William R. Brame of VA, KY and TX
While researching my Brame ancestors, I came across a valuable resource on the Grayson County, TX genealogy web site.It is a book called Souvenir of Texas, and it contains biographical sketches of prominent residents of Grayson county.Published in 1889 in Chicago, the entire book has been scanned and indexed.On page 108 is the following entry, which I thought might be of interest to other Brame researchers:
W.R. BRAME BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH
SOUVENIR OF THE STATE OF TEXAS
"W.R. Brame, a prominent and successful farmer and stock raiser of Grayson county, was born in Mecklenburg Virginia, March 13, 1819.His father, John Brame, a son of Thomas, was born in Virginia, but removed to Kentucky in 1834 and died in Christian county in that state, August, 1849; he was a planter.Mr. Brame’s mother, Lillie Brame, was a daughter of Frank Hester, who was captain in the Revolutionary army.Mr. Brame is the only one living of the twelve children of John and Lillie Brame.Mr. Brame went with his parents to Kentucky in 1834.In 1868 he removed to Texas and settled near Whitewright, Grayson county, where he has since resided, engaged in farming and stock raising.Here he owns 250 acres of land and has been very successful in his chosen calling.In 1842 he formed a life partnership with Miss Elizabeth J., daughter of Colonel B.H. Hobbs.Five living children bless this union.Their names are William J., Todd L., Charles H., Mamie and Clemmie L.Mr. And Mrs. Brame are both members of the Christian church, and by their words and deeds attest the sincerity of their professions and display the beauties of lives governed by religious principles.
Mr. Brame is a Royal Arch Mason and we may well believe that when the Great Architect calls him home, he will present good work, true work and square work, just such work as is wanted for the rebuilding of the spiritual temple.In all the relations of life he is faithful to his convictions of right, and as husband, father neighbor, friend and citizen his example is well worthy of emulation."
[In fact, William R. Brame’s wife, Elizabeth Jane Hobbs, died 25 August 1885, well before this book was published.William R. Brame lived until 31 January, 1896]