At 10:33 PM 8/7/2004 +0000, you wrote:
>I don't have any info on your families, but I can tell you that the city
>of Dallas is in Dallas County, Texas. The county just to the west of
>Dallas is Tarrant County; the county seat of Tarrant County is Fort Worth.
>Many people from outside this area seem to think that 'DFW" is pretty much
>just one big city, but that isn't the case, especially not historically.
>The downtown areas of the two cities are about 30 miles apart. Development
>more physically 'linking' the two cities began with the opening of the DFW
>International Airport in 1974 (I think that is the correct year.). Before
>that it was just miles and miles of farmland (with the
>then-relatively-small city of Arlington in the middle).
>The other Texas county you may want to check is Denton County. Denton
>County lies just to the north of eastern Tarrant County/western Dallas
>County. I know of several Jackson County, AL families, including Hall,
>Hill and Vandiver/Vandever, who settled in Denton County, Texas in the
>1870 - 1890 time period.