Re: need suggestions where to go for research.
- i joined Genealogybank.com
I found three articles date 12 mar 1906, 13 march 1906, and 1 Mar 1907 1st
article tell of the killing, 2nd says said uncle posted bond, 3rd article
says he was aquited this is all in Harlingen, Cameron Co., TX these were
all printed in the Dallas Morning News.
Family story is that Lon was with a Judge and the man Theodore Dix had
threatened the judge. My Dad thought the Judge had killed the man and Lon
said he did because if Lon did the killing he would be tried in the Judge's
court. If the judge did the killing he would be tried in another judge's
Dix's family says he was killed by cattle rustlers.
Dix was buried in bayview cemetery and a web site about the people burried
inBayView Cemetery in Corpus Christi. This article says Dix had threatened
I have since found two more articles on Dix in Genealogybank.com
both printed in Dallas Morning New
31 Dec 1903 by line Corpus Christi
Dix stole horses and a mule and some one sold them at a real low price and
the Texas Ranger investigated this article told what happened and that Dix
and the other man involved had posted bond.
101 Feb 1889 by line corpus christi.
Dix was let go after the third trial for a murder he supposed committed.
Jury was hung for the 3rd time.
From Genealogybank.com : Dallas Morning news 12 July 1889
by line Ledbetter Texas 11 July 1889
Dr. T. J. Jordan, a resident of this place, was killed here today about
1:30 o'clock p. m. by Lon Hill of Manor. THe origin of the difficulty that
caused the killing is unknown. Hill was taken to Giddings by the sheriff
of Lee County this morning.
Family lore is that this man spent the night in the house with Lon's wife
and children when Lon was not home. Lon walked up and shot the man point
blank. My Dad also said that his grandfather paid someone to help get Lon
off. My may has read Great Grand father's journal and says you can see
when GGrandfather wealth took a hit.
On Sat, Apr 14, 2012 at 8:08 PM, Shirley Patrick <shp1945@...> wrote:
> I have a great uncle who was tried for murder twice.
> 11 July 1889 Ledbetter, Texas, Fayette Co. taken to Giddings, Lee Co.,
> 10 March 1906 Harlingen, Cameron, Co. TX.
> Is there a way to do this on line
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