Fannin County, Texas

Benjamin Stuart Walcott

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​Benjamin Stuart Walcott (October 17, 18090 - November 22, 1878


Founder and developer of Honey Grove, B. S. Walcott was a native of New England.  He came to this area in 1846 and in 1848 married Elizabeth (Betsey) Gilmer (1815-1865).  Walcott opened the first store here in Samuel Erwin's log cabin and constructed the first frame store building when the town was laid out in 184.  He erected the first school building in 1853 and gave land for a Union Church in 1856.  Walcott's two sons also became community leaders.


Location:  Oakwood Cemetery, Honey Grove


​More information is on the Fannin County GenWeb site and the Honey Grove Preservation League site.