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Early Texas Settlers, F-G
Posted by: Judy Reamy (ID *****6411) Date: May 08, 2003 at 10:27:46
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Farris, Jeff D., b. 1861 Madison Co. TX; m. 1885; had 5 boys and 3 girls; his parents moved to TX from Walker Co in 1858; from TN to Walker Co. 1850

Files, John, soldier under Jackson in the War of 1812; killed in the Battle of New Orleans 01/08/1815; John Tom's maternal uncle

Fore, Peter, from Alsace; one of Capt. Hays Rangers killed by indians at Bandera Pass @ 1841

Frederick, Charles, killed by a fall while working on the Alamo walls; friend of Herbert Weynand

Galbreth, Jim, Ranger in the first company organized by Hays

Galbreath, Tom, one of Hays Rangers, wounded at the Battle of Bandear Pass 1841

Gardner, J.W., b. 1851 LA; came to TX 1855; s/o Joseph G. (TN); first settled near Atascosa Co; moved to Frio Co. 1861; had at least 2 brothers: A.F. & J.C.; mom died 1882; he m1. Miss Jennie Holmes who died, m2. Miss Luch Wingate

Gardner, Joseph G., came from TN, d. 1869 Seguin, buried at Sandies Chapel Church; his widow and children moved back to Frio Co.

Gerdes, Hiram, killed by Indians near Quihi 3/14/1867

Gilleland, James, Methodist preacher; killed during the Cherokee War @ 1839 at Mill Creek

Gilleland, Johnston, and his wife Mary, from PA; settled in Refugio Co. with 2 children: Rebecca, William; they were killed by indians 1840 and the kids captured; they were rescued and taken to Victoria and placed in the care of Dr. Blair (presbyterian minister) and his wife; Rebecca m. a Fisher who was related to Orceneth Fisher (a Methodist preacher in Sabinal Canyon); she died about 1880

Gill(e)ispie, Ad., one of Jack Hays rangers at the Battle of Bandera Pass @ 1841; fought at the Battle of Salado @ 1842; killed at the storming of Monterey @ 1846/1847

Golled, M.F.H., killed by indians 12/1846

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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