Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 423 of 1,110
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HISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY.
eight children, viz.: E.-E., a clerk in the
general freight office of the Texas Kate, a music teacher in Indian
Territory; Ida, wife of John T. Alexander,
Ardmore, Indian Territory; James, a clerk in
the office with his brother, E. E.; Helen;
Clarence, and two that died in early childhood.
Mrs. Elmore died in December, 1884.
She was a devoted Christian woman and a
member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
February 14, 1886, the Doctor married Mrs.
Mattie Clouse, widow of Henry Clouse, of
Pilot Point. She is a daughter of Alphonso
Wilson, of Shawneetown, Missouri, and she
and her first husband were natives of Missouri.
She has four children, viz.: Effie, wife of W.
H. Vaughn, of St. Louis, Missouri, and
Emma, Grace and Alphonso. Her father
died in January, 1891, aged seventy-two
years, and her mother in May, 1891, at about
the same age.
Dr. Elmore is a physician of ability and a
man of integrity, and for his many estimable
qualities he is held in high esteem by all who
know him. He is a Mason of high degree
a member of the Knights of Honor and
Knights and Ladies of Honor, and is identified
with the Methodist Episcopal Church.
He is a Democrat and takes an interest in
political matters; has served as a member of
the central committee, and as chairman of
the county committee in Denton county,
OLONEL D. A. WILLIAMS, attorney
of Dallas county, Texas, was born in
Prince Edward county, Virginia, October
His parents were Royal and Delilah (Gaulden)
Williams, both natives of Virginia, the
'ather being a planter, raising tobacco. He
moved to Livingston county, Missouri, and
later two Mercer county, where he followed
farming and was also engaged in merchandising.
He was one of the prominent men of Missouri
of his day. He was held in high esteem
for his strict integrity and sterling qualities of
head and heart. With the Masonic fraternity
he was prominently identified. lHe
served as Worshipful Master of his lodge.
He owned many slaves, and it is a fact
worthy of note that while he lived on the
border of a free State and often took his
slaves with him into Iowa, to assist in driving
stock, etc., mine of them ever showed the
least disposition to leave their master, but
always seemed happy and contented. He
died in 1865, at about the age of seventy.
His wife died in December, 1889, at the
home of one of her married daughters in
California, she also being seventy at the time
of her death. There were seven in her family,
the subject of our sketch being the fifth
born, and six are still living, the sisters all
In 1861, D. A. Williams enlisted with his
brother, William Monroe, in Company G,
Gates' regiment-a company he had raised
himself-of which he was First Lieutenant.
He and his brother remained together till
1863, when the latter was killed while on a
raid through Missouri, aged nineteen years.
After they had served nine months D. A.
was made Captain and William M., First
Lieutenant. Later, our subject raised a regiment,
organized the companies, and was
elected Colonel, which position he held during
the remainder of the war. For some time
previous to the organization of this regiment
he commanded the advance guard of the
Missouri Cavalry, under J. 0. Shelby. He
was in --all the principal engagements west
of the Mississippi river: Lexington, Elk
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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/m1/423/: accessed June 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.