The 1918 Ed F. Bates book "History an Reminiscences of Denton County", page 273, discusses Pilot Point.
He mentions a Missionary Baptist Church and lists its ministers since 1870 as: J.R. MASTERS; E.B HARDIN; R.T. GARDNER; S.A. BEAUCHAMP; G. B. ELI; J.A. MOORE; J.B.COLE; A.H. NORRIS; B.S. GAY; H.B.INGRHAM; E.S. HAYNES; J.D. BALLARD; C.A. WORLEY; J.O. HEARN; A.P. SCHOOLFIELD; J.F. SEGRAVES; S.H. SLAUGHTER; Joseph THEDFORD; and Luther MOORES.
Are there available records for this church which might give more detail, particularly the given names of the early preachers?
I've seen other references to marriages performed by A.H. NORRIS in the Dallas area. I also found a 1901 marriage for Rev. A. H. NORRIS in The Ballinger Banner-Leader Ballinger, Runnels County, Texas
Saturday, May 18, 1901, Vol. XIX #32 ABILENE REPORTER:
"Rev. A. H. NORRIS and Miss Willie M. McDANIEL were married last
Sunday afternoon at the home of the bride's father, Col. W. T. McDANIEL,
seven miles west of Haskell. They will live in Abilene. He lived in Ballinger for
Could this be the same man?
There is a death in Dallas for: Willie May NORRIS Dallas Co. 4-13-1916 (8772). Does anyone have access to the Dallas death records? Maybe the file will show a husband's full name....
Thanks for any assistance,
Dave Norris in VA
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