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Col Christopher Columbus "C.C." Slaughter, Sr
Birth: Feb. 9, 1837
Sabine County
Texas, USA
Death: Jan. 25, 1919
Dallas County
Texas, USA

Western Businessman. He was a ranching pioneer, banker and philanthropist, noted as the "Cattle King of Texas". As a boy he worked cattle with his father and at age twelve helped drive the family's ninety-two-head herd to a ranch on the Trinity River in Freestone County, Texas, where the family moved in 1852. At age seventeen he was hauling timber and processing Collin County wheat into flour for sale and with the earned money he bought his uncle's interest in the Slaughter cattle herd. He persuaded his father to move farther west in 1856, selected a site in Palo Pinto County, positioned to provide beef to Fort Belknap, plus the nearby Indian reservations and he drove 1,500 cattle to the new ranch. During the Civil War, he served as a Colonel in the Confederate Army Texas Rangers. After the war, he founded the C. C. Slaughter Cattle Company, plus co-founded the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association in 1873. In 1884, he established the American National Bank, which is now part of the First National Bank chain. By 1905, he owned over 40,000 head of cattle and oversaw over a million acres of land in West Texas. He also established the Baylor Hospital of Dallas, served on its Board of Trustees and was president of the United Confederate Veterans. Slaughter maintained strict control over his operations until 1910, when he suffered a broken hip that crippled him for the remainder of his life. After his death at age 81, his heirs divided his ranch and land holdings, and sold them. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  George Webb Slaughter (1811 - 1895)
  Sarah Jane Mason Slaughter (1818 - 1894)
  Cynthia Ann Jowell Slaughter (1849 - 1876)*
  Carrie Averill Slaughter (1861 - 1928)*
  George Morgan Slaughter (1862 - 1915)*
  Minnie Slaughter Veal (1864 - 1955)*
  Dela Slaughter Wright (1866 - 1956)*
  Eugene Ewell Slaughter (1868 - 1870)*
  Robert Lee Slaughter (1870 - 1938)*
  Christopher Columbus Slaughter (1879 - 1940)*
  Walter Webb Slaughter (1880 - 1881)*
  Walter Slaughter (1880 - 1881)*
  Alexander Averill Slaughter (1881 - 1931)*
  Carrie Slaughter Dean (1883 - 1958)*
  Nelle Slaughter DeLoache (1892 - 1964)*
  Christopher Columbus Slaughter (1837 - 1919)
  Nancy Ann Slaughter (1839 - 1894)*
  Peter Eldridge Slaughter (1846 - 1911)*
  George Webb Slaughter (1847 - 1860)*
  John Bunyan Slaughter (1848 - 1928)*
  William Baxter Slaughter (1852 - 1929)*
  Frances Ann Slaughter (1854 - 1924)*
  Sarah Jennie Slaughter Harris (1858 - 1947)*
  Mary Millie Slaughter Dalton (1860 - 1945)*
  Mason L Slaughter (1863 - 1894)*
*Calculated relationship
Greenwood Cemetery
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Plot: Block 22 Lot 6
GPS (lat/lon): 32.48042, -96.47859
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Oct 25, 2000
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Col Christopher Columbus C.C. Slaughter, Sr
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Remembering you today. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Feb. 9, 2017

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 Added: Feb. 9, 2017
Remembering you on the anniversary of your passing. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Jan. 25, 2016
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