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.

Kerr County, Texas

    During 1862, Sammy Lane, who lived about two miles west of Comfort, in the edge of Kerr County, started to the home of John Corner, who lived near the present town of Center Point. It was also Mr. Lane's mission to see about some of his hogs in that section. Since he did not return home by the following day, his son was sent to search for him, and soon learned that his father had not reached his destination. Searching parties were then sent out and the body of Sammy Lane found the third day, near the beautiful Guadalupe River, where he had been waylaid and killed by the savages. Mr. Lane was killed during an extremely foggy day, and no doubt, rode directly upon the Indians before he knew they were near.

    Note: Author personally interviewed D.M. Wharton and Steve McElroy who were living in Kerr County at the time. Also interviewed one or two others.

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

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