Two Rivers "Sandbar Histories"
The following is an excerpt from
Benjamin Babbitt's Quarter League
Written by BETTY DUNN
When E. L. Blair wrote the 1930 Early History of Grimes County book he admitted there was "scant information to be found concerning settler" Benjamin Bobbitt as he wrote biographical sketches of the 64 original land grantees in Grimes County.
Babbitt, records now show, was one of Texas first Methodist preachers as verified in A History of Early Methodism in Texas. (Macum Phelan, page 40-42 and Methodist Historical Quarterly, July 1909, pages 81-82), quoted from the book of Early Preachers and Churches in Texas written by Corrie Haskew Pattison and also referred to in the book, From Jamestown to Texas: A History of Some Early Pioneers of Austin County, by Betty Smith Meischen.
To read this entire article and more from "Two Rivers Sandbar Histories" you can order the book.
Contact Betty Dunn at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Lynn Hildebrandt at email@example.com to reserve copies. (Mail orders will be $23.50 each.)
Each week we will endeavor to showcase excerpts from each of the writings from the book. So check back often to see portions of the 'treasures' it contains.
NOTICE: BEST MUSEUM at the Horlock House
1215 Washington, Navasota, Texas 77868.
Any organization or individuals who would like to visit the newly organized Best Museum by the Two Rivers Heritage Foundation are welcome.
Exhibits, at this time, include the City of Navasota’s historical collection of the Horlocks, Christian Becker, Jesse and Herbert Youens, Schumachers, and Texas Rangers; as well as the Two Rivers’ exhibit of the ”Railroads that built Navasota.”
Mance Lipscomb exhibit, Navasota's world known blues singer, guitarist, songster. Those wishing to see the Best Museum please contact E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two Rivers Heritage Foundation
Officers & Board of Directors
Chairman: Betty Dunn
Treasurer: Judy Reynolds
John Henry Botkin
Margaret Van Wagner Eppler
Honorary Director: Mildred Edwards
Two Rivers Heritage Foundation
c/o Judy Reynolds
P.O. Box 66,
Navasota, TX. 77868
October 6th --- Important
Two Rivers Heritage Foundation’s ‘history mixers’ will resume this coming Tuesday, October 6th at the spacious VFW Club on West Washington in Navasota where Covid safety measures of masks and social distancing can be safely practiced.
Historian Jeff Carroll will pickup where he left off last early March when he had the Two Rivers’ crowd laughing and clapping with stories of early Texan William Travis in the year of 1835 as the spring 1836 Convention and fall of the Alamo approaches. Don’t miss.
We are grateful for the VFW Club allowing us to use its facility. We will meet at the usual time of 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Please follow the VFW requirements: Entrance is required at the left entrance to the VFW Club as you face the building. Proceed to a table at the end of the hallway and then enter the main hall. Masks are required until seating can gain social distancing. Chairs will be set up in that manner.
🌎 🔔 We are still accepting 2020 dues 💰 to Judy Reynolds...$20/per person. We would like to update our ❤Membership List. We much appreciate member support so that Two Rivers Heritage Foundation can continue with the mission of our local historical preservation. Mail dues to P. O. Box 66, Navasota, Tx. 77868. If you are a new member, please fill out the membership form under the above 'More" tab and mail. Thanks!
🎅 Remember that we are trying to raise money 💲 for our Development Fund by selling our Sandbar books... $20/each... they make great gifts! 🌝 The cover art is by local artist Nikki Sullivan. Contact Betty Dunn at email@example.com or Lynn Hildebrandt at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve copies. (Mail orders are $23.50 each.)
Click on the menu tab 'VIDEOS' above or the button below to see some of our previous ‘history mixer’ programs. The Wendy Watriss & Fred Baldwin appearance in Navasota in February is now for all to view or review under the VIDEO tab. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of the videos to view this video.
TWO RIVERS “SANDBAR HISTORIES” BOOKS
Two Rivers Heritage Foundation’s “Sandbar Histories” books are available for purchase. If you are looking for a fascinating gift idea these historical books will make a great gift!! The books contain over two years of the “Grains from the Sandbar” columns that have been complimentarily offered to the Navasota Examiner weekly newspaper since August 2015 through the years 2016 and 2017. The price is $20. This is a fund-raising project for the Two Rivers Heritage Foundation’s Development Fund. The cover art is by local artist Nikki Sullivan. Contact Betty Dunn at email@example.com or Lynn Hildebrandt at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve copies. (Mail orders are $23.50 each.)
Check out our website: www.tworiversheritagefoundation.org
Betty Dunn, Newsletter Coordinator, 281-507-1671