Life Of A Cowboy In Territorial Days

Arbuckle Footnotes

This week we have the Indian Pioneer Paper of J. B. Brashears. This oral history was recorded by W.P.A. field writer John F. Daugherty on October 29, 1937 at Mr. Brashears’ home in Sulphur, OK.

My parents were Henry Brashears and Mary Brownlow Brashears, born in Tennessee (dates unknown). There were seven children. Father was a farmer. I was born in Tennessee, April 1, 1870.

When I was thirteen years old, I ran away from home and went to Texas. I got a job on a ranch belonging to Dan Harrison.

I helped drive a herd of about twenty-eight hundred head of cattle to the Osage Country, in 1883.

I went back to Texas and in a few months, we drove about nineteen hundred to the Osage country.

 

 

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