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uls HISTORY OF TEXAS.
year, and then, in 1877, turned over to the
International & Great Northern Railroad.
They now have on hand a railroad from
Georgetown to Granger, have the right of
way, depot and grounds, and fifteen miles of
grading completed. Mr. Taylor was also instrumental
in starting the water works of
Georgetown, which were sold to the eity in a
later day; was secretary of a company who
organized to have the Soutlhwestern University
located in this city. The valuation of
$150,000 was donated to the Southwestern
University, and from $75,000 to $100,000 of
this amount came from Georgetown. In
conmp any with others, our subject organized
the Texas Chautauqua, located within onehalf
a mile of the city, giving $10,000 and
200 acres of land to have it placed in its
present location. They have the finest lecturers
in the United States during the college
vacation. The grounds are beautiful, and
easy of access from the city.
July 7, 1864, Mr. Taylor was united in
marriage with Miss Margaret C. Henderson.
Her parents died when she was a mere child,
and she was reared in Tennessee by her maternal
grandmother, Mrs. Martha Mayes, a
widow. They came to Texas in 1856. Our
subject and wife have two children living:
Lee M., cashier of the First National Bank;
and Corimina, wife of R. T. Cooper, collector
in the same bank. They have three children:
Made, Bessie Bell and Corinna. Lee M.
Taylor married Fannie Talliferro, whose
grandfather, Rev. Talliferro, preached the
first sermon in Williamson county, at the
residence of Freeman Smalley, on Brushy
creek. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Taylor have one
child, Mabel. Our subject and wife are members
of the Baptist Church, in which the
former holds the office of Treasurer. /Politically,
Mr. Taylor is a Democrat, and takes an
interest in all home enterprises. He is a man
of refinement and an estimable citizen, possesses
superior business qualifications, and his
integrity of character, honorable and upright
dealings and kind consideration of his fellow
man, have won for him the highest regard of
the community and the county in which he
FRANK M. LITTON, a prominent
farmer of Bastrop county, was born in
this county, September 6, 1839, a son
of Aditon and Mary (Owen) Litton, natives
of Missouri and Alabama, respectively. The
parents were married where Bastrop now
stands, in 1833, under the Mexican Government.
The father was one of the pioneer
settlers of old Bastrop, was a member of
Captain Belligsley's company of rangers,
and participated in many engagements
against the Mexicans and Indians. During
the stampede from this place, Mr. Litton
took his family to the Nacogdoches river,
and immediately returned to the army. He
served as guard over a wagon train during
battle of San Jacinto, and after peace was declared
he returned to his home in this county,
only to find the Indians had burned his house
and all the improvements, had driven off his
stock, and left nothing with which to begin
work but the land, very little of which was
then under cultivation. Mr. Litton continued
to be a member of the ranger service until
1845, and took part in the battles of Brushy
creek, Plum creek, and many others. During
the time when he was away from home
his faithful wife took care of the. home interest,
suffering all the horrors and dread of
an attack by the Indians during the absence
of the men. Mr. Litton was killed in a
personal encounter with Indians in 1845,
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