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  • Churchill Fulshear, Jr. (1808 - 1892)
    Churchill Fulshear (Fulchur), Jr., early Texas scout, the son of Churchill Fulshear, was born in Tennessee on July 10, 1808. He came to Texas with his family before July 1824 and lived at the family pl...
  • Sgt. John Proctor (c.1765 - c.1847)
    Updated from MyHeritage Family Trees via son Ephraim Proctor by SmartCopy : Oct 21 2014, 23:53:47 UTC
  • Nicholas Proctor (1756 - 1835)
    Nicholas Proctor was born in 1758 in Brunswick County, Virginia. His family left Virginia when he was aged 5 or 6 moving to Rowan County, North Carolina, then moving again when he was around 19 yea...
  • Rev. Joseph Proctor (1755 - 1844)
    Military service : Mar 4 1831 - Kentucky, United States Military service : June 1 1840 - United States Residence : Estill Residence : 1820 - Ravenna, Estill, Kentucky, United States Residence :...
  • Richard Austin Howard (1824 - 1866)
    Richard Austin Howard, surveyor and soldier, was born in Maine about 1824. He moved to Brandon, Mississippi, with some family members in 1832. He attended the United States Military Academy from 1840 t...

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"The West owes much to those hardy men who, usually from mere love of adventure, wandered alone or in small companies across the wilderness, ever in advance of the settlements and the troops, exploring the unknown, tracing nameless rivers, uncovering hidden water holes in the grim desert, penetrating to every nook and corner of the Great Plains and the mountains beyond, discovering the haunts of Indians, the routes which the wheels of caravans could follow with greatest safety, the best camping spots, the scattered places where wood and water were certain to be found. To such as these -- the scouts and guides of the frontier -- every prairie traveler, every incoming settler, every officer riding at the head of his troop and seeking the savage foe owed gratitude."

Source: Randall Parrish, Frontier Scouts and Guides (1907)

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