Austin Wyche family: A long Matagorda County history

   Austin Wyche, a blacksmith born in Virginia in 1827, came to Texas in 1863 with his wife, Emma. 
   Their son Joshua Wyche was born in Texas in 1866.
   In 1885, Joshua married Julia Stewart. 
   The minister was Orange Doss. They lived on their farm in the Live Oak Community, and he made his living as a farmer and a camp cook. 
  Their seven children were born at Live Oak, Matagorda County. Their children were: Hattie, Sessia, Suddie, Ira, Molly Bell, Jake “J.D.,” and Joshua.
   Sessia Wyche was born on Oct. 18, 1888, in the Live Oak Community and, at the age of 27, he married Nona Lue Dale, the daughter of John Lewis and Pinkie Yancy Dale. 
   Sessia became a farmer and a camp cook like his father before him. 
   He had his own farm, and he began cooking for the Poole Cattle Company as a side job in 1912. 
   This job of camp cook was held by him for 44 years until his death on June 13, 1956. 
   Well-known by cattlemen all over Matagorda County, Sessia was much in demand for special barbecues, and his chuck wagon biscuits were a favorite fare for church suppers.
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