Selected Families and Individuals


Herbert Jonathan BIGGS

1.  Headstone reads Herbert and birth certificate does too.

2.  Hubbard could have been a nickname.

James Knox PAULK

Veteran Soldier,
    J. K. Paulk, Dies
         Sunday Morning


    Taps were sounded Tuesday morning for a veteran soldier of early and historic Texas, when members of Greenwood Post of the American Legion, conducted a military funeral for one of our oldest and most highly respected citizens.
     Mr. James Knox Paulk was born in Alabama, March 11, 1850, and died at his home in this city Sunday, March 20, 1932, aged 82 years and 9 days.
    At the age of 15 years he enlisted in the Civil War.  When 19 years old he came to Texas and served in what was known as the minute men on frontier of Texas from April 1872 to June 1, 1874, under Captain John Elkins.  
     On June 4, 1874 he enlisted in Ranger service in Co. E Texas Frontier Batalion under Major Jones and Captain Malby and served thru-out the Indian Ward of the late 70's.
    Battles of interest in which he partook, were at Adobe Walls, Texas, when 27 men held off a force of 900 Indians, under Quannah Parker, Commanche Chief, and at Williams and Hart Ranch besides a number of minor ones.
     Mr. Paulk could talk interestingly of early days in Texas and ofter entertained his friends with vivid accounts of pioneer life and wartimes in the Lone Star State.
    At Camp Colorado, Texas, on Oct. 18, 1877, Mr. Paulk was united in marriage to Miss America Graves, who survives him.
     Mr. Paulk and family moved to Palacios about 22 years ago and had made this city his home ever since.  He was active in the eraly building of Palacios, was one of our foremost pioneer business men, and was always interested in what ..........................................