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SIXTY YEARS IN TEXAS. 139
session of the home and began to improve it. He was
very successful in business, and soon accumulated a
large landed estate. They had four sons and one
daughter born to them; Albert, the oldest, who married
Ellen Simpson. He departed this life a few
months ago, leaving a wife and large family. They
have six grown sons.
He also left a large estate in Denton County, a
few miles from the old homestead.
Mrs. Albert McKamy was the daughter of
Lionel and Mary Simpson. John McKamy, the
second son, married Anna Simpson. They own a
large estate situated on the line of Collin and Dallas
Counties, near Frankfort. Mary McKamy, the
daughter, married Colonel Bishop, and she died nearly
thirty years since, leaving one son, William
Bishop, a very wealthy farmer and stock man. He
is now living on the old Simpson homestead.
W. C. McKamy, his third son, has been our State
Senator for two terms, and served one term in the
House. He is now living on the old McKamy homestead.
Charles, his fourth son, departed this life
many years ago, just about the time he was reaching
man's estate. Capt. McKamy enlisted in Captain
Lafayette Smith's company in Col. Stone's regiment,
and served in that company until the troops were
sent across the Mississippi River. The troops were
dismounted and McKamy was detailed to take the
horses home, and distribute them to the families.
He then enlisted in Ben McCullough's regiment, and
was elected captain. He was in the Battle of Elk
Horn and other engagements, and later was transferred
to the frontier to Gen. Bourland's command,
where he served until the close of the war.
Capt. McKamy and wife were Methodists, and
took a great interest in the camp meetings, and
always provided liberally for them. Their residence
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