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Marleta Childs
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     This week we conclude the list of names 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 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.)

     Andrew NEILL, now of Austin; native of Scotland; came to Texas in 1836; Captain of infantry under Gen. F. Austin from 1836 to 1842; prisoner at San Antonio; age 68.

     B. O. STOUT, now of Goliad; native of Kentucky; came to Texas in 1836; served under Capt. Wm. Rodgers in 1836 and under Burleson in 1839; age 64.

     C. M. JONES, now of Goliad; native of Kentucky; came to Texas in 1836; served in Palace Love regiment with McLeond (sic) in Santa Fe Expedition in 1836; age 65.

     D. L. KOKERNOT, now of Gonzoles (sic); native of Holland; came to Texas in 1831; served under Gen. Sherman from 1832 to 1836; was in the battles of San Jacinto, Concepcion, and Grass Fight, and the storming of San Antonio in 1835; age 76. (Editor’s note: Gonzoles is, of course, a misspelling of Gonzales.)

     L. S. GEMINGS, now of Eruth (sic); native of Connecticut; came to Texas in 1838; served under General Somerville in 1842; age 66. (Editor’s note: Eruth probably means Erath.)

     A. B. PATTON, now of Nacogdoches County; native of Tennessee; came to Texas in 1836; served under Geo. W. Jewell in 1836; age 66. (Editor’s note: Geo. was an abbreviation for George.)

     John BAULCH (sic), now of Nacogdoches; native of Tennessee; came to Texas in 1835; served under Capt. Fannin in 1835-6 at the battles of San Jacinto, Sherman, Grass Fight, Conception, and San Antonio; age 69. (Editor’s note: Surname is spelled BALCH on page 17 of Carolyn Reeves Ericson’s NACOGDOCHES—GATEWAY TO TEXAS: A BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY, 1773-1849, VOLUME I REVISED, published in Nacogdoches, Texas, by Ericson Books, 1991.)

     John SPEAR, now of Nacogdoches; native of Tennessee; came to Texas in 1827; served under Capt. Cheshire in 1836; age 67.

     J. H. LIVERGOOD, now of Hallsville; native of Pennsylvania; came to Texas in 1837; served under Col. Hayes in 1842; was a prisoner at Mier; age 66.

     A. C. HYDE, now of Uvalde County; native of Connecticut; was in the Mier Expedition in 1836; age 68.

     S. W. BLOUNT, now of San Augustine; native of Georgia; came to Texas in 1835; served under Col. Sherman in 1836; was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, March 2d, 1836; age 73.

     Jno. M. SWISHER, now of Austin; native of Tennessee; came to Texas in 1833; served under Burleson at San Jacinto in 1836; age 61.

     Thos. G. McGEHN (sic), now of Llano; native of Alabama; came to Texas in 1834; was captain of spy company at Bastrop during the fall of the Alamo; age 71.

     A.W. HILL, now of Bastrop; native of Georgia; came to Texas in 1815; served under Col. Carns at San Jacinto in 1836; age 65.

     John H. HERRON, now of Bastrop; native of north Carolina; came to Texas in 1814; served under Capt. Billingsley at San Jacinto in 1836; age 66.

     N. W. EASTLAND, now of Bastrop; native of Kentucky; came to Texas in 1803 (sic); served in Fannin’s command in 1836 under H. C. Horton; age 78.

     Campble (sic) TAYLOR, now of Bastrop; native of Alabama; came to Texas in 1814; served under Capt. Billingsley at San Antonio; age 66. (Editor’s note: First name possibly Campbell.)

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