Monthly Archives: March 2020

The Texas Highsmith Family

Even under the best of circumstances, whether by land or sea, the passage into Texas was an arduous undertaking in the early times.  Families making the overland trip knew that they would face a plethora of challenges, so they prepared … Continue reading

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So Long, Everybody …

Who knows what gets into people?  You would think that good parenting would always produce off-spring who turn out to be good neighbors and someone their parents could be proud of —and this is probably mostly true.  It isn’t always … Continue reading

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The Best Indian Fighter

The United States Army developed a number of very fine officers between 1840-65.  Men who gained valuable experience in the Mexican American War and took that expertise into the American Civil War.  Many (if not most) of these men came … Continue reading

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The Dalton’s

Altogether, Lewis Dalton from Jackson County, Missouri, had eight sons.  Lewis was a saloon keeper in Kansas City when he married Adeline Younger, an aunt of Cole and Jim Younger.  Lewis and Adeline named their sons Charles Benjamin (1853-1936), Henry … Continue reading

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Ulysses S. Grant and the Quaker Peace Policy

A backdrop It is impossible to explain the substantial effects of the American Civil War in a few words in this or any other blog, but it may be sufficient to say that it was the power of the federal … Continue reading

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