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[TX] TX Rangers disturbing grave of Shepherd Mullens?

The Texas Rangers Museum in Waco plans to disturb the grave of Shepherd Mullens, along with other graves of historic Texans. Shepherd Mullens (c.1828-1871) was born in Lawrence County, AL and arrived as a slave in Texas in 1854. During Reconstruction, he served as a state legislator from McLennan County, TX.

Below are links to articles by Victoria Mgbemena in Feb. 27, 2008 issue of the Baylor University newspaper, The Lariat Online; and by J.B. Smith in Waco Tribune-Herald of Sunday, March 23, 2008. Both articles are posted at Find a Grave Forum.There’s also a link to a biography of Shepherd Mullens by Alwyn Barr from Handbook of Texas Online.

Texas Museum Discovers Unmarked Grave wacotrib.com article
http://www.baylor.edu/lariat/news.php?action=story&story=49496

Dead Wrong - Texas Ranger Museum Follow-up - Find A Grave Forums
www.findagrave.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=326880

For a biography of Shepherd Mullens, see Handbook of Texas Online
www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/MM/fmu23.html


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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