In 1880 C. G. Napier was a media celebrity in San Antonio. His advice to farmers and ranchers about raising crops and animal husbandry was published in the San Antonio Express under the pseudonym of Greeley #2 and was widely read throughout south Texas. Greeley #2 traveled throughout Texas and wrote about people, places, and agricultural practices.
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.
Historians 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.