Limestone County’s first families recognized

Mexia News Staff Report

Ten descendants of Limestone County’s first families were recognized at commissioners court’s Oct. 24 meeting.
The presentation was part of the County Historical Commission’s First Families Program. Anyone who can verify they are a descendant of someone who lived in Limestone County during its first 50 years of existence, that is, from before or during 1896, the 50th anniversary of the county, is eligible to be so recognized and presented a certificate confirming their status.
County Historical Commission Vice President Linda Jordan presented a certificate to each of the descendants present after naming the ancestor and relating genealogical details that had been confirmed. Jordan briefly introduced the program, and told those present that the project is ongoing and applications are available on the Limestone County Historical Commission website: Those honored at the Oct. 24 meeting included these:

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