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Re: looking for family of John Theo Allen
Posted by: Dorman Hollub (ID *****6788) Date: April 05, 2006 at 10:02:34
In Reply to: looking for family of John Theo Allen by Richard Allen of 431

Barton Chapel can't be found on 21st century maps because most of the community is long gone.

Barton's Chapel is on Farm Road 2210 twelve miles south of Jacksboro in south central Jack County. The first settlements in the county, Salt Hill and Burns Valley, were in this area. Although a few farmers and ranchers were scattered throughout the Barton's Chapel area by the mid-1850s. By the early 1880s Oak Glen and Brown each had Methodist schools that served the cotton farmers and cattle ranchers who had begun to make the area their home. During the years 1908-09 the two communities decided to build a new church and schoolhouse at the intersection of the newly completed Jacksboro-to-Palo Pinto and Graham-to-Perrin roads. The buildings were constructed under the leadership of Rev. L. S. Barton. The new school community was called Barton; later residents referred to it as Barton's Chapel. The population of the community was 20 through the 1930s and 1940s.

Ida Lasater Huckabay, Ninety-Four Years in Jack County (Austin: Steck, 1949; centennial ed., Waco: Texian Press, 1974).

Bill Kutch - who I suspect is a sister to Emma Kutch is buried near Barton Chapel.


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