Irving

BONNIE & CLYDE’s Sowers TX Ambush

17 February 2019

Sowers is a ghost town located approximately 11 miles northwest of Dallas, Texas in Dallas County. Today, the once rural community is located entirely within the boundaries of Irving, Texas. Of the original townsite, only the cemetery remains. Sowers was settled in the late 1840s and by 1884 had a population of seventy-five and possessed […]

JOHNATHON STORY, 1825-1912

17 December 2018

GREAT GRANDSON RECALS EARLY PIONEER Of IRVING In 1855 Jonathon Story brought his family to what is now the Irving area. He was about thirty and had a wife, the former Sophronia Hunsaker, and three children. About twelve brothers and sisters also came this way, as did his father, Marmaduke, born in Delaware in 1800. […]

SOWERS CEMETERY, Irving Texas

11 May 2018

The Sowers Cemetery in Irving is located on Pioneer Road near the intersection with Grauwyler. The land for the cemetery is a portion of the Peters Colony 320 acre G.W. Parson Survey. When Illinois native Edmund (1826-1909) and Freelove Thompson Sowers (1833-1901) came to Texas in 1856 they found that this land on the west […]

DANIEL WEBSTER GILBERT, Pioneer Irving Dr.

12 March 2018

 Dr. Daniel Webster Gilbert (1854-1930) was born in Okibbeha, Mississippi, one of eleven children of Georgia native John (1800-1881) and Sarah Broughton (1810-1877) Gilbert. Of these eight sons and three daughters, four of the boys became physicians. When Daniel Webster was twenty years old, he came to Grapevine in Tarrant County with a friend and […]

NICOLAS FARINE, 1823-1902

24 January 2018

Mills Lane in Irving was named in honor of this family.  Nicolas was born April 17, 1823, in France to Francis Joseph and Charlotte Gertrude (Figurey) Farine. In 1858 he came to the La Reunion Colony settlement near Dallas, via New Orleans. He had a wife and a child; both were lost shortly after their […]