2. Hardie Homer Hutto
Uncle Tommy Flinn (, Hardie's uncle, Mary Jane's brother)and Aunt Doralived in Taft and helped grandpa get started. He and his wife are therelatives that were washed out into the bay during the hurricane of 1919and survived it. (The Unexpected Voyage, in my book, is based on thisincident.)
Claude Beard Jr shared with me in 7/98 that his father Claude and Hardiebuilt the house outside of Robstown on the old Home Place. He said thatneither one were carpenters and so Hardie hired a deaf mute carpenter tohelp them build the home. He said that when ever they had to communicate,that they would write on the lumber. He said the old house should havelots of stories to tell if it is ever dismantled.
HUTTO , James Emery b. May 08, 1824 - Founder of Hutto Texas
The Hutto Family - 0rangeburgh Carolina, Origins of the Family