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leaving a widow and four children: David,
born in this county in 1834 or 1835, is a resident
of Colorado; Mahala, married Frank
Yost, and both are now deceased; Frank F..
our subject; and Mary A., widow of Charles
Woolfingbarger, and a resident of Bastrop
county. In 1850 the mother married Christopher
Strauther, and they lhad one child
William Strauther. The wife and mother
died in 1859.
Few people were obliged to undergo more
hardships incident to the early settlement than
did Mr. and Mrs. Litton. The former was
nearly always away from home, engaged in
lighting the Indians from his own and hlis
neighbors' homes, and few men ever gave i
more of their time to their country than Mr. I
Litton. He was a fearless ian in point of
personal danger, always ready to assist in repelling
the invasions of the country by Indians
and Mexicans. During the early days
the families were frequently compelled to go
to the forts of Bastrop, Wilbarger, or higher
up the Colorado river. On such occasions
the men would scour the country for the
enemy, leaving their wives, daughters and
mothers at the forts, protected only by a few
men. While working on his farm Mr. Litton
was obliged to have a guard stationed at the
house to prevent the Indians from assassinating
him, or capturing and carrying the family
into captivity, which was more dreaded by
the women than death.
Frank M. Litton received only a limited
education, and remained with his mother on
the old homestead until her death. Ile still
resides on this farm, where he was born and
raised. On account of being crippled in his
right hand, he did not take an active part in
the late war, although his sympathy and
means were freely given to the cause of tlhe
South. At the opening of the struggle he
was extensively engaged in the cattle business,
but at its close his stock was nearly all
gone, and, like many others, he was obliged
to begin lit; anew. Mr. Litton purchased
the interests of his brothers and sisters in
the homestead, and he now owns 800 acres
of land on Cedar creek, with 175 acres under
Ia fine state of cultivation. lie also lhas a grist
mill and a steam cotton gin, where lie ginl.
about (00 bales of cotton annually, about
fifty per cent. of the same being raised on his
Mr. Litton was married in 1860, to Miss
Sarah Glass, a native of Tennessee, and a
daughter of Hector Glass, who came to Texas
about 1850. To this union were born three
children: Adison, of this county; Hector, of
Colorado; and William, a resident of Bastrop
county. The sons are engaged in farming
and stock raising. The wife and mother lied
in 1873, and in the following year Mr. Litton
married Miss Bettie Thompson, a native of
Virginia. Her parents died in that State,
and slhe came to Texas with two other ladies
in 1874. Mr. and Mrs. Litton have eight
children, as follows: Sallie, Rosa, Lemma,
Frank, Kenneth, John Hearn, Bettie, and a
babe, David. Mrs. Litton is a member of
the Methodist Episcopal Church.
fUDGE Z. T. FUtLMORE, of Austin,
J Texas, was born in Robeson county,
North Carolina, November 11, 1846.
His parents were Zach. and Sallie (Bethea)
Fulmnore, the latter a native of Marion county,
South Carolina, and the former of Robeson
county, Nortlh Caroline, where lie was
born January 10, 1808. His ancestors on
both sides imtnigrated to that section about
the year 1750, and were prominent partici
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Lewis Publishing Company, publisher. 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, book, 1893; Chicago. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29785/m1/698/: accessed March 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .