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Wm. L. Menefee, ancestor of this areas branch of the family, migrated to Texas 1830; signed Declaration of Independence 1836; was on the commission selecting Capital site at present-day Austin. He served 6 terms in Congress of Republic of Texas, one term in the State Legislature. His sons, H. F. and the Rev. W. O. Menefee, were early settlers in Johnson County. The family has produced many jurists, soldiers, political leaders, ministers. The reunion, started in 1890, has been held here since 1891.

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Wm. L. Menefee, ancestor of this areas branch of the family, migrated to Texas 1830; signed Declaration of Independence 1836; was on the commission selecting Capital site at present-day Austin. He served 6 terms in Congress of Republic of Texas, one term in the State Legislature. His sons, H. F. and the Rev. W. O. Menefee, were early settlers in Johnson County. The family has produced many jurists, soldiers, political leaders, ministers. The reunion, started in 1890, has been held here since 1891.

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