J. J. McCOLLUM --1897
In 1897 J. J. McCollum was elected co-principal with J.
A. Kooken of the Hamilton High School. He was a native of Lincoln
County, Tenn., where he was born Dec. 28, 1863. He came to
Texas in 1882 and settled in Coryell County. He was a graduate of
the Male and Female College at Willis, Texas taking his degree in
1890. He taught at Valley Mills before coming to Hamilton.
As far as the County News can learn, McCollum has no
descendants in this county.
HAMILTON COUNTY NEWS, Vol. VIII, No. 7
THE CARLTON CITIZEN, Vol. 30, No. 23
Friday, June 24, 1938
W. F. Billingslea, Publisher, Hamilton