|"THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE........." and Other Poems.....by Cowboy Poet DARIN BROOKMAN|
|NAME||BIRTH DATE||DEATH DATE|
|BALFOUR, HENRY DAWSON||August 19, 1918||January 27, 1938|
|BALFOUR, MYRA MAY||July 20, 1888||September 27, 1942|
|BALFOUR, WILLIAM CARBON||July 13, 1862|
|March 5, 1935|
|BALFOUR, JAMES ANDERSON||September 20, 1924||August 30, 1936|
|UREN, UNCLE BILLIE||Aye Ahoy||77 Years|
|LENARD, UNCLE JACK||November 27, 1909||.|
|McCORMICK, ELIZABETH (FRENCHY)||August 11, 1852||January 12, 1941|
|McCORMICK, M||February 17 1846||October 7, 1912|
|WAGNER, KENNY||August 12, 1941||December 7, 1992|
COMMENTS....Some Headstones are damaged or missing!|
Yenasa Briggs wife of Theo Biggs "Simply To the Cross I Cling"
Wm C Balfour "He died as he lived an honorable man"
Uncle Jack Lenard "One of Custer's Gallant Scouts"
Elizabeth McCormick -Monument Erected by ex-Boys Ranchers
and interested friends 1965
List typed from records at Cal Farley's Boys Ranch. October 27, 2001... jpc
The first permanent settlement of the Texas Panhandle is considered to have begun in 1876. Late that spring Charles Goodnight, ex-Texas Ranger and trail blazer, drove a heard of cattle from New Mexico to a tributary of the Canadian and on to Palo Duro Canyon early the next year. In September 1876, New Mexico sheepman CASIMERO ROMERO brought his family to settle at future TASCOSA on the Canadian in what would become Oldham County. His entourage included 3,000 sheep with their herders, plus 12 freight wagons loaded with lumber, supplies and household goods.
The same year that ROMERO and GOODNIGHT entered the Panhandle, the citizens of Texas voted to accept a new state constitution, replacing the one forced on them at the close of the Civil War. Included in the reshuffling and reorganization was a act dividing the unorganized territories in western Texas and the Panhandle into counties.
|USGenWeb||TXGenWeb||Cemeteries of Texas|
|Moore County,TX||Sunray,TX||Coaly Orchard|
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