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HISTORY OF TEXAS.
eight months in the year as good a country ning several ox teams. Since the war he has
school as can be found in Milain county. been farming, wagoning and freighting. His
In 1880 Mr. Graves married Miss Addie wife is a native of Alabama, daughter of
Tribble, daughter of George C. and Rebecca G. G. and Milanda Thompson, who came to
Tribble, who moved from Mississippi to Texas with their family in 1854. Mrs.
Texas in 1875 and settled in Milam county, Henry was one of seven children, nainely:
where the mother died ill 1889 and the Martha, Mrs. J. Wade; Mrs. Henry, living in
father in 1891. Mrs. Graves was born in Texas; Thamar, living in Texas; Catherine,
Mississippi, October, 1858, and was a young Mrs. T. W. Marrs; Ervin, a farmer of Bell
lady when her parents moved to tins State. county, Texas; Eliza, Mrs. Ben Adkinson;
Mr. and Mrs. Graves have had six children and T. J. Thompson, now living at Bertram,
born to them, five of whom are living: Texas.
George, born January, 1881; lIenry, born Our subject and wife have four children,
October, 1883; Lura, born October, 1885; namely: George, married to Mrs. High, livPaul,
born January, 1888; and Estell, born ing in east Texas; Mary C., wife of James'
January, 1890. Willingham, residing in Bell county; Elizabeth,
Mrs. Marion Ray, residing in east
Texas; and Lucy, Mrs. Solomon Presley, a
farmer. Mrs. Henry is a member of the
Wt Hi H B. HENRY, one of the old set- Baptist Church, in which she takes an actiye
tiers of Texas was born in Wayne part. Our subject is one of the pioneers of
Clm( county, Tennessee, July 21 1829, son this part of the State, and during his long
of Franklin and Tabitha (Canada) Henry, residence here has gained the confidence and
both natives of east Tennessee. The father esteem of a wide circle of friends. He has
was a farmer, born, reared and married in always been industrious, honest and worthy
Tennessee, who removed to Alabama in 1830, of any confidence that might be reposed in
remained there until quite an old man, then him. He and his estimable wife enjoy the
returned to the State of his nativity, settled good wishes of every one who knows them.
in Lawrence county, middle Tennessee, where These good people are well deserving an
he remained until 1850, when he started for honorable place among the worthy citizens
Texas. but only reached Memphis when his of Williamson county.
wife was taken sick and died. He then returned
to Franklin county, Alabama, where
he lived on a farm until lie died, about 1855.
He had a family of four children, namely:
our subject, Nancy, Caroline and Alexander.
Our subject came to Texas in 1854, and
settled on a farm in Williamson county after
his marriage in 1856. For his wife he
wedded Elizabeth Thompson, which lady
is still living. During the late war o/r subject
hauled cotton for the Government, run
P. RITCHEY, one of the pioneer
farmers of Williamson county, residing
at Beaukiss, was born in Benton
county, Alabama, in 1842. At the age of
twelve years he was brought to Texas, and
has since resided in the Lone Star State. His
father, G. W. Ritchey, was a native of South
Carolina; he removed thence with his parents
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