Tri-City Ledger -

By Russell Brown
Guest Writer 

Historical ties to famous Texas desperado


July 19, 2018

Our society has contributed articles to this paper for almost thirty years now and I find that the collection is a surprisingly generous source of historical information about this region. I stumbled across the following a while back, a first-hand recollection of a local “bad man” who was the brother-in-law of the famous Texas desperado, John Wesley Hardin. Hardin and Brown Bowen met while living in Texas as teens. In 1874 Bowen’s sister, Hardin’s wife, returned to the old family home in the Pollard area with her children and mother.

Hardin soon fled Texas to find her. Brown B...

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