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KGC Research Sources

Posted by Jay Longley on February 12, 2018 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (3)

Here's a message I quoted from several years ago and posted on our Bloody Bill Anderson Mystery group's message board.  There are enough good KGC sources in this list to keep a researcher busy for a lifetime.





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just in case someone is interested in research..........

Knights of the Golden Circle

Ayer, I. Winslow. The Great North-western Conspiracy in all its startling details. The

plot to plunder and burn Chicago—release of all Rebel prisoners—seizure of

arsenals—raids from Canada—plot to burn New York, piracy on the lakes—parts

for the Sons of Liberty—trial of Chicago conspirators—inside views of the

temples of the Sons of Liberty—names of prominent members.... Chicago: Rounds

& James, Book and Job Printers, 1865.

Abbott, John S. C. The History of the Civil War in American; Comprising a Full and

Impartial Account of the Origin and Progress of the Rebellion, of the Various

Naval and Military Engagements, of the Heroic Deeds Performed by Armies and

Individuals, and of Touching Scenes in the Field, the Camp, the Hospital, and

the Cabin. New York: H. Bill, 1863-66. Book online. Available from Making

of America Books, Accessed on 10

February 2006.

Barber, John Warner. The Loyal West in the Times of the Rebellion: Also, Before and

Since: Being an Encyclopedia and Panorama of the Western States, Pacific States

and Territories of the Union. Cincinnati: F.A. Howe, 1865. Book Online.

Available from Making of America Books,

Accessed on 10 February 2006.

Baringer, William E. Review of This One Mad Act...The Unknown Story of John Wilkes

Booth and his Family by Izola Forrester. The Journal of Southern History 4 (May


Barrett, Joseph Hartwell. Life of Abraham Lincoln, Presenting His Early History,

Political Career, and Speeches In and Out of Congress; also, a General View of

His Policy as President of the United States; with His Messages, Proclamations,

Letters, Etc., and a History of His Eventful Administration, and of the Scenes

Attendant Upon His Tragic and Lamented Demise. Cincinnati: Moore, Wilstach

& Baldwin, 1865. Book Online. Available from Making of America Books, Accessed 10 February 2006.

Belknap, Michal R. Review of Dark Lanterns: Secret Political Societies, Conspiracies,

and Treason Trials in the Civil War by Frank L. Klement. The Journal of

Southern History 51 (Nov 1985):632-633.

Bell, William H. Knights of the Golden Circle: its organization and activities in Texas

prior to the Civil War. (Texas): W.H. Bell, 1965.

Botts, John Minor. The Great Rebellion: Its Secret History, Rise, Progress, and

Disastrous Failure. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1866. Book Online.

Available from Making of America Books,

Accessed on 10 February 2006.

Buenger, Walter L. Secession and the Union in Texas. Austin: University of Texas

Press, 1984.

Coatsworth, Stella S. The Loyal People of the North-West, A Record of Prominent

Persons, Places and Events, During the Eight Years of Unparalleled American

History. Chicago: Church, Goodman & Donnelley Printers, 1869. Book Online.

Available from Making of America Books,

Accessed 10 February 2006.

Cole, Arthur C. Review of The Hidden Civil War: The Story of the Copperheads, by

Wood Gray; Abraham Lincoln and The Fifth Column, by George Fort Milton. The

American Historical Review 49 (Oct 1943): 122-124.

Conkling, Henry. An Inside View of the Rebellion, and American Citizens' Textbook.

Cincinnati: O.C. Clark, 1864. Book Online. Available from Making of America

Books, Accessed 10 February 2006.

Cox, Samuel Sullivan. Eight Years in Congress, From 1857-1865: Memoir and

Speeches. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1865. Book Online. Available

from Making of America Books, Accessed

10 February 2006.

Crenshaw, Ollinger, "The Knights of the Golden Circle: The Career of George Bickley,"

The American Historical Review 47, no 1 (1941): 23-50.

Dalton, Captain Kit. Under the Black Flag. Memphis: Lockard Publishing, 1914.

Dubberly, Benjamin C. Review of Blood and Treasure: Confederate Empire in the

Southwest, by Donald S. Frazier. The Western Historical Quarterly 27 (Summer

1996): 235-236.

Elliott, Claude. "Union Sentiment in Texas, 1861-1865." Southwestern Historical

Quarterly, Vol. 50 (April 1947).

Ewing, Floyd F. "Origins of Union Sentiment on the West Texas Frontier." In West

Texas Historical Association Yearbook, Vol. 32.

Earle, Mary Tracy. The Flag on the Hilltop. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University

Press, 2000. Book Online. Available from Netlibrary, Inc., Accessed 10 February 2006.

Edwards, John Newman. Shelby and His Men; or, the War in the West. Cincinnati:

Miami Printing and Publishing Co., 1867. Book Online. Available from Making

of America Books, Accessed 10 February


Eliot, Samuel. History of the United States from 1492-1872. Boston: Brewer and

Tileston, 1876. Book Online. Available from Making of America Books, Accessed 10 February 2006.

Fehrenbach, T.R. Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans. New York: American

Legacy Press, 1968.

Frazier, Donald Shaw. "Blood and Treasure: Confederate Imperialists in the American

Southwest." Ph.D. diss., Texas Christian University, 1992.

Garrison, Wendell Phillips. William Lloyd Garrison 1805-1879, The Story of His Life

Told by His Children. New York: The Century Co., 1885-1889. Book Online.

Available from Making of America Books,

Accessed 10 February 2006.

Getler, Warren, and Bob Brewer. Shadow of the Sentinel: One Man's Quest to Find the

Hidden Treasure of the Confederacy. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003.

Greeley, Horace. The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United

States of America, 1860-`65: Its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to

Exhibit Especially its Moral and Political Phases, with the Drift and Progress of

American Opinion Respecting Human Slavery from 1776 to the Close of the War

for the Union. Hartford: O.D. Case & Co., 1866. Book Online. Available from

Making of America Books, Accessed 10

February 2006.

Hanchett, William. The Lincoln Murder Conspiracies. Illinois: University of Illinois,


Hicks, Jimmie, "Some Letters Concerning the Knights of the Golden Circle in Texas,

1860-1861," Southwestern Historical Quarterly LXV, no 1 (1961?): 25.

Hinton, Richard J. John Brown and His Men; With Some Account of the Roads They

Traveled to Reach Harper's Ferry. New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company,

[c1894]. Book Online. Available from Making of America Books, Accessed 10 February 2006.

Holland, J.G. Life of Abraham Lincoln. Massachusetts: G. Bill, 1866. Book Online.

Available from Making of America Books,

Accessed 10 February 2006.

Hudson, Linda Sybert. "Military Knights of the Golden Circle in Texas 1854-1861."

Ph.D. diss., Stephen F. Austin State University, 1990.

Hunnicutt, James W. The Conspiracy Unveiled: The South Sacrificed, or, The Horrors of

Secession. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1863. Book Online. Available

from Making of America Books, Accessed

10 February 2006.

Jeffers, H. Paul. Freemasons: A History and Exploration of the World's Oldest Secret

Society. New Jersey: Citadel Press, 2005.

Kelley, William D. Speeches of Hon. William D. Kelley, Replies of the Hon. William D.

Kelley to George Northrop, esq., in the Joint Debate in the Fourth Congressional

District. Philadelphia: Collins, printer, 1864. Book Online. Available from

Making of America Books, Accessed 10

February 2006.

Kennedy, John Pendleton. Mr. Ambrose's Letters on the Rebellion. New York: Hurdt

Houghton, 1865. Book Online. Available from Making of America Books, Accessed 10 February 2006.

Knights of the Golden Circle. K.G.C. An authentic exposition of the origin, objects, and

secret work of the organization known as the Knights of the Golden Circle. U.S.

National U.C., 1862. Book on-line. Available from Making of American Books, Accessed 10 February 2006.

Laidler, Keith. The Head of God: The Lost Treasure of the Templars. London:

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1998.

Le Fevre, Benjamin. Campaign of '84: Biographies of S. Grover Cleveland, the

Democratic Candidate for President, and Thomas A. Hendricks, the Democratic

Candidate for Vice-President, with a Description of the Leading Issues and the

Proceedings of the National Convention, Together with a History of the Political

Parties of the United States: Comparisons of Platforms on All Important

Questions, and Political Tables for Ready Reference. Chicago: Barid & Dillion,

1884. Book Online. Available from Making of America Books, Accessed 10 February 2006.

Lindsey, David. Review of Democratic Opposition to the Lincoln Administration in

Indiana, by G.R. Tredway. The American Historical Review 80 (Apr 1975): 504-


Lossing, Benson John. A Centennial Edition of the History of the United States: From

the Discovery of America, to the End of the First One Hundred Years of American

Independence with a Full Account of the Approaching Centennial Celebration.

New York: W. Gill, [c1875]. Book Online. Available from Making of America

Books, Accessed 10 February 2006.

_________________. A History of the Civil War, 1861-65, and the Causes That Led Up

to the Great Conflict. New York: The War Memorial Association, 1912. Book

Online. Available from Making of America Books, Accessed 10 February 2006.

_________________. Our Country. A household history for all readers from the

discovery of America to the one hundredth anniversary of the Declaration of

Independence. New York: Johnson & Miles, 1878. Book on-line. Available

from Making of America Books, Accessed

10 February 2006.

Mann, Floyd. Knights of the Golden Circle, 2003-2004.

(22 March 2006).

Naudon, Paul. The Secret History of Freemasonry: Its Origins and Connection to the

Knights Templar. Rochester, Vt.: Inner Traditions, 2005.

Perman, Michael. Review of Milligan's Fight Against Lincoln, by Darwin Kelley. The

Journal of Southern History 39 (Nov 1973): 605-606.

Perrine, C.O. An Authentic Exposition of the K.G.C.: "Knights of the Golden Circle."

Indianapolis: C.O. Perrine, 1861.

Pitman, Benn. The Trials for Treason at Indianapolis: Disclosing the Plans for

Establishing a North-Western Confederacy: Being the Official Record of the

Trials Before the Military Commission... Cincinnati: Moore, Wilstach & Baldwin,


Pomfrey, J.W. A True Disclosure and Exposition of the Knights of the Golden Circle:

Including the Secret Signs, Grips, and Charges, of the Three Degrees, as

Practiced by the Order. Cincinnati: Printed for the Author, 1861.

Ridley, Jasper. The Freemasons: A History of the World's Most Powerful Secret Society.

New York: Arcade Publishing, 2002.

Russel, William Howard, Sir. My Diary North and South. Boston: T.O.H.P. Burnham,

Book on-line. Available from Making of America Books, Accessed 10 February 2006.

Sanford, A. Treason Unmasked: An Exposition of the Origin, Objects and Principles of

the Knights of the Golden Circle, Whose Sole and Only Object is to Overthrow

the Confederacy, Upon the Basis of Slavery. ?: John Marsh, 1863.

Schrader, Del and Jesse James III. Jesse James was One of His Names. California: Santa

Anita Press, 1975.

Schultz, Duane. Quantrill's War: The Life and Times of Wm. Clarke Quantrill, 1837-

1865. Virginia: St. Martin's Griffin, 1997.

Stephenson, Wendell Holmes, "This One Mad Act, in the Unknown Story of John Wilkes

Booth and His Family," The Journal of Southern History 42, no 2 (1938): 254-


Stidger, Felix G. Treason History of the Order of Sons of Liberty, Formerly Circle of

Honor, Succeeded by Knights of the Golden Circle, Afterward Order of American

Knights: The Most Gigantic Treasonable Conspiracy the World has Ever

Known... Michigan: Thomson Gale, 2004. Available on the web,


Accessed 10 February 2006.

Stiles, T.J. Jesse James, Last Rebel of the Civil War. UK: Vintage (Reprint Edition),


Sylvester, Lora Lutes. Review of Indiana in the Civil War Era, 1850-1880, by Emma

Lou Thornbrough. The Journal of American History 53 (June 1966):126-127.

Talbott, Laurence Fletcher. "California Secessionist Support of the Southern

Confederacy: The Struggle, 1861-1865." Ph.D. diss., The Graduate School of the

Union Institute, 1995.

The Bible on the Present Crisis: The Republic of the United States, and Its Counterfeit

Presentment, the Slave Power and the Southern Confederacy: the Copperhead

Organization and the Knights of the Golden Circle: the Civil War in Which They

are Involved, Its Duration and Final Results, Described in Daniel and the

Revelations, and Other Prophecies of the Old and New Testaments. New York,


Tidwell, William A, James O. Hall and David Winfred Gaddy. Come Retribution: The

Confederate Secret Service and the Assassination of Lincoln. Jackson: University

Press of Mississippi, 1988.

Train, George Francis. Train's Union Speeches: "Second Series," Delivered in England

During the Present American War. Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson &

Brothers, 1862. Book Online. Available from Making of America Books, Accessed 10 February 2006.

Wilson, Ebenezer V. The Truths of Spiritualism: Immortality Proved Beyond a Doubt by

Living Witnesses. Chicago: Hazlitt & Reed, [1876]. Book Online. Available from

Making of America Books, Accessed 10

February 2006.

Winkler, Ernest W., ed. Journal of the Secession Convention of Texas, 1861. Austin:

The Texas Library and Historical Commission, 1912.

Wright, Edmund. Narrative of Edmund Wright; His Adventures With And Escape From

the Knights of the Golden Circle. Cincinnati: J.R. Hawley, 1864.

Wooster, Ralph A. Review of Sam Houston: A Biography of the Father of Texas, by John

Hoyt Williams. The Journal of American History 81 (Sept 1994): 699-700.

Wooster, Robert. Review of Blood and Treasure: Confederate Empire in the Southwest,

by Donald S. Frazier. The Journal of Southern History 62 (November 1996):



Book Written by a Real-Life Knight of the Golden Circle

Posted by Jay Longley on December 22, 2017 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (1)

With the Border Ruffians: Memories of the Far West, 1852-1868 by R. H. Williams - a real-life Knight of the Golden Circle.

I just finished reading this excellent story of an Englishman who traveled to the United States in the late 1850s as a young man. It's 472 pages long and took me several weeks to read but there wasn't a dull page in the entire book. He wrote it from his diary as an old man after he'd returned home to England. It tells about his life in this country and it's full of adventure and history that had never been told before. Williams tells about his travels and business dealings as he moved from Virginia to Kansas and finally to Texas where he built a big cattle ranch on the frontier. He was constantly battling Indians, Yankees, killers, and thieves. I first heard of R. H. Williams when I read Donald S. Frazier's book Blood & Treasure about the Confederates' Western Expansion Movement. That author listed him as being a KGC member in San Antonio at the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861. I highly recommend this book to all students of history and of the KGC.

I bought my copy of the paperback on eBay because I much prefer reading real books rather than digital books but you can also read the online version here

Jay Longley

KGC Tunnel Networks Under Many Towns

Posted by Jay Longley on November 1, 2017 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Those of you who have closely followed my research over the years probably know that we have proven that the Knights of the Golden Circle had a system of tunnels under my hometown of Brownwood in rural central Texas.  Jesse Woodson James aka J. Frank Dalton said that many other towns and cities had these tunnel networks underneath them. 


The following is a quote I took from: "Jesse James and the Lost Cause" by Jesse Lee James, Published by Pageant Press, New York, 1961, pages 34 & 35.

"..."Yet another branch of our secret army was a corp of engineers that

could build bridges, build rock buildings, and do most anything.

They could and did construct secret underground passages right under

bustling cities. They built secret tunnels down under Nashville and

Memphis, Tennessee, St. Louis, Kansas City and St. Joseph, Missouri,

Lawrence, Kansas and under Pueblo and Colorado City, Colorado, and

other towns; too many to name right now. These secretly constructed

tunnels, rooms, escape routes and storage rooms underneath the

surface of the ground were built without Yankee troopers and Federal

detectives ever finding out they were being made by well trained and

experienced workmen.

"Even in that day, when men were working for a dollar or a dollar and

a half per day for ten and twelve hours labor, we were paying our

men, for mining and tunneling, a wage rate of ten dollars per day.

"How did we do it?

"Well, I'll tell you how. Most generally, we would start tunnels

which would connect some of our business houses, such as our own

saloons, gambling houses, livery stables and even the jailhouses

would connect. Because our men were in the offices of public

officials, such as mayors, sheriffs, marshals, congressmen, senators,

school teachers, and principals, tunnels were down and under our

breweries, distilleries, and schools, and with the excuse that beer

needed to be aged, we had to age our whiskey in charred kegs.

"Some of our relay stations and even ranch and farm houses were

almost built like forts, and had tunnels down and under them

connecting the houses underground to the barns and escape routes, or

hatches in and out. We had to have at least two entrances, or means

of entry, or escape.

"So many places advertised across the country, `Jesse James' Cave'!

That is bunk! Yes, we may have had to use a few caves here and there

to hold our horses, or even to sleep in occasionally, that would be

true enough, but if there was only one entrance, and we were stupid

enough to get ourselves cut off, that would have been bad. If we

used a cave with only one entry, you could be sure that we kept a

constant guard posted around outside all the time. If the cave

should have two or more entrances, then we would feel safe, and use

it over and over again," said Jesse..."



If you have evidence of a KGC tunnel network underneath your town, please comment below or you can email me at: [email protected]

Jay Longley

Seeking Apprentice History Researcher/KGC Treasure Hunter

Posted by Jay Longley on July 23, 2017 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

I'm glad that the History Channel is still occasionally re-airing the "America Unearthed" episode "Lincoln's Secret Assassins" occasionally even though the AU show was cancelled after 3 seasons when their H2 Channel was discontinued. I wasn't paid to appear on the episode but I recently turned down a paid position with a California film production company who planned to create an entire series about the Knights of the Golden Circle and their role in the Assassination of President Lincoln. I turned their generous offer down for several reasons but the main one was that it would have interfered with my own plans regarding the KGC this fall and winter. Those plans are also the reason that I'm currently searching for a History Research/KGC Treasure Hunting apprentice. I need to find someone local (Brown County, Texas) to assist me in continuing the work that my late partner Colin Eby and I began 12 years ago. There's a hell of a lot to teach an apprentice before I know that I can fully trust them with valuable confidential information that led Colin and I to locate 3 probable KGC Treasure Depositories in Texas that I believe hold billions of dollars of gold (at today's market value) and priceless historical and religious artifacts. Once my apprentice is "up to snuff" with his training and when he's proven to be trustworthy, then he will become a partner in the search and recovery efforts and share in any treasure recoveries we make.

Jay Longley

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Pot of Gold at Yancey Inn - "Bloody Bill" Anderson's Gold?

Posted by Jay Longley on July 18, 2017 at 2:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Pot of Gold at Yancey Inn - "Bloody Bill" Anderson's Gold?

Posted by Jay Longley on July 18, 2017 at 1:10 AM

I ran across this story while researching William C. "Bloody Bill" Anderson recently. Today, the value of the gold coins found in 1912 would be at least $600,000 in gold value alone. That's using the minimum estimated value ($10,000) of it in 1912 and isn't counting the coins' numismatic value so it's safe to say that the value of those coins today would be well in excess of a million dollars and that's a very conservative estimate. Bill Anderson was a member of the Knights of the Golden Circle.


Pot of Gold at Yancey Inn.

This is from the Higbee [Randolph County, Mo] News

of 13 Sep 1912 under the headline, "FINDS BURIED LOOT":

Farm Hand Discovers Can of Gold in Missouri--Wycke Patterson Flees With

Fortune Secreted by Civil War Bandit--Refuses to Tell Amount--May Share With

His Employer--Liberty, Mo--

One stroke of the pick made Wycke Patterson, a farm hand, rich beyond his fondest expectations when he struck a pot of gold concealed in the wall of an old building which he was helping to raze on the farm of his employer near Huntsville, [Randolph County], Mo. A notice of the discovery of the treasure was received here by C. E. [Charles Edwin] Yancey, owner of the place. How the farm hand's quick wit enabled him to make away with the thousands in gold before the eyes of seven helpers was told in the message. The old building, used before the Civil war as an Inn, had long been an eyesore on the big mule ranch owned by the Yancey family. A force of workmen under the direction of Patterson began tearing down the ruins last week. After removing a stone casing in the second story, Patterson struck something that gave out a sharp metallic sound. Two white laborers and five negroes crowded about him as he dug into the masonry and found a sealed pot. One blow knocked off the lid and the group gazed upon the vessel filled with gold pieces. Jaws dropped and eyes opened. "Good Lawd, we'se all struck it rich," said one negro. "What'll we--" But Patterson had his presence of mind. He seized the treasure pot and darted down the steps and out of the door. By the time his companions had recovered and followed, he was out of sight. Through Saturday night and Sunday the farm hand guarded the pot of gold. Not even his wife was permitted to know how much it contained. "If Yancey don't know how much is in it, he won't know how much to sue for," said Patterson. Monday morning a man walked into the Bank of Yates, a small town near the Yancey ranch. He carried a heavy package under his coat. After recovering from his surprise, W. H. Stark, the cashier, counted out the thousands in gold coin. Much of it was in Mexican money of 1831. How much the total was had not been given out by the finder or the banker. That it exceeds $10,000 has been admitted. That it might run as high as $30,000 or $40,000 has been reported. Although the law gives the treasure to the owner of the property, Yancey said he was willing to divide with the finder. The two men probably will divide the sum equally. The theory that Bill Anderson, a noted desperado of the Civil war period, hid the treasure while stopping at the place when it was used as an inn, has been advanced. Anderson spent the night at the inn two nights after banks at Huntsville and other towns had been robbed of 30,000 or $40,000 [in 1864]. He was killed near Orrick, Mo, a day or two later by Confederate bushwhackers.


Step 1 in Hunting for KGC Treasure

Posted by Jay Longley on July 8, 2017 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

A lot of hours goes into researching each of these possible KGC members to determine whether or not they were members of the secret organization but if one is to be successful in hunting for depositories, it's part of the essential groundwork that must be done. I often get emails and phone calls from people who are just beginning the hunt and they almost always want to know the first steps they should take. I always give them the same answer. First of all, they need to research all the residents of their own towns and counties during the time period from the end of the Civil War to 1916 to see if their area or any other nearby area, that they suspect may hold KGC treasure, had any KGC members or organization in them. After all, if an area never had any KGC members in it, the chance that it would hold a KGC treasure vault is virtually zero. A depository site had to have a group of members to, first, construct the depository vault, which could take weeks or months depending on the amount of laborers they had working on it, it had to have a source, KGC members, to transport and deposit the treasure in the underground vaults, and then there must be other members to serve as sentinels to keep watch over the site. These depositories were basically underground banks that were used to store valuables for an illegal organization (the KGC) and they were treated as such by those who deposited the gold, silver, jewels, and priceless religious artifacts in them. The KGC was no more likely to leave one of them unguarded, during their lifetimes, than a banker would leave his bank unguarded. I'm attaching a photo of Maj. John Young Rankin, C.S.A., KGC and also one of the famous drawing of a group of Knights of the Golden Circle fo our Photos section.

~Jay Longley

Major John Y. Rankin, C.S.A. - KGC member

Posted by Jay Longley on July 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

This is a repost of John Y. Rankin's great granddaughter's post, from several years ago, on our Bloody Bill Anderson Mystery message board. I later met with Ruth and her mother (Rankin's granddaughter) when they came to Brownwood. This is one piece of solid evidence that helped me prove that Maj. Rankin was a member of the Knights of the Golden Circle and that the story of John Wilkes Booth living in Brownwood during the year of 1871 was true. John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of Abraham Lincoln, was a member of the KGC from as early as 1860. I'm attaching a photo of one of Booth's cabinet (calling) cards in our Photos section which is probably similar to the one Major Rankin had.


Ruth Lyle is a member of this group and is also the grgranddaughter of Maj. John Y. Rankin, CSA of Brownwood. Ruth posted this message several years ago after finding Booth's photo calling card among her grgrandfather's possessions.



"As I go through the writings of John Y Rankin I will gladly share

information. If anyone has a particular name (I know I will be

looking for Anderson) please let me know so that I will keep my eyes

open for it.

Also I noticed information on John Wilkes Booth - there is a picture

(calling card) among John Y's papers of Booth. I wondered about it at

the time I found it. What information does anyone have on his living

in Brownwood?



John Wilkes Booth Mummy

Posted by Jay Longley on April 21, 2017 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

I believe that David E. George aka John Wilkes Booth spent the year of 1871 in Brownwood, Texas under the alias of John Ravenswood.

Jay Longley

Excellent Treasure Signs & Symbols Page

Posted by Jay Longley on April 13, 2017 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

For you big-time treasure hunters and history buffs out there, I found this amazing article about treasure signs today. I nearly fell out of my chair when I read a portion of it that provided the final piece of the puzzle that my late best friend and KGC research and field work partner Colin Eby and I were working on shortly before his death! I sure wished that he had been here today so I could share this amazing find with him but I believe Colin felt the excitement I experienced from his place in Heaven. :)


List of many KGC members

Posted by Jay Longley on March 2, 2017 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (2)

Here is a cemetery list of many members of the Knights of the Golden Circle.  This list represents a tiny portion of the KGC's hundreds of thousands of members but it may help you determine if your relatives or local men were Knights.  I will also put the link in our Links section for future reference.