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     Here are more names from the list of early Texas veterans, which are found on page 3 of 23 April 1881 issue of The Eastern Texas News (also referred to as The East Texas News). The information is verbatim except for the addition or omission of some conjunctions for style conformity. A copy of the issue is available for free online at the Portal to Texas History website at https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth235672 . (In this column, surnames on the roll are capitalized for emphasis. Some punctuation or other capitalization may be added for clarity.)

     C. LONGLEY, now of Bell County; native of Tennessee; came to Texas in 1836; served in Green’s division, Park’s company, in 1836; age 64.

     Shadrach CAYCE, now of San Antonio; native of Tennessee; came to Texas in 1830; served in Capt. Boly Hardan’s (sic) company in 1835 [and in] Captain Tom Steward and Col. Moorehouse’s regiments in 1836; age 64.

     Moses Austin BRYAN, now of Brenham; native of Missouri; came to Texas in 1831; served in Capt. Mosely Baker’s company at San Jacinto and Spanish interpreter for Gen. Houston and Gen. Rusk; was in service from 1835 to 1842; age 63.

     Mrs. A. M. BURKE, now of Freestone County; native of South Carolina; widow of Capt. D. N. BURKE, deceased, of the Mobile Grays, a Captain in Fannin’s command at Goliad; was in service 1835-6.

     Robert HALL, now of Dimmitt County; native of South Carolina; came to Texas in 1836; served in Capt. Earle and Col. Harrison’s regiment; age 67.

     John HARVEY, now of Belle (sic) County; native of Tennessee; came to Texas in 1834; served in Capt. Arnold’s command in 1836; was at the battle of San Jacinto; age 70.

     Mrs. Rosine STERNE, now of Houston; wife of Adolphus STERNE of Nacogdoches; a native of Germany; came to Texas in 1826; age 70.

     F. B. GENTRY, now of Hamilton County; native of Tennessee; came to Texas in 1835; served in Burleson’s regiment in 1836 and was at the battle of San Jacinto; age 71.

     James C. ARMSTRONG, now of Bell County; native of Tennessee; came to Texas in 1836; served under Capt. Allen in 1836; age 65.

     G. H. LOVE, now of Robinson (sic) County; native of Tennessee; came to Texas in 1836; served under Capt. Scurlock in 1836; age 61. (Editor’s note: Robinson must be a mistake for Robertson County.)

     Chas. FORDTRAN, now of Clayton (sic) County; native of Germany; came to Texas in 1831; served under Capt. Bird in 1836; age 80. (Editor’s note: Chas. was an abbreviation for Charles. Since there is no county named Clayton in Texas, the correct place is probably Clay County.)

     J. J. JERGINS, now of Huntsville; native of Alabama; came to Texas in 1837; served under Felix Houston in 1839; age 57.

     James W. MOORE, now of Walker County; native of District of Columbia; came to Texas in 1827; served under Capt. Martin K. Priell in 1836; age 69.

     John E. KING, now of Williamson County; native of North Carolina; came to Texas in 1837; served under Thos. J. Smith in 1838; was Captain of Texas Rangers from 1841 to 1844; age 66. (Editor’s note: Thos. was an abbreviation for Thomas.)

     T. B. HARDING, now of Huntsville; native of Maryland; came to Texas in 1836; served under Capt. J. B. Robertson in 1836-7; age 67.

(To be continued)


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