Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 388 of 1,110
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HISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY.
in their Texas business. He found time, in
the midst of these multifarious duties, to write
some able legal papers, the publication of
which attracted much attention and commendation
from the bar of Texas. Some
years ago, he retired fromn the active practice
of the law, since which he has established a
lucrative business, as an investment banker,
with which is connected an admirably conducted
real-estate department, the latter of
which is under the charge of his son and
By impartial critics, Mr. Lindsley is pronounced
a writer of rare wit, and of the
choicest diction. Some of his writings, published
in the Round Table and Dallas News,
have been widely copied by the press of the
country. iHe has also written some little
poems, which editors of noted journals have
commended as gems of beauty. He has
found recognition in leading periodicals of
the East, where his productions appear by the
side of those of the world's greatest writers.
Successful and conservative in business, both
in his own matters, and in those entrusted to
him, possessed of a beautiful home and a
happy family, Mr. Lindsley enjoys life, and
the fruits of his earlier labors.
APTAIN THOMAS FLYNN, a farmer
and stock-raiser of Precinct No. 1,
Dallas county, was born in Ireland in
1833, a son of Patrick and Margaret (Flynn)
Flynn, also natives of Ireland. The father
caine to America in 1837, but was never
heard from after reaching New York; the
mother died about 1881. Thomas was reared
to farm life, and at the age of eighteen he
joined the British army, serving five years.
He was at the siege of Sebastopol, and served
in all the attacks before that city. At the
close of the Crimean war, in 1856, Mr. Flynn
left England and came direct to New Yorkcity,
and thence to Loudoun county, Virginia,
where he remained two years. In 1858 he
came by water to Jefferson county, Texas,
thence by ox teams to Hopkins county, where
he engaged in brick making. In 1860 he
sold out and came to Dallas city, where he
engaged in the manufacture of brick. At the
breaking out of the war in 1861, Mr. Flynn
helped to raise Company A, Thirty-first Texas
Cavalry, known as T. C. Hawpe's Regiment,
of which he was elected First Lieutenant, and
later Captain. He was in the battle of SpringCreek,
Missouri, was taken prisoner at'
Neosho, Missouri, was confined at Springfield,
same State, then at McDowell's College, next
at Alton, Illinois, thence to Camp Chase,
Ohio; was exchanged to City Point, Virginia,
and later engaged with the same companand
regiment. He was in the Red River expedition
against Banks. At the close of the
war he was at the mouth of Oyster creek,
After the war Mr. Flynn was engaged in
the manufacture of brick until 1875, when he
moved to his farm of 310 acres, about eight
miles from the city of Dallas, where has a
good brick residence and other buildings.
He also'bought 140 acres of the old Moneyham
homestead, owning in all about 500 acres.
Mr. Flynn held the office of City Marshal of
Dallas in 1872-'73, has taken an active interest
in the Democratic party, and socially is a
member of James G. Smith Lodge A., F.
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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/m1/388/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.