The Stodghill Lecture – Thursday, Nov 8, 2018, at noon.
Talking Tombstones | Sterling Rex Barnes
Historical Marker reads:
“Virginia Native Sterling Rex Barnes migrated to this area from Mississippi with His wife Martha Ann (Mitchell) and family in 1846. a pioneer settler in the community of Black Hill now Heath. He Was a Charter member of East Trinity Masonic Lodge no. 157 in Rockwall. Organized in 1854. Barnes was the local Justice of the Peace in 1852 and operated a toll bridge at a site on the east fork of the Trinity River, now under the waters of Lake Ray Hubbard. Five son’s and one son-in-law served with the Confederacy during the Civil War.”
Don’t miss learning the history of one of Rockwall County’s first settlers, Sterling Rex Barnes.
This lecture was originally set to be at the Heath Cemetery, but due to rain forecast, it will be at the courthouse.
Because the court house is closed Friday for Veteran’s day, the presentation will be on Thursday this month.
The lectures are free and open to the public. Join us in the third floor courtroom at the historic downtown Courthouse at noon.