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county, this State. While there the father
wa% a member of a company of State Rangers,
under Captain John Williams, who was
murdered by the Indians at Baby Head,
Llano county, Texas. Mr. Williams served
several years. He died July 1, 1891, the
mother having departed this life in 1862.
They were the parents of eleven children,
namely: William Mason, deceased, was a
minister in the Christian Church; Elizabeth,
wife of W. M. Howell, of Williamson county;
Isaac M., our subject; Jane, wife of Evan
Mankins, of this county; David, deceased;
Kels II. and John, of Williamson county;
Ellen, wife of George Tacket, of Erath
county. Texas; Lynn, Maggie, and James,
deceased. After the mother's death, the
father married Martha Ward, and they had
three children: Etta and Emma (twins), and
Lee. Mr. Williams was a farmer and stockraiser
by occupation, a Democrat in his
political views, and a member of the Christian
Church. The Coffey family were early
settlers of Kentucky, the mother of our snbject
having been born and raised in that
State, and many of her relatives still reside
Isaac M. Williams, the subject of this
biography, was born in Washington county,
Arkansas, April 19, 1844, and came to Texas
at the age of five years. In 1861, at the
opening of the late war, he enlisted in Company
A, Morgan's Cavalry Company, served
on the west side of the Mississippi river, and
took part in the battles of Gravel Ridge,
Cape Girardeau, Old Jackson, White Water,
Little Rock, Pine Bluff, etc. He had two
horses shot under him, one at White Water
and the other at Old Jackson, but was never
wounded or captured. After returning from
the army Mr. Williams resumed fuming
and stock-raising, and has resided Jn his
present farm about twelve years. He owns
3,500 acres of good land, 1,000 acres of
which is under a fine state of cultivation, and
located about four miles from Georgetown.
This is one of the best ranches in Williamson
Mr. Williams was married in this county,
July 13, 1864, to Elizabeth Roberts, who was
born in Burleson county, Texas, but raised in
Williamson county. She is one of seven
children, most of whom reside in Brown,
Wood and Howard counties, Texas. The
Roberts family have resided in this State for
many years. Mr. and Mrs. Williams have
had eight children, namely: William Mason,
deceased; Emzy D., of Williamson county;
Sallie, wife of J. W. Styles; King, a resident
of this county; Lucy, wife of W. W. Edwards;
and Fannie, Willie, and Maggie, at home.
In his political relations, Mr. Williams
affiliates with the Democratic party.
q EORGE IRVINE, a manufacturer of
artificial ice, and proprietor of the City
Mills of Georgetown, was born on
Orkney Islands, March 21, 1841, a
son of Thomas and Jennette Irvine. In early
life the father was a contractor and builder
in Scotland, but in 1848 emigrated to
Canada, where he followed farming until his
death, in May, 1891, at the age of eightyfour
years. He was a member of the Universalist
Church, held many of the minor
offices of his county, and was well, favorably
and extensively known. His memory is
cherished by all who knew him, as a tender,
generous, noble man and a worthy citizen.
The mother, born in 1805, died June 6, 1893,
at the age of eight-eight years. She was a
member of the Universalist Church, but both
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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/m1/604/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .