Genealogy Face2Face: Trammel's Trace

  • Thu, May 04, 2023
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Zoom Video Conference

Genealogy Face2Face - Presented by Clayton Library Friends

Genealogy Face2Face is an informative and fun Zoom hangout that features genealogical speakers, discussion, and sharing. This program is open to both CLF members and guests free of charge. Our goal is to promote Clayton Library, its collections, and genealogical research.

Topic: Trammel's Trace: How a Caddo Trail Became the First Road into Texas from the North

Synopsis of Program: When Spanish, Mexican, and Republic land grants in East Texas were surveyed, many of them name the crossing of a path into Texas used by Anglos from Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky, and Arkansas. Unlike most roads named for their destinations, this one has the name of a man who was a smuggler, gambler, and somewhat notorious businessman - Nicholas Trammell. Stephen F. Austin refused Trammell entry to his colony and he was one of the men "which all the world proclaims as criminals and bad men." This program will tell the tales of both the road and the man for which it is named.

Gary Pinkerton has a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Houston and a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the East Texas Historical Association. His published work also appears in the online Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture, the online Handbook of Texas, The Texas Historic Sites Atlas of the Texas Historical Commission, and The Portal to Texas History.

Registration in advance of the meeting will be required. Pre-register now by following this link.

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