Sunday, February 2, 2014

1892 :: Death of Jason Carter


The Rockdale Messenger chronicles the death of Mr. Jason Carter [sic] Wilson aged 88: He was born in Williamson county, Tennessee, Feb. 13, 1804. That country, then was infested with Indians, and he was born and the family often lived while he was a child in a blockhouse for protection. His recollection of those perilous times was vivid to the last. In 1842 in company with the celebrated Kit Carson and a party of about eighty, he went on a hazardous trip across the plains to New Mexico. After many exciting and bloody adventures he found himself in Texas at that early day. He was in California in 1849, and could interest one for hours with personal reminiscences of those days. Ten years before the war his home was at Marshall, Tex. Dallas Morning News, February 2, 1892

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