The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 29, July 1925 - April, 1926 Page: 150
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
affiancee knew the Christian name of King, but they all accounted
for him so clearly and the fact that he left with Wyatt and his
men, as to be convincing that he was in fact the man who fell at
A photograph of this old official bond was taken, exact size, and
a certified copy procured. It was then learned from history that
a short time before the battle of Goliad, Fannin and all his men
had petitioned the Legislature to grant to the Texas Army certain
Again, a dive was made among the old rubbish in the basement
of the capitol for this petition, and luckily it was found, but again
the signature thereto was simply A. B. King, but it clearly appeared
to be the identical signature made to the bond of City Marshal at
Paducah. A photograph of the signature to this bond was taken,
exact size, a certified copy procured and depositions of the two
photographers, one in Paducah, Kentucky, and the other of Austin,
so as to admit both photographs in evidence.
A few other matters were brought to light, when, upon examina-
tion of the Virginia Kings and their attorneys, it was simply ad-
mitted as being clearly, proven, that the King who fell at Goliad
was "AMON" and not Aaron, and the suits dismissed.
Many other immaterial points could be stated showing the fact
that it was Amon and not Aaron, but they are not deemed neces-
sary. This article is written with the sole view that our Texas
histories may be unswervingly true, and in memory of one whom I
never knew, but one who gave his life to redeem this beautiful
Texas soil and pass it on down to those of this day.
JAMES M. ROBERTSON.
Meridian, Texas, July 4, 1925.
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