Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Fugitives from Texas.

Here is a short list of outlaws from Texas, all were indicted but are now on the run.

Erath County, Texas.

Sam ( Samuel? ) Gass and Mary Gass, Kidnaping committed 1876; indicted December same year; Sam Gass is about 31 years old, light complexion, sandy beard, weights 140 pounds, spare built, Mary his wife, 21years, slim and medium height.

Batty Thornton, Murder; committed May 1875; indicted June same year; about 25 years old, 5 feet 7 or 8 inches high, light complexion, dark brown hair, blue eyes, and weights about 140 pounds, in Mississippi.

Hamilton County Texas.

J. W. W. Hughes, Murder; indicted October, 1874; 30 years old, 6 feet high, 160 pounds fair complexion, light hair, one stiff finger; was sentenced to the penitentiary for fifteen years; escaped before rearching his destination.

Hays County Texas.

John G. Chapman, Murder; committed November 26, 1874; indicted March 25, 1875; about 37 years old, dark hair and eyes,little gray , but uses dye on hair and whiskers.

Dan Nichols, Theft of hogs; committed November 30, 1875; indicted September 14, 1876; is about 25 years old, light hair and whiskers, weights 200 pounds, about 5 feet 9 inches.

Ellen Holland, Bigamy; committed December 20, 1876; indcted March 16, 1877; is living with Columbus Moore as his wife; is about 25 years of age.

Columbus Moore, Bigamy; committed December 20, 1876; indcted March 16, 1877; about 27 years of age, is a Blacksmith by trade; last heard of was in Robertson county.

Sam ( Samuel? ) Burton, Assault to murder.  About 5 feet 10 inches high, about 38 years old, heavy build, light hair, blue eyes, has a small scar on upper lip, takes a great deal and gets drunk whenever he can get whisky.

Jefferson County Texas.

Wesley Garner, Arson,; committed May 1877; indicted July 1877.  About 5 feet 10 inches, high, weighs 180 pounds; dark, swarthy complexion, dark hair and eyes, slow spoken, heavy voice, wears no beard, heavy features,  about 55 years old.  Was reported to be in Austion, Texas, in July and August last driving a dray.

Burnet County Texas.

George Carver Sr. and George Carver Jr., Murder of George Mosely and James Sharp; committed February 1, 1870; indicted December 3, 870; both supposed to be hung.

E. M. Yerger, Unlawful marriage; committed November 9, 1869; indicted April 5, 1871; is about 6 feet 2 inches in height, about 34 or 35 years of age, dark hair, and brown eyes; fair complexion, well educated, school teacher by prfession and strong taste for Phrenology; last heard from was in Colorado; peculiar appearance of the eyes.

Manly Turner, Defacing brand on stock with intent to defraud; committed November 25, 1870; indicted August 13, 1871; about 5 feet 7 inches high, 28 years old, light complexion and hair, gray eyes, heavy set, weighs about 160 pounds, rather good looking and plays cards; when last heard from two months ago, was in Houston Texas.

William Perkins, Murder; committed August 11, 1872; indicted September same year; the murder was committed in Lampasas county; Englishman, about 35 years old, about 5 feet 6 inches high, weighs 135 or 140 pounds, darkcomplexion, black hair and eyes, physician by profession, and a particular friend of James P. Newcomb, late of Auston Texas.

Clay Stinnett; Edward Caven and William T. Caven, Murder.
Committed September 1, 1873; indicted August 8, 1874.

Clay Stinnett, is about 28 years of age, about 5 feet 4 inches high, dark complexion and hair and black eyes, weighs about 130 pounds, and has a small patch of white beard on the left jaw about the size of a half dollar; when lastheard from was in the state of Alabama.

Edward Caven, is about 24 years of age, 5 feet 11 inches high, selender form, weighs 160 pounds, brown hair, blue eyes and regular features, wears a brown moustache and travels from Burnet county to the Rio grand, frequently in Kimble, Mason and Gillespie counties.
Ed Caven is one of the recently captured by Captain McNelly, with King Fisher on the Rio Grand.

William T. Caven, is about 22 years of age, near6 feet high, weighs some 200 pounds, dark complexion, black hair, brown eyes, no beard, has youthful but homely features; ranges through the counties of San Saba, Mason, Gillespie and the Rio Grand.

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