Hi, Charles, Charles here. I agree with you. I had also found the Duffau
that was County clerk of Milam County. Now, was Cameron , the present
county seat of the present Milam County, or Navasota.? I had a feeling it
was not the present Cameron as county seat during the Republic days.
I wonder, what was the name of the Indian who came from Missouri with
settlers in Hico, Duffau and Selden? He is buried at a flat rock between
the gates of the Indian Creek, (Pleasant Hill or Chigger Hill) cemetery,
opposite side of 281 from Selden exit. This Indian came with them like a
scout. Wonder what his name was? He was highly respected by those buried
in Indian Creek from Missouri and had assisted and scouted for them in
Erath County against apaches and Comanches.
There is a rock marked grave in David Carey's pasture between Jess Salter
House and the Channel Hile on the Duffau creek. It is of a pioneer wagon
I had read that idea of an Indian named Duffo or whatever in 40's and
50's in Erath county newspapers. the Cameron County clerk makes more
Charles A. Wyly
On Sun, 30 Jul 2000 18:26:40 -0700 Charles Blakley <geneb(a)htcomp.net>
My, my! The Handbook of Texas says the town of Duffau was named for
Indian named Duffo buried nearby!
And here I was under the impression that the town was named for
T. Duffau. county clerk of Milam County from 1846 to 1850, who
patents to two tracts of land just down the creek by that name in
County. Bosque Territory, which included Erath County, was previously
part of Milam.
I wonder if anyone knows where the Indian Duffo is buried....
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