Sons of DeWitt Colony Texas

Dr. Nicholas Labadie

Creed Taylor

Gen. Jose Urrea

Dr. Jack Shackelford

Robert Hancock HunterFeaturing this month

Muster at Gonzales
Retreat to San Jacinto
The Runaway Scrape

Eyewitness Reports & Memoirs

I remember the "runaway" very well, as we went ahead of General Houston's army. The women, children, slaves and a few old men reached the Sabine.....The children were crying, the women praying and the men cursing. I tell you it was a serious time---Uncle Jeff Parsons

With heroic fortitude the people bore their misfortunes, buoyed with the hope that the handful of volunteers at Gonzales – "the little ray of hope for Texas" would make a determined stand and in some way halt and crush the arrogant dictator at one fell blow - they had faith in these "tall men with long rifles."---Creed Taylor

The Massacre at La Bahia

The Men of Goliad by Unit, Letters Home, Archival Letters, Accounts of Survivors including Mexican Centralistas

....."Boys, they are going to kill us---die with your faces to them, like men!"......two other young men, flourishing their caps over their heads, shouted at the top of their voices: "Hurra for Texas!" Can Texas cease to cherish the memory of those, whose dying words gave a pledge of their devotion to her cause?--Capt. Jack Shackelford, Survivor of the Massacre

The Angel of Goliad

......Pacheta Alevesco; the wife of Captain A. She was indeed an angel of mercy---a second Pocahontas. All that she could do to administer to our comfort, "-to pour oil into our wounds," was done. She had, likewise been to Major Miller and men, a "ministering angel."---Dr. Jack Shackelford....Of this angelic lady, whose memory should be sacred in every Texian heart, and whose name should be perpetuated in a Texas county before it is too late.---John Henry Brown 1892

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, 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

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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