History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families

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HISTORY OP TEXAS.

Texas, and her death occurred in 1883. They
wert the parents of eight children, six now
living: Lilla Z., wife of M. K.Willis; Catharine,
wife of Susanna DeBose; L. E., now
Mrs. R. B. Hallie; M. H., a resident of Bell
county, Texas; Sally J., wife of B. Harrell;
and II. C., our subject.
The last named came with his widowed
another to Bell county, Texas, in July, 1858,
at the age of nineteen years, and there he
remained until after the close of the war.
In 1861 he entered the Confederate service,
in the First Texas Regiment under R. B.
Hally and Henry McCulloch. Their first
service was to take Camp Colorado and Fort
Shadburn, and then they made a march west
over the plains of Texas, looking after the
Indians. Three months later Mr. Ederington
returned to the Confederate service, entering
Company E, Eighteenth Texas Cavalry,
was consigned to the Trans-Mississippi
Department, and took part in the battles of
Cache river, Arkansas Post, Mansfield, Pleasant
Hill, in Banks' raid on Red river, etc.
He was never wounded or captured, received
but one furlough during the war, and the
regiment disbanded at Fort Bend, Texas.
Mr. Ederington returned home in May, 1865,
and two years later he located on his present
place in Williamson county. He now owns
268 acres of land, 100 acres of which is under
a fine state of cultivation. His average yield
in wheat since 1888 has been sixteen bushels
per acre, and often it runs as high as thirtyfive
bushels to the acre. He has also given
some attention to the raising of horses, and
mules.
In November, 1865, Mr. Ederington was
united in marriage t6 Miss E. S. Denson,
who was born in Arkansas, in Feb uary,
1843, a daughter of T. C. Denson. S e came
to Texas with her parents in 1853, settling

on a large tract of land. Our subject and
wife have had twelve children, namely:
Gertrude, at hoine; Adell, wife of W. P.
Wilson, of Coleman county, Texas; Anna B.,
at home; Thaddeus H., attending Baylor
University at Waco; Walter, Leroy P., Otho,
Martha E., Frank and Grace, at home; Maud,
deceased, at the age of ten years; and Susie
M., who died at the age of eleven months.
Eleven of the children were born in the house
where the parents still reside, and -the remainder
within one mile of the place. Mr.
Ederington was formerly a Democrat, but
now takes an active interest in the third
party.
J ESSE A. McCUTCHEON, of Rice's
Crossing, Williamson county, Texas,
was born in Bastrop county, this State,
January 4, 1842. His father, William McCutcheon,
emigrated to that county from
Lincoln county, Missouri, in 1832. He was
born on Harper's creek in Davidson county,
Tennessee, December 25, 1812, and grew up
on the farm without opportunities for education
and without the advantage of joint maternal
and paternal advice. At about six
years of age he went with his mother from
Tennessee to Missouri, where he resided
until his coming to Texas in 1832. From
the youthful age of fourteen William was
thrown upon his own resources, working
about from place to place at from $10 to
$12 a month.
In his new Texas home he engaged in the
pursuits of the farm and became so satisfied
with the country and so confident of his ibility
to support a wife that in 1834 he retraced
his steps to his old Missouri home, where he
had left a young lady who had promised that
upon his return from Texas she would be

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Lewis Publishing Company, publisher. History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families. Chicago. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29785/. Accessed February 27, 2015.