This is Emma Susan Daugherty Banister, the first female sheriff in Texas and one of the first in the United States. Emma was born in Forney on October 20, 1871, to Bailey and Martha Ann (Taylor) Daugherty. Her father, who had come to the area from Alabama before the Civil War,… pic.twitter.com/daeFy46ygp

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