,
came on to be heard for the laying out and establishment of a special
and independent School District not to exceed thirty-six square miles
be and the same is hereby granted, the metes and bounds of said
District to be as follows: Beginning at the centre of the track
of the t. C. division of the T. & P. Railway immediately North of
the North East corner of the William H. Fore h. R. Survey (marked
William H. Fort on map), Thence South to his North-east corner Thence
South to the South-east corner of same; Thence W. to S.W. cor. Thence
South to N. W. corner of Joe Read, East to n. E. corner; Thence South
to S. E. corner of same; Thence W. to S.W. cor of same; Thence South to
S.E. corner of the G. W. tiller H. R. Survey; Thence West to the N. W.
corner of the Wm. Young Sur., Thence S. to S.W. corner of same, Thence
East to N.W. corner of W. D. Shockley Survey, Thence West to the N. W.
corner of same; Thence South with the W.B. line of said Shockley Sur.
To a stake on the N.B. line of the h. P. Benningfield Survey; Thence
East to the N.E. corner of same, Thence South far enough to include 300
acres off the north end of said Benningfield by running a line due West
to the West boundary line of same; Thence South to the S.E. corner of
the W. S. Grace H. R. Survey; Thence West with the S.line of Grace
Survey across a tract of Bowie County School land occupied by Autrey,
and on West with the South boundary line of the D. M. White Survey to
the S.W. corner of the same on the E.B. line of the John A. Read
Survey, Thence North with the E.B. line of said Read and the E.B. line
of the Collin M. Akin to a corner of said Collin M. Akin on the S.B.
line of the Chas. Collom Survey; Thence West to the Southwest corner of
the Chas. Collom Survey; Thence north with the line of Chas. Collom to
a corner of same on the S.B. line of the Johnathan Collom Survey;
Thence East to the South East corner of said Johnathan Collom Survey,
Thence North with his line to the centre of the T. C. Division of the
T. & P. Ry. To the centre of the track; Thence East between the
rails of said railway to the place of beginning; and it appearing to
the Court that the law has been complied with. It is therefore
ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that said petition be and
the same is hereby granted, and that said proposed territory and
district be created and constituted into an Independent School District
in Bowie County, Texas, and furthermore that said District shall be
known, and designated as Independent School District Number
Twenty-three in said Bowie County.
PETITION ASKING COUNTY TO PURCHASE BLOOD-HOUNDS.
February 9th, 1904.
This day came on to be heard and considered the petition of C. D. Wyse
and others praying for an order of this Court be entered authorizing
the purchase of a pair of Blood-Hounds for the use and benefit of the
It is therefore ordered and adjudged by the Court that said petition be
and the same is hereby granted, and that the County Judge of this
County be ordered to advertise in the Dallas News a newspaper published
in this State, for the purchase of a pair of Blood-Hounds.
August 11th, 1904
is ordered by the Court, that the wages of the janitor, be fixed at the
sum of Twenty-five ($25.00) Dollars per Month from this quarter
forward, for one year from this date, or during good behavior.
August 15th, 1904.
This day came on before the Court the proposition to advertise and get
bids for the sinking of an Artesian Well at the County Court House in
Boston. It is ordered by the Court that the County Judge be
authorized and he is hereby instructed to advertise for some person or
a Well-drilling Company to drill an Artesian Well a the Court House,
and the Contract therefore to be made with the Commissioners’ Court.
Boston, Texas, October the 6th 1904.
Court met in regular session, Present & presiding A. S. Watlington
County Judge, B. C. Vandeweghe Comm. Precinct No. 1; J. F. Collins
Commissioner precinct No. 2; L. E. Harkey, Commissioner precinct No. 3;
Geo. H. Welch Commissioner Precinct No. 4, when the following business
It appearing to the Court, that the water supply for the use of the
Court House & jail is very limited, and that several and divers
persons & families are using & hauling water from the reservoir
at the Jail built by the County for the use of the Court House and
jail, and that some of said parties have continued to haul water from
said Reservoir and are still hauling water therefrom after having
requested to desist from doing so by some of the officers, and it
further appearing to the Court that the supply is insufficient for any
other purpose except to supply the actual water necessary for the Court
House and Jail so that the sanitary condition of the jail may be kept
in the best condition possible.
It is therefore ordered by the Court, that the sheriff be and he is
hereby ordered to employ the services of a good carpenter and have a
sufficient top placed over the reservoir or receptacle at the jail in
which the water piped from the water works is caught, with a door and
lock & key and the Sheriff is hereby ordered to permit no one to
use said water for any purposes except for the use of the Court House
and Jail and to keep the door to the said reservoir locked at all times.
the November Term, 1904 of the Commissioners Court of Bowie County,
Texas, expiring our term of offices, and the majority of us having
served Bowie County in the capacity of County Commission for four
years, and having been presiding over during that time by Hon. A. S.
Watlington, serving in the capacity of County Judge, we desire to
express our sincere appreciation to him for his courtesies to us both
individually and a a Court officer; Therefore be it resolved that
in retiring from office we desire to express our appreciation to him
for his untiring labors and efficient service in performing the duties
of presiding officer of the said Commissioners’ Court; and it is with
unbound pleasure and satisfaction that we feel able to un-reservedly
endorse his entire Administration. We ask that these resolutions
be incorporated in the minutes of this Court, and that the Clerk of
this Court furnish the Hon. A. S. Watlington with a certified copy of
Witness our hands at Boston, Texas this 17th day of November A. D. 1904.
B. C. Vandeweghe,Commissioner Precinct No. One
J. F. Collins, Commissioner Precinct No. Two
L. E. Harkey, Commissioner Precinct No. Three
G. H. Welch, Commissioner Precinct No. Four
ORDER FOR ABSTRACT BOOKS.
appearing to the Commissioners Court that the Assessors Abstract Books
belonging to Bowie County are now in possession of certain parties in
Texarkana Texas, and that said books are the property of Bowie County,
Texas, It is ordered by the Court that the Sheriff of this County
is hereby instructed to call on the parties who now have possession of
said books and the Sheriff is instructed to have said books at the
Court house, and to make report to the December Term of this Court to
be held at Boston on the 19th day of December A. D. 1904.
COMMITTEE TO PURCHASE CONVICT FARM
October 19th, 1904
is ordered by the Court that a Committee of James Martindale, N. J.
Rachel, Joe Telford, and Henry Brooks be are hereby appointed to confer
with land owners thoughout the County for the purpose of ascertaining
the value, location with a view of purchasing not less than 200 acres
of land to be used as a County Convict farm and said committee is
instructed to report to this Court at a special meeting to be held Jany
ORDER DIRECTING SHERIFF TO WORK CONVICTS.
is ordered by the Court that all prisoners who are convicted of
misdemeanors and are unable to pay their fines and costs assessed
against them, and who fail to have convict bonds made for them be
turned over to the Sheriff of Bowie County and by him conveyed to the
Co. Jail at Boston, and the Sheriff of this County is further directed,
that whenever a sufficient number of such prisoners may be confined in
said jail and who are unable to pay their fines and costs the Sheriff
is directed to employ a guard or guards, and to purchase such
implements as may be necessary and employ such convicts as he may see
fit on the County property in and around the County Court House.
We suggest and recommend that such convicts be employed in cleaning off
and cleaning out the Bowie County Well and that a ditch from the Jail
to the Spring be dug under the supervision and direction of the Sheriff
and that when practical and expedient that the force be employed in
cutting wood and clearing up the County poor farm. We
respectfully ask of the Co. and Precinct officers who may be entitled
to costs in cases where parties have been convicted and are unable to
pay their fines and costs or to make bonds, That they make as liberal
allowances in favor of the County as is comparable with the exigencies
of the occasion and the County Judge is instructed to confer with such
Officers and to report their decision to the next term o this Court
which meets Jany 3rd 1905.
ORDER LAYING BOWIE COUNTY OFF INTO SCHOOL DISTRICTS
it remembered, that on this 17th day of February A. D. 1905, at a
Regular Term of the Commissioners Court, present and presiding the Hon
Sam H. Smelser County Judge, James Martindale, Commissioner Precinct
No. One; N. J. Rachel Commissioner Precinct No. Two; Joe Telford
commissioner Precinct No. Three and Henry Books, Commissioner of
Precinct No. Four; all of Bowie County, Texas, an order of said Court
to lay off and divide said Bowie County, Texas into School Districts;
and it is therefore ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that
Bowie County, Texas, be and the same is hereby layed out and
sub-divided into School Districts, Numbered and bounded as follows
to-wit: (descriptions are given in the
minutes for each district)
DISTRICTS 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17,
18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
25, 26, 27, 28, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44,
45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60,
ORDER CREATING INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. ONE
May Term 1905
Beginning at a point in the North Boundary line of the New Boston
Independent School District, where by running due North the line would
strike the South-East corner of the Wm Richie H.R.S., Thence North to
such point and on North with the East boundary line of the Wm Richie to
the North-East corner of the Mrs. G. D. Simms tract of land, Thence
West to the North-West corner of the same; Thence North with East
boundary of the land owned by Mrs. Kate Johns and on North to Mrs. E.
Day’s North-East corner; Thence West with Mrs. E. Days North boundary
to W. N. Johnson’s South-East corner; Thence North to W. N. Johnsons
north East corner; Thence West with W. N. Johnsons North boundary to
his North West corner Thence north with S. J. Morris West boundary to
the North boundary of the W. M. Richie H.R.S. and on North to the
South-West corner of the Absolom Robinson H.R.S. Thence West in the
Payton S. Wyatt H.R.S. Thence South to the North West corner of the Wm
Richie H.R.S. and on South with the Richie West boundary to the South
West corner of same; Thence East with the South Boundary of the Richie
to the South-West corner of the Kittrell Survey; Thence East with the
South boundary of the Kittrell to the South East corner of the J. L.
Eubanks tract of land; Thence North with Eubanks East boundary line to
the T P R.R. Thence East to the place of beginning.
ORDER AUTHORIZING CO. PHYSICIAN TO QUARANTINE.
the Commissioners Court Bowie County, Texas: Whereas, the
prevalence of yellow fever in Louisiana seriously threatens the health
of our citizens, Now Therefore in order to prevent the spread of such
dangerous and contagious disease among our people we authorize and
empower our County Physician, Dr. C. P. Helms to declare quarantine
against any place or places and against all such dangerous diseases, to
Establish, maintain and supply stations for those held in quarantine,
to provide hospitals, tents or pest houses for those sick of contagious
and infectious diseases; to furnish provisions, medicine and all other
things absolutely essential for the comfort for the well and the
convalescence of the sick.
respectfully suggest to our said County Physician the advisability of
issuing a proclamation, calling upon all the citizens of the County to
clean up around their premises, to drain all stagnant water off of
their lots or premises and to spread oil on all water that cannot be
drained off. It is now considered by the highest medical
authority that the spread of this dreadful disease is caused solely by
the mosquito, and the efforts of all citizens should be directed to the
necessity of eradicating the cause of this evil.
ORDER OF THE COMMISSIONERS COURT OF BOWIE COUNTY, TEXAS, declaring the
result of the election held in said County on September 23rd, 1905 in
accordance with law to determine whether or not the sale of
intoxicating liquors shall be prohibited in said County.
this the 5th day of October A. D. 1905 the Commissioner’s Court of
Bowie County, and State of Texas, met in Special Session, present and
presiding the Hon Sam H. Smelser County Judge of said bowie County and
also present James Martindale Commissioner of Precinct No. 1; N. J.
Rachel, Commissioner of Precinct No. Two; Joe Telford commissioner of
Precinct No. Three and Henry Brooks, Commissioner of Precinct No. 4 for
the purpose of opening the polls and counting the votes cast at the
election held in and for said County at the regular Voting boxes
thereof on the 23rd day of September A. D. 1905 to determine where or
not the sale of intoxicating liquors shall be prohibited in Bowie
County, Texas, and the said Court having opened the polls and counted
the votes at the said Election; It appears and the Court finds
that there were cast in the said election Twenty five hundred and
Eighty-five (2585) votes of which number 1164 votes were cast for
prohibition and 1421 votes were cast against prohibition. It is
therefore declared by the Court that the result of said vote and
election is that a majority of 257 votes were cast at said election
were cast against prohibition. We therefore declare in accordance
with said result that the sale of intoxicating liquors in Bowie County
is not prohibited.
RESOLUTION PASSED BY COURT, IN REFERENCE TO DEATH OF MRS. SOPHIA
WHEREAS It has come to the knowledge of the Commmissioners’ Court of
Bowie County, Texas, that Mrs. Sophia Carmichael of this County ahs
departed this life, and
WHEREAS, during her life she rendered valuable and appreciated help to
this Court in caring for the poor of the County, assisting and aiding
the destitute, and clothing and feeding the friendless and unfortunate
WHEREAS In the death of Mrs. Carmichael, the poor, friendless and
unfortunate of our County have lost their best Friend, Our County has
lost a noble Christian and self-Sacrificing woman, and the City of
Texarkana its foremost spirit in charitable work.
THEREFORE, as a humble testament of our appreciation of our deceased
sister, and the work she did while living, we direct that a copy of
this be spread upon the minutes of the Commissioners Court of this
County, and a copy hereof be forwarded to the husband of the deceased
and that the newspapers of the County be requested to publish the same.
Feb 14th, 1906. It appearing to the Court that the water trough
at the jail has become worn and damaged to the extent that it is
necessary to build a new one. It is the order of the Court that
N. J. Rachel be empowered, and he is hereby ordered to have a new one
ORDER OF COURT TO ESTABLISH CONVICT FARM, ADOPTED FEB 15TH, 1905
is ordered by the Commissioners Court of Bowie County, That there be
established for Bowie County a Convict Farm, on which shall be kept all
prisoners convicted of misdemeanors and who are unable to pay their
fine and costs assessed against them; or who have been sentenced to a
term of imprisonment in the County Jail by the County Court of this
County, as a punishment for crime,
is further ordered by the Court that such convict farm be under such
rules and regulations as may prescribed from time to time by the
March 55h, 1906
this day came on for consideration the order for Election of Trustees,
for the various School Districts throughout the County, and the same
are ordered to be held at the various School Houses in said Districts,
on the 1st Saturday in April, same being April the 7th, 1906, and as
No. 1 at Pulaski School House, managers T. L. Adams, M. H. Kennington,
and J. L. Eubanks
No. 2 at Eylau School House, managers B. P. Eubanks, S. G. Morrow, and
G. A. Richardson
No. 3 at Red Lick School House, managers W. G. Points, W. J. Henry and
G. W. Akin
No. 4 at Godley Prairie School house, managers W. R. Cash, C. Williams
and B. G. Johnson
No. 5 at Old Union School House, managers W. H. Kitch, Joe Rodgers and
H. M. Burkhalter
No. 6 at Bassette School House, managers R. L. Lassiter, m. L. Stone
and W. M. Hogue
No. 7 at Dalby Springs School House, managers H. A. Parker, C. W. Dalby
and Henry Shaw
No. 8 at Malta School House, managers J. T. Terral, W. J. Johns and J.
No. 9 at Garland School House, managers B. W. Garland, Henry Pirkey and
J. P. Garland
No. 10 at Red Lick School House, managers B. F. Hargis, H. H. Goodwin
and W. M. Lewis
No. 12 at Liberty School House, managers A. C. Evans, F. F. McCormick
and E. C. Kirby
No. 13 at Edwards School House, managers J. J. Stewart, J. D. Griffith
and W. T. Miller
No. 15 at Concord School House, managers A. S. Bonham, J. E. howdeshell
and G. K. Grimes
No. 16 at Oak Ridge School House, managers S. P. Pope, J. R. Callaway
and John Goolsby
No. 17 at Liberty Hill School House, managers Wm B. Bell, Robert Jones,
and J. W. Johns
No. 18 at Myrtle Spgs, managers C. H. Rochelle, Jno Fort and J. W.
No. 19 at Wooten Sprgs School House, managers J. A. Edmonson, W. O.
Cork and W. H. Taylor
No. 20 at Maud School House, managers J. B. Tidwell, E. S. foster and
Dr Wm Helms
No. 22 at Corley School House, managers T. T. Irby, W. T. Fowler and
No. 23 at Shiloh School House, managers Reeves Elliott, John Goza and
G. C. Chapman
No. 24 at Mt Sterling School House, managers J. R. Stewart, Brit Shaver
and W. A. Austin
No. 25 at Jones Crossing School House, managers, Robt. Alford, A. M.
May and J. A. Jones
No. 26 at Chalybeate Spgs. School House, managers W. A. Eiland, A. N.
Reed and C. D. Jones
No. 27 at Rock Hill School House, managers S. T. Baird, G. R. Collom
and Jno M. Smith
No. 28 at Friendship School House, managers R. M. Autrey, W. P. White
and P. C. Beachamp
No. 29 at Mt Pleasant School House, managers W. A. Terrell, J. C.
Crawford and J. J. Williams
No. 30 at Cowley School House, managers T. P. Cowley, J. W. McAnnulty
and J. H. Goodnight
No. 31 at Pine Lake School House, managers W. E. Wimberley, J. M.
Rigney and James Hillis
No. 32 at Magnolia School House, managers J. A. Hooker, E. M. Barrineau
and A. L. Newsome
No. 33 at Brooks Creek School House, managers W. J. W. Mills, W. H.
Chambers and Rich Bostian
No. 34 at Minton School House, managers G. T. Mosher, W. T. McClurg and
No. 35 at County Line School House, managers P. J. Roberts, J. C.
Houston and W. A. Tisdale
No. 36 at Moores School House, managers J. C. Upchurch, T. G. Eubanks
and Chas Griffin
No. 37 at O’Dell School House, managers J. C. Lemons, J. A. Johnson and
J. W. Smith
No. 38 at Old Boston School House, managers D. E. Wyatt, E. T. Fountain
and Simeon Hays
No. 39 at Hamilton School House, managers H. P. Payton, Harvey Briley
and Davis Daw
No. 40 at Akin School House, managers W. T. Butler, L. C. Clarke and J.
No. 41 at Morris School House, managers, C. H. Moores, W. W. Ames and
W. P. Harvey
No. 42 at Pleasant Grove School House, managers W. A. Russell, F. W.
Hubbard and C. I. Day
No. 43 at Rosborough School House, managers W. W. Whitfield, D.
Campbell and Wooten Callahan
No. 44 at Burns School House, managers W. A. Davidson, C. W. Wyatt and
J. W. White
No. 45 aat Red Bayou School House, managers J. P. Clark, Jas Ohler and
No. 46 at Daniel School house, managers R. N. Woodard, H. M. Raney and
J. H. Daniel
No. 49 at oak Grove School House, managers Cass Pope, r. H. Fanning and
W. D. Hollaway
No. 50 at Holly School House, managers G. W. robbins, Frank Bivins and
J. M. Cartledge
No. 51 at Union Hill School House, managers B. F. Blocker, C. T. Strain
and W. E. Slayton
No. 52 at Spring Hill School House, managers S. P. Murray, G. R. Carney
and J. B. Trewitt
No. 53 at Pine Springs School House, managers R. L. Gallaher, B. H.
Williams and J. C. Burkhead
No. 54 at Hodgson School House, managers W. T. Wages, Lee Harkey and J.
No. 55 at Hubbard School House, managers A. M. Hegler, S. M. Braswell
and W. E. Chasteen
No. 56 at Wards Creek School House, managers C. O. Barrett, G. H. Welch
and R. M. Johnson, Sr.
No. 57 at College Hill School House, managers T. B. Granberry, T. O.
Mitchell and Wm petty
No. 58 at Sand Hill School House, managers A. C. McCullough, S. D.
Crumpton and A. O. Howell
No. 60 at Simms School House, managers N. Thompson, J. M. Parsons and
W. A. Johnson
No. 61 at Ball School House, managers J. M. Lucas, J. W. Connell and D.
No. 62 at Salem School House, managers W. R. Spear, R. F. Terral and B.
PETITION FOR DIVISION OF SCHOOL DIST 46 & TO ESTABLISH NO. 11
May 17th, 1907.
this day came on to be heard the petition of W. A. Simpson, et al for a
division of School District No. 46, and to establish School Dist No.
11, in the North part of same, and that school District No. 46 be
known, and described by the metes and bounds as follows:
Beginning at Mud Creek on the W. line of the David Jarrett Survey;
Thence N.E. with the meanders of said Creek to the E.line of said David
Jarrett Survey; Thence S. with said E.line to S.W. corner of the John
Duke Survey; Thence East with the North boundary of Secs No. 42 and 40
to the S.E. corner of Section No. 42; Thence South with the E. boundary
line of Section No. 40 to N.E. corner of Section 39; Thence due East
across the Jas N. Smith Survey and across the W. D. Ellis Survey to the
E. line of the N. D. Ellis Survey, Thence South, West, North, West,
North, East and North with the original Survey or boundary of the
Daniels School District No. 46 in Bowie Co. to the place of the
is further ordered by the Court, that the North part of District No.
46, which is not included in the field notes above be, and is hereby
designated as Wood Stock School District No. 11, and shall form no part
of District No. 46, in the future.
it remembered that on the 7th day of April, 1906 an election was duly
and legally held throughout Bowie County, for the purpose of electing
School Trustees, and returns having been made thereof according to law,
the Commissioners Court of Bowie County proceeded to open and canvas
said returns and doth find and declare that in School Districts No. 41,
30 and 3 there was a tie, therefore no election, and we further find
that the following named Trustees were elected in their respective
No. 1 W. C. Pierce
No. 4 W. R. Cash
No. 7 D. B. Pirkey, white; John Walker, colored
No. 8 T. W. Morris
No. 9 H. P. Pirkey
No. 10 W. C. Shipp, Henry Brower
No. 12 William Roy, white; Gus Rudd, colored
No. 15 A. S. Bonham
No. 17 W. H. Robinson, Wm Crumpton
No. 18 William Case
No. 20 Henry Ray, white; C. M. Banks, colored
No. 22 Lewis Beddingfield; C. R. Blalock, colored
No. 23 G. C. Chatman
No. 24 Brit Shaver
No. 25 J. A. Jones
No. 28 W. P. White
No. 29 J. C. Crawford
No. 31 J. T. Davis
No. 32 A. L. Newsome
No. 34 E. D. Morgan
No. 35 J. H. Gibson
No. 36 Wilbor Smith, W. C. Langston
No. 37 G. S. Dobbins, J. W. Smith
No. 38 R. L. McCright
No. 39 Bob Harrison, colored
No. 40 I. K. Koontz
No. 42 B. M. Mitchell, C. J. Bass
No. 43 W. W. Whitfield, colored
No. 44 W. T. Hooks
No. 46 Lee Durst
No. 49 H. R. Phillips
No. 51 H. Brewer, Alex Miles
No. 52 H. J. Jackson, W. H. Briley
No. 54 O. P. Kent
No. 55 W. E. Chasteen
No. 56 G. H. Welch
No. 57 T. B. Granberry, R. H. Hall
No. 58 A. O. Howell
No. 60 W. R. Bostian, white (colored tie)
No. 61 S. J. Morris
No. 62 Charlie Hill
is therefore ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that the above
named parties be, and are hereby declared duly elected as Trustees of
their respective Districts, and that commissions issue to them, upon
their taking the Oath of Office, as required by law.
appearing to the Court upon the canvas of the returns in School
Districts Nos 3, 30 and 41, that there was a tie at said election,
hence no one elected to serve as Trustee in said Districts.
is therefore ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that an
election be held on the 9th day of June, 1906, for the purpose of
electing Trustees in the following Districts at the places herein
named, with managers as follows to-wit:
School District No. 3 at Red Springs School House, managers W. G.
Points, W. J. Henry and G. W. Akin
School District No. 30 at Cooley School House, managers T. F. Cowley,
J. W. McAnally, J. H. Goodnight
School District No. 41 at Morris School House, managers C. H. Moores,
W. W. Ames, W. F. Harvey
examination the Court finds that there have been no returns for the
following districts, to-wit: Dist Nos
2-5-6-11-13-14-16-19-21-26-27-22-45-47-48-50-53 & 59, therefore no
action is taken by the Court, in regards to said Districts, or Trustees
May 28th, 1906
appearing to the Court that an order made in this Court on May the 16th
1906, made at a former session of this court, upon the petition of W.
A. Simpson and others, granting, and ordering a division of School
District No. 46, and establishing School District No. 11, was made
contrary to law, and should be revoked. It is therefore the order
of the Court that said order be revoked and held for naught, and it is
ORDER IN REFERENCE TO SURVEY OF CO. LINE
To the Hon Commissioners Court of Red River County, ---GREETING:---
time to time for several years complaints have been made to this Court
by Citizens of Bowie County, of the inability to locate the boundary
lines between the Counties of Red River and Bowie; and so pronounced
has become the demand for a re-survey of the County line between said
Counties that we do not deem it advisable to longer ignore them.
Therefore we respectfully ask of the Commissioners Court of Red River
county an expression as to the desirability of a re-survey of the said
County lines on their part, and respectfully ask that they give us
their views in writing, accompanied by any suggestion of any fact
pertaining thereto, as they see fit.
Clerk of this Court is requested to transmit to the Commissioners Court
of Red River County a certified copy of this order.
ORDER PERTAINING TO SULPHUR BRIDGE
Aug 15th 1906
having been made known to the Commissioners Court of Bowie County,
Texas that the people of Morris County, Texas, and the People of the
West end of Bowie County, are discussing the advisability of building a
bridge across the Sulphur River between Bowie and Morris Counties; and
it having been made known to this Court that the County of Morris is
willing to co-operate with Bowie in Building same and to bear its just
proportion of the expense thereof. It is the sense of the
Commissioners Court of Bowie county, that we favor the building of said
bridge, provided satisfactory arrangements can be made with Morris
County, and for the purpose of ascertaining the sense of the Morris
County people we hereby nominate Constitute and appoint Hon Henry
Brooks, Commissioner of Precinct No. Four, a suitable person to confer
with our brethren in Morris County represented by their Hon
shall be the duty of the said Henry Brooks to ascertain
Whether or not the said Morris County is Willing to co-operate with
Bowie in the building of said bridge
If so, where, and at what place on Sulphur should said bridge be built,
and the probable cost thereof
What proportion of the cost thereof is the County of Morris willing to
The Clerk of this Court is instructed to furnish the said Brooks with a
copy of this order, and he is instructed to report to this Court not
later than Nov 15th, 1906.