The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 32, July 1928 - April, 1929 Page: 41
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A History of the J A Ranch
years ago he sold out this business and today has a number of
brick business houses in Clarendon and Pampa. He makes his
home in Clarendon.
The following old-time cowboys are dead: John Grady, Bill
Coogle, D. H. Hyman, Bill Brooks and Jack Richie. Jack
Richie was the only child of Mrs. Cornelia Adair by her first
Other old-time cowboys who worked on the ranch a little later
than the ones just mentioned are: Sam Brandon, who is farm-
ing near Gainesville; W. E. Davis, who is in the ranching business
in Brice; Monroe Montgomery, who is in the hardware business in
Shamrock; E. C. Britain, who is a well-to-do ranchman and real
estate dealer of Amarillo; Eph7 and Bob Stephens, well-to-do farm-
ers and ranchmen living near Silverton, Texas; Wiley Morris, well-
to-do stock farmer living on the border of Armstrong and Donley
Counties; John Burson, who owns a large ranch near Silverton
just above the Cap Rock; Jim McMurtry, who owns a beautiful
home in Clarendon and a ranch near McLean, Texas; R. L. Mc-
Murtry, an insurance man with headquarters in Dallas; Barney
Conner, a wheat farmer and breeder of registered Hereford cattle.
In looking over the range riders of yesterday, we find that a
large per cent of them are in the cattle business. Some of them
have combined farming with the ranching business. Others have
been and are sheriffs; a number are in the hardware business. In
fact, we find that the old J A boys are holding positions in all
walks of life and are among the most substantial citizens in what-
ever line of business they are following.
THE RANCH TODAY
The J A Ranch today is located in Armstrong, Briscoe, Donley
and Hall Counties. It belongs to the Adair heirs and others men-
tioned in Mrs. Adair's will and Mr. T. D. Hobart of Pampa and
Mr. Henry C. Coke of Dallas are executors of the estate. (This
7Eph Stephens is on the police force at Amarillo, Texas.
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