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For years that must have seemed like forever at times, frontier settlers lived under the cloud of possible disaster at the hands of those Indians who had inhabited the frontier for generations.

Nick Coalson Family Attacked By Indians

NICK COALSON MARKER

I believe I told you a while back that Rickey, Missy Jones, and I traveled to south Texas where I was able to do quite a bit of research for Texans United.  It was in the yard…yes, yard…of our motel...

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Isaac Kountz Killed By Indians In South Texas

This marker sits on the spot where Isaac Kountz was killed.

Rickey, Missy Jones, and I recently visited South Texas, and it was in Junction, Texas that I first found the historical marker erected for a young man named Isaac Kountz of Kimble County, Texas. Of course, this finding led me to make a lot of phone calls as...

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Robert Lesley Killed By Indians Not Hardin!

Robert Lesley

I thought everyone knew that the last man killed by an Indian (1874) was related to Curtis and Royce Lesley. Then, back when we had the John Wesley Hardin Days festival, I began to hear all kinds of talk about...

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Last Indian Battle In Llano County, Texas

Anyone could tell that once upon a time....

On one of our recent drives through south Texas on a rainy day, Ric and I just knew…we could feel the presence of those who once rode the Llano County hills. It was supposedly Apaches in a group of 20+ that set...

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Herman Lehmann- Trapped Between 2 Cultures

Herman Lehmann, photo from findagrave.com

He Was White, And Then He Was Red, And Then He Was White Again… And He Struggled To Adjust I bought the book, Nine Years Among the Indians (1927, edited by J. Marvin Hunter), for Rickey years ago because I found it a fascinating and yet...

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The Hog Creek Indian Fight In Brown County, Texas

Dave Cunningham as an older man

Today, we travel back to 1870 to the Jesse Dickerson League survey in Brown County, Texas; however, first we have to journey through Comanche County where Frank Brown, George Wallace, and B. Grissom, were making their way to the mill...

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Fighting Indians Erath To Palo Pinto Counties

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According to Joseph Carroll McConnell’s The West Texas Frontier, the following occurred in about 1867, during the days of Reconstruction and at a time when Indian attacks were so prevalent that many people in our area traveled at night in...

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The Battle Of Adobe Walls In Texas History

Quanah Parker

Actually, the title I’ve given this article is misleading; it should read Battles of Adobe Walls since there were, in fact, two separate battles for the old post. These were fought a decade apart in 1864 and 1874 and featured...

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Worshipping On The Frontier

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It’s difficult to study history on the Texas frontier without studying E.L. Deaton, early settler to this part of the world. I quote him here as he describes worshipping on the Texas frontier. I pull this passage out in my...

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The Murder of Joe Baggett By Indians

THE VIEW FROM THE OLD OAK TREE

The Baggett family lived in Cora, Texas in Comanche County. However, the family moved from Cora into what eventually became known as the Baggett Community, leaving vacant their cabin in Cora. According to Bill McCool, when Comanche County was created...

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The Fight At Salt Creek Mountain

THE VIEW FROM THE OLD OAK TREE

The following is a horrible story, but it is what it is, and it shows us yet again just how hard it was to live on the Texas frontier during the 19th Century. ********** No history of Central Texas in...

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Indians Travel Through Erath To Comanche County

INDIAN ATTACK

According to DeShields and Deaton (both recorded early day happenings), the year 1858 began with Indian attacks and ended with Indian attacks. These accounts are critical to the understanding of the dire circumstances in which Central Texas residents found themselves....

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Peter Cartwright Johnson Attacked By Indians

Matilda Whatley Johnson

I suppose it was a good thing that the early settlers to Texas did not possess a crystal ball, could not know of the hardship and tragedy that awaited most of them. Peter Johnson Cartwright was no different. Peter was...

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Erath, Comanche Counties: 1857 Saw Indian Attacks Begin

ANN WHITNEY REPLICA SCHOOL HOUSE

It is not clear why the Indians waited until 1857 to begin their raids on the people of Comanche, Erath, Brown counties and the surrounding area; however, this wait allowed the first comers to get their feet on the ground...

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Some Indian Problems W/ A Humorous Twist

Kate Campbell

In 1856, construction was begun on a new home for the James Cunningham family who had moved to Comanche County, Texas. This home still stands today on Highway 16 South just a few miles south of Newburg, Texas, and it...

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Did The Tonkawas Really EAT their Enemies?

JOHN JENKINS

Well, the television westerns that I grew up on let me down on this one if John Holland Jenkins told the truth in his book Recollections of Early Texas where he paints the Tonkawas as cannibals of a sort. In...

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    For years that must have seemed like forever at times, frontier settlers lived under the cloud of possible disaster at the hands of those Indians who had inhabited the frontier for generations.

    Nick Coalson Family Attacked By Indians

    NICK COALSON MARKER

    I believe I told you a while back that Rickey, Missy Jones, and I traveled to south Texas where I was able to do quite a bit of research for Texans United.  It was in the yard…yes, yard…of our motel...

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    Isaac Kountz Killed By Indians In South Texas

    This marker sits on the spot where Isaac Kountz was killed.

    Rickey, Missy Jones, and I recently visited South Texas, and it was in Junction, Texas that I first found the historical marker erected for a young man named Isaac Kountz of Kimble County, Texas. Of course, this finding led me to make a lot of phone calls as...

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    Robert Lesley Killed By Indians Not Hardin!

    Robert Lesley

    I thought everyone knew that the last man killed by an Indian (1874) was related to Curtis and Royce Lesley. Then, back when we had the John Wesley Hardin Days festival, I began to hear all kinds of talk about...

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    Posted in 1870s, Indian Attacks, Latest Posts, Texas Heritage, Texas History | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

    Last Indian Battle In Llano County, Texas

    Anyone could tell that once upon a time....

    On one of our recent drives through south Texas on a rainy day, Ric and I just knew…we could feel the presence of those who once rode the Llano County hills. It was supposedly Apaches in a group of 20+ that set...

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    Herman Lehmann- Trapped Between 2 Cultures

    Herman Lehmann, photo from findagrave.com

    He Was White, And Then He Was Red, And Then He Was White Again… And He Struggled To Adjust I bought the book, Nine Years Among the Indians (1927, edited by J. Marvin Hunter), for Rickey years ago because I found it a fascinating and yet...

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    The Hog Creek Indian Fight In Brown County, Texas

    Dave Cunningham as an older man

    Today, we travel back to 1870 to the Jesse Dickerson League survey in Brown County, Texas; however, first we have to journey through Comanche County where Frank Brown, George Wallace, and B. Grissom, were making their way to the mill...

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    Fighting Indians Erath To Palo Pinto Counties

    From Texasbeyondhistory.net

    According to Joseph Carroll McConnell’s The West Texas Frontier, the following occurred in about 1867, during the days of Reconstruction and at a time when Indian attacks were so prevalent that many people in our area traveled at night in...

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    The Battle Of Adobe Walls In Texas History

    Quanah Parker

    Actually, the title I’ve given this article is misleading; it should read Battles of Adobe Walls since there were, in fact, two separate battles for the old post. These were fought a decade apart in 1864 and 1874 and featured...

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    Worshipping On The Frontier

    from Google images

    It’s difficult to study history on the Texas frontier without studying E.L. Deaton, early settler to this part of the world. I quote him here as he describes worshipping on the Texas frontier. I pull this passage out in my...

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    Posted in 1860s, Indian Attacks, Latest Posts, Texas Heritage, Texas History | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

    The Murder of Joe Baggett By Indians

    THE VIEW FROM THE OLD OAK TREE

    The Baggett family lived in Cora, Texas in Comanche County. However, the family moved from Cora into what eventually became known as the Baggett Community, leaving vacant their cabin in Cora. According to Bill McCool, when Comanche County was created...

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    The Fight At Salt Creek Mountain

    THE VIEW FROM THE OLD OAK TREE

    The following is a horrible story, but it is what it is, and it shows us yet again just how hard it was to live on the Texas frontier during the 19th Century. ********** No history of Central Texas in...

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    Indians Travel Through Erath To Comanche County

    INDIAN ATTACK

    According to DeShields and Deaton (both recorded early day happenings), the year 1858 began with Indian attacks and ended with Indian attacks. These accounts are critical to the understanding of the dire circumstances in which Central Texas residents found themselves....

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    Posted in 1850s, Indian Attacks, Latest Posts, Texas Heritage, Texas History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

    Peter Cartwright Johnson Attacked By Indians

    Matilda Whatley Johnson

    I suppose it was a good thing that the early settlers to Texas did not possess a crystal ball, could not know of the hardship and tragedy that awaited most of them. Peter Johnson Cartwright was no different. Peter was...

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    Posted in 1850s, Indian Attacks, Latest Posts, Texas Heritage, Texas History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

    Erath, Comanche Counties: 1857 Saw Indian Attacks Begin

    ANN WHITNEY REPLICA SCHOOL HOUSE

    It is not clear why the Indians waited until 1857 to begin their raids on the people of Comanche, Erath, Brown counties and the surrounding area; however, this wait allowed the first comers to get their feet on the ground...

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    Posted in 1850s, Indian Attacks, Latest Posts, Texas Heritage, Texas History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

    Some Indian Problems W/ A Humorous Twist

    Kate Campbell

    In 1856, construction was begun on a new home for the James Cunningham family who had moved to Comanche County, Texas. This home still stands today on Highway 16 South just a few miles south of Newburg, Texas, and it...

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    Posted in 1850s, Indian Attacks, Latest Posts, Texas Heritage, Texas History | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

    Did The Tonkawas Really EAT their Enemies?

    JOHN JENKINS

    Well, the television westerns that I grew up on let me down on this one if John Holland Jenkins told the truth in his book Recollections of Early Texas where he paints the Tonkawas as cannibals of a sort. In...

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