Melton Dessex Brian, b. December 7, 1902, in Eastland County, Texas, the sixth child of Kleber Dessex and Elizabeth Melton Brian. I always felt that he portrays our daddy more than any of the boys. He was always more serious and looked on life in a different way than the others. He is the only deacon, other than our daddy, as the other five boys made preachers. A man at Plains, Texas, asked Dessex why he didn't make a preacher and then it would have been one hundred percent. Dessex's answer was, "Well, I thought one in the family ought to make an honest living." He has always been a real good Christian and his word as good as gold. When he told you something it was always that way.

Melton Dessex Brian was m. to Mammie Craig, August 22, 1922, at Plains, Texas. Mammie was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Craig of Tatum, New Mexico. To this union three sons were born as follows

1. J. D. Brian, b. June 2, 1923, at Estacado, Texas, m. Margaret Pundt of Canadian, Texas, December 1, 1944. Bro. Hicks performed the ceremony in the First Baptist Church, Arnett, Oklahoma. They have two children:
a. Lynn Brian, b. July 18, 1946, in Kermit, Texas. He has surrendered for the ministry.

b. Neita Kay Brian, b. March 18, 1956.
Margaret Pundt Brian d. suddenly in the Greenwood schoolroom at Richardson, Texas, September 23, 1970, and was buried at Canadian, Texas.

2. Melton Craig Brian (Bud), b. October 12, 1925, Estacado, Texas, m. Leta Mae Shaw in Sweetwater, Texas, December 19, 1946. To this union was born the following children:
a. Linda Sue Brian, b. March 25, 1949, m. Tom Nisbett .

b. Ronnie Craig Brian, b. October 7, 1950, Denver City, Texas.

c. Randy Mike Brian, b. July 12, 1953.

3. Rufus Lee Brian, b. November 28, 1931, Tatum, New Mexico, m. Margaret Nell McDonnell, Plains.
a. Jerry Ray Brian.

b. Rita Joyce Brian.

c. Debbie Joe Brian.

Leta Mae Shaw Brian, Ronnie Craig Brian, and Melton Craig Brian.

Melton Dessex Brian

This picture made at the Kleber Dessex Brian home place at Estacado, Texas, in the month of September, 1919.

Jerry Brian and Rita Brian