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Burr Yarber in Montgue Co./ Hamilton news clipping
Posted by: Brenda Andrews (ID *****4725) Date: June 20, 2008 at 08:23:11
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I transcribe a newspaper article from 1949 about the life
of Alexander Blackburn Hamilton. This one paragraph is
all that is mentioned about Montague Co.

Alexander B. Hamilton lived most of his life in Indian Terr. & Pittsburg Co. OK.

He says: we then went to Fort Custer but I don't know
who he is referring to that made the trip running cattle up to Fort Custer. In the article he tells about riding
with Buffalo Bill for several days and viewing the battle of Custer defeat.


When I was 18, I went back to Texas to visit my sister and while there I went to work for a cattleman named Burr Yarber, in Montague County. I worked for him from 1873 to 1876. His son was captain of the Texas Rangers. In 1876 we went to Fort Custer to carry some cattle which the government had bought for food for the Indians there. It was our job to deliver them there.

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