all 200 pages have 10 to eo names on most pages. One set of Crocketts
are in Marilyn Giesekie Mills Ewers 's book for the Three Way |Schoo=l.
The Crocketts of Pony Creek had Beach, Rumph, and Gillentine connections-
or each shared other connections. The Crockett School site where Great
Great Uncle Ed Fleming taught was just west of Hurley and Wakefield land
across Hwy 67 from the new Selden Farm to Markett land. It was near Ida
Head Gristy and Ned Gristy , John Kay and Ida Minerva Wyly Kay land- his
prairie land on a prarie branch of the Duffau Creek which starts west of
the Cedar =Point Road from Evergreen to Cedar Point. The story Marilyn
recorded was on Txerath a few months ago. John Crockett was a regular
rider with Quantrell and Youngers and
Jesse James. After the Civil War and Reconstruction had forced many to
move south from Missouri, he took an extended working vacation in Old
Mexico and returned to Pony Creek area. He is buried in Quannah, Texas
after he was the vi=ctim of a gun accident
while hunting with his son In law, a Beach. He had killed his son in
law's brother at Pony Creek when they were riding towards his house with
guns drawn. He was an old Tennessee Rifleman. By strange coincidence- or
was it? he settled across the Paluxy a few miles from Davey Crockett's
wife is buried at Acton, Texas. He had a friend at Chalk Mountain, a
Mullins, who had a family member hanged in Missouri with others of
Quantrill's Raiders- this one was 13 when the Carpetbag law hanged him.
John was also an associate of the father of William Roberts, father of
Brushy Bill Roberts, Hico, Texas AKA, apparently, Billy The Kid , who was
taught to ride and shoot by the James Bros., in the Cherokee Strip in
Oklahoma age 13, before his aunt, a McCarty recently married to a Bonney
moved him to New Mexico.
This puzzle is still being assembled. Several writers are still finding
pieces, . My cousin the granddaughter of the John Kay above, is doing
her third book- Janie Furman of Alomogordo, New Mexico, She and others
indicated that the Spanish legends of Billy the kid, their friend and
defender, are just now surfacing- in last 30 years or so, Her Prof at
Texas Tech encouraged research on the above topics. Dr. janary Valdez of
DeSoto, Texas has written a long poem based on the traditions of Spanish
land Grant owners who have fought for their claims since the U'S. took
the western territory and Anglo squaters tried to homestead land owned by
Spanish for centuries. on the Pecos and Rio Grande into Colorado.
Other Crocketts are buried in Indian Creek and other cemeteries south and
east of Stephenville. Some had Missouri roots.
Have more detail on John Crockett if you need it.
On Mon, 28 Feb 2000 22:57:52 -0800 NitaUno(a)aol.com writes:
Would someone pleae do me a favor and check the Grand Ole Erath book
Crocketts, Danleys, or Parkers. Thanks, Nita
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