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 A. Slaughter
William A. Slaughter was born 1813 in Georgia. He was an early settler of Van Zandt County enlisting to serve in the Civil War in 1861. He was described as being 49 years old at the time with dark hair, blue eyes and fair complexion. His wife was S. Jane, born 1824, died 1890. He was a farmer as well as a minister. He died in 1896. They were both buried at Prairie Springs Cemetery near Ben Wheeler.
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