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: 363
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lectures at the Louisville University in 1852;
in 1853 he went to Missouri, and practiced
there about a year, when he returned to Kentucky
and graduated in medicine at the
Louisville University in March, 1855. After
this he took up the practice in Clinton
county, Missouri, and followed it there until
1859, when he came to Texas and located in
the spring of 1860 in Milam county. He has
been a resident of this county since. For
more than a third of a century lie has practiced
his profession here, being now one of
its pioneer members. At an earlier day he
lived in Cameron, but since January, 1868,
he has resided in the northwest part of the
county near the village of Davilla. In addition
to the practice of medicine he has done
a large amount of church work, being a
licensed minister of the Methodist Episcopal
The Doctor has been twice married and is
the father of six children. His first marriage
occurred in Hart county, Kentucky, the lady
being Miss Sophronia W. Reynolds, a daughter
of David Reynolds and a native of Garrard
county. This lady died near Davilla,
Milam county, in May, 1879, leaving five
children: Belle Redford, now Mrs. White, of
Milam county; Fannie C., the wife of R. S.
Porter, of Cameron, this county; Sarah C.,
the wife of William Fowler, of Bell county,
this State; and Richard and John Alexander,
farmers of this county. The Doctor's second
marriage took place in Bell county, this
State, when he wedded Miss Mary E. Jones,
a native of Louisiana but for many years a
resident of this State. One son, Jones, has
been born to this union.
Dr. Martin is well known in Milam
county and greatly esteemed not only as a
physician but as a citizen. He is a type of
the old school of medical practitioners,-one
who sees in his profession only oportnrtities
to do good and who subordinates considerations
of self to his sense of duty as a memiber
of a learned body. An earnest ('Jhristiani
and devout member of the church he loses
no opportunity to help his fellow-man whereever
his services can be of aid. lie is a
Royal Arch Mason and an Odd Fellow.
(OSEPIH P. GREENLEES.-The subject
of this sketch is the son of John and
Isabella Greenlees, who were natives of
Ireland, born about the first year of this cei,tury.
His parents were inarried in their
native country and emigrated some time in
the '30s to the United States, settling first in
Greene county, Alabama, whence they moved
later to Sumter county, of that State, where
they spent the remainder of their lives. The
father was a planter, a man of some means, a
plain and unassuming citizen. He was a type
of his race, quick-witted, genial and fond of
sports, being a trained athlete and a boxer of
wide repute in early and middle life. In
later life he became an active and consistent
member of the Presbyterian Church, whose
ordinances and customs he observed rigidly
from that date until his death. He was a
strong Democrat and held the usual number
of local offices. He died in August, 1855,
aged fifty-nine. His wife, whose maiden
name was Isabella Dixon, was a strict Presbyterian.
She survived her husband four
years, dying in 1859. in the sixty-third year
of her age. The issue of their marriage was
ten children, four girls and six boys, namely:
William, who died unmarried; Jane, who was
married to John C. Campbell, and is now
deceased; Hugh, who lives in Sumter county,
Alabama; Isabella, who was married to Jo
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