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Erasmus Dow "Dow" Baccus
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Birth: Mar. 27, 1857
Collin County
Texas, USA
Death: Oct. 14, 1950
Collin County
Texas, USA

DOW BACCUS FAMILY ---Mrs. Virginia Taylor

From the papers of Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey S. Baccus, we have a record of their arriving on Rowlett Creek on September 25, 1845. It is assumed that our great grandfather, John Baccus, arrived about the same time. Our grandfather, Erasmus Dow Baccus, was born March 27, 1857, on Rowlett Creek, four miles east of the present site of Frisco. We have a record of his working on a ranch and farming in West Texas before they knew what barbed wire was. On November 8, 1882, he married Miss Winola Belle Mitchell in Montague County, Texas.
Soon after their marriage, they returned to Rowlett Creek area with their only possession, a twenty dollar gold piece. With this they made their first crop. On January 7th, 1886, they purchased 160 acres of land that was to be known through the years as the Baccus home place. In still later years, that farm was referred to by many as the Wakefield Place. It was here in 1886 that their first daughter, Mattie Ann, was born. In 1888 our mother, Pearlie Dow, was born.
Mattie Ann was married to Ralph Baxter, October 10, 1904. They had one son, Ralph B. Baxter. Pearlie Dow was married to George H. Montgomery, May 10, 1910. They had two children, John Dow Montgomery and Virginia (Mrs. Richard Taylor). John Dow had one daughter, Sue (Mrs. J. G. Furnas) and one grandson John Randal Furnas; Virginia had one son, Richard Baccus Taylor, and one grandson, Rickey Baccus Taylor.
On April 17, 1905, Mr. and Mrs. Dow Baccus purchased three acres from the Blackland Townsite Land Company. This was described as being just east of blocks 59 and 70 in the town of Emerson (later known as Frisco). The contract called for this three acres not to be subdivided for ten years, unless they pay the Blackland Townsite Company $750 more for that privilege. It was here that they built their home as it now stands. Our grandmother, Winola Belle, died November 19, 1927. Dow, our grandfather, continued to live in the home place. In later years, he married Miss Edith Donnell. She preceded him in death in 1935.
In an article in the Denton Record and Chronicle in 1950, it was stated that he was known in Frisco for his unprecedented stamina. Even at the age of 92 he walked the five blocks from his home to town to get his newspaper. He was a Mason for fifty years and served as mayor of Frisco. He was an avid fisherman in his later years. He died October 14, 1950, at the age of 92 and is buried in Rowlett Cemetery.

Family links: 
  John A. Baccus (1835 - 1860)
  Ann Blanton Baccus-Marshall (1837 - 1873)
  Winola Belle Mitchell Baccus (1864 - 1927)
  Edith Donnell Baccus (1863 - 1936)*
  Martha Ann Baccus Baxter (1883 - 1954)*
  Pearlie Dow Baccus Montgomery (1888 - 1973)*
  Erasmus Dow Baccus (1857 - 1950)
  Godfrey S. Baccus (1859 - 1942)*
  John H. Marshall (1867 - 1897)**
*Calculated relationship
Rowlett Creek Cemetery
Collin County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Clifton Baccus
Originally Created by: June
Record added: Apr 27, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10860693
Erasmus Dow Dow Baccus
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Erasmus Dow Dow Baccus
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Erasmus Dow Dow Baccus
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