I am beginning a new thread on the Box Family in Houston County, Texas. The older thread has 27 replies to it. I forwarded the posting of josephfox1 about the Box family on this board on Octobet 19, 2012 to Gordon Bennett the editor of TREE TALK and president of the Cherokee County Genealogical Society that meets in Jacksonville the second Monday night of the month, Sept-May. Check out the Cherokee County, Texas, message board for meeting notices.
There is a Box's Creek and was a Box's Fort in adjoining Cherokee County. There are historical markers for the same, also an old cemetery. This is from memory because I was not involved in the process.
I am on the Houston County e-mail list because my husband's family was the Dominys, Bradleys, and Fondrens buried in the Pennington Cemetery on the Houston-Trinity County line between Crockett and Groveton.
From Gordon Bennett,
"Yes. The family goes back to 1835 when Roland W. Box purchased one-third league of land in the Stephen Burnham Grant west of Box's creek. Box's Fort was named for the family. See the Cherokee County History book for more details." Gordon Bennett
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