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Abner Pickins Blocker
Birth: Jan. 30, 1856
Death: Aug. 9, 1943

Cattleman. Born the youngest of three sons of Abner Pickens and Cornelia Randolph Murphy Blocker on the family ranch near Austin, Texas. He and his brothers, John and William, ran cattle in Blanco County, driving herds numbering in the thousands across trails to destinations such as Wyoming, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, and Montana. In 1885 he delivered 2,500 head to the newly established XIT Ranch for whom he devised the XIT brand. In 1890 he became range boss at his brother's Chupadero Ranch. His last overland trail drive was to Deadwood, South Dakota in 1893. After a brief and abortive attempt at cotton farming, he returned to cattle, finally working for the Texas Cattle Raisers Association beginning in 1912. When he died in San Antonio at age 87 he had never driven a car nor flown in a plane (bio by: Iola) 
 
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 Parents:
  Abner Pickens Blocker (1822 - 1890)
  Cornelia Randolph Murphy Blocker (1828 - 1900)
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Blocker (1849 - 1896)*
  John Rufus Blocker (1851 - 1927)*
  Abner Pickins Blocker (1856 - 1943)
  Anna McK. Blocker (1859 - 1896)*
  Nancy Blocker Shaw (1861 - 1938)*
  Preston Brooks Blocker (1863 - 1884)*
  Edward Reed Blocker (1864 - 1865)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Dignowity Cemetery
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section B, Row 19
 
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Record added: Jun 04, 2000
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Abner Pickins Blocker
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Abner Pickins Blocker
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Abner Pickins Blocker
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