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HISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY.
After tle close of the war he resumed the
practice of law, in partnership with Judge
McCormic, the firm name being Lathrop but in 1870 his partner was
elected to the Bench, and Judge Lathrop continued
alone as attorney.
He came to Dallas in 1879, where he has
continued in his profession. In 1876 he
represented in the Legislature his district,
then comprising Galveston, Brazoria and
Matagorda counties, and lie served on several
important committees. He also served as
Judge of Court on several occasions, in special
cases. As an attorney the Judge stands deservedly
high. He is a Democrat, but takes
little interest in politics.
He was married in 1860 to -Miss Watts,
and has had five children, namely: Henry,
who practiced law for some time. and died at
the age of twenty-six years; William, who
died at the age of twenty-two years; A. S., Jr.,
who is studying law with his father; James,
the next in order of birth; Anine, still at
school and a member of the home circle.
Mrs. Lathrop is a member of the Presbyterian
8 AMON McCOMMAS.-AAmong the early
settlers of Dallas county, Texas, feB
there are who have resided here as long
as the above named gentlelana . He came to
this county with his father, Amon McCommas,
Sr., in December, 1844, and settled five
miles northeast of where the city of Dallas now
stands. At that time Dallas contained only
five or six famiilies, settled along the banks of
the river. His father was a prosperous and
wealthy farmer of Missouri, and moved from
that State to this, coming through with ox
teams and bringing with him a number of
horses, cattle and sheep. They made the
journey through tlle Indian Nation, and on
their arrival here the senior Mr. McCommas
purchased a headright, and during the rest of
his life made his home on it, engaged in
farming and stock-raising. He was prominent
in the early history of this county,
always exerting his influence for the good of
the community in which he resided. He was
chairman of the Board of County Commissioners,
and was also chairman of the meeting
that was held to organize Dallas county
in 1845. While a resident of Missouri he
served as Justice ef the Peace in Wright
county. He was born in Tennessee, and had
lived in several States before coming to Texas.
He was one of the first Christian ministers
in this part of the State, and was for thirtyfour
years actively engaged in the ministry.
His death occurred here in 1877,
in the seventy-third year of his age. He
was married in 1826, to Mary Brumphield,
daugliter of James Brumphield. They
reared a family of nine children: James B.,
deceased; Stephen B., also deceased; John
and Elisha, residents of Dallas county; Amon,
the subject of this sketch; Rosana, who becamne
tlhe wife of Jesse Cox, is deceased;
William AM., deceased; Mary E., wife of Dr.
W. P. Stone, is deceased; Armilda, wife of
B. F. Fleeman, of this State. Mrs. McCommas
died in 1877, at the age of seventy-three
Anion McCommmnas was born in Illinois, May
12, 1832, and was educated in the common
schools of Missouri and Texas. At the age
of twenty-one he began life for himself, and
that year, 1853, went overland to California,
remaining there until 1869. During his
sojourn in the Golden State he was engaged
in mining and teaming, and had his ups and
downs like others there. He made the return
trip by rail. After coming back to Texas he
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Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas., book, 1892; Chicago, Illinois. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20932/m1/1056/?q=Mccommas: accessed November 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.