We boldly profess Christ and believe our Founding Fathers and Pioneers of the Westward expansion held Judeo Christian values that allowed for, fought
and died for, the freedom of religion enjoyed by all faiths in America today. We adhere to the Evangelical Free Church of America Statement of Faith:
We are a new organization and plan to apply for membership to ECFA as soon as we are able once established, and therefore strive to plan and implement
standards consistent with membership in the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability:
Heritage & Governance
Our Board of Directors and Founders are descendants of RH & Hardina Taylor Chisholm and “friends of the family” who share our love of history and
hope for instilling Pioneering ways in new generations.
The Chisholm Family Descendants from DeWitt Colony, Texas:
Richard Henry "RH" (b. 1799) and Hardina Taylor (b. 1812) Chisholm had four children:
M i. Glenn Thornton Chisholm was born in 1831. He died in Mar 1868. Married Jane Fore and had six children. When Thornton died, and
Maryann died, Jane married John Kelso and raised their seven kids, had another with John, and took in an orphaned girl.
M ii. Bradford A Chisholm was born in Apr 1835. He died in 1913.
F iii. Maryann Chisholm was born in 1842. She died about 1876. Married John Roebuck Kelso and had seven children.
M iv. Richard A Chisholm was born in 1850 in Texas, USA. He died on 24 Dec 1868 in Texas, USA. He was buried in Clinton, Texas, USA.
Richard was killed along with Buck Taylor at Clinton by Bill Sutton and Dock White. (From Fannie G. Chisholm book) Some say the beginning of the
Taylor-Sutton Feud. Others say it went back further.
We are partnering with Trail Media to publish several books detailing the history, triumphs and struggles in hopes of encouraging strength needed for
future generations to face their own challenges and overcome.
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We are also striving to purchase the original “Public Square” in what was once the pioneer town of Clinton,
Texas founded by RH Chisholm in 1836, and was the county seat from an election in 1850 to 1876 when it
moved to Cuero, TX when the new railroad came through on the other side of the river. Nothing is left of
the town of Clinton (named after the son of DeWitt) except fields for graving cattle and remnants of the well that once stood in the Public Square in front
of the Courthouse. We hope to restore the well and the Public Square open to the public for educational purposes.
Focus will be on the heritage in the first cattle brands recorded in the local counties, education about the cattle industry and pioneers of America and
Texas, and the Longhorn cattle that fed a nation after the Civil War during recovery and Reconstruction. In many ways, our country is divided today. We
need the cattle, the cowboys, the pioneering spirit once again.