By Robert K. DeArment
Now, for the 1st time, Robert ok. DeArment has informed the total tale of George Scarborough’s lifestyles, illuminating his job as a lawman in the course of the ultimate a part of the 19th century and his debatable killings whereas donning the badge-he was once attempted for homicide on 3 events and acquitted every time.
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They brought a herd of two thousand cattle to the Clear Fork from Eastland County Page 20 in April 1873 and set up a base camp east of the Big Shinnery. They did not erect permanent buildings but moved their camp every few weeks as precaution against Indian attack. Horse thievery was their major Indian problem. Emmett Roberts recalled only one Jones County confrontation with Indians in which shots were fired. "Some Indians chased us into the creek bed," he said. "About that time an old Indian buck came riding down a buffalo trail to the creek.
And possibly even thirteen-year-old George were members of the Nash posse. In any event, the extreme violence of the episode must have had a powerful effect on the adolescent George, whose life would be spent in an atmosphere of imminent danger and, for himself and those with whom he associated, the very real possibility of sudden and violent death. 29 Page 15 2 A Glorious Trip It was to me a glorious trip. LEE SCARBOROUGH, 1942 Revolted by conditions in Louisiana with its bitter racial strife, soon after the Colfax Riot George W.
The first white permanent settlers, buffalo hunters and a few hardy cattle ranchers, began arriving in 1873, and the following year the county was attached to neighboring Shackelford County for judicial purposes. Under the law, provision had been made for organization when seventy-five free white male inhabitants over twenty-one years of age petitioned the presiding judge of an adjoining organized county. In April 1881 a petition was circulated, signed by 185 residents, and presented to the Shackelford County Commissioner's Court.