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SIXTY YEARS IN TEXAS. 53
street, Dallas. He has done a fine business, and is
known throughout the State. My wife and I are living
with them in our declining years.
Fanny Jackson, second sister, married William
Furneaux, and have been mentioned elsewhere in
this book. They had four children born to them, J.
H. Furneaux, John and William Furneaux, and
Mary Furneaux. Mary married J. R. McFarland,
the druggist. He and his brother own the drug store
at 598 Elm street, Dallas. The Furneaux own three
thousand acres of land in the north part of Dallas
County, and the south part of Denton County, most
of it in a high state of cultivation.
My youngest sister, Susan, married James H.
Mathis, December 18th, 1865. They now reside in
Dallas. He came to Texas in 1855 with his parents.
He enlisted in Company E, 18th Texas Cavalry, and
was il many battles, the Battle of Ark Post, Chickamauga,
Rescoa, New Hope Church, Peach Tree
Creek. and the Battles of Atlanta on the 21st and
22nd of July; in the latter he was taken prisoner,
and spent about eight months in Camp Chase Prison
at Columbus, Ohio. He was also a prisoner about
four months at Camp Douglas, Chicago, Illinois,
having been captured with the entire command at
Their children, Flora and Martha, are single
and reside with their parents. John Morris; their
oldest son, died March 21st, 1908, leaving a widow
and three children. Her maiden name was Carrie
Boone. John M. Mathis spent about thirteen years
in active work in the Y. M. C. A. as Principal Secretary
at Houston and Dallas, and as General Secretary
in the Railroad Y. M. C. A. in Smithville and
San Antonio, having opened the work at both places.
The youngest son, Arthur S. Mathis, married Miss
Laura Towles, and they have one son. He himself
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