Henry Jones

Stephens County, Texas

    About 1871, Henry Jones who was preparing to start to school at old Picketville the following Monday, went out to see about a pony he had staked about one mile west of the present town of Breckenridge. It was about Wednesday, and Jones was alone. The Indians came up and began shooting and a Mr. Evans, gathering cattle a short distance, away, could hear the firing. He ordered his cowhands to go in that direction for fear somebody was in distress. When they refused to go, however, each of them were discharged. When Jones was reached, he was already dead.

    Note: Author interviewed: Mrs. Fundreburg; Will C. Boggs; and other early settlers of Stephens County

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

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