Cedar Hill

JIM RAPE Family, Cedar Hill

16 April 2018

Lillie C. Stinson, the first child of Elijah Davis and May Elizabeth (Dillehay) Stinson, was born December 26, 1884 near Eulia, Tennessee. James William Rape, son of Peter Early Rape was born July 26,1879 in Midlothian, Texas. Lillie C. and James “Jim” William Rape were married 22 May 1904 on the front porch of Mr. […]

MARIE BRADY HUNTER, First Dallas Announcer

14 March 2018

I, Marie Brady Hunter, was born December 13, 1905 at Gay Hill, Washington County, near old Independence, Texas, daughter of Camden Chovoin and Laura Hill Brady, who lived in Dallas.  My education began at William B. Travis grammar school in Dallas, 1913, where I graduated in 1920. My father had attended this school 20 years […]

JOHN and PRISCILLA MORRIS FAMILY of Cedar Hill

14 March 2018

John Morris, son of Anderson and Millie (Clayton) Morris of Hickman County, Tennessee, was born September 6, 1851. He married Priscilla Angeline Sharp on September 2, 1873. She was born December 9, 1857, the daughter of Mary Mathis and Green Sharp, and they were second cousins, his maternal grandmother being a Sharp. They had a […]

CRAWFORD & ANNA KIMMEL TREES

2 March 2018

The Trees family ancestry can be traced from Jacob Trees of Union County, Illinois. He was born in Germany and was one of the first settlers in the State of Illinois. Crawford Trees, Sr., the son of Jacob Trees, was born in Union County, Illinois December 6, 1823. Crawford, a literate single man, migrated to […]

CEDAR HILL TX Dates Back To 1840s

6 February 2018

The he town of Cedar Hill was founded in the late 1840s on the wagon road along the edge of “The Face of Cedar Ridge.” Located in the southwest corner of Dallas County, the town is approximately 300 feet above the valley where Mountain Creek runs into the Trinity River. The north terminus of the […]