"We wanted you to know we
enjoy what we do
are backed up by such
beautiful strong ladies"
(Pictured on vacation after marriage to city slicker CPA)
Judy and that CPA have 5 daughters and grand daughters who enjoy ranching:
Here is their history in Texas agriculture that goes back
before the King Ranch got started!
Judy and Beto with cutting horse "Peppy"
Judy and her close cousin Mandy carry on many proud family traditions
Judy said "...ladies do not get on a saddle...
"...ok, the dog can ride but not my girls...."
The building above still stands AFTER NINE GENERATIONS...and here are a few current images....
We salute TCU grad Heath Simpson who introduced black cattle and many other innovations. Other Hindes cousing also use helicopters but we use old all terrain vehicles and donkeys till we hit oil.
Count them? Six counting Judy, a 500% increase, so far!
Already Ranching Before Texas Was Even A State!
Great Great Great Grand Daughters Are Still Ranching After 140 Years
When William Moses Hindes came to South Texas in 1855 to settle he might not have realized that his descendants Judy, Kate, Hayley, Brooke, Paige and Jane would still be allied with the ranching business in Wilson County through visits to the Catchpenny Farm. This is an account of a long-term tradition with a light-hearted twist about these scions of that historical ranching family. Even though Judy married a professional man from the city, they still hold great respect for the farming and ranching country in Southwest Texas.
These particular women share another prominent ancestor, John Wesley Devilbiss, a Methodist circuit rider who came to Texas in 1842 three years before Texas became a State and who was instrumental in civilizing the Texas frontier in this area and whose life is celebrated at Oak Island Church South of San Antonio each year. He preached the first protestant sermon in San Antonio. In Lorraine and Judy's pedigree is this maternal great grandfather who was preaching on the San Antonio River when some ruffians came in to dunk him in the river but became enthralled with his sermon and joined his church.
The unlikely part of these women's' cattle and farming alliance is that they have come back into ranching as advisors to Judy's husband, an accountant, on such a modest scale after their ancestors' vast ranching holdings. Ranching in South Texas might have been in their genetic code but alas that genome has not been identified, yet!
These strong females have many thrilling events in their shared family history as their great great great grandfather Moses Hindes was killed by the Indians in Dogtown Texas on the Frio River four miles form Tilden. In Tilden there is a monument to him standing in the historical cemetery there. He was reburied later in Pleasanton.
Moses' son George F. Hindes, was a distinguished pioneer. He was an Indian fighter, ranger, rancher, old time cow man, railroad builder and general community developer. George's sons and these women as their descendants carry on in his tradition.
Articles and clippings support the above brief account and photographs show the family resemblance of these women who trace back to important pioneers of Texas.
No more checking cattle on horseback, the ladies like to look at the cattle through the windshield of a truck.
Moses William Hindes Historical Marker
Moses William Hindes, a pioneer in settling of southwest Texas. Born in South Carolina; married Mary Jane Mason. Moved in 1840's to Alabama, then to Mississippi. With wife and 6 children came in 1855 by ox-wagon and horse-drawn hack to Texas. After a year in Lockhart, moved (1856) to this area of sparse settlements. To have adequate water for cattle raising, tried living on Ash and San Miguel Creeks. Then settled on the Frio, where in droughts "wells" were sunk in the river bed. During the Civil War (1861-1865) Hindes and his son George were Confederate scouts. In that time Indians plundered this area, stealing children and horses. On Aug. 1, 1865, warning came of a new Indian raid. Neighbors went to Hindes' home (9 mi. sw) for safety. 6 men took turns guarding 40 horses held in the corral. At daybreak when the Indians attacked, Moses Hindes was shot to death defending his homestead. Buried at first in this Boothill, he was later reburied in Pleasanton Cemetery, Atascosa County. His heirs remain loyal to this area for which Mr. Hindes died. George, the eldest son, founded the town of Hindes, Atascosa County. The Hindes & Beever Store, Pearsall, sold first pearburner ever marketed. Every generation has had men who rode with Texas Rangers.
1968 Incise in base: Erected by great-grandchildren.
Copy of an old invoice with image of the Hindes Bank
The building shown on the invoice is still standing!
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... because that CPA put me up on a saddle on our first date all those years ago!
Read all about judy below, then click a musical tribute: "Hello Love"
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