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HISTORY.OF TEXAS. 763
Alabama, but while there met old acquaintances
on the road in Yazoo county, and with
others located claims in that county. Mr.
Stubblefield died there in 1858. He was
one of the most prominent planters in Mississippi,
was a Whig in his political views,
a Presbyterian in faith, and a man of wide
influence. By his first marriage he had six
children, viz.: Elizabeth, deceased; Marlin, of
Yazoo county, Mississippi; Henry, a farmer
of that county; Francis A., deceased; Stephen
P., the subject of this sketch; and David, of
Yazoo county, Mississippi. To the last union
were born nine children,--John, deceased;
Sarah, wife of R. H. Griffin, of Colorado,
Texas; Calvin, who died in the army; Simon,
a resident of the old homestead in Yazoo
county; Allen, deceased; Iona, wife of a Mr.
Dixon; and Mary, of Yazoo county. The
mother of these children died in 1875.
S. P. Stubblefield was born in Dallas
county, Alabama, August 13, 1824, and was
reared to manhood in Yazoo county, Mississippi.
In June, 1846, he enlisted for service
in the Mexican war, entering Company
A, Jeff Davis' Regiment. He participated
in the battles of Monterey and Buena Vista,
and was wounded in the right hand at the
last named battle, and now draws a pension.
His brother Henry was also wounded in the
same engagement. Mr. Stubblefield lived in
Yazoo county, Mississippi, from 1831 to
1852, during the following eleven years was
engaged as overseer on the large plantations
along the Mississippi river, in 1863 was
obliged to refugee to Columbia company,
Arkansas, in 1870 came to Liberty Hill,
Texas. After locating here he followed the
mercantile business until 1881, and in 1883
moved to his present farm of 170 acres,
located on the north fork of the Gabriel, sixteen
miles west of Georgetown. Ninety
acres of the farm is under a fine state of cultivation,
and the remainder in timber land.
He also has a good gin on the place. In his
political relations, Mr. Stubblefield affiliates
with the Democratic party; socially, is a
Master Mason, a member of Liberty Hill
Lodge, No. 443; and is a member of the
Methodist Church. .
In 1850, in Yazoo county; Mississippi,
our subject wab united in marriage with
Eliza Russell. She died in 1852, and in the
same year he married Sarah Russell, a sister
of his first wife, and they have had eleven
children, seven now living,-Clayton, with
his father; Marlin, of Williamson county;
Fannie Amada, wife of George Lincecumn,
also of this county; Zelina, wife of W. G.
Griffiths, of Williamson county; W. Oscar,
of Yazoo county, Mississippi; Elizabeth, wife
of L. G. Lincecum, of Williamson county;
and Sadie, at home.
n LPHEUS S. MASON, a successful
\ farmer of Williamson county, was
^ born in Mecklenburg county, North
Carolina, April 27, 1839. The Mason
family located in Virginia in early times, and
continued to reside in thatState until the grandfather
of our subject married and moved to
North Carolina, making a settlement on the
Catawba river. There Colonel 0. C. Mason,
the father of our subject, was born in 1818.
He was married to Margaret Carothers in
1836, and continued his residence in that
State until 1850, when the family removed to
Tennessee. The following year they came to
Texas, and for two years resided in Austin,
when a final settlement was then made on the
Bagdad prairie. Colonel Mason died there
May 5, 1865. He was a man of strong per
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