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Early Texas Settlers
Posted by: Judy Reamy (ID *****6411) Date: May 08, 2003 at 09:11:19
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Brief Biographies of Early Texas Settlers as Extracted From Various Sources, Judy Reamy, 01/2002

Ackerman, C.W., b. 1855 Salado Creek, m. 1882 Emma Bueche and they had at least 2 sons; he had a brother named Fred, there was a brother who was 4 years older than he and this is possibly Fred; his father was still living @ 1873

Ackland, Sgt. Kit, Ranger in the first company commanded by Hays; fought at the Battle of Bandera Pass; Capt. during the Mexican War; fought at the battle of Salado against Woll; died in CA

Alpine, JOhn Young, b. 2/12/1856 Lockhart, m. 11/28/1883 to Lizzie Drake Tilden TX; had 7 living children

Anderson, L.B., b. 3/24/1849 Amite Co., MS; emigrated to TX with parents in 1853; m. 1888; had at least one older brother and several younger brothers and sisters; his dad and older brother fought on the Confederate side

Andrew, Richard, joined Alley's Ranger company; killed at Mission Concepcion

Anglin, Aaron, lived in Sabinal Canyon 1853, d. 5/15/1884, his wife Jennie died Thanksgiving day 11/1894, son Job was still living there

Bassiel, Joe, killed by indians 12/1846 age 12

Berry, Andrew Jackson, fought at the Battle of Plum Creek
Berry, Emanuel, Missionary Baptist preacher; m. Delilah Cox, he was at Galveston in the Civil War
Berry, John, s/o Hannah, was at Galveston during the Civil War; m. Hixa Jane Donnell; her brother Wiley died at Yellow Bayou during the Confederate War
Berry, John Bates, stepson of Hannah, fought against the indians at the Battle of Plum Creek; joined the Somervell expedition 1842
Berry, Joseph, stepson of Hannah, joined the Somervell expedition in 1842; killed 12/25/1842 at the Battle of Mier in Mexico by the mexican Lt. Algerette while he lay helpless
Berry, Mrs. Hannah, b. 11/02/1812 Catahoula Parish LA;d/o Jesse Devoe, moved to MS when small and on to Liberty Co TX 1828; m. 1831 John Berry (KY), 3 of his sons by his first wife were in Houston's Army, they all served at San Jacinto: John Bates, Andrew Jackson, & Joseph; 1840 the Berry family was living in Burleson Co..They had 12 children: Mary m. John Compton, Emanuel m. Delilah Cox, John m. Hixa Jane Donnell, Jane m. Lt. James Ramsey, Julia (twin/Catherine) m. a Robins, Catherine (twin/Julia) m. a Jackson, Joseph (Confederat soldier named for her stepson who died at Mier, d. 18 yoa at Bayou Boeuff LA in Capt. Hally's company), Silas m. Sarah Hutchinson, Clarissa m. Henson Mitchell, Patrick Henry (twin/Virginia) died young, Virginia (twin/Patrick) m. George Murphy, George Washington (no other info); she also had 2 nephews Cornelius and Barney Hampshire.

Sources:
Early Settlers and Indian Fighters of Southwest TX by Andrew Jackson Sowell; Facts Gathered from Survivors of Frontier Days, Argosy-Antiquarian, Ltd NY, first pub. 1900

The Trail Drivers of Texas-Interesting Sketches of Early Cowboys and Their Experiences on the Range and on the Trail During the Days That Tried Mens Souls-True Narratives Related by Real Cowpunchers and Men Who Fathered the Cattle Industry in TX, orig. compiled by J. Marvin Hunter, 2nd printing 1986


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