W. J. WILLIS

Rose Davidson in
Heart O' Texas News
30 April 1931

     Mr. Willis moved to this part of Texas as a little boy, eight years of age, coming from Rusk County where he was born.  The family migrated west as early as 1957, but moved to McCulloch in 1861.  His father and mother were originally from Alabama.  The rocks along the San Saba made a favorite hiding place for the redskins and he has heard his father tell of many early encounters with the Indians.  Voca escaped, in a fashion, the savage bands in the pioneer times and the most blood-thirsty tribes roved either to the north or to the far south of the Voca country.  However, the family suffered heavily from loss of horses stolen by the Indians.  The Willis family lived in the early pioneer log home by the banks of a steam.  In 1874 near the Willis home two neighbors were overtaken by a band of Comanches and killed, speared to death.
 

Rose Davidson in
      Heart O' Texas News,
      30 April, 1931
Submitted by:  Louann Hall