Old Family Photo Collections Van Zandt County Genealogical Society
The photos on these pages are generously contributed by Milda Mason of Alto, New Mexico. Her ancestors were early settlers in Van Zandt County and these wonderful old photos are much appreciated. In addition, there is a very interesting story on this family and the Bottoms family on our "Old Tales, Stories Page" that you don't want to miss. If you would like to share your old family photos by placing them on this web site, please contact Sibyl Creasey for instructions.
William Paxton Bratcher Submitted by Milda Mason of Alto, New Mexico
William Paxton Bratcher was born Feb. 1, 1844 and died Aug. 16, 1901 and is buried in Creagleville Cemetery.
He married Laura Lucinda Curtis in Van Zandt on June 1, 1865. She was born May 3, 1845 and died July 20, 1879. They had 8 children.
William also married Fannie Hoard in 1879 and Amanda Everage in 1884, both in Van Zandt County.
William was called as a witness for the State in the murder trial of Jack Florence who killed John Moore at the gunfight at the circus in 1870.
This picture provided to me by a descendant, Dace Martin.
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