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Re: Elias M Eubank and wife Elizabeth,massacred about 1837-1840 in Nacog.County
Posted by: Susan Griffith (ID *****5216) Date: February 04, 2013 at 10:51:03
In Reply to: Elias M Eubank and wife Elizabeth,massacred about 1837-1840 in Nacog.County by shirley chandler of 514

Hi Shirley,

I have also been trying to confirm the story about Elias M Eubank and his wife being killed by Indians around 1840. A couple of her brothers with the last name of Thompson were also supposed to have been killed at the same time.I have looked high and low for a cemetery or mention of the incident as a matter of public record and I have come up with nothing. The lack of information about something so traumatic makes me somewhat skeptical about the story.
There is a 1837-1840 journal by Thomas S McFarland published by the Newton Co Texas Genealogy society in 1980 that mentions the Eubanks fairly often since he marries one of the Eubank daughters, Elizabeth in 1837. It gives the death of his mother-in-law Elizabeth Eubank as Aug 3 1839 with the cause as brain fever and consumption. If there had been an Indian massacre, you would think it would have been newsworthy enough to write down in the journal! Then again, T McFarland seems pretty distracted by his own travels and business dealings and they lived out in Sabine county and might not have gotten all the news?.
I would be interested to know if you have found out anything else about this incident or the family in general. This is my father's mother's direct family line.


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