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CANNON, JOHN JOB

... 1856. The couple moved to Polk County, Texas, before the Civil War , and John began to establish himself as a physician. J .J. Cannon ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - Anonymous - 04/11/2011 - 13:56 - 0 attachments

YOUNG, HUGH FRANKLIN

... Snively expedition . He served also in the Mexican War as a colonel in the militia. He was chief justice of Red River County in ... he was the chief justice of Grayson County. During the Civil War he was a reserve brigadier general of state troops and was a ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - jbrown - 06/15/2010 - 22:39 - 0 attachments

ECTOR, WILEY B.

... in the Thirteenth Regular Infantry during the Mexican War . He moved to Texas at the urging of his older brother Matthew, and in ... Country and owned twenty-two slaves. During the Civil War Ector enlisted as a major with Company E of the Tenth Texas ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - Anonymous - 04/06/2011 - 18:08 - 0 attachments

ROGERS, JEFFERSON CARROLL

... he enlisted in the United States Army during the Mexican War . He moved to Milam County in 1852 and served as county sheriff from 1854 ... having a wife named Nancy. At the beginning of the Civil War , Rogers commanded the Milam County Grays, which later became ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - sdp0076 - 05/26/2011 - 17:20 - 0 attachments

BAYOU CITY

... freight service between Galveston and Houston before the Civil War . Although several of her passengers were killed during a boiler explosion ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - jbrown - 06/12/2010 - 10:09 - 0 attachments

SHERIDAN, PHILIP HENRY

Philip Henry Sheridan (1831–1888) Civil War: Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints , DeGolyer Library, Central ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - jbrown - 01/18/2013 - 11:30 - 0 attachments

BERRY, WELDON HORATIO

... Weldon Horatio Berry, African-American judge and civil rights attorney in Houston, was born in Dallas on January 4, 1921. ... served in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II , from February 4, 1943, until 1945 and held the rank of second ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - lj0094 - 07/29/2014 - 12:12 - 0 attachments

DEWALT, KERR BOYCE

... a prosperous farmer who owned fourteen slaves. When the Civil War began DeWalt was among the first citizens of Polk County to volunteer for ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - Anonymous - 04/05/2011 - 06:07 - 0 attachments

ALLEN, ROBERT THOMAS PRITCHARD

... at West Point in 1834. After brief service in the Seminole War, he resigned his commission to become, in turn, a civil engineer; a Methodist minister; and a professor successively at Allegheny ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - jbrown - 06/09/2010 - 16:35 - 0 attachments

PHILLIPS, ALEXANDER H., JR.

... wealth of nearly $10,000. At the outbreak of the Civil War , Phillips and his younger brother William joined the Sixth Texas ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - Anonymous - 05/26/2011 - 15:06 - 0 attachments