"Texas, by God"
and the
gobby git
Re: Hardin and Brosius
Thu Dec 13, 2018 05:48

As I still can't figure out Chronicling America ...

From the Austin Daily Democratic Statesman of June 16, 1874

"[Prisoner Bockius] graduated from a medical school in Philadelphia. Otherwise, he knew a lot about herbs and as much about horses as he did people ... [He] appears to be well educated, and is gentlemanly in his manner and deportment. He says that the supposed connection with the cattle thieves is all a mistake. His captors say they can prove his partnership with J. W. Hardin, who is now fleeing to Kansas. The prisoners will be sent to DeWitt County, where they are under indictment" ... allegedly ... He survived the lynching of three of his companions because he was helped [escape] by a fellow Mason.

Elsewhere? ... "started life in Ohio about 1831, and arrive in Gonzales County during the 1850s. He served with the Texas Rangers as well as the Confederacy"

  • Re: Hardin and BrosiusSteve Gatto, Wed Dec 12 14:41
    Didn't Doc Bockius give an interview to a newspaper reporter while in the county jail after being arrested?
    • Re: Hardin and Brosius — gobby git, Thu Dec 13 05:48
      • Answer in front of your gobRandolph W. Farmer, Thu Dec 13 08:32
        "He survived the lnching of three of his companions because he was helped by a fellow Mason." J. M. Bockius was innocent, like he said. Hardin identifies J. B. Brosius as the person rescued from the... more
        • Guilt By Associationgobby git, Thu Dec 13 09:47
          RWF ... it would be impertinent for me to disagree with ANYTHING you say ... specifically the Masonic implications and the racial and political aspects inherent in your book ... except for the... more
          • Thanks, but...Randolph W. Farmer, Thu Dec 13 11:47
            Speaking guilt by association, was J. M. Bockius found guilty of driving stolen cattle for Hardin? Uh, no, he wasnít. Sometimes the justice system works the way itís supposed to work. Bockius was... more
            • Disassociationgobby git, Thu Dec 13 12:43
              "His detention meant J. B. Brosius got off scot free" I have the book ... this isn't what is said in there ... or anywhere else ... one person, a thirteen year old, one name, J.B. Brosius ... luckily ... more
              • Iím anonymous by accidentRandolph W. Farmer, Thu Dec 13 13:35
                Donít know if you picked up on it - but with Frank Anderson indicted for stealing a horse at the same place and time as J B Brosius getting hoisted up by a large man on horseback and escaping by... more
              • Thank youAnonymous, Thu Dec 13 12:52
                Lots of stuff gets edited out of the finished product due to space considerations. I understand that. For instance, I think I remember some stuff I had in there about Medicine Lodge, Kansas which... more
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