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Mr. Proctor was married in 1874, to Miss
Maggie Robertson, who was born in Mississippi,
in March, 185-1, a daughter of widow
Robertson, who came to Texas during the late
war. To this union has been born three
children: E. M., born November 17, 1875;
Etta, January 5, 1877; and Mary Bell, May
20, 1888. Mr. Proctor takes an active interest
in politics, voting with the People's
party, but was formerly identified with the
Democratic party. IHe affiliates with the 1.
0. 0. F., and Farmers Alliance, and )both lie
and his wife are members of the Metlhodist
CAPTAIN THOMAS S. DOUGLASS,
a farmer of Lee county, is a son of
James and Lucy (Scurlock) Douglass,
of Scotch descent. The ancestors settled in
North Carolina before the Revolutionary
war, The grandfather of our subject, James
Douglass, moved with his family to Snmner
county, Tennessee, where he raised a large
family. In 1856 there were 500 of that
name in Sumner county. When a young
man the father of our subject moved to Louisiana,
where he was married in 1826, but on
account of failing health returned to Tennessee.
In 1852 he came to Texas, first locating
in Orange county, but two years later came
to Lee county, where he died in 1884, aged
eighty-four years. The mother died in 1876.
Mr. Douglass was a thrifty farmer and large
land owner, a stanch Democrat in his political
views, and a member of the Methodist
Church. Mr. and Mrs. Douglass were the parents
of four children: William A., deceased;
Rebecca A., wife of Judge Thomas H.
Brenan, of Lexington, Texas; Felicianna, deceased;
Thomas S., the subject of this sketch.
Thomas S. Douglass was burn in Sulnier
county, Tennessee, Septembler 17, 18-38, and
came to Texas with his p-irents in 1852. In
August, 1861, he enlisted as First Lieutenant
of Company H, Second Te'as Infantry, and
took part in the battles of Slhiloh, Farmingtoin,
Inka, Corinth, Chickasavw Bayou and
siege of Vicksburg. After the battle of fuka
he was promoted to Captain of his company.
Mr. Douglass was severely wounded in thle
head by the bursting of a shell at the iegre
of Vicksburg, remained in a hospital for a
time, and was then paroled and returned
home. The regiment was afterward reorganized
and stationed at Galveston. and Mr.
Douglass served as Provost Marshal until the
surrender. After the close of the war he purchased
his present farmi of 300 acres. ile
has always taken an active interest in polities,
is a stanch Democrat, but has never
sought public office. Socially, he is a Royal
Arch Mason, and religiously, a Steward in
the Methodist Church.
September 22, 1863, after his return from
Vicksburg, Mr. Douglass married Miss Ada,
a daughter of Mrs. M. Massey. The latter
was a niece of the noted Captain Shaw, a
prominent character in early Texas history.
She moved with her parents from Missouri to
Texas in 1856. Mr. and Mrs. Douglass have
had four children: Arthur and Ellen, deceased;
Homer, at home; and a babe unnamed.
FRANK ATKINSON, engaged in the
drug business at Florence, Williamson
county, was born in this city, October
30, 1863. He attended the common schools
of Florence, and in 1883, at the age twenty
years, began clerking in the drug store of his
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