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James K.P. Wright

Young County, Texas During June 1874, James P. Wright and a Mexican, employed by J.C. Loving, were sent out to ride the range. Wright and the Mexican agreed to separate and work in different directions, in order to expedite the handling of cattle...

Tonkawas

Young County, Texas Enemy of the Comanche, this tribe scouted and fought for Texans and the army but were forced into Indian Territory in the late 1850s. Viciously attacked in the early 60s, the remnants wandered back across the Red River to...

The Tackett Fight

Young County, Texas Pleasant Tackett, a Methodist minister, settled in Parker County in 1854. Two years later he moved his family to Young County, and numbered among the first settlers of that section. The Tackett home was located on the old Fort...

Frank Taylor

Young County, Texas During June of 1869, the Indians killed Frank Taylor, who carried the mail from Belknap to Jacksboro. Frank Taylor had gone about ten miles east of Belknap, and was riding in an old backboard buggy. Frank Taylor was scalped and...

Jesse Stem

Young County, Texas By virtue of an order from the office of Indian Affairs, dated November 25, 1850, Jesse Stem, of Piffin, Ohio, was appointed special Indian Agent for the Department of Texas. In this capacity he served for several years and many...

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