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grandfather was J. J. Williams, for many years at Douglassville, Cass county, where he is buried.
I remember hearing my father tell incidents of the trip to Vicksburg, one of which was that when the herd was swum across the Mississippi River, there was. one steer, unusually vigorous and ambitious, that swam circles around the herd while crossing. I don't know how large a force the two brothers took along, but do know that they had a cook, wagon and camping outfit, for just a few years ago in Austin I met the man, who, as a young boy, himself just out of the Confederate army, went along in the capacity of cook.
Later, on returning home, my uncle was elected sheriff of Cass county, at 26 years of age. My father married in Mississippi, returned to Texas, and principally reared his family in Stephens and Eastland counties.
In my work as livestock representative of the San Antonio Express I have repeatedly tried to make known my great appreciation of the usefulness and value of the Old Trail Drivers' Association ; still, I cannot forego the pleasure of again saying that Mr. George W. Saunders' work, and the work of others whom you have enlisted in the cause, in preserving the history of the old cattle driving days, is one worthy of the highest commendation.
I do not look at a trail as being an honor or a dishonor to anyone, but I see no reason why they should be named for people who did not make them.
On page 289 of the first volume of this book is given an article by Fred Sutton of Oklahoma City, in which appears this statement : "This trail was started in 1868 by John Chisholm (Chisum), who drove the first bunch