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Texas Ranger Lt. Van Roberts 1867

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Texas Ranger Lt. Van Roberts 1867

Posted: 9 Jan 2010 12:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Roberts, Frazier, Frasier, Totty
I am a volunteer researcher for the Texas Peace Officers Memorial. "Indian Raids in Montague County" by Marvin F. LONDON describes the death of Texas Ranger Lt. VAN ROBERTS (unknown if first name Van or last name Van Roberts) in 1867 by Indians. VAN ROBERTS was stationed at Camp Brushy near present day Forestburg. He reports VAN ROBERTS was buried in McGee Cemetery. I have no independent confirmation of VAN ROBERTS being a Texas Ranger or this incident and need assistance. Is there a McGee Cemetery in Montague County and is he buried there? Is there any information of his family, date of birth, etc? Any indication of the date of the incident?

The 1860 census for Erath County reports an Isaac V. ROBERTS born about 1840 in Virginia. The Texas Adjutant General Service Records does not report anyone named VAN ROBERTS, but there are records for Issac N. ROBERTS, a 2nd lieutenant from Erath County who served in Captain John SALMON's Company of the Frontier Regiment from 8 March 1862 until 30 June 1863. This appears to be the Van ROBERTS of Mr. LONDON's history.

LONDON mentions a Captain F.M. TOTTY. The 1860 census for Cooke County reports him as born in 1827 in Tennessee. A Private Alec FRASIER is also mentioned. There is an Alexander FRAZIER in 1860 census for Cooke County born in 1843 in Tennessee.
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