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HISTORY OF TEXAS.
McNalley's scouts, in Green's brigade, and
Louisana and Arkansas were the States in
which the command operated for the most
part. When General Taylor was ordered to
Mobile our subject was selected with seventeen
others to go as an escort. They were
forced to attempt swimming the stock across
the Mississippi, and in the attempt our subject
lost his horse and baggage. In 1864
Captain McNalley's scouts with those of Captain
Terry were on the Little Missouri river,
and from there they were ordered to Nacogdoches,
Texas, and a short time later were
disbanded at Brenham.
Mr. Muldrow was born in Wilcox county,
Alabama, April 30,1824. His father, William
Muldrow, was a South Cdarolinian by
birth, from Darlington district. He was a
farmer and died in 1854, at the age of sixtysix.
His first wife was a Miss Thompson,
by whom he had two children: Sarah, who
became the wife of J. M. Burgess; and Rebecca,
who married first Robert McCanse, and
the second time Jesse Odom. For his second
wife Mr. Mlidrow married Martha Stanley,
and by his second marriage Mr. Muldrow
had the following children: Elizabeth, deceased,
married James C. Slead; James B.,
subject; Martha, deceased, married Samuel
Windom; William, deceased; and Mary, deceased.
Mrs. Muldrow died in 1844.
Tlhe grandfather of our subject was named
Jamies Muldrow, a native of South Carolina,
and lie was about sixteen years of age when
the war of the Revolution closed, and remembered
well those trying times, and delighted
to relate tales of those days. Six of
his brothers were of the patriot band. James
Muldrow married Miss Hines and had eight
children, six girls and two boys. The subject
of this sketch married, December 5, 1849,
Henrietta D., the daughter of William F.
Zim merman of Washington county, formerly
from Darlington district, South Carolina:
one child was born to this union, Joseph B.,
who is now a resident of Milarn county. The
mother died May 15, 1854; and his second
marriage occurred December 19, 1860, to
Miss Louisiana, a daughter of J. S. Holloway
of Louisiana, who married Mary Martin
and had seven children. By this second marriage
Mr. Muldrow became the father of
James Robert, William E. and Samuel T.
The family belongs to the Baptist Church, in
which Mr. Muldrow has been Clerk.
CD R. ED A. MARTIN, for more than
thirty years a practicing physician of
Milani county, is a native of Kentucky,
born in Franklin, Simpson county, September
28, 1824. His parents, Edward B. Martin
and Mary D. Bigger, were Virginians by
birth but were reared in Kentucky. The
father was a physician and devoted his life
to the practice of his profession. He died
before reaching middle age, near Bowling
Green, Warren county Kentucky, in 1835.
The mother survived till 1866, dying at Paducah,
the same State. The subject of this
notice is the second of four children born to
Edward B. and Mary D. Martin, and the
only one now living. An elder and a younger
brother, Joseph B. and William B., died in
Bowling Green, Kentucky, where they had
lived many years and where the latter was
the Clerk of the Circuit Court for several
terms. The only sister, Fannie R., died at
Paducah, the wife of William A. Bell.
Ed A. Martin was reared in Warren county,
Kentucky, and educated in the public and
select schools of that county. He attended
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