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HISTORY OF lEXAS.517
resided. Soon after selecting this location
he bought land, and, after his marriage,
which event occurred in 1872, settled on it.
He cultivates about seventy acres, renting
some land, and he also gives considerable
attention to the raising of cattle and horses.
This place is known as the Jacob Long farm,
it being among the first farms settled in the
county. There are. rails on it now that were
made fifty-six years ago. Mr. Long was at
one time extensively engaged in raising
hogs, and controlled the market here.
Ever since lie settled here Mr. Glenn lias
taken a commendable interest in the public
affairs of his community. He affiliates with
the Democratic party. IHe has served four
terms as Justice of the Peace and one term
as County Commissioner, faithfully discharging
the important duties devolving
upon him, but refusing to hold office longer.
He has also filled other minor official positions.
Few men in this part of the county
are more popular than lie.
Mr. Glenn was married in 1872 to Miss
Irene Roberts, who was born in Alabama,
February 21, 1847. Her father, Edinond
Roberts, a native of Alabama, came to Texas
in 1860 and settled in Washington county.
In 1867 he died in Bryan, BIrazos county.
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn have had six children,
four of whom died young. Those living are
Kittie and Simeon, both at home.
F RANK M. ALDR1DGE, who is extensively
engaged in ranching in Burleson
county, Texas, was born in Limestone
county, this State, May 26, 1863.
That same year his father moved with his
family to Mississippi, and from there entered
the army. In Mississippi young Aldridge
was reared. In 1882, at the age of nineteen,
he returned to Jefferson county, Texas, where
he entered upon a railroad career, which lie
continued until 1890, in the meantimee being
promoted to the position of conductor. In
1887 lie bought a tract of land, and upon retiring
from the railroad in 1890 settled on it.
This tract comprises 1,660 acres, is bounded
on the east by the lBrazos river, and a part of
it is located on the Teel prairie. Some of the
remains of the old historic Spanish town and
fort of Tenoxtitlan, which were destroyed
many years ago, and are still to be found here.
Of this large tract of land Mr. Aldridge lirs
1,100 acres under fence, used chiefly for pasture.
He raises all kinds of stock, and makes
a specialty of breeding a highly grade. He
has a registered bull and a fine jack and Percheron
horse. Aside from his ranching, Mr.
Ald'-;dge is also interested in the sawmill
business, being a partner with his brother in
a sawmill in the lumber regions of Tyler
The subject of our sketch is a son of W.
II. an(d Sarah E. (Talbert) Aldridge. Ilis
father and grandfather Aldridge were natives
of Alabama, and his grandfather Talbert was
born in South Carolina. Ile is one of a family
of four children, as follows: Laura A.,
wife of Joseph E. Harrison, of Mississippi;
Frank M.; William H., who is engaged in
the milling business in Rockland, Tyler
county, Texas; and Charley C., of Rockland,
who is also a member of the firm in milling.
Tlhe father died in Mississippi in 1880, and
tlhe mother passed away in 1878, during the
yellow fever epidemic at Grenada, Mississippi,
Frank M. Aldridge was married September
25, 1889, to Miss Annie L. Gage, a native of
Hill county, Texas, daughter of Robert J.
Gage, formerly of Mibsissippi but now a
farmer of Hill county, Texas. Mrs. Aldridge
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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/m1/557/: accessed July 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .