Mrs. Sarah Ann Walker

Montague County, Texas

    Mrs. Sarah Ann Walker and three children, who lived in the Illinois Bend of Red River and in the northeastern part of Montague County, had been to visit a neighbor about six hundred yards away. When Mrs. Walker's brother was returning to his home in the Bend, he saw two Indians coming toward him, and they almost headed him off. The father's attention was then directed to the savages, and about that time one of his sons, said, "Sister is out that way."

    He then looked and exclaimed, "I see her coming." The father hurried to her rescue, and his appearance frightened the Indians away, but not until after Mrs. Sarah Ann Walker had been mortally wounded. But Mr. Campbell, the father succeeded in saving Mrs. Walker's three children.

    Note: Author interviewed W.A. (Bud) Morris and others who lived in Montague County at the time. Also corresponded with J.T. Campbell, a brother.

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

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