William Bailey & D.B. Green

Michael has a BA in History & American Studies and an MSc in American History from the University of Edinburgh. He comes from a proud military family and has spent most of his career as an educator in the Middle East and Asia. His passion is travel, and he seizes any opportunity to share his experiences in the most immersive way possible, whether at sea or on the land.

Montague County, Texas

    December 23, 1866, Wm. Bailey and D.B. Green, two boys about eighteen years of age, who lived on Sandy Creek in Montague County, were out together in search of a pony. When they had gone about one-half mile from the latter's home, both were killed by about eleven Indians. When the boys failed to return they were soon found, and later buried in the same grave.

    Note: Author personally interviewed W.A. (Bud) Morris and others.

    Further Ref: History of Montague County, by Mrs. W.R. Potter, and a report of Indian depredations for the years 1865 and 1866 made about that time, by Wm. Fanning, County Judge of Montague County. This report is on file in the Archives in the State Library in Austin.

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

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