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Mr. Stiles was married February 24,1875,
to Miss Marina F. Thomas, a daughter of
James Thomas, a native of Alabama, where
he also died. Mrs. Stiles came to Texas
with her grandmother and uncle. Our subject
and wife have six children: Francis E.,
Villa, Regina, Lois, James Oran and Cecil.
Politically, Mr. Stiles affiliates with the
Democratic party, and religiously, both he
and his wife are members of the Christian
Wl\ILLIAM DANIEL EDWARDS, a
successful farmer of Travis county,
is a son of Joseph E. Edwards, who
was born in Guilford county, North Carolina,
in 1792. He was a farmer by occupation,
a member of the Quaker Church, and
his death occurred in his native county May
11, 1871. His parents, Joshua and Mary
(Bond) Edwards, were natives of Ireland, and
came to America with a colony of Friends,
locating in North Carolina. The mother of
our subject, nee Mary Ann Edwards, was
also a native of North Carolina, and a
daughter of Thomas and Susana (Andres)
Edwards, of Scotch and Irish descent. Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph E. Edwards were married
in 1820, and were the parents of six children:
Bishop, deceased, was a resident of
North Carolina; John E., a farmer in that
State; Thomas, of the same place; James,
who was killed at the battle of Lookout
Mountain, in the Confederate Army; Joseph
E., a resident of North Carolina.
William D. Edwards, the subject of this
sketch, was born in North Caroliua, in 1833.
At the age of fourteen years he was employed
as salesman for Dowler & Co., for six
years, where he remained until the braking
out of the late war; went thence to Greens
, boro, and there enlisted in the Second North
f Carolina Cavalry, under Colonel Andus and
Captain Nelson. He served in Lee's army,
3 participating in all its hard-fought battles.
After the close of the struggle he engaged
in the stock business in Texas, and in 1869
located in Travis county, on Gilliland's creek,
three miles west of Manor. In November,
1892, he located on his present place, where
he now o.vns 2,000 acres of land, 500 acres
of which is cultivated. Mr. Edwards also
owns large tracts of town property.
In 1870 our subject was united in marriage
with Susanna Jester, a daughter of Jehu
and Catie (Huff) Jester, natives of East Tennessee,
but both now deceased. The father
was a farmer by occupation, and a Deacon
in the Baptist Church. His parents, Isaac
and Susanna (Stockley) Jester, were also natives
of Tennessee. Mr. and Mrs. Jehu Jester
had three children: Joseph, who died in
eastern Texas; Stephen, who was killed in
the Confederate army, in east Tennessee;
and Susanna, born in 1828, is the wife of
our subject. Mr. Edwards affiliates with the
Democratic party, and is a member of the
Masonic order. Mrs. Edwards is a member
of the Baptist Church.
L.- ANTONY.-The subject of this
sketch is a native of Georgia, of which
I State his parents, Milton and Margaret
F. Davis, were also natives. The father was
born in the city of Augusta, September 26,
1824, and the mother in Morgan county,
August 11, 1833. The parents were married
in Morgan county, Georgia, February 6, 1849.
Milton Antony was a son of Milton Antony,
and both were physicians. The elder Antony
was an eminent member of his profession,
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