Wesley P Jennings

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Wesley P Jennings - BACKWARD GLANCES th« ««ttl*m*nt called i a....
BACKWARD GLANCES th« ««ttl*m*nt called i a. po«toffice_ H* «ft!4 tW« Jennings, »onae mil** «ouihfta*t of! but preeexttly built another and Paris on Bandy creek. va& named j w ^*ja he cold thi« it*'built and oj>- f or Wesley P, Jennings, or for his [ erated still m. third ctore. Two »f father, WUey J«nnixxxc or lor W«*_ i ITncle Jack** boy* became doctor*, brotheiv John and Jam**, or ) foHowin^- th« prof«)|*&D>n «f ihejbr ?reat-sntndfath«r Jennincs. who wa« a physician in Albezuarl* county. Virginia, bcfor* movin* to T«nne*«ee. Uncle Jack *a* one of the best farmers Lamar county ever had and hi* only adventure outside that. *o far a* I recall, was when he -was a. candidate for county treasurer in the Democratic Democratic primary In the "«i*htie* but did not »et th* nomination because John T. Henley -wa* about that time in the midst of his 14 year tenure of that office and beat any and all who ran against him. no matter ho-*- food they mijht be, •TVhen Mr. Jennings first cam* to Texas the country was thinly for the -whole family, is immaterial, immaterial, but certain it i* that it cot the name from. cne> or all of them. It was for a lone time a postoffiee ajad for a time a voting box. but since e*ta.bli»!iment of the rural mail route it im a part of Parl* Route 1. p. Jennings, known during during hi» lifetime as Jack Jennings, was born in Tennessee in 1831. and in 1S52 cam* to Texas a. short time after his marriage to Elisabeth Elisabeth "Watson- The young: couple settled on the place wher* they spent the remainder of their days, and the next year the father, Wiley Wiley Jennings, cam* with other members of hi* family, including three -unmarried sons, and settled in the same neighborhood, and lived to be near 74 year* old, dying in 1SS2. his -wife surviving him little more than one yea.r. Uncle Jack settled and he missed th* companionship companionship of neighbors in Tennessee. Tennessee. One day he was sitting down under a tree, looking !one- somo and disconsolate, when an. old-tinner who lived some n\ile* . -. , , enlisted in ; was " troubling -hUn. Mr. Je»sJati» the Confederate army early in th* . rfrplied rhat ,, e ^..^ ^vmsi^ an T war as a member of the Ninth regretted he had come to Texas. Texas c*valry and stayed under "YTelU" replied the old-tinier "did arms until Lee surrendered. Then anybody send for you to come out he came back home and resumed j tere?" ilr. Jennings had to ad- farimr..s: and did some stock rals- j niit thai no invitation had beem ins and had some planted pasture , is sued him . - T hen I'd advise you land, about the first in that sec- j to ro back where you ^.^e from .- ticn - * j s&id the friend. Mr. Jennings wdAj One of his daughters married T. j it made him so ashamed of him- C. Morgan -who in the early *eisb- i^elt That never afterrcard did he. ties eszablished a. store alongside | srtfvfi for old Tennessee, but from: the road in the neighborhood and 1 -hat day fone&rd succeeded in having it desi^nnted : Texan.

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  1. The Paris News,
  2. 21 Feb 1934, Wed,
  3. Page 4

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