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pioneer, he has never taken an active part in
political matters, but votes with the Democratic
party. Mr. King was united in marriage
with Miss Mary Manahan, and they had
four children: G. E., our subject; Ophelia
A., wife of A. G. Bass, of Temple, Texas;
Florence, wife of H. L. Long, of Bremond,
this State; and Laura, deceased at eleven
years. Mrs. King died about 1.878, having
been a member of the Missionary Baptist
Church for many years. In 1879 Mr. King
married Miss Florence Ferney. They had
three children,-Katie, John and Otis. Mr.
King still continues to reside upon and operate
his farm a short distance from Taylor.
Garrett E. King, the subject of this sketch,
was brought to Robinson county, Texas, when
only a few months old, and at the age of ten
years moved with his father to the immediate
vicinity of Grand View, Johnson county,
where he attended the country schools. He
accompanied his father through various counties
in Texas, and at the age of nineteen
years began life for himself, as manager of
a plantation. Mr. King managed successfully
different farms for four years. At the
age of twenty-three years he engaged in the
beer and ice business at a small place known
as Milano Junction, but in 1883 came with
his family to Taylor, although he had previously
established a beer trade in this city.
After locating here Mr. King purchased the
coal business from the Taylor Hardware Company,
and since that time has had a large and
lucrative trade. In addition to his other interests,
he also owns a fine farm of 800 acres
near Taylor, 200 acres of which is cultivated,
and he feeds a large number of cattle and
hogs. He also owns considerable city property.
December 7, 1882, Mr. King was married
to Mrs. Mary W. Allen, a daughter of Willis
and Mallie (Dennis) Johnson, natives of Virginia.
To this union have been born four
children: Ethel, Mamie, Lewis and FrankMrs.
King is a member of the Missionary
Baptist Church. Our subject affiliates with
Alamo Lodge, No. 53, K. of P.
OHN H. E. POWELL, one of the phyJ
sicians of Bastrop county, was born in
Northampton county, Virginia, March
7, 1853, a son of John H. and Sallie J.
(Nottingham) Powell, of English and Welsh
parentage. Both families came to America
long before the war for independence. The
Nottinghamns located in Northampton county,
and were among its early settlers. The maternal
grandmother of our subject, formerly
a Miss Floyd, was a member of the Floyd
family of Virginia. John H. Powell was
born in Maryland, and was a farmer and merchant
by occupation. He died in Virginia,
leaving two children,-Dr. Powvell and Leah,
wife of N. B. Wescott.
Dr. Powell received his literary education
in his native county, and at the age of twentyfour
years began the study of medicine.
During the same year he entered the Medical
Department of the University of Virginia, at
Charlottesville,'afterward graduating at the
University of Maryland in 1879. Ele practiced
his profession a short time in Maryland, and
in 1880 came to Texas, locating in the neighborhood
where Smithville now stands, in
February, 1881, where he immediately began
the practice of medicine. The Doctor has
twiced moved to California since locating in
this State, remaining there about one and a
half years, and during that time practicing
medicine in Downey, Los Angeles, California.
Since 1889 he has followed his profession
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