THOMAS COSSER, MAJOR P.H. DARLING, HENRY V SMITH - WHAT IS THEIR CONNECTION?
THOMAS COSSER, Major P.H. DARLING, HENRY V SMITH - WHAT IS THEIR CONNECTION/RELATIONSHIP?
These three men went into sheep business in Texas about 1863/64. These three men were killed by Indians in Laredo, Webb Co TX in April 1866. How did these men know one another?
Henry V. SMITH b. 1818 in Greene, Chenago Co, NY
married Caroline BURGETT 1853 in Van Buren Co, IA.
1860 Henry & Caroline are living in Cooke Co, TX.
Thomas COSSER b. ca 1841 in England
married Susannah Harriett HALL 1859 in Sangamon Co, IL
Thomas went from Sangamon Co IL to Navarro Co, TX in Feb 1860 and Susannah Harriet followed in Sept 1860
Major P.H. DARLING born ca 1817 (according to 1860 Census) in CT. Know nothing more about Darling.
1860 Census Navarro Co TX - living together:
H.P. Darlin age 43 Stock B b. CT
Thomas Cosser age 27 b. Eng
G W Curtis age 21 b. IL
___ Lovely age 23 b. AL
1860 Henry V Smith & family living in Cooke Co, and Darling & Cosser are in Navarro Co. Today this would be 140 mile trip, much longer in 1860.
Any info on their relationship is greatly appreciated.
Emma (Shrum) Butler Duke