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HISTORY OF TEXAS.
litically, Mr. Moore votes with the Democratic
party, and socially is a member of thle
Grange and the Sons of Temperance. He is
a 1)eacon in the Missionary Baptist Church.
Tf f OBERT HANNA, one of the oldest
and most respected residents of Williamson
county, is a son of Charles M.
and Mary B. (Patton) Hanna. The
first of this family to come to America was
James Hanna, great-grandfather of our subject,
who located in York district, South
Carolina, where he raised his family. The
grandfather, Robert Hanna, served in the
Revolutionary war when only eighteen years
of age, and several of his brothers were also
soldiers in that struggle. After the close
of the war he married, and also raised his
family in York district. Charles M. Hanna
was married in the district of Spartan burg,
but soon located in York district, where lihe
in turn raised his family. HIe practiced
medicine there until 1834, and in that year
located in Pontotoc county, Mississippi, where
he died in 1862. Mrs. Hanna departtd this
life in 1859.
Robert Hanna, the only survivor of his
parents' eight children, and the subject of
this sketch, was born in York district, South
Carolina, April 5, 1817. When a lad of
seventeen years he moved with his parents to
Mississippi, where he remained until 1854,
and in that year located in Williamson county,
Texas. In the following year lAe settled on
480 acres of his present farm, to which he
afterward added 632 aces more, but now
owns about 750 acres. The farm is located
on Running Brushy creek, eight miles west
of the town of Round Rock. By patient toil
and industry Mr. Hanna has succeeded in
gaining a competency, and his well-tilled
fields and overflowing granaries attest hLs
successful husbandry. A Whig before the
late war, his teachings led himn to strenuously
oppose secession. and after the close of
the struggle he voted a few years with the
Republican party, but, not agreeing with
their monetary legislation, has of late years
favored no particular party.
Mr. HIanna was married in Pontotoc county,
Mississippi, December 27, 1843, to Miss
Sibby Harrison, who was born in Abbeyville
district, South Carolina, a daughter of Rev.
John and Margaret (Stuart) Harrison. The
father was a native of Spartanburg district,
South Carolina, and was a minister in the
Presbyterian Church, as were also several
other members of the Harrison family. After
marriage he located in Abbeyville, later in
Jackson county, Georgia, where lie lived and
died. Mr. and Mrs. HIanna have had seven
children, four now living: Charles, of Austin;
Andrew and Robert, farmers of Williamson
county; and Thomas S., a surveyor of tlis
T HOMAS CULVERWELL, farmer and
stock raiser of Milain county, is a
native of England, having been born
in Somersetshire July 21, 1851. In
1855 his parents imigrated to America and
settled near Norfolk, Virginia, where the
subject of this sketch was reared. His father
died when the subject of this notice was in
his tenth year and most of the family possessions
having been swept away by the
ravages of the late war, his education was
limited. In 1872 lie came to Texas and for
three years was engaged in driving cattle
from this State to Wyoming. Hle located
in Milamn county in 1875, where he en
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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/m1/597/: accessed July 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .