EX-CONFEDERATES IN COLLIN COUNTY
A Good Time Coming...Preliminary meeting of ex-confederates, at McKinney, to prepare for the formal and forever burial of the hatchet.
A large number of the Association of ex-Confederate Missourians, old settlers, members of ROSS’ brigade, ECTOR’s brigade, Col. FITZHUGH’s regiment and JOHNSON’s spies of Collin county, Texas, met at McKinney on Saturday. April 28, 1883, pursuant to a call of the president of the Association ...for the purpose of making preparations for the joint reunion in August next....The meeting was a large and enthusiastic one, in which all the above and old settlers were largely represented....
The President [Colonel Thomas H. MURRAY].... called the meeting to order and appointed a committee to submit ....plans for the joint reunion in August next. The committee was composed of Hon. J. W. THROCKMORTON, chairman; Colonel William FITZHUGH, Captain W. A. RHEA of McKinney, Colonel D. A. WILLIAMS, of Dallas; Captain W. H. LEMMON, Hon. W. N. BUSH, of Collin county, Captain H. C. MACK, of McKinney, Colonel J. H. JENKINS. .....
The committee recommended the following persons on the various committees: Old Settlers - G. A. FOOTE of McKinney; ROSS’ Brigade - J. P. NENNEY, of McKinney; ECTOR’s Brigade - J. H. JENKINS of McKinney; FITZHUGH’s Regiment - William H. TAYLOR, of McKinney; Ex-Confederate Missourians - Thomas H. MURRAY and Silas BOYD, of McKinney. In behalf of ex-Confederates generally - H. C. MACK, F. M. HILL, James WARE, James H. LOVEJOY, George WHITE, L. W. OGLESBY, John A. BUCK, Hon. W. W. MERRITT, of McKinney. .........
A committee on finance was appointed of the following parties:
McKinney, Texas. Colonel John JOHNSON, L. W. OGLESBY, Jas. A. ASTON, W. N. BUSH, J. D. NAYLOR, R. C. CLARK, C. V. QUESINBERRY [sic], Joseph KELLEY, Dr. J. P. COFFEY, T. E. SHIRLEY, G. W. CHRISTIE, Eugene SHELBORN, John C. WHITE, Osborne STONE, Dr. L. W. GRAVES, J. E. JONES, W. L. BOYD, Francis EMMERSON, George MOUNTCASTLE, Joseph W. WADDILL, Joseph HUFFMAN, A. G. GRAVES, T. C. GOODNER, treasurer;
Dallas, Texas. Thomas B. FISHER, A. R. WHITE, D. A. WILLIAMS, W. T. COCHRAN, W. H. LEMMON, John M. STEMMONS, General W. L. CABELL, Col. C. S. MITCHELL, J. W. ALLEN Jas. E. BARKLEY.
Polston, Texas. Dudley CONNER.
Whitesboro, Texas. Dr. W. H. TROLLINGER.
Farmington, Texas. Wm. WHEAT.
Sherman, Texas. Jesse Loving, Thos. W. RANDALPH [sic], J. V. COCKRELL, A. R. ANDREWS, Dr. STAPLES.
Van Alstyne, Texas. J. S. PATTIE, Dr. J. L. LESLIE.
Denison, Texas. Dr. J. H. MAUGHS, C. B. RANDALL.
Kentuckytown, Texas. N. A. ANDERSON.
Gainesville, Texas. Ed MORRIS, F. M. DAUGHERITY, J. M. LINDSEY, General William HUDSON, John LATIMORE, W. C. TWITTY.
Denton, Texas. Judge J. A. CARROLL, F. E. PINER, Thomas BACCUS, Manterville WILLIS.
Little Elm Post office. A. M. RUST.
Louisville, Texas. John FOX.
Pilot Point, Texas. W. A. KENDALL, Nicholson WILSON, C. C. COPENHAVER.
Bonham, Texas. David THINE, John B. ABERNATHY, Ben F. HAYES, Hon. J. W. CHENEWORTH.
Dodd City, Texas. Captain Randall, Edmond DODD.
Savoy, Texas. George G. LINDSEY.
Ladonia, Texas. J. H. B. HOCKENBURY.
Greenville, Texas. J. Poke LOWERY, Wm. PERKINS, Dan UPERGROVE, Mr. GEE, Captain WADE.
Rockwall, Texas. Capt. HEATH, Chaney ALLEN.
Terrell, Texas. General Jno. E. GRIFFITH, James HARRIS, B. R. HOUGHTON.
Kaufman County, Texas. Chas. JONES. Jno. HARDIN, Hardin MOORE.
A committee [of contributions] ...whose duty it shall be to canvass towns and neighborhoods and solicit contributions in the way of eatables.....recommended the following names on the committee:
McKinney, Texas: E. R. STIFF, A. L. JONES, L. H. GRAVES, H. W. ARDINGER, R. C. WHITE, J. B. WILMETH, Jacob AARON, Jessie SHAIN, T. C. BOONE, Henry HERNDON, E. WHITELY, S. H. FOX, John McKINNEY, G. W. KERR, J. W. KIRBY, John HEDGECOKE [sic], George HERNDON, J. P. FIELDING.
Farmersville, Texas. Thomas TATUM; W. B. BUMPAS, Dr. A. H. NEATHERY, I. W. KIMSEY, Robert A. RIKE, Dr. A MURCHISON, H. CARVER;
Nevada, Texas. Harrisson BRUMMET, J. G. DAVIE, John McMINN;
Millwood, Texas. J. DEWEES, R. A. TAYLOR, C. C. DAUGHERETY;
St. Paul, Texas. F. BOYD, Eureka James GALLAGHER, James HERNDON, James SNIDER, WM. HOUSEWRIGHT, R. R. WHISENANT, J. B. ENGLEMAN, Sales COFFEY, Robert SNEED, J. B. ROGERS, Joseph WILSON:
Allen, Texas. Jones C. MOORE, John MILTON, J. L. BROWN, W. D. BERRY, Joe INGLAND, H. BUTCHER, T. W. BOWER, J. W. FRANKLIN, Dave DAVIS, W. A. KINKADE, T. M. BOON;
Lebanon, Texas. White ROACH, Dr. B. S. SHELBORN, Leslie BUSH, W. M. JOHNSON, C. S. HAGGARD, J. MARTIN, T. J. FURGESON, A. B. MAYS, A. E. QUISENBERRY, W. M. BUSH, John EDMONSON;
Plano, Texas. George BOWAN, R. C. CARPENTER, Silas HARRINGTON, J. A. JACKSON, J. A. FELKER, R. H. BROWN, William WELLS, Jerry BOGUS, Joe FORMAN, Homer MURRAY, Babe HOUSERIGHT, J. ALDRIDGE, W. M. WEAVER, Jack BOWEN, C. C. DEWEY, William BEVERLY, John KENDRICK, F. L. VANCE;
Melissa, Texas. S. D. HATLER, A. SCRIBNER, J. P. HUNTER, Dick COFFEY, J. M. GRAVES, George COFFMAN, John KINKAID, John NICHOLSON, Dr. D. L. PARDUE;
Womble’s post-office. J. J. WOMBLE, Thos. GRISHAM;
Blue Ridge. William WORDEN, Dick MITCHEL, Jack JENKINS, Ira SELLERS;
Rhea’s Mill, Texas. Joe LEWIS, Mack SMITH, W. D. DAVIS, Alex NEWMAN, Charles MARTIN, Jeff ROBINSON, W. F. THUBOTTOM, Charles SNIDER, W. A. RHEA;
Celina, Texas. C. J. STONE, J. W. KERR, G. E. CARUTH, P. F. HUTCHERSON, M. S. WYNN, T. J. FINLEY, Abile STELTZER;
Weston, Texas. Arch WHITE, Frank M. DOUGLASS, Tip SMITH, Jake HELMS, A. A. CALLAHAN, Capt. Russell, Commodore HERRON.
Mantua, Texas. Tom BILES, Johnson DYSART, W. C. McKINNEY;
Rock Hill, Texas. Coleman WHITE, Dock HILL, James FIELDS, F. G. LEWIS, James R. MOORE, J. N. CHASE, Dick COLLINS;
Decatur, Texas. William SACHSEY, William MURPHY, R. A. SAYLES, W. C. BARKER, J. M. SULLIVAN, Dr. D. C. PARDUE;
Rowlett Creek, Texas. Hogan WITT, Dave MILTON; and
Melissa, Texas. Col. Tom SCOTT.
A Committee on invitation [was composed of these parties]: Colonel Thos. H. MURRAY, Col. D. A. WILLIAMS, and E. G. BOWER.
A Committee for Association of Ex-Confederate Missourians [was composed of these parties]: Colonel A. Good GRAVES; Major R. M. HENDERSON, and J. J. THOMPSON; Captain Thomas w. RANDOLPH; Captain Wm. WORDEN; Captain J. O. STRAUGHAN; Colonel L. M. MARTIN, and H. C. MACK; General G. W. RUSS.
A Committee on reception [was composed of these parties]: Gen. W. L. CABELL, Col. W. N. BUSH, Hon. J. W. THROCKMORTON, Wm. McKINNEY, Col. J. V. COCKRELL, Hon. W. W. MERRITT, Capt. J. C. RHEA, Capt. R. M. BOARD, Capt. David STIFF, Capt. W. L. BOYD, Capt. T. T. EMMERSON, Hon. W. D. LAIR, Judge R. MALTBIER, R. C. WHITE, Dan MALVERN.
A Committee on Decoration [was composed of these parties]: J. W. HAMILTON, Thos. J. CLOYD, H. ALEXANDER, H. W. ARDINGER, Peter TURBETT, W. H. VARNER, W. HUNSTABLE, J. B. NEWSOM, B. W. RHINE.
[The gathering] ....were ably entertained by quite a number of orators....among whom were Captain BUSH, MERRITT, Colonel H. C. MACK, Judge GOODNER, Captain JENKINS, Tuck HILL, Col. FITZHUGH, and others.
Roddy STIFF, and Miss NIXON were married on last Thursday evening.