Sixty men sitting on the steps the Denton County Courthouse circa. 1890. B. F. Paschall sits fourth from the left, in the front row.  Talk about Denton beards!


January 19, 1846


December 15th or 16th, 1921

Benjamin Franklin Paschall was a respectable grocery merchant6 and confederate veteran2, notable for being the original owner of the building which now houses Andy's Bar and Paschall Bar, for which he is the namesake.


Born in Weakley County, Tennessee, he lived in Kaufman County, Texas, then came to Denton from  in the early 1870s.

In his time here, he was considered to be a very respected citizen of the City of Denton.  He "indulged in the following enterprises: liquor dealer, builder, contractor, stock dealer and lastly grocery merchant".6  The Andy's/Paschall building is where his grocery store was located, then called "the Paschall building".6

He died, December 1921, after several months of being ill, and was survived by his widow and four children - B. F. Paschall, Jr. of Frederick, OK; Carroll Paschall of Amarillo; Mrs. C. Lipscomb of Denton and Miss Minnie Paschall of Denton.1   He is buried in IOOF Cemetery.5


Paschall was married to Mary M. Chambers.

His son, B.F. Paschall, Jr. (born December 11, 1880 - died April 6, 19334) had at least two children, one of which was B.F. Paschall III, who died in 1996.3  He is buried in IOOF Cemetery4, along with his father and B.F. Paschall III.5   Paschall, Jr took up the grocery businesses also.7

See also


  2. Confederate veteran, Vol 30
  4. wjpetty
  5. List of Buried at IOOF
  6. 1890 Business Review and Directory
  7. The Daedalan