J. H. Parr and Others Fight in 1867

    During 1867, J. H. Parr and Charlie J. Keith had started for a load of wood. Keith was driving an ox-wagon, and Parr was horseback, and riding in the lead. After riding upon a divide, he saw some Indians, and motioned with his hands, as if calling rangers, that were nowhere around. Nevertheless, the Indians rapidly rode away. J. H. Parr went about one-fourth mile was of Alexander, and raised a posse of men, who followed the Indians' trail. The savages were encountered about six miles to the southwest, but only a part of the men were willing to fight and J. H. Parr was included in the number. He shot and wounded one savage out of the six, and when the Indians were later seen there were only five. No doubt, this wounded Indian died.

    Note: Author interviewed: Berry Parr, son of J. H. Parr.

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

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