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    [Map]. Harris County, Texas. Philadelphia: E. P. Nolls & Co. Map Publishers, 1899. Measuring 25" x 19.5", features the cities and settlements of Harris County, including the city of Houston. Surveyed by P. Whitty of Houston. Includes abstracts which are identified by name and number. Rail lines are featured in red. Inset of the United States and northern Mexico. Hand colored. Folds weakened in the middle causing small holes with little adverse effect to the map. Chipping to top edge, else fine. From the papers of B.A. Shepherd.

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    Benjamin Armistead Shepherd was born in Virginia on May 14, 1814. Due to the poor conditions of the land and a dwindling family fortune, he left Virginia in the 1830s and arrived in Galveston, Texas. He married Mary Dobson in 1841 and settled in the growing town of Houston. A personal friend of General Sam Houston (whom he had met at age 19), Shepherd established himself as a prominent landowner and one of the foremost citizens of Houston, involving himself in many entrepreneurial adventures before founding and serving as president of the First National Bank of Houston in 1866. In 1875, he arrived in the newly formed San Jacinto County where he organized the town of Shepherd along the proposed Houston, East, and West Texas Railway. He died in Houston in 1891.



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