Murder of Kechum Brother and Others

Concho County, Texas

    About 1869, the Kechum Bros, and three or four others, after moving a bunch of cattle to New Mexico, were returning home, and all were killed excepting one man, on the head of the Concho. Joe Warren escaped and reported to Taylor Vandeveer, who was the butcher at Fort Concho. They then reported to the soldiers, who sent out a detachment to bury the dead bodies of the boys that had been killed. Many people were of the opinion that these boys were not murdered by Indians.

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

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