soldier's "having been killed with Fannin." Conclusion: The Court of Claims seems to have been satisfied that "Coulson, John (alias William S.)," and "Colston, John (alias William S.)," were the same person. It is likely also that this was the same person as Davenport's "William John Colston," but it seems likely that there was another member of Fannin's command named William S. Carlson.
CARUTHERS, JAMES - This name is not on the Almanac list nor the Davenport roll. The heirs of James Caruthers received donation certificate No. 364 from the adjutant general on September 2, 1851, for 640 acres. This certificate was lost and duplicate certificate No. 30/174 was issued on February 6, 1873, by the commissioner of the General Land Office. The duplicate certificate does not give the military service, but on pages 84 and 85 of "Register of Donation and Scrip," (MSS. in General Land Office) beside this name and certificate number is written "Goliad." GLO File Bexar Bounty No. 1572 has bounty warrant No. 930 for 1920 acres issued on September 2, 1851, to the heirs of James Caruthers for "his having been massacred with Fannin at Goliad." Both the Almanac list and Davenport list have a "Ewing Caruthers," but Land Office records show him to be another person. See GLO File Gonzales Donation No. 178 and GLO File Gonzales Bounty No. 184
CONLEY, THOMAS H. - The Almanac has a "Corbys, Thomas H.," and Davenport has a "Cosby, Thomas H.," but neither has "Conley, Thomas H." The heirs of Thomas H. Conley received donation certificate No. 327 for 640 acres from the adjutant general on June 17, 1851. This certificate was lost and the commissioner of the General Land Office issued duplicate certificate No. 30/97 on October 10, 1872. The duplicate does not give the service, but on pages 82 and 83 of "Record. Donation and Scrip" in the General Land Office, beside this name and certificate number is written "Goliad." GLO File Red River Bounty No. 131 contains bounty warrant No. 864 issued to the heirs of Thomas H. Conley by the adjutant general on June 18, 1851, "for his having fallen with Fannin."