HARRELL, MILVERN (?–1910). Milvern Harrell, survivor of the Dawson Massacre, the son of William and Minerva (Woods) Harrell, was the nephew of Norman B. Woods and the grandson of Zadock Woods. He was living in Fayette County near the site of present West Point in 1842, when he joined the company of Nicholas M. Dawson to go to the relief of San Antonio and was taken prisoner by Adrián Woll after the battle of Salado Creek. Harrell made an unsuccessful attempt to escape by swimming the Rio Grande and was marched to Mexico and held in Perote Prison until March 23, 1844. His reminiscences of his Mexican experiences were published in the Dallas Morning News on June 16, 1907. When he died in August 1910, he was the last survivor of the Dawson massacre.
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