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Frio "Tidbits" is a site to chronicle unusual information about Frio County and it's former residents. Over the years many of you have gathered information from periodical and other sources that can be helpful to some, and enjoyable to others. I am soliciting your help in placing that information on this site for others to see and enjoy. E-mail your story to the County Coordinator.

  Charles Bishop Woodward and Ida Beatrice Slaughter with their infant daughter (Carrie)
Contributed by Carol Woodward Noble.
 
  The Longhorn's
Contributed by Tom J Jones.
 
  Frio Indian Village
Contributed by Scott Wyatt.
 
  Jones' Family of Frio County Documents
Contributed by Herb Harless.
 
  Disadvantages of Ignorance
Contributed by Jim Webb.
 
  Mexican Texans in the Civil War
 
  Nolan's Nerve A story about a Frio County Stage Robbery
Published in the San Antonio Light Newspaper, Aug. 27, 1903.
 
  A brief biography of Willis Franklin Cude Military Records and information
Contributed by Michael Tope.
 
  Frio County Has a Colorful History
by Mrs. W. A. Roberts, and published in the Frontier Times, June 1936.
 
  Victor R. Scoville  
A letter written by Victor Scoville in 1937, telling about his experience as a working & rodeo cowboy. It starts on his father's Cloverleaf Ranch, located in Frio, LaSalle, & Zavalla Counties, but Headquartered in Frio County.
 
  Memoirs of Mattie Lindholm Cox about her family, friends and Frio County history (written in 1969).
Contributed by
Mary Criswell.
 
  Cherished Memories by Frances Cox Rylander (written in 1998).
Contributed by Mary Criswell.
 
  Hamilton Bennett Info. & Grave Location
I need information as to where William Bennett is buried.  Anyone connecting to the above families, or having information as to where William Bennett is buried please e-mail Henry Prather
 
  A Desperate Shooting Affray
Contributed by Harold Claiborne
 
  Hageman & Hennings KANSAS TRAGEDY - A Former Citizen of Texas Carried Home to a Pretty Wife to Die.
Contributed by Jim Wheat.
 
  Bigfoot, Tx Article  We were given permission by the San Antonio Express & News and Joe Holley to use the following article which was published 6/26/2000.
 
  Pearsall Welcomes Mr. & Mrs. Doug Pearsall
from The Pearsall Leader, Thursday, August 3, 1967, Vol. LXII J No. 23
 
  Sam Houston Blalock (Blalack).  Contributed by Tom Graham via e-mail.
Hi John, attached is an interesting story about Sam Houston Blalock (Blalack). Much of the story is about Frio County. Mr. Blalock is listed on your 1887 Frio County Tax Rolls (Blalook, S.H., 204 acres). In his story he talks about the Blackally's. That family name is spelled Blackaller and J.H. Blackaller is listed just above S.H. Blalock on the Tax Roll. Mr. James Harrison Blackaller and wife are buried in the Frio Town Cemetery.  I find these stories very interesting and then when I find a connection to my life, they are even more of interest. In this case, my cousin Roxie Graham married the grandson of S.H. Blalock, Alvin Blalack Jr. in Big Wells, and my Dentist while I was growing up was a Blackaller descendent of the family in the story.  This story is from the American Life Histories web page of the Library of Congress. 
 
  Happy Ginning at Night Leads to Daylight Fuss
Contributed by Joe A. Jacobs.
 
  Felix Taylor
My great-grandfather was Felix Taylor (1865-1951) who is thought to have come from Frio County, TX.  His mother, Sarah Taylor (1844 - ?) is thought to have been born in Kentucky. Sarah is listed as Taylor in the 1870 Census. There are land sale records from her second marriage to G. W. Sadler listing the sons;  these records were from Frio County. There are family stories of Felix's father having fought in the Texas Revolution and being buried in Big Foot, TX. I was struck by the fact that there was a Felix Taylor in the DeWitt Colony.  Jenniffier Shields Hawes
 
  Sallie Moore Ketchum Patterson Memoirs
Contributed by Joanne Clinton Truman.
 
  Letter written by John Edmund Gardner
Contributed by Tom Graham.
 
  Bigfoot Wallace's Death from San Antonio Express Jan 8, 1899
Contributed by Joanne Truman. Joanne's g. g.f. John Randolph Clinton, and her gr. uncle Albert Stewart were pall bearers for Bigfoot's funeral.
 
  Bigfoot Wallace's Re-Interment from San Antonio Express.  
Contributed by Joanne Truman.
 
  Albert Stewart from San Antonio Express. 
Contributed by Joanne Truman.
 
  John Randolph Clinton letter written in July 1874. 
Contributed by Joanne Truman.
 
  Susan B. Winters Crane & The Trek of the Winters Family
Contributed made by: Renee Smelley.
 
  Published in the Sep. 20, 1893 Ft. Worth Gazette -- ....."Twelve hundred bales of cotton have been ginned in Frio county to date".
 
  James Speed of Frio County
Contributed by Kathy Ayers.
 
  McKinney Genealogy of Frio County
Contributed  by Mrs. Tracy Hancock.
 
  1915 Supreme Court Decision Involving Frio County

 


From the book titled "Odd Texas", by Jack Harper and John Newburn,
published by the "Banks Upshaw & Co." - Dallas

TXGenWeb, Frio County - Frio County "Tidbits" updated on 02/15/2012