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hISTORY OF TEXAS. 31
resides in Grimes county, this State; Willis,
wlho died in youth; Martha, who was married
to B. T. Pool, and died in Milam county,
August 12, 1889; Fannie, who was married
to Argyle McLerran and lives in Milam
county; 1saac, who died in the Confederate
army, June 7, 1863; John, who died during
the late war; Nancy Jane, now deceased,
formerly the wife of Jackson McLerran;
Emma, the present Mrs. McLerran; Ellen,
who was married to Joseph Kemp and resides
in Falls county, Texas; and Susan, who was
married to Dixon Hinson and resides in
The bulk of what Mr. McLerran owns has
been made since he came to Milam county,
He has been engaged all his life in farming
and stock-raising, and now owns a farm of
613 acres lying in the north part of the
county, ninety acres of which is in cultivation
and which is well improved. He has never
held any public positions; is a Republican in
politics, and he with all his family are members
of the Baptist Church.
TAMES B. MULDROW, of Baileyville,
Milam county, Texas, is really an interesting
character. He came to Texas
about 1848, at this time being young, ambitious
and adventurous. The war between
the United States and Mexico was just closing,
and General Scott was on his way from Vera
Cruz to the capital city, storming everything
in his path. Our young subject thought
that he would like to become a hero also and
thus share in the triumph of the Federal
arms, and accordingly enlisted and was
mustered in at Mobile, Alabama. Here he
was kept waiting orders to join the army in
tlhe field, but tlhe orders never came, as no
more troops were dispatched to that country,
and hence no military glory from that war
belonged to our subject.
Mr. Muldrow came to Texas by water. Ile
boarded a vessel named the Yacht at New
Orleans bound for Galveston, but at tlle
mouth of tile Mississippi river the boat collided
with a small vessel and was disabled.
After a delay of fifty hours the Palmetto
came along and carried the passengers of the
wrecked schooner to their destination, putting
our subject on land in time for agood Christmas
dinner at the old Tremont house in Galveston,
in 1847. The father of Mr. Muldrow
had preceded him to Texas by three year,,
and was located in Grimes county, whither
he also went and engaged in overseeing. In
1851 he found himself in Washington county,
similarly occupied, and here he remained one
year, and in 1852 returned to Grimes county,
and in 1856 he brought a lot of cattle to
Milam county and placed them on a range,
returning to Grimes county. Soon he again
became an overseer, discontinuing this busiIess
only when he took up his residence in
Milanl county in 1858. lie continued in the
stock business, barring the war period, until
1872, when lie closed out to Travis Pool and
removed to IHamilton county, Texas, and began
the improvement of a farm on the Cow
House. The country was wild and sparsely
settled, and the Indians were dangerously
near and on the war path, and hence Mr.
Muldrow returned with his family to Milami
county in the fall of the santme year, and since
then lie has not moved. He is the owner of
705 acres of land, 190 acres of it being in
cultivation, and cotton being his favorite crop.
In 1891 he produced thirty-four bales, and
the same the following year.
In 1863 our subject volunteered for service
under the flag of the Confederacy, in Captain
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