The Recollections of an Octogenarian
By Willis B. Newton


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Paul Baker said:   July 5, 2013 10:50 am PST
Great story. I learned something new. My Great Great Great Grandfather is seen here in the story as "Billy Baker", Married to Capt. Cole's niece in the last chapter. He ended up passing away around 1867 or so, and is buried somewhere around Downey CA today.

Barbara Pickering said:   June 4, 2013 7:54 pm PST
My sister-in-law owns the ranch in San Saba where the indians attacked Billy and Sampson Cole. Were these the same Coles that were on the wagon train 1865? I loved the book that you wrote!

Anita Wappler, longtime family friend said:   March 20, 2013 1:14 pm PST
Had lunch with your Mom today (3/20) and she told me about this fascinating and what great work you've done! I'm impressed and enjoyed taking a "look back" to a time long ago.

Clifford G Cole said:   February 1, 2013 3:57 pm PST
Wonderfull sites and Information I am the fourth great grandson of Samuel Cole. Jack cole being my uncle. What a tale of the old west! Thanks.

Marianne Cowan Pyeatt said:   January 30, 2013 8:36 pm PST
Thank you from the Pyeatt family! We would never have known how or when Jacob Pyeatt died without your research and sharing this wonderful treasure.

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