A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas Page: 891
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LITMESTONE, FREESTONE AND LEON COUlNTfES.
Medicine at Louisville, Kentucky, in 18S5,
after which time he was engaged with his
father in the practice of his profession.
Dr. Isaac N. Suttle is one of the rising
young members of the medical fraternity
of Navarro county, standing at this time,
perhaps, as high or higher than any one of
his age in his profession. He has prepared
himself thoroughly for his life work,
having since his graduation from the Kentucky
School of Medicine taken two special
courses at the New Orleans Polyclinic,
and spent considerable time in the hospitals
of that city. He possesses a fine mind
and has an exceptionally splendid literary
taste, which he indulges to his own
improvement and delight. He is an
active member of the State Medical Association
of Texas, and is building up a reputation
which bids fair in time to equal that
of his late lamented father.
OHN F. CELY, a resident of Anderson
county, Texas, is a son of William
M. Cely, who was born in 1823, in
South Carolina, and there resided until his
death, which occurred in -1863. That year
he had enlisted in Company H, under
Captain Croff, Sixteenth South Carolina
Infantry, and died after three months' service,
at Lauderdale Springs, Mississippi,
where he was buried. By occupation he
was a successful farmer. His educational
advantages were limited, although by observation
and reading he had kept himself
well informed. He was a Democrat in his
political belief, but was opposed to secession.
He was a member of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, il which he was Steward,
Class-leader and Sabbath-school teacher.
He was favorably known as a man of
The parents of William Cely were John
W. Cely and Susan (Stokes) Cely, natives
of Virginia, who went thence to South
Carolina. The father was a prosperous
farmer. John W. was the son of Meritt
Cely, who was a native of Virginia. The
Celyfamily were pioneer settlers of Virginia.
The mother of our subject, Susan Elizabeth
(Elrood) Cely, was a native of South
Carolina, and she there married, and died
in 1877. She was the daughter of Elias
and Mary (Douthit) Elrood, natives of
South Carolina. The former held the office
of Constable for a number of years. His
father died at the age of eighty-two, and
his mother about ninety. The latter was
the daughter of James and Susanna (Howard)
Douthit. James Douthit was a minister
of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
For years he continued to preach, until he
was about eighty years old, and held several
offices of trust and responsibility, as
Justice of the Peace and County Treasurer
of Anderson county, South Carolina.
Our subject's parents were married in
1846, and were blessed with a family of
nine children, as follows: our subject;
Mary (deceased) was the wife of W. W.
Robinson of North Carolina, who is now
Revenue Collector, but by profession a
teacher; Elias (deceased); Barnett C.,-in
partnership with his brother, our subject;
Susannah (deceased); Dora died when
young; Martha (deceased) was the wife of
John M. Harrington of Anderson county;
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Lewis Publishing Company. A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas, book, 1893; Chicago, Illinois. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth46827/m1/905/?rotate=90: accessed July 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.