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''Lizzie'' Johnson Williams

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Elizabeth Ellen 'Lizzie' Johnson Williams (1840-1924) was a schoolteacher, cattle dealer, and real estate investor. In 1871 this early Texas 'cattle queen' registered her cattle brand under the name 'Elizabeth Johnson.' She is believed to have been the first woman in Texas to ride up the Chisholm Trail with her own herd that carried her own brand. Sources: Lawrence T. Jones III; Handbook of Texas Online.
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