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~1 }Z>HII!TJrk 0' TRXXAS.
Otlr ulbjeet was engaged inl farming all mother, born March 12, 1883, diet! January
his days until h1 was appointed ito his press. 13, 1870. She was a member of the Chris.ent
Xpoitkmn. in August, ISST. since which tian Chnreh. Our s$l)jeet was married
timelt' he ha miadt a good and etlcient oteffer. a st twoud tinvie February 1. 187.' to Mrs.
Ile was a resident of Washin;ton county. lbe- lannilh (Riuntont) Hughes, a daughter of
fore the ^ runaway scrap" in 1836. lie has John unton. and thrte children have been
seenl the ro lghand-tlumblo of Texas pioneer born of this union: Thomas M.: Coke and
life. and has1 always Ihated tlhe institution of Arthur. This Mrs. Kennerly died August
slavery. lie was an abolitionist in the days 5, 18?8. agel about fifty-thret. and our sulbwhlen
it took courage. giit and muscle to ject was married a third time in April. 1SS6,
be , one. being one fromh principle. lie never to Mrs. Mattie L. Baker. a native of Georeast
a vote for any president until ISt.I. be- gia. She also had been married twice' tbfore.
cause there was tno elct'tors for w\hon to vote., her tirst husband having been Jesse Massie,
1e lasl lived tltrou,'Ih five different govern- by whom she Ihad th'tee children. and her
ments in Texas. and is a pioneer of the pio- s econd husband was W. M. Baker. by w1hoi
net'rs. lite tkook part in the late war. joining she had one child, Annie.
Company A . of F. . Wf F . 's .egion of Cav- PIstmiaster Kennerly is a most efficient
airy. and was in V\:'i lPo;rn't raid around public otlicial. judging from his management
Ilt.;'y Springs. in ISt';, was at Vieksburg. of the postotfiee at Giddinugs. As a citizen
cnagd in courier duty, and was in many he has received meritekd esteem from his
skirmishes. but was never -oeverely wounded. neighbors as lie !ias always been found firm
nor was he ever takttn prisoner. lie wa as a reek for truth, honesty and uprightness.
arrested asveral times for telling too plainly
what lhe thought, and was made to serve on - --: .?.*-.
Iuard duty as pv;nishmlent. Ile was at home I
t'n furlough when the war closeiad and has
never served in official capacity until the
In 1SM4 our subject was married to Miss
Katie Williams, a daughter of Allen I".
Williams. of Washinion conllty. and they
have had tive children: Everton W.. who
married Ada lIossey. whose four children are:
Pave. Willie, Tenne and 1iea-sant. Eli^abeth,
lorn in April. ISO7. married Alexanider
IDunn: she died in March. 1S86: her four
children wer'e Dora. Walter, Orpha and
Gimma. David married Nannie C'ampbl1ll.
and they have three children. Katie married
W. II. Wesson. who died in May, ISS1 : and
s.he hl as three children. J. T. is working
with a bridge, mlmny in the North. The
M. 1.ECTOR. Std.. tx'eased. During
the 't50s. in the eastern part of Travis
county. where now stands the enterprising
little town of Manor. there
settled a n umber of families--the Rectors,
Parsons. Towns. Ililis and others- -who were
peculiarly fitted it, point of intelligence and
social standing to give tone and polish to the
stlrly but rather unpolished elements that
had preled them. It is not the desire to
in any way detract from the high character of
the early stttlers- but the time and thought
of the early Texan was too fully occupied
with discipining thefl Comanche and Mexican
to adu.Fit of much in the line of literary eulture
or the display of the social amenities of
life. Judge Rector. as$ Ihe was familiarly
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