Head (Lorenzo) Riley

Jack County, Texas

    During November of 1869, the Indians killed Head Riley. He was alone and a short distance from the house where he lived on Bean Creek in Jack County, and about twelve miles east of Jacksboro. Head Riley was about twenty-one years old, and unmarried.

    Note: Author interviewed A.M. Lasater; Joe Fowler; James Wood; and B.L. Ham.

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


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