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    JOSEPH TUMLINSON, REPUBLIC OF TEXAS 1845 - Bond to give good deed to his land. A manuscript document signed by him/Dewitt County, Republic of Texas, July 24, 1845. (3) Pages.

    (Kilgore's) "A Ranger Legacy" tells the story of the "Fighting Tumlinsons". Joseph came from a family of Indian haters, instigated by the death of their father by Indians. At the age of 12, along with some others, Joseph attacked 13 Waco Indians thought to be responsible for the death of his father, killing on. Later in life, he became the leader of the Sutton side in the Sutton-Tyler feud, even though he married Creed Taylor's sister (Creed was the head of the Taylor faction).Tumlinson killed many men on the other side, a fact which brought John Wesley Hardin in to help the Taylor's.

    Twice John Wesly Hardin tried to kill Tumlinson, once by ambush, once by surrounding him and his men in the Tumlinson house, but each time Tumlinson escaped. The feud brought L. H. McNelly and 40 Rangers into DeWitt County to keep the peace, not easy to do since McNelly said of Tumlinson, "He is a man who always righted his own wrongs". Finally Tumlinson was arrested for the brutal murder of an old black man who refused to say where his employer was, but before Tumlinson could be brought to trial he died in bed of natural causes. Since Tumlinson could not write, this is a very RARE Early Texas manuscript of this TEXAS OUTLAW. 7.75"x 9.75".

    Condition: Very fine condition.

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