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Rockdale, including a handsome residence,
which he recently erected there, having
moved to that place for the better education
of his children.
He has a family of eight. one being deceased,
all of whom are still at home with
their parents, tlese being: Lillian H., Forrest,
Minnie, Ozell, John T., Lutitia (deceased),
Edna, Brinkman, and Gibson. MIrs.
Randle and two of her oldest daughters are
members of the Baptist Church, toward
which church Mr. Randle inclines in belief
but is not a member. He is liberal in his
charities both toward this organization and
all others, and is a stanch supporter of the
schools.
q EORGE W. MALONE.-With all the
heterogeneous elements that enter into
the constituency of our national life
there is no foreign land that has perhaps
contributed more effectively to the vitalizing
and vivifying of our magnificent commonwealth,
with its diverse interests and its
cosmopolitan make-up, than has the Emerald
Isle, the land of legend and romance; the
land of native wit and honest simplicity of
life; the land of sturdy integrity and resolute
good nature. To Ireland we owe the inception
of many of our most capable, most honored
and most patriotic families in these
latter days, and there has been no nationality
that has been more readily assimilated into
the very fabric of complex elements that go
to make up one and the best nation ever
spread beneath the blue vault of heaven; no
class of people that has been more thoroughy
in touch with the spirit of progress that is
typical of our national existence.
As an exemplification of certain of the
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above statements we need not go far to find
instances, and in a review of the life of George
W. Malone and a reference to his lineage will
it be shown again that onr statements have
not been incongruous. One of the most
prominent and prosperous planters of Travis
county, Texas, is he whose name initiates tllis
sketch. The American " self-made man " is
an original and interesting type, and such an
mnan is Mr. Malone, who, by his own industry
and exertions, coupled with sound judgment
and determined spirit, has won a merited reward
in the accumulation of a large property.
Several generations ago the ancestors of
our subject emigrated from Ireland to the
United States, originally locating in North
Carolina, and later on removing to Tennessee.
Upon attaining the age of maturity our subject
followed in the footsteps of his progenitors
by hying him to a new and undeveloped
section of the Union, and there setting valiantly
to work to reclaim from nature's hands
the benefices she had withheld unto the hour
of being thus importuned. Thus the subject
of this sketch became a pioneer of the Lone
Star State.
George W. Malone was born in Orange
county, North Carolina, October 6, 1830,
being the third son and sixth in order of
birth of the eight children born to Isharn and
Elizabeth (Cheatham) Malone. While George
was still a child only three years old the
family emigrated to Tennessee and settled in
Maury county. There our subject grew to
mature years, receiving incidentally such
educational advantages,-limited, it must be
said,-as were afforded in the rural districts
of a section yet in the process of development.
Being, however, a boy of quick perceptions
and inheriting that acute native wit
characteristic of the Irish blood, he gained
from his subsequent contact with the world a

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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 November 22, 2014.