the first removal of tribes was by Pres. Lamar, 1840's not by U.S.
Records of Sons of Republic of Texas might help some families. R.E.B.
Baylor & his volunteer Rangers had removed many by 1865- but with the
Civil War Indians left Oklahoma and West Texas and New Mexico and moved
back into settled areas. Erath County families lived for weeks at a time
in the largest house near them for mutual protection. At Johnsville it
was on Cox land, later English land and several families stayed there .
in a 2 story house. Underwoods on Paluxy had rock 2story homes.
You mentioned Chisum- check 3 spellings. John Chisum or Chisolm settled
the Concho valley Big Springs to San Angelo for grazing purposes and
drove cattle on Goodnight Loving Trail.
Jesse Chisum of Broken Bow, Ok. was half Choctaw or Cherokee and drove
his first cattle to Illinois for Chicago market- roughly the prehistoric
Ozark Pig Trail on Ouachita Mountain Ridge. John Chisolm- also half
Cherokee, ran freight wagons from Yukon, Oklahoma north across Cherokee
Strip to to Abilene , Kansas for Government Indian reservations and had
a store where cowhands bought supplies on trail drives.
I knew one man in Meridian said he had driven Cattle with the John
Chissum of the Concho Valley who had lived in Erath County. If the same
Chisum he said Mr. Chissum had a Black or Indian mix bloodline cook on
his chuck wagon She had 2 sons who settled in Grapevine, Texas area on
land given them by Mr. Chissum, whichever one it was, and ran stores
there past 1950. The Concho Chissum apparently had trade connections to
Bosque County Kuykendall land & Cattle of Clifton. In later years,
Kuykendalls rrucked cattle to Wyoming summer pasture. My Great
Grandmother Ella Hatchett Wyly's sister married one of these Kuykendalls
The cemetery you seek could be Oak Dale ( a little close), Huckaby,
Hanibal- Pea Ridge, Morgan Mill. Beyond 10 miles would be Lipan,
Lingleville, Caddo, Mingus, Thurber, Johnson Ranch (Thurber) and others.
Charles A. Wyly
On Tue, 31 Oct 2000 22:39:03 -0800 DEWQUINN(a)aol.com writes:
My great-grandfather, Phillip A. HAIRSTON, and many of his family
lived in Erath County during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Other
associated with this family were THOMPSON, CHISUM, GRESHAM, NOAH,
GILBERT. Phillip's parents were John L. and ELIZA HAIRSTON. Oral
history leads me to believe that Eliza may have been Cherokee. I
received a letter from another HAIRSTON descendant who wrote the
"There is a possibility that some of our relations are buried in the
town 10 miles north of Stephenville. Some of them hid out in cover
keep from being shipped out like cattle to the Oklahoma Indian
I feel sure they are buried in this cemetery."
Would anyone know the name of this town and the names of any
that area? Would Eliza and her children have been shipped to
Oklahoma if her
husband was not an Indian? When would this have happened?
Diana Bryan Quinn
Virginia Beach, VA
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