Robert Manuel Dunlap, was a Baptist
preacher in Sweetwater. He died there in 1927 and is buried
in Nolan Cemetery along with his wife Vonie who died in
Robert M. Dunlap was born July 13, 1847, the son of Robert
and Harriett Dunlap of Franklin, Georgia. He volunteered and
served in Company K-56 Georgia Regiment during the Civil
War. He came home after the war and moved to Texas.
He married Vonie Brazzill in Texas, July
8, 1877. His name appears on the Masonic Lodge records at
Hylton, Texas, as early as 1903. He and his wife and their
sons, Pleas and James, moved to the farm just northeast of
Slater's Chapel Cemetery. His farm is still owned by Effie
Dunlap Haley and farmed by R.T. Dunlap.
Robert Dunlap was a farmer and Baptist preacher. He preached
at the old Nolan Baptist Church and married many of the
couples in the Nolan Community. He died Jun 25, 1927, and
his wife died September 13, 1929.
Pleas Dunlap married Effie Collins, July 18, 1912. He was a
farmer and carpenter. He built the house on the Dunlaps farm
in 1912. It was partially destroyed by fire in 1933 and
rebuilt. He also built the old Finch house and the houses on
the Clayton and Philips farms.
Pleas and Effie Dunlap had seven children: Marie, H.A., R.T.,
J.P., Lela, C.C. and Ruth. They all survive except J.P.. H.A.,
and R.T. still reside in the Nolan Community. There are
eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Pleas died
August 17, 1926. He and his parents are buried at the old
Effie Dunlap married J.L. Haley in 1937. The moved from the
Dunlap farm to Fort Worth, in 1978 and he died in 1981. She
had lived on the home place for sixty-five years at the time
she moved to Fort Worth.
H.A. Dunlap married Genevieve Holland in 1934. They had a
double wedding with Olan Ensminger and Maurine Finch. The
Ensmingers later moved to New Mexico but have returned to
Nolan County and are now the H.A. Dunlap's nearest
neighbors. Both couples will celebrate together their golden
wedding anniversary in December. H.A. and Olan started their
school days together at the old Dora School. Olan reminds
H.A. the he would not let him ride to school in the buggy
with the Dunlap kids, and H.A. responds that he had to walk
farther to catch his horse than Olan had to walk to school.
H.A's grandfather and Olan's father were also good friends.
SOURCE: Written by: Janie Light
SUBMITTED BY: Betty Faver & Janie Davis