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HISTORY OF TEXAS.
a Mrs. Mayberry, widow of Jacob Mayberry,
of Bibb county. By the former marriage he
had nine children, and by the latter, two.
The children of the first marriage were:
Green, who now resides in Choctaw county,
Mississippi; John, who resides in Blount
county, Alabama; Chester, who lives in
Tuscaloosa county, Alabama; Robert, who
died in Milam county, this State, in January,
1885; James K., of this sketch; Sarah, the
deceased wife of Thomas Moss; Mary, the
wife of Benjamrin Moseley, of Alabama;
Duff, of Milarm county; and Jefferson D., of
Choctaw county, Mississippi. Ida and Ada,
the children of the second marriage, are now
married and live in Ellis county, this State.
James K. Quinn, of this article, was born
in Bibb county, Alabama, on August 11,
1844. He grew up on his father's farm.,
and until the opening of the late war worked
on the farm and attended the local schools.
At the age of eighteen, in August, 1862, he
entered the Confederate army, enlisting in
Captain Tarrant's battalion, from which
at a later date he was transferred to
Clanton's cavalry, with which he served
during the greater part of the war. He
saw active service through Mississippi, Alabama,
Tennessee and Georgia, being on
the skirmish line a large portion of the time
during the operations in these States. He
was never wounded, but was once captured at
Cave Springs, Georgia, and placed in prison
at Rome, that State, from which he escaped
by cutting a hole in the wall of the building
in which he was confined and letting himself
down from the upper story by means of a
rope made from strips of his blanket. After
the surrender he returned home, went thence
to Mississippi, where some of his relatives
resided, and remained for a year. le then
married and settled in Tuscaloosa County,
Alabama, where he engaged in farming. In
1870 he came to Texas and made his first
stop in Washington county, whence after a
year's residence he moved to Bell county,
and thence to Burnetr, the county seat of
Burnet county, and in 1874 to Milam county,
Since residing ii this State he has been variously
engaged,-principally in farming, stockraising
and merchandising, at which he has
met with very good success, owning now
about 1,500 acres of black land in Milam
county, well stocked with high-grade horses
and cattle, and he has a mercantile establishment
in Thorndale that does an annual business
of $25,000 to $30,000. In recent years
he has given particular attention to the breeding
and raising of thoroughbred and highgrade
horses, and has now on his place some
animals that have become noted throughout
the country, having taken prizes at many of
the principal horse shows in Texas and some
also in other States. He exhibits great zeal
in the matter of stock-raising, and pursues it
intelligently and successfully.
In 1866 Mr. Quinn married Miss Hattie
V. Hart, a native of Tuscaloosa county, Alabama,
and a daughter of Velimnus and Elizabeth
Hart, the former of whom was a native
of Connecticut and the latter a native of
South Carolina. Mrs. Quinn died in 1879,
the mother of seven children, but two of
whoin are now living, most of them dying in
infancy. The older of the two is Mrs. Minnie
Flint, wife of James Flint of Austin; and the
younger, Lee, who remains at home with his
father. Mr. Quinn married a second time,
in 1882, his wife being Mrs. Alice Daugherty,
the widow of Thomas Daugherty, and daughter
of William Phillips. To this union three
children have been born: Two sons, Gleaves
and Homer (twins), and a daughter, Jennie
V. Mrs. Quinn was born in Fayette county,
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