Sons of DeWitt Colony Texas

Peter Ellis Bean

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Coahuila y Tejas

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This Month's Feature

The Incredible Life of

Colonel Pedro Elías Beán

Captured with the Nolan Expedition
10 Years in Spanish Prisons
Explosives Expert, Confidant & US Emissary of José Morelos
Veteran Battle of New Orleans
Colonel Republic of Mexico
Texian

Adventurer, designer, writer, promoter, entrepreneur, drinker, lover, creator, peace maker, business man---dedicated Anglo-Mexican Texian composite of first half 19th century South US, Spanish, Mexican and Republic of Texas America, "elegant communicator" in Spanish and English

"....I feel it my Duty as a Cityson of this Goverment to let you now as you are the nearest ofiser to this Plase the Prosedings of a band of men that has Past this Plase a few Days agow they call them selves advans guard of a large army of Republicans, But if I should name them I should call them a Band of Robers..."---Letter to Austin 1828.

....Finally, just beyond Jalapa, Bean reached the hacienda La Banderilla and the arms of the one person who had given all and asked nothing. He had come home [to] the Doña Magdalena Falfan de los Godos...with Philip Nolan he had fired the first shots.....the start of the inexorable conflict that caught him up and so strangely cleft his life. But Bean was not to see the finish. Six months after war [US with Mexico] broke out, the iron constitution that had endured the long horror of the Acapulco prison cell gave way....his turbulent life came quietly to an end--Bennett Lay in The Lives of Ellis P. Bean.

Take a modern day site visit to current Banderilla and a search for the hacienda of Doña Magdalena Falfan de los Godos at John Todd Jr. com (Search: Peter Bean).

[This month feature dedicated to the memory of Jack Jackson, cartoonist, first underground comix artist and Texas historian.  His book Indian Agent: Peter Ellis Bean In Mexican Texas (Canseco-Keck History Series).  Texas A&M University Press was one of the last just before his death.]

 

Coahuila y Tejas

La Colonia de DeWitt
de Coahuila y Tejas
Republica Federal de Mejico

The Lone Star

 

Empresario Greene DeWitt"Art. 1. All Foreigners, who...in virtue of the general law of 1824...which guarantees the security of their persons and property in the territory of the Mexican Nation, wish to remove to any of the settlements of the state of Coahuila y Tejas are at liberty to do so; and the said State invites and calls them."--Mexican Law 1824

Parts of Caldwell, Comal, DeWitt, Fayette, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Jackson, Lavaca, Victoria and Wilson Counties
1700-1846

Map Mexico 1824"beginning at the right bank of Arroyo de la Vaca at a distance of the reserved ten leagues from the coast, adjoining the colony of Stephen Austin on the east, the line shall go up the river to the Bejar-Nacogdoches road; it shall follow this road until it reaches a point two leagues to the west of Guadalupe River; thence it shall run parallel with the river down to the Paraje de las Mosquitos; and following the inner edge of the ten league coast reservation, it shall close the boundaries of the grant at the point of the beginning."

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