An undated photo of Marcellus Atkinson (1843-1923) as a young man. He was the son of Atharates Atkinson (1815-1892) and Martha Jane Fort Atkinson (1818-1875) . He served with Taylor's Battallion, State Troops Infantry during the Civil War. In 1868, he married Mary Ann Carter and the couple had 12 children. The couple lived and farmed in Brownwood. Photo courtesy of his great-granddaughter, Carol Cross.