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HISTORT OF TEXAS.
Morrow was President of the Board of Trustees
of the Georgetown College, and also
secured the location and worked two years on
the Southwestern University of Georgetown.
At the meeting of the Board of Trustees at
Galveston, after having previously elected
Rev. F. A. Mood, Regent, they accepted the
bid made by the citizens of Georgetown and
Williamson county, tendering them the
Georgetown College building and grounds,
and a subscription list of $100,000. This
action located the Southwestern University at
Georgetown. Our subject has been connected
with the different enterprises of the town, and
was also one of the building committee.
He was married August 1, 1866, to Miss
Nannie E. Houston, a daughter of General
Samuel Houston. Mrs. Morrow was one of
eight children, namely: Samuel, married Miss
Lucy Anderson, now deceased; Nannie, wife
of our subject; Maggie, widow of W. L.
Williams; Mary W., widow of J. C. Morson;
Nettie P., wife of W. L. Bringhurst; Colonel
A. J. Houston, who first married Miss Carrie
Parnell, and afterward Miss Gorde; William
R; and Temple Houston, who is married.
Mr. and Mrs. Morrow have had six children,
Maggie Houston, wife of Robert A. John;
Emily Preston, who died January 3, 1892,
aged twenty-three years, was the wife of D.
E. Decker, and they had one child, Stiles
Morrow; Jennie Bell; Preston Perry, at work
in the printing office of the Georgetown Sun;
Temple and Beth. Mr. and Mrs. Morrow
are members of the Methodist Episcopal
Church. The former also affiliates with the
Blue Lodge and Chapter, has held the office
of Worthy Master in the Blue Lodge two
years, and was a delegate to the Grand Lodge
seven or eight times. Captain Morrow has
always been well to the front in everything
of a public nature, and his position, influence
and ability have ever been at the service of
the community when her best interests are
involved. As a man and citizen he is held in
high esteem for his strict integrity and sterling
qualities of head and heart. He possesses
good business ability, and that enterprising
spirit which overcomes obstacles, and he can
truly be styled a self-made man.
\W Av 4T. GOODMAN, a prominent and influential
farmer of Bastrop county,
was born in Wilchil, England, April
11, 1852. In 1853 he was brought by his
parents to America, landing in New York,
but immediately proceeded to Boone county,
Illinois. Six years later the family located
in Austin, Travis county, Texas, where they
remained until the close of the late war, and
the father then purchased 1,000 acres of land
in Bastrop county, in the Colorado river valley,
three miles above Bastrop, where our
subject grew to manhood. The father died
in 1887. He was a plumber and painter by
trade, but after locating in this county, gave
his attention entirely to farming. The mother
still survives, aged over sixty years. They
were the parents of nine children, seven now
living: Eliza, at home; W. E., engaged in
business with his brother; W. T., our subject;
Mary J., at 'home; Annie M., widow of
George Fink; Fannie D., wife of D. Fitzwilliams,
a farmer of Bastrop county; and
Virgiinia L., at home. The family are members
of the Episcopal Church, and are Democratic
in their political views.
In 1880, in company with his brother, W.
E., our subject purchased 1,200 acres of land
adjoining the old homestead, 400 acres of
which is now under a fine state of cultivation.
They have eleven tenement houses on the
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