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Early Texas Settlers
Posted by: Judy Reamy (ID *****6411) Date: May 08, 2003 at 09:51:13
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Brief Biographies of Early Texas Settlers as Extracted from Various Sources, Judy Reamy, 01/2003

Borrell, Joseph, b. 1829 Aldorf France, one of the original Castroville colonists; wife was a Haby; joined Rangers 1846 under Capt. John Conner, 1847 joined Gen. Taylor at Monterey, then Capt. Veach, and then Capt. George Haby; had at least one brother in TX

Bowles, John, b. 1802 VA, went to TN with parents while young; his dad was killed at New Orleans during the War of 1812; he had 13 children (7 girls, 6 boys); John moved with his family in 1855 to the Sabinal River and settled in the Patterson settlement; killed by indians 10/28/1859 after moving to the Leona. His son Pete found his father's body.

Bowles, W.B. "Doke", b. 10/22/1835 TN; s/o John Bowles; was married and had a ranch on the Blanco in 1859 when his dad moved to the Leona

Brock, George W., b. 1/25/1860 Caldwell Co.

Brucks, Judge Bernhard, b. 1835 Cossfield, Westphalia Prussia; s/o John Bernhard Brucks (d. 1849 of Cholera after leaving San Antonio); sailed to Galveston on the Antwerp then went on to Port Lavaca; joined the Rangers 1861 under Capt. James Paul at Camp Verde.

Brucks, Henry, b. 2/16/1838 Westphalen on the Rhine; s/o John B. Brucks; came with parents and brother to TX 1846 aboard the Medina; one of his sisters m. Nick Ney and moved to D'Hanis

Buckner, Capt. Elliot C., went with Ben Highsmith to San Antonio 1829; raised a company of men to side with Santa Ana; killed during the Battle of Velasco

Burleson, Gen. Ed., fought at the Battle of Plum Creek 1840; @ 1836 his stepmother and her 5 kids evacuated Bastrop with the Berry family and went to Fort Parker

Burleson, Jacob, brother of Gen. Ed. Burleson; killed by indians @ 1839 while still a young man

Cameron, Capt. Ewing, Ranger, joined the Somervell expedition headed into Mexico 1843; executed on Santa Ana's orders about 18 miles from the City of Mexico; his ancestors were from Scotland

Cass, Josiah, still living in Atascosa Co. 1899; Ranger 1848 in the indian fight at Sabinal Canyon

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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