Sometime during the same year (1870), A. B. Brown was killed, Dave Upton, a brother of Mrs. A. B. Brown, left the home of Ance Waldrop on Home Creek in Coleman County, to notify the citizens in the Trickham Community the Indians were depredating. As he traveled along alone and was within three or four miles of Trickham, Dave Upton was killed by Indians.
Note: Author personally interviewed John Coffee and W. A. Herring, early settlers of that section.
The above story is from the book, The West Texas Frontier, by Joseph Carroll McConnell.