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Erastus Osiation Blue
Birth: Feb. 2, 1834
Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 13, 1864
Young County
Texas, USA

husband of Elizabeth Jane Bunch

Children born to this union were:
William A. Blue
John C. Blue
Anna Lucinda Blue
George W Blue
James M Blue

On October 13, 1864, west of present Newcastle, Texas, Kiowa and Comanche Indians raided the Elm Creek Valley northwest of Fort Belknap. Dr. Thomas Wilson, Thomas Hamby and his son Thorton K. Hamby, a Confederate soldier, rode to warn others in the area and then defended several families who had taken refuge in George Bragg's cabin. After charging the cabin several times, killing Wilson and wounding Bragg and Thomas Hamby, the Indians hear shots from a company of Confederate colonel James G. Bourland's Border Regiment and rode north with a herd of stolen cattle and horses. The company under the command of a Second Lieutenant Carson, pursued the Indians but rode into an ambush, in which five soldiers were killed and several were wounded. The soldiers were killed south of Elm Creek and their bodies were removed to Fort Murrah for burial.

We've been to the location of the burial and will post photos of the site soon.


Son of Rev. William Blue b. June 9 1802 died Mar 7 1868 in Newton Co. MO - Elizabeth Barns/Burns b. Oct 1802 who married Mar 11, 1824

*Barns / Burns is difficult to distinguish

Siblings of Erastus Blue:
Meredith Blue b Dec 14 1824 (brother) d. Jan 25 1854
Mary Jane Blue b July 2 1827 or 1829 (hard to read)
Martha Ann Blue b. Ap 15 1830 m. Isaac Herod Sept 14 1852 Grayson Co TX. She died Nov 8 1853 per Bible
Ruth W. Blue b. Jan 8 1832
Erastus Blue b. Feb 2 1834
Elizabeth H. Blue b. Feb 14 1836 d. Mar 10 1885 (Mrs. Elizabeth H. White)
William A.V. Blue born March 19 1839
Melinda M. Blue b. Apr 10 1842

from William Blue Bible
Cameron-Ashley Heath
Family links: 
  Elizabeth Jane Bunch Jones (1836 - 1911)*
  John C. Blue (1857 - 1919)*
  Anna Lucinda Blue Reed (1860 - 1878)*
  George Washington Blue (1861 - 1941)*
*Calculated relationship
Fort Murrah Cemetery
Young County
Texas, USA
Created by: Searchers of our Past
Record added: Mar 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50299669

Third great-grandfather
- Kathy Jennings Brown
 Added: Oct. 28, 2015

- Searchers of our Past
 Added: Oct. 9, 2015

- Searchers of our Past
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