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'r'a'' 3HISTORY OF TEXAS.
selected as Chairman of the Democratic Executive
Committee of Bastrop county and held
that position. until 1892.
In 1854 Mr. Price was united in marriage
to Miss Sarah Mitchell, a native of North
Carolina, but reared in Mississippi, and a
daughter of Elijah P. and Frances (Morris)
Mitchell, natives also of North Carolina. The
father located in Tippah county, Mississippi,
in an early day, and in 1855 came to Bastrop
county, Texas. He died in the following
year at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Price.
His widow afterward removed with her fainxily
to Eastland prairie, where she died in
1868. Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell were the parents
of seven children, four of whom grew
to years of maturity: Sarah B., now Mrs.
Price; Robert P., a resident of Aberdeen,
Mississippi; Max, of Waco, Texas; and Mattie,
who married Major R. H. Wells, but
both are now deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Price
have had eleven children, six now living, and
all in the county, viz.: Robert E., Joseph B.,
James W., Charles M., David S. and Wesley
W. Mr. and Mrs. Price are members of the
Methodist Episcopal Church South, in which
the former is a Steward. Socially, he affiliates
with the A. F. & A. M., Gamble Lodge, No.
244, and Bastrop Chapter, No. 95.
MOORE, a successful farmer and pioL
neer citizen of Williamson county,
Texas, is a son of L. and Priscilla
(Thornton) Moore. The grandfather of our
subject, Joseph Moore, was a native of Ireland,
but when a young man came to the
Colonies. He raised a large family in North
Carolina, and was a soldier in the Revolutionary
war. The father of our st/ject subsequently
moved to South Carolina; in 1818
went to Tuscaloosa county, Alabama, and
four years later to Fayette county, that State,
where he died in 1851. Mr. and Mrs. Moore
reared a family of eleven children, three now
living: Catherine, who married a Mr. Harkins,
now deceased; Elijah, of Coryell county,
Texas; and L., our subject. The mother
died one month previous to the father's
death. The latter was a minister in the
Primitive Baptist Church for about forty
L. Moore, the subject of this sketch, was
born May 16, 1824, six miles west of Fayette
courthouse, Fayette county, Alabama, where
he grew to manhood. In 1848 he came to
Texas, spending the first four years in Bastrop
county, and during one year of that time
was a member of the State rangers. In 1852
he returned to Alabama, but in 1854 came
again to Texas, settling where he now lives,
two miles north of Florence, -Williamson
county. Mr. Moore now owns 500 acres of
land, 130 acres of which is under a fine state
of cultivation. In 1862 he enlisted for service
in the late war in a cavalry company commanded
by Captain Peace. In the spring of
1863 he entered Company G, Seventeenth
Texas Infantry, as a private, took part in the
battles of Mansfield and Pleasant Hill, was
taken prisoner at the latter place, but was
soon afterward exchanged.
Mr. Moore was married in Fayette county,
Alabama, January 9, 1853, to Eppie H.
Thornton. They have had nine children,
viz.: Alice, wife of Robert Triple, of Salado,
Texas; William E. and John D., of Young
county, this State; Susan, who with another
lady was killed by falling lamps while attending
church; Jefferson D., of Indian Territory;
Gaines H. and Battie, at home; Mark,
of Young county, Texas; and Murray, who
was killed by a runaway mule in 1892. Po
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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/m1/596/: accessed July 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .