The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 48, July 1944 - April, 1945 Page: 253
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Lawrie's Trip to Northeast Texas, 1854-1855 253
Wednesday, 17. Arrived at the house of Snyder on the Belknap road.
Weather remarkably pleasant-warm positively, wind south.
Thursday, January 18. Made for the house of Mr. Sewell.84 Weather
still continuing warm; has been warm ever since leaving the West Fork.
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Friday, January 20, 1855
Here I am in the middle of N. Western Texas85 at the foot of the
upper Cross Timbers, on the ridge dividing the waters of the Trinity
and the Brazos on the road to Fort Belknap and about 45 miles8s above
Fort Worth, all alone with two horses and a buggy and a dog, awaiting the
arrival of Cantagrel, Dr. Roger, John Allen, who left Patriot November
28-9, 1854, in company with myself to explore North Western Texas.
After having traveled through Arkansas and through part of Bowie,
Red River, Fannin, Collin & Dallas counties in Texas, also Cooke &
Tarrant with their respective districts,s7 we separated on the upper
branch88 of the West Fork of Trinity, to meet at a point on the road
from Fort Worth to Fort Belknap.
Sam settled in what is now Wise County. Since Bryce Woody was married
in 1854 or 1855 (McConnell, 157), he can probably be counted out be-
cause of his age. Jim, John, or William appears to be qualified by location
to be the man Lawrie mentions.
"8Berrong, "History of Tarrant County," Appendix M, lxxvi, lists a
Peter Sewell as an early settler of Tarrant County. This may be he,
moved on west to Parker County.
8"More accurately, of course, the northwestern frontier area of north-
"8De Cordova, Texas: Her Resources and Her Public Men, 198, gives
the distance from Fort Worth to Fort Belknap as 100 miles. Thus Lawrie
was about halfway-probably close to and east of the present Parker-
Palo Pinto county line. That he was at the foot of the Upper Cross Timbers
also places him in Parker County (Cf. footnote 53).
87Lamar should be included.
"8Probably a tributary rather than a branch.
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