Posted By:Raydene Bloodworth Wolney
Subject:Property at upper Keechi Creek and Birch Creek
Post Date:February 22, 2008 at 17:15:40
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Forum:Leon County, TX Genealogy Forum
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My GGGrandfather was James C Bloodworth. He settled in Leon co in 1840 where he recieved a land grant for 640 acres. He was an early pioneer during the time when Leon Co was occupied by indians. There were some skirmishes with the indians,so he helped to Build Fort Boggy. He joined the Texas Rangers, under Captain Greer. In 1847 he was contracted to build the first Leon Co courthouse. The Bloodworth family lived in Leon Co until 1858. The land that they had was sold in two large parts. One was 440 acres to John Potts the Leon County clerk in 1856 and the other was for 230 acres to John Adams in 1858. The property was in the area of the fork of the Upper Keechi Creek and Birch creek. I have a map that shows the location if anyone needs to see it. My question is this. James C died in app 1858. He was buried on the 220 acre property that was later sold to Potts. Does anyone know if there is a cemetery or a gravestone in that vacinity. Is there any trace of where they lived such as the cabin. That is a really long time ago but I thought I would ask just in case someone knew something. I do have a map of the property to give you an idea of where it was.