Nancy Buckelew's G. Great Grandfather Frank Buckelew Captured by Indians
In my early days at Medina elementary school I learned that my classmate Nancy Buckelew’s great grandfather was captured by Indians. I was impressed because I was a big “Western’s” fan when we got television, and even before from the stories of the old west told me by my dad. Here was a real life descendant of a fourteen year old boy who lived with indians for eleven months.
The years passed and I read about “white captives” but I never knew much about her great grandfather. I saw Nancy at our class reunion recently and she loaned me the book written about him by T.S Dennis. It was extra interesting to me because he was captured on the south side of the divide from our ranch, in the Sabinal watershed.
After his escape he worked on different ranches, but...
“I could never get away from the impression to preach. I renewed my vows to God and decided to live for Him the rest of my days and do His bidding. In 1895 I was licensed to preach by the Methodist Episcopal church, the ordination services being held in the Methodist church that now stands in the town of Bandera.”
Love Your Enemies
T.S. Dennis, Author of Frank Buckelew's biography
Photo: Nancy Buckelew in the first grade