Troop P 18th Texas Infantry
(Potter Co, TX Confederate Service Records)
Al Boyce SR. was killed on Jan. 13, 1912. Sr. by Beal Sneed while sitting on a bench inside a Ft. Worth hotel.
Born on May 8, 1842, near Austin in Travis County. Wounded at the battle of Chickamauga in September 1863. After the war he began rounding up wild, unbranded cattle in Central Texas. 1867–68 drove a herd to California. On December 20, 1870, he married Annie Elizabeth Harris; they had five children. General Manager of the XIT Ranch from 1885-1905. 1905 assisted in organizing the AMARILLO NATIONAL BANK and was one of the largest stockholders.Later helped organize the Midway Bank and Trust Company at Dalhart,Tx and served as it’s President. January 13, 1912,while sitting in the lobby of the MetropolitanHotel/Ft.Worth,TX, he was shot by John Beal Sneed. The circumstances surrounding thsed actions resulted in the famous BOYCE-SNEED FUED.