Seeking info on Barnard families. I have a book called JAKE BELL, RANGE
RIDER, written by Upton Barnard, dated as a gift, 1954.It referrs
to many incidents of frontier life for Range riders- and frontier
living. Itwasfiction based on real incidents . He was retired then
and ran a small cafe on Fort Worth Highway across the Bosque near
Ray's Rock Garden and first location of the first Riggs Machine and
Welding shop in Stephenville. .
Was he connected to George Bernard of Glen Rose? George ran the Trading
House Creek near Waco, and when he married Juana Cavasos he moved to
Glen Rose and built a Grist mill on the Paluxy River in present City
limits of Glen Rose.Clifton -Bosque County Museum sold the books
about Juana . Some reported the mill to be near Chalk Mountain. I do not
consider over 12 miles as being nearby. Chalk Mountain, once got its
mail from Walnut Springs. when the Texas central, then Katy RR had shops
and a college. Juana was a daughter of a Spanish Land Grant owner near
the coast and was captured by Comanche Indians. She was accepted by
them for several years, then was brought to Tradinghouse Creek and
traded for rifles and blankets. Then she married George.
When Cynthia Ann Parker and her newest baby were brought to central
Texas by Texas Rangers, they left her and the baby with Juana and George
for a few weeks, mainly because they both spoke the same Indian
language. The Glen Rose Barnard's Mill had 4 foot thick walls on Paluxy
River with a waterwheel for power. It was later a clinic for Glen Rose,
then a Doctor's office, with added rooms.
What was connection between Upton and George?
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