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: 706
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HISTORY OF TEXAS.
came to his present location in Travis county,
six and three-quarters miles southeast of Austin.
Mr. Lane owns 250 acres of black prairie
land, 210 acres of which is cultivated.
Mr. Lane was married in San Saba county,
in August, 1872, to Morgan Henrietta Lewis,
who was born and raised in Texas, a daughter
of Rev. S. M. Lewis. The family caine to
this State from Alabama about the year 1848.
Rev. S. M. Lewis, a minister in the Cumberland
Presbyterian Church, still lives in San
Saba county. Our subject and wife have had
eight children, namely: Francis A.; Van
Alex. Minnie Lee; Preston G.; Myrtie C.;
Reuben, deceased; Ola and Lena H. Mr.
Lane is an active worker in the Democratic
party, and the family are members of the
Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
N XDREW CHASTAIN MURRAY,
a prominent farmer and popular citizen
of Burleson county, is a representive
of an old family of this section,
and connected by blood and marriage with
many of the people whose records appear in
this volume. His parents, Samuel Jackson
Murray and Elizabeth A. (Broadus) Murray,
were natives of Virginia, his father having
been born in that State in 1814. The parents
were married there, and in 1854 removed
to Texas, and settled in Burleson county,
where they died. The father was a teacher
in early life, a rman of good intelligence and
a finished scholar. He taught bat little after
coming to Texas, turning his attention, after
that date, to farming and stock-raising, which
he followed with reasonable success. He
served as Tax-Collector of Burleson county for
about three years during the war, andhad
been Colonel of militia, by appointment of
the Governor, while a resident of Virginia,
but, with the exception of these two offices,
never held any position, civil or military,
either in his native State or this one. He
was a sun of Samuel Jackson Murray, a
native of Scotland, who came to America
near the close of the last century, or about
the beginning of the present, and settled in
Virginia. Elizabeth A. Broadus was a daughter
of a Virginia-born gentleman, who became
a citizen of Burleson county, and was for
many years after that date a prominent lawyer
of this section and Judge of his judicial
district, being a resident of Caldwell, where
Andrew Chastain Murray was born in
Caroline county, Virginia, July 8, 1848, and
was in his sixth year when his parents moved
to Texas and settled in Burleson county. He
was reared in this county, and in the schools
of the same received what education fell to
his lot. Having been brought up on the
farm he early turned his attention to farming
and stock-raising. In June, 1869, he married
Miss A. E. Stamps, then of Burleson
county, but a native of Mississippi, and a
daughter of William Stamps, who moved
from Mississippi to Texas.
Settling on a farm, Mr. Murray gave his
attention exclusively to his business pursuits
until 1880, at which date he entered politics
for the first time as an aspirant for office, becoming
a candidate for the office of Assessor
of Burleson county. He met with defeat in
this, but the same year received the appointment
of Deputy Tax-Collector of the county
which he held for eight years. He was the
appointed Deputy United States Marshal
and filled this position acceptably. He was
next appointed assistant Sergeant-at-Arms
of the House in the Twenty-second Legislature,
and, following this, was elected in Nov
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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/m1/756/: accessed May 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .