Neighbors back then Posted in: Lifestyle The relationships between families and communities were different in early Texas because there were fewer people spread over a large area.The families often had up to a dozen children in each generation. For example, the Catherine Overton and the Leman/Jesse Barker families illustrate the complicated web of relationships connecting families and communities in the wider Elgin area all the way from Hogeye to Rice’s Crossing to Coupland and Post Oak Island.Catherine Overton, born in 1790, was married three times. She had first married Vinson Avery in Perquimans, North Carolina. The marriage was short because her husband was a seaman who died soon ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!