Nov 18 2014

"A son is a son till he takes him a wife, a daughter is a daughter all of her life." ~Irish Saying

Marcus C. Henderson was born in Tennessee in 1803. About 1823, he began his studies as a Methodist Episcopal minister. He first worked the Jones Valley circuit in Alabama.

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Nov 18 2014
Samuel Beall BrandBy 1856, Erastus Beall and his sons were engaged in a deadly fued with their neighbors in the Post Oak community (later Lavernia). C. G. Napier, representing the community of planters petitioned the Bexar County courts to enforce a "peace bond" of $1,000.00 against each of the brothers for a period of one year. 
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Nov 18 2014

OutlawCharles Patrick and Elizabeth Hogg Rowley’s third child, Robert (Bob) Rowley was born on 25 July 1860. As a youth, his behavior caught the attention of lawmen in San Antonio. On October 10, 1877, the San Antonio Express wrote, “A devilish youngster, Bob Rowley, created a disturbance in the eastern part of the city yesterday, and took flight to evade arrest.” When the Rowleys moved to their Wilson County farm, Bob’s penchant for violent and reckless behavior grew.

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Apr 05 2016
OutlawWilson County, Texas celebrated its sesquicentennial in 2010. The Wilson County Historical Commission and Wilson County Historical Society created events celebrating the County’s rich history. An event honoring past Wilson County Judges and Commissioners led to a call for family histories and photographs. Families came forward with a wealth of documents and photographs for each of the leaders except one: County Judge William B. Longworth. Longworth was a controversial County Judge during Reconstruction in Texas. In the folklore of Wilson County, Longworth has been considered a rascal who did no good.
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Nov 18 2014
Outlaw...As Martin arrived at the middle of the bridge Scarborough assured him that he would have safe passage. The two then proceeded toward El Paso and the meeting with Beulah. As they reached the American side, two men, hidden in a patch of sunflowers, stood with guns in hand. Martin jerked his pistol and was hit by eight slugs. His last words were reported to be, “Boys, I think you’ve killed me.” Beulah and John Wesley Hardin were the only mourners present when Martin was buried in Concordia Cemetery in El Paso. A few months later John Wesley Hardin joined him in eternity a couple of graves away. Hardin, it is believed, was killed by the very lawmen with whom he had failed to divide Martin’s bankroll...
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