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18 March 1920

Source:  Burnet Bulletin, 18 March 1920
transcribed by JoAnn Myers, 13 July 2008


Vigo Park, Swisher Co., Texas
3/4/1920

Col. J. A. Stevens

Dear Sir:
     I have been much interested in your writeup of the old citizens of Burnet County.
     My father, J. L. Rountree, settled on Oatmeal Creek in 1852.  I was 6 months old when he moved to Oatmeal.  He bought 400 acres of land from Jack Holland, brother to Sam Holland for $400.00.  I was probably the youngest immigrant to the County.  George Holland was born soon afterwards, and his mother died when he was born.  She was the first person buried in the Oatmeal graveyard.  George W. Lamon moved to Oatmeal soon after my father settled there.  Mr. Lamon was a well educated man, and for a time he taught the Oatmeal School.
     He was one of the best farmers in the County.  He taught me how to stack wheat, and lay off straight rows.
     Judge Scott, the first County Judge of Burnet County, settled south of Oatmeal.  Jim Hill settled at the head spring on Oatmeal.  Mr. Beal was another early settler on this creek.  Old Uncle Dave Taylor was another great citizen that settled just south of Burnet.  Eld. Ephraim McDaniel settled on the Gabriel and near where Bertram is now.  Col. Wilson Barton and his numerous sons were here in an early day.  We could go on naming them ad infinitum.
     This country has made an immense crop of maize and Kaffir, and the last crops are now being threshed.  The price is now $1.55 per hundred.  The wheat crop is very promising.  All kinds of grain has been planted, wheat, oats, barley, etc.

                 Yours,
                  F. S. Rountree


FOR SALE.  A dresser, wash stand, Heater, Dining Table, and other furniture at a bargain.
        Mrs. George McFarland

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<>40 or 50 bushels of cotton seed for sale -- $2.00 per bushel.
        A. D. Micheltree, Burnet, Texas

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FOR SALE.  White Leghorn Eggs.  Price, $1.00 per 15, and $5.00 per hundred -- postage extra when sent by mail.
        Mrs. Leonard Frazier, Burnet, Texas

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Strayed.  A 2-year old red Durham heifer, unmarked and unbranded, left horn slightly drooped.  Notify
H. W. Corker,
Burnet, Texas

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I have buyer for small place in Burnet County.  If you want to sell write me at once, giving full description and price per acre.
     W. C. Galloway, Jr.

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Strayed or stolen, one 3-year old Jersey Bull, unmarked and unbranded.  Last time seen iron yoke on neck.  Please notify Mrs. F. J. Rowney, Rural Phone.


Mrs. Ardella Glimp
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