Among staunch members of the Freewill Baptist Church [at Creamer, Texas] were Robert F. Steward and wife, Siddine Owens Steward. He was born in 1851 and left an orphan at an early age. He lived with family in Henderson when he was 10 years old and helped with the crops while the head of the family served in the Civil War.
He married Siddine Owens in Navarro County. They moved to Comanche County from Erath County. Their children were Addie, Will, Charlie, Tobe, George, Lillie. Rob, Minnie, Fannie, and Myrtle.
Grandma Steward was a dress designer. She could see any style dress, come home, cut out her pattern, and the dress would fit perfectly. Hats were trimmed by a milliner in Comanche. White starched shirts were worn by men for all dress occasions, and those shirts were ironed by a sad iron heated on a wood stove. Girls wouldn’t leave home without three starched petticoats.