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grandfather, cousins, mother and a school nurse Seguin, Texas 1930s Seguin, Luling, San Marcos, St. John Colony, Texas and San Antonio, Texas Family, Newspaper Clip, Internet, Asking Questions of anyone, this is true

It is said that my great-great grandfather was the first African American to discover oil in Texas in the 1930's. My great-great grandfather was originally from Tennesee. He came to Texas with his master's younger brother in or around the 1860's. He was later freed and given 50 acres of land. Later he married and bought an additional 100 acres of land from his wife's father. He was a farmer and later worked at the Texas State Capitol in several capacities. According to the San Antonio Register he was considered wealthy at the time of his death. It has also been rumored that he built a school in Luling or Seguin.

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