Biographies and Obituaries
We are compiling as many biographies and/or obituaries of the early ministers of Van Zandt County during the years 1848 to 1920 as we can find. Some lived in the county a short time but some lived out their lives here. We welcome submissions if you have an ancestor who was a pastor or minister at any time in this county. Email us, or write to the Van Zandt County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1388, Canton, TX 75103.
William W. Slaughter
William W. Slaughter was born October 21, 1856 in Texas. He was married to Ellen M., born December 21, 1855 and they were the parents of 12 children. William was pastor during the early days of the Cool Springs Primitive Baptist Church located in the Tundra community about six miles south of Canton. Ellen died June 15, 1933 and he died November 12, 1948. They were both buried at Oakland Cemetery.
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