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that the people were better protected in their
slave property under the old constitution than
they could be by a new one, and when the
culmination came and Texas passed resolutions
of secession he took no part until he
was drafted, when he served one year as a
member of Tate's battalion of the State
troops.
Mr. and Mrs. Malone have had five children
born to them, and of this number three
survive: Elizabeth is the wife of William E.
Turner, of Austin, Texas; Annie is deceased;
Mary B. is the wife of Hon. Thomas II.
Wheeless, a prominent lawyer and member
of the Legislature, residing at Austin; Ada
is deceased; and Josephl is a resident of
Orange, Texas.
Mr. Malone takes a great interest in fraternal
societies, and before lie was twenty
years of age was Past Grand, and had taken
the royal purple degree in the encampment
of the I. 0. 0. F., and now has his membership
in the Capital Lodge at Austin. Soon
after his twenty-first birthday he was made
a Master Mason at his old home in Tennessee,
joining the Euphemia Lodge, No. 96, at
Columbia, that State. He is the only charter
member now affiliating with Parsons Lodge,
No. 222, and is Past Master of the same.
He was made a Royal Arch Mason in the
Lone Star Chapter at Austin, but is now a
member of the Manor Chapter, No. 127. He
is a member of the Colorado Coinmnandery,
No. 4, at Austin, and of the Ben Htir Temple
Mystic Shrine, being also identified with the
Knights of Honor. He is a communicant of
the Protestant Episcopal Church, and is
prominent in the work of the parish of which
he is a member. Mr. Malone votes with the
Democratic party, but is liberal in his views
touching the political questions and issues of
the day.

Thus has Mr. Malone attainedl to a lhiglh
measure of success ill temlporal affairs; by
his own efforts has he secured to himself a
position of honor and of firmly establiishei
prosperity; to his family he has given tlie
accessories which add much to the enjoyments
of life; to his children has lie gladly
offered the best of educational advantages,
thus fortifying them for the duties of life,
while he has not been unmindful of the wants
and the sorrows of others, but has dispensed
charity with a liberal and open hand. To
him is accordingly rendered but what is justly
due, the highest respect and esteem of all who
have known of him and his exemplary lift'.
R. V. E. 11. REED.--Airong those
sturdy pioneers who at an early date
sorght homes in Texas, being attract
ed by reports of its genial climate and fertile
soil, was Michael Reed, a native of Tennessee,
who came in 1833 as a member of
Robertson's colony. Hie was a type of his
kind,-strong of heart, simple in faith, sturdy
in purpose, adventurous, self-reliant and
skilled in all the ways of getting on in a new
country where the arts and industries of
civilization were but little known. lie made
his first stop near old Franklin in Robertson
county, where he resided until after the
victory over the Mexicans at San Jacinto, and
the border had in a measure been cleared of
the marauding bands of Indians and Mexicans.
He then settled on the waters of Little river,
in what was at that time part of Milam Land
District, now Bell county. There he passed
his remaining years, and, together with his
good wife, who shared the labors and
privations of his life, was buried on the old
homestead. His children, six in number

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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 July 25, 2014.