Memories Of E. R. Roberts

My parents were Andrew Roberts, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Elizabeth Martin Roberts, born in Wayne County, Illinois, dates unknown. There were six children in our family. I was born March 28, 1864, in La Mar County, Texas.

Father was a doctor until the Civil War began. Then he laid down his pill bag and carried a gun. After the War he was a writing school teacher.

I came to the Indian Territory in 1888 with a bunch of yearlings. We crossed Red River at old Doane’s and drove the cattle up the Chisholm to Coffeyville, Kansas.


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