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: 400
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710 acres in Williamson, Travis and Bastrop
counties. For many years after 1854 Mr.
Evans was engaged in that common and
profitable business, stock dealing. He drove
to Kansas and New Orleans and other points,
and for four years during the Civil war he
was detailed to drive for the Confederate
government as superintendent or chief of the
Pursuing the history of the Evans family
further, we find Elisha Evans to be the
father of our subject. He was by birth a
Virginian, born in Buckingham county, that
State, in 1778. HIe was reared and educated
there, and about the year 1808 moved to
Kentucky. IHe was a tobacco farmer and a
fine business man, popular in his county and
a Deacon of the Baptist church. For his
wife he married Judith Ferguson, by whom
he had ten children, as follows: Elizabeth,
deceased, was the wife of Laniers Bootright;
George, who died in Mississippi; Edmnund, a
resident of Cave City, Kentucky; Robert, deceased;
John, deceased; Joel, deceased; Mary,
the wife of David Gillespie, of Mississippi;
Martha, deceased, was the wife of Ambrose
Spencer; William T.; Elisha, deceased; and
William T. Evans married Mary Hennington,
whose father, John Hennington, married
Margaret Berry. Mr. and Mrs. Hennington
had the following children: Abram; Ann,
who married a Mr. Flowers; Margaret, who
was twice married, first to a Mr. Gowan and
after his death to a Mr. Hewitt; John;
Henry; Mrs. Evans; Joshua; and Caroline.
The children of Mr. and Mrs. Evans are:
Ann, Lovie, Thomas, Mary, Gertrude, Lizzie,
Cornillus and Asithenea.
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UDGE E. Y.. TERRAL, son of James
S. and Aletha Heidelberg Terral, was
born in Jasper county, Mississippi, November
13, 1839. His parents were natives
of Mississippi, where his paternal grandfather,
Edward Young Terral, settled early in
this century. The elder Terral was a native
of South Carolina, a planter, a man of means
and influence, a public-spirited, patriotic gentleman.
James S. Terral was also a planter,
possessed a competence, lived as became one
of his position and means and died in his native
State, in 1879, at the age of sixty-eight.
There his wife, Aletlia Heidelberg Terral,
also died, and there his children, with the
exception of the subject of this notice, reside.
Judge Samuel H. Terral, a member of
this family, is a prominent lawyer of Quitman,
Mississippi, Judge of the judicial district
in which he lives and a man of excellent
reputation and fine attainments.
E. Y. Terral, with whom this notice has to
do, was reared in Jasper county, Mississippi,
in the select schools of which county he received
the elements of a common English
education. In April, 1861, he entered the
Confederate army, enlisting in Company F,
Sixteenth Mississippi Infantry. He served
in the army of Virginia, Ewell's division,
Trimble's brigade, with which he took part in
the operations about Front Royal,Winchester,
Cross Keys and other places in that vicinity
until the fall of 1862, when on account of failing
health he quit the service and returned
home. In 1863 he moved to Texas and
shortly afterward again entered the army, enlisting
in Bradford's regiment, with which
he served during the remainder of the war.
After the surrender he settled on a farm in
Milam county and with the exception of two
years spent in Mississippi has been a resident
of this county since. He was engaged in
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