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Thomas Culverwell

SOURCE: History of Texas, Together with a Biographical History of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson Counties. (Chicago, IL: Lewis, 1893), p. 553-554.

Thomas Culverwell, farmer and stock raiser of Milam county, is a native of England, having been born in Somersetshire on July 21, 1851. In 1855 his parents immigrated to America and settled near Norfolk, Virginia, where the subject of this sketch was reared. His father died when the subject of this notice was in his tenth year and most of the family possessions having been swept away by the ravages of the late war, his education was limited.

In 1872 he came to Texas and for three years was engaged in driving cattle from this State to Wyoming. He located in Milam county in 1875, where he engaged in the sheep industry. For ten years he followed this successfully, when having purchased some land he turned his attention about 1885 to farming. He owns at this time a splendid tract of land, consisting of 1,281 acres, most of which is devoted to stock raising. He is an enthusiastic and intelligent breeder of fine stock and is doing a great deal to raise the grade and improve the strains of stock in his locality.

Mr. Culverwell is devoted strictly to business pursuits, never having taken any part in public matters.

He married in Milam county on the 20th of July, 1876, Miss Martha T. Knight, who was born near Fairfield, Freestone county, Texas, December 11, 1856. She was reared an orphan and unfortunately has come into possessions of but little information relative to her parentage. Mr. and Mrs. Culverwell are members of the Methodist Church in which he is a steward and both are zealous workers.

Mr. Culverwell's course in life has been such as to commend him in a marked manner to the esteem and confidence of his fellow-citizens. Upright in his dealings, generous and public-spirited, he has exerted a good influence in the community where he lives and furthered all purposes calculated to upbuild the moral and religious elements of society. In this labor he has been encouraged by an excellent wife, a lady of many splendid qualities of head and heart, and one who has succeeded in drawing around herself the best social elements of the community.

We must say a special thank you to Sylvia Thomas of Georgetown, Texas, for typing the above biographical sketch for use on the Milam County TXGenWeb site.

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