The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 48, July 1944 - April, 1945 Page: 92
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to earth by Judge C. L. Greenwood of Austin. Judge Greenwood
will also contribute in the "Notes and Documents" section of a
following issue additional accounts dealing with travel across
West Texas in 1849. The Browne party is identified by the fol-
lowing note taken from the Texas Democrat (Austin), April
A party of some twenty or thirty Californians left here on Wednesday
last for the gold region, by way of Fredericksburg and El Paso. They
were for the most part residents of the coast counties in this State, and
among them some of our most substantial citizens. We remember the
names of Col. W. J. Kyle, David S. Terry, John Hodges, Pinck. Smith,
William Bradley, and George Davis. They were well equipped in every
respect, and had with them five able bodied negro men. They expect to
pursue the route taken by Capt. Haynie and his party, who left here some
four weeks ago.
We learn also that Capt. William W. Thompson's have begun to
rendezvous at Fredericksburg, where they will all unite and proceed
thence about the 1st of May. This company will be amply provided with
wagons, and will consist of about three hundred persons-among them
Since the foregoing was written, two other parties have arrived,
bound for California. Of these, we are able to mention only the following
names: R. Dunham, Wm. Simmons, and Martin Anderson, from Bastrop
County; Capt. B. F. Hanna, of Galveston; L. S. Perkins, Dr. F. B. E.
Brown, Dr. Stone, Mr. Patton, and Mr. Turner, of Harris County; Dr.
John C. Ogburne, William Pollard, A. J. Dickson, Allen Williams, C.
Barry, and J. O'Neill, of Navarro County. As the route from this city
may now be considered as fairly opened, we may expect arrivals and
departures almost daily throughout the spring and summer.
Note that Captain William W. Thompson's party is identified
above and that it is the same one whose route is shown by
Browne from the Pecos to El Paso. Also mentioned above is
L. S. Perkins, who cooked the antelope's head as shown on the
Browne map. Now that Browne is identified as Dr. F. B. E.
Browne of Harris County, some of the students of that county
should be able to throw further light on his career. Apparently
he was back in Texas in 1851. Possibly he had gone west only
as far as El Paso.
Captain Roy F. Hall, Box 105, McKinney, Texas, has been
much interested in information concerning the locomotive
named General Sherman which was operated by the Buffalo
Bayou, Brazos and Colorado Railway Company. Captain Hall
is interested in any picture of the locomotive which may have
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