Posted By:Sheryl Williams
Subject:Light Family in Texas History
Post Date:October 26, 2007 at 12:01:33
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Just came across this info. Hope this link is helpful for researchers.


The Killing Of Mr. And Mrs. Light
C. L. Lewis, Fort Stockton, Texas.

Very sad account of the massacre of the Light family on Grindstone Creek in Parker county, 1869. Bill Light was an early settler of Parker county. His wife's maiden name was Mary Ann Porter.

Further mentions: The little boy, William Lee Light * Emma, a girl about nine years old * The old­est girl, Sarah Ann * Mrs. Light and baby * Grandfather Porter's place, about a mile from where they were killed * a man by the name of Tomlinson * Maxwell, who lived on the Brazos riv­er, about twelve miles south of Weath­erford, just a few miles above the mouth of Patrick's Creek, at the upper end of the Big Valley * Collin county * a brother-in-law, Jim Newberry * Huss Newberry and Elbert Doss *