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LEWIS, WILLIE NEWBURY

... Newbury Lewis, author, socialite, and rancher, daughter of Henry Lee and Anna (Hearn) Newbury, was born on October 28, 1891, in Dallas. ... was her writing, which gave a glimpse of life in Texas shortly after 1900. In 1938 she published her first book, Between Sun ...

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BROWN, HENRY STEVENSON

... in Madison County, Kentucky, on March 8, 1793, the son of Caleb and Jemima (Stevenson) Brown. In 1810 he moved to St. Charles County, ... DeWitt Clinton Baker, comp., A Texas Scrap-Book (New York: Barnes, 1875; rpt. 1887; facsimile rpt., Austin: ...

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TICHENOR, MCHENRY TAYLOR, SR.

... and grew up in Harlingen, in the Rio Grande valley of Texas. He was the only child of McHenry Tichenor and Genevieve Beryl (Smith) Tichenor. Tichenor ...

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MINET

MINET (?–?). In July 1684 Minet, of whom virtually no personal details are known, sailed from France with ... the expedition by royal orders, probably issued on advice of the naval minister, the Marquis de Seignelay, as cartographer and engineer. ... journal and prepared several maps, including two of the Texas coast, which he took back to France to show La Salle's position. Copies ...

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FORT GRIFFIN

... was a Confederate fort located in the southeastern part of the county on what is now Farm Road 3322, fifteen miles south of Port Arthur. Hoping to block Union threats to the upper Texas Gulf Coast, Gen. John B. Magruder dispatched Maj. Julius Kellersberg ...

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SHANNON, DENMAN WILLIAM

... York around 1834. He was probably connected to the family of Thomas Shannon (1801–73) of Yalobusha County, Mississippi. After ... family to Missouri, Shannon arrived in Washington County, Texas, to practice law. On April 7, 1856, in Yalobusha County, he married ...

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SOMERVELL EXPEDITION

... for three predatory raids made by Mexican armies upon Texas in 1842: Antonio Canales Rosillo's descent upon Lipantitlán and the captures of San Antonio by Rafael Vásquez and Adrián Woll . By the time that Woll ...

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BRANNIN, CARL PHILIP

... social reformer and journalist, was born in Cisco, Texas, on September 22, 1888, the second son of seven children born to Lewis E. and Catherine (Bacon) Brannin. After ...

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MARTIN, JOHN BRECKENRIDGE

... (1857–1938). John Breckenridge Martin, painter, son of Joe Martin and Nancy Chestnut Martin, was born near London, Laurel County, ... as he was called, left Kentucky at nineteen and moved to Texas to work as a cowhand. He worked on a ranch near Sherman in 1876, at the ...

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DAVIS, WATERS S.

... was born on March 15, 1862, in Corpus Christi, the son of Anna (Britton) and republican governor Edmund Jackson Davis . He attended Texas public schools and the University of Michigan, where he received his law ...

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