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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*FSr three or four years past he has given
particular attention to the real-estate interest
of Rockdale and vicinity, and has done a great
deal toward calling attention to the advantages
of this locality for farming, stock-raising,
fruit-growing, mining, manufacturing,
etc.
Mr. Coffield is one of those men who keeps
things about him moving, not being content
to plod along and make a living, but wishing
to see everybody at someting and everybody
- d- ," well, and particularly desir"' -.- -
ingis own town and county develop .o their
full capacity, their waste places filled with
happy homes and their thoroughfares and
markets crowded with trade. To this end he
has bent his energies since he began four
years ago to direct attention to the possibilities
of this section for capitalists and homeseekers,
and he is enjoying the satisfaction
now of seeing his efforts crowned with at
least partial success. His epitomizing of the
claims of Rockdale and vicinity are so clear
and succinct that it will bear repetition. He
says: "Rockdale is the best town of 2,000
people in Texas; it has railroad connection

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Mr. Coffield has been too busy
fifteen or twenty years to develop his ckaisxs
as a politician. He has held but few offices
-none except local positions. He is a Democrat
in faith and in works when there is
need of his working for the success of his
party. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity
and of the Knights of Honor.
On September 14, 1871, he married, at
Salado, in Bell county, Miss Mary E.
Bonner, daughter of J. C. Bonner, of that
place, an old Texali whose residence in this
State dates from 1851.

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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 December 27, 2014.