Nov 18 2014
Susan Goodloe BrandIn 1855, the Goodloes settled in Bexar County, Texas, purchasing 1500 acres of land in the Jose Maria Rodriguez survey on the Cibolo. In 1856, Susan Goodloe registered a brand in Bexar County, stating that she and Albert lived on the Cibolo. When Susan’s brother, Smith Mattison died,  she inherited his estate and used the proceeds to purchase property in East Bexar County.
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Nov 18 2014

Anton

 Anton would say: ‘Trust God but get a receipt from the priest.” 


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Nov 18 2014
Ranger BadgeMuch has been written about Gus Gildea. During the late 19th and early 20th century he visited or corresponded with newspaper offices in Texas and New Mexico and recounted his experiences. While interesting and colorful, Gildea’s information was often contradictory and self-promoting. However, official records reveal that Gus Gildea cut a broad swath through the Wild West. 
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Feb 26 2015

Bexar County Slave patrols had the power to enter property and search without a warrant, arrest and punish slaves with lashes. They were empowered to arrest whites they believed associated with, assisted or incited slaves. The members of the slave patrols were entitled to full shares of rewards paid by slaveholders for the return of their slaves. 

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Feb 26 2015

QuillIn his own words, former slave Felix Haywood tells us of his life on the Goodloe Plantation on the Cibolo.

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