Thursday, February 16, 2012

A Fine Day in March of 1902

Hey all!

So I thought it was time to give you a little more background on the people in the pictures.  Martha Ellen Duncan Baccus is the older lady second from the left.  She was born on 13 November 1876, probably in Kentucky.  Her parents names were William Francis Marion and Sarah Christman.  She was married to Frank "B.J" Baccus on the 31 of January 1893.  During the next 9 years they will have 4 children together.  Lillie Lou, Pearl Francis, Roy, and Carl Benjamin. They owned some farmland in Merkle, Taylor, Texas that Frank farmed.  Martha and Frank seemed to of lived happily together those nine years, until the 31st of March of 1902.  The following story is found in The Texas criminal reports: cases argued and adjudged in The Court of Criminal Appeals of the State of Texas vol 47, reported by Rudolph Kleberg, published by T. H Flood and Company: Chicago, Illinios, 190, pages 69-78.  Frank was out building a fence with Buck Moore.  Frank and Buck were working their way down the line towards a wagon and three men were also building a fence around different property.  One of the men named G.R. Pettis began watching Frank and Buck once they were about 100 yards away.  He stood and watched until Frank was about 30 yards away and then said to him...      


  1. Way to leave us in a cliff hanger. I want to know what happened to Frank. It does not sound like it will be good.

  2. Interesting set-up. I'm going to call it... "Nice weather we're having!"