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The McKinnons came from North Carolina, but mover [sic] in an early day to Georgia. Robert McKinnon was a farmer and mechanic and lived much of his time in Georgia, but died in Texas. He was the father of Alexander Thomas McKinnon and grandfather of our subject. His son, A. T., became a merchant. He married Aletha Lawrence in 1854. They had five children, came to Texas in 1870. The father died in Terrell in 1889, the mother is still living. Bryant was born in Alabama in 1867. The family moved to Van Zandt County in 1870, but later to Terrell, where young Bryant was educated. They then returned to Van Zandt and have lived there ever since. He married Lucy Ridgell in 1889. She lived four years. In November, 1896, he married Julia Phillips, who was a native Van Zandt County girl. Mr. McKinnon is the father of three children, one by the first union, two by the second. He is a Methodist, a Mason and Woodman of the World. He is quite a successful business man, and owns city property in Canton and Terrell; also 1020 acres of farm lands. He does not want to sell, and joins in the universal opinion that large development awaits his section. He is of popular turn and though yet a young man served four years as Constable in his precinct, prior to his election as Tax Collector for the County, November, 1903. He is a cheery, bright soul and carries sunshine and good humor wherever he goes. He is a fine spirit.
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