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758 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ HISTORY OF' TEXAS.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
years. The father afterward married a Miss
Jester, and they had two children, only one
of whom is now living.
Frank Clement was born in McNaily
county, Tennessee, October 3, 1831. He
was employed as a carpenter in his native
State until 1859, and in that year came to
Titus county, Texas. Ten years later he
located on his present place in Milam county,
ten miles west of Rockdale, where he now
has 550 acres, 150 acres cultivated. In addition
to general farming, he has also given
considerable attention to stock-raising. Mr.
Clement is independent in his political relations,
and, socially, is a Master Mason, a
member of Rockdale lodge, also of the OddFellows,
K. of H. and the K. L. of H.
In McNairy county, Tennessee, December
20, 1854, he was united in marriage with
Martha Bryant. They have had ten children,
namely: Lillian B., wife of J. H. Bonds, of
Milam county; A. J., a graduate of Vanderbilt
College, practiced law in Cameron, Texas,
one year, and died of typhoid fever; Frank,
of Cameron; Annie, deceased, was a teacher
in the public schools; William K., attending
the Georgetown University; George C., a law
student; Samuel J., attending the Huntsville
Normal School; Jack B., Mattie and Jones
W. at home.
B) H. YOUNG, a farmer and stockraiser
of Williamson county, was born
A-2 in DeWitt county, Texas, May 1, 1848,
a son of H. R. and Celina W. (Bird) Young.
The father was born in Warren county, Mississippi,
in 1806, and is said to have been the first
male child born in that county. The mother
was born in North Carolina, on December
24, 1814. The parents were married in Mis
sissippi, and came to Texas in an early day,
when the Indians were still numerous. Mr.
Young was wounded in the Indian fight at
Pepper's creek, and also took part in many
other battles. After locating in DeWitt
county, he assisted in the founding of Yorktown,
was a leader in his political party, and
at one time served as County Judge of Goliad
county. His principal occupation was
farming and stock-raising, and after his children
had left home he came to Williamson
county, where he lived with his son. His
deith occurred on November 4, 1883. Mr.
and Mrs. Young were the parents of
seven children, viz.: Martha, who married
George Hubert, who died in the army, and
she now resides in Gonzales county; Maggie
A., wife of W. R. D. Stockton, a Methodist
minister of Belton, Texas; Mary, who was
first married to William Clements, and after
his death she married Joe Denson, she also
is now deceased; Betsey, wife of L. F. Hurt,
a farmer of Williamson county; Ann, who
married Edd Denson and is now dead; and
B. H., our subject.
The last named was taken by his parents to
Goliad county when an infant, where his mother
died in 1851. In 1855 he was taken to Gonzales
county, where he grew to manhood, and
was reared to farm life. At the age of eighteen
years he found employment in the cattle
business, in driving to Shreveport, Louisiana,
and Kansas. In 1867 he made his headquarters
in Williamson county, but did not
permanently locate here until 1869, and in
that year bought the land where he now resides.
He has since added to his original
purchase, and 106 acres of the farm is under
a fine state of cultivation, a part of which lie
rents. Mr. Young is giving special attention
to the improvement of his stock, having
a premium Percheron horse, a fine animal.
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