Robert Cecil McDaniel - Sabine County, Texas History

 Robert Cecil McDaniel - Sabine County Historian

Robert Cecil McDaniel is retired from the United States Army and resides with his wife, Love, on the homeplace where he was born in the community of Six Mile, Sabine County, Texas. This is a place near where his great grandfather settled after migrating from South Carolina in 1850.

Mr. McDaniel has graciously provided much of the historic information and many of the pictures seen in the Sabine County area of the toledo-bend.com web site.

Robert Cecil McDaniel is the author of these books:

 Title Brief  Description
 A Pictorial History of Sabine County, Texas (Book One) This book contains a remarkable and unique collection of more than 530 photographs that depict a cross section of the life and times of Sabine County and its people. It has been reprinted three times and continues to be one of the author's best sellers - originally published in 1994.
 A Pictorial History of Sabine County, Texas (Book Two) This is the second of a three volume series that continues to record buildings and people of early Sabine County with most photos pre-dating 1950. As was the first pictorial history book published in 1994, more than 2,000 people are identified in these old photographs. The book is hardbound, 8.5" x 11", 294 pages, with around 530 photographs.
A Pictorial History of Sabine County, Texas (Book Three) This is my third volume in a series that is dedicated solely to the recording of the history of Sabine County and its people, in a purely pictorial form. As in the first two volumes, the major theme is photos of people's activities with a cross section of every county community. Additionally, I have included a special group of photos representing ex-servicemen made primarily overseas during World War II.
 Sabine County, Texas, The First One Hundred and Fifty Years (1836-1986) A history of the public and semi-public affairs of Sabine County and its people. Hardback, 274 pages, indexed with about 3,000 names included, contains 40 full page photographs.
 Citizen-Soldiers of Sabine County, Texas (1812-1991) This book is a record, by name, of more than 3,000 Sabine Countians who served in the Armed Forces of the United States. It begins with the War of 1812 and ends with the Iraqi Conflict. The book is hardback, 255 pages, contains 48 full page photographs. Some service information included with each name. Also contains a short history of each war and the official battles and/or campaigns including dates and titles.
 Hemphill High School, Sabine County, Texas, The First Seventy-Eight Years (1911-1989) Records school history beginnings. Includes names of all senior classes from 1913 - 1989.  150 full page photographs of school buildings, superintendents, teachers, and students. Also includes senior class photographs from 1923 through 1945.   Hardback, 220 pages.
 In Search of Blue Water An autobiography of growing up in Sabine County, through 21 years of military service, and return to Sabine County. A nostalgic, gentle, and heart warming book; readers consider this book as the author's most readable prose. Hardback, 220 pages, includes 32 full page photographs.
 When the Moon Was on the Rise (poetry) This is primarily a book of poetry with some prose included; beautifully written, it plows a straight furrow through the rich soil of the human heart with strength and vigor in a fresh and imaginative way. One of the author's best works, contains more than one hundred original poems. Hardbound with a full color reproduction of a painting by the author on the book jacket.

Mr. McDaniel passed on. There are a few copies of his books remaining. If you are interested in one, you may contact his son to check availability.

Stephen McDaniel, Atty
802 N. Sixth Street
Longview, TX 75601

Books by Mr. Robert Cecil McDaniel:

  • A Pictorial History of Sabine County, Texas (Book One)
  • A Pictorial History of Sabine County, Texas (Book Two)
  • A Pictorial History of Sabine County, Texas (Book Three)
  • Citizen-Soldiers of Sabine County, Texas (1812-1991)
  • Hemphill High School, Sabine County, Texas, The First Seventy-Eight Years (1911-1989)
  • In Search of Blue Water
  • Sabine County, Texas, The First One Hundred and Fifty Years (1836-1986)
  • When the Moon Was on the Rise (poetry)