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Cynthia Ann Parker - a Texas legend On May 19, 1836, Fort Parker was attacked by several hundred Caddo, Comanche and Kiowa. They killed several of its inhabitants. During the raid the Comanches seized five captives, including Cynthia Ann. Within 6 years, all the captives had been returned to their white families, except Cynthia Ann who remained with the Indians for almost twenty-five years, forgot white ways, and became thoroughly Comanche.
William "Uncle Billie" Killough ... last living survivor of the Killough Massacre of 1838. It was the largest massacre of white immigrants in East Texas (18 killed). They were attacked by Cherokees upon whose land the Killough family settled. The land, ceded to the Cherokee by a treaty signed by Sam Houston, was never ratified in congress.
THE REAL LIFE AND TIMES OF JUDGE ROY BEAN: Any six-year-old boy can tell you that when it comes to cowboys, good guys wear white hats and bad guys wear black hats. If that’s true, then the man who is the topic of today’s Campfire Chronicle story probably should have worn a gray hat. You may think you know a lot about the infamous Judge Roy Bean, but when it comes to the REAL Judge Roy Bean, chances are that you don’t know Bean(s)! Read on! #wildwest #history