Joseph Brice Wilmeth
Sketch On The Life Of J.B. Wilmeth
J.B. Wilmeth was one of
the early settlers of north Texas. He and Collin
McKinney were famous settlers of the area north of Dallas, now known
as Collin County. Wilmeth, McKinney, B.F.
Hall, Dr. Mansel
Matthews, Lynn D'Spain, and many others were of the
first in the Lone Star State to preach the old time gospel. They established New
Testament Christianity, and fought hard to preserve it. Wilmeth was an educated
man, and believed in educating others. He opened his home to be one of the first
free schools in the area. He also served as county clerk and judge.
The Grave Of Joseph Brice Wilmeth
The grave of J.B. Wilmeth
is located just north of McKinney, Texas, just off State Hwy. 75. Take Exit 42
Wilmeth Rd. and turn right. Go to the stop sign. Turn left on McLarry Rd.
(Blockbuster's Home Office is on the opposite corner.) Continue down McLarry
until it ends. The old cemetery is on the right. Turn right and go down the
little road and pull into the graveyard on the right. Wilmeth has the tallest
marker with an iron fence around it.
Here To See J.B. Wilmeth's Home Sight