Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 456 of 1,110
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for eight years; attended school two years of
the time; returned to Missouri, and in 1869
came to Texas, locating in Lisbon, Dallas
county, where he engaged in farming. He
was married July 9, 1874, to Miss Sally Pallord,
a native of Virginia and a daughter of
T. J. and Elizabeth Pallord, early settlers of
Dallas county. After his marriage he lived
near Lisbon for one year, then moved to
Cedar Creek, near Oak Cliff, where he lived
fourteen years, and in 1888 sold out and purchased
his present farm. Here he owns 314
acres of improved land, 200 acres of which
are under cultivation.
Mr. and Mrs. Garison are the parents of
three children: Nellie, Ida and Clyde. Mr.
Garison is associated with the Masonic fraternity,
being a member of the Tannehill
Lodge. Mrs. Garison is a member of the
Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
? W. EDMONDSON, a prominent farmer
and stock-raiser, has been identified
with the interests of Dallas county
since 1850. He is a native of Tennessee,
born in Shelbyville, November 17, 1839, the
oldest son of W. T. and Sarah A. (Davis)
Edmondson. When he was eleven years
old he with his father's family started
for Texas and after spending one season in
Louisiana arrived in Dallas. Here he was
reared and received his early education, completing
his studies at Baylor University, Independence,
Texas. In 1860 he went to
Tennessee to attend school, but the war came
on and he returned to Texas, and in 1861
enlisted in Company C, Colonel Dannell's
Regiment. He served in the Indian Nation,
in Arkansas and Louisiana, and at the close
of the war camehore with the rank of Captain.
December 23, 1865, Mr. Edmondson married
Miss Bettie H. Miller, a daughter of
William B. Miller, prominent mention of
whom is made on another page of this voluine.
After his marriage Mr. Edmondson
settled at Cedar Springs and remained there
one year. Then he located on the old place
where Mrs. Edmondson departed this life
September 5, 1872, leaving one child, John
Franklin, born September 24. 1867, who now
holds a position in the Ninth National Bank
of Dallas. After the death of his wife Mr.
Ednondson moved to his present farm and
built the home he now occupies. Here he
acres of land, which is devoted
to general farming.
Politically he is a Democrat.
ENJAMIN L. BRANSON, a member
of one of the pioneer families of Dallas
county, is a farmer and stock-raiser and
lives in Precinct No. 5, his postoffice being
Mr. Branson was born in Sangamon county,
Illinois, October 7, 1850, son of Thomas and
Louisa (Cole) Branson, of whom mention is
made elsewhere in this volume. When he
was three years old he was brought by his
parents to Texas, and was reared on a farm
in Dallas county. His education was obtained
in the common schools and completed
at Mansfield, Tarrant county, this State. His
father died in 1864 and the following year
his mother passed away. He, however, continued
to reside on the old homestead until
1875, at which time he engaged in farming
for himself on a part of the land his father
had owned. He now has a farm of 280 acres
of well improved and highly cultivated land,
on which he is engaged in general farming.
He also owns twenty-five acres of timber land.
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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/m1/456/: accessed July 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.