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HISTORY O(F TEXAS.
subject; Robert, who is on the auditing
board of the Palestine Railroad; and Mary,
wh? graduated at the Rockdale public school.
Mr. Copeland is a man wlio possesses the
esteem of every resident of the little city of
I^T M. WILCOX, photographer, was born
in Tippah county, Mississippi, January
28, 1845. Ilis parents were Nathan
M. and Mary A. (Carter) Wilcox, the
father a native of Kentucky, and the mother
of Illinois. Thle father was a cabinet maker,
who died in 1867, at tlie age of sixty-tlhree.
Ile came from Kentucky to Mississippi in
1842, and to Texas in 1852, with his family,
settling in Houston, which was then a small
town. In 1854 lie went from there to Colorado
county, settling on the Navidad river,
where he erected a gristmill. Fishing was
then excellent at that point, water was clear,
and prairie chickens were so plentiful that
at times they would come and feed with the
tame fowls. :Mr. Wilcox remained in this
vicinity lor only a year, living in several
places. In 1863 lie finally settled in Sullivan,
on the Brazos river, where he died. He
was a member of the M. E. Church, and his
wife is still living. Mrs. Wilcox is seventytwo
years old, and resides alternately in Austin
and Georgetown, with her children. Her
father was John Rohrer, of German descent
and a native of Kentucky. Our subject is
one of eight children, three having died in
infancy. Their names are: William C., a
carpenter, residing in Brenham, who married
Bell Campbell; N. M., the subject of this
sketch; Charles 11., residing in Austin, is a
commercial man, and his wife was Miss Bicie
MeSwain; Walter W. is a member of the
firm of Harold and Wilcox; Laura C. mar
ried Frank M. Dunkin, a farmer near Waco.
Our subject came to Texas with his parents
and engaged in cabinet-making with his
father, with whom he remained eighteen
years. He then took up photography at
Burnet, where he was thus occupied for three
years. At the end of this time he came to
Georgetown, where he has been for nearly
four years, meeting with marked success in
business, and has the best display in Texas,
his work comparing favorably in artistic taste
with any in the State. He is complimented
from all quarters, as his work is first-class.
He was married March 14, 1882, to Miss
Minnie G. Snead, of Austin, the daughter of
Captain S. G. Snead, and they have four children:
Mary F., Lebe, Maggie and Fannie.
Our subject is a member of the Knights of
Honor and the A. 0. U. W., being a Trustee
in the latter association. He is a natural
artist and a photographer of merit, and is
deeply devoted to his profession, in which he
takes much delight.
C I. DUEY, County Treasurer of Leo
county, was born in Missouri February
6, 1833. His parents, David and
Mary G. (Harvey) Duey, were natives of Ohio
and Virginia, respectively. The former was a
farmer and followed that vocation all his life,
coming to Missouri at the age of seven. He
was reared in the family of VonBlaragrim.
Later lie became prominent as a faithful
worker in the Christian Church, but died in
1859, at the early age of forty-eight. His
wife survived him many years, dying in 1870,
aged about sixty-six years. Nine children,
eight sons and one daughter, were born to
Mr. and Mrs. Duey, who reached mature
years, eight of whom are now living. Our
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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/m1/758/: accessed July 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .