Name: Mary Ida BRIGHT
Given Name: Mary Ida
Birth: Aug 1867 in Al
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Father: Julian Sidney Devereaux BRIGHT b: 24 Feb 1840
Mother: Emiline (Emma Francis) DEAN b: 19 Aug 1845 in Muscogee Co, Ga
- Title: Annette Irwin Feemster in a letter to Thomas Herbert Dean, 11 Mar 2002
Text: 30. JULIAN SIDNEY DEVEREAUX6 BRIGHT (GRAVES FERDINAND5, GRAVES4, SIMON3, SIMON2, JOHN1) wa s born 24 Feb 1840 in Troy, Pike Co, Ala99, and died 26 Nov 1923 in Hemphill, Sabine Co, Tx10 0. He married (1) EMMA FRANCES DEAN 22 Oct 1865 in probably Ala100, daughter of DAVID DEAN a nd MARIAH ?. She was born 19 Aug 1845 in Muscogee Co, Ga100, and died 14 Jan 1889 in probabl y Wills Point, Van Zandt Co, Tx100. He married (2) ALICE HOWARD 23 Dec 1894 in Sabine Co, Tx , daughter of ABNER HOWARD and SARAH GLAZE. She was born 01 Mar 1858 in Harris Co, Ga, and d ied 18 Aug 1932 in Sabine Co, Tx.
Notes for JULIAN SIDNEY DEVEREAUX BRIGHT:
In the 1850 Ala Census he was attending school.
In the 1860 Coffee Co, Ala Census he was 20 years old, living with his parents.
According to Sue Bright Jameson he was a small man.
According to his military pension application: On 14 Dec 1861 he enlisted in the Confederat e Army (Co F, 1st Ala Regt, Cavalry). He was discharged as a sgt (Joe Wheeler's Division) . He was surrendered by Gen Joseph E. Johnston to Gen W.T. Sherman at Greensboro, NC and wa s a POW of the Union forces. On 26 April 1865 he was paroled at Charlotte. Lived in Tx sinc e 1871, in Nacogdoches since 1900.
A paper found in the Family Bible says: "Greensboro, NC May 4, 1865
"In accordance with the terms of the Military Convention, entered into on the twenty sixth da y of April, 1865, between General Joseph E Johnston, Commanding the Confederate Army, and Maj or-General W T Sherman Commanding the United States Army in North Carolina JSD Bright Sergean t Co F 1st Reg Alabama Cavalry has given his solemn obligation not to take up arms against th e Government of the United States until properly released from this obligation; and is permit ted to return to his home, not to be disturbed by the United States authorities so long as h e observe this obligation and obey the laws in force where he may reside. Signed Edu Walcot t Maj'r USA Special Commissioner and AH Johnson Lt Col CSA Commanding."
In 1871 he moved to Tx, 1873 was in Panola Co, 1880 was in Panola Co, 1887 was in Van Zandt C o, about 1900 was in Nacogdoches Co.; sometime after 1916 moved to Hemphill, Sabine Co, Tx.
According to East Texas Family Records, Vol 21, # 2, Summer 1997, p. 30: J.S.D. Bright was l isted on the Panola Co, Tx 1873 Police Jury list.
I have copies of his Confederate pension papers. He and his second wife both applied for th e pension. The State of Tx has no official death certificate on file for him.
It looks like JSD got married again in 1894 after all 3 of his surviving children had also ma rried during that same year.
According to the family Bible he died at 1:30 a.m., was buried in Hemphill in a plot with hi s 2nd wife (Alice), his son Carl Bosco, and his daughter Mabel Bright Brewton.
He died of apoplexy.
Tx Census of 1880 (Panola Co, Enum Dist 60, Pct 1), 26 Jun, p 46, dwelling 352, family # 367 , p 208:
Bright, Julian SD 40 farmer b Ala father b NC mother b Ala
Emma 35 kp hse b Ga father b Ga mother b Ga
Mary J/I? 11 att sch b Ala father b Ala mother b Ga
Sidney G 10 " b Ala " "
Nettie G/S? 8 " b Tx " "
Bosco 7 " b Tx " "
Addie M 4 b Tx " "
not named (F) 1 b Tx " "
Tx Census 1900 (Nacogdoches Co), Pct 1, June 21, p 54:
Bright, Julian 60 Feb 1840 farmer b Ala, father b NC, mother b Ala
Alice 42 Mar 1858 b Ga, father b Ga, mother b Ga
Mable 1 Sep 1898 b Tx, father b Ala, mother b Ga
Julian was married 35 yrs ago and 5 yrs ago. Alice had had 1 child who was still living.
Bill Holly (firstname.lastname@example.org) tells me that JSD was on the Nacogdoches, Tx 1920 C ensus (Pct 1, City of Nacogdoches, SD 326 ED 124, Sheet 3B, 12 Jan 1920.
24 Mar 2003 - Annette Feemster, Jack Chambers, and Bonnie Collins went to the Hemphill Cem, H emphill, Sabine Co, Tx and took a photo of the tombstone that he shares with his 2nd wife, Al ice Howard Bright. His stone reads 1840-1923; hers says 1858-1932.
http://www.tarleton.edu/~kjones/morgan.html - The following info was recorded here about JSD' s Civil War regt:
"1st Alabama Cavalry Regiment - The 1st Ala Calv Regt was organized at Montgomery on 12 Nov 1 861, with companies recruited from Autauga, Butler, Calhoun, Dale, Mobile, Montgomery, Monroe , Morgan, Pike, and Tallapoosa counties. It was ordered to Tenn soon after and was engaged a t the Battle of Shiloh, with light loss, reporting 588 present for duty. It fought at Boonvil le, suffering severely, and at Blackland with few casualties. The regt moved into Ky with th e Army of Tenn, as part of Gen Joseph Wheeler's command. It was engaged at Perryville, and i t skirmished for several weeks thereafter. When the Army reached middle Tenn, the 1st was occ upied in a series of skirmishes and then lost heavily at Murfreesboro. It guarded the flank s and front of the Army, and it protected the rear on the retreat to Tullahoma and Chattanoog a, losing heavily at Duck River. The regt fought at Chickamauga with little loss and was move d into east Tenn with Gen James Longstreet, fighting at Clinton, Knoxville, Mossy Creek, an d other places, with some loss in each. It was part of the force on the Sequatchee Raid, foug ht at Dandridge, and operated on and harassed the enemy's front and flank during the Dalton-A tlanta Campaign. The 1st was in the fight at Decatur, with heavy loss, and took part in the c apture of Union Gen George Stoneman's column. Moving to the Tenn, the regt faced about and pu rsued Union Gen Wm Sherman. It was in the fight at Waynesboro, and it lost a number at Fiddle r's Pond. The 1st participated in the attack against Union Gen Judson Kilpatrick, and in th e collisions at Averysboro and Bentonville. Near Raleigh, a few days before the surrender, th e regt drove the enemy. It surrendered as part of Hagan's Brigade, Allen's Division, at Salis bury, NC, about 150 strong, on 26 Apr 1865. The regt had participated in more engagements o f one kind or another than any other unit in either army."
http://www.geocities.com/coh41/1stRegAlCavCSA.html - Bright, JSD was a member of Co A of th e 1st Regt Ala Cavalry. He served as a sergeant. He was also a member of Co F. Pension # 33 266-Claimant: Bright, JSD-county, Nacogdoches.
http://www.researchonline.net/alcw/unit7.htm - The 1st Cavalry Regt of Ala "participated in m ore engagements of one type or another than any other unit, North or South. On Apr 26, 1865 , about 150 officers and men surrendered with the Army of Tenn."
Piney Wood Echoes: A History of Dale and Coffee Counties, Alabama (Elba Clipper: 1949), p 67 - "It is hard to picture the conditions of the county to which the Dale Co soldiers returned . Fences were down; fields were unkept; and houses were falling into disrepair. The slaves we re freed and at one stroke the Dale planters had lost their fortunes. Almost all the livestoc k had long since been used by the armies.
"Many of the soldiers had to walk back home from Va and arrived home tired, ragged and hungry . They found conditions little better at home. The planting season was already over and pract ically nothing was in the ground. The greatest misfortune of all was the loss of the men wh o did not return. Almost every home had one or more vacant places that showed the real pric e of war.
"Toward the end of the war a great many deserters from both armies roamed over the country an d very frequently robbed the women, children and old people who were at home. These groups ad ded greatly to the misery of the people. Even after the close of the war many roaming bands c ontinued to prey on the defenseless folk and much of the cotton that had been stored was take n illegally and sold to the North.
"The war destroyed the wealth of Ala. All money paid for Confederate Govt bonds was lost, a s these bonds were never paid.
"The slaves represented an enormous investment, and the slaveholder lost all his wealth at th is one blow. The war changed the way of life that had been practiced on the plantations, an d many of the old homes were deserted entirely, while others could not be kept without many s ervants. The bitterness stirred up between the Negroes and Whites by the influence of the Rec onstruction was slow to die. The bitterness toward the North that was to live for years was b rought on by the period of Reconstruction more than the war. The bitterness aroused during Re construction served to unite the native whites politically into one pary; a condition that pe rsists to this day."
More About JULIAN SIDNEY DEVEREAUX BRIGHT:
Burial: Hemphill Cem, Hemphill, Sabine Co, Tx
Notes for EMMA FRANCES DEAN:
Other Dean researchers:
1 Betty Burdick, Rt 1, Box 1144, Hemphill, TX 75948
Emma might be buried in Wills Point area of Van Zandt Co, Tx?
Her father was b in Ga.
She & JSD were in Panola Co, Tx in 1873. Deans that were also in Panola Co in 1873 that coul d be her relatives:
William, Henry, HCL, JJ, David, and Henry E. - see ETFR, Vol 21, # 2, Summer 1997, p 32 (lis t of the 1873 Police Jury).
Thomas Herbert Dean wrote to me and said that he thinks Emma Frances is probably the dau of D avid Dean and his unknown wife. David was the son of Elijah Dean and Martha Page. Thomas ha s her name as Emiline, but she could have shortened it to Emma.
Notes for ALICE HOWARD:
In 1894 she moved to Tx. She had a brother named Ashford J. Howard who married Hattie Toole , dau of James Toole and ____ Pratt.
She was living with her dau Mabel and Mabel's husband in Sabine Co, Tx at the time of the 193 0 Census. According to the family Bible she died at 5:00 a.m. She died of acute cholecystiti s.
Her Tx death certificate # is 62259.
Sharon Varnes e-mailed on 3 Sep 1998: "Ran across a Mrs. Alice Bright, Application #39576, B ook 5 listed on p 51 (entitled The following was taken from "Index to Applications for Texa s Confederate Pensions," compiled by John M. Kinney, Archives Division, Tx State Library, Aus tin, Tx (1975) - Tx Confederate Pension Records pertaining to Sabine Co Residents - Approve d Applications) from the 1860 Census of Sabine Co, Tx with Civil War Records by Mrs. Helen Go mer Schluter, copyright 1983.
"As you can see I love to look thru the books I got at Ericson Books!"
More About ALICE HOWARD:
Burial: Hemphill Cem, Hemphill, Sabine Co, Tx
Children of JULIAN BRIGHT and EMMA DEAN are:
i. MARY IDA7 BRIGHT, b. 31 Aug 1867, Ala100; d. 31 Jul 1888, Tx.
Notes for MARY IDA BRIGHT:
She was called Mary.
ii. SIDNEY JUSTIN/GASTON? BRIGHT, b. 16 May 1869, Ala100; d. 01 Feb 1889, Tx.
Notes for SIDNEY JUSTIN/GASTON? BRIGHT:
From Pat Moss: He was called Sidney. He's buried at Wills Point, Van Zandt Co, Tx.
In one of the census records his name looked like Justin to me, but other researchers seem t o have his name as Gaston.
More About SIDNEY JUSTIN/GASTON? BRIGHT:
Burial: Wills Point, Van Zandt Co, Tx
iii. NETTIE SURLIMNER? BRIGHT, b. 31 Jan 1871, Tx101; d. 23 Jan 1887, Probably Van Zandt Co , Tx102.
Notes for NETTIE SURLIMNER? BRIGHT:
According to Van Zandt Cemeteries, Book 3, page 253: Nettie was buried in the Rocky Point Ce metery, 3 miles north of Wills Point on Hwy 47, Van Zandt Co, Tx. According to http://www.ro otsweb.com/~txvanzan/rkpt.htm, the cem is located off FM 47 north of Wills Point.
More About NETTIE SURLIMNER? BRIGHT:
Burial: Rocky Point Cem, near Wills Point, Van Zandt Co, Tx
39. iv. CARL BOSCO BRIGHT, b. 05 Sep 1872, probably Van Zandt Co, Tx; d. 15 Jan 1918, Sabin e Co, Tx.
40. v. ADDIE MAE BRIGHT, b. 23 Nov 1874, Panola? or Van Zandt? Co, Tx; d. 16 Dec 1904, Sabin e Co, Tx.
vi. EMMA FRANCES BRIGHT, b. 22 Jun 1878, probably Panola Co, Tx103; d. 02 May 1937, Sabine C o, Tx104; m. WILLIAM EDWARD "ED" GREER, 08 Aug 1894, Sabine Parish, La105; b. 06 Jul 1875, Sa bine Co, Tx106; d. 07 Sep 1950, Sabine Co, Tx106.
Notes for EMMA FRANCES BRIGHT:
In the 1880 Census she was still not given a name. Addie Chambers Irwin says that often babi es died; so if they survived till their 2nd birthday, they were named.
Emma and her husband had no children, but they reared the children of Addie Mae Bright Gree r after she died.
There was some animosity between Emma & her 1/2 sister Mabel because Mabel didn't call Emma w hen their dad died. Mabel said it was sudden; she didn't know he was dying.
According to a cemetery listing in the possession of Jack Chambers she is bur in Methodist Ch urch Cem, Sabine Co, Tx. Date of birth on tombstone is 1879.
http://www.rootsweb.com/~txsabine/burials/liberty_springs_cemetery.htm - dob on tombstone i s 22 Jun 1879. Epitaph: "In loving Memory." She and her husband share a stone.
24 Mar 2003 Annette Feemster, Jack Chambers, and Bonnie Greer Collins went to the cem and too k a photo of her grave (she shares a stone with her husband).
12 Oct 2003 - Bonnie Greer Collins writes: "I remember my daddy and all of his brothers and s isters saying how much they loved Aunt Emma and she wasn't even related to them except by mar riage but they all loved her much more than they did Uncle Ed. Daddy used to laugh and tell h ow Aunt Emma would give them some kind of pills everytime they went over to spend the night w ith her and Uncle Ed. He said she would say, 'Now, Blan, you go on out there and take your pi ll.' The water bucket with the dipper was hanging on the back porch. Daddy said he would go o ut and see how far he could thump his pill across the yard and then when she came out he woul d have a big dipper of water drinking it. He said she always thought he took his pill and wou ld tell him that was why he felt so good the next day. Ha. He would tell her, 'Yes, Ma'am!'"
More About EMMA FRANCES BRIGHT:
Burial: Liberty Springs United Methodist Ch Cem, Isla, Sabine Co, Tx
Notes for WILLIAM EDWARD "ED" GREER:
"Uncle Ed" & his wife reared the children of George and Addie Greer after Addie died. They h ad no children of their own.
1910 Sabine Co, Tx Census, Pct 8 (Brookeland area), p 127, hh # 82, fam # 88:
Greer, Edward W M 34 mar 15 yrs farmer Tx Ga Ga
Emma W F 31 0 children Tx
(3 houses down is the household of his brother, George Martin Greer)
1920 Sabine Co, Tx Census, Pct 4, p 164-165, hh # 155, fam # 157:
Greer, William E WM 44 mar farmer Tx Tx Tx
Emma WF 38 wife Tx Ga Ga
George W WM 22 nephew Tx Tx Tx
Neve WF 19 niece Tx Tx Tx
NOTE: These children are those of George Greer and Addie Mae Bright. Six houses away was th e household of George Greer and his 2nd wife, Clara Pearl Chambers.
1930 Sabine Co, Tx Census:
Greer, Edward head 54 Tx
Emma T wife 51 Tx
Bonnie Greer Collins told me that Uncle Ed "spent lots of time drunk, and Papa Greer (Georg e Martin) had to support him. He had to pay for Aunt Emma's funeral because Uncle Ed didn't h ave any money. I may have told you this story, but Aunt Rubye said that Uncle Ed would take h is cotton and sell it and stay gone for as long as it took him to spend all the money he ha d made. One time Aunt Rubye was staying with Aunt Emma when Uncle Ed was gone to sell his cot ton, and he was gone for a long time; and Aunt Emma was so worried that something had happene d to him. One day he came walking up, and he had been shot. He had blood all over him, and h e was filthy. Aunt Rubye said that Aunt Emma never did notice how dirty he was, just that sh e was so glad to see him. She grabbed him and was hugging and kissing him. Aunt Rubye just sl ipped out of the house and went back home. Papa (George Martin) took care of him all of his l ife; he even gave him the land that he lived on and built him a house, and then Uncle Ed sol d the land to my Daddy (Blan Greer). When we moved from Isla to Pendleton, he came down ther e and lived in a tent by our store until Daddy built him a little one room house. I never di d ask Daddy why we took him in, but Aunt Rubye said that she thought it was because Daddy jus t felt like Papa Greer was too old to have to be taking care of Uncle Ed anymore. When he (Ed ) had that stroke, after a few days he got better but still couldn't talk very well. We wen t out to the house to see about him, and he was sitting in a rocker; and he told us that hi s friend Elzie Honeycutt (drinking buddy) had brought him something to drink. We went back i n a little while to check on him again, and he was still sitting in his rocker; and he was de ad. (We still have the old rocking chair.) Uncle Ed was not a very good person. I remember hi m staying drunk all the time even when I was a kid. Aunt Rubye said that Aunt Emma was a ver y good lady, and she didn't know how in the world she put up with him."
According to Billy Fussell, he's buried at the Methodist Church Cem, Hemphill, Sabine Co, Tx.
I have a photo of him and Emma that was sent to me by Dale Greer.
Sep 1998 Vernice Chambers Campbell told me that Uncle Ed, after his wife died, lived with oth er relatives. He lived with Neva Greer Harrell and her kids some. Before Ivy Chambers died , while he was in the hospital in Mansfield, La, Uncle Ed was living with Ivy and Onie. Vern ice and Sue thought he was a mean old man. Once the cream that had been put up for their supp er got spilled. Sue teased Uncle Ed about spilling it. He got mad, packed his bags to leave , even though the 2 girls would be there by themselves if he left. Vernice told him to go ah ead and go, but that she didn't want him going to Mansfield and upsetting her mom and dad. S he said in a little while he unpacked his stuff and stayed.
According to a cemetery list in the possession of Jack Chambers the tombstone dates for Willi am E Greer are 5 Jul 1875 - 17 Sep 1950 (Methodist Church Cem).
ancestry.com has a database of Camp Travis, Tx WW I Records that includes a William E Greer , corporal of 52nd Field Artillery, Battery E. I don't think this is he, but will note it ju st in case.
http://www.rootsweb.com/~txsabine/burials/liberty_springs_cemetery.htm - He and Emma are bu r with a double stone in Liberty Springs Cem next to Liberty Springs Meth Ch. The stone say s "In Loving Memory." The tombstone gives his date of birth as 5 Jul 1875 and date of deat h as 17 Sep 1950.
Bonnie Collins Greer says that her dad, Blan Greer, built a little house for Uncle Ed "next t o our store when we lived at Pendleton" and that she has "inherited" his photos although sh e does not know who a lot of them are.
24 Mar 2003, Jack Chambers, Bonnie Collins, and Annette Feemster went to the cem and took a p hoto of their grave.
More About WILLIAM EDWARD "ED" GREER:
Burial: Liberty Springs United Methodist Church Cem, Isla, Sabine Co, Tx
vii. CORA BRIGHT, b. 13 Oct 1885, Tx107; d. 19 Apr 1887, probably Van Zandt Co, Tx108.
Notes for CORA BRIGHT:
Date of birth is 1885 on tombstone and 1886 in family Bible.
According to Van Zandt Cemeteries, Book 3, page 253: She's buried in the Rocky Point Cemeter y, 3 miles north of Wills Point on Hwy 47, Van Zandt Co, Tx. According to http://www.roots web.com/~txvanzan/rkpt.htm, the cem is located off FM 47 north of Wills Point.
More About CORA BRIGHT:
Burial: Rocky Point Cem, near Wills Point, Van Zandt Co, Tx
Child of JULIAN BRIGHT and ALICE HOWARD is:
viii. MABEL HOWARD7 BRIGHT, b. 19 Sep 1898109; d. 19 Dec 1980, Fairmount, Sabine Co,Tx110; m . HARRY BREWTON, Abt. 1929111; b. 07 Nov 1895, Tx112; d. Mar 1973, Woodville, Tyler Co, Tx112 .
Notes for MABEL HOWARD BRIGHT:
She had no children. She graduated from SFA, Nacogdoches, lived at Nettie Bright's boardingh ouse while attending SFA. Both she and her husband were teachers. She was quite smart. Sh e taught history at Hemphill High School as well as several other towns, including Woodville . After Harry died she moved back to Hemphill. She's buried in the Hemphill Cemetery in th e same plot with her parents and her 1/2 brother Carl Bosco.
According to Soc Sec records she was issued Soc Sec # 457-84-9074 in Tx in 1965. She died i n Tx, and her last known ZIP Code was 75948 (Fairmount, Sabine Co, Tx).
According to Nacogdoches County Families by the Nacog Co Gen Society (1986), p 23: The Nacog doches High School class of 1914 included Mabel Bright.
An undated newspaper article sent to me by Joyce Swearingen: "DINNER HONORS TWO EDUCATORS - - Mr, Mrs Harry Brewton Are Feted At Woodville -- WOODVILLE (Spl)--The Tyler Co Teachers Ass n at their local annual dinner meeting Mon night at the Dogwood Motor Hotel honored Mr and Mr s Harry Brewton of Woodville, long time leaders of the organization who retired at the beginn ing of the year from a combined total of 98 years as teachers, counselors and administrator s in the schools of East Tx.
"Dr Frank Leathers; superintendent of the schools of Lufkin, made a short talk on the resonsi bilites that must be assumed by school personnel. He said 'the group has gathered to honor th e sense of courage and dedication of two of our colleagues, Harry and Mabel Bright Brewton. ' A former Woodville teacher and principal and a neighbor of the honored guests, Leathers, g ave a resume of their school experience.
"WW Malkey of Warren, president of the co assn, presented from the Tyler Co teachers to the B rewtons a silver tray in 'sincere appreciation of their service to education in East Tx.' Mr s Ernest Findley of Warren, program chairman, introduced Dr. Leathers.
"New officers chosen for the coming year were Leroy Craig of Spurger, president; Dale Carte r of Spurger, vice pres; Mrs Ona Minyard of Woodville, sec, and Mrs Barbara Rickel of Colmesn eil, treas."
There is a photo of Mabel and Harry Brewton with the following text beneath the picture: "M r and Mrs Harry Brewton of Woodville, recently retired teachers, display a gift given them th is week by the Tyler Co Teachers Assn (Enterprise photo by Mrs FB Sullivan)"
Sabine County, Texas, the First One Hundred and Fifty Years (1836-1986) by Robert Cecil McDan iel, p 111: Mabel is pictured as the teacher of the 9th graders at Hemphill High School in t he year 1929. By this point she was married to Harry.
24 Mar 2003 Jack Chambers, Bonnie Greer Collins, and I went to the Hemphill Cem and took phot os of the graves of her and her husband. Her stone reads 1898-1980. His has a Masonic symbo l and the dates 1895-1973.
More About MABEL HOWARD BRIGHT:
Burial: Hemphill Cem, Hemphill, Sabine Co, Tx
Notes for HARRY BREWTON:
According to Addie Irwin: Harry was a chemistry teacher and a principal at Hemphill High Sch ool. Harry died of cancer while he and Mabel were living in Woodville, Tx. He's buried at t he Hemphill Cem, Sabine Co, Tx.
According to Soc Sec records he was issued Soc Sec # 466-36-3166 in Texas prior to 1951. H e died in Tx and was last known to be in ZIP Code 75979, which is Woodville, Tyler Co, Tx.
According to the tombstone at his grave, he was a WW I vet. He was a Mason. He has a double s tone with his wife, Mabel.
1930 Sabine Co, Tx Census:
Brewton, Harry head 33 Tx
Make B wife 30 Tx
Bright, Alice H mother 72 Ga
http://www.tnyesterday.com/families/rushing/whrush.html - from the autobiography of William H enry Rushing: "During this summer I was elected as Supt of the Hemphill school and moved t o this place where I have lived ever since. until 1937 or 13 years.
"Mr Norm Kenner (?) had been Supt of the school and was very popular with all the patrons an d children, but he was leaving the school business for other work. So this gave me a good sta rt. One amusing incident occurred in connection with my election. Mr Henry Nixon, chairman o f the board, asked me if I remembered giving him a whipping when I taught at Joaquin in 1897 . Of course I did not, but it was a coincidence in my teaching career. I had paddled so man y little boys I could not remember this one.
"Whether it was deserved or not I had the reputation of being a school builder. I was determi ned that I would try to justify that reputation. So I began to cast around for teachers. Mis s Tennie Minton and MISS MABLE BRIGHT had been teachers under Mr Kenner and were popular in t he community so I gave them places, the same they had under Mr Kenner. MR HARRY BREWTON was g iven the High School principal position. There was much work to do. At this time Temple Lumbe r Co had a large sawmill here. They had a school for small children. Our first job was to tr y to consolidate East Mayfield, the name of the lumber company's community with the Hemphil l Ind School Dist. We accomplished this and were able to get the cooperation of the officia l of this community."
More About HARRY BREWTON:
Burial: Hemphill Cem, Hemphill, Sabine Co, Tx