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Is one of the native products of Van Zandt county. He is a son of H. H. High, who lives on the old homestead where R. E. (Rob) was born. Bob was born January 27, 1868, and was entirely reared in the county and has never known any other home. His father is a farmer and so he was reared. His education was of the kind secured in the country. He is strictly on his native heath and has many points of practical education to his credit. He drifted into the stock business, but later became a merchant, which line he now occupies. He has been honored by his people in being selected as cotton weigher two years and clerk of the county two years. He married Miss Eda B. Bates, who was also reared in the country, January 8, 1888. They are both church members and Mr. High is a Woodman of the World and is interested in all matters of public spirit. The 28th day of November, 1892, Mr. High and Mr. James C. Farrell, father of Dr. Cornelius Farrell, as seen elsewhere, purchased a stock of goods, forming a partnership in the mercantile line. They have prospered all the time since and now have a full stock in dry goods, groceries and merchandise. They meet all competition and take care of their customers. They do their own work and avoid the expenses common in their line. Mr. High is a good specimen of what a boy can do in Van Zandt and Mr. Farrett is of an old and respected family in this section and also a successful business man.