Indians Capture Negro on Currey's Creek in Kendall County
About 1868, a Mr. Clark and a negro about twelve years of age, were charged by Indians about ten o'clock in the while driving a cow on Currey's Creek in Kendall County. Clark escaped but the negro was captured. Fred and Charlie Burkman, Frank Eastwood, Buck Blevins, Joe Wright, and W.T. Gourley followed the Indians for fifteen or twenty miles in a westerly direction, unable to overtake them. The fate of the negro was never known. Judge Valentine Gates, however, found a skeleton several years later, and it has been generally surmised these bones were the remains of the negro boy.
Note: Author Interviewed those mentioned in the preceding section.
The above story is from the book, The West Texas Frontier, by
Joseph Carroll McConnell.