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reared; he married Mary Gilbert of Tennessee.
At that llace lie was engaged at tlhe
inechanic's trade.
In 1836, via New ( )rleans, lie came to San
Augustine county, Texas, and iii tlIe spring
of 1837, in company witll several other famlilies,
John Glasscock and Taylor Smith being
among the number, lie located in the town of
Bastrop. There hlie erected a shop for the
purpose of making looms, spinning-wheels,
chairs, wagons, etc., which was the first shop
established in tlle town, and many of the
articles made there are still to be found in
the county. Among the fainilies living in
this county on Mr. Kimnbro's arrival and settling
here soonl afterward are: Mr. Tatum,
who erected the first gristmill; a Mr. Gamble,
the first hotel man; Mr. Bissell, a merchant;
Robert and Bill Readon, also merchants; a
Mr. Castlemian, and the Wells family. The
Indians were then quite troublesome, and the
settlers erected a fort on the banks of the
river. Mr. Kim bro was in many expeditions
against the Indians, was a member of the
company who participated in the Mexican
wars, and had many narrow escapes from
death. lie resided in Bastrop county until
the fall of 1846, when lie located on the
creek known as Brushy, then in Milam, now
Williamson county, where his nearest neighbors
were five and eight miles distant. Milling
was done at Austin and Bastrop, the
former a distance of twenty-five miles. While
there Mr. Kimbro was engaged in farming
and at the mechanic's trade. He made the
celebrated Kimbro stirrup for saddles, and
was one of the most celebrated shots in the
State. His death occurred in this county in
1882, his wife having died about 1851. They
were the parents of six children, five of whom
grew to years of maturity: E. U., our subject;
Garrett, deceased; Netbera E., wife of

went Democratic, in 1874, when he entered
the Internal Revenue service inl February,
1879, as storekeeper and ganger at Waco,
Texas; was ordered to take charge of the San
Antonio Division of thle Third Internal Revenue
District of Texas in June, 1879; in
1881, ordered to the home office at Austin,
Texas, where he was chief clerk from July,
1882, until the office was turned over to
President Cleveland, elected in 1884. !n
1886 he began merchandising in this city,
and the firm of Horne & Son now carry a
general stock amounting to $10,000.
Mr. omrne was married in Caldwell county,
December 5, 1867, to Mary C. Dougherty.
They have had two sons: Louis, who graduated
at the Texas University in the class of
1889, with the degree of B. L., is now engaged
in business with his father; and Harrison,
deceased in infancy. Mr. Hornet sympathizes
with the Republican party in political
matters; socially, is a menlder of the Odd
Fellows, and religiously has been an Elder in
the Cumberlaud Presbyterian Church for
thirty years.
' U. K IMBRO, one of the leading
farmers of Williamson county, was
i born in Bedford county, Tennessee,
November 20, 1833, a son of Daniel and
Polly (Gilbert) Kimbro, early settlers of
South Carolina. The maternal grandmother
of our subject, Cynthia P. Brown, was a native
of Ohio. Both the paternal and ma'
ternal grandfathers took part in the war for
independence, the paternal family having resided
near Guilford Court House at that
time. Daniel Kimbro moved with his father
to Tennessee when only four years of age,
locating in Bedford county, where he was

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