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 Page: 700
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HISTORYf O0 TEXAS.
of the IMethodist Epiecolpal Chlurch, South.
(?hillndtther Teague lived in Alablama and
owned much property. There were seven
boys and five girls in the failily of which our
subject was a Imneitber. One child, Adaline,
died in childhood, but all the rest lived to
maturity and married, except Emory, the
youngest, \\ ho died at tilt age of twenity-three
years. from canimp fever. in tile Virginia arlny.
inl tle spring of 1862 . There .are till living
tlhe following 'llildren': E. A. and A. F., the
tlhe former a farmller, running a gin in Washingrton
conityiTex, 1 s, thle latter is clerkingt
bor tile Shelift of .Washington counlily, being
lis office lepulty.
Our subject started in life as a fariner until
tlie war, when lie enlisted, in 1862, and
rel.mained ill service until 1S65, )eing ill the
artillery of tlie Confederate army made up at
Selnla, Alabalmal. lie was captured May 12,
lS64, at Spottsylvai:a Court House and was
taken first to Point Lookout Mountain, and
remained there until July 2S. 1864. when he
was transferrcd then to Elmira, New York.
Ilis treatment. while a prisoner, was according
to tile usages of the war. He was
released May 29. 1S65. and returned home to
Alabama, where his fatlier moved from HIall
county. (eorgia. lIe first farmled and then
tauglit school until 1867, and was then
elected County Tax Assessor for five years,
being elected to his office in February, 1867,
and then in the reconstruction period in 1869.
lie studied law in Edwardsville, Alabama,
while holding the above named office, was
licensed March 24, 1869, and began practice
at once at Edwardsville for five years, and
then moved to Wedowee, Alabama, remaining
ten years in that place practicing law,
and came to Texas in January, 1883 yAt this
place he continued farming until 186I. when
he was elected, and has been re-elected twice.
to the office of County Judge. He has given
excellent satisfaction, and his first majority
was 6, his second 294 and his third 688,
and he has run against the best men of the
county every time. He found the county
greatly in debt, and the taxes high, so he reduced
the debt and lowered the taxes, and
now has money in plenty in the treasury and
the public improvements very much-better
Our subject was married October 14,1858,
to Miss Rachel Kitchens, daughter of Mrs.
Louisa Kitchens, of Wedowee, Alabama.
Mrs. Teague was sixteen years of age when
married and has borne her husband thirteen
children, three of whom died in early childhood,
while the other ten are living in Texas,
four being married and six living at home.
Mr. and Mrs. Teague are devoted members
of the Methodist Church. He is a member
of the Masonic order, but takes little interest
in political affairs, yet votes the Democratic
IIOMAS A. M. HILL, one of the
pioneers and leading citizens of Bastrop
county, was born in Marion
county. Alabama, July 24, 1834, a son
of Middleton M. and Julia (Walker) Hill.
The father came to Texas in 1835, and purchased
the headright of General Edward Burleson.
but, owing to the then troublesome
condition of the State, he returned to Alabama.
In 1838 he came again to Texas,
bringing his family, and located on his headright
of land. He brought two wagons, a
hack. three teams, seven field hands, and a
number of young negroes. Mr. Hill immediately
began erecting log houses, the floors of
which were made of split and hewed puncheons,
and our subject is still using 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/m1/750/: accessed April 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .