Lynch family research notes

Lynch Family Murder Menu:

The birth place of George Lynch is unclear.  Online genealogies say he was born in Grimes county, but the only evidence found to support that is an article in the The Tri-Weekly Herald of Marshall, Texas stating that George was staying with relatives in Hockley and that he was born in Grimes county, near where Navasota now is.1   The found evidence indicates he lived in Harris county for the first years of his marriage, later moving to Grimes county and, prior to the murders, he moved his family into southern Waller county, across the county line from Harris county to Spring Creek, only a short distance from Hockley,

Places Where Anyone Named George Lynch is Mentioned:

  • 1839-12-05 - Harris county - an older Geo. Lynch, single man, awarded a third-class headright land grant of 320 acres in Harrison (Harris) county. 2 3
  • 1846 - Harris county - tax roll; a Geo Lynch. 4
  • 1860-07-04 - Harris county - married Cyllanae Hargrave in Harris county. 5
  • 1860-08-14 - Harris county - George signed resolution of vigilance at Hockley The Weekly Telegraph, (Houston, TX.) 6
  • 1860-09-10 - Harris county - G. W. & C. Lynch are recorded on the census in Lynchburg, Harris county. 7
  • 1861-10-26 - Titus county - 160 acres in Titus county, Bowie Scrip. 8
  • 1861-1865 - Several G. Lynch served in Civil War. 9
  • 1865 - Grimes county - a G.W. Lynch on Grimes cty tax rolls. 10
  • 1867 - Grimes county - a Geo. Lynch on Grimes county tax rolls. 11 12
  • 1868 - Grimes county - a Geo. Lynch on Grimes county tax rolls. 13 14.
  • 1869 - Grimes county - a Geo. Lynch on Grimes county tax rolls. 15.
  • 1869-05-08 - Grimes county - Geo W Lynch purchased part of Thomas Ellington & J. Mills survey in southern part of Grimes county for $350. 16 17
  • 1870 - Grimes county - a Geo. Lynch on Grimes county tax rolls. 18.
  • 1870-07-28 - Grimes county - George, Plomonia and their four children are on 1870 census in Courtney, Grimes county. 19
  • 1871 - Grimes county - a Geo. Lynch on Grimes county tax rolls. 20.
  • 1871-03-20 - Grimes county - Cyllanae Lynch bought 116 acres in southern Grimes county. 21
  • 1871 - Waller county - Sometime before 1878, George moved his family to a farm at Spring Creek, Waller county.
  • 1873 - Grimes county - a Geo. Lynch on Grimes county tax rolls. 22.
  • 1878-10-05 - Grimes county - The Tri-Weekly Herald, (Marshall, TX); George is with relatives in Hockley; "Mr. Lynch was born in Grimes county, near where Navasota now is, and several of our citizens have known him from boyhood."; many friends in Grimes county 23
  • 1878-10-26 - Harris county - George Lynch & John Binford shot at each other in Hockley.
  • 1880 - Leadville, CO - George Lynch is on the census in Leadville, Lake cty, Colorado as a miner. 24
  • 1881-06-18 - Colorado - George Lynch convicted of murder and incarcerated in Colorado State Penitentiary. 25
  • 1901-10-21 - Hunt county - a G. W. Lynch; 80.4 acres; Hunt School Land, Weiland, Hunt county, Texas. 26

Birth Date Estimates for George Lynch:

source date age birth estimate range
1860 census Sept. 18, 1860 20 Sept. 19, 1839 to Sept. 18, 1840
1870 census July 26, 1870 32 July 27, 1837 to July 26, 1838
1880 census June 27, 1880 39 June 28, 1840 to June 27, 1841
prison record June 18, 1881 41 June 19, 1839 to June 18, 1840

All but the 1870 census indicate that George was born sometime between June 1839 and June 1841.

Searching for the Family of George Lynch:

The parents or siblings of George Lynch have not been found.  He was born circa 1839-1840, just after Texas had won its independence from Mexico, in rural Grimes county, Texas near Nolansville, which would later become Navasota.27

The only proof found for the birth place of George Lynch is in the Tri-Weekly Herald28 of October 05, 1878, which reported "Mr. Lynch was born in Grimes county, near where Navasota now is, and several of our citizens have known him from boyhood".  It also referred to his father and his only sister, both of Grimes county, and regarding his sister, it reported: "Mr. Lynch's only sister was the wife of our highly esteemed citizen J. Eberly".  (No evidence has been found of any siblings or the parents of George Lynch, and no evidence has been found of an Eberly-Lynch marriage, but his wife's sister, Virginia Ann Hargrave, married Jerome Eberly and another sister, Virginia Hargrave, later married William H. Eberly, a brother of Jerome.)  See the Eberly family research notes and Hargrave family research notes.

Possible parents for George Lynch are Patrick Lynch or George W. Lynch, all of Grimes county.  A George W. Lynch is listed on the Grimes county tax rolls between 1865 and 1894 with a Patrick Lynch as Grantee for one of them.  The search for his family is complicated because there are more than one man in the area named George Lynch.

  • The birth place of his parents is given as Tennessee and Missouri on the 1880 census,29  but none of the Lynch people found on the censuses have those birth states.
  • Shortly after Texas won its independence from Mexico, in 1839, a man named George Lynch was awarded a third-class headright grant of 320 acres30 as a single man in Harrisburg county (now Harris county).31  Harrisburg county was bounded on the north by Spring Creek.32  He must have died, for nothing more is found about him but, a year or two later, a boy was born in Grimes county and given the same name.
  • A Patrick Lynch is on the 1846 Republic of Texas Poll List in Grimes county.33  A poll tax of one dollar was levied on every white male resident over the age of twenty-one and on women who were heads of household
  • A 13 year old John Lynch, a possible sibling born about the same time and place as George, is on the 1850 census in Grimes county living with the Ephram Fuqua family, his grandparents,34 and he is listed on the tax rolls of that county as a minor,35 but no clues were found to identify George's family.  John would later marry Mary Herberson and they would have three children, he died before 1868 in the Civil War36 and she remarried Jasper Newton Dunigan.

George Lynch married Cyllanae Hargrave July 4, 1860 in Harris county, Texas37, probably Hockley.  Her given name recorded various ways, including Selina and Plomonia, but on a deed dated March 20, 1871, she signed her name "Cyllanae Lynch". 38

1860 census - Two months after their marriage, George and Cyllanae Lynch are found living in Lynchburg, Harris county, Texas.  He is working as a clerk.  Lynchburg, Texas is located about 15 miles due east of Houston.  It was founded by Nathaniel Lynch in 1822 when he put a ferry there to cross the San Jacinto river.  Nathaniel died in early 1837, shortly before George Lynch was born, but the Lynch descendants continued to operate the ferry through 1848.  Was George Lynch related to that family?

1860 census, TX, Harris, Lynchburg, pct 15, Sept. 10, HH 536/432
G. W. LYNCH, 20, M, clerk, $1500, TX
C. LYNCH, 17, F, LA

1870 census - George & Plomonia Lynch are living in Courtney, Grimes county, Texas (recorded as "Coatney") which is located in the SW corner of Grimes county, just above Waller county.  (The census location is erroneously shown at FamilySearch.org as "Texas, Concord, Essex, Vermont, USA").

1870, TX, Grimes, Coatney P.O., p 144, July 28
HH 1313
LYNCH, George, 32, M, W, farmer, TX
LYNCH, Plomonia, 27, F, W, keeping house, LA
LYNCH, Caroline, 9, F, W, TX
LYNCH, Lusenia, 4, F, W, TX
LYNCH, Marion, 3, M, W, TX
LYNCH, Joseph, 1, M, W, TX

Sometime after 1870, George moved his family to a farm on Spring Creek in extreme southern Waller county and next door to the cotton plantation of the Musco Boulware III family with whom he had several serious altercations.

In 1874, one of his wife's sisters, Mariah Hargrave, married James Lewis Boulware, a son of Musco Boulware III.

Cyllanae died about August 1878 and left George with eight children, ranging in age from Carrie (17) to the infant Hayes (3 weeks).  The next month, the evening of September 13, 1878, George was shot twice outside his home and his home was set ablaze, killing all his children.

The fact that the children appeared to have not moved from where they slept caused some to think they were either incapacitated or killed before the fire and that George did it and set fire to his own home and shot himself to cover up his crime.  The notion that he'd shot himself was discarded as he had a beard and neither the beard or his clothes showed any signs of a powder burn, and the angle of the shots also precluded him shooting himself.

After the murder of his children, George went to Hockley, in Grimes county, to heal, staying with a brother-in-law, probably Jerome Eberly, whose wife Virginia was a sister to Lynch's wife.  Reuben Boulware, a son of Musco, was suspected of the crime but never charged.

The next year, 1879, another sister of his wife, Frances C. "Fanny" Hargrave, married William H. Eberly, a brother to Jerome.

Later in 1879, October 13, Frank Hargrave, a brother of the Hargrave women, shot and killed Musco Boulware IV, a son of the elder Musco, allegedly in a dispute over a horse race.39 40 41

So, George W. Lynch, husband of Cyllanae Hargrave, saw two his wife's sisters marry Eberly brothers and one of her brothers killed one of his neighbors, Musco Boulware IV.

By June, 1880, George Lynch had moved to Colorado to mine for gold where he is found on the 1880 census in Lake county, Colorado. 42 on which he gives the birth place of his father as Tennessee and his mother as Missouri.

1880 census, CO, Lake, ed 89, June 27, HH 345/355
SAILES, John W, W, M, 24, single, mining, TX, NY, MS
LYNCH, Geo W, W, M, 39, single, mining, TX, TN, MO
SAILES, Henry, W, M, 27, married, mining, TX, NY, MS
MERRILL, John, W, M, 25, single, mining, MA, MA, MA
SMITH, Frank, W, M, 27, single, mining, MI, PA, PA
BROTHERS, Robt, W, M, 29, single, mining, MA, VT, VT
HARVIN, Frank, W, M, 22, single, mining,, AL, AL, AL

July 3, 1881 – Sheriff C. M. Noble of Harris county, inquired about Geo. W. Lynch who had been convicted of murder of Beuford in Leadville, CO.  The Galveston Daily News, Sunday, July 3, 1881. 43

July 18, 1881 – George Lynch was given a life sentence for the murder of Charles Lyles at Leadville, CO.  The Galveston Daily News, Sunday, July 10, 1881 44 | Brenham Weekly Banner, (Brenham, TX) Thursday, August 11, 1881 45.  He was incarcerated in Colorado penitentiary June 19, 1881.  46

He was pardoned by Governor Davis Waite April 25, 1893.  47

Nothing further has been conclusively found about George Lynch but, after 1900, a George Lynch was found in New Mexico and in south Texas listed as mining consultants.  There was no evidence of the identity of these persons.

A Search of Land & Tax records for George Lynch proved unsuccessful but there were Texas Land Grant records for people with the Lynch surname.

November 21, 1901, a G. W. Lynch purchased 80.4 acres of Hunt Scrip – Hunt School Land, Weiland, Hunt county, TX.48


Lynch Families in Census of Grimes County.

Census records for Lynch individuals & families 1850-1900 in Grimes county, Texas.
(U.S. Census index at ancestry.com.)

The records indicate his family lived in Grimes county and that some of them were living there as late as the date of the murders, 1878, so this will examine extant census records for that county – with exceptions where George Lynch is found elsewhere.

1850 census

John Lynch living with his granddparents.

1850, TX, Grimes, Nov 4, HH 203/219
Ephram FUQUA, 60, M, farmer, $4226, VA
Martha FUQUA, 55, F, VA
Henry H FUQUA, 31, M, wagon maker, AL
Patrick FUQUA, 16, M, TX
John LINCK, 13, M, TX
William GLASS, 20, M, Germany

1860 census

George & Cyllanae Lynch are living in Lynchburg, Harris county, Texas.

1860 census, TX, Harris, Lynchburg, pct 15, Sept. 10, HH 536/432
G. W. LYNCH, 20, M, clerk, $1500, TX
C. LYNCH, 17, F, LA

John F. Lynch

1860, TX, Grimes, Anderson, p. 97, Aug. 7, HH 643/614
John F. LYNCH, 22, M, farmer, $4000, $985, TX
Mary LYNCH, 21, F, TX
Patrick LYNCH, 1, M, TX
Jefferson MEYHES, 24, M, laborer, TX

John Lynch married Mary Herberson July 27, 1858 in Grimes county.

J. Lynch living in home of W. R. Thomas.

1860, TX, Grimes, Anderson, p. 50, July 7, HH 326/318
....
J LYNCH, 30, M, laborer, Ireland

1870 census

George & Plomonia Lynch are living in Courtney, Grimes county, Texas (recorded as "Coatney") which is located in the SW corner of Grimes county, just above Waller county.  (The census location is erroneously shown at FamilySearch.org as "Texas, Concord, Essex, Vermont, USA").

1870, TX, Grimes, Coatney P.O., p 144, July 28
HH 1313
LYNCH, George, 32, M, W, farmer, TX
LYNCH, Plomonia, 27, F, W, keeping house, LA
LYNCH, Caroline, 9, F, W, TX
LYNCH, Lusenia, 4, F, W, TX
LYNCH, Marion, 3, M, W, TX
LYNCH, Joseph, 1, M, W, TX

Patrick, Parolee & John Lynch

1870, TX, Grimes, Anderson, p. 253, July 29, HH 2058
DUNNAGAN, Newton, 26, M, W, farmer, $500, $150, TN
DUNNAGAN, Mary, 26, F, W, keeping house, TN
LYNCH, Patrick, 11, M, W, at home, TX
LYNCH, Parolee, 9, F, W, TX
LYNCH, John, 7, M, W, TX

John Lynch must have died before 1868, as his wife, Mary (Herberson) Lynch, married Jasper Newton Dunigan September 23, 1868 in Grimes county and her children are living with them. (John died in the Civil War.49)

David Lynch

1870, TX, Grimes, pct 1, p. 49, Jul 8, HH 411
LYNCH, David B, 45, M, W, farmer, $1500, $300, GA
LYNCH, Susan, 30, F, W, keeping house, NC
LYNCH, Martha, 11, F, NC
LYNCH, Baily, 9, M, NC
LYNCH, Levi, 7, M, NC
LYNCH, John, 4/12 (Jany), M, TX
LYNCH, Emily, 4, F, NC

1880 census

No Lynch surnamed people are found in Grimes county for the 1880 census.

By June, 1880, George Lynch had moved to Colorado to mine for gold where he is found on the 1880 census in Lake county, Colorado. 50 on which he gives the birth place of his father as Tennessee and his mother as Missouri.

1880 census, CO, Lake, ed 89, June 27, HH 345/355
SAILES, John W, W, M, 24, single, mining, TX, NY, MS
LYNCH, Geo W, W, M, 39, single, mining, TX, TN, MO
SAILES, Henry, W, M, 27, married, mining, TX, NY, MS
MERRILL, John, W, M, 25, single, mining, MA, MA, MA
SMITH, Frank, W, M, 27, single, mining, MI, PA, PA
BROTHERS, Robt, W, M, 29, single, mining, MA, VT, VT
HARVIN, Frank, W, M, 22, single, mining,, AL, AL, AL

1900 census

Martha Lynch

1900 census, TX, Grimes, JP 1, ed 17, June 18, HH 231/247
LYNCH, Martha, head, W, F, Apr 1870, 30, widowed, 8/5 children, TX, AL, AL, farmer, renter
LYNCH, Edward, son, Jun 1884, 16, TX, TX, TX, farm labor
LYNCH, David, son, Sept 1884, 15, TX, TX, TX, farm labor
LYNCH, Mary, dau, Nov 1886, 13, TX, TX, TX
LYNCH, Oura, dau, Oct 1888, 11, TX, TX, TX
LYNCH, Lizzie, dau, Dec 1889, 10, TX, TX, TX

Descendants of George W. Lynch
(There were only 8 children. No trustworthy list was found and the 9 below combine all sources.)
1-George W. Lynch b: abt 1840 in Grimes county, Texas, USA +Cyllanae "Celinda" Hargrave b: abt 1843 in Louisiana, USA m: Jul 4, 1860 in Harris county, Texas, USA d: abt Aug 1878 in Waller county, Texas, USA . . 2-Caroline "Carrie" Lynch (F) (1870 census) b: abt 1861 in Texas, USA d: Sep 13, 1878 in Waller county, Texas, USA . . 2-Loraine Lynch (F) (Lusenia on 1870 census) b: abt 1866 in Texas, USA d: Sep 13, 1878 in Waller county, Texas, USA . . 2-Lodie Lynch (M) b: abt 1866 in Texas, USA d: Sep 13, 1878 in Waller county, Texas, USA . . 2-Abigail Lynch (F) b: in Texas, USA d: Sep 13, 1878 in Waller county, Texas, USA . . 2-Jerome Lynch (M) (is this Marion from 1870 census?) b: abt 1867 in Texas, USA d: Sep 13, 1878 in Waller county, Texas, USA . . 2-Joseph Lynch (M) (1870 census) b: abt 1869 in Texas, USA d: Sep 13, 1878 in Waller county, Texas, USA . . 2-China Lynch (F) d: Sep 13, 1878 in Waller county, Texas, USA . . 2-Phoebe Lynch (F) d: Sep 13, 1878 in Waller county, Texas, USA . . 2-Hayes Lynch (M) b: abt Aug 1878 in Texas, USA d: Sep 13, 1878 in Waller county, Texas, USA

Footnotes

  1. What Is Termed The Hockley Horror. The Tri-Weekly Herald, (Marshall, TX), Saturday, October 05, 1878. P. 1, col. 6. Newspapers.com transcription
  2. Lynch, George Harrisburg County, 320 acres; Dec. 5, 1839; Clerk Returns 1st, 2nd & 3rd classes. Texas Land Grant Records, The Texas General Land Office,
  3. "Categories of Land Grants in Texas" . The Texas General Land Office
  4. Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1837-1910 Harris county Tax Records 1837–1858:Geo Lynch. FamilySearch
  5. Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 marriage of G. W. Lynch & C. Hargrave, July 4, 1869, Houston, Texas; FamilySearch; image 387 of 698; multiple county clerks, Texas.
  6. Citizens' Meeting At Hockley. The Weekly Telegraph, (Houston, Tex.), Tuesday, August 21, 1860, p. 3, col. 1. University Of North Texas Libraries, The Portal To Texas History transcription
  7. 1860 census, Sept. 10 - G. W. & C. Lynch United States Census, 1860 FamilySearch
  8. Lynch, G. W. Bowie Scrip, Titus Co, 160 acres, Oct. 26 1861 Texas Land Grant Records, The Texas General Land Office,
  9. All U.S, Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 results for G Lynch ; U.S, Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 ancestry.com
  10. Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1837-1910 Grimes county: George Lynch, 1865; 8 horses FamilySearch
  11. Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1837-1910 Grimes county: George Lynch, 1867; 4 horses, 20 cattle FamilySearch
  12. Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1837-1910 Grimes county: G.F. Lynch estate by ???, Patrick Exr; 975, 640 & 961 acres FamilySearch
  13. Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1837-1910 Grimes county: G.W. Lynch; 5 horses; 25 cattle FamilySearch
  14. Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1837-1910 Grimes county: G.W. Lynch, grantee P. Lynch, 961 acres FamilySearch
  15. Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1837-1910 Grimes county: Geo. W. Lynch, 961 acres; grantee P. Lynch FamilySearch
  16. Waller county, Texas courthouse (Hempstead, TX) Deed Book F: 355-356; H. W. & wife Amanda Carter of Grimes cty deed to George W. Lynch; part of Thomas Ellington & J. Mills survey in southern part of Grimes county; May 8, 1869.
  17. Texas, Grimes County, Deed Records, 1869-1917 H. W. Carter & Amanda Carter to Geo W Lynch FamilySearch
  18. Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1837-1910 Grimes county: G.W. Lynch, 961 acres; grantee P. Lynch FamilySearch
  19. 1870 census George & Plomonia Lynch; Courtney, Grimes county, Texas United States Census, 1880 FamilySearch
  20. Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1837-1910 Grimes county: G.W. Lynch; 148 acres Mills; 20 acres Ellington FamilySearch
  21. Waller county, Texas courthouse (Hempstead, TX) Deed Book G: 73-74; J. M, J. W. & M. D. Lawless of Grimes county deed to Cyllanae Lynch; 116 acres, part of J. Mills survey in Grimes county; March 20, 1871.
  22. Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1837-1910 Grimes county: G.W. Lynch; 150 acres Ellington; 50 acres Mills; 3 horses, 25 cattle FamilySearch
  23. What Is Termed The Hockley Horror. The Tri-Weekly Herald, (Marshall, TX), Saturday, October 05, 1878. P. 1, col. 6. (ibid) Newspapers.com transcription
  24. 1880 census Geo. W. Lynch; Lake, Colorado United States Census, 1880 FamilySearch
  25. Colorado State Penitentiary Prisoner Records George W. Lynch; inmate Number 605; Archive No: 1012.05/001-060145b. Colorado Genealogy
  26. Lynch, G. W. Hunt Scrip, 80.4 acres "Detached and Isolated Land", Nov. 21, 1901 Texas Land Grant Records, The Texas General Land Office,
  27. Navasota, TX (Grimes County) Leffler, Jno, Handbook of Texas Online
  28. What Is Termed The Hockley Horror. The Tri-Weekly Herald, (Marshall, TX), Saturday, October 05, 1878. P. 1, col. 6. (ibid) Newspapers.com transcription
  29. 1880 census Geo. W. Lynch; Lake, Colorado United States Census, 1880 (ibid) FamilySearch
  30. "Categories of Land Grants in Texas" . (ibid) The Texas General Land Office
  31. Lynch, George Harrisburg County, 320 acres; Dec. 5, 1839; Clerk Returns 1st, 2nd & 3rd classes. (ibid) Texas Land Grant Records, The Texas General Land Office,
  32. The Municipality of Harrisburg, 1835-1836. Muir, Andrew Fores The Southwestern Historical Quarterly 56, no. 1 (1952): 36–50.
  33. Republic of Texas Poll Lists for 1846 ; page 103, Patrick Lynch, Grimes county. ancestry.com
  34. 1850 census, Grimes county, TX; Joseph Hargraves United States Census, 1850 FamilySearch
  35. Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1837-1910 Grimes county: John Lynch, 1850 FamilySearch
  36. U.S, Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 Mary Lynch filed as widow of John Lynch. ancestry.com
  37. Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 marriage of G. W. Lynch & C. Hargrave, July 4, 1869, Houston, Texas; FamilySearch; image 387 of 698; multiple county clerks, Texas. (ibid)
  38. Waller county, Texas courthouse (Hempstead, TX) Deed Book G: 73-74; J. M, J. W. & M. D. Lawless of Grimes county deed to Cyllanae Lynch; 116 acres, part of J. Mills survey in Grimes county; March 20, 1871. (ibid)
  39. Boulware Shot By Hargrave. The Daily Banner, (Brenham, TX), Wednesday, October 15, 1879, p. 1, col. 1. University Of North Texas Libraries, The Portal To Texas History transcription
  40. Frank Hargraves Taken To Hempstead. Brenham Weekly Banner, (Brenham, TX), Wednesday, October 17, 1879, p. 2 , col. 8. University Of North Texas Libraries, The Portal To Texas History transcription
  41. State Vs. Hargraves. The Galveston Daily News, Saturday, April 10, 1880, p. 1 , col. 5. University Of North Texas Libraries, The Portal To Texas History transcription
  42. 1880 census Geo. W. Lynch; Lake, Colorado United States Census, 1880 (ibid) FamilySearch
  43. Questions About George Lynch. The Galveston Daily News, Sunday, July 3, 1881, p. 2, col. 4. University Of North Texas Libraries, The Portal To Texas History transcription
  44. George W. Lynch Receives Life Sentence. The Galveston Daily News, Sunday, July 10, 1881, p. 2, col. 5. University Of North Texas Libraries, The Portal To Texas History transcription
  45. George Lynch Killed Charles Lyles. Brenham Weekly Banner, (Brenham, TX) Thursday, August 11, 1881, p. 3, col. 4. Newspaperarchive.com transcription
  46. Colorado State Penitentiary Prisoner Records George W. Lynch; inmate Number 605; Archive No: 1012.05/001-060145b. (ibid) Colorado Genealogy
  47. George Lynch Pardon; Inmate Number - 605; Archive No: 1012.05/001-060145b. Colorado State Archives, Monday, April 24, 1893. Colorado State Archives transcription
  48. Lynch, G. W. Hunt Scrip, 80.4 acres "Detached and Isolated Land", Nov. 21, 1901 (ibid) Texas Land Grant Records, The Texas General Land Office,
  49. U.S, Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 Mary Lynch filed as widow of John Lynch. (ibid) ancestry.com
  50. 1880 census Geo. W. Lynch; Lake, Colorado United States Census, 1880 (ibid) FamilySearch

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