Dallas Public Library
- "Memoirs of James J. Beeman" by James J. Beeman, December 24, 1886. Seventeen-page typed script. James J. Beeman was a member of the party that tried to settle at Bird's Fort in November 1841.
- "Pioneer Memoirs: An Individual Perspective on the Past" by Michael V. Hazel. Legacies, Spring 2001.