re- read your message. Wonder if they sang on KFPL (Kind Friends please
with main studio in Dublin and a branch in Arch Evans tire store lobby in
Stephenville, behind the old First Methodist Church. Also, the King
Abstract and kin in Stepohenville were the family of Governor Augustus
King of Missouri and also John Sevier descendants, as I am 8 generations
back. They owned Erath County land.
The Great King Ranch of Texas was not in Erath County but in in South
Texas towards Corpus Christi and was run by a merchant seaman or captain
named King with an unknown past.. I have reason to believe he was kin to
the Kings of Stephenville but was alienated from them for some reason
History only knows. I got this idea from a lady descended from the
Stephenville and Missouri King families and no longer have her name and
address. I saw her only once when she was a desk clerk and my wife and
nephew and his family were on vacation. . Some believe he and later,
George Parr of Duvall were financed by international shipping interests
, rival of the Kennedy interests, and they also backed Lyndon
Johnson.when he won an election by a landslide of 23 viotes from a small
box overlooked in the first count. in Duval County.
On Friday or Saturday nights rural schools used to sing on KFPL. We from
Johnsville sang a song from the 1936 Texas School Books about the Yellow
Rose of Texas, written by Black cowboys about the Mulato former Alabama
slave girl who became a spy for Sam Houston in Santa Anna's Camp. The
present Stephenville Radio station is KSTV on the same band as Nashville,
Tenn. where we used to hear the Grand Old Opry from Nashville.
Carl W. Turnbow was sheriff and Blackie Martin was his deputy in
Stephenville and later Mr. Martin became sheriff and his deputy was "
Sonny boy" Roberts- nickname- can't remember his real name. Were these
Martins descendants of Gen. Joseph Martin of Georgia, 1800 or his dad
Joseph Martin" Gen. Martin was also son in law of Jesse Walton and Nancy
Ward- 2 lines- and sold the Traveller's Inn of Jesse Walton to James
Rutherford Wyly and Sarah Hawkins Clark Wyly (Gov. Sevier's
granddaughter) at Toccoa, Ga. State Militia Gen. Wyly- of 1790-1850's was
Great Grandad's grandad.
Were these Martins and Wards and Waltons represented in the 1865- 36
wagon train sponsored by Wylys of Habersham County , Ga. and Atlanta
Cotton Yard, part of that wagon train which arrived in Stephenville in
1868? Many of their marriages, performed by Dr. & Rev. Hatchett of
Chipley ( Pine Mountain) Ga. and in Texas before 1845 are in the Bosque
County records in Meridian- their land was first recorded in Waco then
Meridian as Erath County grew.
Take care, Charles Wyly