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6S2 HISTORY OF TEXAS.
early life he belonged, in politics, to the
American, or "Know-Nothing" party, but
in later years went with the Democrats. He
was a radical secessionist, although opposed
to slavery. Having been reared in the belief
of the doctrine of "States' 'rights," he
remained ". unreconstructed" in his views
until his death. He was a great friend and
admirer of General Houston, who was a frequent
guest at his house. He belonged to
the Masonic fraternity, and, while never
making any open profession of religion, he
was a believer in churches and in the salutary
influences of church people. He leaned
toward the Methodists in sectarian belief.
Anna (Simpson) Hubert, the mother of the
subject of this notice, was born in Baltimore,
Maryland, in which State her people settled
in Colonial times, being originally from Scotland.
She is a daughter of Walter Simpson,
who was a native of Maryland. She
is still living, residing now in Rockdale,
where she makes her home, and is ever ready
to welcome her children, grandchildren and
Of the ten children of Ben and Anna
(Simpson) Hubert but five are now living.
The full list is as follows: Ben, who died at
Bryan in 1869; John C., who died at Paris
in 1890; David, who died when young;
Frank W. R., of this notice; Walter, who
died at Dallas in 1887; Charles C., who is a
stock-raiser residing at Lampasas; Hester
and Annie (twins), the former the deceased
wife of Judge John N. Henderson, of Bryan,
and the latter the wife of Judge J. S. Perry,
of Rockdale; Florence, the wife of Solon
Joynes, of Rockdale; anJd Mary, the wife of
John S. Bonner, of Tyler.
Frank W. R. Hubert was born at Mobile,
Alabama, during a visit of his paents to
iclatives in that State, their home being at
Booneville, this State. He was reared in
Texas and received his education in the
schools of Brazos county, where he grew tp.
He assisted his father in his real-estate business
until lie was twenty years old, withdrawing
from this in 1867 on account of ill
health and going on a farm which he purchased
in the Brazos bottoms, where he remained
engaged in farming until 1874. At
that date he located at Rockdale, where he
embarked in the mercantile business, which
he followed there for two years. He then
married, and, having purchased the farm on
which lie now lives, he moved to it, where
his time has since been passed pleasantly and
profitably in agricultural pursuits, for which
lie has always had great taste. He has a
farm of 250 acres, 150 acres of which is in
cultivation and well stocked. His agricultural
hobby, if he has one, is for fine fruit,
Jersey cattle, pea fowls, and game chickens.
Mr. Hubert is not one of those men who exhibits
an undue desire to become land-rich or
to accumulate property at the sacrifice of the
natural demands of the mind and body. His
motto has always been " to live and let live,"
and by this he means to live rationally. He
is making proper provision for the comfort
and pleasures of those about him, but he believes
that a legacy of an honorable name, a
fair education with good principles and correct
habits 'are better things for children to
begin the battle of life with than great wealth
in any form. He married, as noted, in 1876,
taking a companion in the person of Miss
Mary M. Sanders, of Milam county, a daughter
of Sherrod W. and Minerva Sanders,
notice of whom will be found in. the sketch
of Slierrod F. Sanders, their son, which appears
in this work. Mrs. Hubert is a native
of Milam county, having been born on the
old Sanders homestead near Rockdale, where
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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/m1/732/: accessed January 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .