James Knight

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Bosque County, Texas

    During the same day, and at some time in the evening, the Indians charged and killed James Knight. He was working for John Pancake and Wm. Babb, who lived on Neil's Creek, about four miles south of Cranfill Gap. This young man when killed was cutting timber for building purposes, about one half mile west of the Pancake home in Hamilton County. He was scalped.

    Ref.: Before writing this article, the author personally conferred with Mrs. L.M. Blackwell, J.M. Robertson, and others, who were living in that section at the time; Col. Buck Barry's diary; the Vital Statistics of the U. S. Census for 1860. The author interviewed George White, son of the Rev. John S. White; George Crawford, Dan Hollond, and others who were living in this section of the state at the time. Also conferred with Mrs. L.M. Blackwell, who personally saw the Indians chasing the preachers. Vital Statistics of the U. S. Census for 1860.

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

The above story is from the book Indian Depredations in Texas by J.W. Wilbarger.

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