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Pillot Family

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Year: 2004
Marker Number: 00122
Street: 510 North Pine St
City: Tomball
Zip Code: 77375
Longitude: 95 37.176
Latitude: 30 05.939
Key Map: 288G
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Frenchman Claude Nicholas Pillot (1793-1862) came to this area with his family in 1837. He and his son Eugene (1820-1896) worked in the timber business and were active in the community, serving as officials in the short lived SpringCreekCounty. The Willow Settlement formed around the Pillot family and other French settlers. The Pillots owned much of the land in the area and remained active in the community. A successful lumberman, Eugene also became a prominent builder in Houston, maintaining homes both in the Willow Creek area and in the city. His 1860 home was moved to this site in 1965 to serve as a reminder of the prosperous Pillot family and its contributions. (2004)



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