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 - Backward Glances By A. W« Neville ! ; j j B...
Backward Glances By A. W« Neville ! ; j j B TtTEP stories of some of the men -who fifty years ago -srere doing their part in making j Tj>Tf>g.r county a good place is vhicb. to live—men who were successful through their own efforts and who should he remembered for what they ac- comBlished in their every-day life. William Huddle who lived for years near Lake Gibbons, the old water supply for the city, was bom in. Wythe county. Virginia, in 1840. a son of John Enddle and Magaret Wisely. The family came to Lamar county in 1S55. In 1862 William enlisted in the Second Texas cavalry and was later transferred to Smith's company of Texas sharp- shooters under Sam Bell Masey ia Indian Terri- { tory. Setaming from the wars he turned his at-1 tention to making a living and so well did he succeed by steady work that he was before his death the owner of 900 acres of land, and operated a gin and grist mill and baled hay from his meadows. Mr. Huddle had learned the trade of blacksmith and machinist which aided him in the operation of his enterprises. With all This he found time to work as a member of the Methodist church and was a delegate to Democratic conventions at various times. 3£ajor H. 3, Park who was a farmer many vears at Ambia was bora in South Carolina in 1517. Ee visited Texas in 1840 but returned to j his native state, then moved to Mississippi. He j •tras a member of a Mississippi regiment 1:1 •!£•£ j Amz~ of the Tennessee and while there was promot- j ed to the rank of major in recognition of his ability j In 1870 he came xo Texas and engaged in farm- i ing which he followed with signal success. Joseph M. Lattimore, for years a leading citizen of Boston, was bom in. Tennessee in 1S45. When 16 years old he enlisted in the Confederate] army in the Tenessee cavalry and was with. Bragg j on his raids through Kentucky. He was transfer- j red to other commands from time to time and con-1 eluded Ms war service as part of the escort for ] President Davis in his flight from Bichmond; through the Carolines into Georgia where he surrendered and was parolled. He returned to the} farm, made a croD in Georgia one year and tnen.• IS70. came to Texas. He rented land the first | year and after that bought and farmed his own. j Twenty years after coming to Lamar county he owned 525 acres of the best black laud around ] Host-on and 4SQ acres in another pare of the state, j He had earned it all bv hard work and attention 1 I - 1 to his business. William 3£. Jackson, one of the best farmers ; in Lamar county history, gave much attention to J stock raising as well as cultivation of the soil. He \ came here in 1S57. when 20 years old. having i been born in Tennessee. Like most of the others; here then he enlisted, in the Confederate army.: Twenty-ninth Cavalry and served through the war.; • He had bees married just before the war began I and when it closed he returned to his home, re- j sumed. his work to rebuild his broken fortune and ] ~as the o"5nier of 640 acres of fine land j on ~hich. hs msd.5 j^*=; honis. 1 These men ^ere fair types of the citizenship j of Lamar conniy in the days f olio-sing- the -«rreck;

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  1. The Paris News,
  2. 12 Oct 1933, Thu,
  3. Page 4

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