SR – The Tillman's came from Virginia; Rydolph's did, too. And they landed at Indianola. Old man Anderson Tillman was my grandfather on my mother's side. You know Indianola was destroyed. All those people that came from Virginia, it was quite of a seaport town, Indianola were till that storm destroyed it. And then quite a few black people drifted up the spurs of Lewis' Bend. My grandfather, he used to talk all the time about driving an ox cart from Indianola to Goliad, and from that to Old Mexico and hauling freight. And that's when he located into Lewis' Bend in the 1870s – something like that. And they named it after …now I asked around about that because I don't know which I heard that somebody said it was named after white. But it wasn't. Lewis was a black man. A family you remember Old Man Jack Lewis, well his father is the one that that Bend was named after.
L.V. Terrel - Lewis' Bend.
SR – Lewis' Bend. My grandfather talked quite a bit about it because Lewis' Bend was quite a booming place. And those cowboys, yes…all those cowboys because you take those Lott's, and the Tillman's, they were all cowboys. See, there used to be Old Man Paul Lott.
Baily Shaw - That's right.
SR – And my grandfather, Old Man Andy Tillman. Some of…a family of Terrell's lived in there.
Baily Shaw - I knew Andy well.
SR – Lewis' family…Lewis' lived in there. The Youngblood's lived in Lewis' Bend. Now I'll tell you out at Welder's Ranch, you know the Herron's…old man. They was Mr. Welder's cowboys…mean cowboys. Bush Herron, Tobias Herron and all those… Well they all originated out of Lewis' Bend. Well, I tell you, as near as I can remember, that was just about considered the birth place of the black people in that area.