|Death: ||Aug. 5, 1840|
Stephen Tucker Foley came to Texas with his brother Mason, in 1834 from Alabama. Tucker was a member of Captain William J. E. Heard's Company of Citizen Soldiers at the Battle of San Jacinto . Years later, the Foley brothers made the area now known as Halletsville there home.
On August 5, 1840 Dr. Joel Ponton and Tucker Foley were attacked by twenty seven mounted Commanche Indians. Mr. Ponton hid from the mauraders in Ponton Creek, after being shot several times by arrows. The band pursued Tucker Foley until they caught him. The Indians cut the soles of Tuckers feet off and forced him to walk back to the location where they lost Mr. Ponton. After giving up the search for Ponton, Mr. Foley was speared, scalped and finally killed. On August 6th Mr. Foley's naked mutilated body was found by a search party of thirty six Texans. He was buried two miles from the town of Moulton in Lavaca County. A Mr. John McKinney dug a grave with his butcher knife, wrapped his body with a cotton horse blanket, and buried him under a large Live Oak Tree.
Specifically: Buried under a large Live Oak Tree.
Created by: Robert "Scott" Patrick
Record added: Nov 10, 2008
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