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: 360
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insurance was on it. In the early part of
1893 they replaced the old gin with one at a
cost of $6,000, this being one of the most
complete gins in the county, having all the
Mr. Norman was married in Williamson
county, September 12, 1882, to Nettie, daughter
of Samuel Mayhall, formerly of Illinois.
The have three children, Annie, Lady and
Politically, Mr. Norman affiliates with the
Democratic party. He and his family are
Methodists, of which Church he is a Steward.
JACKSON McLERRAN, a farmer residing
on Jones Prairie, Milamn county,
is a native of what was then Jackson,
now Clay, county, Tennesse. where he was
born January 9, 1837. He is a son of John
H. McLerran, whlo was born in the same
State, in the year 1805, the latter being a son
of one of the first settlers of Tennessee. About
1827 John McLerran married Dorcas Jarvis.
a daughter of Bennett and Sarah (Cochran)
Jarvis, who were Virginians by birth. Bennett
Jarvis served in the war of the Revolution.
The children of John H. and Dorcas
McLerran were: Bennett, who died in the
Confederate army; Po!ly H., who was married
to William Matthews and died during
the Civil war, in Hopkins county, Texas;
Beersheba, who died unmarried, in 1851, at
t.ie age of eighteen; Argyle, who died in
1889, in Louisiana; Washington, who died in
1870, in Hill county, Texas; Micam, who
was killed by the guerrillas in Clay county,
Tennessee, during the late war; Jackson, the
subject of this notice; Sarah, who was married
to Whit. Denton and died in A880, in
Burleron county, Texas; Benajab, who died
in Clay county, Tennessee; William H., who
died in infancy; and Elizabeth, who died at
the age of seventeen. In 1849 Mrs. McLerran
died, and M5r. John H. McLerran took
for his second companion Miss Nancy Maines,
a daughter of Thomas Maines, and by this
union had three children: John and James,
who reside in Monroe county, Kentucky; and
Ilettie, now Mrs. Price of Fannin county,
Texas. The father died in Monroe county,
Kentucky, in 1866.
The subject of this notice was reared in
Clay county, Tennessee. In 1855 he married
Miss Martha J. Richards of that county and
shortly afterward moved to Pike county,
Illinois, and settled on a farm. Here in 1863
he lost his wife. In 1865 Mr. McLerran entered
the Federal army, enlisting in Company
F, Forty-seventh Illinois Infantry, and served
with this command during the remainder of
the war and until December, 1865. In 1868
le came to Texas and settled in Milam county,
and here the following year married Miss
Nancy Jane Bounds, a daughter of Henry
Bounds. This lady died December 25, 1873,
and a year later Mr. McLerran married her
sister, Miss E!nnma. By his first marriage
Mr. McLerran had three children: John M.,
who now resides in Park City, Montana;
William H. and Alva, who are now deceased.
By his second marriage Mr. McLerran had
two children: Marietta and Hettie, both of
whom are deceased. By his last marriage he
has two children: Roxie and Casca, who remain
still with their parents.
Mr. McLerran's father, Henry Bounds, was
a native of North Carolina; and her mother,
whose maiden name was Asenath Smith, was
a native of Georgia. Mrs. McLerran ip one
of twelve children, as follows: Mary, who was
married to Jordan Hinson; James, who died
in Texas, January 21, 1891; William, who
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