Fugitives from 1878

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1878 Adjutant General's Report

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WALTON, Wm.; and WALTON, Thos...
Murder; committed March 18, 1865; indicted May 17, 1865. William Walton is about 5 feet 7 inches high, light complexion, blue eyes, rather stooped, round shouldeered, about 37 years of age, light hair; of slow speech, and not very bright. Thos. Walton is about 5 feet 10 inches high, sallow complexion, spare made; dark eyes and hair, furtive look; is about 40 or 45 years of age. When last heard from was in the neighborhood of Fort Scott, Kansas. Left Navarro county when they went there.

PHILIPS, Nep. (alias Duncan); Philips, Dan...
Murder; commited September 1, 1867; indicted December 26, 1867. Nep. Philips (negro), gingerbread color, round, fat face, about 5 feet 10 inches high; about 35 years old. Dan Philips, negro.

ALEXANDER, Moffatt...
Assault with intent to murder; committed September 1, 1867; indicted December 27, 1867. About 5 feet 8 inches high; ruddy complexion, light hair, grey eyes, sharp features, quick spoken; about 40 years of age. When last heard from was in Arkansas.

JOHNSON, Andy...
Theft of a horse; committed March 8, indicted June 24, 1868. Negro.

CRAWFORD, A....
Murder; committed March 1, 1868; indicted July 3, 1868. Small, spare made man, about 40 years of age, thin visaged, dark hair, blue eyes.

BUTLER, John A....
Assault with intent to murder; committed June 11, 1870; indicted June 30, 1870.

AINSWORTH, Joab; Ainsworth, Tap.: Finch, Alfred...
Theft of an ox; commited January 15, 1870; indicted July 2, 1870.

KEITH, O....
Murder; committed June, 1869; indicted July 2, 1870. Very heavy set man; 5 feet 8 inches high; sallow complexion, yellow hair, blue eyes, broad face; powerful man, strong. When last heard from was in Louisiana.

GRAHAM, Duncan; BRINKLEY, Thos.; and SHIRE, Jacob...
Murder.

LINSON, W. J....
Assault with intent to murder; committed December 25, 1870; indicted March 21, 1871; small man; light hair, blue eyes; about 35 years old, ruddy complexion, weight about 130 pounds.

MULLINS, Christopher...
Murder; committed June 2, 1870; indicted July 24, 1870; about 5 feet 9 inches high, ruddy complexion, reddish hair and beard, thin visaged.

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HARRIS, Jim; and BROWN, Ed...
Murder and assault to murder; committed November 15, 1871; indicted November 24, same year; negroes.

DENSMORE, Jerry...
Burglary; committed February 7, 1873; indicted March 22, same year; negro; black, heavy set, weighs about 150 pounds, wide-mouth, about 5 feet 6 inches high, 22 years old.

JOHNSON, Merrett...
Theft of hogs; committed February 1873; indicted July 29, same year; negro; spare built thin face, light color, thick lips, about 5/ feet 6 inches high, about 25 years old; when last heard from was in Robertson county, on Brazos.

STOCKINGS, J. B....
Unlawful sale of mortgaged property; committed April 4, 1873; indicted November 25, same year; about 5 feet 10 inches high, spare made, weighs about 150 pounds, ruddy complexion, fair hair, blue eyes; when last heard from was in Hamilton county.

KING, Barney; LANKFORD, Nathan...
Theft of cattle; committed September 10, 1874; indicted September 17, same year. King is a very small man, about 21 years old, crippled, cannot walk without crutch, dark, sallow complexion, dark hair and eyes. Lankford is about 5 feet 8 inches high, weighs about 150 pounds, dark complexion, long, dark hair. When las heard of were in Atascosa county.

WARREN, Steve...
Theft of hogs; committed September 5, 1874; indicted September 14, same year; negro; heavy built, moderately dark, round-faced, about 5 feet 10 inches high, about 30 years old. When last heard from was in Houston county.

FLOURNOY, George...
Assault with intent to murder; committed August 10, 1873; indicted September, 1874; negro; yellow. When last heard from was in M'Lennan county.

GELCHRIST, Thos....
Theft of gelding; committed May 20, 1874; indicted September 15, same year; white. When las heard from was in Navarro county.

CULTON, Houston, alias Houston BROOKS...
Theft of steer; committed June 18, 1874, indicted September 9, same year; a mulatto negro; heavy set, wide face, protruding lips, weighs about 160 pounds, about 30 years old. When last heard from was in Hearne, Robertson county.

THOMAS, Philip H....
Murder; committed January 11, 1875; indicted January 13, same year; about 5 feet 10 inches high, spare made, weighs about 150 pounds, blue eyes and light hair, rather thin visaged, about 45 years old. When heard from was in Arkansas.

EVANS, John...
Theft of hogs; committed December 20, 1874; indicted January 8, 1875; yellow negro; rather freckled, square-faced, kinky hair, weighs about 180 pounds, heavy set. When last heard from was in Washington county.

GOFF, Jesse...
Unlawful marriage; committed January 1, 1875; indicted April 20, same year; low, heavy set, weighs about 130 pounds, bad looking man generally, sallow complexion, dark hair and eyes. When last heard from was in Grimes county.

BOYKIN, W. P....
Theft of cattle; committed August 5, 1875; indicted September, same year; tall man, about 6 feet high, light hair, blue eyes, small beard, large frame, weighs about 150 pounds. When heard from was in Navarro county.

WIGGINS, John H....
Theft from house; committed May 10, 1875; indicted September 14, same year; small, wiry-looking man, has chronic sore eyes, generally wears goggles, dark hair and eyes, ruddy complexion. When las heard of was in Arkansas.

BENSON, George...
Assault with intent to ravish; committed August 1, (cont)

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1875; indicted September 11, same year; low set, chunky, griff negro, about 5 feet 6 inches high, aged about 25 years.

INGALL, Till...
Theft of hogs; committed November 1, and November 20, 1876; indicted January 6, same year.

BURLISON, Aleck, alias D. A. BURLISON...
Assault with intent to murder; committed December 25, 1875; indicted January, 1876; about 5 feet 8 inches high, ruddy complexion, blue eyes, weighs about 150 pounds, broad face, not much beard, generally wears small goatee.

FARROW, W. S....
Assault with intent to murder; committed December 26, 1875; indicted January 6, 1876; medium size, about 5 feet 10 inches high, sallow complexion, dark hair, blue eyes, crippled in one hand, got cut in a gin. When last heard from was in Walker county.

CANNON, W. T....
Assault with intent to murder; indicted June 16, 1876; light complexion, about 28 years old, dark hair and eyes, about 5 feet 8 inches high, quick spoken, and a devil of a fellow after women. When last heard from was in Austin.

BERGEMANN, John...
Assault with intent to murder; committed July 26, 1876; indicted August 15, same year.

SHELTON, Ben...
Theft of hog; committed May 30, 1876; indicted August 15, same year; copper-colored negro, weighs about 150 pounds, 5 feet 10 inches high, pleasing appearance. When last heard from was in Walker county.

HARRIS, Erasmus...
Arson; committed December 8, 1876; indicted December 14, same year; dark, very heavy set negro, square-faced, quick-spoken, rather impudent, very good teeth and shows them often. When las heard from was in Grimes county.

HARRIS, Morris...
Wilful burning; committed December 4, 1876; indicted December 14, same year; tolerably black negro boy; about 15 years old, of shackly construction and not very strong-minded, is a son of Erasmus Harris and is with him. When heard of was in Grimes county, near Navasota.

JOHNSON, Alf...
Assault with intent to murder; committed October 8, 1876; indicted December 14, same year; copper-colored negro, about 30 years old, heavy set, about 5 feet 7 inches high, extremely large lips, long hair. When last heard from was in Anderson county.

COLLINS, Bruce; and COLLINS, B. F....
Assault with intent to ravish; committed July 26, 1876; indicted December 14, 1876. Bruce is a boy about 17 years old, light complexion, sandy hair, about 5 feet 7 inches high.  B. F. Collins is a heavy set man, heavy red beard, light hair, ruddy complexion, about 24 years old, about 5 feet 8 inches. When heard from were in Johnson county.

McWILLIAM, Wm....
Theft of gelding; committed September 9 and 10, 1876; indicted December 16, 1876. Tall, slim man, about 5 feet 11 inches high, thin features, dark hari, thin beard, grey eyes.

COOK, Mike...
Assault with intent to murder; committed December 25, 1876; indicted July 11, 1877.

SAUNDERS, Wm....
Assault with intent to ravish; indicted July 12, 1877

BURKE, George...
Theft of cotton; committed November 29, 1876; indicted July 13, 1877.

GOODEN, Warren...
Forgery and attempt to pass forged instrument; committed April 25, 1872; indicted July 17, 1877. White. Believed to be indicted in Jefferson county for murder. Was at Lampasas Springs in April, 1877. Probably under assumed name.

COWHERD, R. O....
Forgery and attempt to pass forged instrument; com- (cont)

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mitted January 7, 1877; indicted July 18, 1877. Spare made, about 5 feet 10 inches high; dark complexion dark hearvy eyebrows, about 45 years old; dark eyes, heavy beard, tolerably grey. When heard from was in Kentucky, near Clarksville.