During 1874, Robert Leslie told his wife to prepare an early breakfast,
for he had to attend court in Comanche. Shortly afterwards, he left
his residence, which was about nine miles northeast of Comanche, and
went out about one-half mile from the house to find his saddle pony.
Somebody heard a gun fire, and when Robert Leslie failed to return,
searching parties failed to find him. But when the daughters went
to hunt the milk cows, they found their father mortally wounded, but
still alive. Robert Leslie stated he was wounded by Indians, but was
not scalped. He died, however, a few hours later.
The above story is from the book, The West Texas Frontier, by
Joseph Carroll McConnell.