Fred W. Conly was born in the state of North Carolina, August 29th, 1828. His father moved to Georgia when he was an infant three year old. He grew into manhood in the state of Georgia, and came to the state of Texas in the year 1852, and stopped in Cass County, where he met Miss Zilpha Peacock, won her affections and married her in the year 1857.
By this union one child was born. This wife died very soon, and he afterwards married Miss Mary Hancock and moved into Hopkins County where he has resided ever since. By this marriage seven children were born, only four of this number are living in the county. His boys are all farmers. His second companion passed away and he subsequently married the sister of his last wife, another Miss Hancock. This wife still lives. By this marriage three children came to them, two of these are living, they live with their parents. He has led a useful life, and is postmaster at Evans Point. He is an honest, just and truthful man. He is a member of the Methodist Church and has lived a devout Christian for 40 years. He is liberal in his views, consistent in his actions. He is 74 years old, in poor health, is weakly, and complains of feebleness.