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    Victor Tinsley Collection


    Frontier Protection Tax Receipt 1871

    Tax Receipt - Frontier Protection, February 2, 1871

    Summary: Donor is a member of an early White Settlement family. His great-grandfather, William Thomas Tinsley, settled in White Settlement buying the Robert W. Tannahill home near Silver Creek. The collection consists of research on Thompson Public Cemetery, genealogy for the Tinsley and Hudgins families, newspaper clippings, and maps.

    • Thompson Cemetery Association newsletters and notes. List of tombstones, 1960. Newspaper clippings related to cemetery. 2005 notes prepared by Frances Colwell on tombstone inscriptions. “Future of Forgotten Cemetery Lingers in Uncertainty” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, April 17, 1972.
    • "Site Plan for Westover Village," land surrounding Thompson  Cemetery 2009, page describing drilling and pipeline easements, e-mail from Tinsley to Margaux Realty who acquired property from Leonard Estate.
    • Bible family records for William and Lucy Tinsley family. Family charts for William Thomas Tinsley family
    • E. Nathan Hudgins, Grapevine settler and father to Martha Hudgins, wife of W. T. Tinsley. Family Bible records. Pages from Grapevine Area History related to the Hudgins family
    • “A Historical Homestead,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, October 7, 1979
    • Frances Colwell notes on White Settlement history
    • “Street names hold the history of long-ago families,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, December 21, 1988
    • “Historic Seventh Street needs a new flood of development.” The Business Press, February 21, 1997
    • Tax Receipts for Frontier Protection, Dallas County, February 2, 1871 (image shown)
    • OCCUPANCY MAP OF RETAIL BUSINESS SECTION, FORT WORTH, April 1, 1947. H. H. Morse, copy of original, paper. Map shows occupancy from Belknap Street on the north to 10th Street on the south; Lamar Street on the west to Jones Street on the east. (H. H. Morse was a property manager for various large downtown tracts; at one time he managed the properties of Mrs. Winfield Scott.)



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