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HISTORY OF TEXAS.
life for himself. For several years lie was
engaged in the harness business in southwest
Texas-principally in Goliad county. After
this, about the year 1854, he settled in Leon
county, some six miles north of Centerville,
where he married and engaged in the settled
pursuits of agriculture. In 1856 hlie moved
to Milain county and located on Pond creek,
where he purchased land and has since resided,
He thus became one of the first settlers
of this vicinity and has witnessed the
gradual settlement and development of the
country in which he has done his full share.
Mr. Jones' peaceful ways give no suggestion
of the exciting scenes of a military nature
through which lie has passed. As he sits and
quietly discusses the problems of peace and
gives his views on matters of practical concern,
it is hard to realize that here is a man who has
fought the Indians all over the frontier of
Texas, who bore arms in the Mexican-Indian
uprising of 1838-9, who was in the expedition
on the southwestern frontier under Wilson
and Somerville in 1842-3 and who served
throughout the entire period of the four
years' struggle during the late war, taking
part in the defense of Galveston, tlhe capture
of Sabine Pass and the series of sanguinary
engagements following Banks' campaign tup
Red river. Yet such is a fact and such are
the menr who wrested this splendid domain
from the hands of the savages and maruading
bands of Mexicans and have done so much
to convert it into an empire where have
flourished all the arts and industries of peace.
In November, 1848, Mr. Jones married
Miss Mary B. White, daughter of Robert
White, mention of whom will be found in
the sketch of Colvin C. White elsewhere in
this volume. This lady died in 1868 having
borne her husband the following children:
Cliarles C., who now resides in Callahan
county; Margaret Ann, the deceased wife of
Joseph Hancock; Nancy Ann, the deceased
wife of Pat Lester; Juliet, the deceased wife
of S. M. Blaine: Richard H., of Milam
county; Mary Lodenia, the deceased wife of
B. L. Bozeman; and a daughter, Alice, and
three sons all of whom died young.
Mr. Jones married Ann Moor, April 8,
1869, and this lady died December 3, 1882.
He married Mrs. S. J. Giddings, March 23,
1884. He has no children by either of his
Tlhe religious connection of the family is
with the Baptist Church, Mr. Jones having
held a membership in the Little River
Church for about thirty years.
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R. ROBERT McCULLOCII is a native
of what was formerly Orange,
now Alamance county, North Carolina,
where lie was born November 13, 1824:,
on a farm where his father, Moore McCulloch,
was also born May 4, 1784. Moore
McCulloch was a son of 1Robert McCulloch,
who was a native of Belfast, Ireland, a weaver
by trade, who immigrated to Anierica about
the middle of the last century in company
with two brothers, and settled in Orange
county, North Carolina. He served, as did
also his brothers, in the Colonies' war for independence,
and, corning out of that long
and arduous struggle with honor, and uninjured
by the conflict in which he had taken
part, he settled down to peaceful pursuits in
his adopted State, and there passed his subsequent
life, dying there well advanced in
age. Robert McCulloch married Mary Smith,
a daughter of John Smith, and by this union
had six children: William, Sallie, John, Joseph,
Betsie and Moore. The youngest of
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