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The McKain family are from Scotland, the grandfather, Thomas C. McKain, was born in Sterling, Scotland, but came to Philadelphia and was a merchant. Mr. McKain's father was also named Thomas C. McKain and was born in Scotland, but came to America while young, and was a merchant and planter. He married Miss Mary Whiddon in 1849; they had six children; they both died in the sixties. Thomas J. himself was born in Florida in 1850, and was educated in that state, but came to Texas in 1871. In 1874 he married Mattie C. Bagby, and they have four children. He has lived in this county twenty-nine years; he served as mayor of the city three years; he is a member of the Methodist church and a Mason; he is a quiet, careful and thoughtful business man, and is universally regarded as a good citizen; thinks well and is decisive in his character, which gives him wide influence in his town and county; he has acquired more than 3000 acres of Texas land, is in the real estate business, and thinks that Van Zandt county and Wills Point has an exceedingly bright future. He is willing to labor for her interests and invest his money for his own benefit and hers. Our acquaintance with Mr. McKain was exceedingly pleasant.