Fisher Family

The Fisher family led by Agustus ‘GusFisher, a former slave in Arkansas, is one of the earliest and most noted African-American Families in the county.

The majority of Anglo settlers moving to Texas came from Southern states and many brought their slaves. Texas considered slavery vital to its economic and future hrowth. Early settlers believed that an area so land-rcih and labor-poor could only be settled and brought into large-scale production quickly with slave labor. By 1855, Williamson County had 757 slaves and at the break of the Civil War, over 1,000 slaves lived here. August ‘Gus’ Fisher, a former slave, came with his owner from Arkansas. The Fisher family settled in the Andice/Florence area.

~ Williamson County By Lisa E. Worley, Chris Dyer

Gus is buried in Florence Cemetery next to his wife, Celia ‘Sealy’ Haynes. (

Gus Fisher and Old Blue Gus and Sealy’s children posing in front of George Fisher’s home in the early 1930s. Standing from left to right are Sam Fisher (1876-1956), Sally Fisher Arnold (1877-1970), George Fisher (1879-1949), Robert “Doll” Fisher (1882-1947), Mary Fisher William (1884-1974), Jozie Fisher (1886-1956), Elzie FIsher (1894-1974) and A.B. Fisher (1898-1980s).

George Monroe Robbins

At age 58 George Monroe Robbins, wife Orry and 10 children moved from Kentucky to Williamson County.

Children include: Sarah W. Robbins, Jane F. Robbins, Sarah “Sallie” Robbins, Henry Chappell Robbins, Joseph R. Robbins (my great grandfather), George Samuel Robbins, Lemuel R. Robbins, Aurey Mary Robbins, Catherine Robbins, Nancy Robbins.

Henry Chappell Robbins and his wife Nancy Rebecca Kiser had all their children born in Williamson County. Children include: Mary Jane, Aury Frances Elizabeth, Arminitia Luticia, George Lemuel, Nancy Emma, Katarine Josephine, Joseph Marion, William Harrison, Sallie “Sarah” Ruth, Talitha Mae according to the US 1850 Census.

Mary Jane (Henry daughter) and spouse William Troxell had their children in Williamson Co. Children include: Rebecca Nancy “Nannie” Troxell, Arminitia Troxell, Maggie Elizabeth Troxell, Rosella W. Troxell, William Benjamin Troxell, George Alfred Troxell, Wylie Edward Wilson Troxell, Henry R. Wilson Troxell, Mary Jane Troxell.

Joseph Richard Robbins (my great great grandfather-George M. son) and is wife Josephine O. Campbell had their children in Williamson County. Children include: Joseph Philander Robbins (great grand father), he also went by other names (I.W.,J.R. I.H.), John Richard Robbins Jr., George Eratus Robbins, Charles Henry Robbins, Amelia Robbins, Shelton Robbins.

Joseph Philander Robbins (Joseph Richard son) and wife Sarah Annice McCready had their 2 children in Williamson County, they are Oliver Philander “Ollie”, Josephine Bellma “Josefine”.

From Judy Robbins Jabri

LANE, James Sterling

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Transcribed 25 May 2005 By Michele Holland Mills


James Sterling Lane was born 27 Feb. 1818, in Morgan County, Georgia, to Henry Lane and Martha Herring. James first married 16 year old Annie H. J. Clayborn Jones on August 25, 1844, in Walton County, Georgia. Annie was born in March of 1821. James and Annie lived in Georgia for a year or two, then moved to Choccolocco Creek, Talladega County, Alabama.

They had three children: Mary P., Orlando Clayborn, and Sarah Annie (who married Roy Walter or Walter B. Davis). Annie died in February of 1851, in Talladega County, Alabama, when her youngest child was 6 months old. On November 2, 1852, in Sparta, Hancock County, Georgia, James married Florida Hudson Audas, the 26 year old daughter of Tuttle Hudson Audas and Henrietta Washington Turner.

James and Florida lived in Talladega County, Alabama and had four children: William, Charles C., H. Egbert, and Florida, who died in early childhood. His wife, Florida, died on Janaury 28, 1859 in Talladega.

Five months later James married Florida’s youngest sister, Sophronia Jacob Audas, who was 25 years old. James and Sophronia had five children: Leila Henrietta (married James Henry Whitworth), Amanda Clifton (died in infancy), Willie Colbert “Daisy” (married Rev. Oscar Fitzgerald Sensabaugh), Audas James, and Kallie Tucker (married Henry Williams Kingsbery).

James is buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas.

Kallie Tucker (Lane) Kingsbery

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Transcribed 25 May 2005 By Michele Holland Mills


Kallie Tucker Lane was the daughter of Rev. James Sterling Lane and his third wife, Sophronia Jacob Audas. Rev. Lane was a Methodist minister who served in Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas. Kallie was his youngest child, the 12th, born when James was 51 and Sophronia was 34. Kallie was born February 11, 1870, in Tehuacana, Limestone County, Texas. In 1873 Rev. Lane took his final assignment, as pastor of the Methodist Church in Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas. He was instrumental in the founding of Southwestern University in Georgetown. Rev. Lane died in 1882. His widow and the two youngest children, Audas James Lane and Kallie Tucker Lane, were living in Waco, Texas in 1890. Mrs. Lane took in boarders, including a photographer named W. D. Jackson. Kallie worked as an assistant in Mr. Jackson’s photography studio.

Some time prior to November 1892, Kallie took a train trip to visit relatives, probably her half-brother Orlando Clayborn Lane. At the train station in Coleman, Coleman County, Texas she met Henry Williams Kingsbery. Kallie was 22 years old and Henry was a 45-year-old bachelor, just a year older than Kallie’s half-brother Orlando. Henry fell in love instantly, and the couple was married November 22, 1892, in Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas. Kallie and Henry lived in Santa Anna, Coleman County. Henry bought a ranch six miles south of Santa Anna in 1894 and 1895 and the family moved there in 1866. They had two sons, Howard Thomas (1893-1970) and Carroll Emera (1897-1995), and a daughter Merle (1895-1991). Kallie became ill in 1899, and as the obituary states, took a trip to Georgia to visit her husband’s family in hopes that it would revive her, but she died soon after arriving in Georgia.

August Neilson

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From: June E. Tuck (


Death of August Neilson

This death report from The Southern Intelligencer, May 24, 1866

On Thursday last, John Carlson and August Neilson, neighbors living on Brushy Creek in Williamson County, had a difficulty at Carlson’s house which resulted in the killing of Neilson, who was shot through the head causing instant death. It seems there was an old feud between the parties dating back to the conscript laws during the war. Neilson was a secessionist and was active in having Carlson conscripted, when the latter fled the country and joined the Texas U.S. Cavalry, whilst Neilson went into the rebel service. Since their return home the old quarrel has been renewed with the fatal result above recorded. The matter will undergo investigation, and we forbear comment. But it is proper to ask if these scenes cannot be stopped.

William Franklin Condron

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This file was contributed for use in the USGenWeb by: Mick Bradley (


William Franklin Condron-Margaret M Willis, Alabama to Texas

NOTE: This document was originally prepared by W.F. Condron in July 1961. It has been transcribed as closely to the original as possible. This transcription completed by Mick Bradley, April, 2005.


To date, July, 1961, it is believed that there has been no recording of a short family history of the Condrons. It is thought if it is not recorded the younger generation will be at a complete loss as to who their pioneer fore- bearers were.

Through the valuable assistance of the following this short history has been assembled: Mrs. Grace N. Nance, Medina, Texas; Mrs. Ralph McWhorter, Eunice, New Mexico; Mrs. Belle Bundrant, Pasadena, Texas; Mrs. Alice Condron Dannelley, T.O. Condron and Elmo Lane of Elgin, Texas; Mrs. Mayme Lou Beaty, Brownwood, Texas; Clarence Condron and Mrs. George Condron of Throckmorton, Texas; Mrs. Edna Bourland of Clarendon, Texas and others.

This history is not complete and names are missing. It is, therefore, suggested that someone from each of the named families use this as a basis and add the next generation as to who the children married and the names of their children. This information should then be forwarded to me in order that the complete history may be centralized.


In 1848, three years after Texas joined the Union and when new lands were available to settlers, there came from Decatur, Alabama, William Franklin Condron and his wife, Margaret M. Willis and their family. This trip was made by wagon train.

The caravan consisted of five families in nine wagons: the Condrons, Lanes, Richies, Olivers and Jordans, all of which were related. The trip was made in two months in which plenty of fishing and hunting were enjoyed by all. The Condron family consisted of eleven children, all making the trip by wagon train except possibly the last two or three girls who were born in Texas. The children’s names were as follows with the oldest listed first: Rachel Ann, Stewart, Ben, Harvey, Riley Francis Marion (Frank), Tom, Louise, Jane, Mary and Josephine.

The Condrons first settled between Boggy Creek and Brushy Creek in Williamson County, Texas about 10 miles from Elgin, Texas. After residing there for about two years they moved between the communities of Lawrence Chapel and Beaukiss. The farm is known today as the old Briggs Farm. This farm is about 18 miles from Elgin and is located in Williamson County. The two communities were five or six miles apart and each one was a thriving community at that time. All living near the two communities had large families. Their recreation consisted of attending parties, dances and camp meetings: they were all Presbyterians by religious belief and were men of strong convictions. Close by was Post Oak Island Masonic Lodge No. 181. It is believed that most of the men were members of this lodge, which is still organized and a few years ago celebrated its 100th anniversary.

William Franklin Condron died in 1867. Probably his older children knew his connections in Decatur, Alabama, but at this date very little is available as to who the relatives were. He is buried in the Lawrence Chapel Cemetery. His wife is buried in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery because the day she died snow had covered the ground and it was impossible to carry her to the Lawrence Chapel Cemetery.

The boys all married and were prosperous farmers near Elgin. Riley, Mary and Thomas moved to Comanche, Texas in Erath County. Harvey moved to Clarendon, Texas, due to his wife’s health. Josephine, Francis Marion (Frank) and Rachel remained in or near Elgin. All four brothers fought in the war between the states in the Confederate Army. Francis Marion and Thomas fought in the Second Texas Infantry. Riley was with Terry’s Rangers and Harvey scouted for the soldiers. Francis Marion (Frank) was wounded in his right arm during the siege of Vicksburg.

The older members of the Condron family spoke of the Condrons as being of Scot-Irish descent, and it is now a known fact that many Condrons reside in Ireland today.

Additional pages have been set up for each of the children to show who they married and the names of their children. Exceptions are: Stewart, who died when 22 years of age; Ben, who died in childhood; Lou, who died shortly after her marriage leaving no children; and Jane, who married Billy Wilson when she was 44 years of age. None of the above had any children.

RACHEL ANN CONDRON (1832-1904) – THOMAS W. LANE (1824-1894)

DATES               CHILDREN

(1847-    )      1. Margaret Louise married John Willis
(1852-    )      2. George married (a) Stoval and (b) Mattie Taylor
(         )      3. Claibourne (died when small)
(1855-    )      4. Henry (died when small)
(1861-1931)      5. Riley married Mary West
(1858-    )      6. Mary Fanny married Tol Creel
(         )      7. Tom married Etta McWilliams
(1869-1892)      8. Doc married Lizzie Brewer
(         )      9. Robert (died when small)
(1873-1897)      10. Jim married Eddie Donihugh
(1870-1945)      11. Ellen married Zeb Brymer


   1. Harvey
   2. (a) Will (b) none
   3. None
   4. None
   5. Seth, Elmo, Verge
   6. Ida, Kager, Nora
   7. Kirk
   8. None
   9. None
   10. Mamie, Willie
   11. Chester, Alvin, Zelma

*Numbers refer to numbers of above children. Example:
No. 1 refers to No. 1 above, Louisa married John Willis and they one son,

WILLIAM HARVEY CONDRON (1836-1909 – Sarah J. Owens (1843-1877)

Dates          Children

(1859- )    1. John Nelson (Sam) married Ada Patton
(      )    2. Dona married Rufus Taylor
(      )    3. Bessie married Will Jarmon
(      )    4. Anna married Jeff Falls
(      )    5. Cornelia married Jim Adams
(      )    6. William Robert (Bob) married Belle Patton
(      )    7. Lila married Tom Graham
(      )    8.Benjamin Franklin (Ben) married Mollie

 Their Children

   1. Bessie, Aubrey, Gertrude, Denzil, Joe, Alvin Sammy, Lola Belle
   2. Irene
   3. Willie, Edgar, Lillie, Tennie, Oswald, Raymond, Herbert, Rouye, Sidney
   4. Harvey, Cora, Dona, Mary, Ruth, Ruby, Lila, Neva, Sally, Talmadge,
 Angelina, Frank
   5. Mary, Will
   6. Irene, Robbie, Cathrene
   7. None
   8. Lila Belle

                (Second marriage)
(1880-1956)    1. Elmo married Ruth Carter
(         )    2. Edna married Frank Bourland
(         )    3. Stewart married Mary Parmer

    Their Children

 1. Gladys, Imogene, Charlie, Ruth, Harvey, Ruby, Howard, Elizabeth,
    Louise, Louis
 2. Hazel, Jean
 3. Stuart H., Marilyn

RILEY N. CONDRON (1839-1922) - ADDIE SLAUGHTER (1851-1884)

Dates        Children

(    )    1. Herrod (unmarried)
(    )    2. Albert married Lucy Purvis
(    )    3. Mary E. married John V. Martin
(    )    4. Daisy married (a) Arthur Hicks (b) Charlie Hicks (c) Will Luker
(    )    5. Pearl married Tom Hollers
(    )    6. Roy married (a) Maude Ellillian Holloway (b) Ora Martin

          Their Children
  1. None
  2. Clarence, Leona (Lola) Emma, Jewell, Riley, George, Bertram, Jessie, Earl
  3. Rupert E.
  4. (a) Gerald, Vada E. (b) Terriel, LaRue, Harrod, Condron, Marion Rae
  5. Willie Mae, Tom Jr.
  6. R.P., Thelma, Inez, Lester, Vernon, Sally LaRue, Mary Ellillian, Albert
Lola Mae (b) Betty Jane



1. Burney Courtney married Viola (Violet) Malone (b) _____ Bonner
2. Euel D. married Ruth Clark
3. Emma Tommye married Garland Tisdale

 Their Children

   1. (a) Violet, Ilet (b) Job, Tresa
   2. Durwood, Dorothy, Tommy
   3. None


Dates            Children

(1867-1925)   1. James Edward married Lillie Adams (1874-1930)
(1869-1908)   2. Emma married Lee Carter

 Their Children

   1. Ila, Ernest, Edgar, Oscar, Allie Mae, Emma Lee, Nellie, Frank, Jack,
   2. Ola, Nelson, Howard, Jessie, Edna, Mary, Bruce


(1872-1932)    1.  Minnie married John Lawrence (1872-1950)
(1873-1933)    2.  Maggie (unmarried)
(1876-1932)    3.  William Franklin (Bill) married Mabel Litton
(1878-1914)    4.  Lee married Lee Carter
(         )    5.  Woodie married Jeff Owens
(         )    6.  Thomas O. married Pearl Swayze
(         )    7.  Mattie married Lonnie Gage
(         )    8.  Alice married Robert Dannelley
(1885-1944)    9.  Grover married (a) Lula Strauss (b) Ila Owen
(1889-1962)    10. Forest (died at 15 years of age)

Their Children

1. Owen, Condron, Mattie Maude, Jem, Helen, Iva Lee
2. None
3. William Franklin, Lillie Bell, Dorothy (died at 18)
4. Lacy, Geneive, Willie Belle
5. J. C., Margaret
6. F.M., Otho, Dorwin, Jack, Rosemary, Ruth
7. Frankie, Lewis, William, Irene, O. W., Wayne
8. Jennie, Robert, Mary, Jim, Margaret
9. (a) Dennis, Oscar, Herbert (b) Emma Lee, G.C., Cora Mae, Alice Marie
10. None


Dates              Children

(1873-     )    1. Marion (died in teens)
(1874-     )    2. William Hade married Audie Bird
(1877- 1960)    3. Sidney Albert married Nettie Arizona Martin
(1879-     )    4. Tommye Belle married James Clayton Bundrant

        Their Children

     1. None
     2. Thomas C., Clay Douglas, Geraldine, Donald Raye, Jack B.
     3. Rudy, Hade, Lona, Otto, Dorothy
     4. Myrtle Erlene, Wilma Ione, Wendel Ross, Layton Udale

(Second Marriage)

Their Children


MARY ACENA CONDRON (1851-1927) - WILLIAM WIRT PARR (1850-1933)

Dates                Children

(1872-1956)    1. Addie Willetta married Ruff Franklin Hargrove (1872-1927)
(1874-1935)    2. Albert William married Mollie Daniels
(1878-1957)    3. Thomas Walker married Lula Hancock
(1882-1898)    4. Bessie Mae (died at 16)
(1885-1956)    5. Robert married Zena Whisenant (1888-     )
(1887-    )    6. Grace Margaret married M.H. Nance (1883-1944)
(1889-    )    7. Eva Jane married William Henry White (1885-1950)
(1891-    )    8. Iva Ruth married Ralph McWhorter
(1893-    )    9. Mary Louise (Mayme Lou) married W. H. Beaty
(    -1952)

     Their Children

  1. Mary Ray, Lois, Garrard Wirt, R. P., Nellie Grace, Robert Ross,
     Paul, Pauline, Betty Ruth
  2. Thelma Grace, Acena, Virgie, May, Neva, Irma, Kenneth, James
  3. Ollie, Thomas  second marriage-daughter
  4. None
  5. Robert Charles 9 adopted)
  6. M.H., Herbert, Marye Grace
  7. Elmo, Bessie Maurine, Mary Dorris, Ralph, Willard, Evalyn Elizabeth
  8. Betty Ruth, Grace Brown
  9. None

JOSEPHINE CONDRON (1857-1927) – ANDREW PETTIJOHN (180_5 – 1904)

Dates          Children

(      )    1. Ida married George Shelp
(      )    2. Edward married (a) Loma McCathern (b) Laura ______
(      )    3. Daisy married Pent Griffin

       Their Children

    1. Venetta, Benie, Roy
    2. (a)______ (b) _______
    3. George, Marion, J. L.




1. Mattie Condron married ____________ Jefferson
2. Mary Condron married _____________ Couch
3. John Condron (died in Civil War)
4. William Franklin Condron married Margaret M. Willis

 Their Children

    1. Unknown
    2. Unknown
    3. Unknown
    4. Rachel Ann, Stewart, Ben, Harvey, Riley, Frank, Tom, Louise, Jane,

   William Jack Condron and his wife, Rachel Vaught, the former of South
Carolina, moved to Alabama, located near Decatur where he was a prominent
planter and slave owner of that locality. In politics he was a Democrat and
was an exhorter in the Methodist Church

   William Jack Condron, a Methodist Evangelist, was of Scotch and Irish
He came to the colonies at an early date, and may have fought in the
Revolutionary War. His earliest known resident was South Carolina where he
married Rachel Voght. They moved to Decatur, Alabama.

   Mary Parr, speaking of her father, William Franklin Condron, when he lived
home with his parents, William Jack Condron, said that they had  slaves, one
of which was a Negro mammy who loved and took care of the children. They also
raised race horses. During the Civil War the court house was burned and
William Jack Condron's land was confiscated by a brother, an orphan which he
had raised.


John Willis married Ruth McNabb


1. William Willis, unmarried
2. Margaret Willis married William Franklin Condron (1815-1896)
3. Ben Willis married Helen Latham
4. Nelson Willis married _______ Davis
5. Harvey Willis married Margaret Olive
6. Cynthia Willis married _______ Gay
7. Flora Willis married Mercer Griffin
8. Betsy Willis married _________Favors

See Willis Photos:

Their Children

  1. None
  2. Rachel Ann, Stewart, Ben, Harvey, Riley, Frank, Tom, Louise, Jane, Mary,
  3. Riley
  4. Daughter (name unknown)
  5. Unknown
  6. Exa (Means), Lou)Weir)
  7. Sam, George, Hugh, Lona, Betty, Maty
  8. Ann (Oliver), Flora (Dawson), John, Dick, Lona, Senterfit


John Willis, a Cumberland Presbyterian Preacher, believed a descendent of the McNabb clan, resided in South Carolina at the time of his daughter’s marriage to William Franklin Condron.

McNabb Scottish Clan is a Highland Clan, still in existence in Northern Scotland, a small clan, colors are: tartaristan, brown, green and red. Men of this clan are tall, dark or red complexioned. From this clan are the great grandmother and the grandmother descended. Family names known (but no in correct order) are: Tubb, Vaught, McNabb.

First ancestor remembered was a great grandmother named Tubb, a Scot of the McNabb Clan. The Mc or Mac Nabb clan is a highland clan in the Northern Highlands. The men of this clan are usually quite tall and dark complexioned though some are red haired. Male McNabb married female Tubb and daughter Ruth became the first ancestor known to Mary A. Condron Parr.

Ruth McNabb married John Willis about the time of the Revolutionary War. William Jack Condron is believed to have fought in the war on the side of the Colonies. To this couple was born William Franklin Condron.

Ruth McNabb was the sole survivor of an Indian massacre.

Alice Condron Dannelley gives this information: Margaret M. Willis’ brothers and sisters came to Texas in the same wagon train. They all moved to Voca in McCoullough county near Brady, Texas. Billy Willis was a major in the Confederate Army and a bachelor. Florentine married in Williamson County, near Lawrence Chapel. She married Mercer Griffin. One of their sons, George Griffin, had a daughter whose name was Lillian. She taught school at Post Oak Island, where many of the Condrons attended school.

Britton C. Vest

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Submitted by: (Frederica Wyatt) – August 6, 2000


Oath of Allegiance, Britton C. Vest

Original No. 113

Register’s Office

Williamson County


“I, Britton C. Vest do solemnly swear, or affirm, in the presence of Almighty God that I am a citizen of the State of Texas, that I have resided in said State-for Twelve months next preceding this day, and now reside in the County of Williamson or the parish….in said State, as the case may be; that I am twenty-one years old; that I have not been disfranchised for participation in any rebellion or civil war against the United States, nor for felony committed against the laws of any of the United States; that I have never been a member of any State Legislature, nor held any executive or judicial office in any State, and afterwards engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the United States, and given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof; that I have never taken an oath as a member of Congress of the United States, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State Legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, and afterwards engaged in insurrection and rebellion against the United States, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof; that I will faithfully support the Constitution and obey the laws of the United States, and will, to the best of my ability, encourage others so to do. So help me God.”

Attest Chas. N. Talbot
Britton x Vest

I do hereby certify that on this Eighteenth day of July 1867 appeared before me Britton C. Vest who subscribed to the foregoing oath.
R. E. Talbot


Original No. 113


Williamson County.
This Eighteenth day of July

I, R. E. Talbot Register of the Names and Residence of qualified Electors of Williamson County for the 8th District duly commissioned and sworn, do hereby certify that B. C. Vest was this day duly registered as a qualified Elector of said County, on the Original Registry of this District, under No. 113 as a native born citizen of the United States and residing in the County of Williamson State of Texas

Witness my hand, the day and date
above mentioned.

R. E. Talbot

(written across side of page, “voted Nov 28th ’70 at Georgetown”)

Lewellen Moore

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Contributed by Mary Love Berryman – 16 June 2003


History of Texas, Together with a Biographical History of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson Counties, Chicago, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1893.

L. Moore, a successful farmer and pioneer citizen of Williamson county, Texas, is a son of L. and Priscilla (Thornton) Moore. The grandfather of our subject, Joseph Moore, was a native of Ireland, but when a young man came to the Colonies. He raised a large family in North Carolina, and was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. The father of our subject subsequently moved to South Carolina: in 1818 went to Tuscaloosa county, Alabama, and four years later to Fayette county, that State, where he died in 1851. Mr. and Mrs. Moore reared a family of eleven children, three now living: Catherine, who married a Mr. Harkins, now deceased: Elijah, of Coryell county, Texas; and L., our subject. The mother died one month previous to the father’s death. The latter was a minister in the Primitive Baptist Church for about forty years.

L. Moore, the subject of this sketch, was born May 16, 1824, six miles west of Fayette courthouse, Fayette county, Alabama, where he grew to manhood. In 1848 he came to Texas, spending the first four years in Bastrop county, and during one year of that time was a member of the State rangers. In 1852 he returned to Alabama, but in 1854 came again to Texas, settling where he now lives, two miles north of Florence, Williamson county. Mr. Moore now owns 500 acres of land, 130 acres of which is under a fine state of cultivation. In 1862 he enlisted for service in the late war in a cavalry company commanded by Captain Peace. In the spring of 1863 he entered Company G, Seventeenth Texas Infantry, as a private, took part in the battles of Mansfield and Pleasant Hill, was taken prisoner at the later place, but was soon afterward exchanged.

Mr. Moore was married in Fayette county Alabama, January 9, 1853, to Eppie H. Thornton. They have had nine children, viz.: Alice, wife of Robert Triple, of Salado, Texas; William E. and John D., of Young county, this State; Susan, who with another lady was killed by falling lamps while attending church; Jefferson D., of Indian Territory; Gaines H. and Battie, at home; Mark, of Young county, Texas; and Murray, who was killed by a runaway mule in 1892. Politically, Mr. Moore votes with the Democratic Party, and socially is a member of the Grange and the Sons of Temperance. He is a Deacon in the Missionary Baptist Church.

Lewellen Morre is buried in Florence Cemetery in Florence, Williamson County, Texas.

James Knox Polk Evans

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James Knox Polk Evans, 1846-188

James Polk Knox EvansJames Knox Polk Evans was born 10/1/1846 in Drew County, Arkansas to James Felix Evans and Narcissa Ann Mathews.

They were in Lynchburg, Harris County, Texas in 1860.

James Knox Polk Evans married Amanda Coursey on 10/14/1868 in Harris County, Texas.

They moved from Harris County (1870) to Milam County (1872) to Williamson County,(1874) to Llano County(1877) back to Williamson County,(1879) back to Llano County,(1881) and back to Williamson County, Texas (1889).

Amanda’s Mother, Nancy Secrest Coursey, and two of Amanda’s brothers, James A. Coursey and Valentine A. Coursey, all lived in Llano County, Texas.

James Knox Polk Evans was a Postmaster for the Community of Click, Llano County, Texas from 5/17/1882 till 12/8/1885(?).

James Knox Polk Evans died 12/9/1889 and is buried in the Macedonia Cemetery in Williamson County, Texas. Story has it that he was in a cotton gin accident. I heard that he lost an arm in the accident and that led to his death. Linda Sims said she was told that he fell into the cotton gin and it cut him into pieces and they had to pick up all the pieces and wrap them in a sheet. I have not been able to find a newspaper clipping of the accident.

James Knox Polk Evans’ Mother, Narcissa Ann Mathews Evans, is buried along side him.

Frankie Evans Marshall, Great-Granddaughter

James Logan Morrison

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Submitted by Mary Love Berryman


History of Texas, Together with a Biographical History of Milam, Williamson, Travis, Lee and Bastrop Counties; Published in 1893; Lewis Publishing Co, Chicago, IL; 826 pp.

J. L. Morris, more familiarly known as Logue Morris, is one of the early settlers of Williamson county, having located in his present neighborhood in 1856. The Morris family were originally from North Carolina, and moved into Franklin county, Tennessee, in an early day. John Morris, the father of our subject, was born in North Carolina in 1802, and his death occurred in Franklin county, Tennessee in 1848. He was married in that county in 1828, to Sarah Frame. In 1854 the mother and family came to Texas, spending the first two years in Travis county, and then located near where our subject now resides, eighteen miles northwest of Georgetown, at the head of Berry’s creek, in Williamson county. It was then a frontier place, wild game of all kinds was plentiful, and an occasional visit from hostile Indians disturbed the peace of the community. This locality is now one of the most prosperous and thickly settled parts of the county. Mr. and Mrs. Morris had nine children: Ellen, deceassed; Adaline, now Mrs. Ferguson, of Goliad, Texas; J. L., our subject; John, of Hamilton county, this State; William, a resident of Taylor; Edward, of Williamson county; Fannie, deceased; Ann, now Mrs. Gardner, of Mills county, Texas; and Virginia, wife of John Moore, of Florence, this county. The mother lived with her children after they left home until her death, which occurred in August, 1887.

J. L. Morris was born in Franklin county, Tennessee, February 19, 1832. At the death of his father the care of the family was thrown on his young shoulder, although he was only sixteen years of age, and he assisted his mother in keeping the children at home until they were able to care for themselves. At the opening fo the late war he enlisted in Company I, Twelfth Texas Cavalry, served in the Trans-Mississippi department until the surrender, and participated in the battles of Cotton Plant, Pleasant Hill, Yellow Bayou, etc. Mr. Morris now owns one of the finest prairie farms in Williamson county, consisting of 363 acres, 140 acres under a fine state of cultivation and situated on the Lampasas and Georgetown road, eighteen miles from the latter place.

In 1868, in Williamson county, our subject was united in marriage to Susan Moore, a niece of L. Moore, a Texas pioneer. To this union have been born seven children: Sarah, now Mrs. Edgar, of Gum Springs, Texas; J. R., William, James, Clara, Bernice and Susie, at home. Mr. Morris is a staunch Democrat, and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.