I don't know if my Hancock line has specific roots to Gladewater, but I know we have a strong tie to Upshur, Gregg and Smith County. my Great Great Great Grandfather (Isaiah L. Hancock) Came from Mississippi, but settled in East Texas after the Civil War. My GG Grandfather (his son Jerimiah)Was born in 1866 in Upshur County Texas. My G Grandpa (who married Stella Bouknight) was born in Collin County Texas, but he died somewhere in Upshur Co. Texas in 1955. He was in WW One. My grandpa (and namesake) Walter Edward the first was born in Upshur Co. My dad was born in Gilmer, along with his twin, Mike. And I was born in Illinois. But lived in Texas since I was 2. (i'm 26 now)We're pretty much a Texas-based family... and my Bouknight line seems really tied to Texas, so I'm discovering more roots everyday... all of my great grandparents seemed to have Texas Roots somewhere.