Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 364 of 1,110
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HISTORY OF DALLAS COULNTY.
Dallas county, in 1849, settling in what is
now West Dallas, were the father bought and
improved a farm. His death occurred in
November, 1889, and the mother now resides
near Cedar Hill. Mr. and Mrs. Beeman
had seven children, viz.: Annie, wife of
Richard Lagow, of Precinct No. 4; Emma,
Lizzie, Milton, Katie, Grover and Ira. Politically,
Mr. Beeman is a member of the
Democratic party, and socially of the Farmers'
S[M. FARGASON, a prominent citizen
of Dallas county, was born'in Henry
county, Georgia, in 1827, the eldest
of seven children born to John and Elizabeth
(Mason) Fargason, natives of South Carolina
and Georgia respectively. The father moved
to Georgia at an early date, where he was
married, and in 1852 emigrated to Tallapoosa,
Alabama, where his death occurred in
1866; the mother survived him until 1878,
dying at the age of eighty-two years.
L. M. Fargason, our subject, was reared in
Henry county, Georgia, where he was engaged
as a clerk in a store four years. He
was then in the ambrotype business at West
Point until 1861, when he came to Texas,
and was associated with Dr. Bradfield in the
drug business at Dangerfield one year. In 1862
he raised Company G, Nineteenth Texas Infantry,
was elected its Captain, and served in
Arkansas and Louisiana. He was held in reserve
at Little Rock, Arkansas, to reinforce
General Hindman or the Arkansas Post, and
during the winter of 1862-'63 was at Pine
Bluff. He remained there until May, 1863,
when he went to Louisiana, and was in
Texas at the close of the war. He afterward
returned home and engaged in the general
mercantile business until 1881, when he was
burnt out, losing $3,000 or $4,000. Coming
to Dallas in 1882, he embarked in the
grain and cotton trade one year, but since
that time he has never engaged in active
business. Mr. Fargason is identified with
the Democratic party, was collector of water
rents in 1887, for the city, and is now serving
his second year as Deputy County Assessor
of Dallas county. Socially, he is a
member of Oasis Lodge, No. 79, A. F. Willie L., clerk in the Pacific
Express Company; David B., bill and rate
clerk for the same company; Sarah E., wife
of James T. Childress; Mary E., wife of J.
M. McReynolds, of Texas; Georgie, widow
of M. T. Mitchell, of Greenville, Texas;
Mattie Lee, wife of Howell Bailey, collector
of the Dallas ice factory. Mrs. Fargason is
a member of the First Baptist Church at
R. KELLEY H. EMBREE, a practicing
physician and prominent citizen of Garland,
Texas, dates his birth in Monroe
county, Kentucky, February 9, 1848.
The Doctor landed in Texas in February
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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/m1/364/: accessed May 30, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.