Rebecca (LNU) Attaway
David and his brother William settled for
a while in Henderson Co, TN. In 1834,
William was dismissed from
Jacks Creek Church of Christ.
In 1841, David was dismissed from the
Clarks Creek Primitive Baptist Church
(both churches being in Henderson Co, TN).
It is said that sometime
during the late-1830's to mid-1840's,
both brothers went to VanZandt Co, TX.
BLACK OAK CEMETERY
-Hopkins County, Texas-
Named for the black oak trees surrounding it, the Black Oak community was
settled in the 1850s by recipients of government land grants. By 1854 a
post office had been established, and a log building had been constructed
for use as a community church and school. In its early years, Black Oak
had a gin, hardwood sawmill, and grocery store. In 1856 Elders
John J. D. Davis and Daniel Ramsey helped organize
a Baptist congregation. The eight charter members ---
H. W. Townsend, Stephen Bullock, Canter Irby, Rebecka Jane Byrd,
Amanda Ford, F. M. Ford, Penelepe Floyd, and Malindy Bullock
--- elected Davis as their first pastor.
Throughout its history,
Black Oak Baptist Church has been a focal point of the community.
Early settlers David and Rebecca Attaway donated one
acre of land for use of the church in 1859.
Additional land was purchased in 1885 and in 1910.
The current sanctuary replaced the original log building in 1909.
The Black Oak Cemetery,
located adjacent to the church building, long has been associated with
this congregation. The oldest marked grave, that of Ava Oliver, is
dated 1857. Many descendants of the early day founders of the Black Oak
community are active in the Black Oak Baptist Church congregation today.
Directions (per Texas Atlas):
FM 69 at FM 269, 17 mi. SE of Sulphur Springs
was an oxen-team freight hauler
who drove between Dallas and Houston, Texas.
It is presently unknown if his 1st wife
A wide assortment of info and photos
for various branches of
the "Ellet &Nannie(Kelley) Attaway" tree
were provided to us by their g-granddaughter,
(Willis's & Milburry's gg-granddaughter),
Etheda Jo (Sasser) Wallis,
Joseph &Zelva(Dickerson) Sasser
Joseph &Ada(Attaway) Sasser
THANKS, CUZ ETHEDA, FOR SHARING!
For various pages of this website, any
number of details were gleaned from an
by Willis's & Milburry's gg-grandson,
Charles Eugene "Gene" Attaway,
(just before his 63rd birthday in 1981)
Gene was the son of
Charles W. &Nannie(Sasser) Attaway
To read the autobiograhy,
of the overall
Cobb-Sasser Family Lineage Website
To return to the page you came here from,
use your browser's "BACK" button,
or clickon for
(will open a separate window)
and bars created by
webmistress (Bobbie Sue)
from a graphic
of unknown origin.