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532 HISTORY OF TEXAS.
and Mary (Copeland) Copeland. The parents
came to Williamson county, Texas, in 1859,
locating at the head of Berry's creek, where
they lived until the father's death, November
19, 1867. The mother now resides with her
son Joseph, in this county. Mr. and Mrs.
Perry have had six children: Ola O., a merchant
of Liberty Hill; Jefferson M.; James
W. and Luna L., at home; Dora, deceased;
and Lonida, at home. Mr. Perry votes with
the People's party; is a member of the Masonic
order, the Grange and Farmers' Alliance,
and also of the Missionary Baptist
? P>ROF. AUGUSTUS E. HILL, of Taylor,
Texas, was born in Pickens county,
Alabama, in 1853, a son of Dr. S. F.
Hill, who was born near Statesville,
North Carolina. He afterward removed to
South Carolina, later to Georgia, and next to
Alabama. During his young manhood he
was apprenticed to learn the tailors' trade.
He afterward began the study of medicine,
is a graduate of a college in Charleston,
South Carolina, and has spent most of his
life as a physician in Carrollton, Alabama,
where he still resides, aged eighty-one years.
The Doctor served for a time in the cause of
the South during the late war. His wife, nee
Miss Sarah J. Boggs, was a daughter of Rev.
James and Mrs. - (Throckmorton) Boggs,
natives of Virginia. Rev. Boggs was a noted
educator and Presbyterian minister. He organized
many female colleges throughout the
different States of the Southeast. He organized
the Greenwood Seminary, one of the first
female schools in Louisiana, and the f'rst iln
the western part of that State. Hi death
occurred before the late war. Mrs. Boggs
was left an orphan in early life, and was
raised by her aunt, Mrs. William Madison.
William Madison was a brother of President
James Madison. Dr. and Mrs. Hill had six
children that lived to years of maturity:
Mary A., widow of Joel H. Puckett; Fannie
M., widow of James M. Davis, of Dallas; A.
E., our subject; Samuel H., a physician of
Carrollton, Alabama; Enmmna J., deceased,
was the wife of a Mr. Bonner; 0. Annie,
wife of La Fayette Bonner, M. D., now of
San Antonio. Mrs. Hill died in 1884. Both
she and her husband were members of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, South.
Augustus E. Hill, the subject of this
memoir, received his education in the Carrollton
Academy and in what is now the
State Normal of Alabama, graduating at the
latter institution at the age of eighteen years.
He afterward began the study of law, was
admitted to the bar of Alabama in 1872, before
reaching his majority, and practiced before
the courts of that State for seven years.
In 1879 he located near Navasota, Grimes
county, Texas, having at that time just
twenty-five cents, and for the following eight
months he was occupied at farm labor. During
that time he also taught school, receiving
$40 per month. In 1881 Mr. Hill took
c, arge of the Bastrop Academy, at Bastrop,
and in the fall of 1883 was appointed Superintendent
of the city schools of Taylor, having
been re-elected to that position from 1883
to 1892. On first coming to this city the
school employed three teachers, and had an
attendance of 105 pupils. Thdre was also
one colored school, employing one teacher,
and having an attendance of forty students.
The white school now occupies one of the
finest school buildings in the State, employs
fifteen teachers, two music teachers and one
art teacher, and has an attendance of 700
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