On December 10th 1893, my second great grandfather Emanuel Roberts made the first purchase of 40 acres for $100 cash in Wharton County, Texas. He went on to purchase 167 additional acres over the next ten years, solidifying assets for his heirs. Our family still owns and fellowships on this land, with family reunions along with a cemetery for our loved ones passed on.
I highlighted him in this collage to share some of the text found in the deed which described the outline of the land by the height of the Pecan tree at 24". Those trees are at least 65 feet tall 128 years later, and in my opinion demonstrates the strength and significance of his actions many years ago.
- DEEDED_Emanuel Roberts Collage
- April M. Frazier
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- Contained in galleries
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