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I76 HISTORY OF TEXAS.
of eight children, namely: James Henry, the
subject of this biography; William, of Terrell.
Texas; Sophronia, wife of J. F. Pangle,
Tax Collector of Burnet county: Samuel H.,
Joseph and Alexander, of Marble Falls, Texas;
Sallie, wife of J. B. Pangle, of Burnet county;
and Fred, also a resident of that county.
The wife and mother died in 1885.
James H. Faubion was born in Newport,
Cocke county, Tennessee, August 20, 1844.
In 1861 he enlisted as a private in Company
C, Twenty-sixth Tennessee Infantry, and
served until the surrender. With 13,000
others, he was captured at the battle of Fort
Donelson, spent eight months in Camp Morton
prison, was then exchanged, and the regiment
was reorganized. Mr. Faubion then
participated in the battles of Murfreesboro,
Chickarnauga, Lookout Mountain, Missionary
Ridge, the Atlanta campaign, returning
with Hood to Tennessee, served in the battle
of Franklin, and then went into the Carolinas,
when the war closed. He held the position
of First Sergeant at the time of the
Our subject came to Texas with his father
in 1865, and in 1870 came to his present
farm of 200 acres, seventy-five of which is
cultivated. The place is located two miles
south of Leander. In addition to his farming
interests, he also carries a large stock of lumber,
hardware and furniture. Mr. Faubion
is a staunch Democrat in political matters,
and in 1884 was elected by his party as Representative
of the Seventy-eighth district in
the Legislature and has held that position
ever since, with the exception of one term.
The district is now known as the Seventy-first,
and composed of Williamson county. While
in the Legislature Mr. Fanbion gave.much
of his attention to the laws governing the
public lands of the State, was instrumental in
framing the law throwing open the same to
settlement, requiring the cattlemen to take
out a regular lease, and also gave much attention
to school matters. He assisted in
establishing the present system of county superintendents.
The convict question also
became an important one during his term, he
having opposed the present lease system.
Mr. Faubion was married near where he
now lives, December 22, 1868, to Margaret
C. Mason. They have had seven children:
Earl M., Mary L., Addie B., Margaret M.,
Lola, Kate and Oran. The eldest son has
charge of his father's store. Mr- Fanbion is
president of the Farmers' Insurance Company,
is a member of the 1. 0. 0. F., and is
an Elder in the old-school Presbyterian
J OHN MUNRO, of Williamson county,
is a son of David and Isabella (Munro)
Munro, natives of Ross county, Scotland,
where the family have lived for many
generations. The father of our subject was
a blacksmith by occupation, but for many
years had charge of the water works in the
city of Dundee. His death occurred in the
county of Ross, in 1877, and the mother
died at the same place about 1872. They
were the parents of five children: John, the
subject of this sketch; Alexander, a farmer
of Manitoba, Canada; David, railroad station
agent at Motherwell, Scotland; James,
deceased; and Collin, a blacksmith, of Liberty
John Munro was born in Dundee, Scotland,
March 16, 1846, and early in life learned the
blacksmith's trade. At the age of twenty
years, he emigrated to America, landing at
Galveston, Texas; in February, 1867, and for
the following four years was engaged in
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