James Little

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Mason County, Texas

    James Little lived in Kimble County on Jim Little Creek and numbered among the first settlers of that section. James Little had started alone to Mason County and after he had gone about fifteen miles, the Indians killed him on Salt Branch near the lines of Kimble and Mason County. This massacre occurred about 1863. James Little's body was found the succeeding day.

    Note: Author personally interviewed Mrs. Augustus McDonald and Oscar McDonald who lived within a few miles of Mr. Little's home at the time or shortly afterwards.

    Further Ref.: Hunter's Magazine, January and February 1912.

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

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