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: 376
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376HISTORY OF TEXAS.
variableness nor shadow of turning," he takes
that interest in political affairs that every
good citizen is expected to take, voting with
his party on all political measures but giving
more attention to the administration of town
and county affairs than to the affairs of State
or nation, believing that on the successful
management of these all prosperity, private
as well as public, depends.
Mr. Hefley has been twice married, having
had the misfortune to lose his first wife not
long after marriage, she dying childless. He
married the second time February 22, 1882,
the lady being Miss AIary E. Bradshaw, a
daughter of the Rev. J. N. Bradshaw, of
Georgia, a minister of the Presbyterian
Church and an educator of considerable repute
in his State. Mrs. Hefley was born and
reared in Tennessee, and is a niece of John
C. and Neal S. Brown, former Governors of
that State. She was educated in the schools
of Georgia, and is a lady of intelligence and
refinement. To this union have been born
one child, Bessie Clare.
D. TERRY, a farmer of Milam county,
was born in Austin county, Texas, in
1862, a son of M. Terry, who was born
near Columbia, South Carolina, in
1800. The elder Terry was reared and educate'i
in his native place, and at the age of
twerity-one years went with ox teams to Alabama.
After nineteen years' residence in
that State, engaged in agricultural pursuits,
lie came to Texas, settling in Austin county,
investing his small accumulations of $2,000
in stock and real estate, and again resumed
farming. In 1875 Mr. Terry was in uced to
locate in Milam county, where he !mained
until death, in 1888. He was very industri
ous, possessed of fine business judgment, and
at his death left an estate valued at $40,000.
He had no political aspirations or military
career, having been too advanced in years for
service during the late war. Mr. Terry's
first marriage was to a Miss Bethnay, and
among their children were: Hillard, deceased;
William; R. A., in Bell county,
Texas; Catherine, who married a Mr. Sheldon,
and others whose names are unknown.
For his second wile Mr. Terry ~married Miss
Jane Bonner, a native of Alabama, who died
the same year as her husband, in 1888. To
this union two children were born: James
M., now residing near Maysfield; and Ahab
D., the subject of this sketch.
A. D. Terry spent his school days in Milam
county, and at the age of eighteen years he
began farming seven miles east of Cameron,
remaining in that vicinity ten years. He
then began improving a farm on the prairie
about twelve miles north of Cameron, on
which lie was residing at the time of his death
November 18, 1892. He was devoted all his
life to agricultural pursuits, and met with
Mr. Terry was first married in 1880, to
Sarah, a daughter of James Guthrie. This
wife died in 1884, and June 20, 1886, he
married Morilla, a daughter of Jesse and
Emma (Sheffield) Sberrill. To this second
union two children were born: Euda and
' RNEST VOGELSANG, an enterprisr<
ing and thrifty farmer of Milam counI
ty, was born in Oldenburg, Germany,
in 1837. He left his native land in 1850,
with his father, Jacob A. Vogelsang, who became
dissatisfied with the German Government
of 1848, and sought the United States
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Lewis Publishing Company, publisher. 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, book, 1893; Chicago. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29785/m1/400/?rotate=90: accessed January 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .