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Famous People from Floyd County, Texas.
 

Elish Roberts

Elish Roberts - First Person to be buried in Lockney Texas

Little is known about Elish Roberts. Even the exact date of his death is unknown, other than at some point he found his way to Lockney, Texas shortly after the West Texas town was founded. It is the circumstances, time and place of his death that brought him lasting notoriety. Roberts is the first person to be buried in the Lockney Cemetery. He was caught with another man's wife in sometime in 1890. The resulting gunfight ended the life of Elish Roberts. His story is still studied in the local schools.

 

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Davick Services on Facebook: True Stories of Amazing People and Places in Texas

Vintage Texas Photos

Floyd County (Texas State Historical Association)

Lockney . . . Facebook

Books About Floyd County People and Places

Books about Floyd County Texas, Floydada and Lockney

History Of Floyd County 1876-1979

Walking From Lockney To Jerusalem - by Coy Reece Holley from Lockney Texas

One corner of Heaven - by Blanche Scott Rutherford - memoir of life in Floyd County 1888 - 1964

Floyd County Cookbooks

Floyd County Yearbooks - Floydada and Lockney Schools

Books by Authors from Floyd County Texas

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Articles About Floyd County People and Places

Panhandle Residents Ponder Polygamist’s Move

Floyd County Judge Arrested for Shooting Husband

Texas Comptroller Holding $36,708 in Unclaimed Money for Floyd County Business and Estates

 
 

Floyd County Treasures

Rare Artifacts, Memorabilia, Ancestry and History Records from Floydada, Lockney, Aiken, Barwise, Dougherty and South Plains, Texas

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