Tag: Spring Creek

WILLIAM & EVA LANE SHARP

17 February 2018

William Thomas Sharp was  born April 11, 1868.  He came from Blount County, Tennessee.  He was the fifth of thirteen children born to Boyd Alexander Sharp and Mary Ann Rule Sharp. At age twenty three, he left his parent’s apple growing land for the rich, black dirt of Dallas, County, Texas. Will arrived at Richardson, […]

ROUTH, RICHARDSON AREA PIONEER

15 February 2018

JACOB ROUTH, Baptist minister for whom Routh Street in lower North Dallas was named, arrived in the North Texas area in 1851, settling on Spring Creek in what is today the city of Richardson. He came from East Tennessee and promptly bought one thousand acres of land straddling the Dallas—Collin County line between present Richardson […]