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Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Magee were the par- August 2, 1857, when eighteen years of
ents, of twelve children, viz.: Patrick, who age, Mr. Magee was married to Sarah A.
came to Texas in 1870, and is now a farmer Porter, daughter of Jesse A. Porter, a native
of Caldwell county; Samuel, who came to of Tennessee, but who died in Mississippi.
this State in the same year and resides in the Mr. and Mrs. Magee had five children: Anna,
same county as his brother; Elbert came to wife of M. Bolden, a farmer of Williamson
Texas in 1869 and now resides in Hardeman county; J. W., a farmer and Treasurer of
county; C. W., deceased in Mississippi in Ford county, Texas; Alice, wife of George
1859; John D., who came to this State in Payne, of Taylor, this State; William F., a
1859 and died in 1863; M. F., our subject; merchant of Georgetown; and Lucy, wife of
Riley came to Williamson county, Texas, in Charley Cook, a farmer of Williamson county.
1858, and died in 1873; Marion, who caine Mrs. Magee died March 24, 1871, having
to this State two different times, and now been a consistent member of the Methodist
lives in Mississippi; Joe came in 1870 and Church. October 14, 1880, Mr. Magee marresides
in Lockhart, Caldwell county; Mattie, ried Miss S. D. McDaniel, who was born in
wife of Joe Smith, also of Lockhart; Laverna, Alabama, November 12, 1860, a daughter of
widow of Joe Shin, and a resident of Cald- David and Eliza (Bryan) McDaniel, also nawell
county; and Robert, who came to Texas tives of that State. Her father, a physician
with his brother in 1869, locating in this by profession, died March 15, 1882. Her
county, died in 1890. Eight of the sons mother afterward married J. H. Gray, and
served through the late war, and only one re- she now resides in this county. Mrs. Magee
ceived a slight wound. came to Texas in 1872. Our subject and
M. F. Magee, the subject of this sketch, wife have had four children: Birdy, born
purchased a farm in 1857, where he remained August 14, 1881; Sally, July 26, 1883;
until 1861. In that year he enlisted in Corn- Ethel, November 27, 1886; and Minnie,
pany C, First Mississippi Regiment, was con- June 27, 1888.
signed to the Army of the Tennessee, Van- Mr. Magee was formerly a Democrat, but
dorn's brigade, after whose death Mr. Magee is now a third-party man. Socially. he is a
served under Jackson, and afterward under member of the Alliance, and, religiously,
Hood. Mr. Magee took part in all the promi- both he and his wife belong to the Methodist
nent battles, serving until the close of the Episcopal Church.
struggle, and was never wounded or captured.
He was in Mississippi at the time of the sur- ---
render. After returning home he found his
farm in a neglected state, but he at once be- AMES A. WOOD, an enterprising and
gan its improvement, and in 1868 sold his successful citizen of Bastrop county,
land and came to Texas. Mr. Magee imme- was born in Travis county, Texas,
diately purchased his present farm in Will- April 9, 1850, a son of William and Louisa
iamson county, which was then all raw land. (Glover) Wood, natives of Alabama. The
He now owns 200 acres, 150 of which are in parents came to Texas in 1849, rented land
a fine state of cultivation, and most of #ich at Weberville, Travis county, a few years,
he rents. and then purchased a farm, and afterward
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