Barnett Ware

”Rue Settlement

This settlement extended for about five miles up Doe Branch in the eastern part of the county. This is a small creek and when settlement began it had considerable timber on it from Little Elm northeast for about seven miles, and had quite a number of springs and was considered well watered. The settlers strung out up the creek, some on one side and some on the other. Louis and Jake Rue and their families settled on it in 1854 and later on built an ox-mill to grind corn. They built a churchhouse and called it Good Hope. It has been rebuilt and a Cumberland Presbyterian church was organized, and the organization now exists. They have a cemetery adjoining, where most of the old pioneers are sleeping, awaiting the roll call:

…Rev. Barnett Ware, Rev. William Ware, …

This was a Cumberland Presbyterian settlement and named after the Rues because they were most numerous, but Calvin Copenhavier and Carrell Jackson were its real leaders, and when Mr. Copenhavier moved to Pilot Point Henry Parvin took his place.”

Reference Data:

History and Remininscences of Denton County Texas, by Edmond Franklin Bates, 1918, page 55


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