A Memorial and Biographical History of Johnson and Hill Counties, Texas. Page: 725
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AND HILL' COUNTIES.
county had grown to 2,000, and the first
school taught in the county was at Peoria,
and Judge I'I. W. Young, of Hillsboro, was
the first teacher.
Alexander Fancher was Hill county's first
Tax Collector, and was Second Lieutenant of
Company D, Nineteenth Texas Cavalry, and
served principally in the western department,
doing post duty. In 1863 he resigned his
commission and returned home, and was
elected County Commissioner, which office
he faithfully filled for two years. He has
a farm of 266 acres in Hill county, and is
also interested in a stock ranch in the West,
in Baylor county.
In 1850 Mr. Fancher married Miss Morrison,
a sister of F. W. Morrison, of Hillsboro.
They have had ten children, nine of whom
still survive, viz.: Sarah, wife of John A. D.
Carmichael, of Baylor county; H. H., R. R.,
Frank L., Mollie, wife of Joe Lewellen, of
Woodbury; E. A., J. E., Olla and Thomas.
The two last mentioned and Mrs. Lewellen
are residents of Hill county, while the others
are residents of Baylor county.
Mr. Fancher is a member of the I. 0. O. F.,
F. & A. M. and the Farmers' Alliance.
UDGE BENJAMIN DUDLEY TARLTON
has occupied the front rank in the
profession of law for the past twenty
years, and his perfect understanding of that
science and his scholastic attainments rank
him among the highest civilians. He was
born in St. Mary's parish, Louisiana, October
18, 1849, a son of Dr. John Tarlton, who
was reared in Scott county, Kentucky, whither
he moved with his parents when young, and
his literary education was obtained in Transylvania
University, at Lexington, Kentucky.
Upon reaching man's estate he removed to
South Carolina and was there united in marriage
to Miss Caroline Belser, of Sumter
district, after which he became a resident of
Mobile, Alabama, where he was left a widower
with several children, only one of whom is
now living,-John Belser Tarlton, of St.
Mary's parish, Louisiana. Dr. Tarlton subsequently
married Miss Frances Ann Caller,
a daughter of Green D. and Jane H. (Toulmin)
Caller, of St. Stephens, Washington
county, Alabama, of which place his wife
(Frances Ann Caller) was a native, born in
1822. The fruit of this union was ten children,
five of whom reached mature years:
Toulinin Tarlton, now a successful physician
of St. Landry's parish, Louisiana; Benjamin
Dudley, the subject of this notice; Green
Duke, an attorney at law, of Hillsboro;
Richard Manning, who died in Hillsboro a
few years ago; and Frances, the wife of
Wright C. Morrow, attorney at law of Hillsboro.
The father, Dr. John Tarlton, died in
Hillsboro, Texas, in 1882, at the age of
eighty-two years, and the mother in Waxahachie,
Texas, in 1876, well advanced in
years. Benjamin Dudley Tarlton was reared
in his native place, St. Mary's parish, Louisiana,
and received his literary education at
St. Charles' College, Louisiana. He then
read law under Hon. George Hudspeth of
Opelousas, Louisiana, and later graduated
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Lewis Publishing Company. A Memorial and Biographical History of Johnson and Hill Counties, Texas., book, 1892; Chicago, Illinois. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth46829/m1/768/: accessed August 16, 2022), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Genealogical Society.