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.

San Saba County, Texas

    During 1863, Mr. Merrimond, who spent the night in San Saba, started home horseback and was driving a yoke of steers. At the time, he lived on the Colorado, twenty-three miles north and west of San Saba. After going only five miles, he was slain by the savages and the branch on which he was killed is called Merrimond Branch today because of this murder. It was about one week later before his body was found. Merrimond was buried without a coffin where he lay.

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

Merryman story by Wilbarger

The above story is from Indian Depredations in Texas by J.W. Wilbarger.

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