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Pleasant Boyd

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Hood County, Texas

    During the summer of 1866, Pleas Boyd was herding cattle about two miles south of Lipan, when several savages charged upon him. He was armed with a six-shooter, only two chambers of which would shoot; and the pony he was riding was not exceptionally fast. As a consequence, in his race for life, Pleas Boyd was soon killed.

    A short time afterwards, Bidge Gilbert and Frank Hill, who were going to a roundup on the Divide between the Kickapoo and Paluxy, found Pleas Boyd dead and scalped.

    Note: Author interviewed: Geo. Hill, James Newberry, and others.

    Further Ref: History of the Regulators and Modulators, by Jno. W. Middleton, Archives in the State Library at Austin.

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

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