Hearne History - Page 119

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Alter Mr. Hearne recovered in a measure from the paralysis he again engaged in the dry goods business and has continued it till the present time, When he entered the service, a soldier, he was offered a captaincy, but declined it, preferring to be a private; had he accepted, no doubt he would have come out a general, judging by his general characteristics and uniform success through life. In early life he united with the Baptist Church, and has never swerved from the faith, but has always been a consistent, devoted, and earnest worker in his church, as has also his faithful wife.

Besides his dry goods business Mr. Hearne owns several farms near Pilot Point, which he has cultivated on the shares, chiefly cotton and corn. In 1906 he retired from all business and removed to Dallas, Texas, to an elegant home he purchased on corner of Worth and Haskell streets, and his children, the Newburys, live with him. He is a silent partner with large interest in the Newbury shoe store, 258 Elm street, in Dallas.

Orren A. Hearne and Mattie J. Perkins were married Feby. 18, 1866. Children: Anna L., born July 12, 1867; Bertie F., born Mar. 10, 1869, and Willie May, born Nov. 4, 1874. On July 12, 1888, Berta F. married John R. Williams, and died two months after. Willie May died at Nashville, Tenn., while there in school. Anna L. married Lee Newbury Aug. 12, 1885. Children: John Orren, born Aug. 31, 1886; Willie Lee, born Oct 28, 1891, and Edward Hearne, born Jany. 17, 1904. Mr. Newbury is a shoe merchant, doing a large business at 258 Elm street, Dallas Tens.

REV. SIMPSON COLUMBUS HEARNE was born in Henry Co., Tenn., Mar. 10, 1839. He is the second son of Cyrus R. and Charlotte Hearne and great-great-grandson of Purnell Hearne and he the great-grandson of the first William Hearne in America. In answer to my inquiry, he says:

I professed religion and joined the Turkey Creek Baptist Church, Madison Co., Tenn., Aug., 1857; I was ordained by the same church July, 1858; I joined the Fifth Tennessee Regiment, C. S. Army, Aug., 1861, served as a private two years, and then was appointed as chaplain of my regiment and served to the dose of the wear. I was licensed to practice law 1877 and practiced the profession twelve years in Paris, Tenn., during which time I served one term in the State Legislature, 1879 and 1880. For the past eight years I have devoted all my time to the ministry, with farming as a recreation.

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