George B. Danley

Erath County, Texas

    During 1867, Geo. B. Danley, who lived in Erath County, was helping Bobbie Sloan move cattle to Colorado or Arizona. When the cowmen reached the edge of the plains in West Texas, Geo. B. Danley was murdered by Indians, who succeeded in catching him a short distance from his companions. The savages then drove two or three thousand head of cattle away. Geo. B. Danley was buried on the lone prairie, where for sixty-two years the wild coyotes have howled over his lonely grave.

    Note: Author interviewed: Kye Danley, a brother, and others who lived in Erath County at the time.

The above story is from the book, The West Texas Frontier, by Joseph Carroll McConnell.

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