Early County Doctors Page

Van Zandt County Genealogical Society


These are a few brief biographies of the early Van Zandt County physicians who practiced medicine in the "good old days" where often they traveled to their patients by horse and buggy, through all kinds of weather. They were highly respected in their respective communities and throughout the county. These biographies were extracted by Mable Cook from the minutes of the Van Zandt County Medical Society. If anyone has more information on these doctors, please let us know by contacting Sibyl and we will be happy to add the information and thank you for sharing.


Dr. R.B. Longmire

Dr. R.B. Longmire was born at Turnbull, Monroe County, Alabama on January 4th, 1840. He was reared at Camden, Wilcox County, Alabama. He was married to Maggie Mason on May 5, 1859 at Camden, AL. He moved from Alabama to Navarro County, Texas in 1869 and from there to Pine Hill in Rusk County, Texas in 1870. He moved to Edom, Van Zandt County, Texas, about 1880. He received his medical education at the University of Louisiana, now Tulane University. He moved from Van Zandt County to Childress, Texas.


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