Indians Murder Mr. Hardin’s Son

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.

Bandera County, Texas
Indians Murder Mr. Hardin's Son

Mr. Hardin's son, about sixteen years of age, left their home and was hunting beeves on the divide between Indian Creek and the Middle Verde, perhaps, in the northern part of Medina County or in Bandera and was killed by the Indians. When night came and he failed to return, a searching party was sent out and the young man found murdered and scalped in the Middle Verde.

Ref.: Pioneer Hist. of Bandera County., by J. Martin Hunter.

Note: Author interviewed: Mrs. Augustus McDonald, who then lived in that section.

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

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