Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Mrs. George Fowler]
“The settlers began to divide, some moved to the new town of Grosbeck and other to the new town of Mexia, and so Old Springfield, the town that was first thought to be the the metropolis of this part of Central [Texas?] became a ghost town, a town of memories[,-?] stories and [legends?] of the days of the early settlers and the Indian's. Being pioneer's the old Springfield of Sterling Robertson's colony, who came from Nashville Tennessee[.-?] and had [posters?] placed at the post-offices and the stores, in the southern states advertising the opportunity of securing land in this new county with Springfield for its county seat became a town of memories and freed negroes. And the railroad towns became the center of population. After the railroad came we moved over on the Davis ranch and lived for a few years, this was still in Limestone county. Then we came over in the next county of [McLennan?] and lived on the Hannah ranch.