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ness left by his father, was born at Bagdad,
October 12, 1866. He began mercantile life
at the age of sixteen years, as a clerk for his
father, but after two years left the counter
for the free life on the plains. In June, 1888,
the firm of J. F. Heinatz & Son was formed,
since which time he has carried on the business.
It is now entirely his own enterprise,
and is the largest business in the new town
of Leander, a town built from the ruins of
old Bagdad. Mr. Heinatz was married in
Burnet county, Texas, October 1, 1890, to
Ida M. Yett. They have had two children,
Robert H., and Roy John F., twins. The
latter is now deceased.
J ASA JACKSON, a well-to-do farmer
and respected citizen of Burleson county,
Texas, is a native son of the Lone
Star State, having been born in Hill county,
June 19, 1856. His parents, W. B and Virginia
C. (Keahey) Jackson, are natives of
North Carolina and Mississippi, respectively,
and moved from the latter State to Texas in
1852. They settled in Johnson county when
the subject of this sketch was about five years
of age, and there remained five years. They
then removed to Burleson county, where
young Asa attained his growth, was married,
and where he has ever since made his home.
Mr. Jackson, of this notice, remained
under the paternal roof until he was twentyfour
years of age, when, in 1880, he was married.
He then rented a tract of land which
he farmed until 18822 when he bought 200
acres of wild land, 100 of which is now under
fence, with about sixty acres under cultivation.
He rents part of his land, but grows
the remainder to cotton and corn, and raises
u1ffjcient pork to supply his home with lard,
etc. He taught school about three years, but
now devotes his attention entirely to his
In 1880 Mr. Jackson married Miss L. R.
Collier, an intelligent lady, who was born in
Alabama, April 3, 1860, and came to Texas
with her parents in 1878. She is the daugihter
of Professor J. P. and Mary A. (Rogers)
Collier, also natives of Alabama. Her father
has followed teaching nearly all his life, and
both parents now reside in Llano, Llano
county, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson have
had six children, two of whom died young.
Those surviving are: Paulina E., born May
30, 1882; Roy C., born January 20, 1884;
Rowena V., born April 2, 1886; and Mary
R., born April 30,1889.
Politically, Mr. Jackson adheres to the
Democratic party, of which his father before
him has always been a strong advocate, but
the subject of this sketch does not aspire to
public office, although taking a deep interest
in the public welfare. He is a worthy mnember
of the Masonic fraternity, and he and his
faithful wife are useful members of the Baptist
Church, to which denomination his ancestors
for several generations have belonged.
Mr. Jackson is a worthy son of a worthy
father, and reflects credit on his birthplace
and place of residence, the great State of
JOSEPH T. DANIEL, deceased, who resided
on his farm in Milam county, Texas,
for nearly half a century, was one of the
venerable citizens of the county. A brief
sketch of his life is as follows :
Joseph T. Daniel wss born in Alabama,
December 31, 1824, son of Peyton and Mary
(Curry) Daniel, the former of Georgian birth,
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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/m1/848/?rotate=90: accessed May 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .