Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Saturday, May 30, 2009
I live in
The country club entrance is under the steps where the first owner and his wife shot and killed one another. Her haunted spirit is said to roam the place… my step-dad can confirm that. She slams doors all night.. He used to be the bar tender.
did u know that judge william
i know where one of the entrances is supposively at…. on bryson. an old dr. told some people that bought the house that wanted the entrances was told to be under the house….owners crawled under the house as far as they could go but couldnt get into the middle of the hous…………………
ive investigated all the sites spoken of but the hospital is the one i get a bad feelin about day or night and i dont scare easy.
I live in Athens,TX and I have lived here for quite awhile and Yes i have heard all about this and even witnesses a few myself. I have been to the place you talk about where rituals take place... it is called
Athens Weekly Review
Historical & Homecoming Edition
Beck's Chapel's Old Timers Went to Science Hill
The oldtimers of Beck's Chapel went to school at Science Hill, a school about
three miles from where Beck's Chapel now stands. Mrs. S. H. Riddlesperger
was among them, as well as the old Doctor Robert Hodge. Mrs. W. L. Reynolds
was among the last teachers at Science Hill. She taught in about 1892, and
Miss Willie Cotton was one of her pupils. Miss Willie Cotton was later a teacher
at Cross Roads.
There was once a Presbyterian college at Science Hill and it was from this college
that Science Hill got its name. There was also a Masonic lodge.
There was a negro man hanged at Science Hill for plotting to poison the white people.
The people being Southerners, disliked negroes at that time anyway.
Science Hill was moved to Beck's Chapel about fifty years ago because that was more
to the center of the community.
There was also a school by the name of Blossom Ridge. This was a one room
structure made of logs and having hued-log seats. There was only one teacher of this
place and her name was Miss Reilly Mitchell. This school was also moved to Beck's
Beck's Chapel got its name from the well-known Beck family of this community.
Mr. Stonewall Riddlesperger, now a resident of Malakoff, deeded land to the county
judge and his successors for a school and church as long as it was used for this
There was a Methodist church organized when the school was. There was once a
camp meeting that lasted for days.
It seems unusual now but there was about forty years ago, a postoffice. The name of it
telephone party line and two gins.
Uncle Henry Ward's wife was the first one to be buried at Beck's Chapel. She was
buried in 1900, and from that day to this there has been a graveyard.
W. C.. Smith, grandfather of our former principal, owned all of Doodle Bug for many
years. He moved in several families and they organized a school, which was named
Doodle Bug a few years ago and in a little time the children started to school at Beck's
Beck's Chapel was consolidated with Cross Roads in 1934. This brought about
30 more student to the Cross Roads school.
There was also a Baptist and a Holiness church organize in Doodle Bug.
Transcribed 2003 Bunny Freeman