Nancy Catherine McCuistion: Birth: 1861. Death: 1884
Title: Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Founders and Patriots oftheRepublic of Texas, Book II
Publication: Austin, Texas: 1984, 2nd Ed.
Title: Bosque County Historical Commission. A History of Bosque County,Texas
Publication: Bosque County History Book Committee: 1985
Note: land for cattle and pushed his herds northwest to Bosque, Texas. Waswith his brother James in Robertson County, Texas in 1850. Joshusowned land in the Blaylock Colony of Old Mexico. As explained by hisgreat grandson, the Blaylock Colony was in Tamaulipas part of Mexico,south of Brownsville, Texas. Colony meant so many acres of land andthe people on it.
In 1905, Joshua bought a ranch in the State of Tamaulipas, Old Mexico,south of Brownsville; the deeds were ratified by the Courts ofTampico. The next year during the Mexican Revolution, the army ofPresident Diaz overran his ranch, were defeated and recrossed, pursuedby the army of Pancho Villa. Joshua and all of his native Mexicanemployees were murdered on or about 22 March 1906. It is not knownwhether government or bandit forces committed the atrocities;although, it is assumed to have been Pancho Villa. Although, anotheraccount states, Joshua was shot in the leg while in bed, which causedhim to develop blood poisoning and he died from this. Because oflegal complications and the lack of proper embalming methods, he wasburied there.
In 1861, at the outbreak of the War Between the States, Joshua tookeight of his finest horses and donated them to 'The Cause' when hejoined General Sibley's Texas Cavalry. Joshus served under GeneralSibley for the duration of the war.
Joshua donated land in Hollis Prairie for a church to be built in thecommunity. After the church was completed, the name of the settlementwas changed from Hollis Prairie to Lane's Chapel in honor of theLanes.
Note: He determined to move to more unsettled parts of Texas, so he traded
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