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Confederate army during the late war, served
through the struggle and died just at the
close, April, 1865, having attained the rank
of Sergeant-Major of his regiment. The
mother is still living, making her home in
Cameron. But two children survive of their
marriage: a daughter, Mrs. Amanda Bloxam,
wife of Albert Bloxamn of Grant parish,
Louisiana; and Andrew Jackson, the subject
of this sketch. The latter was reared mainly
in Choctaw county, his native State. Decemcember
19, 1872, he married Miss Mary R.
Campbell, a daughter of Captain A. G. Campbell,
of Choctaw county, and three years later,
December, 1875, came to Texas, settling in
Milam county, where lie engaged in farming.
He resided on a farm in this county until
January, 1881, at which date he became
Deputy Sheriff of the county under Wyatt
Lipscomb, and served as such until November,
1886. He was then elected Sheriff, and
re-elected two years later, holding the office
until November, 1890, when he voluntarily
retired from the office. April, 1892, he was
elected Mayor of Cameron, which office he
still holds. As an officer Mr. Lewis has always
given great satisfaction. He is a man
of superior executive ability, being prompt,
energetic, determined and self-reliant. His
administration of the office of Sheriff of Milain
county is spoken of by citizens of the county
in terms of unqualified praise. As Mayor of
Cameron he has given equal satisfaction, and
measured by the demands of the office his
administration of it has ben equally successful.
A Democrat from his boyhood up, he
has at all times given to his party the best
support of which he was capable. He has
served as chairman of the executive committee
of his county and as a member of the
executive committee of his Congressional
district. The Odd Fellows and Knights of
Honor number him on their rolls as an efficient
worker, and in all other things that concern
the social and material welfare of the
community in which he lives lie stands ready
to do the part of a good citizen.
June 19, 1890, Mr. Lewis lost his estimable
wife, who died after having borne hiiin a
faithful companionship for nearly twenty
years, the greater part of which time covered
his early struggles. Three daughters and a
son, together with the father, constitute the
surviving lnembers of the family.
OHN W. H AMBLEN.-On August 12,
i11 1848, the subject of this sketch took up
his residence in Milam. county. He
was therefore among the county's earliest
settlers and is at this writing (1893) one of
the few left of that brave baud of pioneers
who rekindled the fading fires of the retreating
savages and planted in their huntinggrounds
the seeds of civilization.
Mr. Harmblen is a native of Tennessee,
born in Hawkins county, that State, May 27,
1820. His parents, Pascal B. and Mary
(Williams) Hamblen, were natives of the
same State and county,-born, the father in
1785 and the mother in 1795. Their families
came originally from Virginia, being of
English extraction. Daniel H. Hamblen, the
father of Pascal B., was born and reared in
Prince Edward county, Virginia, and was a
soldier in the Revolutionary war. Pascal B.
Hamblen was reared in Tennessee and in
early life engaged in school-teaching in his
native State. He married Mary Williams, a
daughter of John Williams of that State and
moved to Maury county, whence he emigrated
in 1834 to Texas. The journey from
the old State to the " new West " was accom
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