Metcalf, Mrs Elbert 1968 Summer

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Mrs. Metcalf gives the history and statistics of her relatives, the Shaw and Longley families and their role in Texas frontier settlement.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. Elbert Metcalf

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: Summer 1968

Location: Rankin, Texas

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: None Given


Tape 1, Side 1: Mrs. Elbert Metcalf, St. Louis, Missouri, Marriage of grandparents in Texas (1871), Move to Southwest, Sons were cowboys, Dad and Grandpa Shaw—Mule train, Dad was also a cook, Fear of horses, rode bike, Campbell, Longley—came to Texas in 1836, Naming of family members, Tom Shaw in Angelo country before Indians, Mule driving, Tale of cooking on trail, Uncle Tom—caught for making whiskey, served time, Mrs. Metcalf’s mother, Grandfather Wilcox—came from Louisiana.

Tape 1, Side 2: Uncles (Wilcox)—early streetcar conductors, Shaw’s migration to Sheffield, Grandmother had seven children, Longley’s heritage, "Wild Bill" Longley, in Museum in Dallas, Campbell Longley—Texas Revolution, Bill Longley, tried for murder—32 notches in gun, Longleys were ranchers, Owned race horses, Cattle feuding in New Mexico, Poverty experienced.

Range Dates: 1836-1968

Bulk Dates: 1836-1900

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