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 Page: 508
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HISTORY OF TEXAS.
uilion have been born eeven children: Sarah,
now Mrs. Edgar, of Gum Springs, Texas; J.
R., William, James, Clara, Bernice and Susie,
at home. Mr. Mcrris is a staunch Democrat,
and a member of the Missionary Baptist
HO(MAS WILLIAMS, a successful
farmer of Williamson county, is a son
of Thomas and Tabitha (Williams)
Williams. The father was born, reared
and married in Indiana, and afterward moved
to Scott county, Arkansas. In 1854 the
family located in the eastern part of Burnet
county, Texas, on North Gabriel creek. Mr.
and Mrs. Williams had four children: Roland
and James, of Burnet county, Texas;
Charlotte, deceased, was the wife of C. C.
Steward, also of that county; and Thomas,
our subject. The mother died in Arkansas
in 1838, when Thomas was but an infant,
and the father departed this life in Texas,
Augulst 23. 1890. He was a farmer by
occupation, and a member of the Christian
Thomas Williams was born in Scott. Arkansas,
September 25, 1838, and when a boy
came with his father to Texas. During the
war he was a member of the State rangers,
under Captain Bedick, and served on the
Texas frontier. He now owns a fine farm of
500 acres, located on North Gabriel creek,
twenty-two miles northwest of Georgetown,
160 acres being under cultivation. In his
political relations, Mr. Williams affiliates
with the Democratic party, and religiously
is a member of the Christian Church.
October 25, 1858, he was united n marriage
with Elizabeth Smart, a nativqof Missouri,
and a daughter of B. M. and Emma
(Cox) Smart. Mrs. Williams came with her
parents to Texas in 1851, where the father
died in 1879; the mother is still living. Our
subject and wife have had twelve children,
namely: Susan T., wife of Samuel Priest, of
Williamson county; Milan, of Burnet county;
William, of this county; Josephine, wife of
W. C. Baker, of Burnet county; J. R., at
home; J. M., a resident of Williamson county;
Emma, wife of W. T. Thornton, of Burnet
county; Charles M., at home; Charlotte,
George W., H. P., and Albert B.
DUR. J. C. REESE, dentist and druggist
} Ji of Cameron, Milam county, is a native
-- 0of Washita county, Arkansas, where
lie was born in 1855, and is a son of James
Henry and Malinda M. Reese, natives of
North Carolina and Georgia, respectively.
His parents were mainly reared in Arkansas,
married in that State and resided there until
their removal to Texas in 1870. They settled
in Milam county in 1872, after having
resided a year in Travis and a year in Bas-.
trop county. Here the father died November
14, 1888, in the sixty-third year of his
age, and the mother April 16, 1893, in the
sixty-first year of her age. The Doctor is
their eldest son, there being but two other
children, Joel Samuel residing in Milam
county; and LeRoy Zachary, residing in
Dr. Reese was reared mainly in this county
and received his education in the country
schools. He read dentistry here and attended
lectures at the University of Nashville; Tennessee,
at which he graduated (in dentistry)
in 1881. March 20, that year, he married
Miss Abbie Womack, daughter of Dr. J. C.
Womack, of Cameron, and located in this
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