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Murder of Mr. Jackson

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Blanco County, Texas

    About 1866, Mark Steward, and a Mr. Jackson, who lived on the Burnet and Blanco County line, near Cypress Creek, about fifteen miles southeast of Marble Falls, were out hunting hogs a short distance from the latter's home. The Indians killed Mr. Jackson, but Mark Steward escaped.

    Note: Author interviewed: C. Dorbant, an early settler of that section, and one or two others who lived in Blanco County.

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

Jackson story by Wilbarger

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

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