Nov 18 2014
During the winter of 1838, the Cherokees in Tennessee began their forced march on the “Trail of Tears”. The march began in Red Clay, Tennessee, capital of the Cherokee Nation. Chief John Ross’s wife, Daniel Ross Coodey’s aunt, died on the trail. Daniel Ross Coodey, a leader in the Cherokee nation came to Bexar County, Texas and purchased the site of Cottage Hill.
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Nov 18 2014
David S. Trainer registered his cattle brand in Bexar County in 1854, he declared that he resided on the Cibolo.
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Nov 18 2014

Man with ? FaceHistorians struggle with the fear that an error or omission will produce faulty conclusions. The contributions of Joseph N. Dornstin were attributed to another good man by an historian who claimed that Dornstin changes both his given and surnames.

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Nov 18 2014

James H. McMahon was born in Ireland July 10, 1830. About 1848, McMahon immigrated to the United States. He settled in Kentucky, where he worked as a carpenter while studying medicine. 

By 1860, Dr. McMahon was practicing medicine in Bardstown, Kentucky. On September 29, 1864, he was mustered into the 54th Kentucky Infantry as an assistant surgeon at Louisville, Kentucky by special request of the Governor of Kentucky . McMahon was mustered out of the Union Army September 1, 1865 in Louisville.

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Nov 18 2014
Edward Hall Cunningham was among a few Texans who made the transition from slave holding planter before the Civil War to baron of industry. His wealth and influence became the thing of legend. The success of his business, based on the use of convict labor, made him a controversial figure admired by some and reviled by others. 
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