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and a personal friend of General Harrison, ber 19, 1879, aged sixty-four. By this maratnd
took part in some of his battles, one of riage there were two children, namely: G. L.
them being the battle of Tippecanoe, on the and Helen, wife of W. F. Steele, with whom
Tippecanoe river, near LaFayette, Indiana. our subject resides. Mr. and Mrs. Steele
He was a pioneer of the pioneers in Ohio, have one child, Mattie Lou. Our subject
Illinois and Texas. On account of his well since her girlhood has always been a conknown
goodness of heart be was appointed sistent and active member of the Baptist
Trustee of the poor, and discharged every Church. Her father, James Knight, was
duty in a most faithful and praiseworthy born July 10, 1776, and died January 10,
manner. James and Martha Knight had 1848. His wife, Martha (Seals) Knight was
eight children, namely: Dr. William Knight, born in 1870, and died October 2, 1844.
born April 28, 1799, and died February 11, They were good, old pioneer people, ever in
1851. He was an eminent physician for the home of the poor, in the ranks of the
those days and a more honest, honorable or toilers, in the hearts of all lovers of humanity.
worthy man was seldom, if ever seen. He They were the ideals of honor, gentleness,
came to Brushy in 1847, and to Georgetown truth, fidelity and love.
in 1848. His wife was Mary A. Baugh, and
their children were as follows: James, the -^.
present Postmaster of Georgetown; Martha,
now Mrs. Westley Bullock; Caroline, wife of -OHN SCOTT, the veteran photographer
Cyrus Hubank; Joseph B.; Eliza, now Mrs. of Rockdale, was born in the little town
James Montgomery; Nancy, widow of W. K. of Savannah, Hardin county, TennesFoster.
The second child born to James and see, on January 21, 1846. His parents inovMartha
Knight was Rachel, now Mrs. Joseph ing to Texas when he was about seven years
Adamson; John S.; Benjamin; Martha, our old (1853), he was reared mainly in Bastrop
subject; Dr. D. Fortner; Nancy, wife of Dr. county where they settled. He grew up on
J. Anderson, father of Ed. R. Anderson. the farm and stock range and received such
Martha (Knight) Alley, the subject of this schooling as the meager educational advansketch,
was born October 16, 1814, near Troy, tages of that day afforded. At the age of
Ohio. She is a highly respected pioneer of seventeen he entered the Confederate army,
the county. None know her but to do her enlisting in January, 1864, in Company G,
honor, as her life has been blameless and ex- Second Texas Infantry with which he served
emplary, and its influence in the hearts of during the remainder of the war along the
those who know her speaks more eloquently Gulf coast in the vicinity of Galveston, at
than any complimentry words we. might pen. which place his regiment disbanded at the
Her first marriage was to Samuel Makenson, close of hostilities. When the war was over
who died in 1850, leaving six children, name- he returned to Bastrop county and accoumly:
Hon. William K.; D. R., J. K., deceased paying his parents in 1865 settled on a farm
in 1874; Sophronia, Mrs. Archie Hart; Eliza, near Lexington in what is now Lee, then
now Mrs. H. F. Rosewood and S. 3B. Her Burleson county, where for two years he
second marriage was in Novembe 1852, to worked on the farm and managed his father's
G. W. Alley, who died in polorado, Novem- interests. In 1867 he returned to Bastrop
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