Tag: Rockwall County TX

CHARLIE SPONG, Duck Creek Pioneer

5 June 2018

Charles,(Charlie) Spong was born on February 3, 1863 in a log cabin with a side room, at Duck Creek, near Garland. His father was in Hoods Regiment during the Civil War. He was the 4th and youngest child at this time.When the Northern General Sutton and soldiers came, they took horses, cattle, food and left […]

ROCKWALL “Seceded” Kaufman County

9 May 2018

Rockwall, from its high ground commanding the eastern shore of Lake Ray Hubbard on the East Fork of the Trinity, began life as a twelve-mile-long panhandle of Kaufman County. That was shortly after the flag of the Republic of Texas was lowered for the last time, and when the legislature of 1848 created Kaufman County. […]


4 March 2018

My paternal grandfather, Green C. Rochell, a poor farm boy from the red hills of northern Alabama, listened to stories from former neighbors, who had hung signs on the gatepost saying, “Gone to Texas.” The Dawsons, Petries and others sent word back from what was then north Kaufman County, telling of the fertile, black soil. […]