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physician in residence in the county, Dr.
Walker being the oldest. He has been United
States Medical Examiner for the State, a
member of the Board of Examiners for the
Sixteenth Judicial District of Texas, is Examiner
for the following insurance conmpanies:
The New York Mutual, for the Providence
of New York, the Bankers' of St. Paul,
the Washington of New York, tlie Manhattan
of New York, and the Mutual Benefit of
Massachusetts. Dr. Fleming also writes occasionally
for the medical jour-nals of Texas
and the Medical Register of Philadelphia.
He is Secretary of the Board of Health of
In 1873 the Doctor was united in marriage
to Miss Mary M. Henderson, a daughter of
William H. Henderson, of Georgetown.
They had one child, which died in 1885, aged
three years. Dr. and Mrs. Fleming are
members of the Presbyterian Church, in
which the former is an Elder. Socially, he is
a Royal Arch Mason, and has passed through
all the chairs and has been a member of the
Grand Lodge of the State in the I. 0. 0. F.
He is a member and attends the sessions of
the State Medical Association, also the Austin
District Medical Association. Dr. Fleming
is well read in his profession, widely known
and highly appreciated as a citizen, and is
numbered among the most worthy enterprising
and intelligent men of Williamson county.
R. BRIZENDINE, of Williamson
J^ county, is a son of W. L. and Catherine.
M. (Smith) Brizendine. The
father was a native of Virginia, but his
people located in Todd county, Kentucky,
when e was quite young. He was left an
orphan at an early age, and was raised as a
bound boy. When a young man lie went to
Woodtbrd county, Kentucky, was there married
in 1842; several years later went to
Jessamine county, same State, but slubsequently
returned to Todd county. In 1855
Mr. Brizendine came to Texas, spending tlhe
first five years at Fort Worth, after which
he located in Austin, and in January, 1865,
settled where our subject nuw lives. lie
died there in August, 1889. He was a cabinet-maker
by trade, but after coming to this
State followed the carpenter's trade. He
built the first house in Denton, Denton
county, and while in Austin also engaged as
a cabinet-maker under the firm name of
Brizendine & Tumey. After locating in
Williamson he was engaged in milling, ginninog
and merchandising. ' Mr. Brizendine
took but little interest in politics, voting
with the Democratic party, was a Council
Mason, and a member of the Christian
Church. The mother of our subject was
born and raised in Versailles, Kentucky, a
daughter of H. Anna'Smith, who lived to a
great age. The former still lives in Williamson
county. Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Brizendine
had two children-J. R. and Lawson. The
latter was accidentally killed by a horse falling
on him at the age of twelve years.
J. I. Brizendine, the subject of this
sketch, was born in Versailles, Woodford
county, Kentucky, December 29, 1843. In
November, 1862, he enlisted for service in
in the late war, entering Company C, Fourth
Texas Cavalry, Green's brigade, and served
in the Trans-Mississippi Department. He
was on detached duty, in hospital, commissary
and quartermaster work. In December,
1864, he was detailed to work in the Government
foundry at Austin, where he remained
until the close of the struggle. Mr.
Brizendine is now engaged in the stock
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