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1905 
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ANCESTRY AND KINDRED 



. . OF . . 



W. P.ZUBER, 

- TEXAS VETERAN. 



ANCESTRY AND KINDRED 



. . OF . . 



W. P. ZUBER, 

TEXAS VETERAN. 



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DEDICATION. 



To My Near Relatives and Personal Friends: 

This little book is a dclineatiou of my ancestry on all lines, so 
far as I can trace it. So far as I know, none of my progenitors 
have ever held high official stations : and hence I do not deem the 
book interesting to the public. - But, so far as my knowledge ex- 
tends, most of them have faithfully performed their respective 
duties to their families, their neighbors,, tlieir country and their 
God: therefore their examples are worthy of emulation, and they 
are as honorable as if they had filled the highest positions to' which 
men could elevate them; and, to their descendants, their memory 
ought to be no less precious. To those of their descendants whom 
I know, and to those whose personal friendship for us may cause 
them to feel interest in it,, this little volume is affectionately pre- 
sented. 

.- ; . . W.- P. ZUBER. 

lola, Texas, July, 1905. 



ANCESTRY AND KINDRED 

OF 

W. P. ZUBER, TEXAS VETERAN. 



Tracing my ancestry, I give precedence to the female lines ; that, 
when I reach any male ancestor, I may adhere to the male line so 
far as it points toward myself : and I mention my female ancestors 
by their maiden names. 

I, William Physick Zuber, was born in Twiggs County, Georgia ; 
July 6, 1820. My parents were Abraham Zuber jr. and Mary 
Ann Mann. 

My mother, Mary Ann Mann, was bom in Edgefield District, 
South Carolina; September 18, 1793. Her parents were Thomas 
Mann and Ann Deshazo. 

My maternal grand-mother, Ann Deshazo, was born in Xorth 
Carolina; about .the year 17Go. Her parents were Robert Des- 
hazo" and Mollie Trcvclian. .. - 

My mother's maternal grand-mother, Mollie Trevelian, was born" 
in Virginia, about the year 1732.- One of her parents, I know 
not which, was born in Scotland, the other in Ireland. WTien yet 
young, they migrated from their respective- native countries to 
Virginia, where they married. Later, they moved, with their 
daughter Mollie and other children, to 2vorth Carolina: and there 
Mollie married Robert Deshazo. . 

'■ " ._ AN EPISODE. 

Mollie Trevelian Deshazo had an elder brother, John Trevelian; 
who, as a volunteer in the Virginia Militia, participated in the 
campaign against Fort Du Qucsne, in 1755; fought in the battle 
of Monongahela, — remembered as General Braddock-'s Defeat, — 
July 8th, of that year. In that battle, he was captured by the 
French: and thence he was conducted, a prisoner, to Canada. How 
long he was held as a prisoner, I ain not informed : but he was 



6 Ancestry axd Kixdred of W, P. Zubeu. 

finally set at liberty, — pennyless in a strange country, among a 
people whose language he did not understand. There were only 
two ways by which he could return home. One was through a 
wilderness, which was infested by savages, who would surely kill 
liim if he attempted to traverse it alone: and he could not learn of 
any body of adventurers whom he could accompany on such a trip. 
The other way was to go by sea : but he had not money with which 
to pay his passage; and he could obtain employment only for short 
terms between intervals, and at low wages. But he worked when 
he could obtain employment at any price; hoping, by rigid econ- 
omy, to save money enough to pay his way home. Finally, after 
an absence of four or five years, he made the trip home ; whether 
by land or by sea, I am not informed. He o\vned a good home, 
which was well furnished for that period; which his friends had 
not disposed of, though they believed that he had been killed in 
the battle in which he was captured. He first thought that he 
would marry and live on his homestead : but a change of condi- 
tions determined him to do otherwise. He sold his possessions 
in Virginia; and went to Xorth Carolina, whither his parents had 
already gone. He never married : but, by industry and economy, 
he amassed a fortune. He was a very pious member of the Metho- 
dist Church. At the beginning of the Revolutionary war, he en- 
listed in the rebel army, in which he served till the end- of the 
war. He resided in North Carolina till he was past ninety years 
old.' Then he sold his property ; went to South Carolina ; and, dur- 
ing the rest of his life, resided with his brother-in-law. and sister," 
Robert and ^[oUie Deshazo. There he orally stated what I have 
here said of him to his little grand-niece, Mary Ann Mann: and, 
many years later, she, having become my mother, repeated the 
same to me. He died at the residence of Robert Deshazo, in Edge- 
field District, South Carolina, at the age of ninety-six years.- " 

My mother's maternal grand-father, Robert Deshazo, was born 
in Virginia about the year 1730. He was a son of Nathaniel Des- 
hazo, and grand-son of Peter Deshazo. Peter and Nathaniel were 
born in France. When Nathaniel was- a little bay, Peter came to 
America, and settled in Virginia. There Nathaniel became a 
prosperous farmer. It is evident that Nathaniel's wife was also 
born in France, or was totally of French descent : for his son, Rob' 



Ancestry a.nd Kindred of W. P. Zdber. 7 

ert, boasted that he was a full-hlood Frenchman ; though he never 
learned the French language. 

When Robert Deshazo was twenty years old, his father, Na- 
thaniel, wishing to move to a new country, sent him to Xorth 
Carolina, with money, to purchase land and build a home in that 
Colony. He found a suitable place ; purchased it ; and, with hired 
help, built houses, cleared and inclosed land, and made a crop. 
He also purchased a fine lot of live-stock. All this he accom- 
plished in one year. Then he returned to Virginia, to move his 
father's family hither. There being no mails at that time, he had 
not heard from his family since his departure for Xorth Carolina. 
Arrived at the old home, he found that his father had died, and 
his mother and the other children were averse to moving. There- 
fore his father's heirs amicably effected a partition of the estate; 
and Robert took, for his part, the property which he had procured 
and improved in North Carolina. Then he returned to North 
Carolina, and assumed possession of the home which he had pre- 
pared for his parents. This was near the residence of ilr. Treve- 
lian: and, immediately after his return from Virginia, he married 
Mr. Trevelian's daughter ^^ollie, and took her to his own. home. 

Robert Deshazo was an accomplished tobacco-farmer and raiser 
of live-stock: and, as tobacco then commanded what we, of today, 
would call fabulous prices, he acquired wealth very rapidly. At 
the beginning of the Revolutionary war, he owned thirteen negroes, 
all young African.s, si.xteen head of valuable horses, and plenty of 
other live-stock. He was a pious meml)er of the Baptist Church, 
highly esteemed by his neighbors :. and all his servants loved him, 
and served him faithfully. 

At the beginning of hostilities, Robert's eldest son, Lewis Des- 
hazo, then si.xteen years old, enlisted in the regidar Continental 
army; in which he served till the end of the war. But Robert him- 
self stayed at home to care for his family and property: though, 
whenever there was fighting near him between the Whigs and the 
Tories, which frequently occurred, he always participated therein, 
as a volunteer, on the side of the Whigs. But a large majority of 
his near neighbors were Tories: and this circumstance imperiled 
'his life, and involved the loss of most of his property. At first, 
his Tory neighbors tried to persuade^him to join them: next, they 



8 Ancestry and Kindred of W. P. Zober. 

threatened to kill him: and finally, they robbed him of his prop- 
erty, and hunted him as if he were a wild beast. Then he spent 
much of his time hiding from them in the swamps. After driv- 
ing away all his horses and cattle, they surprised his negroes in the 
field, cut of! their retreat, and drove away twelve of the thirteen; 
whom they sold in some distant locality. Only one, a woman 
named Jinnie, escaped into a swamp. She was a faithful servant; 
was subjected to several other narrow risks of being captured by 
the Tories; and at one time, saved her master's life, by warning 
him of danger : but they never captured her. At another time, they 
surrounded his dwelling, entered it, cursed his wife, and threat- 
ened to kill her unless she would tell them where her husband was : 
but the heroic Mollie withstood them for hours; and they departed, 
DO wiser for their dastardly conduct. 

When the war closed, Robert Deshazo's Tory neighbors, having 
lost their cause, tried to recover their former friendly relations 
with him. But they had robbed him, abused his family, and sought 
to murder him, and offered no restitution : their presence waa a 
torture to him : and he resolved to leave them. 

When peace was restored, Robert Deshazo sold his-home in North 
Carol"na ; and moved to Edgefield District, South Carolina. There 
he established a new home ; and again acquired wealth, but not so 
rapidly as he had done in North Carolina before the war. Here 
he and Mrs. Deshazo lived till 1814, when their respective ages 
were eighty-four and eighty-two. years. Then he again sold his 
" home, and made another removal. From Edgefield District, South 
Carolina, he moved to Twiggs County, "Georgia; whither two of 
his sons had gone, arid where they had purchased another home 
for him. During the next year, 1815, he died, at his home in 
Twiggs County, Georgia, at- the age of eighty-five years. Soon 
after his death, his wife, Mrs. ^[ollie Trevelian Deshazo, returned 
to Edgefield District, South Carolina; and there lived with' her 
daughter, Mrs. ^Eary Norris, during the rest of her life. She died 
at the residence- of her son-in-law, Nathan Norris, in 1830, at the 
age of ninety-eight years. • - - - 

My maternal gramUmother, Ann Deshazo, move(T, with her 
parents, from North Carolina to Edgefield District, South Caro- 
lina: and there she married Thomas Mann. 



Ancestry and Kindred of W. P. Zubkr. 9 

My maternal grand-father, Thomas >fann, was born in North 
Carolina, about the 3ear 1755. He was a son of John Watts Mann. 

My mother's paternal grand-father, John Watts Mann, was born 
in France: though his parents had been born, brought up and'.-- 
married in Wales. Hence he professed to be "a. Welchman born 
in France." He migrated from France to North Carolina. 

My maternal grand-father, Thomas Mann, moved from North 
Carolina to Edgefield District, South Carolina; and there he mar- 
ried Ann Deshazo, about the year 1792. About the year 1800, my 
grand-mother, Ann Deshazo Mann, died in her father's house, in 
Edgefield District, South Carolina, aged about thirty-five years. 
My grand-father, Thomas Mann,, went from- Edgefield District, 
South Carolina, to Florida; where he married again. Later, he 
moved to Twiggs County, Georgia. Yet later, he moved to" Tala- 
dega County, Alabama; where he died in 1840, at the age of eighty- 
five years. ' - 

My mother, Mary Ann Mann, was a little girl when her mother 
died ;- and was brought up by her maternal grand-parents, Robert 
and Mollie Deshazo. From them, she learned what I know of her 
ancestry: and I learned it from her. In 1&14 she moved, wnth 
her maternal grand-parents, from Edgefield District, South Caro- 
lina, to Twiggs County, Georgia. There she continued to live 
with them till her grand-fathers death in 1815. Then she lived 
with her uncle, William Deshazo, in the same State and County; 
and was married in his house, to Abraham Zuber jr, February 16, 
1816. . - 

- My father, Abraham Zuber jr, was born in Lancaster County, 
Pennsylvania, November 14, 1780. His parents were Abraham 
Zuber sr, and Mary Bartling. 

My paternal grand-mother, Mary Bartling, was born in Den- 
mark; probably between the years 1745 and 1750. Her father 
was Dr. Bartling, a physician, who always dwelt in cities. From 
Denmark, he moved to London, England; and, six years later, 
thence to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which was his last residence. 
He had one son and one daughter, Chrislieb and Mary. (T know 
not whether he had others or not.) Chrislieb Bartling never moved 
from Philadelphia. He had two sons, Henry and Charles Bart- 
ling, who were ship-masters. About the year 1822, he wrote to his 



10 Ancestky and Kindred of W. P. Zuber. 

nephew, my father, saying, — "This may be the last letter that I 
shall ever write : for I am now eighty-two years old." 

My paternal grand-mother, ]\Iary Bartling, moved, with her 

. parents, from Denmark to London, England, when she was nine 

years old ; and thence to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when she was 

fifteen years old. In Philadelphia she married Abraham Zuber 

sr, probably between the years 1761 and 176G. 

My paternal grand-father, Abraham Zuber sr, was born in 
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, probably between the years 1740 
and 1745. His parents were Daniel and Elizabeth Zuber. 

I do not icnow where nor when my father's paternal grand- 
mother, Elizabeth, was born, nor what her original family name 
was: but she was of pure German descent, and spoke the German 
language. She married Daniel Zuber, of Lancaster County, Penn- 
sylvania; — I know not at what date. 

My father^s paternal grand-father, Daniel Zuber, was a son of 
German parents; who came from Hanover, Germany, to Lancas- 
ter County, Pennsylvania ; — whether before or after Daniel's birth, 
I do not know. Daniel Zuber grew to manhood and died in Lan- 
caster County, Pennsylvania. His grand-son, Daniel Zuber of 
Georgia,- who was my uncle, wrote fo me that he was a rebel soldier 
-in the Revolutionary war. I judge that he occupied some easy 
position: for he had lost a leg, and must have been quite an old 
man. _ . - " ' 

My "paternal grand-father, Abraham Zuber sr, -was of pure 
German descent; and was brought up among people of like descent, 
most of whom spoke and wrote only in the German language, and 
who were called "Pennsylvania Dutch." Such were his parents 
and their children. He was brought up to speak German, which 
he called his "mother tongue": though he was educated in both 
German. and English. Soon after reaching his majority, he mar- 
ried Mary Bartling of Philadelphia, and brought her home to -Lan- 
caster County. He and his wife used the German as their family, 
language. Both wore members of the Lutheran Church : and each 
had a Lutheran Bible, which they kept and read while they lived. 
- At the beginning of the Revolutionary' war, Abraham Zuber sr, 
enlisted in the Continental army,' in which he served continuously 
till the close of the .war; — excepting that, several times, he was 



Anckstry and Kindred of W. P. Zuber. 11 

permitted to spend some time at home, with his family, on fur- 
lough: and lie received an honorable discharge for service during 
the entire term of the war. I am not definitely informed of the 
division of the army in which he served : but I infer that, of 
course, he was among the troops supplied by Pennsylvania. I 
have been told, in general terms, that he fought in many battles: 
but, specifically, I am able to mention only one instance in which 
he was ensrasred in battle. That was the siege of Yorktown, in 
1781. 

My paternal grand-father, Abraham Zuber sr, served in the 
siege of Yorktown, Virginia, under General Washington; and wit- 
nessed the surrender of Lord Cornwallis' sword to Washington, 
October 19, 1781. 

If the record of said Abraham Zuber's service was not destroyed 
by the burning of the capitol in Washington City, by the British 
army during the war of 1812-1815, it can doubtless be found in 
the archives of the Department of War. Or, I deem it probable 
that it may be found in the State archives of Pennsylvania. 

In 1786, Abraham Zuber sr, sold his premises in Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania ;. and moved thence to Oglethorpe County, 
Georgia. There he purchased land, and established a farm, on 
which he lived during the rest of his life. He and his wife, ^fary 
Bartling, were the parents of thirteen children; twelve of whom 
lived to manhood or womanhood. About half of these were born 
in Pennsylvania, the others in Georgia. Those born in Pennsyl- 
vania spoke only German while they remained in that State: but, 
after removal, having no German neighbors in Georgia, they 
learned to speak English, and abandoned the use of German. 
Those born in Georgia never learned to speak German. 

Abraham Zuber sr died at his home in Oglethorpe County, 
Georgia, about the year 1802; being probably between fifty-seven 
and si.Kty-two years old. Later, when his youngest children had 
grown up, his widow, !\[ary Bartling Zuber, abandoned hou.se- 
keeping, and lived with some of her children. She died at the 
residence of some one of her children, in Georgia, but I know not 
-in what County,, in 1820; probably between seventy and seventy- 
five years old. 

r know not the history of any of the daughters of Abraham 



12 Ancestry and Kindred of W. P. Zdber. 

Zuber sr and Mary Bartling. Their sons who were survived bv 
children were Emanuel, Abraham jr, Daniel, John, Jacob, and 
Joshua. 

Emanuel Zuber lived and died in Oglethorpe Count}', Georgia. 
He was survived by only one son, Joseph Zuber, who died young, 
and was survived by one infant daughter. 

Of Abraham Zuber jr, I will say more further on. 

Daniel Zuber died in Floyd Count}', Georgia, at the age of 
seventy-five years. He was the father of thirteen children, all 
sons; of whom twelve lived to maturity, and eleven became fathers. 
I know not the history of all of these. One of them, William Moss 
Zuber, died in Rusk Count}-, Texas; survived by two daughters; 
Mrs. Martha Ritig, of Minden, Texas, and Mrs. Amanda Hull, of 
Gary, Texas. Another, Daniel H. Zuber, was, in 1904, Post Mas- 
ter at Kilgore, Texas. Another, B. F. Zuber, resided near Benton, 
Arkansas, about the year 1880. Another, Joshua Zuber, died in 
Georgia; but has two daughters near Llano, Texas, who married 
two brothers of the name of Swanson. 

John Zuber died in Lowndes County, Alabama, at the age of 
seventy-five years; and was survived by two sons and several daugh- 
ters. One of his sons died unmarried: and the other, Earley 
Emanuel Zuber, yet lived, unmarried, in 1900, then eight}'-two 
years old, on his own farm, near Grub Gulch, California. 

Jacob Zuber died young, leaving an infant son, Jeff erson Zuber; 
who, in 1865,. was a farmer near Vicksburg, Mississippi. He had 
three daughters, all unmarried when I last heard of them. " 

Joshua Zuber died in Oktibaha County, Mississippi; survive<l by 
ten daughters: but I know not whom they married, nor where they 
now are. 

My father, Abraham Zuber jr, was six years old when, with 
his parents, he moved from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to 
Oglethorpe Count}', Georgia. He then spoke the German language, 
which he always mentioned as his "mother tongue." But in 
Georgia; having no neighbors who spoke German, the children of 
his parents were necessitated to learn the English language: yet 
they could not acquire good English while they used the mother 
tongue; and therefore they abandoned the German: and Abraham 
jr, being only six years old, totally forgot it. 



Ancestry and Kindred of W. P. Zuber. 13 

Keaching his majority, in 1801, my father began to learn the 
carpenter's trade; not by apprenticeship, but by working at low 
wages for contractors. As he improved in work, he obtained higher 
wages : and finally, he became a good workman. 

Having worked several years as a carpenter, Abraham Zuber jr 
became a merchant. He first erected a country store in Putnam 
County, Georgia, in 1814: but, during the next year, he estab- 
lished a business in the town of Marion, Twiggs County. On 
February 16, 1816, he married Mary Ann Mann, in that County; 
who had inherited from her grand-father, Robert Deshazo, a lot 
of valuable negroes. This enabled him to become a farmer of con- 
siderable importance. He accordingly disposed of his store, and 
purchased a valuable farm, three miles from Marion, and settled 
upon it. - 

In 1822, my father sold his farm, in Twiggs County, Georgia, 
and moved to Montgomery County, Alabama : — the part which 
afterwards became Lowndes County. Thence, in 1824, he moved 
to East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana; thence, in 1827, to St. 
Helena Parish, same State; and thence, in 1830, to District of 
Acs, now San Augustine County, Te.xas. He had visited Te.xas in 
1827, 1828, and 1829. 

In 1831, he moved from District of Aes to Harrisburgh on 
Buffalo Bayou, in the District of Harrisburgh, now Harris County. 
Thence, in 1832, he moved to a farm at the east edge of the Brazos 
bottom, in District of Brazoria, twenty-five miles north of the 
town of Brazoria. Again, in 1833, he moved from District of 
Brazoria to his headright league, near the present town of Roan's 
Prairie, in what afterward became Montgomery County, but the 
part which is now Grimes County. This was his last residence. 

At the organization of Montgomery County, Texas, in 1838, 
Abraham Zuber was elected its District Clerk: and he served the 
County as such during some time. During part of his service, 
his deputy was Dr. Charles B. Stewart, who succeeded him in the 
office. 

Abraham Zuber jr died at his home. in Grimes County, Texas, 
November 24, 1848; aged sixty -eight years and ten days. His 
wife, Mary Ann Mann Zuber, died near the- same place, at the 
home of her grand-daughter, Mrs. R. B. Gooch, October 20, 1879 ; 



14 Ancestry and Kindred of W. P. Zuber. 

aged eighty-six years, one month and two days. >fr. and Mrs. 
Abraham Zuber were members of the ilethodist Episcopal Church 
South. 

Abraham Zuber jr and his wife, Mary Ann Mann, were the 
parents of only two children ; both of whom survive them. These 
were William Physick Zuber and Mary Ann Deshazo Edwards, 
nee Zuber. > 



I, William Physick Zuber, was with my parents, Abraham Zuber 
jr and Mary Ann ilann, during all their removals; beginning with 
their departure from Twiggs County, Georgia, in 1822, when I 
was two years old, and ending with their arrival at their last 
home, in what is now Grimes County, Texas, in 1833, when I was 
in my thirteenth year. I lived with them till past my majority 
and was frequently with them as long as they lived. They told me 
all of what I have here said of their ancestry and early lives : and 
I herein record it for the benefit of my descendants and those of 
my sister; that they may know the character of their progenitors; 
hoping that they may thereby be inspired with such pride of de- 
scent as will induce them to emulate their ancestors in the same 
patriotism and other virtues that guided their conduct through 
life. Incidental family history is inserted as confirmatory evi- 
dence of the main facts. 

In my sixteenth year, I enlisted, as a volunteer, in the Texas 
Army; in which I served from March 1, 1836, till June 1, 1836; 
for which service I received an honorable discharge. This service 
was In Capt. James Gillaspio's Company, Col. Sidney Sherman's 
Regiment, Texas Army. This was the San Jacinto campaign. 
Subsequently, I served on several other campaigns against Mex- 
icans and Indians. I also served, voluntarily, in Company H, 
Twenty-first Regiment, Texas Cavalry, Confederate Army, from 
March 20, 1862, till the "break-up" in 1865 : during which service 
I participated in some hard fighting. 

In the spring of 1876, I was elected Justice of the Peace for 
Precinct Xo. 2, Grimes County; which office I filled till the fall 
of 1878. -' 

On September 28, 1839, I joined the ^fethodist Church : and I 



Ancestry and Kindred of W. P. Zuber. 15 

am yet, July, 1905, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church 
South. 

On July 17, 1851, I married Louisa Liles, a very pious Metho- 
dist yoimg woman, who had recently come from Missouri: and I 
lived with her till March 15, 1904, when she died, at the residence 
of our daughter, Mrs. S. P. Mize, near lola. Grimes County, 
Texas; aged sevent5^-six years. I am now, July, 1905, living at 
the same place, and with the same daughter. I am now eighty- 
five years old. 

My wife and I were the parents of two sons and one daughter 
who lived to maturity, married and became parents. These were 
Daniel Carl Zuber, Eachel Zerena Mize, nee Zuber, and James - 
Andrew Zuber. All my children who lived to maturity were pious 
members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South: and so con- 
tinue those who yet live. 

My eldest son, Daniel Carl Zuber, became a prominent mer- 
chant in Bryan, Texas. He died May 26, 1902. A widow, three 
daughters and one son survive him. His two elder daughters, 
Misses Edna and ^Fabel Zuber, are teachers by -profession. At date 
of this writing, July, 1905, they are engaged as 'teachers for the 
ensuing scholastic year; Miss Edna in the Hillsboro Academy; 
anil ]\[iss Mabel in the Brandon Academy, both in Hill County, 
Texas. His widow, Mrs. Janie Zuber, nee McDougal, and his two 
younger children, little Miss" Margaret Zuber and Master Neill 
Daniel Zuber, reside in Bryan, Texas. " _ 

- My daughter, Rachel Zerena Zuber, married Samuel P. Mize, "a 
landholder and farmer; and lives with him on his farm, near Tola, 
Grimes County, Texas. She is the mother of three sons and two 
daughters. Her eldest, a daughter, is. Mrs. Ruby McMillan, nee 
Mize; wife of Walter McMillan, with whom she livesin the City 
of Austin, Texas. The four others live with their parents. They 
are Masters Stephen F. Austin Mize, Alfred Morris ^fize, and 
Bascom Mize, and little ^[iss Maude Mize. 

My younger son, James Andrew Zuber, is a farmer, living on his 
own land, near Houston Heights, Harris County, Texas. He has 
one son and three daughters, all yet children. They are Master 
John Shannon Zuber, and little "Misses -Wiljena, Annie and 
Blanche Zuber. .. . ■ . ' . " ' 



16 Ancestry .vnd Kindred of W. P. Zuber. 

My sister, Mary Ann Deshazo Zuber, daughter of Abraham 
Zubcr jr and ilary Ann Mann, was born in East Feliciana Parish, 
Louisiana, April 15, 18'<J6. On April 22, 1847, she married Joseph 
Rush Edwards, a native of Tennessee, at our father's residence in 
Grimes County, Texas. After our father's death, she and her 
husband became the proprietors of his homestead, near -the present 
town of Roan's Prairie, in Grimes County, Texas. She died, at 
the same place, in 1881, at the age of fift}--five years. Her husband 
died, at the same place, in 190-4, in his eight\--fourth year. 

Mary Ann Deshazo Edwards, nee Zuber, was the mother of four 
sons and three daughters who survived her; all of whom, I believe, 
yet live, July, 1905. They are, Sarah Cornelia Gooch, nee Ed- 
wards, wife of R. Brooks Gooch; address, Granite, Greer County, 
Oklahoma: William Oscar Edwards; address, Shiro, Grimes 
County, Texas : Mary Elizabeth Gooch, nee Edwards, wife of 
Charles M. Gooch; address, Temple, Bell County, Texas: Rev. 
Warren 0. Edwards, Cumberland Prcsl)ytcrian Preacher; present 
address, Longview, Anderson County, Texas: Elisha Floyd Ed- 
wards; address. Roan's Prairie, Grimes County, Texas: Verginia 
Mayfield, nee Edwards, wife of iCarion Mayfield ; address, Shiro, 
Grimes County, Texas: and Ed Austin Edwards; address, Shiro, 
Grimes County, Texas. 



I have prepared the foregoing synopsis of my genealogy and 
kindred; — hoping that the herein named descendants of my ances- 
tors, and their descendants whether yet born or not, may hereby i)e 
in.spircd with an emulation of the virtues of their progenitors. 
May our Heavenly Father so incline tiiem. 

W. P. Ztjbek. 



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