Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal, Volume 10, Number 2, July, 2000 Page: 107
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Reminiscences of Dilue Rose Harris
bear skins. the women and children in our
neighborhood were afraid of them. Mrs Roark
has aperfect harrow of Indians. it is only five
years since the Indians murderd her husband.
Mrs. Dyer experienc with good Indians had been
very triing. Mr. Dyer located land on the
Colorado river, was living there in the year twenty
fiv one day Mr. Dyer was at work in the bottom
plowing. the corn field was not in sight of the
house. the Indians came. said Indian heep good.
want somthing to eat. she gave them bread and
milk. wlile they were eating she left the house.
ran with her babe to the botto to her husband.
they went in the thick cane waited till night then
went near enough to the house to see if the
Indians had gone. Could not see them. went too
the house. the good Indians were gone had robed
the house of clothing provisions side saddle cows
and calves. when Mrs. Dyer first seen the
Indians she was in her stocking. didnt stop to put
on her shoes. they carried off her shoes and stoole
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Mrs Dyer didnt nuse her babe. raised it by hand.
had no near neighbor. not amorsel to eat and
only alitle milk she had carried in abottle when
she ran from the house they left theire house
after dark with the intention of going too Morton
ferry on the Brazos fifty miles from where they
lived. Mr Dyer walking she riding and earring
the babe had to ride aman saddle. traveld all night.
Stoped on the San Bernard to let the horse feed.
were nearly starved. the babe suffering. had gone
above the fort bend road. went on too San felipe.
got there that night. received assistance. rested
a few days. then went too Mr. Staffords mrs
Dyers Father. he would not cosent for them to
return too th Colorado. gave them land to settle
on. Father and the men got home the last of the
month well pleased with Brazoria but found the
people in great exitement Mexico had landed
soldiere at the mouth of the Brazos. had establish
agarrison at velascoc. there had been a metin of
the people at Columbia theier object is to Call a
Convention to meet at San Felipe the capitol of
texas. Father staid one night at mr W. J. Russells
Meet Mr. Bennet Mrs. Bussell brother. he came
too texas at the time Father did. has been sick
ever since we were shipwrecked in the year 33
says if he was back in kentucky with his negros
nothing on earth could induce him to come too
texas Father says mr Bennet will die as he has
consumption. the farmers sold theire cotton for
agood price. bouglt family suplys to last nearly
page 36 January 1835
it was agreat relief when the men got home the
Indians didnt trouble any body. traded basket.
moccasins imbroided with beads. if thy had been
so disposed could have murderd the men as there
were twent Indians to evey one white man.
Mother said she was not scared by the Indians.
She had gone through such anight of horror with
the runaway african negro she didn't think
anything could scare her. said with in aperiod of
two years she had been shipwrecked thretend
by the wolves and buzzards frightend by Ben
Fort Smith and his africans be sieged by the
runawa negro. did think fate had any-thing else
in store for her. Father uncle James Wells and
Harvy Stafford came home to gather. M. Cote
sent Mrs Wests suplys by uncle James as he
would take her cart & oxin home in the morning.
Mr. Cote wagon was too cumbersome to drive
in the bottom. early next morning Mr. Cote came
to go with uncle James to give Mrs West her
money and settle with with her. she is so peculiar.
he wnted a witness to the settelment. She had
four bales of cotton. the weight was near 2000
pounds. he had bought flour sugar coffe and other
things. Harvy Stafford was awild boy aged 18
years he offerd to go said that widow was his
specil charge. if she had any more Cotto to sell
or wood to cut he was the man to do it. Father
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