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: 702
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702 BISTORT OF TEXAS.
education was obtained in the primitive log
sclhool-house of his native county, attending
only as the duties of the farm would permit.
He married there, and at the age of thirty
concluded to try his fortune in the new West.
Locating in Johnson county, Texas, he engaged
in stock-raising and farming, and was
greatly prospered in his undertakings. He
frequently drove his stock to the New Orleans
market. When the Confederacy was
established and issued calls for defenders of
her constitution and institutions, Mr. Bond
enlisted and was assigned to Captain Freezell's
company, Colonel Sweet's regiment. He was
detailed as wagon-master, and served in that
capacity eight months, being in the cotton
trade and hauling to Shreveport and west
Louisiana points. The last year of the war
he was a Government overseer, and was so
employed at the time of the surrender at Appomattox.
On his return home, Mr. Bond
located in Gonzales county, where lie was
variously employed, his chief occupation being
trading. From Gonzales county he
moved to Colorado county, seven years later
to Travis county, and four years after that to
Mason county, where he resided until 1890.
That year he came to Williamson county.
His desire for prospecting was not yet satiated,
and in 1892 he sought a home in the
Panhandle of Texas, locating in Nolan county,
where he is now doing a successful livery
business in the thrifty little village of Roscoe.
Politically, Mr. Bond has always been a
Amon Bond was the father of H. Bond.
He was a native of the same county and
State, and was born in 1793. He was a very
successful farmer, as fine a business man as
was to be found in the commonwealth,] politician
by instinct, an efficient public Servant,
and a popular citizen. He was for several
years Deputy Sheriff of his county. In the
latter years of his life he took up his residence
in Texas, and died in Johnson county
in 1869. The Bonds originated in Baltimore,
Maryland; at any rate, that is as far back as
the subject of this sketch can follow the history.
It was in that city that Harry Bond,
Amon's father, was born. He followed the
trade of blacksmith, and after the Revolution,
in which he participated as a patriot
soldier, he settled in Tennessee, where his remains
Amon Bond married Sallie Carter, whose
father was John Carter. The children of this
union were: Elizabeth, widow of Robert
Peters, is a resident of Hood county, Texas;
Sallie, deceased; Frances, wife of Austin
Yates, lives in Hood county, Texas; H.; Rachel,
deceased; Martha, the wife of Jack Wright;
Charlotte; Eveline, who became Mrs. Gafford;
and Pleasant and Benjamin, both of
whom died in Texas. E. C. Bond's mother
was Martha, one of the twelve children of
Barney and Phoebe Johnson, of Jackson
HI. Bond's children are: Robert, deceased;
Olivia N., who married Henry Crozier; Elizabeth,
the wife of John Saunders; Savanna,
who became Mrs. W. S. Smith; E. C.; Frances,
deceased, was the wife of W. T. Caulfield;
and Tennessee, deceased, was the wife
of James Hamilton.
Country-school advantages were all that our
subject had access to in his youth, and as a
consequence his education is limited. He
was employed three years by John Gambol,
driving cattle to Nebraska and Wyoming
from points in Texas. For this service he
received $50 a month. In 1881 he married
and began farming, locating on his present
farm. He owns a part ot the J. C. Duvall
and M. Ruth tracts, aggregating 600 acres,
R~ISTORY P EXB
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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/m1/752/: accessed July 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .