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.B IO GR AP H IC AL
lege, Red River county, Texas . graduating in 1859; 1 the independence of Texas. In 1836, he was in
had the degree of. A. NA., confered by the South command at Victoria, hut retreated on the apWestern
University at Georgetown, Texas, of proach of TUrrea, and thus escaped the fate of
which University, he is one of the alumni; corn- Fannin. In 1841, lie prepared to engage in mermanded
a company of State troops under Governor cantile business on the Nueces river, fifteen miles
Sam Houston in 1860; was a private of the Sixth from Corpus Christi. Before his house was finTexas
Cavalry, Confederate StatLes army for one ished, lie and his complanions were taken prisyear,
and was discharged on account of sickness; oners by a raiding party of Mexicans. They were
in 1862, 'was elected assessor and collector of 1)a- carried first to Matamoras; tlhen to Monterey, and
las county, which office he held until 1866, when were started to the city of Mexico. At Agua
he declined a re-election; was elected as the Dem- Nneva they made their esca'1pe froni the guard, but
ocratic nominee, in 1873, a Representative in tlie were soon retaken. Seeing no hope of escaping
Fourteenth Legislature, re-elected to tie Fifteenth, from'l a horrible imprislniment, IDiimitt terninated
and again, for the "third term" was elected att his life by taking morphine.
the late election, together with Colonel John W. *
Daniel, as a Democrat, over Major John Henry ........
Brown, Democrat, and George W. Givens, and A.
S. Clark, Greenback nominees, by a nmajority of
1849 votes over the first, and of 1361 and 13(55 U'PINJER, ASMASA., a native of Massachuvotes
over the latter respectively. At the organiza- ,i4 setts; born in 1800; came to Texas in
tion of the House of representatives, January 14, !85, and settled in lBastrop; was the first
1879, he was elected Speaker. to receive a Captain's commlission from
ROWN WILLIAM MORTON, of Martin,
Falls county,, was born in Wilmington,
North Carolina; moved with his pare nts
when an infant, to Augusta county, Virginia,
where he was raised; graduated at Washington
College (now Washington and Lee University),
Virginia, at session of 1857 and 1858; entered
the Confederate army in 1861 as a member of Pendleton's
Battery, and served in the army of
inorthern Virginia until July, 1864, when Ihe was
wounded at the battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania,
and was captured and held a prisoner until
the end of the war; after the surrender, lie moved
to Texas, and settled at Danville, now Marlin, his
present residence, where lie has since pursued the
occupation of a merchant; elected to the SenatQ
without opposition, as a Democrat, February 15,
IMITT, PHILIP, came to Texas in, 1822.
Ten years later he establislied a trading
house at the old fort built by LaSalle, on
the Lavaca river. The place has been
since known as Dimnitt's Point. In 1835, he was
in command of the Texans at Goliad, and took an
active part in a public meeting which declared for
General tHouston, after his appointment as comnmnder
of the army iii 18'35; went to Alabanma and
enlisted a, compato y of regulars to serve in the
Texas army during tlre war ; reached Texas and
reported to Houston Fe:truary 27th, 1836; comnmanded
his Cicompany at San Jacinto. After the
battle, was for a time comnmiandtr of the post of
G (alveston. While at Velasco on busine; ss connected
withi is command, lihe thwarted the attempt
to arrest Ptresitlent Burnet and overthrow tlhe civil
govern ment, During the Republic, (Coloml Turner
resided att .lalveston, hlaving been one oif the first
to settle upon the island; after annexation, opIened
ia cotton plantation ilt I cavma (county ; served in
the Legislature in 1850) and I851, and in the
Setnate in 1852-51,. )During the civil war, was
Provost- Marshal of .Lavacit cormnty; at the close of
the war removed to tilh town ,of Ghnzales, where
}he died, July 22st, 1877.
1'LBA\ .t_FR JI (E )R1S Al, IA, was a ntive of
~%~ Bourbon county, Kentucky, andl in 1823,
XvI ahen justi arriv edt at manhot)od, removed
with lils parents to Pike county, Missouri.
IHaving married, lie removed to Texas in 1826-7,
and about 18:30, settled at or near Bastrop on the
Colorado, then the extreme outpost of our settlements
in that direction. In the autumn of 1833.
Wilbarger, in company with two other imen, had
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