I ran across the following article while looking for references to Brazos County, Texas.While I am not related to any of these people, I thought perhaps this would help someone?
Dear Editor:I wish to inquire through you for brothers, sisters and relatives. My mother’s name was Matilda Earhart and father’s Dan Earhart.I had a sister, Vickey, and a brother, Jim, that I remember.I left my mother and sister in the state of Georgia with old man Earhart.My father, my brother and a woman by the name of Sarah was brought to Texas about 20 years ago by Dr. George Earhart.My father died some time ago.The last I heard from brother, he was in Taylor, Smith Co., Texas.I remember of having struck one of my sisters on the head with an axe but I was too young to remember much about it.Any information will be gladly received.Address me at Bryan, Texas, in care of Rev. W.W. Brown.[signed] Charley Shelton. Southwestern Christian Advocate, 14 August 1879, p.4, col.2