Thomas Norris

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.

Clay County, Texas

    During the early days, Clay County was noted for its ranches, and several of her ranchmen forfeited their lives in the hands of the Indians, while pursuing their chosen profession.

    During December 1865, Tom Norris was killed by the Indians on the old Dumas Ranch, south of the present city of Henrietta.

    Ref: W.A. (Bud) Morris, Montague, and a letter found among the old files at Austin, in the archives of the state library, and written by Wm. Fanning, County Judge, Montague County, Texas.

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

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