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Lowell McCarver, Sr. & Norman Lowell McCarver, Jr.
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Century Press Of Texas, San Antonio, Texas
1958 by Norman Lowell McCarver
Lone Star Printing Company, San Antonio, Texas
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son of Mr. and Mrs. James J. Vaughan, was born on the Vaughan
Selma, Alabama, May 13, 1866. He
spent his youth in Alabama on the family plantation and later moved to
On December 25, 1889 he
to Miss Elizabeth Tempe Willis at Beck Prairie near Franklin, Texas.
Mrs. Vaughan was born at Memphis, Tennessee and moved to Texas
family and settled in the Beck Prairie Community.
Two children were born
Cephas Vaughan and Elizabeth Tempe Willis Vaughan: a daughter Vera who
during the "flu" epidemic in 1917 and a son Edwin R. Vaughan.
One child was born to Vera, a son Edwin Grant Scott.
Edwin Cephas Vaughan
and his wife
and family moved to Hearne in February 1900 from Calvert and purchased
was formerly the old Van Iron farm located two and one half miles
Hearne. The roadway leading from
State Highway Number 190 to this farm is still known as Vaughan Lane.
Mr. Vaughan lived on the farm up to the time of his death that
February 6, 1931.
Mr. Vaughan was the
first farmer in
Robertson County to irrigate his crops. He
installed on the bank of Little Brazos River, which ran through his
centrifugal pump powered by a gasoline engine and pumped water through
six-inch line and irrigated 30 acres each year.
This irrigated acreage was usually planted in Fall tomatoes, and
tomatoes raised on this farm were known as Vaughan Brazos Valley
were in state-wide demand. Other
truck crops that Mr. Vaughan raised on this irrigated land were:
In addition to his
ranching interests, Mr. Vaughan served as office manager for the
County Road Commission for a two year period and maintained his office
old First National Bank building on the corner of Third and Market
This commission was in charge of all expenditures for the
all rural roads leading into Hearne.
Mr. Vaughan was
Hearne's and Robertson County's most active citizens in business,
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