Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Mr. Porter Mullins]
Miss Effie Cowan, P. W.
McLennan County, Texas.
District No. 8
No. of words 1200
File No. 240
Page No. 1 Reference
Interview with Mr. Porter Mullins, White pioneer, Riesel, Texas.
“I was born in 1865, on the 29th, day of June, six miles east of the Brazos River, near where the town of Riesel now stands. My father was Isaac Mullins; whose father, Isaac, was one of the three Mullins brothers, Isaac, Porter and Ben, who came to the Brazos bottom about the year 1833, from Alabama. My father married Nancy Ann Morgan, who was the daughter of Stacy Ann Morgan, whose parents were killed by the Indians in the Morgan Marlin massacre.
“Grandmother, Stacy Ann Morgan was born February 14th, 1819, and died March 23rd, 1894. She had three daughters, Nancy Ann, Mary Ann and Ann. One son, W. J. Morgan, born October 28th, 1854, died in 1909. He married Miss Della Wright from Colorado County, Texas. Nancy Ann, (my mother) married Isaac Mullins Jr., Ann married a man by the name of Beddingfield, and Mary Ann married Rufe Smith.
“I can remember as a child my grandmother Stacy Ann Morgan as she sat in her chair by the fireplace and told us stories of how the Indians would travel up and down the Indian trail by Morgans Point, where she lived, on their way to Waco, to the Bernard Trading post, and how they were always in fear of them robbing them of their corn and stock as the time came for their passing, which was usually in the light of the moon.