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 Page: 578
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the western part of the county, 250 acres of
which is in cultivation and reasonably well
November 25, 1859, Mr. Sanders married
Miss Lydia Armstrong, who was born in
Mississippi, and who was a daughter of John
and Lydia Armstrong, the father being a
native of Alabama, and the mother a native
of Mississippi. The issue of this marriage
was one son: J. D. Sanders. The wife and
mother died in 1863, and six years later Mr.
Sanders married Mrs. Nancy Ann Oldham,
the widow of Thomas Oldham, and a daughter
of Charles Leeper. This lady was born
in Lawrence county, Alabama. By this
union Mr. Sanders has had three children:
Ida, who is now deceased; Dona, the wife of
James Harvey; and Howell C.
(UD. C. WOMBLE, the present popular
and efficient Treasurer of Burleson
county, was born in Coosa county,
Alabama, January 5, 1853, and is the
youngest son of William H. and Eliza J.
Womble, who are natives, the father of
North Carolina and the mother of South
Carolina. His parents were married in
Alabama where they spent the greater part
of their lives, the father dying there in 1857.
The mother and children remained in Alabama
till most of the children became grown
when, in 1869, they came to Texas and
settled in Burleson county. The mother
died in Caldwell, this county, in 18&0. Most
of the children married in this county and
settled here and elsewhere in the State. The
eldest and youngest, Sallie J. widow/of Rev.
F. H. Carroll, and Sudie E. wifebf RevJames
M. Carroll, reside in Lampasas; the
second and fifth, William T. and Jud. C., are
residents of Caldwell, while the third, John
E. lives at San Angelo, and the fourth,
Henry G., died in Burleson county before
'the removal of the remainder of the family
out from Alabama.
Jud C. of this article, being next to the
youngest of the family, was sixteen when he
came to Texas. His boyhood had been spent
in Coosa county, Alabama, in the schools of
which county and at the Baptist college
located at Talladega, he received his education.
His first employment on locating in
this county was as a farm hand on Hooker's
prairie. He was so engaged for three years
when, in 1871, he secured a clerkship with
Dean & Carroll, at Caldwell, and for three
years following clerked in the mercantile
business. He then formed a partnership
with James L. Dean, and engaged in business
for himself at Deanville in Burleson county.
In 1881 he disposed of his interest at
Deanville, and returning to Caldwell just
prior to the completion of the Gulf, Colorado
& Santa Fe railway to this place, opened
a general store here, out of which grew his
present establishment, namely, groceries,
guns and sporting goods. Later Mr. R. E.
McArthur became interested in the business,
the firm becoming Womble & McArthur
standing so at this time. Messrs. Womble
& McArthur carry a select stock of goods in
their line and control a large trade.
In March 1888, Mr. Womble was appointed
to fill a vacancy in the office of
Treasurer of Burleson county. In November
following he was elected to the same
position, and two years later was re-elected,
and in November, 1892, was again elected
as his own successor. He has made the
citizens of Burleson county an honest and
capable officer, and that they appreciate his
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