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Terrell w. Aycock


SOURCE: History of Texas, Together with a Biographical History of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson Counties. (Chicago, IL: Lewis, 1893), p. 805.

TERRELL W. AYCOCK is one of the farmers of Milam county, Texas, who has been selected for representation in the history of his county.

Mr. Aycock is a son of Bryant F. and Sarah (Winston) Aycock, his paternal grandparents being William Terrell Aycock and nee Mary Cotton, the former of Irish descent, the latter of English, and both early settlers of Alabama. Bryant F. Aycock was born and reared in Alabama, and was a graduate of the University of Alabama located at Tuscaloosa. He came to Texas early in the fifties and located at Caldwell, Burleson county, where he met and, in 1854, married Sarah Winston, daughter of John L. and Ann W. Winston, of that county, but formerly of Alabama, John L. Winston being a brother of Governor A. A. Winston of the latter State. Bryant F. Aycock served as the Clerk of the District Court of Burleson county, read law, was admitted to the bar, began the practice of his profession at Caldwell, and was doing a good business when the war came on He entered the Confederate army in 1861, and the following year died in the service at Bowling Green, Kentucky. An honest, brave, intelligent man, good citizen, kind husband and indulgent father; a Democrat in politics, and ardent supporter of the cause of the Confederacy, a popular gentleman, and a zealous Mason, his life was one of which his posterity may be justly proud. He and is wife were the parents of three children: Terrell W. Aycock, whose name heads this sketch; Ola Aycock, a merchant of Coleman city, Texas; and Bryant F. Aycock, a farmer of Milam county. Mr. Aycock's widow is now the wife of A. D. Cooper of Milam county.

Terrell W. Aycock was born in Burleson county, Texas, February 26, 1856, but was reared chiefly in the county in which he now lives, his mother having moved here at the opening of the war, and made her home with her parents for some years. He was educated in the University of Georgetown, this State, and after his marriage, which event occurred in 1881, he located on a farm about half way between Cameron and Rockdale, where he has since resided and devoted his energies to agricultural pursuits. His farm comprises 450 acres, eighty of which are improved and under cultivation. What he has he has made himself, and while he is not wealthy he owns good property, and with this start and his habits of industry and economy he is very certain to own more.

Mr. Aycock was married in 1881 to Miss Ann Rogers, daughter of W. F. and Sarah Rogers of Milam county. They have had five children, namely: Ida Aycock, Emma Aycock, Grover Aycock (deceased), Dellie Aycock and Maggie Aycock. Mrs. Aycock belongs to the Methodist Church, toward which he leans in belief and to the support of which he contributes. Politically, he is a Democrat.


NOTE:

B. F. Aycock - Private, Co. A, 8th Regt., Texas Cavalry (Terry's) (1st Rangers) (8th Rangers)



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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