An Average American; Being the True Story of Leading Events in the Life of Lafayette, Who Was Born in Ky., but "Went West to Grow Up with the Country"; Containing a Brief Outline of Some of the Decisive Events of American History; with Short Sketches of Representative Men and Women

(Paris, TX: The author, nd [1907]. First edition. 8vo. 312 pp. Portrait frontispiece. Inscribed by the author to his sister on the front endpaper. Not in Howes, Eberstadt, Graff, Decker, or Soliday. OCLC locates nine copies (New York Public, Arkansas, Yale, Library of Congress, North Carolina, Baylor, San Antonio Public, Texas State Library, Texas-Austin). Original printed wrappers (eroded at spine ends and corners). Poor quality paper browned and brittle (Japanese paper repairs to a number of leaves); still a good copy of a scarce book. Item #56088

Dohoney (1832-1919), a native of Adair County, Kentucky, graduated from Columbia College, read law and studied in the law department of Louisville University, graduating in 1857. Moving to Paris, Texas, in 1859, he immediately participated in local politics and canvassed Lamar County in opposition to secession. When war broke out, however, he joined the Confederate forces, rising to Captain and command of Co. H. of the 9th Texas Cavalry, serving through 1862 and Corinth. His post-war political career included a stint in the state senate where he formulated the Homestead Law of 1871, championed women's suffrage, and introduced a bill to ban guns in public places; "he is best known as the father of prohibition in Texas" (Handbook of Texas) and ran for governor of Texas as a prohibitionist in 1886. (2522).

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