The Robert Jehu 'Bob' Lee (1834-1869) of Capt. McCoole's Militia of Grayson County TX was involved in the Lee-Peacock Feud of the Leonard, TX area.
Several have asked me if the above Bob Lee was related to Pink Lee of 1880s infamy. ..Please help me learn more about the Lees of North Texas during the Civil War era.
Pink Lee and his family lived in the Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory (one of the Lees had married a Chickasaw) just west and across Red River from Coesfield, Cooke County, Texas and Col. Bourland (1801-1879) on Delaware Bend on the south side of Red River. ..The Roff family lived in Coesfield but ran cattle as far north as the Arbuckle Mountains. ..The Roffs suspected that cattle thieves lived on the Lee Ranch that culminated in a shoot-out
How did the Roffs get permission to run cattle in the Chickasaw Nation? Col. James Bourland's brother, Wm. H. (1811-1860), had applied for Chickasaw rights for his children in 1857 then after his 1860 death, Alva Buckingham Roff, who married Wm. H. Bourland's dau, kept the case in the courts until 1897 when the U.S. Supreme Court determined that his children were not Chickasaw. ..Meanwhile, A.B. Roff ran cattle on Chickasaw land and built the first house in Ardmore for his cowpolks ... now in the city park.
I have 49 "Lee, Lea" entries in my 128-page Name Index of of my 1,014-page book about the Civil War era of North Texas and Southern Indian Territory.