Isaac F. Knight

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.

Jack County, Texas

    We are not certain when this massacre occurred. But since it happened sometime during the sixties, it will be reported at this time. Isaac F. Knight, according to reports, was guarding horses on the J.B. Earhart ranch, near the eastern line of Jack County. He was alone at the time, and whether or not he went to sleep, no one knows. Nevertheless, Indians slipped up and shot two arrows into his chest, killing him almost instantly. When he was found, he still had his six-shooter in his hand. Isaac F. Knight was survived by his wife and one son, Savil Knight. Mrs. Knight later married Jno. Brown and moved to California.

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

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