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: 428
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4~~~~~~~~~8~~~~ HISTORY OF TEXAS.-~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
the Peace -in Milam county for five years,
County Commissioner for -four years, and
School Trustee for ten years. He has given
'nineteen. years active work to the ministry,
having been a Ruling Elder since he was
In 1892 Mr. Little lost his wife by death,
she having borne him eight children, but
four of whom survive. 'The two eldest were
Sarah Ann Ruhama-and Mary E.: the latter
was married to C. C. Thomasson, and died;
Mary F., now living, is the widow of David
Bullock and resides in Covington county,
Alabama; Susanna Jane is the wife of Andrew
Beard, of Milam county, Texas; James
E. is deceased; Sam G. is still at home;
Frances Louisa is deceased; and John Lowery
is yet with his father. Mr. Little was
married a second time in 1892, to Miss Susanna
Mitchell, of Hardin county, Texas, a
native of Alabama and daughter of Albert
Mitchell. All of his family belong to the
Reformed Presbyterian Church, and like
himself are zealous in all church work.
JOSEPH A. HUFFMAN, an honored
Confederate veteran, bearing many
wounds and known as an enterprising
and successful farmer of Milam county, was
born in Alabama, December 8, 1842, the
only child of Joseph and Jennette Cameron
'Huffman, natives of South Carolina. In
1852 the parents moved to Texas and after a
year's residence in Bastrop county they settled
in Milam county. Here Joseph A.
passed his youth on his father's farm, receiving
a meager common-school education. In
1861 he entered the Confederate army. enlisting
in Company G, Fifth Texas Infantry,
being then but little past his eighteenth
year. His command being assigned to dnty
in the Army of Northern Virginia, he saw"
service mostly in Virginia, Maryland and
Pennsylvania, serving under Hood and Longstreet.
He was wounded at Gaines' Mills in
1862 by a gunshot in the face and shoulder,t
and by this wound was disabled from duty
for over a year. Recovering, he joined his
command again, and was again three times
wounded in the battle of the Wilderness,
being shot through the right thigh, fhe left
ankle and left foot. The last wounds disabled
him for the remainder of the war and
he remained in the hospitals in Virginia until
the summer of 1865, not reaching his
home in Texas until September of that year.
For eight months after the war closed he
went on crutches and was able to do but little
active work. In the meantime, however,
he took charge of his father's farm in Milam
county and directed operations on it. In
1868 he married, and having come into possession
of some property by the death of his
father, he engaged in farming and stockraising,
at which he has 'continued since. He
owns 700 acres of land four miles west of
Cameron, 'ost of which is devoted to stockraising.
Mr. Huffman is an enterprising
and public-spirited man, prominent in local
matters and greatly respected as a citizen.
He is the only representative of his name in
Milam county, being an only child and his
parents being now deceased. His mother
died in this county in 1858 and his father in
1866, aged sixty.
By\W ILLIAM M. TAYLOR, the subject
of this notice; more familiarly
and better known in this county as
"Tup" Taylor, was born in Martin county,
arsISPOB Y OP TEXAS..
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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/m1/458/?rotate=270: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .