Letter to Robert Marshal Love



Kellie Turner  is a descendant of Sheriff Love.  She sent the letter below along with permission to post it to the Limestone County website. It is a remarkable story of how untamed Texas was 100 years ago. It is said that as soon as Robert Marshall Love read the letter below, he was murdered by it's author, William G. Hill. 

Kellie Turner will also be sending the newspaper article that appeared in the Austin Telegram.  Robert Marshall Love is interred at Tehuacana Cemetery within a few steps of its entrance gate.

A Historical Marker for Robert Marshall Love reads: 

Robert M. Love One of armed men who helped seat 14th State Legislature in 1873 when incumbent Gov. E. J. Davis contested Richard Coke's election. A member of the Confederate Army, he fought throughout the Civil War in Ross' Brigade.  Became Limestone County Deputy Sheriff,1872; elected Sheriff, 1884; President of Texas Sheriff's Association for 5 years.  Also served as U. S. Marshall.  Elected State Comptroller and served 1901 to 1903

Love Letter