The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 32, July 1928 - April, 1929 Page: 36
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
claims after they had secured titles or giving them, in exchange,
lands on the outside of the range. In this way he succeeded in
practically consolidating Mrs. Adair's holdings.
Mr. Walsh resigned in 1910, and later became identified with
the British South African Company in Rhodesia, in which country
he introduced modern cattle ranching methods. He was succeeded
at the J A Ranch by John Summerfield, who held the position for
one year. Mr. Summerfield was succeeded by James W. Wads-
worth, Jr., who took charge in 1911 and continued as manager
until January 1, 1915, when, owing to his election to the United
States Senate, he resigned.
Henry W. Taylor, nephew of Colonel Goodnight, came to the
J A Ranch in 1882. He rode horseback from Black Springs,
Palo Pinto County, to the J A Ranch. A few months later he
returned to Black Springs and brought his family to the J A
Ranch where they lived for six years. Mr. Taylor worked up
until he was next in command to Colonel Goodnight. "Fencing
the ranch is the work for which Mr. Taylor is best known; his
fences, gates, and upright and well-trimmed posts still stand as a
symbol of the stability, permanence and thoroughness that have
marked Henry Taylor's character through life."6 After leaving
the J A Ranch, Mr. Taylor worked for three years as manager
of the Clarendon Land and Investment Company. He then went
into the hardware business in Clarendon. In this venture he was
very successful. In 1921, he sold his business to two of his sons,
just thirty-one years to a day from the time of its establishment.
He is at present serving his third term as Mayor of Clarendon.
He is applying the same thoroughness to the administration of the
city's business affairs that he always applied to his own business,
and as a result the city is making rapid improvements.
The bosses of the old J J Ranch in order of service were as
follows: Judd Campbell, Vince Terry, Jeff Martin and Jim
Christian. Judd Campbell went to Colorado after leaving the
ranch, bought an irrigated farm near Rocky Ford and has suc-
ceeded financially. Vince Terry was sheriff of Armstrong County
for four years after leaving the ranch. He died in 1911. Jeff
Martin went into the dry goods business at Claude after leaving
the ranch and conducted this business successfully until fire de-
"Laura Hanmer, "The Biggest By-Products of the J A Ranch-Its Men,"
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 32, July 1928 - April, 1929, periodical, 1929; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101089/m1/40/: accessed August 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.