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HISTORY OF TEXA S.
public affairs, or better understands the con- best plantations in the State. After the
dition of things around him. He has come Texas Revolution Dr. Pri-im returned to
thoroughly into sympathy with the people Louisiana for his slaves and personal erfects,
among whom1 he lives, and is identified with and after coming again to this State obtainedl
all their interests. a headright from the Republic of Texas for
He has six children: Alfred, Josephine, one-third of a league of land. He soon had
Augusta, George, Harry and Clements. Ile his large farm opened. When he first lois
a member of the Knights of Honor, the eated in this place his supplies were all
Ancient Order of United Workmen and the brought from Houston. Our subject reMutual
Benefit Association of LBrenilamn. M[r. mained on his farm the remainder of his
Wohlleb has a half-brother, Jacob Jaist, liv- (lays, dying in 1865. TIe did not desire to
ing in Austin county, and another, George, practice his profession here, but as good phyliving
in Bell county. One brother, Bern- sicians were then scarce the people for miles
hard, and a sister, Sofia, reside in the old around called on him for his services, and he,
country. His parents died in Baden, Ger- always attended. Hie would never take pay
many, in 1854, aged fifty-four each. The for such services, and his kindness was apentire
family are members of the Catholic preciated by his many friends, and lie will
Churcli. le remembered with gratitude for generations.
The Doctor's eldest son, James, the only survivor
of the family,was born in Missouri, in 1820,
and remained with his father until the latter
D R. WILLIAM PRIMM, deceased, was located in Texas. He then traveled in diffvr'
descended from one of the old, aristo ent States and in Mexico, and finally engaged
- ' cratic and wealthy families of Virginia. in business in the latter country, where he reSe
eral members of the family became pro- mained until the close of the late war. Since
fessional and noted men. A son of Peter his father's death he has been the executor
Primm, brother of our subject, chose law for and manager of the large estate, and resides
his profession, and moved to Ohio wllen that at the old homestead. The second son, Gawas
a new State, there attaining a position of len, died in 1852. The third and youngest
eminence as a jurist. He served several son, St. John, by will inherited his father's
terms as a member on the United States Con- entire estate. I-e was born in Louisiana, in
gress, and later was an incumbent on the 1834, and received afineeducation in Ohio. He
bench of the Supreme Court of Ohio. made many improvements on the old estate,
The subject of this sketch, Dr. William opened a large tract of land, and had he lived
Primm, moved to the then Territory of Mis- would have been very wealthy. In 1867 lie
souri, where he remained until 1830, and in married Mrs. Frances M. Inge, a daughter of
that year located in Mississippi. He next Owen and Elizabeth Faust, natives respectremoved
to Louisiana, and in 1835 made a ively of South Carolina and Georgia. After
prospecting tour into Texas, where he pur- her father's death, Mrs. Primm came with
chased, of Williamrn Barton, the headright of her widowed mother, in 1855, to Texas,
a league of land. The land is located in the where she afterward married Mr. Ilge. They
Colorado river valley, and is now among the had four children, two now living: Newton
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