|Statement||by Hon. Hobart Huson ... on the occasion of the Refugio county centennial celebration at Refugio, Texas, October twenty-first, nineteen hundred and thirty-six.|
|LC Classifications||F392.R45 H8|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||8 p. ;|
|LC Control Number||37015422|
After independence Refugio was organized as one of the thirteen original counties of the Republic of Texas, with the town of Refugio as the county seat. Far larger than the current county, the original Refugio County included territory that was later incorporated into new neighboring counties. DUNN, JOHN (?–). John Dunn, first alcalde of Refugio and soldier and government official of the Republic of Texas, was a native of Ireland who probably lived in the United States before , when he came to the customary liberal interpretation of Mexican colonization laws, Dunn, who was single but had servants, was considered the head of a family and given the lands of such. James Power ( or – Aug ) was an Irish-born Texan empresario, politician and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, known for the land grant he received with partner James Hewetson that included the coastal area between the mouths of the Guadalupe and Nueces Rivers, as well as his founding and service as the first mayor of the Aransas City settlement. At least 87 Irish-surnamed individuals settled in the Peters Colony, which included much of present-day north-central Texas, in the s. The Irish participated in all phases of Texas' war of independence against Mexico. Among those who died defending the Alamo in March were 12 who were Irish-born, while an additional 14 bore Irish surnames.
Austin: Published by the Texas State Historical Association in cooperation with the Center for Studies in Texas History at the University of Texas at Austin, c Anderson, Gary Clayton. The Conquest of Texas: Ethnic Cleansing in the Promised Land, – Tejanos (Texans of Mexican heritage) were instrumental leaders in the life and development of Texas during the Mexican period, the war of independence, and the Texas ús F. de la Teja and ten other scholars examine the lives, careers, and influence of many long-neglected but historically significant Tejano leaders who were active and influential in the formation, political and. [James E. Winston, "Pennsylvania and the Independence of Texas," in The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, XVII, ] "Columbus" here attempted to show that the revolt in Texas had not grown out of dissatisfaction on the part of the settlers but that it was the work of land speculators and the aristocratic Southern slavocracy. The Refugio Colony and Texas Independence, On the Occasion of The Refugio County Centennial Celebration at Refugio, Texas, October Twenty-First, Nineteen Hundred and Thirty Six [self-wrapper title]. Refugio: Timely Remarks, 8 pp. 8vo, printed self-wrappers, stapled. Chipped and foxed, else very good. Signed by author. First edition.
NOTE: This site contains nine personal narratives from participants in the Battle of Refugio, including that of Samuel G. Hardaway. Miller, Edward L. New Orleans and the Texas Revolution. College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press, Moore, Stephen L. Eighteen Minutes: The Battle of San Jacinto and the Texas Independence Campaign. As it did for many settlers of all backgrounds, Texas offered a land of opportunity, freedom and independence to the first Irish settlers. In Texas, Irish immigrants finally found land. The Refugio Militia was a living history organization with members from all over Texas. We portrayed a militia unit that existed in the 's from the town of Refugio. We were formed to be an organization interested in the education of members and the general public on the topic of the Texas War for Independence. DeWitt County Historical Association. The History of DeWitt County, Texas. Curtis Media Corporation, Dallas, TX, Curtis Media, Inc. has copies of this book available for $70 plus shipping and t them at or Bedford Rd., Suite , Bedford, TX