About 1873, Jake Dofflemyre, while out hunting stock alone, was killed by Indians about three miles southwest of Trickham in Coleman County. He was killed about noon but the Indians failed to recover his horse, which ran home. So his wife sent out a searching party to find him. John Fiveash and John R. Beasley were the first to locate Jake Dofflemyre.
Note: Author personally interviewed J. R. Beasley, W. W. Hunter and others.
The above story is from the book, The West Texas Frontier, by Joseph Carroll McConnell.