Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 386 of 1,110
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HISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY.
his experience on the battle-fields fitted him
to fill with much more than ordinary ability.
The Doctor was united in marriage to Sarah
Weir, also a native of Glasgow, whose
parents were natives of Scotland; she was
their only child. She died in New Orleans,
of yellow fever, in 1867, while the Doctor
was Surgeon in charge of the Marine hospital
there. He was married a second time,
in 1870, to Maggie McDonald, of New Or
leans, Louisiana, also of Scotch birth and parentage,
of Dundee. She has always been an
active member in high standing of the
Women's Relief Corps, G. A. R., Department
of Texas. The Doctor and his wife have had
two sons: David, who was born December
14, 1871 and Alexander, July 22, 1875, both
in Dallas, Texas.
Politically the Doctor is a pronounced Republican,
but a free-trader. He is an enthusiastic
member of the Grand Army of the Republic,
and has occupied high official positions
in that body. He is a decided vegetarian, a
system of dietetics he has practiced since boyhood.
W. HUNT. -Among the brightest
young business men of Dallas, Texas, is
X J. W. Hunt, who was born in the city
of Salina, Alabama, November 13, 1863. He
was the younger in the family of two children
born to William J. and Mary J. (Smith)
Hunt, both natives of Alabama. The father
was a blacksmith by trade and was well and
favorably known in the city where he lived.
His death occurred in 1865 and soon afterward
the mother and family moved to Monroe
county, Mississippi, where the former
now resides. She is the wife of William T.
Isbell, a native of Mississippi, and the fruits
of the second union were four children:
Priestley, Charlie, Nettie and Emma. J.
W. Hunt was reared on a plantation in
Mississippi, received his education in the
common schools, was united in marriage to
Quilla Judon, the only child born to Newton
and Amarilla (Miles) Judon, the father a
native of North Carolina. Mr. Judon died
in the army and his widow afterward married
C. M. Jones, a native of South Carolina and
a prominent citizen of his county.
In 1883 Mr. Hunt and family moved to
Texas and located in Dallas November 20,
of that year. He rented a farm near the city
and tilled the soil for two years, after which
he accepted a position with the Spillman
Bros. on their dairy farm, and continued with
them three years. After this he embarked
in business for himself, starting a dairy of
his own, and keeping two milk wagons on
the road. He continued business alone for
a year and then took a partner to whom he
sold his interest some time afterward. He
then engaged in his present business and is
very popular in trade circles for his integrity,
justly meriting the large measure of success
achieved by industry and uprightness.
To his marriage has been born two children:
Amanda Lou, whose birth occurred
August 10, 1889, and Minnie Lee, who was
born December 11, 1891. Mr. Hnnt is a
member of the Knights of Pythias, Dallas
Lodge No. 70, and in politics he is Democrat.
IHILIP LINDSLEY comes of distinguished
lineage, both social and literary.
His descent is directly traceable, through
nine generations, to Colonel Francis Lindsley,
who left England in 1680, on account of
religious persecution, emigrating to America
and settling in New Jersey. His grandfather,
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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/m1/386/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.