This is from research on my Collins, Puls,Linda,Walker,McDade McCann,Smith, families.The Collins group came to Texas with the Peters Colony from Kentucky and settled in Howe Texas in the 1850's. Josiah "Si" Collins was my Great Great Grandfather and fought in the Civil War for the South. Joel Smith Collins my GG Grandfather and my Grandfather Ben Si Cillins owned Collins Seafood Company in Aransas Pass Texas until the 1950's.The Puls (my Grandmother)came to Houston,Texas from Prussia in 1854 and the next 3 generations lived in the same neighborhood for 100 years. The McCann's came from England to Coalgate, Ok in 1890.The Walkers came to Jacksboro, Tx in 1880.William S.Walker was a physcian there. He later moved to Woodsboro, Tx.His son Harold Leslie Walkerwas hung in Houston, Tx. in 1923. James Albert McDade came to Texas from Alabama in the 1870's after his wife died. I'm not sure what happened to his children born in Alabama. My Great Grandfather Gustaf Henry Linda came to America in 1880 from Sweden however I believe his last name was different prior to arriving in America. His family Bible used the name Andersson given to him in 1864 by C.B. Hagstrom. I will share any information I have on any of these families.The Koch family came to Shelby Texas in the 1800's and my Grandfather Lothard Koch moved to Woodsboro, Texas in the 1920's.