John Jefferson

 

John Jefferson, son of Joe Coon and grandson of John Horse, circa 1900. Jefferson is wearing the trumpeter's uniform
of Troop D, Tenth Cavalry, and sports a marksman's medal. A descendant told the author that Jefferson fought in the
Spanish - American War, served in World War I, chased Pancho Villa with Pershing, and had seven wives.
He served with the Scouts from 1905 until the unit disbanded in 1914.
 
- courtesy Freedom On The Border by Kevin Mulroy
- courtesy Institute of Texan Cultures

 

 

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