A Texas History
Bowman Springs, Texas
The community actually dates from before the Civil War. Dan Zuefeldt from Canada owned the first mercantile store and is known as the founder. Brothers Tom and Martin Rhodes opened another store. Bowman Springs was an area in far southeast Tarrant County.
It was originally settled by Isaac G Bowman and his family. Bartlett Wesley Fry was born in 1843 in San Augustine County, in the Republic of Texas and was an early pioneer of the Community of Webb. He is buried in Estes Cemetery. The Fry family still lives in Webb. Francis Marion Loyd was born in 1835 and moved from Illinois and Arkansas. Marion Loyd and his younger brother James purchased 78 acres and built a home in 1857 in what is now known as Loyd park. The 1895 Sam Street Map shows a number of "flowing wells" in that vicinity. There is also a Bowman Branch, a tributary of Walnut Creek.
The Fort Worth to Johnson Station Road had its origins in the mid 1800's with the establishment of Middleton Tate Johnson's plantation and Ranger station there about 1847 near Marrow Bone aka Mary Le Bone Springs and the founding of Camp Worth in 1849. It was a part of a primary road from Dallas to Fort Worth and from the late 1850's was also a stage line and star mail route. Present Arkansas Lane in Arlington approximates the route of the Fort Worth to Johnson Station Road. In the 1880's a store was opened in the vicinity of Bowman Springs and in 1895 a post office named Webb was established there. Thereafter the community was known as Webb.
Ernest Ludwig & Hulda Hein Hintze
Charles B. Cornelius & Elizabeth L.Harris
Bartlett Wesley Fry & Sarah Ruth Luttrell