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HISTORY OF TEXAS.
subject, the oldest in the family, caine to
Texas in 1853. After a residence of four years
he returned to Missouri, but came again
in 1869, locating in Lee, then known as
Burleson, county. At that time he could
ride a whole day without seeing a single
house. Game was so plentiful that deer,,
wild turkeys and bear could be seen froin the
door. Indians abounded in large numbers
and would often come down upon the defenseless
settlers, stealing their horses and children.
The land was very wildl ald unbroken
and the neighbors were few and far between.
The schools, which were niostly subscription,
were very limited in number and of lleager
Facilities. It was the desire ot the Indians
to obtain the white girls as wives for their
chiefs, so that it was very dangerous to live
in the Lone Star State at that time. Not
allowing any of these difficulties to discourage
him our subject continued on his farm
until 1888, when lie was elected to the present
position. At the termination of his first
term of office lie was re-elected without any
opposition, and is now a candidate for reelection,
without opposition. So perfect has
been his manner of conducting the business of
his office that not a single criticism has been
passed upon his official ability. H e rents
his farm and resides in Giddings at present.
Mr. Duey was married April 12, 1855, to
Miss Nancy Shaw, daughter of John and
Elizabeth Shaw, the former of whoml died
May, 1892, in his eightieth year, but his wife
is still living, aged seventy-seven. Mr.
Shaw was a zealous member of the Christian
Church for many years. He and his
wife reared a family of ten children, eight of
whom are living. Our subject and wife are
tlhe parents of the following children: Mary
E., wife of S. B. Carr, has six children and
thely reside in Nebraska; Maggie, wife of L.
C. Baker, was a meml)er of thle (Christiain
Church and (lied when twenty-two years of
age; Louellani, wife of J. (;. Childs, reSi(les
near Elgin, Texas; D)avid is inl the stock
business in Wyomning; Ninettie, Adalinle,
HIattie, Katie and May, the last two in selool.
Our subject, his wife and all tlle children
save one are memn bers of the Christian Cliturch,
in which MIr. Duey has been an Elder for
many years. Mr. Duey takes but little interest
in politics. He and his interesting
family are highly respected wherever they
have chanced to live and have made many
K. P. JACKSON, Treasurer of Williamson
county, was born in Giles
- county, Tennessee, Seltember 18,.
1840. His parents were Thomas G. and
Elizabeth (Caleurt) Jackson, both natives of
North Carolina. The father was a farmer,
and was quite successful, coming to Texas
with his family and settling in this county
near Florence. lIe was the third settler on
the head of Salado creek, and camnte there in
1851. At that time there was but one business
house in Georgetown, thle country
around there being so sparsely settled. Mr.
Jackson died May 8, 1855; lie was a member
of the Christian Church, in which lie was an
Elder. He was a good, respectable man, who
was quite well known for his time in Texas.
His wife died in 1885, at the age of seventysix
years. She was a member of the Christian
Church and was very active and devout
in all of her church work. There were
twelve children born to this union, six of
whom are still living, five in Texas and one
in Indian Nation.
Our subject started in life on the farm,
where lie remained until thirty five years of
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