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George McQuerry

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Jack County, Texas

    About 1863, Geo. McQuerry, who lived with Jno. Wood in the Salt Hill Community, about ten miles north of the present town of Graford, started to Jacksboro. He was informed that if he would wait until the next day somebody would take him. But he was determined to go. When he reached a point about seven miles south and a little west of Jacksboro, the Indians murdered him, and his clothes were burnt from his body. He was also scalped.

    Note: Author personally interviewed James Wood, a son of John Wood, mentioned above; A.M. Lasater, B.L. Ham, Joe Fowler, M.V. (Tobe) Parmer, and others who lived in Jack and adjoining counties at the time.

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

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