I am told my GG Grandfather John Henderson Grounds was a Methodist preacher and they moved from Hempstead Co Ark sometime after 1887 to Ellis Co Tx and ran a boarding house. By 1912 they were living near Mead, Bryan Co Ok. I do not know if he or his father, John Grounds, owned slaves but my great grandmother, Mattie Telitha Grounds b. 1887 was very pro confederate in her views. Maggie, I also live in Houston.