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Benjamin Slaughter Family

Joanne Truman (View posts)
Posted: 929620800000
Classification: Query
Thank you so much for the additional info. I don't have a connection to the Slaughters that I know of, but have seen the gravesite of Ben amd Minerva in the Old Frio Town Cemetery. I know he and my gg g.f. Hendrick Thompson were in Old Frio Town together from the time the town was founded, and there is a large tract of land that has both their names on it on an early map of Frio Co. My Hendrick died in 1873 in the area - but I don't know where he is buried. Happy hunting to all!!


Tory Crook (View posts)
Posted: 929620800000
Classification: Query
John Horton SLAUGHTER was the third son of Minerva MABRY and Benjamin SLAUGHTER who are buried in Frio Co. John married Eliza Adeline HARRIS, daughter of Leasel HARRIS and Martha McKENZIE. Leasel HARRIS was a half brother of Billy VOTAW who married Mary Jane SLAUGHTER, a daughter of Ben and Minerva. Minerva MABRY had a sister, Elizabeth, who married Solomon NEATHERLIN. Some of their family lived in Atascosa and perhaps Frio Co. The book, "The Southwest of John H Slaughter" by Allen Erwin, which can be purchased from the Slaughter Ranch in Douglas, AZ, gives a good account of John H Slaughter's life and career.


Posted: 929620800000
Classification: Query
Edited: 993217458000
Surnames: SLAUGHER
If anyone is looking for John SLAUGHTER, he went to Cochise Co. AZ. He had been a TX Ranger, Confederate soldier, and rancher in early TX. He bought a large ranch in southeastern AZ in 1884. The ranch has been restored and is open for tours - it is near Douglas AZ. I do not know if he was related to Benjamin Slaughter of Frio Co., but he could be. If you need further info, the address is: Slaughter Ranch, Box 438, Douglas AZ 85608. There have been a couple of books written about him, but I don't know the titles. Just thought I'd post this here in case someone is looking for him and becaues I know there were Slaughters in Frio Co.

Soloman Neatherlin

Elaine Clark (View posts)
Posted: 952171200000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Neatherlin, Mayes, Smith, Dawson
I was in the State Library in Austin today and saw a listing in the TX 1860 census for Soloman Neatherlin in Williamson County p 259 Georgetown TWP. I do know that Neatherlins live there for a while. Pleasant Neatherlin married my great-great aunt, Mary Adella Mayes. They lived in Frio, Bandera, and/or Uvalde Counties for several years, children born there. Is Pleasant connected to Soloman?

Texas John Slaughter?

Posted: 959774400000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1017876117000
Surnames: slaughter, knighton
Greatgrandfather W.D. Knighton born 1864 was rumored to have worked for John Slaughter. Also W.D. was suppose to have been a Texas Ranger. Any info much appreciated. thanks carolyn

Re: Soloman Neatherlin

Posted: 1007274802000
Classification: Birth
Edited: 1028604544000
Surnames: Neatherlin
Pleasant Marion Neatherlin was the son of Lewis Solomon Neatherlin and Elizabeth Mabry.

Solomon was born August 20, 1802 in Tennesee, married February 3, 1831 in Hiines County, Mississippi; died October 2, 1868 in Williamson County, Texas.

Elizabeth Mabry was born June 9, 1815 in Georgia and died September 10, 1862, probably in Williamson County, Texas.

Re: Slaughter

Joanne (View posts)
Posted: 1007305218000
Classification: Query
Thanks for the info on John Slaughter. I'm glad to know that he was the son of Benjamin and Minerva. Benjamin and Minerva are burined in the Old Frio Town Cemetery. I've seen their gravesites - they have one of those big rock walls built around the site. Unfortunately, I didn't take a photo, but I will if I ever go back there again. I don't know that I have a connection to this family, but is possible.

Re: Slaughter

Patricia Ward (View posts)
Posted: 1068698012000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Votaw, Slaughter, Mabry, Harris
Benjamin & Minerva Mabry Slaughter were my gg grandparents; g grandparents were Mary Jane Slaughter and Billy Votaw. I have the wonderful book on her brother John Horton Slaughter. I would like more information on Lease Harris and Billy Votaw's mother Barbara Thomas Gillian Harris. Can you help? Frank Votaw son of Billy was my grandfather and father is August still living at 92 yrs.

Re: Slaughter

Posted: 1100021265000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Harris
I have some information of Lease Harris. He was a drover in the 1870's to Kansas. Would be happy to share information. Also interested in your Mabry connection.
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