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HISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY. 379
Terry, a native of South Carolina. She was
the fourth in a family of nine children born
to Asbury and Winnie (Graydon) Terry,
natives of Greenville, Lawrencedistrict, South
Carolina. They were married in their native
State and in 1841 the father started for Texas
but did not arrive there. His death occurred
in Mississippi, in 1850. The mother came to
Dallas county in 1871, and her death occurred
in 1889 in West Dallas. Mr. and Mrs. Flynn
have one child, James T.
W. ABRIGHT, of the firm of Sonnefield.
Emmins and-since the partnership was
formed the firm has erected the Dallas county
jail, the Bowie county courthouse and jail at
Boston, Texas, and inside finish of Dallas
Mr. Abright was born in the city of New
Orleans in 1858, the only child of R. W. and
Elizabeth (Murphy) Abright, father a native
of Ohio and mother of Ogdensburg, New
York. His father went to New Orleans
when a young man, was a joiner and builder,
and died there, in 1858, of yellow fever. The
subject's moth dr came to Dallas in 1884 and
resides now on Pacific avenue, the wife of
D. F. Buckmaster. When grown up Mr.
Abright went to Slreveport to learn his trade.
His first contract was for the New York
Lumber Company at Alexandria, Louisiana,
putting up their mills, etc., which structures
cost about half a million dollars. After that
he came to Dallas, and has since taken an
active interest in the welfare of the city. On
State and national questions he votes witl the
He was married in Shreveport,in 1880, to
Anna Davies, a native of New Orleans, and
daughter of Reese and Mary (Williams)
Davies, natives of Wales, who elnigrated to
the Crescent City before the war. Mr. Davies
was foreman in a dry-goods store. I-le moved
to Shreveport in 1869. The mother died in
Shreveport in 1873 and the father in New
Orleans in 1879. After his marriage Mr.
Abright settled in Shreveport. He has had
five children: Mary E., Anna M., Isabelle,
Robert W. and Arthur Reese.
AM H. DIXON, Inspector of Texas
State Penitentiaries, was born in Hays
'' county, Texas, Ausust 4, 1860, son of
Dr. Shadrick and Judith (Covingcton) Dixon.
Dr. Shadrick Dixon was engaged in agricultural
pursuits in connection with his professional
work, and was a prominent llan in
his day. He was a member of the State
Legislature of Alabama, in 1840 and 1841,
and was a member of the Constitutional
Convention of that State, of 1841, he and
ex-Governor 0. M. Roberts serving in the
Legislature together, the latter in the Senate
and the former in the lower house. He was
an officer in the Indian wars, and was one of
the commissioners who removed the Indians
west of the Mississippi. He came to Texas
in 1853, spent the residue of his life here,
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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/m1/389/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.