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Kendall Lofton

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Montague County, Texas

    During October 1866, Kendall Lofton, who lived in Montague county, and who was on his way to Spanish Fort, had gotten a few miles north of Montauge, when several Indians came screaming toward him. He ran about one mile, and when he reached Red Creek, he left his horse, took up a little branch, and went into a small cave nearby. Here he made the Indians stand back, but he had already been mortally wounded. In a short time, he died. He was buried where he fell.

    Note: Author personally interviewed: W.A. (Bud) Morris, who lived in Montague County at the time.

    Further Ref.: Archives on file in the State Library at Austin.

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

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