Jonas Dancer

    Jonas Dancer, a frontier preacher, numbered among the first settlers of Llano County. During May of 1860,some of the local citizens agreed to meet at a certain point for the purpose of blazing the ground to build a new church. Parson Dancer, traveling alone, left his home early but was massacred by Indians before reaching his destination.

    Note: The author personally interviewed Ike Maxwell, who lived in Llano County at the time. Also interviewed others.

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

Jonas Dancer story by Wilbarger

Jonas Dancer story by Wilbarger

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