Sons of DeWitt Colony Texas
This Month's Feature
The Incredible Life of
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, follow links John Todd Jr. com, A Little (Veracruz) History, 1800's-1900's: The Miracle of Doña Magdalena: A Love Story for those who wait and hope.
[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.]
La Colonia de 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
Caldwell, Comal, DeWitt, Fayette, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Jackson, Lavaca, Victoria and