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762HISTORT OF TEXAS.
time. Mr. Suttles finally located in De
Kalb county, Georgia, where he resided
until heath. Micajah Stttles, the father of
our subject, was born in Elbert county, that
State, where he lived his entire lifetime,
dying in 1846, at the age of eighty-four
years. He had sixteen children, fourteen of
whom grew to years of maturity, and nine
are now living, as follows: Harriet, wife of
Barnet Geta, of Chambers county, Alabama;
Lucinda, now Mrs. Jesse Sewell, and a resident
of Coweta county, Georgia; Charlotte,
wife of John R)berts, of Fulton county,
Georgia: Lennie, who resides with her brother
in that county; Rhoda, wife of Willis
Roberts, of Paulding county, Georgia; Wiley
and J. B., of Fulton county; A. G., the subject
of this sketch; and Joseph, of Fulton
county, Georgia. The mother died in 1835.
Mr. Suttles was the owner of a large estate,
and was a Whig in his political views, but
never aspired to public office. The Ford
family are of French descent, and were also
originally from Virginia.
A. G. Suttles was born in De Kalb county,
Georgia, March 10, 1830, where he grew to
manhood. In the spring of 1865 he caine
to Williamson county, Texas, where he now
owns 980 acres of good land, 200 acres under
cultivation. In 1861 lie enlisted for service
in the late war, in Company E, Captain
Wiley's Company, Jones' Regiment, and was
first ordered to Pensacola. Two months
afterward they went to Virginia, took part
in the battle of Harper's Ferry, after which
his term of enlistment expired, and lie returned
home. Mr. Settles afterward rejoined
the army, entering Leyden's Artillery, and
did considerable fighting under General
Humphrey Marshall at Knoxville, Tennessee;
one year later was sent to Virginia, where,
under General McCozlin, he participated in
the battles of New River Bridge and Lynchburg;
thence to Richmond, and remained
there with Lee's army until the surrender,
taking part in the engagements at Chancellorsville,
Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Richmond
and Petersburg. He surrendered with
Lee at Appomattox. Mr. Suttles is a Democrat
in his political views; socially, is a
Master Mason and a member of the Odd Fellows
order; and religiously, affiliates with
the Missionary Baptist Church.
In the fall of 1866, in Williamson county,
our subject was united in marriage with Mrs.
Norvell, nee Martha Anderson, who was
born in Jackson county, Tennessee, in 1833.
She came with her parents to Texas in 1839,
settling in Bastrop county. The father, a
farmer and stock raiser by occupation,
died in the spring of 1842, and the mother
departed this life when Mrs. Suttles was
eighteen months old. The latter was first
married in Bastrop county, in 1850, to
Samuel Norvell, who died in Williamson
county, Texas, in 1863.
S P. STUBBLEFIELD, a farmer of
Williamson county, is a son of William
and Agnes (Etridge) Stubblefield,
of Welsh descent. The father was born and
raised in Oglethorpe county, Georgia, was
left an orphan at an early age, after which he
lived with Stephen Potts. In young manhood
he went to Dallas county, Alabama,
where he met and married the mother of our
subject in 1815. The latter died in 1826,
and the father afterward married a Miss
Smith, and they then came to Texas, locating
near Gaines' Landing, on the Sabine river. A
few months afterward they went East, stopping
in Mississippi, intending to return to
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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/m1/815/?rotate=90: accessed January 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .