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King and Ake of San Saba, Mason, Menard County TX area
Posted by: Patricia Adkins-Rochette (ID *****6126) Date: March 13, 2007 at 14:34:14
In Reply to: Templeton, King, Martin, Henry by Rachel Scarborough of 592

Rachel Scarborough, re: San Saba County TX postings

Cheyrl Velten, San Saba County TX posting

I think your "King family" is represented as the 2 of 34 people who signed a petition that Major J.B. "Buck" Barry sent from Mason County TX ca. Mar 10, 1864 to Confederate Lt-Colonel James Bourland in Gainesville, Cooke County TX.

Below are (1) the petition of 34 Mason County TX area (Gillespie, Kimble, Llano, Mason, Menard, McCulloch, and San Saba) residents and (2) the cover letter that Major Barry sent. These handwritten records were very difficult to read so if you send me your e-mail address, I will gladly send you a copy of the handwritten record.

Patricia Adkins-Rochette, Duncan OK<<>>

(ca. Mar 3, 1864)

Lieut. Col. Barry, Commanding Frontier Battalion
       We the undersigned citizens of Mason, Menard, McCulloch, San Saba, Llano, Kimble, and Gillespie Counties beg leave to release to you that since the removal of Capt. [G.B.] Cooke’s company from Camp San Saba these counties have suffered more from Indians depredations themselves before the country seems to be literally swarming with Indians at present and has been so far ten or fifteen days the Indians have attacked several houses, killed women and children and carried some children off — one young lady, Miss Alice Todd from Mason County.
       We know the interest you feel in the frontier people. We know from personal knowledge of the great Indian (torn page) __ through the __ (torn) and especially (torn) across the San Saba River __ (torn)... bona fide in your __ use the force to the best possible advantage you feel therefore that we have only to __ (torn) have done in brief the actual condition __ (torn) here and you will return Capt. Cooke’s Company to the San Saba River if you can do __ we speak of that company, more particularly become many have their wives, their children, their mares, __ (torn) and must therefore (torn) __ deep personal interest in the welfare of this section.
       We are with high respect,
Verry truly
Your Obedient Servants,

Ake, G. [W.]
Coffee, [T.] L.
Coin, J. M.
Haney, T.
Hilliard, James       
Johnson, James [P.]
King, __
King, J. P.
Levy, J. S.       
Livingston, A.
Luce, D.L.
Mace, __              
McFarland, T.G.
McFarland, T.R.
Miller, A. J.
Miller, F. M.
Miller, Joseph
Miller, T. M.
Murray, W. T.
Reid, Wm. D.       
Singleton, G. M.       
Vanderver, A. L.
Vanderver, A. P. S.
Wilson, John ....(34 total listed)


Barry’s letter to Bourland

Mason County, Texas
received Mar 10, 1864

COLONEL [James Bourland, Gainesville TX]:
       Respectfully referred to the Comdg. Gen. through Col. Bourland, this being the same petition that has come from these people. The other I sent back advising them to make known their distress to the Comdg. Gen. of their District. I am satisfied that these depredations are contained within the state and __ (torn page) about the time the Kickapoos depredated on our Frontier. I am personally acquainted with Liege Todd and his family. Todd of Mason County is some thirty or so miles from the end of __ (torn) the Indians depredate where that is.

J.B. Barry, Lt. Col.
Comdg. Battalion, Tex.
Frontier Regt., C.S.Army

(Petition enclosed)       

per BP-DM4406-3O-190 (BOURLAND PAPERS)

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