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500 HISTORY OF TEXAS.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Atlthe time of his marriage Mr. Walker
engaged in farming in Bastrop co.unty, and
also operated a cotton gin; upon his removal
to Williamson county he brought the gin
plant which is located on his present farm.
His chief object in corning to Williamson
county was to secure a farm of rich, black
land which is steadily rising in value.. He
purchased 160 acres, 118 acres of which he
has placed under good cultivation.
The date of his marriage is September 16,
1884, when he was wedded to Laura Ramsey,
a daughter of W. D. and Nancy (Seymour)
Ramsey, and one of four children: Mary
married George W. Walker; Sarah is the
wife of John Wolf; W. D.; and Mrs. J. W.
Walker, who was born January 18, 1860, and
is the mother of two children: Lillie, born
February 7, 1886, is an exceptionally bright
little girl; and Hiram W. was born February
GEORGE A. LEWIS, a farmer and
stock-raiser, Lyons, Texas, was born
in Burleson county, this State, Decenmber
14, 1855, the fifth child of George
R. and Irene (Ryan) Lewis. His parents
came from Alabama to Texas in 1852, and
settled in this county, where his father was
engaged in farming and dealing in stock the
rest of his life. He first bought and improved
a farm on Yellow prairie, which he subsequently
sold, and bought and developed another
farm on Mound prairie. He died in
1860. He was a stanch Democrat, a prominent
Mason, a consistent member of the
Baptist Church, and a man whose many
estimable qualities won for him the reject
and esteem of all with whom he came in contact.
George A. Lewis remained with his widowed
mother until 1881, when he married
and settled on a farm of his own, having
bought 200 acres where he now lives. To
his original purchase lie has since added until
he is now the owner of 500 acres. He has
about seventy-five acres under cultivation,
renting part of it and hiring help to cultivate
the rest, corn and cotton being his principal
crop. It is to stock, however, that he
gives his chief attention, raising sheep, goats,
jacks, hogs, cattle and horses. He has a
horse ranch in Nolan county. His residence
is one of the attractive places of the neighborhood.
Of Mr. Lewis's brothers and sisters we
make record as follows: Sarah A. was twice
married, and died leaving an only child;
John R., of Nolan county; Christina wife of
Paul R. Valentine, is deceased; Jennie, who
died at the age of twenty-two unmarried;
Maggie wife of James Lewis; Lou, who married
Silas Valentine; Alice, wife of Taylor
Keen, of Alabama; and Willie, wife of James
W. Winn, of Tom Green county, Texas.
Mr. Lewis was married in 1881, to Miss
Annie G. Krohne, who was born in Washington
county, Texas, July 26, 1855. Her
father, George H. Krohne, a native of Germany,
came to America and settled in Texas
at an early day, bring his wife with him. He
lost his wife the second year after settling in
Texas, and later married Martha Petzink.
Mrs. Lewis ie the fourth child of the last
marriage. Mr. Krohne first lived in Washington
county, then moved to Williamson,
and in 1865 located in Burleson county,
where he still lives. He is a farmer and carpenter,
and has also been engaged in running
a cotton gin and mill. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis
have had eight children, viz.: George R.,
Hallie, Martha I., Earl R., John R., Clint 1).,
HI~STOR Y FTXS
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