DURNETT, SAMUEL J.
DURNETT, SAMUEL J. (?–?). Samuel J. Durnett, a pioneer newspaperman, edited the San Luis Advocate, which was published by Tod Robinson and Company and designed to promote the new city of San Luis on Galveston Island, beginning on August 31, 1840. Durnett was at Columbia in 1842 and 1843 publishing the Planter's Gazette. He worked on the Brazos Planter in 1845 and joined Hamilton Stuart in Galveston as an associate on the Galveston Civilian from 1847 to 1850 and from 1853 to 1855.
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