Near Calvert in Robertson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Site of Harvey Massacre
(One Mile West)
At this site one Sunday night in November 1836, the family of John Harvey was attacked by an Indian raiding party. Harvey, his wife, and son were all killed, Mrs. Harvey's blood staining the open pages of the family Bible. Their daughter Ann, aged 5, and a servant girl were taken captive, later to be sold as slaves. The price of Ann was a few blankets.
After four years in Mexico, Ann was recovered by her uncle, James Talbot of Alabama. In 1848 she wed Sanders Briggs and in 1853 they moved to Texas, where they built a home - ironically - near the site of the massacre.
Erected 1972 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 10918.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian.
Location. 31° 2.861′ N, 96° 42.663′ W. Marker is near Calvert, Texas, in Robertson County. Marker is on State Highway 6 one mile north of South Tidwell Prairie Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Calvert TX 77837, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers Site of Extinct Town of Hammond (approx. 3.3 miles away); Love High School (approx. 9.1 miles away); Old Franklin (approx. 11.9 miles away); Port Sullivan (approx. 11.9 miles away); Camp Hearne World War II Prisoner of War Camp (approx. 12.4 miles away).
Also see . . . Texas-Indian War. The Comanche were known as fierce warriors, with a reputation for looting, burning, murdering, and kidnapping as far south as Mexico City. When Sul Ross rescued Cynthia Ann Parker at Pease River, he observed that this event would be felt in every family in Texas, as every one had lost someone in the Indian Wars. Source: Wikipedia (Submitted on January 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.