Fannin County, Texas

James Fowler Biggers (White Rock Cemetery)

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James Fowler Biggers (January 21, 1829-October 26, 1914)


A native of South Carolina, James Fowler Biggers grew up in Mississippi.  In 1869 he and other members of his family traveled to Texas by wagon train and settled in Fannin County.  Biggers helped establish the White Rock Primitive Baptist Church and often served the congregation as a lay preacher.  He was also instrumental in organizing a school in the church buildling and in establishing the White Rock Community Cemetery.


Directions to the White Rock Cemetery:  Drive 8.7 miles south of Bonham on TX-78 to FM 1553.  Turn west on FM 1553 for 1.8 miles to CR 2255.  Turn north on CR 4255 and go .1 miles to CR 4250, and then .3 miles more.


More information is on the Fannin County GenWeb site.