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HISTORY OF TEXAS.
died in infancy, the remainder reaching maturity.
These are: William, who died in
Arkansas, leaving one child; Lorena, who
was married to Isaac Stewart and died in
Bowie county, Texas, leaving five children;
Elizabeth, who was married to Young Taylor
and lives at Lott, Falls county, Texas; Sallie
(Mrs. Greenlees); Hilery, who lives in Clark
county, Arkansas; Lydia, who was married
to George White and is now deceased; Wiley,
who died in Collin county, Texas; Martha,
who was married to William Stephens and
lives in northwest Texas; Georgie, who was
married to George White and is now deceased;
Etta and Grey, who reside at Calvert,
Robertson county.. Mrs. Greenlees was
born in Clark county, Arkansas, where she
was also reared. She was married to Henry
B. Stoneham, of that county, in 1865, and by
this union had five children: Joseph; Etta,
now Mrs. W. J. Brewington, of Hill county,
Texas; Henry; John, who died at the age of
nineteen; and Charles. Mr. and Mrs. Greenlees
have had three children: hIarry Lee,
Albert Sidney and Walter Eugene, the last
two being twins. The religious connection
of the family is with the Baptist Church,
their membership being in the Caddo Church,
near Baileyville. In politics Mr. Greenlees
is a Democrat, having cast his first presidential
vote for John C. Breckenridge in 1860.
JOHN 0. FRINK, a real-estate dealer
and farmer of Taylor, was born in Columbus
county, North Carolina, in 1843,
a son of John and Annie J. (Gore) Frink,
natives also of that county. The Frink
family came to this country from Scotland
previous to' the war for Independence. John
Frink died in his native State in 1891, and
his wife departed this life whelln our sblljcct
was quite small. They were the parents of
ten children, all of whom lived to years of
maturity. One was killed in the (onltleerat<army,
and another also died (lurilln the war.
Our subject and one brother were the only
ones of the family to come to Texas, and tlhe
latter afterward returned to Georgia, leaving
John (). the only representative.
The latter attended the common schools of
North Carolina, but his education was interrtpted
by the breaking out of the late war.
In 1861 lie joined Company II, Eighteenth,
North Carolina Infantry, under Colonel lRatcliff,
and later under Colonel J. D. Barry, of
Wilmington, North Carlonia. lie took part
in all the battles with Stonewall Jackson from
the seven-days fight around Richmond to
Gettysburg, after which he was promoted to
the position of First Lieutenant, and was
taken prisoner at Chancellorsville, but exchanged
about ten days later. In 1864, at
Spottsylvania, Mr. Frink was again taken
prisoner, was taken to Fort Delaware, and
next to Morris island, in front of Charleston.
At the latter place Mr. Frink was one of 500
commissioned officers who were taken some
time in June or July and placed in front of
the United States troops on their attack upon
that city. They gave as their reason for this
act that the Confederate soldiers had United
States prisoners in the Confederate prison
barracks, whom the officer in command of the
United States forces claimed were under direct
fire from the Government forces. Of the
500 officers, only one was wounded, which
was caused by a bomb bursting over the little
bunch of prisoners. They were afterward
taken to Fort Pulaski, where they spent the
winter of 1864-5, and in the following spring
returned to Fort Delaware. They were paroled
in June, 1865. Mr. Frink was furnished
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