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INDIAN WARS AND PIONEERS OF TE.XAS.
GEORGE N. ALDREDGE,
George N. Aldredge was born in Lee County,
Ga., April 14, 1846. His father was Dr. J. F.
Aldredge, who married Mary Oglesby, daughter of
George S. Oglesby. They lived for some years in
Russell County, Ala., and then moved to Pittsburg,
Camp County, Texas, in 1856. In 1862,
when less than sixteen years of age, he entered
the Confederate army as a volunteer soldier in
Walker's division, Randall's brigade, Clark's regiment.
After serving two years in Clark's regiment
he was transferred to Chisholm's regiment of
cavalry, Major's brigade, with which he remained
until the close of hostilities, participating in all the
engagements in which his command took part. At
the close of the war between the States he returned
home and entered McKinzie College, Red River
County, Texas, where he remained two years. He
then read law under Judge O. M. Roberts, at Gilmer,
Upshur County, Texas, was admitted to the
bar and practiced one year with Col. John L. Camp
at Gilmer and then moved to Dallas; remained one
year in Dallas; moved to Waxahachie, Ellis
County, where he stayed two years and then returned
to Dallas, where he has since remained. In
1875 he was elected County Attorney of Dallas
County and filled that office until 1878. He was
then elected District Judge and remained on the
bench ten years, during which time he signalized
himself as a fine lawyer and man of superior judicial
ability. After retiring from the bench he engaged
in the practice of law with Judge A. T. Watts and
J. J. Eckford, with whom he is now in copartnership.
In 1869 he married Miss B.etty W. Hearne,
daughter of Horatio R. Hearne, of Hearne, Texas.
Three children have been born of this union, George
E., H. R., and Sawnie R. Aldredge.
Judge Aldredge by reason of his legal ability and
his political speeches in behalf of good government
and sound money, is known in every nook and
corner of Texas. He is also known throughout
the Union through his great speech at Atlanta,
Ga., on October 16th, 1895, before the American
Bankers' Association, on the subject of Sound
Money. It was telegraphed to all the leading
journals, and elicited highest commendation from
almost every one. It was published in neat pamphlet
form, for general distribution, by the Sound
Currency Committee of the New York Chamber
of Commerce. On January 30th, 1896, Senator
Caffery, of Louisiana, introduced it in the United
States Senate as part of his speech on the same
subject, and it is printed in full in the " Congressional
Record," of date January 31st,
Judge Aldredge's style is peculiarly cogent and
logical, his power of illustration unequaled, and
his wit keen and irresistible. As a debater he has
had few equals and no superior in Texas.
HENRY MARTYN TRUEHEART,
Henry Martyn Trueheart, one of the leading
citizens and financiers of Galveston, was born in
Louisa County, Va., March 23, 1832, and came
to Texas with his father and family in 1845,
landing at Galveston on the 5th day of May of
that year. His father, John O. Trueheart (of
German lineage), was born in Hanover County,
Va. Mr. John O. Trueheart was a graduate of
Princeton College and a lawyer by profession.
His ancestors took part in the Revolution of 1776
in various capacities, serving in each instance with
distinction, some of them in the ranks of the Continental
army as soldiers and officers. His first trip
to Texas was made in a wagon in 1838. He remained
in the Republic some time, during the
period assisting in the defense of the frontier
under the famous ranger, Col. John C. HaysHe
was united in marriage to Miss Ann TolP'
kins Minor, a daughter of Col. Launcelot Minor, of
Louisa County, Va., whose sister was the mother
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