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practical knowledge which has stood hin perhaps
more in hand than would a mere theoretical
education. His father was a mechanic
and farmer in Tennessee, and was a man of
no little prominence in the community, having
served for thirty years as Postmaster at
Ashwood, Tennessee, where they resided. Of
the eight children born to Mr. and Mrs. Ishamn
Malone it is relevant that a brief record be
incorporated in this connection: Mary, Bazil
Y., William and Catherine are all deceased;
Martha is the widow of J. J. Bryant and resides
in Bosque county, Texas; George W. is
the subject of this review; Joseph B. is deceased;
and Elizabeth is the wife of Dr. McCauly,
of Sweetwater, Texas. The parents
continued to reside in Maury county, Tennessee,
and there died in the fullness of years,
the father passing away in 1886, at the age
of ninety-two years, and the mother in 1889,
at the age of ninety-three years.
Our subject assumed the responsibilities
of life at the early age of fifteen years. He
first found employment in a drug store,
where he remained for about a year, after
which he was concerned in merchandising
until he attained his majority, when he cut
loose from the associations of his boyhood
home and came to Texas, reaching Travis
county in March, 1852. At that early day
the county was sparsely settled, but at the
thriving little settlement of Webberville he
found employment as a clerk in the store of
B Seaton, subsequently being employed for
one year in a similar capacity in the mercantile
establishment of Timothy McKean. At
the expiration of the time noted he went to
Corpus Christi, where he clerked for one
year. He finally determined that there
properly should be more satisfaction a nd advantage
in working for himself thai in devoting
his efforts to advancing the interests

of others, and he promptly prepared to follow
out the dictates of said conviction. He
returned to Travis county, and, as preliminary
to his life of independence, took unto himself
a wife, espousing Mrs. David Manor, a daughter
of Dr. U. D. Ezell. This ceremonial took
place at Webberville, September 18, 1855,
his bride being a native of Rutherford county,
Tennessee, and having been a resident of
Texas since 1849. After his marriage Mr.
Malone leased, for a term of three years, a
tract of land on Gilliland creek, and upon the
expiration of the lease he purchased 400
acres of the best type of land in that favored
section of the Union. His farm is located
twelve miles east of Austin and three miles
south of Manor. Of this fine farm 150 acres
have been brought to a high state of cultivation,
and, in connection with his agricultural
operations, he has been extensively engaged
in stock-raising, and also owns and operates
a cotton gin. Mr. Malone has put forth
most zealous and well-directed efforts, and
they have been crowned with consistent success.
While now just in the virile prime of
life he has already provided a competence to
sustain him in his declining years, and by his
many years of honorable and upright dealings
he has won the confidence and esteem of
all who know him. He is generous, charitable
and public-spirited) and has ever been
among the foremost to contribute of his
means and to lend his influence to every
laudable enterprise tending to the conservation
of the best interests of the community
in which he lives. He is a man of broad intelligence
and much business and executive
ability. At the time of the secession
movement Mr. Malone, like Sam Houston
and many other discerning men, opposed
most vigorously the extreme policy portentous
of national disintegration, believing

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 August 27, 2014.