of Trust, recorded in Gaines Co. Commissioners' Court
records, vol.9, p. 53, deed of records: "S. J. Blythe to
Thomas C. Spearman for cash sum of $48,904.00 for sections
1, 2, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, in blk C-34, of 640 acres,
recorded in book 3, pages 336 to 339. Revenue stamps in the
sum of $39.00 attached and cancelled."
Mr. Spearman, mentioned in the above, was an agent for
Panhandle Santa Fe Railway.
Sam J. Blythe was a rancher and the mail to "Blythe, Texas"
came to his ranch headquarters, so I guess that made him a
postmaster as well as a rancher.
The post office designation was officially changed (by Santa
Fe) to Seagraves in 1918; although, the town itself was
still called Blythe at that time. It was not incorporated as
Seagraves until 1925.