In connection with a book I'm writing on ranching in Arizona I have been researching the Neal family, descendants of Jerusha Louzora Bridges Lemon Tidwell Burns Sanches. She had four husband and had children by three of them. Francisco, her last husband, immigrated via Galveston about 1835 from Canary Islands, Portugal. He was killed near Camp Wood (near Vance, Texas)and is buried in the old Camp Wood Cemetery. There is Texas State Historic marker at Barksdale that says: "Named for Camp Dixie, a Texas Ranger post near Military Road to Fort Inge (42 miles southeast). First civilian settler was Jerusha Sanchez, midwife for Nueces Canyon area, widowed by Indians in the 1870s. Next came Elizabeth Hill, whose eldest son Jim was a military scout. Lewis Barksdale, a veteran of Republic of Texas wars, opened a ranch on his 1876 land grant. The J. R. (Bob) Sweeten family established a store that became the focus for the expanding community. When a post office was created in 1882 and named for Lewis Barksdale, the name Dixie disappeared from use. (1974)"