About the time, or shortly after the killing of Creath and Francis
Renfro, the Indians also massacred William Lewis in Brown County.
John H. Christman and William Lewis, who were warm friends, moved
from Arkansas to Coryell County in 1854. Shortly afterwards, Mr. Lewis
moved over into Lampasas and during the year of 1857, moved on out
into Brown County. In a short time he was massacred by Indians and
about one hundred and fifty head of his horses driven away. When his
faithful friend, John H. Christman, heard of the tragedy, he saddled
his horse and rode about eighty miles to look after the interest of
Mr. Lewis' family.
Ref.: The author interviewed with Mrs. R. J. Logan, a daughter of
J. H. Christman, who remembers the occurrence; Harve Adams, who was
living in Brown County at the time or shortly afterward.
Further Ref.: 70 Years in Texas, by J. M. Franks
The above story is from the book, The West Texas Frontier, by
Joseph Carroll McConnell.