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HISTOR Y OF TEXAS.
teenth Texas Regiment, with which he served
during the war. His services were west of
the Mississippi, and lie was at Hlempstead,
this State, at the time of the surrender.
Returning to Burleson county at that
time, he worked for a year as a farm-hand.
Then, in 1866, he married, and after a short
residence in Tarrant county he moved to
California, where he lived until 1870, engaged
in the stock business and teaming. Returning
to Texas in 1870, he bought a place in
Milam county, on which he settled and
engaged in farming. He farmed for twenty
years on this place, when, in 1890, he moved
to Rockdale, where he purchased a livery
business, to which lie has since given his
attention. He still owns his farm, however,
a good place consisting of 480 acres, and besides
this and his livery stock owns other
property, all of which represents his earnings
since coming out of the war in 1865.
Mr. Harvey married, as stated, in 1866,
the lady being Miss Ellen Fletcher, of Milam
county, whose parents, Thomas and Martha
Fletcher, settled in this county about 1858.
The father died here in 1879, and the another
in Coianche county in 1881. Mr. and Mrs.
Harvey have had nine children born to them:
Alice, who is now the wife of James Rogers,
of Comanche county; Martha; Charles L.;
Dovie; Addie; Effie; Ada; Edna; and William
W. Mr. and Mrs. Harvey are members of
the Baptist Church, and he belongs to the
Knights of Honor.
1OHN S. BROWN, one of the prominent
physicians of Taylor, was born in New
Liberty, Kentucky, in 1844, a son of
Thomas J. Brown, also a native of that State.
The latter's father, Thomas Brown, located
ill Owen county, Kentucky, in an early day.
lie was a farmer by occupation, as was also
his son, T. J. The latter married Mary E.
Elmore, a native of Kentucky and a daughllter
of John and Elizabeth (Headley) Elmore.
The father was one of the leading farmers of
his native county. Tholas J. Brown still
resides on his farmin in Kentucky, where lie
and his wife reared a family of nine children:
James S., of Kentucky; Sarah, wife of W. 1.
McCausland; John S., our subject; Felicia,
wife of George W. Hamilton, of Missouri;
Mary, wife of James Remmington; Luln,
now Mrs. Charles Boeiner; Oliver, deceased;
John S. Brown, the subject of this sketch,
received his education in the Kentucky University
and Eminence College. At the age
of twenty-one years he began the study of
medicine, and inl the following year entered
the Louisville University. After graduating
he began the practice of medicine in Trimble
county, Kentucky, and since 1877 has followed
his profession in Taylor, Texas. IHe
has been very successful both as a physician
and surgeon. In 1889 lie attended a postgraduate
school in New York.
Dr. Brown was married in 1870, to Miss
Julia Stapp, a native of Madison, Indiana,
and a daughter of William and Julia (Rbed)
Stapp, natives of Kentucky. Mr. and Mrs.
Stapp had the following children: Hamilton,
of this State; Robert; Charles, deceased; Julia,
wife of our subject; Ida, wife of Jolln McGregor,
State Senator from Jefferson county,
Indiana; Russell, a merchant of Des Moines,
Iowa; James A., a resident of Chicago. Mr.
Stapp was for many years a wholesale and
retail merchant of Madison, Indiana. He
was a nephew of General Milton Stapp, wellknown
in Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Brown have
had three children: Ernest, deceased,
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