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HISTRY F TXAS 54
sity of Washington county. In 1872 he began
the study of medicine in the office of Dr.
J. T. Norris, at Brenham, and from that year
until 1875 attended the AMedical Department
of the University of Kentupky, at Louisville,
graduating at that institution in the spring of
1875. Dr. Baine then began the practice of
his profession at Welcome, Austin county,
but three years later came to Lexington, Lee
county. In addition to his medical practice,
he owns a well-stocked drug store, and is also
Postmaster of the city.
At Welcome, Austin county, October 6,
1877, Dr. Baine was united in marriage to
Ellen Barnhill. They have two children, Ellen
and Harry. Politically our subject is not
a partisan, and, although he opposes the doctrine
of free trade, never allows the ties of
party to break the ties of friendship. In his
social relations, he is a mem ber of the Legion
R^ NIfM. RAGSDALE, a representative
farmer of Milam county, is a native
of Texas, having been born in what
is now Fayette county, November 25,
1835. His parents, James C. and Rebecca
(Moss) Ragsdale, were early settler of Texas,
moving here in 1833. The father served in
the war by which Texas won its independence,
being a member of that glorious band of patriots
that won imperishable honors for themselves
on the field of San Jacinto. In 1850
the senior Ragsdale moved to Milaml county,
where he died in March of the following year.
He was an industrious farmer and a patriotic
citizen. His wife, who was a daughter of
Mathew Moss, another of Milamn county's
worthy pioneers, survived her husband a number
of years, dying here in 1878. She and
her husband were inembers of the Cumberland
Presbyterian Cllurch, and under the influences
of that church as well as in all correct
ways of living they raised their family of
ten children, most of whom are yet living and
filling useful places in society. These are:
Smith, who has been a teacher for over forty
years, residing now at Llano, this State;
Sarah, the widow of L. E. S. Williams, of
Milam county; Mathew Moss, the subject of
this notice; Andrew I., who was killed in
the Confederate army in 1862; Harriet C.,
now the wife of Joseph Westmoreland, of
Hardeman county, this .State; Milton, a
teacher of Dallas; Caroline, who was married
to C. J. [larris, both of whom are deceased;
James Madison, who resides in Waxahachie,
Ellis county, Texas; Elizabeth R., now :Mrs.
Manguin, resides at Tacoma in the new State
of Washington and Alice, the wife of George
L. Adkison, of Waxahachie, Texas.
* M. 3M. Ragsdale was brought up as most
boys were a halt century ago in Texas, on the
range and farm. His father knew the advantages
of an education and used his utmost
endeavor to give his children good training in
this respect; but Texas during tlhe first fi;teein
or twenty years after it threw off Mexican
authority had graver problems pressing
on it for solution than the school question.
Such school advantages, liowever. as existed
in the community where the Ragsdale family
lived were enjoyed l)y each member of that
family and the subject of this notice got at
least the rudiments of a good English education.
Accompanying his parents to 3Iilam
county, in 1850, he married here nine years
later and branched out immediately afterward
in the stock business for himself. In
1862 he entered the Confederate army enlisting
in an independent company commanded
by Captain Armstrong, Ford's regiment, and
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