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May, Orvil C., Claud D., Ethel R., Lena
Leota and Oma. Mr. Whitton affiliates with
the Baptist Church, and his wife with the
Christisn Church. The former is also a
member of the Masonic order, the I. 0. 0. F.
and the W. 0. W. Mr. Whitton is a man
well fitted for his office, as his work reflects
his ability, and as a teacher he had the affection
and esteem of all the pupils, and the
confidence and good will of the parents,
patrons and all concerned. He is in thorough
sympathy with the progress of the
community on every line of advancement.
\W \GOODSON PATRICK, a merchant
of Georgetown, was born in Overton
county, Tennessee, January 28, 1835,
a son of Dr. Hiram and Polly (Coons) Patrick,
natives also of Tennessee. The father
practiced medicine in Overton and White
counties, Tennessee, for many years, and his
death occurred in Kentucky while driving
stock to that State. Ile was a soldier in the
Mexican war, and received a land warrant for
services rendered in that struggle. His uncle,
James Patrick, was a private in the Revolutionary
war, the family having emigrated from
Ireland to Virginia in about the beginning
of the Revolutionary period. His younger
brother, John Patrick, and the grandfather of
our subject, came to America at the age of
sixteen years, and his death occurred in 1866,
at the age of one hundred and tive years.
The latter's children, Jack, Cynthia and
Hiram, are all now deceased. Cynthia married
Tom Farris. Dr. Hiram Patrick died
at the age of sixty years, and his wife departed
this life in 1876, aged sixty-nine
years. They were the parents of twelve
children, our subject being the seventh child,
and ten are supposed to be still living, but
they reside in many different States. The
eldest daughter, Susan Taylor, who died in
1892, at the age of about sixty-nine years,
was a resident of Overtonl county, Tennessee.
She was a devout member of the Baptist
Woodson Patrick was reared on a farm,
and received his education at Mount Pisgah
Institute, Tennessee. He also taught country
schools in that State three years. In
1859 he located in Williamson county, Texas,
followed his former occupation three years,
and in the spring of 1862 enlisted in Comnpany
G, Allen's regiment, Seventeenth Texas
Infantry, for service in the Confederacy. lie
took part in Walker's division, and participated
in several small battles and many skirmishes
is Missouri and Arkansas. After
eighteen months of service Mr. Patrick was
taken sick, and in the fall of 1863 returned
home, where he remained until the close of
the struggle. He taught school several years
after the war, next followed farming several
years, and since 1874 has been engaged in
merchandising in Georgetown.
Mr. Patrick was married in Tennessee, in
1856, to Miss Almira Jane Copeland. They
had three children: James, a groceryman. of
Georgetown, married Miss Mollie Burton,
and they have one child, Alma; Mary, who
died in 1891, aged thirty-one years, was the
wife of James Simpson and a member of the
Baptist Church; and John, a clerk in his
brother's store. The wife and mother died
in 1867, at the age of twenty-seven years.
In 1868 our subject married Miss Margaret
Donnell, a daughter of S. W. Donnell, a
native of Tennessee. He died in 1879, at the
age of sixty-seven years, having been a long
and devout member of the Methodist Episcopal
Church. Iie was one of the old and
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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/m1/761/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .