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HISTORY OF TEXAS.
Annie, wife of T. F. Crane, a contractor of
San Antonio; William T., cashier and manager
of the Thompson estate and mill at
Edinburg, Indiana, and Travis R., also of
Edinburg, Indiana. Mr. Threlkeld died in
1859, and his wife died in Dallas, in 1876,
while on her way home from a visit in Indiana.
Mr. and Mrs. Brown have had four
children, viz.: Irwin, born February 2,
1867, is a travelling salesman; Helen O.,
born October 7, 1870, is at home; Morton
E., born November 1., 1880, and one deceased
in infancy. Socially, Mr. Brown is a
member of the Masonic order and the Woodlnen
of the World, and religiously, both he
and his wife are members of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, South. In his political
views he is a staunch Democrat.
Q EORGE W. WOOD, a farmer, stockraiser
and ginner of Bastrop county,
was born in Travis county, Texas, Februmary
12, 1855, a son of James and
Martha (Glover) Wood, natives of Alabama.
The parents were married in this State in
1849, and located in Travis county, where the
father still resides. During the late war he
was detailed by the Government as freighter
and beef-driver. Since locating in Travis
county he has occupied two different farms,
and still owns a fine place near Webberville.
Mr. and Mrs. Wood were the parents of eight
children, viz.: George W., our subject;
James, a farmer of Travis county; William,
also of that county; Molly E., wife or J. S.
Roe; Henry, a farmer of Traviscounty; Lee,
a farmer of Bastrop county; Mattie, wife of
Edd Burleson, of Travis county; and Walter,
George W. Wood, tlhe subjelet of this
sketch, remained at liomnie until twenty-five
years of age, and was engaged in fanning at
the old homestead until 18S7. In thliat
year lie bought his present farin ot ()0 :tlres
in thle Colorado river valley, 250 a(res of
which is cultivated. Mr. Wood is eln ra,,'l
in general farming and stock-raising. lie is
also half owner in two steam,-power gi:-.,
wvhich are furnished with all modern iimprovements.
In 1877 our subject was united in marriage
with Miss Molly P. Stewart, who was born in
Missouri in 1862. Her father who held tlhe
rank of Colonel, was killed in the Confe(lerate
army. His widow afterward married a
Mr. Martin, and with her family, came to
Texas in 1871. Mr. and Mrs. Stewart had
five children: T. W., deceased; V. A., a
farmer of Bastrop county; Robert, deceased;
Bettie, wife of W. P. Burns, Justice of the
Peace of Elgin, Bastrop county; and Molly,
wife of our subject. By her second marriage
Mrs. Stewart had one child, Fannie, wife of
Arthur Fanville. Mr. and Mrs. Wood have
had six children: Bulalh E., Ernest M., Jessie
P., Floyd E., Vera M. and Cecil. Our subject
takes an active interest in everything for
the advancement of his community, is identified
with the Democratic party, and is a
member of the Knights of Honor. Both he
and his wife are members of the Baptist
W) It ILLIAM G. MILLER, a farmer of
Bastrop .county, was born in Tennessee,
July 30, 1843, a son of William
G. and Elizabeth C. (Sanders) Miller, the
former a native of Alabama and the latter of
Tennessee. The father was a son of Thomas
Miller, a native of KIentucky. The latter's
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