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HISTORY OF TEXAS.
age of forty; John, who died at the age of
twenty-two; Bryant, who is a resident of
Milami county; Frances,the widow of Thomas
Glenn, residing in Milani county; Mary, unmarried
and residing in Milain county; William,
who died in Milamn county, leaving a
family; Isaac M., the subject of this notice;
Elbert W., a farmer of Milam county; Frank,
who died in Milani county, leaving a family;
Nancy, the widow of Frederick Price, living
in western Texas; Zachary, who died in
Milam county, unmarried; and "Doc" Ghent,
of Milam county.
Isaac M. Pool, with whom this notice is
mainly concerned, was born in Noxubee
county, Mississippi, May 3, 1837. His early
years were passed in that county, lie being a
lad of fourteen when his parents moved to
Texas, settling in Milam county. Iis schoolastic
training was restricted to a few months'
attendance in the local schools. Ile entered
the Confederate army in 1861, enlisting in
Company G, Fifth Texas Cavalry, with which
he entered field service in Virginia. Ile had
been there only a short time when he was
discharged on account of sickness and returned
to Texas, where, however, lie again entered
the service, going into the transportation
department where lie remained till the close
of the war. His service in this department
was confined to hauling supplies from the
southwestern frontier of Texas to the troops
in the Trans-Mississippi Department. When
hostilities had ceased he returned to Milam
county, where he married, shortly afterward,
went to Bosque county where he resided for
a year and a half. He then returned to
Milamn county, where he rented a small farm
and engaged in farming. In 1869 he bought
a part of the place on which lie now lives,
settling here in that year. To this he has
added by subsequent purchase until he owns
nQw 660 acres, 225 of which are in cultivation.
Farmiiing, stock-raising and, iln later
years, ginning have occupied his time and
attention and he has met with reasonable success.
He has been Justice of the Peace for
four years in his precinct and somewhat
active in local politics. He belongs to the
Masonic order and has been a delegate to the
Grand Lodge of the State. lie has been a
member for thirty-eight years of the Baptist
Church, in which lie occupies the positions of
Deacon, Clerk and Superintendent of Sunday
March 9, 1865, Mr. Pool married Miss
Mary E. Powell, a daughter of Green Powell
and a native of North Carolina. To this
union six children have been born: l)ella, the
wife of William Henderson, of Cameron;
Robert M.. an attorney of Cameron; Frank,
Alvin, Willie and Olive.
APTA1N DIONICOUS O. HILL, late
of Smnithville, was born in Bastrop)county,
Texas, in 1843, a son of Thomas B.
J. and Sarah L. S. (Oliver) lfill. The father
was born in Oglethorpe county, Georgia,
where he was early inured to farmn labor. In
1835 he came to Texas, and, in company
with his brothers, M. M. and A. W. Hill,
purchased the head-right of General Edward
Burleson, twelve miles east of Bastrop, on the
Colorado river, paying fifty cents per acre.
In the fall of 1835 Mr. Hill returned to
Georgia, was married in the summer of 1840,
and in the following fall came with his wife
and negroes by the overland route to this
State, locating on his portion of the league.
He began farming on an extensive scale for
for those days, and followed that occupation
until his death, although in 1850 he removed
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