Tag: Captain Mabel Gilbert

JOHN BEEMAN, Bird’s Fort Defender

1 October 2018

In the fall of 1841 the families of Hamp Rattan and Capt. Mabel Gilbert, with a few other men, reached Bird’s Fort (near present day Arlington), and a little later the family of John Beeman. Late in November, 1841, a wagon left Bird’s Fort and was sent back to Red river for provisions. It stayed […]