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Daniel Barcroft (abt. 1776 - 1850)

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Daniel Barcroft
Born about in Virginia USAmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married about [location unknown]
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Died in Cass County, Texas USAmap
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On 11 Dec 2011 Homer Hopper wrote:

The first mill in the bounds of Henderson County was built in perhaps the year 1821 by John and William Brighams and another soon after on the Forked Deer in the western part of the county by Daniel Barcroft. A horse mill was put up on the Trenton road in 1822 and Major Harmon put up his cotton gin in 1823. Shacklesfords mill, five miles east of Lexington, was built before 1830 and about the same time the mills of MeGhee and Trice and the cotton gin of McClure.

On 11 Dec 2011 Homer Hopper wrote:

Elias Asberry ROLLINS and wife Delila BARCROFT. They arrived in Red River County TX in 1839 with children James Calvin, born 1836 in TN and Mary E. born 1838 in TN. The family was accompanied by Daniel F. BARCROFTs Sr and Jr. and Elisha BARCROFT. The group obtained land grants. The area of grants was in the Welcome Bluff area. Elias was elected as Constable of Beat 17, 13 May 1844. John H. born 1841; Harrison Johnson, born 1843 and Asberry Henderson, born 1846, were added to the Rollins family before they removed to Hopkins County TX about 1848 where three daughters were born.

On 11 Dec 2011 Homer Hopper wrote:

Cass County District Court Minutes

Daniel Barcroft Vs R. C. Graham Case 116 17 Sept 1850

This day came the parties by their attorneys and presented themselves ready for trial. So upon came a jury of twelve good and lawful men to Wit: Charles Ames and eleven others who after hearing the pleadings and the testimony adduced by the plaintiff and defendant, the charge of the court given in open court the following verdict: So the jury finds for Daniel Barcroft in the amount of one hundred and ten dollars with interest from the 8 Feb 1848 until the 17 Sept 1850. Charles Ames, foreman.

On 11 Dec 2011 Homer Hopper wrote:

State of Texas March 13, 1846

County of Bowie In the name of God Amen

I Daniel Barcroft of old age but in good health and perfect mind blest with a portion of the goods of this world, think it right in the sight of God and consistent with the laws, to dispose of it in the following manner: 1. First I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth one six-hundred and forty acres of land in said County on the waters of Black Cypress joining Bustons(?) tract of land to act and do with as she sees fit __________________. 2. The place where we now live being 32 acres I give and bequeath to my wife Elizabeth during her natural life or widowhood. After her death or marriage to go to my grandsons Daniel Barcroft the son of William Barcroft, Joseph Daniel Hanes, son of John B. Hanes, also Daniel Pritchet, son of Benjamin Pritchet. 3. I furthermore give and bequeath to my wife Elizabeth all my household and kitchen furniture and farming utensils. 4. I furthermore wish all my stock horses, cattle, hogs, sheep to be equally divided one-half to go to my wife Elizabeth; the other to be equally divided between my own children. 5. I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Elliot my large family Bible. 6. All of the above I reserve to myself during my life or till my mind changes. 7. I furthermore appoint my friend R.C. Graham Executor and lawful agent for me after my death to execute this will and testament in the presents of us. (Signed) Daniel Barcroft

Attest Chas Graham John G. Reeves

NOTE: This will was probated in Cass County, Texas Sept.30, 1850

On 11 Dec 2011 Homer Hopper wrote:

Daniel F. [Franklin] Barcroft, Sr.1, 2 was born Abt. 1776 in VA2, and died May 1850 in Cass County TX2.

More About Daniel F. [Franklin] Barcroft, Sr.: Burial 1: 1850, Cass County TX. Burial 2: 18502 Elected 1: 14 November 1821, Governor William Carroll issued Commisions to Daniel F. Barcroft and William Barcroft appointing them Justices of Peaces for Carroll County TN.2 Elected 2: 1825, Appointed to serve on jury to mark road in Madison County TN.2 Immigration: 1800, In Madison County TN.2 Nationality: Irish Descent.2 Occupation 1: 1821, Built first grist mill in Henderson County TN on Mud Creek.2 Occupation 2: Bet. 1839 - 1850, Farmer.2 Probate: 15 March 1850, Cass County TX.3, 4 Property 1: 10 November 1839, Applied for Land Grant in Red River County, Republic of TX.4 Property 2: 02 December 1839, Recieved 640 acres of land in Red River County, Republic of TX.4 Property 3: November 1847, Deeded 160 acres in Cass County TX to Martha Jane Penn.4 Property 4: 1849, Land Certificate to People of Cass County TX.4 Property 5: 20 August 1849, Recieved Land Grant in Cass County TX.4 Tax Lists 1: 1846, Red River County TX.4 Tax Lists 2: 1848, Cass County TX.4 Will: March 1846, Cass County TX.4

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