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.
Isaac H. Veneable
"Rev. I.H. Venable, resident of Roddy, Van Zandt County, Texas, born in Alabama May 28, 1830, died Roddy, February 20, 1911, buried Sunday February 22nd. Came to Texas as a young man and had resided here ever since. He fought in the U.S. and Mexican war, on of the first to enlist in Confederate Army, fighting for four long years. Was Baptist preacher for 30 years before his death."......obituary from the Mabank Banner, March 2, 1911
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