From History of Texas Published in 1896

N. C. ADDISON – For nearly 20 years has this gentleman been identified with the interests of Hood county. He is one of its enterprising and prosperous farmers and self-made men, and to a brief sketch of his life would we now invite attention.

N.C. Addison is a native son of the Lone Star state. He was born in Jasper county, June 1, 1848, his parents being Nathaniel and Peggie Ann (Low) Addison, the former a native of Mississippi and the latter of Kentucky. Nathaniel Addison came to Texas prior to the Texas war and was a soldier under Sam Houston in the battle of San Jacinto. He settled down to farming, and is still a resident of Hill county, where he is well known and highly respected. Mrs. Addison came to Texas when a girl, accompanying her father, Barney Low, and his family to this state when it was a republic.

The youth of our subject was spent not unlike that of other Texas boys of those days, fishing, hunting and taking care of stock occupying his time. There were few schools here then and his educational advantages were consequently limited. In 1869, having reached his majority, he left the parental home and pushed out to make his own fortune. The next four years he was engaged in farming in Hill county, then he was similarly occupied for four years in Tarrant county, and from the latter place he came to Hood county, landing here in 1877 and at once purchasing 200 acres of wild land; later he bought an adjoining tract of 100 acres. Here he settled in true pioneer style and went earnestly to work to develop a farm, and as the years passed by and he toiled on the forest gave way to fields of grain. To-day he has 80 acres under a high state of cultivation and raises a diversity of crops.

Mr. Addison was married December 25, 1876, to Miss Malissa Musick, daughter of Austin Musick, to whom we have referred at length elsewhere in this volume. The have been blessed in the birth of eight children, namely:

Austin Nathaniel

Henry La Fayette

Barney Columbus

William Kellog

Annie Jane

Mary Malissa

Nettie Elizabeth and

Francis Marion –

all of whom are living except Annie Jane, who died at the age of three years. Mrs. Addison was reared in the faith of the Baptist church and is a member of that denomination.

Politically, Mr. Addison casts his franchise with the Democratic party. Genial and progressive and of the stanchest [sic] integrity, he has long held a high position in the respect and confidence of the community.


History of Texas, 1896, Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Co.