poverty, but his friends came to him, and oxteams and wagons were bought on credit. He and the older boys, Louis and Pleasant, went into freighting from Jefferson and Old Roland on the Cypress and Red River. They began to prosper, and he settled at the colony at La Grange, six miles northeast of Clarksville, later called Madras. Here he and his wife resided until their death, his wife having preceded him in death many years. He was a very stout man, a member of the Christian Church, and died at the age of eighty-four years.
Of his children, six lived on in the county until death. They were Pleasant, Louis, Green, Ephraim, Mollie and Emma. The others pioneered and passed away in Grayson County. William and Clifton in Bexar, Napoleon and Garrett at Idabel, Oklahoma.
Pleasant was married to Miss Susie Winfrey. To this union were born: Johnnie, Kate, Warren, Anna, and Gilbert. Louis was married to Miss Tennie Tabb. To them one child was born, Albert by name. Green was married to Miss Susie Brigance. Their family consisted of Emma, Charley, Ivan, Clifton, Sidney, Ernest. Garrett was married to Miss Mollie Garrison. Their family consisted of Pearl, Reagan, Daisy, Ruby, and Joe. Ephraim was married to Miss Nannie Sanders. Their children were Lucy, Adelfert, Maggie, Napoleon, Lemuel, Robert, and Nannie. Mollie married Dr. Summers. To this union were born three children: Nannie, William, and Johnnie. Emma was married to Lee Talley. To this union