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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.

 

Resources:

Directory of Texas Counties

Vintage Texas Photos

Davick Services History Page (Facebook)

Floyd County (Texas State Historical Association)

Lockney . . . Facebook

Floydada Ex-Student's Association . . . Facebook

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Books About Floyd County People and Places

History Of Floyd County 1876-1979

Texas Lawmen, 1835-1899: The Good and the Bad

Walking From Lockney To Jerusalem

One corner of Heaven

Articles About Floyd County People and Places

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