Old Settler's Association of Grayson County, Vol. 1. Page: 44 of 322 (Transcription)

Jesse [Serny] and Mr. Woods had a splendid tribute to old settlers and in particular to the gray haired mothers who so nobly did their [ ] in the [ ] of Texas. He dwelt at length on that love of [ ] which has ever been predominating feeling in the [ ] of the women of every land since history tells us [ ] there was a country. Near were there brown [ ] women than those who followed their husbands to Texas, and [be seen uncomf. learning] by all the [ ] of a frontier life and [showed] the dangers that [ensident] to a life any country that abounded [ ] Indians. And in conclusion said that a more devoted band of mothers could not be found on [ ] that they taught their boys to love God and their country, and to side a house, handle a six shooter, to be ever ready to [ ] the weak and helpless, to [ ] strangers that were in their land and wound [ ] with fervent. God bless the mothers and daughters of [ ] and most heartily do we [agree] with what he said in regard to the old settlers. B.H. Christian of [Grayvin Co.] was then called to the stand and with a voice that [trimbled] with emotion he gave a very interesting account of one of the early stifes with the indians in this co. long long ago. He said that a long time ago it happened that Martha Caruths and a little girl were [ ] in [icilated] country home, the nearest [neighbes] were 4 miles, when a big indian [intered] and said he wanted a gun and ammunition. This Mrs C did [ ] give him, so snatching a big [ ] the cupboard with one hand while [ ] the [ ] from a shelf and [ ] which he died after sitting a while [ ] ago, and so guarding him on one side with [ ] on the other, they marched to the [ ] and [bade] him be gone. The mothers now [ ] Judge [Thernfsen] lives in this co. after near Pres. on Red River. The little girl is now the loved wife B.H. Christen. Ridly Uean was then introduced and made an able and eloquent speech which [ ] find in full in another column and right [ ] we will say that [ ] that we could publish every speech in full, but we did not have space for the half of what was said [ ]

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Old Settlers Association (Grayson County, Tex.). Old Settler's Association of Grayson County, Vol. 1., book, 1879 - 1899; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11279/m1/44/transcription/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Old Settler's Association of Grayson County.