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following twelve years, in connection with
his Arming, ran a milk wagon to Austin.
He now owns 157j acres of land, 100 acres
of which is under a fine state of cultivation,
In 1841 Mr. Jackson was united in marriage
with Emeline Cavendar, a native 'of
Fayette county, Georgia, and a daughter of
Joseph and Myram (Henry) Cavendar, natives
also of that State. Our subject and
wife have three children: Rachel A., who
first married R. A. Meachum, and after his
death she became the wife of Richard Dice,
of Travis county; Donha Isabel, wife of J.
W. Duke, also of Travis county; and James
B., of Brazoria county, Texas. They have
also raised a child by the name of Owens, who
now bears the name of Jackson. In his political
relations, Mr. Jackson affiliates with
the Democratic party, and, religiously, the
family are members of the Baptist Church.
CAPT. LOVARD L. LEE, a farmer of
Milarm county, is a native of Barbour
county, Alabama, where he was born
July 13, 1842. His parents were Needham
Lee, born in Jefferson county, Georgia, in
1815, and Emaline, nee Lewis, born in North
Carolina in 1819. His people on both sides
were among the early settlers of Alabama,
moving there in early Indian times and settling
on what was then the frontier. His
paternal grandfather, Needham Lee, was a
Virginia planter connected with the great
Lee family of that State. He served in the
war of 1812, and about the same date took
up his residence in Alabama, where he lived
until his death,. about 1850, a prosperous
planter and slave owner. Needham Lf, the
father of the subject of this notice, married
about the age of twenty, in 1835, and settled
on a farm in Barbour county, where he lived
until his death, which occurred in February,
1887. While he was always interested in
farming, he was also at different times in
life interested in mercantile pursuits and was
quite successful. He lost heavily by the war,
but his energy and good management enabled
him to repair his wasted fortunes in a
considerable measure and his declining years
were free from care. Although a slave-owner
he opposed secession, believing that a more
rational solution of the problem could be
found than an appeal to arms. In this belief
he was probably influenced somewhat by
his previous political training and association.
He was a great admirer of Henry
Clay and a stanch supporter of Whig measures
and principles. For nearly fifty years
lie was a Steward and Class-leader in the
Methodist Church, always taking great interest
in all kinds of religious work and particularly
that of his own church. He was
also a Mason and was buried with Masonic
The mother of the subject of this article,
Emaline Lewis, was daughter of Elvey and
Nancy Lewis, who moved to what in now
Barbour county, Alabama, early in this century,
being North Carolinians by birth and of
English origin. They were also large planters
and people of some means and good standing
where they lived. Mrs. Lee died in 1871.
Their thirteen children were: Mary, the deceased
wife Ben F. Petty; Jefferson. L.;
Nancy, unmarried; Lovard L.; Sarah E., the
deceased wife of Carey Lilly; Robert E.;
George W.; Virginia, the wife of William 0.
Drewrey; Needham; Martin Luther, who
died young; Joseph G., who died at the age
of fifteen; Benjamin F., and Alpheus J. Of
those that are living all except three live at
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