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HISTORY OF TEXAS.
Tyson was born in Jasper county, Georgia,
where she was also reared. To this union
three children were born: Georgia, the wife
of A. J. Elzey, of Milam county; James L.,
who died May 25, 1883, at the age of sixteen;
and Fannie, who is the wife of Matthew Biard,
of Milani county. The wife and mother died
in 1869, and two years later Mr. Tyson married
Miss Jane Smith, a daughter of Darling
M. Smnith, of Milam county, to which union
eight children have been born: Clyde, who
died in 1890, aged sixteen; Emma; Oscar;
Randolph; Conway; Van; Bernice, who died
in 1890, at the age of four; and Eunice.
Mr. Tyson was reared a Democrat, bears
the name of a distinguished Democratic
politician, fought four years for a cause
championed by the Democratic party, and, as
might be expected, is himself a Democrat of
the most pronounced convictions, but has
never asked or held office of any kind, political
activity on his part being prompted by a
desire for the success of the men and measures
whose causes he espouses.
SAAC M. POOL.-Milam county as now
constituted was organized in 1846. That
year and the following, which witnessed
the triumph of the American arms in Mexico
and settled forever the title to Texas soil,
marked the beginning of the era of immigration
and development of this section of
the new Southwest. From 1846 to 1861, the
opening of the late war, many settlers mainly
from the older States of the South came to
this new State and found homes for themselves
and families in the fertile valleys along
its rivers and on its prairie lands. Am ong
those who took up their residence in 'ilam
county in the earlier years of this period
was Isaac Pool, the father of the subject of
this sketch, who moved out from Mississippi
in Ihe fall of 1851, and settled on Jones'
prairie about ten miles from Cameron, the
county seat. Isaac Pool was a native of
South Carolina, where he was born in the
year 1812. His parents were also South
Carolinians by birth, had been early settlers
in Alabama, moving to Perry county, that
State, about 1820. The youth and early
manhood of the son were passed on the border,
concerning the ways of which he knew
from actual experience. He married in
Perry county, Alabama, about 1830, and two
years later moved to Noxubee county, Mississippi,
then a sparsely settled section of the
State, the.ice to Pontotoc county, that State,
where he resided till his removal to Texas.
He came to this State with some preparation
for the duties which he was assume as one of
the first settlers. By reason of the faithfulness
with which he discharged these duties
as well as the general correctness of his life
he was always found of good repute among
his neighbors and after a life marked by more
than ordinary activity, he died in the enjoyment
of the esteem of those among whom he
had long lived. He was an exceptional type
of a man: of good natural ability, strong
force of character, religious in temperament,
earnest, active and industrious. He died in
His wife whose maiden name was Mary E.
Smith, was a daughter of Mrs. Nancy Smith,
originally from South Carolina, but an early
settler of Alabama. Mrs. Pool was born in
Alabama, where she was reared, and she is
still living, making her home with her son
Elbert W. Pool, in Milam county. Isaac and
Mary E. Pool were the parents of twelve
children whose names in the order of their
ages, are as follows: James, who died at the
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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/m1/724/: accessed July 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .