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140 SIXTY YEARS IN TEXAS.
was near the old camp grounds on White Rock Creek.
Mr. and Mrs. McKamy have both passed away.
Mrs. McKamy died first, several years ago. They
were honored and respected by all who knew them.
ROBERT J. WEST
Was born in Washington County, Tennessee, in
1812, and there married Mary Ann Ryland, a native
of the same county, and they moved to Texas in 1845,
and settled on Farmer's Branch, and lived there until
the time of his death. His family was reared on the
same place and there grew to man and womanhood.
Mr. West moved to Texas on account of his health.
He had lung trouble, and was in failing health. He
recovered rapidly after reaching Texas.
Mr. West was prominent in the affairs of the
county in an early day. He was the first Treasurer
of the county, and one of the first County Commissioners.
Mr. West was a slave owner, and treated his
slaves with such consideration and kindness that his
negroes thought more of "Old Master and Mistress"
than any one else in the world.
There were six children born to them, Helena,
the oldest daughter, who first married T. J. Winn,
and after his death Dr. C. C. Gillespie. J. R. West,
of Dallas, is the oldest son. The late Robert H. West
was his second son. He was County Judge of Dallas
County, and also filled other offices of honor and trust
in the county. He departed this life the 19th of
April, 1905. Annie R., married William Winn. She
departed this life many years ago.
Martha Alise, married Thomas Floyd.
Marie Catherine, who died in infancy.
John West, Jr., son of J. R. West, is our County
Surveyor and has been for some time.
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