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HISTORY OF TEXAS.
his honesty and uprightness, and his uniform
kindness and indulgence to them. lie has
also taken standing along the best citizens
of the community where lie resides, regardless
of nationality, being a progressive, enterprising
and public-spirited man. Ile has
served as Alderman of the town of Caldwell
for two years, and is now a member of the
board, being on his second term. He llas
been a member of the Masonic fraternity
since 1877, and has held a number of positions
in the order. He belongs to the
Knights and Ladies of Honor and to tihe
Bohemian Benevolent Association, of which
last order lie is now State Collector. While
on the farm Mr. Kraitcher was identified
with the best interests of the farming collmmunity,
being a member of the State Alliance,
of which he was Vice-President.
Mr. Kraitcher has had two children, Mary
and Thomas, the latter being now the junior
member of the firm of Kraitcher & Son.
Thomas Kraitcher, Jr., married Mary Kocourek,
a daughter of Joseph Kocourek, of Burleson
county, in 1890, and has one child.
ASHIINGTON ANDERSON, a
pioneer settler of Jrilli mson county,
was born in lP ain valTa county,
.Virginia, January 31, 1817, a son of Dr.
Thomas Anderson, a native also of that
State. The latter's father, Richard Anderson,
was a Captain in the Revolutionary war, and
a prominent planter in Virginia. The mother
of our subject, nee Chloe Glascock, was also
a native of Virginia, and both families were
of English descent. Dr. and Mrs. Thomas
Anderson had two sons: Washli.ton, our
subject, and'John, who died in 1o, on the
Guadalonpe river, having been a lawyer 'by
profession. The mother (lied when our subject
wos three years of age, and the father
was again married. While in Texa,.s the latter
made his home at Webblerville, where lhipractice
extended for miles. IIit death occurred
Washington Anderson, the subject of this
sketch, came with his father to Texas in 1835,
at the age of eighteen years, landing at Port
Lavaca in February, of that year. During
his first year lie taught school nine miles
from where Austin is now located, on the
Colorado river. In February, 1836, lie enlisted
in the army of the Texas Revolution,
took part in the battle of San Jacinto, antJ
witnessed the capture of Santa Anna.
IIouston's command had only 718 men, and
Santa Anna had 1,700, but the latter had over
700 men killed, and Houston had only two
killed and twenty-seven wounded. Mr. Anderson
was a member of the Rangers three
months, and took part in a battle with the
Indians, near where Taylor now stands, where
they lost four valuable men. At one time
tlhe house in which he was staying, with
seven others, was attacked by forty Indians.
During the late war our subject served as
Confederate Assessor. Mr. Anderson followed
farming in Bastrop county. Texas,
until 184':when he came to this locality,
then known as Milam district, and he erected
the sixth house in this county. He afterward
returned to Bastrop county, but in 18.8
came again to this place. He assisted in the
organization of Williamson county, served as
County Commissioner during the founding
of Georgetown, and has witnessed nearly the
entire development of this county. His farm,
which adjoins Round Rock he now rents.
Mr. Anderson was married in Bastrop
county, Texas, in March, 1838, to Mary A.
Glascock, wllo was born June 3, 1820, a
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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/m1/506/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .