In a message dated 04/22/2001 1:35:34 PM US Mountain Standard Time,
I was recently in Dallas Library and came across a book titled "Erath
Texas, Marks and Brands, 1867-1884". Can anyone tell me what type of
information would be contained in, I suppose an application for a Brand? I
found 7 entries with my ancestor's names and now I am very curious about
type of record. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
It actually shows a drawing of their registered brand. A cousin of mine used
hers to illustrate a reunion invitation.
But seriously, you would register your brand very quickly after arriving, or
after buying your first cows, so it would probably be one of the very
earliest records of your ancestors in any locality. In other words, they
just got there a day or two before that date.
Elayne Pair Gibbons
Pair family - any time - any place - <A