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  •  His son Robert (6+ / 0-)

    and Crockett's widow lived a little west of me, over in Hood County. When I was growing up the chimney of what must have been a substantial cabin (or a small one with a big fireplace) was visible poking out of the brush. Robert came to Texas two year's after Crockett's death to administer his land there, according to Wikipedia. The Granbury website claims he settled permanently in the 1850s and later became a county commissioner. It also states that the cabin had a tunnel to escape attacks, so whenever it was built, ownership of the land was still contested.
    It is quite possible that local families, either Mexican or Commanche, have traditions that Crockett appropriated their land.

    Each person stands on a shadow. Bill Reynolds

    by northsylvania on Tue Jul 09, 2013 at 03:55:20 AM PDT

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