History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families Page: 296
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HB2HITORY OF TEXAS.
and Mrs. William Dillingham were the par,elts
of eleven children, viz.: Brice, who died
in Tenuiiessee, although he was a resident of
Travis county, Texas, and now lies buried in
this county; John, the subject of this sketclh;
Margarette, a resident of Tennessee; Rebecca,
wife of Jamies Irwin, also of that State; Samuel,
of Tennessee; William P., who was
killed in theo battle of Petersburg; Hiram B.,
of Tennessee; I.aac N., also of that State;
Hannall, deceased when small; Diana, wife
of Alexander Freeman, of Coryell county,
Texas; and tile youngest child died in infancy.
John Dillingllalm was born in Bedford
county. Tennesz-ee, May 22, 1832. At the
age of eighteen years lie moved with his parents
to Lincoln county, that State, and in 1855
c mne to Texas, coming by steamboat to New
Orleans, and then by ox teams to Bluff
Springs, on Onion creek. He was accompanied
by L. S. Woodward, Brice Dillinghaml,J.
B. Kemnpauid William Brown, and our
subject and 1Mr. Brown are the only surviving
members of the party. Mr. Dillinghamn
lauded at Bluff Springs with only $40 in
money, remained there two years, spent the
following two years on Parson Zivley's place,
rented land two years at Merrilltown, and for
the following five years rented land at Walnut
creek. Mr. Dillingham then moved to
his present location, where, after renting the
first year, he purchased 640 acres of land,
sixty-five acres of which was cultivated. Ile
paid $3,000 down, and the remainder in two
years. Mr. Dillinghalm was thrown on his
own resources at the age of twenty-one years,
with comparatively nothing, and he now has
3,000 acres of good land in the counties of
Travis, Buruet and Coryell. About 250
acres of the land is under a fine state of cultivation.
Ile has about 1,000 acr~ of land
in Travis county, where he keeps 150 head
of cattle, from fifty to seventy-five mules,
250 head of sheep, and from twenty-five to
Mr. Dillinghamn was married in 1854, to
Lucy E. Woodward, a native of Tennessee,
and a daughter of L. S. and Jane (Wagoner)
Woodward, natives also of that State. They
have had eleven children, namely: Clemnentine,
wife of A. F. Tombaugh, a farmer of
Coryell county, Texas; William S., a stockman
of Burnet county; Annette, wife of C.
D. Morris, of Merrilltown, Travis county;
Sarah Margarette, wife of J. M. Wells, also
of this county; John Logan, a farmer of this
county; Josiah P., at home; James S., a
farmer of Coryell county, Texas; Lucy Lee,
wife of G. M. Saunders, a farmer of Travis
county; Hiram N., a student at Gin Springs;
George Washington and Sudie May, at home.
In his political relations, Mr. Diilingham affiliates
with the Democratic party, and socially,
has been a member of the I. 0. 0. F.
since twenty-two years of age. Both lie and
his wife are members of the Christian Church
of Gilliland creek.
E W. HOLLER, of Fiskville, Travis
county, is well known as being the
-IJ most extensive peach-grower in Central
Texas; having an orchard of 6,500 bearing
Mr. Holler was born in Franklin county,
Pennsylvania, April 2, 1828, son of Peter
and Agnes (Wagner) Holler, who were born,
reared and died in that State. Mr. Holler's
grandfather, Peter Holler, Sr., also a native
of Pennsylvania, was twelve or fifteenT years
old at the time of the Revolutionary war, and
took an active part in that struggle. The
parents of our subject reared a family of
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Lewis Publishing Company, publisher. History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families, book, 1893; Chicago. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29785/m1/311/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .