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INDIAN WARS AND PIONEERS OF TEXAS.
ELBERT L. GREGG,
Elbert L. Gregg, one of the best known lawyers
and financiers in Texas, was born in Greene County,
Tenn., February 20, 1840.
His parents were Marshall W. and Alpha Gregg,
of that county, where they lived and died. Eight
children were born to them, seven of whom are now
living. The subject of this notice attended local
schools and completed his education at excellent
colleges in his native State.
During the war between the States he entered
the Confederate army as a private soldier in Capt.
T. S. Rumbough's company and was afterwards appointed
Adjutant of the Sixty-fifth North Carolina
Regiment of Cavalry with which he served in West
Virginia, East Tennessee, and Kentucky, part of
the time discharging the duties of Provost Marshal.
At the close of hostilities he returned home, like
many others, to find himself completely impoverished,
and determined to go to a new field and take
up the tangled threads of life anew. He accordingly
came to Texas and in 1867, formed a copartnership
with Mr. R. H. Guinn, at Rusk, Texas,
under the firm name of Guinn and his second, in 1882, to his
present wife, nee Miss Bettie Dickenson, of Cherokee
County, a great-granddaughter of one of the
signers of the Declaration of Independence. Five
children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Gregg,
viz.: Nellie, Florence, Josephine, Luray Will, and
Eldridge R., all of whom are living except LuraY
Will, who died in 1892, of bronchitis.
Mr. Gregg owns a large amount of real estate
and is one of the influential and representative men
of the section of the State in which he resides.
WILLIAM PINKNEY McLEAN,
Hon. W. P. McLean, ex-member of Congress,
ex-District Judge, ex-member of the State Railroad
Commission and for many years past a distinguished
lawyer in this State, was born in Hinds County,
Miss., August 9, 1836. His parents were Allen F.
and Ann Rose McLean. His father died in 1838 and
his mother came to Texas in 1839 and settled in that
part of Bowie County now embraced within the
limits of the county of Marion.
The subject of this notice attended schools in
Cass County and Marshall, Texas, and completed
his education at the University of North Carolina,
at Chappel Hill, where he was graduated in the class
of 1857. After graduating he studied law and wa
admitted to the bar.
Judge McLean served as a member of the Texas
Legislature, in 1861 and 1869; was a meber of
the Forty-third Congress, a member of the Con
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Brown, John Henry. Indian wars and pioneers of Texas, book, 1880~; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6725/m1/409/: accessed March 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .