Robert Leslie

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Comanche County, Texas

    During 1874, Robert Leslie told his wife to prepare an early breakfast, for he had to attend court in Comanche. Shortly afterwards, he left his residence, which was about nine miles northeast of Comanche, and went out about one-half mile from the house to find his saddle pony. Somebody heard a gun fire, and when Robert Leslie failed to return, searching parties failed to find him. But when the daughters went to hunt the milk cows, they found their father mortally wounded, but still alive. Robert Leslie stated he was wounded by Indians, but was not scalped. He died, however, a few hours later.

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

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