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Old Family Photos

Van Zandt County Genealogical Society

The photos on the following pages have been generously contributed by family history researchers who love to share their old family photos. These are wonderful old family photos and are much appreciated. If you would like to share your precious photos and have them placed on this website, please contact Sibyl Creasey.

Old Wills Cabin

Submitted by Betty Alexander

The town of Wills Point was named for an early settler, William Wills. He was born 1804 in Tennessee. The family moved to Van Zandt County about 1849, and purchased land on the Old Dallas-Shreveport Road. William Wills died 28 Sep 1865 and was buried on land which was donated for the purpose of a burial place. The cemetery was laid out by Mary Wills and for many years, it was called the Wills Point Cemetery. The name was later changed to White Rose Cemetery. William Wills is the oldest marked grave in this cemetery. (Information taken from Van Zandt County Histories and Biographies, Section II, Post Offices, Communties, and People, written by Kitty Wheeler)

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