HENRY MUSICK 1853 – 1928

From History of Texas Published in 1896

HENRY MUSICK – In the subject of this resume is found a self-made man and one of the prominent and enterprising farmers of Hood county, Texas.

Mr. Musick is a native of Louisiana, born October 1, 1853, second son of Austin Musick, honorable mention of whom is made on another page of this work. In his infancy he was brought by his parents to the “Lone Star state,” their settlement being in Jasper county. Leaving Jasper county in 1867 they moved to Hill county. He remained at the parental home until he arrived at the age of 26 years, after which he came to Hood county, that being in 1878. Here, on the Kickapoo creek, he purchased a small farm. His well-directed and honest toil was attended with success as the years passed by, and in 1883 he made another land purchase, this time 200 acres of wild land, covered with a heavy growth of timber. To-day he has a fine tract of land, 300 acres in extent, 125 acres of which are under cultivation, has good improvements upon his land and is comfortably and pleasantly situated.

Mr. Musick was married July 26, 1877 to Miss Eliza Burkett, a native of Mississippi and a daughter of George Burkett, of Jasper county, Mississippi. Their union has been blessed in the birth of nine children, one dying in infancy and the others being named as follows:

John A.

James R.

Elizabeth J.

Mary Eliza

Henry J.

Martha I.

Sarah L. and

Joseph Mc.

Fraternally, Mr. Musick is both a Mason and an Odd Fellow, and maintains a membership in Charity Lodge, No. 565, A.F.&A.M., and Lipan Lodge, No. 298, I.O.O.F. Politically, he does not adhere to any of the numerous parties but is independent in his views and casts his vote for the man and the measure rather than the party. Both he and his wife are members of the Baptist church.

Henry Musick donated the land for Antioch Cemetery located approximately four miles north of Tolar in Hood County, Texas. Henry Musick died in 1928 and was buried in Antioch Cemetery by his wife and parents.