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I40 HISTORY OF TEXAS.
Lloyd, nee Ann J. Walker, was a native of
Ireland. Her family subsequently located in
South Carolina, but afterward moved to
Pennsylvania, where Ann J. was reared and
married. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd had seven
children: John, our subject; Mary A., H.
B., of Robertson county; Isaac and R. J.,
also of that county, and two daughters who
died about 1844. The mother now resides
with one of her sons on the old homestead,
aged seventy-eight years.
John Lloyd attended the Chester Academy
at Chester, Pennsylvania, and completed his
education in the high school of Wheelock,
Texas. He was then employed as clerk by
C. C. Hearne, of that place, and later by
Lewis & Spence, also of Wheelock. In 1861
lie enlisted for service in the late war, entering
Company E, Second Texas Regiment, under
Colonel John C. Moore, and served on the
east side of the Mississippi river until the fall
'of Vicksburg, July 4, 1863. During that
time he participated in the battles of Corinth,
Shiloh, etc.; in the spring of 1863 was sent
to Vicksburg and placed behind the breastworks,
was captured July 4, 1863, paroled
eight days later, and exchanged in the fall of
the same year. Previous to his exchange,
Mr. Lloyd had made his way bome, where he
remained until after that event took place,
and his company then rendezvoused at Houston,
Texas. They then went South on the
Brazos river, under command of Colonel
Smith, but during their service in this State
never took part in any battles. The company
disbanded at Galveston. Mr. Lloyd entered
the army as a private, but at the battle of
Corinth, Mississippi, where the colonel of the
regiment was killed and the color-bearer
shot down, he brought out with his regiment
the flag, which was pierced by bullets several
times while in his hands. For this and other
meritorious services he was promoted to
Lieutenant after the second battle of Corinth.
After coming to the west side of the Mississippi
river, and upon the reorganization of
his company, Mr. Lloyd was appointed First
Lieutenant, and at the close of the war was
serving as Captain. .
After the close of hostilities he returned
to his father's home in Wheelock, where lie
engaged in the mercantile business about
three years. At that time his entire accumulations
for three years was swept away by
fire, caused by lightning. In the fall of 1868
Mr. Lloyd resumed his former occupation at.
Bryan, Brazos county; in 1869 located in'
Calvert, Robertson county; in 1870 went to
Bremond; in 1871 began farming in Falls
county, and in 1873 resumed mercantile pursuits
in Limestone. In 1878 he again lost
the accumulations of several years by fire.
For the following two years he was employed
as clerk in Kosse, Limestone county, by N.
Markham. In 1880 Mr. Lloyd was elected
Tax Assessor of that county, serving in that
position two years, and for the following two
and a half years was engaged in the mercantile
business, in Taylor, Texas. January 1,
1886, he sold his mercantile interest, and
since that tinie has been engaged in the realestate
and insurance business. From 1886
to 1891 he filled the office of City Assessor
and Collector of Taylor, and also served as
School Trustee three years.
Mr. Lloyd was married May 15, 1860, to
Miss Esther R. Price, a native of Giles
county, Tennessee, and a daughter of John H.
and Adaline R. Price. The parents came in
1856 from Giles county to Falls county,
where they were among the pioneer settlers.
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd have four children:
Addie, wife of R. C. Robertson, of Limestone
county; John I. and Charles K., of this city;
H~ISTOR Y F EXS
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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/m1/583/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .