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and one in the chest. This was likely the Indian Mr. Moss shot below the shield. Eli Lloyd was .shot in each arm and also had a bullet to cut the skin between his fingers.
W. B. Moss' wound proved to be a serious one, as he lay for weeks before he was able to get around. The bullet was never extracted from his body. The Texans recovered the stolen horses by the Indians.
In September, 1877, Mr. Moss was married to Miss Delia Johnson, daughter of Capt. A. J. and Martha Johnson. The following .sons and daughters were reared in this home: Zella, bookkeeper and cashier of the Moss Mercantile Company of Llano ; Matthew, president of the Llano National Bank; Edgar, a well known and prosperous stockman of Llano county; J. Ray, manager of the Moss Mercantile Company, Llano ; Mrs. J. B. Gage, Austin ; Inez, teacher in Dallas; W. R., engaged in oil business at Rockdale ; A. J., deceased; Mary, a student in the School of Arts in Chicago ; Otilla, an exteacher, now with her father in Llano ; Richard Olney, assistant cashier of the Llano National Bank.
Mr. Moss by habits of industry and thrift rose from cowboy to cattle king. He bought ranch property in Legion Valley, Llano county, amounting to 8,000 acres of land. He was one of the pioneers of this section in raising Durham cattle. Some years ago he moved from the ranch to Llano. His faithful companion, who shared with him the hardships and privations incident to an earlier day in Texas, passed peacefully to rest December 3, 1918.