Hill, Primm families reflect early settlers of Palacios, Collegeport

Samuel Gray Hill
Courtesy of Chris Nisley

From Carol Sue Gibbs
Matagorda County TXGenWeb 

 In the early days of the settlement of Palacios and Collegeport, many homeseekers moved to the area lured by the promise of mild winters and excellent farming conditions.
   Two such associated families were the Hills and the Primms.
   John Finis “Jack” Hill purchased some property in the “Ace of Clubs” tract of Collegeport about 1910 – 1911. 
   He was born Sept. 9, 1876, in Wilson County, Tennessee, and had been living in Arkansas with his brother-in-law and sister, Samuel Gray and Lizzie Hill Primm, previous to moving to Collegeport.
   Samuel Gray Primm was born in Hickman County, Tennessee on Feb. 21, 1877, and had moved to Fannin County, Texas by 1897. 
   He worked as a bank cashier in Fannin County and married Jack’s sister, Lizzie, in Honey Grove, Fannin County, on Jan. 9, 1902. Lizzie, born Sept. 3, 1882, in Wilson County, Tennessee, moved to Honey Grove to live with her brother and sister-in-law, Harry Martin and Elizabeth Stobaugh Hill.
      Sam and Lizzie were married on January 9, 1902.

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