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THE SEELA CABIN
Built: ca. 1860s
Of particular interest is the story of how the original location of the cabin was chosen. When the Seelas first arrived in Parker County, the first log cabin they built was washed away by a flood. At that time, there was a tribe of Caddo Indians living near Spring Creek. Knowing that they would have first hand knowledge of the land, Isaac met with them to determine where the high water of the Brazos River came to during the flood stage. Heeding their advice, he built his cabin, the one now preserved at Log Cabin Village, above that level.
THE SEELA FAMILY
Rebecca White of Missouri, married Isaac Seela in January of 1827. Five years later, the family that now included three children, moved south to the small community of Sarcoxie, Missouri. Rebecca’s father, 112 year old Sadrack White, a Revolutionary soldier from Virginia; her 80-year-old mother; and other members of the White family joined them.
Rebecca had thirteen children in Missouri. And eleven of them lived to maturity – quite an extraordinary feat in those days:
By 1854 Missouri's growing population was crowding the Seelas. So they
sold their farm, loaded eight of their children into their covered wagons,
and made the journey to Texas. It is believed that the family went first
to Goliad, where they stayed only a short time before moving northward
into what is now Parker County where Isaac homesteaded 160 acres on Spring
Creek, about twelve miles south of Weatherford, Texas.
|Hours: Tue. - Fri. 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. (gates close at 3:30 p.m.)
Sat. and Sun.: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (gates close at 4:30 p.m.)
Log Cabin Village is closed on Mondays
|2100 Log Cabin Village Lane
Fort Worth, TX 76109