Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Mrs. John Coleman]
Ridegbaugh, Mildred - P.W.-1,060
Houston, Tex. - Dist. 6
Her no longer brawny fingers fondled the aged shawl. She slowly, rather wearily, pleated the weave and then pressed it back into place. Her gray head nodded slightly as she remembered, and in her tired eyes gleamed something from the past.
She is Mrs. John Coleman, 74 years old, and a resident of Houston for the past 42 years. She is a Daughter of the Confederacy, a Daughter of the Republic, and is a writer and member of the National Geographic Society.
Her father was the famous John T. Cox, Texan Ranger, of second regiment, Co. D, who was fatally wounded in battle for the capture of the bell from the Harriet Lane. FRONTIER LIFE.
She first remembered when, as a small child, she sat listening to the tales of Cherokee Co. from the lips of Sadie Gibbons, first white child born in the country. She remembered vaguely of Chief Bean's return to the plantation with his friendly Cherokee tribe for the annual ritual of drowning their evil spirits in old Bean Creek.