Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 399 of 1,110
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HISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY.
.died in 1849. He was a self-made man, having
begin life for himself when quite young
without any capital save his own persevering
energy. He prepared himself in early life
for the practice of medicine, which he began
in 1838 and continued till the time of his
death. In his profession he met with eminent
success, traveling over a territory having
a radius of sixty miles. In 1845 he allowed
himself to be elected Scheriff of Cherokee
county, thinking by that means he would be
able to quit the practice of medicine. However,
finding his professional duties did not diIninish,
he resigned the position of Sheriff
after eight months, thereafter devoting his
entire attention to his practice. For some
time he was Indian agent for Cherokee Nation.
In politics he was a Whig. He was an
active member of the Methodist Episcopal
Church for many years.
Mr. Vining's mother was Martha (Hudson)
Vining. She was born in Georgia in 1811
and died in Texas in 1858. She was a zealous,
consistent Christian woman and for years
a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Her marriage with Mr. Vining occurred in
1832, and they had a family of seven children,
viz.: Joseph W., who is engaged in
the undertaking business at Rusk, Cherokee
county, Texas; George M., deceased; Albert
C., the subject of this sketch; Terena E., wife
of W. N. Sloan, of Cherokee, Texas; James
Monroe, who was killed in battle; Rosa A.,
wife of Elijah Mosley, Cherokee county,
Texas; and Sallie, wife of Dr. W. H. Pierson,
a practicing physician of Cherokee
Albert C. Vining was born in Georgia in
1837. He went with his parents to Alabama
and in 1839 came with them to Texas, remaining
under the parental roof as long as
theylived. He continued to live on the old
homestead until 1860. He then went to
Mexico and from there to Arizona, where lie
secured a position on the overland mail route,
stationed at Leon Hole, remaining there
nine months. At the end of that time he
was transferred to the San Antonio
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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/m1/399/: accessed July 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.