Sam B. Jennings

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.

Lampasas County, Texas

    Sam Jennings, who lived about one mile north of the town of Adamsville, in Lampasas County, repeatedly tied one of his favorite horses under the unfloored porch of his dwelling. One bright moonlight night, about 1868, when this horse became disturbed, Mr. Jennings looked out, and saw a lone Indian dodging from tree to tree, and working his way toward the horse. When the Indian was within reasonably close firing distance, Mr. Jenning's muzzle loading shotgun echoed loudly during the still hours of a moonlight night, and the next morning this savage lay dead on the ground.

    Note: Author interviewed W.J. Patterson, who lived about one mile away at the time.

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

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