Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Roy Eddins]
“In the confusion following the war and the establishing of the Republic of Texas, T. J. Chambers received from Texas a grant of land in this section also. It so happened that the grants overlapped and some of the land in Falls County, including the one upon which the new county-site stood was included in both grants. Questions of priority of the La Serda over the Chambers grant and that of a grant from Mexico as agains one from the Republic of Texas, brought conflicting claims. Many litigations sprang up. They continued for years. Therefore, as the town lots of Marlin were sold by the commissioners court, it was the intention of the court that individuals buying same should be protected in their rights by the county itself, in the event of unfavorable litigation over these conflicting grants.
“Ultimately, of course, the litigations, as far as the townsite of Marlin was concerned, was adjusted. It is interesting to know that Morrell got some sort of mutual agreement from General Chambers where-by he relinquished his claim to the 640 acres in Marlin, in return for other concessiond elsewhere. Thus it was, the county got its “house in order'" to build a city and a better courthouse.
Highlights of Activities In the First Log Courthouse Here.
“As the townsite was divided into residence lots and streets were laid off, one of the first act's of the commissioners' court, perhaps, urged by its agent, Allen Morrell, and his father, an organizing preacher,