Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 427 of 1,110
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HISTORY OF DAL-LAS COUNTY. 413
Margaret (Lanharm). Elam-,-
were natives of
Virginia and Kentucky respectively, the
father born in 1803, and her mother in 1811.
The names of the twelve children in the Elain
family are as follows: Parallee, wife of B. F.
Bethurum; Emily, wife of H. Cox; Narcissa,
wife of Joseph Cox; B. F. Elam; William C.;
Jane, wife of Money Weatherford; Drusilla,
wife of Christopher Cox; Mary F., wife of A.
P. Summers; Adaline, wife of J. J. Pratt;
Thomas B.; Livonia, who died young; and
Matilda, who has been blind since she was
three months old. Of these, six are nWow
In 1870 Mr. Summers bought 172 acres
of land. He now has it all fenced and sixtyfive
acres under cultivation. Beginning life
a poor boy, he has made fair progress and is
now the owner of a nice little farm and comfortable
home. He and his wife have had
six children: Charles E., who died November
29, 1890, at the age of twenty-one years;
Alva W.; Mattie and Maggie, twins; and
Frank D. Mr. Summers belongs to the 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/m1/427/: accessed July 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.