States: Texas: Uvalde
I'm so glad that someone is interested in this site. Did you know it is one of the four monuments on the Uvalde County Seal? I will be in Texas on the 26th; hope to get to Uvalde County by the 30th. My gg grandfather, William Smith Thompson, and his wife built a ranch that is now the Kincaid Ranch. I just found this out by reading the new book Coyote Songs. I want to be sure and visit that if I can. William was murdered before the house was built, but his wife, Nancy Jane Watson Thompson went ahead and had it completed. Pretty strong woman; she was also six months pregnant with her seventh child. My great grandfather was raised there, and then she sold to the Kincaid family. I can't believe that I've been to that area so many times and never knew that the house was so beautiful and still standing even though it has been remodeled.
One question, have you ever run across any Allens in your research? One of my toughest lines has been the parents of Thomas Hammer's first wife, Martha Jane Allen. Their names were George and Lina Allen and they took the children by Martha Jane after Thomas was murdered. I know that George went in the Civil War in his 50's. They had land near Fort Inge, and originally owned the land that Thomas Hammer lived on. Their granddaughter, Dorilla, married George Smylie Johnson and they lived and raised their children in Sabinal.
George Allen came to Texas in 1831, and I don't understand why there are so few people, in fact none, researching this family. Love to hear from you.