A brief Hill County, Texas news item appeared in the Galveston (Texas) Daily News on 18 Sep 1887. The “Hamp Fancher” discussed is likely to have been William Henry Hampton Fancher.
“HILLSBORO, Tex., September 17. – Strayed or stolen from Hamp Fancher’s pasture, two horses – one a [dun?] horse, branded 10 on right shoulder, 8 or 9 years old; the other a large gray horse, branded with a crown on the left shoulder, 8 or 9 years old. I will pay $10 for any information leading to their recovery.”