John P. Simpson Memoirs
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Brief Description: These memoirs cover the time period 1837 to 1845 and tell of Indian fighting, horse stealing, raids of white settlements, and scalping and other atrocities on both sides. He describes life as it was in Fannin County under the constant terror of attack. Excerpts from the Memoirs were published in the Bonham News in the 1880's. The collection is a typescript carbon made from a copy loaned to J. Evetts Haley by Ashley Evans of Bonham in 1933.
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East Texas Research Center
1936 North Street
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Phone: 936-468-4636
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Record Series Number: A/91
Created by: Simpson, J. P. (John P.) (1806-1884)
Volume: 1.0 Volumes
Subject Index
Fannin County (Tex.) -- History -- Sources
Indians of North America -- Texas
Indians of North America -- Wars -- 1815-1875
Simpson, J. P. (John P.), 1806-1884
Texas -- History -- To 1846