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Vol 02 No. 06 - March 1925

Ben Thompson wins a Tombstone

It was said of the notorious desperado Ben Thompson, "to offend him was to invite extermination". Probably had more killings to his credit than any man in Texas. Activities around Austin, feud with newspaper man, Col. Cardwell. Gambles in card game and wins a marble tombstone, but is buried in an unmarked grave – this is his story.

Killing of Billy the Kid

The True and detailed story of his Death as related by John W. Poe to E. A. Brininstool in 1919. (Includes photo from old tintype of Billy the Kid taken shortly before his death). Speaks of Pat Garrett, (also has photo) sheriff of Lincoln Co, where Billy was in jail. Billy escapes just a few days before he was to be executed. Garrett hunts and pursues the Kid and finds him in Fort Sumner and the events surrounding his death on July 14, 1881 are described in great detail from eye-witness view.

The Old Frontier; Events Of Long Ago

By W. K. Baylor: "THAT RED-HEADED MAN", account of white man who joined in with Comanche Indians (he was "red on the inside"). Account describes this man’s pillaging and blood-shedding along with other scoundrels and Comanches. Speaks of Jack Co and massacres of McKinney family, Mason and Camerons, and brutal killing of Collins. Who was this vicious creature?

A Frontier Home

By T. U. Taylor.

Describes home located in the forks of Bear Creeks, Parker Co. It was on the real frontier – border of raw Indian country. Describes life and routine in excellent detail: cooking, cleaning, schooling, social life, family life, adventures, fears and conquests.

The Faithful Dog On The Frontier

I.D. Ferguson. Fort Belknap and events in 1864– wilderness of the far West at that time. Speaks of the town of Elm Creek where lived a certain George Bragg. His friend Dock Wilson is attacked by Indians at his front door which led to brutal fight. Indians (800-1000 or so) then went for Mrs. Fitzpatrick’s where loyal dog fiercely sought to withstand the marauders but was found later with 15 arrows – a sign of his valor and courage. Indians proceeded to annihilate in brutal fashion – account is very sad.

The Adventures Of Jack Dobell

5th Installment (we have the others – just ask) – J. C. Duval. More on events of Mexican war around Coletto, Goliad…of Col. Fannin, Holliday and the daring & incredible escape of Wm. Hunter. Gripping story.

The Manuel Flores Fight

By Charles Badden

Flores, working for Mexican Gov’t after defeat of Santa Anna, still tries to repossess Texas for Mexicans. Being pursued by Rangers, he flees and is killed on banks of San Gabriel River. Martha Emmons, Edward Burleson, James C. Rice, William Wallace, Wilbarger, Albert Sidney Johnston.

Some names in this volume:

Capt Mike Adams; Allstrom; Dot Babb; Charles Badden; Barker; Dr Barnard; Buck Barry; J. B. Barry; Bass; Baylor; Bedford; Bell; Chief Black Eagle; George Bragg; Brininstool; Brown; F. M. Buckelew; Rev F. M. ; Edward Burleson; Gen Burleson; Col Cardwell; John Col Cardwell; U. T. (Buck) Chamberlain; Sgt Christal; Connelley; Vincente Chief Cordova; C. M. Chief Justice Cureton; Capt Jack Cureton; William E. Cureton; Charles Curtis; Davenport; T. S. Dennis; Mrs T. S. Dennis; Samuel Doak; Dobell; Dobie; J. C. Duval; Martha Emmons; Fannin; I. D. Ferguson; Manuel Flores; Calvin Gage; Sheriff Pat Garrett; ; Capt J. B. Gillett; Charles Goodnight; Hardin; Perry Harmon; Hay; Houston; J. V. Howell; Billy Johnson; Albert Sidney Johnston; Layton; Henry Cabot Lodge; Jim Long; Pete Maxwell; Peter Maxwell; ; Capt Bill McDonald; Col McFad; Capt Miller; Nona; Bob Ollinger; Paine; Dr Frank Paschal; John W. Poe; Col J. M. Polk; Sgt Pollard; Reagan; Lt James C. Rice; Capt Rogers; Saunders; E. G. Senter; Dr Shackleford; Billy Simms; Small; Smith; Capt J. M. Strayhorn; Strickland; John L. Sullivan; Billy Sunday; T. U. Taylor; Ben Thompson; Big Foot Wallace; William; Washburn; Luke Watts; White; Elder Wight; Dock Wilson; Young; Youmans.

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Glad to get networked with you Jim. I have really had a lot of success  with my research thanks to Frontier Times and yourself of course. Mr.  Hunter was a God send in helping record enough information to help  future generations track our history. When our families arrived here in  Texas they were ahead of government, counties, etc. so it is a great  task to piece together details. Thanks and have a Merry Christmas  brother!