The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 14, July 1910 - April, 1911 Page: 324
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Texas Historical Association Quarterly
believe that the millions that now claim Texas, beautiful Texas,
as home will answer, Amen!
Micajah Autry left one son, James L. Autry, who became a
colonel in the Confederate army, and was killed in his first battle,
that of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He was survived by a baby boy,
now Judge James L. Autry, general attorney of the Texas Com-
pany, of Houston, Texas.
Mary, the only surviving child of Micajah Autry, now in her
eighty-fifth year, was married to James Madison Greer on Decem-
ber 22, 1841, and had four sons, all of whom are living, and all
of whom are lawyers. Their names and places of residence are as
follows: James" Micajah Greer, of Memphis, Tennessee; Hal
Wyche Greer, Robert Autry Greer, and D. Edward Greer, of Beau-
mont, Texas. With them their mother makes her home. Writing
on August 15, 1910, she says: "God has been good to me in that
none of my descendants have died, even to the fourth generation,
and all are apparently in good health up to this date."
Besides enjoying the distinction of being the daughter of an
Alamo hero, probably the only woman now living who is so dis-
tinguished, she possesses talent of a high order. As a writer of
history and verse, especially verse inspired by patriotic feeling, she
is well known, and has attained prominence of a character that
will endure. On one of the closing pages (924) of the Second
Volume of the Life of Jefferson Davis, "A Memoir, written by his
wife," are to be found some of the finest lines which the grandeur
of his character, and the depth of his misfortunes called forth.
They were written by Mrs. Mary A. Greer, then living in Mis-
sissippi, and are a graceful summing up of the causes of his fail-
ure. They also show in admirable form the grasp of mind which
characterizes the writer who was born and trained to love and
admire heroic virtues.
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