left of county officials. Major Edward West was the first sheriff of Red River County. However, after Judge Hamilton and the annexation of Texas to the Union, Judge Wooten and Judge Bagby were among the early county officials, in the capacity of county judges. Old Man John Carroll was one of the early sheriffs of Red River County and several of his grandchildren still live in this county: Mrs. E. C. Crittenden, Gordon and Jap Carroll, John M. Jamison, D. C. and J. P. Jamison, Mrs. Fannie Mehaffey. Quite a number of the descendants of the first sheriff, Major West, are still living here: Joe, J. C., S. M. and J. W. West and M. L. Sims, grandsons; and Mrs. Estelle Oneil, Mrs. Mary Jones and Mrs. Pat B. Clark, granddaughters.
OLD DAVY CROCKETT
Davy Crockett's entry into Texas in 1835 with a small party of men was made through the territory of Arkansas over the old road from the Arkansas River to Ft. Towson, thence over the Choctaw trail, crossing Red River at Jonesboro. He came down Red River, on the Texas side, and meeting his old Tennessee friend, John Stiles, halted and spent the night, his first in Texas. Stiles had settled at what is now Whiterock, Red River County. Davy Crockett was very anxious to reach Col. Travis, who was at that time near San Antonio. Being desirous to see another Red River County citizen, he inquired for the home of Capt. Becknall [see survey map of Becknell's grant]. Mr. Stiles went with him out to