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John Rufus Blocker
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Birth: Dec. 19, 1851
Dimmit County
Texas, USA
Death: 1927
Bexar County
Texas, USA

Information provided by Sherry in an email dated December 23, 2011.



John Blocker and Abner Blocker were two of three brothers (Bill Blocker is the third) who were among Texas' most successful trail drivers. The Blocker family came to Texas in 1852 and settled near Austin. John started in the cattle business in Blanco County with his brother Bill, and Abner Blocker joined them there. Over the next two decades, the brothers trailed cattle to markets throughout the west. Their brand was an inverted numeral sever, and the Blockers developed a style of roping that became known as the Blocker Loop. Excellent accounts of the many trail-driving adventures of the Blocker brothers can be found in The Trail Drivers of Texas, by J. Marvin Hunter.
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 Parents:
  Abner Pickens Blocker (1822 - 1890)
  Cornelia Randolph Murphy Blocker (1828 - 1900)
 
 Spouse:
  Annie Lane Blocker (1862 - 1941)
 
 Children:
  Susan Blocker Lewis (1889 - 1952)*
 
 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)*
  Edward Reed Blocker (1864 - 1865)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Dignowity Cemetery
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section B, Row 19
 
Created by: LKat
Record added: Jul 20, 2009
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John Rufus Blocker
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- Searchers of our Past
 Added: Jun. 18, 2014

- LKat
 Added: Dec. 24, 2011
Husband to: Annie Lane/ Austin,TX; married in 1881.
-Anonymous
 Added: Feb. 2, 2010
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