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HISTORY ~~ OFTXS.4.
Angeline, now Mrs. Nichols, and residing
near Glen Rose, Texas; and Andrew J., also
of that place. The mother died in Benton,
now Calhoun county, Alabama, in 1842, and
the father afterward again married. His death
occurred at Pine Bluff, Arkansas, in 1860.
He was a farmer by occupation, and a inember
of the Baptist Church.
Henry Price, the subject of this sketch,
was born in Benton county, Alabama,
December 24, 1832. His mother died when
lie was ten years of age, and two years later
he was bound out to a Mr. Meharg, who raised
him as his own child. In 1854 he camie to
Texas, and first found employment in a brickyard
in Austin, remaining there about two
years. July 28, 1856, Mr. Price located on
his present farm of 550 acres in Williamson
county, ninety acres of the same being under
a good state of cultivation. He remained on
this place until in August, 1892, when he
moved to Liberty Hill, for the purpose of
educating his children. At the opening of
the late war Mr. Price enlisted as a private
in Company D, Thirtieth Texas Cavalry,
served about four years in the Trans-Mississippi
Department, and participated in the
battles of Poison Springs, Roseville, Cabin
Creek, Camden, etc. He was never wounded
In 1861. in Williamson county, our subject
was united in marriage to Alm,,ira Renick.
They liad three children: T. W., of this
county; Eva, wife of J. P. Hoskins; and
Minnie, now Mre. C. C. Fitzgerald, of Gon:ales
county, Texas. The wife and mother
died in May, 1867, and July 30, 1874, in this
county, Mr. Price married Margaret Sterling,
pf Irish descent, and raised in Johnson
county, Missouri. Her paternal great-grandfather
came from Ireland to the United States,
locating in Kentucky, where the grandfather,
James Sterling, was raised. Tlhe latter afterward
located in Tennessee, and later in Missouri.
The parents of Mrs. Price had six
children, four now living,--Jane, ,now M's.
Gallat, of Caldwell county, Texas; Margaret,
now Mrs. Price; Annie, now Mrs. Kirk, of
Marble Falls, this State; and Ellen, wife of a
Mr. Barton, of New Mexico. Oar subject
and wife have two children,--Neely and
Nannie. In his political relations, Mr. Price
affiliates with the Democratic party; socially,
is a Master Mason; and religiously an Elder
in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
L EWIS E. WALKER, wlho Ihas reh
cently taken up his abode in Williamson
county, Texas, is a highly
respected citizen of Rice's Crossing, and a
most agreeable and popular gentleman. A
brief sketch of his life is here appended:
As far as known by our subject the Walker
family -found its first home in Kentucky. It
was there that Federal Walker, father of Lewis
E., was born, in 1800. The famous county of
Bourbon was his native county. There lie
grew to manhood and there he was permitted
to get not more than a smattering of an education.
His father. was a farmer, and Federal
learned well the business and followed it most
profitably, when the responsibility of his own
condition was thrust upon him. About the
year Missouri took her position in the galaxy
of States, Mr. Walker left his old c" blue
grass " home and settled on a New Madrid
claim in Howard county, within the boundaries
of the new-made State. Prosperity
attended him in every effort here and he became
one of the largest landed men in the
county. lie possessed great energy, but he
did not dedicate it all to the use of his plant
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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/m1/526/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .