About 1873, Ben, Xury, and N.B. Pulliam, were camped with some Mexican
hired hands on Tartuga Creek, several miles south of Uvalde. Three of
their horses had been missing, so about nine o'clock one morning, after
Ben Pulliam had found them, he was about two miles southeast of the
camp, driving the horses. Xury Pulliams, a brother, and a Mexican or
two, were about one mile away. When Xury rode upon a hill, he saw the
Indians after Ben, who fired about six shots, and the Indians, an equal
number. N.B. Pulliam was hurrying in that direction, for he too, had
previously heard the shooting. But when Ben was reached, he had been
killed by the savages, who fled away.
Note: Author interviewed: N.B. Pulliam, mentioned above: E.L. Downes;
Tom Brown; and other early settlers of Uvalde County.