|Miss Effie Cowan, P.W.|
|McLennan County, Texas||(No)|
"My mammy and pappy cum from Alabama wid de Mullins family befo' de Civil War. I forgot de name of de oldest Mullins, but he had three boys, dey wuz Ben, Porter an' Isacc. Porter Mullins had a son named Tom dat I belonged to, dis Tom Mullins went to de Civil War wid de company dat wuz organized in Waco wid a young man by de name of Ryan for dey Captain.
"I 'members dey wuz de young men from de community near de Tehuacana creek, in de Brazos bottom whar we all lived, some of dey names dat wuz in dis company, wuz W. W. Dunklin, de son of de ole man Dunklin who had a plantation jes back of de Harrison place, Tom Mullins an' a young man by de name of Downs from Waco an' young Billingsley, from de Billingsley plantation farther down de river near Marlin.
" Den de Ross lived in dis community too, an' you knows about de young Captain Sul Ross who wuz de Captain of de Ranger Campany an' who fought de Indians an' brought back some of de w'ite folks children, dat he took away from de Indians, dey wuz one little curley haired girl dat he brought home once, an' never did find out who she wuz, his mother raised her. Den dey wuz de capture of Cynthia Ann Parker from de Comanches over at Parkers Fort dat every body knows about.
"Dis Sul Ross after dis, wuz de governor of Texas you knows, an' hit wuz in dis community dat his decendants lived. Dey wuz Shapley Ross, who married one of de ole General Harrison's girls, den Dr. Dunklin's girl Rena married de son of Captain John H. Harrison, an' Allison Harrison, an' one of de Harrison girls married Ab Bedwell,