One beautiful spring day in the year of 1917, a big shining car stopped at the rock house in which we lived, near Peacock, Texas. I think that all of us, even to the dogs, ran out to see who the occupants were. A good looking man dressed in a nice suit stepped into the yard and came toward us with a big smile on his face. On the other side of the pretty car, a very dark, tall, graceful, young woman with long black hair made her way toward us. This was my first time to see my Uncle Moses and Aunt Minnie. I don't suppose I would have remembered this incident so well but for one thing. My brother and I went to the car to put our hands on it and to see ourselves in the shining surface, when our Uncle Moses came and told us to keep our dirty hands off the car. Well, you see, we didn't get to see cars very often, and then just at a distance, and here was one that we could touch and see ourselves in just by looking. I don remember how long they stayed, but I do re member that I didn't get to ride in the car an I would have given all my marbles, even parting with my agate taw, for one little ride in it
Moses B. Brian was born August 10, 1881, in Spartanburg County, South Carolina a son of Alfred Aaron and Mattie McDowell Brian. He died November 24, 1955, in Lovington, New Mexico, and was buried in Antioch Cemetery.
I don't know the date of his wedding. Minnie Spizer Brian was born and reared in the town of Sagerton, Texas, rather on a farm just outside the town. Her family was prosperous Germans. For a wedding gift, her daddy gave her four hundred acres of black land. They sold it and invested it in a hotel and lost all their money in this business at Knox City, Texas. Aunt Minnie died in 1953 and was buried in Las Vegas, New Mexico. If they had children they died in infancy.
Jennie Brian Walser, Moses B. Brian, and Fannie Tarry Brian, left to right.