Hood County Texas Genealogical Society
Let me introduce My Self.
Raymond E. “Ray” Counts, I live in North Richland Hills and am familiar with the operation in the Old Granbury Train Station. They have been a lot of help in the past, so I feel obligated.
I am a gg grandson of Henry Leyde Counts who moved to Morgan Mill in the early 1850s. One of the homes still stands a few hundred yards South of the Morgan Mill Township on the Paluxy River. Oscar and Jo Ann Ball live in it today. The remains of an old cabin South of the river is the old home place of Henry’s son, Joel Harvey Counts. A swinging bridge once spanned the river between the homes on the old wagon road between Stephenville and Mineral Wells. Joel Harvey Counts married Amanda Caraway, daughter of Jesse Caraway founder of the Rock Church community in the South West part of Hood County. Her brother, Louis Jasper Caraway, was the attorney for Nicholas Counts in his plea for clemency for the shooting related in Granbury History.
One of Henry Leyde Counts homes was located on the East side of Stephenville where he owned 350 acres of land. Land for the East Side Cemetery near the corner of hwys 377 and 281 was donated by his daughter Ruth Jane “Counts” Frey. He is buried there today. J.B. Frey still lives on part of this land.
I am directly related to the following families from that area: Counts, Larner, Caraway, Frey, Holt, Nichols and Trout.
I have a Counts Family Web Page you are welcome to use. Click on the following URL:
2002 HOOD COUNTY TEXAS GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY