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HISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY. 371
Mr. Poynor is a member of the American
Society of Civil Engineers, a Knight of
Pythias and a Knight Templar.
The mother of our subject, Mrs. Charlotte
T. (Stephens) Poynor, has been a resident of
Dallas since 1874, coming here from Williamson
county, Tennessee. She is now in her
eighty-second year, and has powers both of
body and mind quite well preserved for that
advanced age. Her children are: J. W., residing
in the Pan Handle of this State; Dr.
J. S., of Williamson county, Texas; A. M.,
residing near Lancaster, Dallas county, Texas;
and D. A., whose name heads this brief
sketch. The entire family are members of
the Christian Church.
AMES M. BRITAIN, a farmer and stodkraiser
of Dallas county, Texas, date s his
birth in Henry county, Missouri, November
21, 1841. He is the second son and
third child of Joseph and Sena (White)
Britain, and when seven years of age came
with them to Dallas county, Texas, where he
was reared on a farm and educated in the
subscription schools of that day. At the age
of fourteen he engaged in freighting with ox
teams, hauling from ports on the river and
lumber from the pine woods. This occupation
he followed till the breaking out of the late
war, when he enlisted, January 1, 1862, in
Company C, Sixth Texas Cavalry, and was in
active duty in Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama,'
Arkansas, Tennessee and Missouri,
participating in all the battles with his
regiment and suffering the many hardships
incident to a soldier's life. While they were
on the retreat from Corinth he was taken
prisoner and cnpfined ten days. He served
till the close of the war, after which he returned
to Dallas county and again engaged
in freighting, driving horses and continuing
the business successfully for five years.
Mr. Britain was married February 9, 1870,
to Miss E. H. Gray, a native of Virginia and
daughter of William and Betsey (Alderson)
Gray. Her family came to Texas in 1860;
her father was killed during the war and her
mother resides with her children. Soon after
his marriage Mr. Britain bought 160 acres
of land and engaged in farming, which, with
stock-raising, has since claimed his attention.
He now has 227 acres of fine land, under a
high state of cultivation, and is raising corn,
cotton and oats.
Mr. and Mrs. Britain are the parents of
nine children: Otis D. E. married Kate T.
Wright, of this county; Freddie J., Eldon
W., Oscar R., Claud, Elizabeth, Morris A. Addie
and Blake B. Politically, Mr. Britain is a
Democrat. He and his wife are members
of the Baptist Church. They have been
particularly fortunate in the enjoyment of
good health. Only on two occasions have
they required the services of a physician in
their family on account of sickness.
H ENRY MOULARD, a carpenter and
builder of Dallas, was born in the Department
of Loier et Cher, France, in
1862, the sixth of the seven children of August
and Ann (David) Moulard, natives also
of France. The father, a carpenter by trade,
died in France, in 1882, aged sixty-three
years; and the mother died in Dallas, October
11, 1891, aged sixty-nine years, a believer
in the Catholic faith, as are also the
family still. Their children are: Eugene,
who resides in Orleans, France, married to
Josephine Forgeat; Camile, who died in OrI
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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/m1/381/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.