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Early History of Uvalde and Surrounding Territory
by Florence Anthon

Texas Indian Fighters
by Andrew Jackson Sowell

Pioneer Days in the Breaks of the Balcones
by Allan A. Stovall

The Texas Rangers: Volume 1   Wearing the Cinco Peso, 1821-1900
by Mike Cox

Frontier Texas: History of a Borderland to 1880
by Robert F. Pace and Donald S. Frazier

Texas after the Civil War: The Struggle of Reconstruction
by Carl H. Moneyhon

Black Cowboys of Texas
Edited by Sara R. Massey
The story about Robert Lemmons is especially noteworth.  Freed slave and friend of the Levi English family, he was a noted “mustanger” and prosperous rancher in the Uvalde, Frio and Atascosa County area.

The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes
Conevery Bolton Valencius
Accessed on books.google.com May 12, 2019
Quotes the Rover book in regards to the Negro settlement below the mouth of the Little Red River. Refers to the many whites living among the indians in this area, the white traders (John Lafferty) and their way of life.

Transcription of Nelson Cemetery (Old Nigger Hill Cemetery) in Georgetown, AR
Accessed online May 12, 2019
Mentions that the first settlement in White County, AR dates from 1789 with a Spanish Grant to Francis Francure at Georgetown, early known as Nigger Hill, containing 1361 arpens at the mouth of the Little Red River. This was the second settlement in the state, following Arkansas Post. Cemetery has a huge amount of unmarked graves.

Pioneers and Makers of Arkansas: The Lafferty Family
Josiah H. Shinn
Originally published Little Rock 1908
Accessed online at Ancestry.com May 12, 2019

History of the Cherokee Indians and their Legends and Folk Lore
Emmet Starr
A free eBook on Google Books.
See page 250 for information about the October/November 1816 battle between Cherokee and Osage under chief Walk in the Water. On the White River. Survivors: William Noland, Col. Lynn and L.D. Lafferty. Captured but escaped.

Colonial Arkansas Post Ancestry.
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Indian Agent: Peter Ellis Bean in Mexican Texas
Jack Jackson
P. 8-9 Mentions Lafferty family
Information about General Jose Maria Morelos whose illegitimate son (with Indian women) is Juan Nepomuceno Almonte.

Cherokee Pioneers in Arkansas: The St Francis Years, 1785-1813
Robert A. Meyers
The Arkansas Historical Quarterly
Vol 56, No. 2 (Summer, 1997), pp 127-157

Obituary of John Herbert Abney, son of A.H. Abney.
Text published on FindAGrave
When a boy of five years he was taken by his parents to Pittsburg, TX and the family lived there till 1869, moving then to southwest Texas and to Rockport in 1872 and to Floresville in 1878. For a time he was engaged in the mercantile business with his father at Lodi, a small town near Floresville. Later he went to Dryden where he operated a commissary for a ranch for a time. He married Miss Eliza Johnson of Floresville December 26, 1889 and the young couple lived for a time at Dryden, and then moved back to Floresville.

The Goliad Guard. September 2, 1876
Accessed online at The Portal of Texas
Lawlessness in south and southwest Texas

The Christian Messenger.
(Bonham, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 17, Ed. 1 Wednesday, May 3, 1876
Notice of publication of Abney book