atrocity the blood feuds of the two Cherokee
factions in Vinta
between Stand Watie
and Jack Ross
and George Bulliner
were neighbours, living on adjoining farms, near Carterville.
had a farm of three hundred and sixty acres, Bulliner a farm, a saw mill, and a woollen mill.
, a native of the country, had served in the war, and gained the rank of captain.
How he obtained the grade of colonel, no one seems to know; he may have been commissioned in the way of Colonel Brown
Bulliner was a new comer, who had left Tennessee
, his native state, during the civil war. Sisney
had three sons, the eldest of whom, John, was married.
Bulliner had sons named Jack
and Dave, and a younger brother, David, who had a son called George.
and Bulliner were more or less intimate with all the settlers living round them; Sisney
with the Russells and Hendersons, Bulliner with the Hinchcliffes and Cranes.
Not far off lived a family named Stocks, in which were three young and pretty girls, sisters and firstcousins, who were objects of attention to the youngsters in all these parts.
is one of those