Thank you for your response.The Grounds and related families that I have been researching and for whom I have been posting inquiries, are recorded in extreme northeast Arkansas (Lawrence County, Missouri Territory) in 1815-16.They moved down the Southwest Trail to Hempstead County in southwest Arkansas in the 1820's.The move over to northwest Louisiana was in late 1825.The final move into Texas occurred in 1828-29. . .NOT 1838-39.Some are recorded in Houston County, Texas by mid-1830's.
I am very much interested in what you know about the VERY EARLY Methodist settlement, perhaps renamed Ebenezer Campground, near "old" Washington in Hempstead County. It is possible that when the Methodists "broke up", other church organizations utilized the remnants of the grounds.I understand that the location has been moved a few times since the original settlement in 1815-1825.
I am also very much interested in what you know about the "split" within that EARLY Methodist settlement over owning slaves, which precipitated the 25-30 family en masse move into NW Louisiana.
Thank you again for posting.
Maggie Robinson William & Elizabeth Robinson Family Assn. Houston, Texas