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488 HISTORY OF TEXAS.
stock which roamed the prairies without a
herdsman. In this manner, as a ranger and
stockman, Mr. McCutcheon grew to manhood,
his out-door life rendering him strong
and athletic and inuring him to toil and
hardships, while the constant mental exertion,
foresight, judgment and reflection which his
method of living engendered, developed his
mind as thoroughly as the schools could have
In 1867 he began the life of a trader,
making successful drives over the trails leading
from Texas to the Western States and
Territories in the years of 1867, 1869, 1870
and 1871. In 1870 he made two drives, going
with one herd from Lavaca county to
Abilene, Kansas, and with another from Williamson
county to Baxter Springs, Kansas,
reaching his home October 2 from his second
drive. In 1871 he purchased a farm and engaged
in agricultural pursuits, with reasonable
success, continuing to be thus occupied
until 1881, when he again took the trail for
an older brother, driving a herd of cattle
from Lavaca county first to Caldwell, Kansas,
and thence to Newman's ranch, on the
Niobrara river, in Nebraska, fifty miles from
the Dakota line, returning to his home by
way of Chicago and St. Louis. He then
again resumed the occupation of farming and
stock-raising, which he followed consecutively
until 1893. He then discontinued stockdealing,
and, in connection with farming,
has since followed the hardware business in
Iiltto, which undertaking has proved most
December 1, 1869, Mr. McCut9bheon was
married to Miss Annie C. Evans, a daughter
of W. T. Evans, a pioneer of Texas. They
have had eight children: Willia/ T., in
business with his father; the second child
died in infancy; Katie E., John, Joseph J.,
Beau Keneth, Mary S. and Annie Gertrude.
Both Mr. and Mrs. McOCntcheon are devout
and useful members of the Cumberland Pres.
Politically, Mr. McCutcheon is an ardent
prohibition Democrat. He was an active
incmber of the Farmers' Alliance from the
time of its organization in Williamson county
until 1891, when be withdrew at the expiration
of his term of office as President of the
County Alliance, by reason of political dissensions
in that body. Fraternally, he is
identified with the A. F. & A. M. and the
A. 0. U. W: He has been highly successfuml
and uses his means to the best advantage
in the education of his children and in surrounding
his family with all home comforts,
while his hand is ever open to the calls of
charity and the aiding of all projects tending
to advance the interests of his community
ENRY PRICE, a farmer of William(
son county, is a son of George W.
and Annie (Attry) Price. The grand'7
father of our subject, Sterling Price,
was born in North Carolina, and after the
Revolutionary war moved to Virginia, where
he grew to manhood. Early in the present
century he emigrated to Perry county,
Alabama, and afterward to Benton county,
amne State, where he subsequently died.
George W. Price was born in Perry county,but
was raised in Benton county. He was
married, in the latter county in 1812, to
Anna Antry, who was born and raised in St.
Clair county, Alabama. They had eight chilren,
viz.: Henry, our subject; Luoinda, pow
Mrs. Shelton, who resides near Pine Bluff,
Arkansas; G. W., of Johnson county, Texas;
Alexander, Martha, and Martin, deceased;
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