The Prairie Forge
had the honor of working for the present day family of the late Richard H Chisholm the founder of the Chisholm trail. His brand the quarter circle TC was registered in the late 1840's and was one of the earliest brands in Texas
The family has shared with us the following information:
The brand was registered in the late 1840s and was one of the earliest brands in Texas. Thornton Chisholm's Fathers brand, registered earlier could have been the first. I would have to review the book for exact dates. The reunion is for descendants of Richard H. Chisholm, who settled in the 1820s on the west side of the Guadalupe River, and his father in law, Josiah Taylor settled on the East side of the river, and we're two of the earliest settlers in those parts. According to the 1840 Census of DeWitt County Texas, Richard Chisholm was worth $10,000.00, a lot of money during that time.
The Chisholm Heritage Museum is being formed in Cuero, Texas, and they are looking for pictures and historical information appertaining to that portion of the Great State Of Texas's Heritage.
So keep an eye out for this new Museum and go and have a little cowboy fun.
Thanks for choosing us to help recreate the brand of Richard H. Chisholm