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76 SIXTY YEARS IN TEXAS.
for some time, and could have served longer, but declined
to stand for the office, preferring to retire.
Mr. Thomas Warner married Miss Harriet Perry,
the daughter of A. W. Perry, and resides in the
north part of the county. He is a wealthy farmer
and stock man, is highly respected and one of our
best citizens. Mr. William Warner married a Miss
Vicery, an Irish lady. They live on a farm in nortl
part of the county, and they are independent.
It is now sixty years since we landed in this country,
and I have kept track of most all of the descendants
of these early settlers, and there are a great
many of them, and I do not know of one that has not
made a good citizen, and many of them have become
prominent. This is a record that every descendant of
those early pioneers should be proud of.
I will say a few more words in regard to the Warners.
They were a family of more than ordinary intelligence.
The old gentleman was a remarkable man,
over six feet tall, well educated and as polite as a
French dancing master, and could make as graceful a
bow as a Chesterfield. He had a rich Irish brogue,
and was very interesting in conversation and a dignified
Christian gentleman, and was held in high
esteem by all his neighbors. He was born 1795 and
departed this life in 1875, the famliy came from
County Cork, Ireland. Two of his sons, Robert and
Benjamin, departed this life several years ago, also
the daughter, Susan. The entire family were Protestants.
Those old pioneers were honest and reliable,
and true to one another.
One circumstance that happened is probably
worthy of note: A young man by the name of George
Reed came to this country with the Warners, but
did not leave Ireland with them, and my father was
afraid he was with them for no good, as Mr. Warner
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