American Revolutionary War Patriots Buried In Texas


There have been several efforts by the Texas SAR to memorialize those Revolutionary War Patriots who were buried in Texas.  The first was the Bicentennial Patriots Plaques that were placed in 5 locations around the state in 1976.  The names on the plaques were gathered by the Graves Registration Committee, SAR's, DAR's, the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission of Texas, the Institute of Texan Cultures, and others.  Clovis Brakebill (Texas SAR President 1982-1983 and President General 1986-1987) published "American Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Texas" in 1998 (click here for a downloadable version) which included confirmed and unconfirmed Patriots buried in Texas.  The Patriot/Compatriot Graves Buried in Texas Sub-Committee compiled a comprehensive list of confirmed Patriots buried in Texas in 2023.

The Patriots Buried in Texas listings on this page are presented in two sections:  Confirmed and Unconfirmed.  Both sections may have footnote numbers beside a respective Patriot to indicate:

1. Name is included on the Patriots Plaque

2. Name is included in the Brakebill book.

The unconfirmed names have either been disproven or need additional research for proof prior to being officially marked.  To submit new/corrected information about Texas SAR Patriot Graves, please use our Patriot Grave Updater.



  1. Abston, John (1, 2) born 2 Jan 1761 in Halifax County, Virginia and died 4 Feb 1857 in Lavon, Collin County Texas, he was only 18 years old when he fought in the Battle of King's Mountain.  In 1789 he married Frances Thurman in Virginia before the couple moved to Kentucky and later to Missouri in the 1830's.  He came to Texas with his family in 1853, settling in Collin County, and lived to the age of 92.  Marked 2018 GPS 33.047469 / -96.425861.
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  3. Anderson, Bailey (1, 2) born November 13, 1753 Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia and died August 1, 1840.  He is buried in the Old Family Cemetery near Elysian Fields in Harrison County.  He served in the South Carolina militia and as a spy during the American Revolution.  In 1800, he served in the Kentucky State Legislature.  He arrived in San Augustine, Texas in 1819 at the age of 61.  On the float trip down the Mississippi River his wife, Mary Wyatt died.  He settled in the Ayish Bayou District in 1821.  In August 1832, he commanded a company at the Battle of Nacogdoches, and in 1835, he fought at the Siege of Bexar.

  4. Anderson, Benjamin W. (1, 2) born c 1758 in South Carolina and died September 14, 1853.  He is buried in Blackjack-Attoyac Cemetery, Chireno, in Nacogdoches County, Texas.  He married his first wife Polly Rebecca Cureton and they had 9 children before she died.  Benjamin married his second wife Margaret Jane Williams and they had 16 children.  He served as a juror in South Carolina, during the Revolutionary War.  Marked 2018 no GPS.

  5. Anderson, JR. John born bef 1765 and died bef Dec 1843 Harrison Co, Texas. He married Cassa X. Militia and furnished supplies; Stub Entries to Indents, Book U-W, p 25 Liber U, #146, Salley & Wates.

  6. Andry, Louis Antoine born ca November 1727 France died March 20, 1778 San Bernardo Bay, (Matagorda Bay).  Patriotic Service with Galvez in Louisiana.  Married to Marie Jeanne La Pierre.  Source Holmes, Honor & Fidelity, P 158 service description Galvez, LA Infantry, Capt 1778.

  7. De Armas, Antonia Rosalia born ca 1741 and died post 1791 Villa De San Fernando (Bexar Co) Spanish America married to Juan Jose Francisco Padron.  Source Archivo General De Indias, Ramo Audiencia De Guadalajara, Legajo 283 Rendered aid 1779.

  8. de Arocha, Simon born 27 Oct 1731 Tejas and buried 29 Jul, 1796 San Antonio de Bexar, Tejas.  Married Maria Ignacia de Urrutia, Ana Maria was their daughter.  Rendered aid; The Texas Connection with the American Revolution, pp 15-16, Thonhoff.

  9. de la Baume, Joseph (1, 2) born in 1731 near Avignon, France.  He came with the French Army to fight for American Independence and served under Viscomte de Bonneville.  He became stranded in Louisiana after the American Revolution and came to Texas in 1800, finally locating near Bexar (now San Antonio).  Joseph was caught up in the Magee-Gueterrieez effort to free Texas from Spain in 1813, and was imprisoned for seven months and fined 7,000 doubloons.  De la Baume later received land from the Mexican government after they won their independence from Spain, and later received a land grant from Stephen F. Austin.  Sam Houston certified his claim for a pension for his service during the American Revolution, but the claim was denied by the U.S. Government.  Joseph de la Baume died April 4, 1834 at the age of 103 and was buried in the Jefferson Cemetery near Bellville, Texas in Austin County.  Pension r 2856 Marked 2009 no GPS

  10. Blevins, William born bef 1760 Pittsylvania Co, Virginia and died 01 January 1844 Red River County, Texas.  Pension R 945 V; Capt. Swift and Col Crockett and Indian Spy.

  11. Calderon, Juan Jose born abt 1765 San Antonio, Tejas and died 20 Oct 1849 San Antonio, Bexar, Texas.  Married Maria Nieves Curbelo and had Juan Francisco, Maria Gertrudis, Dorothea Maxima.  Drummer/Sergeant in Galvez Expedition on the Gulf Coast.  Campos Santo is defunct and most re-burials went to San Fernando #1The Texas Connection with the American Revolution, p 87, Thonoff and Roster of Spanish soldiers of the Presidio at San Antonio, Bexar, Tejas 2 Jan 1782.

  12. Carter, James (1) (1769 - 1850) - North Carolina, he is listed as a SAR patriot – P-129560.  James Carter the youngest of 8 children grew up following his 4 older brothers and other family members who moved with the family.  When the American Revolution started in 1775 James was too young to serve in the war, however in 1779-1780 at the age of about 12-13 he served in North Carolina in the Halifax County Regiment as a Private under Captain Joseph Kidd and Lieutenant William Ptolemy Powell.  In 1780-1781 he again served in the Halifax County Regiment under Captain William Ptolemy Powell and his uncle, Ensign Benjamin Carter.
    In 1832 he filed for a pension claim under the North Carolina Act of 1818 which was denied because he stated he served in the Continental Army under Captain William Ptolemy Powell whose name could not be found in the regular army because he was in the Militia.  His application was rejected on legal grounds not because he did not serve in the regular army.  On the 6th of June,1782 he was paid nine pounds six shillings and on 30 July, 1783 he received 48 pounds by the State of North Carolina, Halifax District for his services during the American Revolution.
    He married Phoebe Ballard on May 2, 1791, in Tennessee.  This marriage resulted in the birth of 7 children.  The death or burial location for his wife are unknown.  It is assumed she died in Tennessee before he moved to Texas.  He moved to Bonham Texas in 1838 with his daughter Sophia and his son-in-law Robert Russell, making him a resident of the Republic of Texas before it became a state in 1845.  Marked 2022 GPS 33.596325 / -96.165931.

  13. Casanova, Joseph Antonio Peres born c 1711 Tenerife Canary Islands Spain d 07 Jan 1779 San Antonio de Bexar – Buried Tejas Rendered Aid married Paula Granados & Juana Gertrudis de la Zerda Thonhoff, The TX Connection with the Am Rev pp 15-16.

  14. Benjamin Clark (1, 2) born Jan 1758 Johnson County, North Carolina and died aft 3 Feb 1838 Red River County, Texas.  Private, quartermaster sergeant, Captains, King, Williams, Love, Dodd & Col. Kenan, Brown and More.  He moved to Texas in 1819 at the age of 61 and was a Methodist minister riding the circuit.  He is buried in the Clarksville Cemetery with a new headstone.  Marked 2011 no Bio or GPS.

  15. Cloud, Adam born December 30, 1759 Brandywine New Castle Co. Delaware, died May 26 1834 Brazoria Victoria Dist. Tejas Patriotic Service – Oath of Allegiance 1781 married Mary Grandin.

  16. Collins, James Potter (1, 2) born 22 Nov 1764 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina and died 14 Apr 1844 Clarksville, Red River County, Texas.  Capts. Henderson, Chambers, Matson Militia and scout for Col. Moffitt of South Carolina.  After the War he enlisted in the militia fighting the Creek and Cherokee.  He came to Texas in 1838 to visit his daughter and son-in-law in Red River County and died.  Marked 2009 no GPS.

  17. Curbelo, Jose Antonio born 1 May 1746 San Antonio, Tejas and is buried 4 Sep 1789 San Antonio, Tejas.  Married Rita Flores, two children Maria and Juan Jose.  Provided supplies to Galvez; The Texas Connection with the American Revolution, p 75, Thonhoff.

  18. Curbelo, Maria Ana born ca 1712 Canary Islands, Spain died March 17, 1785 san Fernando (Matagorda Bay, TX) married Vicente Alvarez Travieso.  Rendered aid source De La Teja, San Antonio de Bexar, p 115.

  19. William Delafield (1, 2) born in 1763 in Virginia, who served in the American Revolution as a substitute for a friend.  In 1785 he was charged with stealing a horse and sentenced to death!  He received a pardon from Governor Patrick Henry and sentenced to hard labor for three years, however, he escaped from public jail and went to Georgia where he married, had two sons, and lost a leg fighting Indians.  In 1850 he moved to Texas to live with his son Nicholas who had already migrated to Texas.  William Delafield died in 1860 in Harrison County, Texas and was buried in a family farm cemetery located near LaGrone's Chapel.  The actual grave has been lost.  In 1972 a Texas Historical Marker was placed at the corner of 2208 and Noonday Road.  Marked 2011 no GPS.

  20. Delgado, Clemente born October 8, 1760 buried July 21, 1833 San Antonio de Bexar rendered aid to the cause of the Revolution.  source Thonhoff, The TX Connection with the American Revolution, p 16.

  21. Delgado, Jacinto born 7 Oct 1733 Villa de Bexar, Tejas and died 17 Aug 1780 San Antonio de Bexar, Tejas.  Rendered aid in 1779; The Texas Connection with the American Revolution, p 16, Thonhoff.

  22. Delgado, Manuel born c 1743 Villa de San Fernando, Tejas and died post 1804 San Fernando Bexar Presidio, Tejas.  Married Angela de Arocha and Jose Manuel and Jose Miguel were their sons.  Provided supplies to Galvez; The Texas Connection with the American Revolution, p 16, Thonhoff.

  23. Ehler, Johann Michael born Aug 1760 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and died 23 Apr 1838 Dearborn County, Indiana.  Ehler volunteered for the Pennsylvania state militia in June 1776 at the age of 15.  After the war, Ehler went home to Indiana and acquired nearly 160 acres in Dearborn Co, IN.  In 1833 he applied for and was granted a pension under the Revolutionary Claim Act of 1832.  Five years later Ehler died, apparently from a heart attack, and was buried on the family farm.  The graves of Ehler and his wife were almost lost.  Compatriot William A. Luckey, a descendant of Ehler's, retrieved the remains of Ehler and his wife and had them moved to the National Cemetery at Fort Bliss, El Paso.

  24. Flores, Leonor Delgado born c 1724 Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain, post 18 July 1795 San Antonio, Tejas.  She arrived Juan Jose Flores and they had a daughter Maria Ignacia.  Provided supplies to Galvez; The Texas Connection with the American Revolution, pp 14-17, Thonhoff.

  25. Flores, Vincente born 27 Feb 1757 San Antonio Bexar, Tejas, post 1815 Provence of Tejas.  Married Maria Antonio de las Fuentes Fernandes and Ursena Carmona.  Provided cattle for the army; The Texas Connection with the American Revolution, p 75, Thonhoff.

  26. De la Garza, Leonardo Hypolito baptized August 22, 1731 San Antonio de Bexar, SA died post 1804 Villa De San Fernando de Bexar, SA.  Married Maria Magdalena Martinez.  Rendered aid source Thonhoff, The TX Connection with the American Revolution, pp 16-17.

  27. William Gates (2) born c 1760 North Carolina and died on August 6, 1828 in San Augustine County, Texas.  He married Catherine Hardin in about 1781.  They settled near Washington-on-the-Brazos.  Gates-Perry Family Cemetery Garbal, Washington Co, TX

  28. de Gortari, Miguel born c 1725 and died 13 Oct 1797 San Antonio de Bexar, Tejas.  Married Maria Polonia Albarea y Trabieso, Jose Alejandro was their son.  Rendered aid; The Texas Connection with the American Revolution, pp 16-17, Thonhoff.

  29. Granados, Pedro born c 1717 Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain, 11 Apr 1784 San Antonio de Bexar, Tejas.  Married Maria de Jesus Ruiz and had a son Jose Manuel.  Rendered aid; The Texas Connection with the American Revolution, pp 16-17, Thonhoff.

  30. Greenwood, Henry Bailey born in 1756 in Virginia.  He was a Quaker and grew up in Loudon and Bedford counties.  In 1779 he married Nancy Jarvis.  Although he did not fight because of his religion, he did serve as a juror during the Revolution.  Between the end of the Revolution and 1830, Henry lived in Greenbrier Co, VA (by 1796), in Anderson Co, TN (by 1802) where sons Joel and Franklin were born, in Madison Co, IL, in Miller Co, AK territory (by 1827), in St. Augustine, TX (by 1829) and finally to Grimes Co, TX (by 1830).  He settled in "Old High Point," the forerunner of Stoneham, TX.  He died in 1835.

  31. Hernandez, Cayetano born 10 Feb 1753 San Fernando de Bexar, Tejas died 06 Feb 1781 near Fuerte del Cibolo, Tejas.  Patriotic Service Spanish soldier serving in Tejas ( New Spain) Thonhoff, El Fuerte del Cibolo, pp 56,61,62,128.

  32. Hernandez, Francisco Joseph born 1750 died 1753 Bexar County Texas.  The Texas Connection with the American Revolution, pp 16-17, Thonhoff.

  33. Hernandez, Jose Placido born ante 1740, died post 1795 San Antonio de Bexar, Tejas.  Married Rosalia Montes de Oca and had a daughter Maria Josefa Manuela.  Rendered aid; The Texas Connection with the American Revolution, pp 16-17, Thonhoff.

  34. Hickman, Theophilus (1) born c 1753 death ante 1848 buried in Newton Co, Texas pension number r4954v.

  35. de Hollos, Juana Maria died 1785 Bexar, Tejas.

  36. Holmes, Thomas Gwinn (1, 2) born c 1759 Wayne County, North Carolina and died 30 Mar 1854 Newton County, Texas.  He married Elizabeth Jourdon in 1794.  He served as an express rider for Capt. Benjamin Harrison's 1st South Carolina Regiment, under General Francis Marion.  Holmes Cemetery Newton, Texas.

  37. Landrum, Zachariah (1, 2) born in 1766 in South Carolina and grew up to be a tall stocky man and was the third generation in his family to fight in the American Revolution.  He received 150 acres of land in Georgia for his war service, and married Letitia Tine in about 1795.  On January 20, 1830 the family arrived by wagon train at the Old Stone Fort in Nacogdoches, Texas.  On July 19, 1833 Zachariah Landrum died and was buried in a small plot on a hilltop and his family made an above ground crypt, four feet tall, over his grave.  The location of his grave is about two miles south of Old Montgomery and one mile west of Texas Highway 149 in the Springer Cemetery in Montgomery County, Texas.  Marked 2011 no GPS.

  38. Leal, Francisco Rafael born 20 Jun 1750 Coahuila, Mexico died 19 Jan 1806 San Antonio, Bexar, Tejas.  Private stationed at the Royal Presidio of San Antonio De Bexar 02 Jan 1782 Villarreal, Tejano.  Patriots of the American Revolution 1776 – 1783 p. 142.

  39. Leal, Joaquin born c 1752 Villa de San Fernando, Tejas, buried 15 Jan 1819 San Antonio de Bexar, Tejas.  Married Ana Maria Gertrudes de Arocha and had a daughter Juana Isidora.  Rendered aid; The Texas Connection with the American Revolution, p 17, Thonhoff.

  40. Lemmon, James (1, 2) son of Robert, was born in April, 1765 near Hagerstown, Maryland.  According to family records he served as a messenger boy during the American Revolution when a lad of twelve years -- it being safer for boys to carry the messages than men.  He carried messages from the camp of General George Washington to that of Captain Robert Lemmon (his father) and others.  He lived in Washington's camp in Valley Forge and affectionately called him "Uncle George."  Toward the end of the war James entered the Continental Army as a private and served until the end of the war.  In 1800 James Lemmon married Sarah Carr and lived in Bowling Green, Ky.  It was during his residence here that he volunteered for military service in the War of 1812.  After her death in 1815 he moved his family of children to Indiana where he married Amy Rawlins.  About 1834 they were lured by free land into Illinois where they settled in Green County — living neighbors to Roderick Rawlins.  In 1844 Roderick Rawlins moved his entire family from Illinois to Texas and settled in Peters' Colony on a land-grant located partly on Ten Mile Creek in what is now known as the southern part of Dallas County.  Needing some help in getting his large family to Texas, Roderick Rawlins brought along young Robert Allen Lemmon (son of James Lemmon) and also Charles Wise, neighbors and also friends of his own son "Alec."  These two boys were so delighted with Texas that they selected 640 acres of land lying next to the Rawlins grand and walked back to Illinois to bring their parents.  When they reached the Mississippi River they fashioned a raft from drift wood — tying the wood together with stout vines and attempted to paddle directly across, but when they reached the other side they were fifteen miles down-stream and had to walk back to their destination.  Robert Allen Lemmon returned with his father, James Lemmon, his mother Amy Rawlins Lemmon and his younger brother Jackson Lemmon in August 1845.  James Lemmon, a citizen of the Republic of Texas, died on July 4th, 1858 at his home three miles below Lancaster on the Dallas Ellis County line.  He was buried 93 years ago in Edgewood Cemetery, Lancaster, Texas near the spot where the Rawlins caravan camped the night in arrived in Peter's Colony in 1844.  Marked 2023 GPS 32.579738 / -96.747121 (Find A Grave registry)

  41. Lewis, Able Allison (2) born c 1761 probably in North Carolina and he died before 1835.  He married Martha "Patsy" Wofford in about 1795, and the family moved to Missouri before coming to Texas to settle in the Sabine District of San Augustine County.  He was buried in the Chapel Hill Cemetery about six miles east of San Augustine, Texas.

  42. Martinez, Carlos baptized 15 February 1734 Spanish America and died after 1790 near Presidio La Bania Goliad, Spanish America.  He provided supplies to Galvez, Thonhoff; The TX Connection with the Am Rev, pg 17.  Married to Gracia Leal and had a child named Jose Manuel.

  43. McClure, Alexander born 1 Aug 1763 Augusta County, Virginia and died 6 Jul 1842 Houston, Harris Co., Texas.  Married Nancy Dupuy.  Served with Capts Samuel Wallace and Campbell and Col John Bowyer.

  44. Parker,John (1, 2) born September 5, 1758 in Baltimore County, Maryland and served with Virginia troops under General Nathaniel Greene in the American Revolution.  In 1779 he married Sarah White and his family moved to Crawford County, Illinois where in 1827 a granddaughter was born named Cynthia Ann Parker.  The family moved to Texas in 1832 and Reverend John Parker built a church.  The trip was hard and the survivors finally arrived at Fort Houston located near present day Palestine, Texas.  In 1833 the family started clearing trees to build a stockade located between the present towns of Grosebeck and Medina, Texas in Limestone County.  It was on May 19, 1836 that the large band of Comanche Indians approached the stockade under a white flag, but then attacked, killing five of the Parker family, and capturing Cynthia Ann Parker, who became the wife of Nacoma and the mother of Quanah Parker, chief of the Comanches.  John Parker was scalped and killed that day and buried in a mass grave at the Pioneer Cemetery near Fort Parker.  Mass grave marker 2006.

  45. Polk, Charles (1, 2) born 18 Jan 1760 Anson County, North Carolina and died 16 Oct 1848 and was buried in the Lynn Flat Cemetery located about one half mile north of Cushing, Texas in San Augustine County.  He fought at the Battle of Sullivan's Island under Col. Mountie.  After the war he married Margaret Baxter and the couple moved to Tennessee before finally migrating to San Augustine County, Texas in 1839.

  46. Quirk, Edmund (1, 2) born c 1759 Virginia and died 1835 San Augustine County, Texas.  Served with the Virginia State troops in the American Revolution.  After the war he married Ana Maria Alsop and they moved to Kentucky, before coming to Texas by 1795.  He became involved in the Gutierrez-Magee Texas Revolution in 1812, and survived the Battle of Medina August 18, 1814, but was a prisoner in the Alamo until he escaped.  Edmund Quirk owned the land where the town of San Augustine, Texas is now located and he was killed there by John Bodine in 1835.

  47. Rankin, Robert (1, 2) born in the colony of Virginia in 1753.  He entered the service of the Continental Army in 1776 with the Third Regiment of the Virginia line and participated in the battles of Germantown, Brandywine, and Stony Point, as well as the siege of Charleston, where he was captured; he remained a prisoner of war until exchanged, at which time he received a promotion to lieutenant.  On October 1, 1781, during a furlough, he married Margaret (Peggy) Berry in Frederick County, Virginia.  He returned to active duty on October 15 and served until the war's end.  Robert and Margaret Rankin had three daughters and seven sons, one of whom was Frederick Harrison Rankin.  The family moved to Kentucky in 1784.  In 1786 Rankin was named by the Virginia legislature as one of nine trustees for the newly established town of Washington, in Bourbon County (later Mason County), Kentucky.  In 1792 he served as a delegate from Mason County to the Danville Convention, which drafted the first constitution of Kentucky.  He also became an elector of the Kentucky Senate of 1792.  The last mention of Rankin in Mason County, Kentucky, is in the 1800 census.  The Rankins moved to Logan County, Kentucky, in 1802 and to the Tombigbee River in Mississippi Territory in 1811; the area of their home eventually became Washington County, Alabama.  Four of the Rankin sons fought in the War of 1812.  The family suffered a severe financial reversal around 1819-20, probably in conjunction with land speculation and the panic of 1819.  In July 1828 Rankin first made an application for a pension for his Revolutionary War service.  In 1832 the Rankins moved to Joseph Vehlein's colony in Texas, along with the William Butler and Peter Cartwright families.  Rankin was issued a certificate of character by Jesse Grimes on November 3, 1834, as required by the Mexican government.  He applied for a land grant in Vehlein's colony on November 13 of the same year and received a league and labor in October 1835.  The town of Coldspring, San Jacinto County, is located on Rankin's original grant.  Rankin had the reputation of being a just and diplomatic man.  He was a friend of Sam Houston, and his influence with the Indians in the region was well known.  Houston reputedly called upon him in the spring of 1836 to encourage neutrality among the Indians during the crucial Texan retreat toward San Jacinto.  Toward the end of 1836 Rankin became ill, and he and his wife moved to St. Landry parish, Louisiana, where he died on November 13, 1837.  His body was brought back to the family home near Coldspring, in the new Republic of Texas, and buried in the old Butler Cemetery.  In 1936 he was reinterred at the State Cemetery in Austin.  His widow lived in Texas with her sons, William and Frederick, in Polk, Montgomery, and Liberty counties until her death sometime after December 1852.  Biography Source:  Handbook of Texas Online, Ann Patton Malone.  Marked 2018 GPS 30.267103 -97.726567.

  48. De Los Reyes Perez, Baltazar born abt 1720 Rio Grande, Tejas died 17 Jun 1799 San Antonio, Bexar Tejas.  Served as an Alferes (Ensign) of the Presidio de Bexar, 1760 – 1782.  Received a Spanish Land Grant in 1782.  Source Bexar Muster Roll, November 1776 Los Bexarenos Newsletter, Presidial Officers of Northern New Spain 1766, p. 133.

  49. Rodriguez, Francisco Xavier baptized December 3, 1742 Villa De San Fernando SA death post May 24, 1787 Villa De San Fernando SA.  Married Vicenta de la Candelaria Travieso.  Rendered aid.  Source Thonhoff, The TX Connection p 17.

  50. Rodrigues, Patricio Antonio born 22 Nov 1748 San Fernando de Bexar, Tejas, ante 1 Jan 1820 San Fernando de Bexar, Tejas.  Married Anna Maria de la Fuentes and had a daughter Maria Francisca.  Drove cattle to Louisiana; The Texas Connection with the American Revolution, p 86, Thonhoff San Fernando Cemetery #1 San Antonio, Bexar Co. TX.

  51. Ruddle, George born 14 Feb 1757 Frederick County, Virginia and died ante 24 Mar 1838 Nacogdoches County, Texas.  Married Theodosia Linn.  Served under Capt Isaac Ruddle’s militia, Ruddle’s station; prisoner of war taken to Quebec.  He was returned 8 Nov 1782 by Lake Champlain to Virginia.  He owned land in Cherokee County, Texas.  Nacogdoches.

  52. Salinas, Francisco Manuel born 13 Aug 1752 San Antonio, Tejas, 25 Sep 1820 San Fernando de Bexar, Tejas.  Married Maria Ignacia Flores and had two sons Pablo and Jose.  Provided supplies to Galvez; The Texas Connection with the American Revolution, p 75, Thonhoff.

  53. Le Sassier, Alexandre born 8 Nov 1755 New Orleans, Louisiana, 8 Jan 1837 Columbus Colorado County, Texas.  Married Marie Francois Pauvert.  Served in the Militia in New Orleans under Galvez.  Spanish Records, p 112, Churchill.

  54. Seguin, Jose Santiago born 4 Jun 1754 San Antonio de Bexar, Tejas post 17 Aug 1792 San Fernando, Tejas.  Married Maria Guadalupe Fuentes and had a son Juan Jose Maria Erasmo.  Rendered aid; The Texas Connection with the American Revolution, p 17, Thonhoff.

  55. Shannon, Owen (1, 2) born c 1762 Wilkes County, Georgia and died 1834 Montgomery County, Texas.  He married Margaret A. Montgomery in Wilkes County, Georgia on October 22, 1792, and he received a bounty land grant in Franklin County, Georgia for his Revolutionary War service.  In 1821 Owen Shannon and his family moved to the Mexican State of Texas, just after Mexico gained independence from Spain.  In 1826 he received his league of land in Montgomery County, Texas from Stephen F. Austin and the family operated the Montgomery Trading Post on their land located about 2 miles north of the town of Montgomery.  Owen Shannon died in 1834 on his property and was buried in an unmarked grave.  Marked GPS 30.388818 / -95.697295.

  56. Sides, Peter born about 1750 in North Carolina and served as an Ensign with the 2nd Battalion of the North Carolina Regiment, and after the war married Barbara Carpenter in about 1774.  The family moved to Tennessee after the war, and then to East Baton Rouge, Louisiana about 1799.  Peter Sides joined the Gutierrez-Magee expedition to free Texas from Spain in 1812, and was killed in the Battle of Medina on August 18, 1813 by the Spanish Army led by General Arrendondo.  Most of the Republican Army of the North were killed in this battle and their remains were left on the field of battle for several years.  Years later, the remains were buried in one mass grave under a large Oak tree on the banks of the Medina River located south of San Antonio, Texas in Bexar County.

  57. Sorrell, John (2) born c 1763 North Carolina and died September 27, 1841 in his daughter's home in La Grange, Texas and he is believed buried in an unmarked grave in a cemetery near the community of West Point in Fayette County.  He served with Capt. John Harding's company in Burke County, North Carolina.  He married Mary Polly Watts in 1789 and moved his family to Georgia.  He arrived in Texas in 1837 and first settled in Plum, Fayette County, Texas.

  58. Sparks, William (1, 2) born 3 Apr 1761 North Carolina and died post 14 Sept 1846 Nacogdoches County, Texas.  He served with the Rowan County, NC Militia in the American Revolution.  After the war he moved to Georgia where he married Mary "Polly" Fielder.  The family moved to Mississippi and in 1834 he moved to Texas.  He lived in the Old North Church community located north of Nacogdoches, Texas where he died in 1848. Marked 2010 no GPS.

  59. Tice, Richard (1, 2) born 28 Sep 1762 in Gloucester, New Jersey and died 27 Aug 1848 Independence, Washington County, Texas.  He served as a "fifer" in a company commanded by Capt. Jonathan Williams when he was only 14 years of age and later served as a private at the Battles of Trenton, Princeton and Monmouth as well as a number of smaller battles.  He lived in Philadelphia, Chester County, Pennsylvania, and Long Island, New York before coming to Texas sometime after October 1842 to live with his daughter and son-in-law, Adam James Hall.  He was buried in the Old Independence Cemetery.  Marked 2006 GPS 30.328880 / -96.360654.

  60. James Tinsley (1, 2) born c 1759 Culpeper County, Virginia and died 22 Jul 1844 in Huntsville, Walker Co., Texas and was buried on his farm located southeast of Huntsville, Texas.  As a Captain, he served with General Benjamin Lincoln, and General Sumter.  He fought at the Battles of King's Mountain, and Cowpens.  He married Elizabeth Williams and in 1837 he came to Texas with his second wife, Susannah Hooker.

  61. Tollett, John Sr. born 1758, in Montgomery County, Virginia, near the Natural Bridge.  In 1777, he took the Oath of Allegiance sworn of Captain Joseph Cloyd’s Company of the Virginia Militia on Oct. 10, 1777.  In 1784, John married Margaret Brown of Augusta County, Virginia.  They then moved to Wilkes County, Georgia. John and Margaret then moved back to Virginia and had seven children, all being born in Montgomery County, Virginia.  John was a Methodist preacher and a builder of churches.  In 1803, when Bledsoe County, Tennessee was formed, the entire family pulled up stakes and moved to the Sequatchie Valley, above where the town of Litton, in Bledsoe County is located.  Around 1818, John, with his wife and all his children, pulled up stakes again and moved on to the west into the newly formed Missouri Territory.  John and his family once again moved to Old Miller County, Arkansas which later became Red River County, Texas.  He died in 1824 at the age of sixty-six and is buried in an unmarked grave on the home place in the northern part of Red River County.  His wife, Margaret Brown Tollett died in 1844 and is buried in Red River County.  Marked 2009 no GPS.

  62. Del Toro, Thomas born about 1747 Villa Coahuila/Tamaulipas/MX Married Antonio Serina Menchaca November 12, 1772, Villa San Fernando Bexar.  Corporal in the Presidos of San Saba, transferred to Bexar and detached to Fort Cibolo where he died.

  63. Travieso, Tomas Antonio Bincente Alvarez born 18 Sep 1731 Villa de San Fernando, Tejas 7 Oct 1808 San Antonio de Bexar, Tejas.  Married X Rodriguez and Anna Rosalia de la Sendejo and had a son Vincente.  Rendered aid; The Texas Connection with the American Revolution, pp 15-17, Thonhoff.

  64. Watson, Evan Thomas (2) born 11 Jan 1759 Albemarle County, Virginia and died 15 Jun 1834 Bowie County, Texas.  He married Lucy Coleman and served in Captains Harris, Leek, Martin.  His grave was lost when the Sulphur River was flooded to make Lake Wright Patman.  Center Ridge Cemetery Maud/Bowie, TX.

  65. Wightman, Benjamin (1, 2) born in Norwich, Connecticut on August 31, 1755, and served with the Tyron County Rangers of New York in the American Revolution.  He married Esther Randall and became a Baptist minister.  Their son Elias Wightman became a surveyor for Stephen F. Austin, and brought a group of colonists from New York to Matagorda, Texas in 1828, including his parents.  From New Orleans the group came on a small schooner named Little Zoe, and the trip was terrible, as the food and water ran out, forcing them to eat seagull soup!  The first year they lived in a small stockade built by Stephen F. Austin, and Esther Randall Wightman died of Typhoid fever June 20, 1830 becoming the first person buried in the Matagorda County Cemetery.  Six weeks later Benjamin Wightman died on August 1, 1830.  There is a Texas Historical Marker on their graves with a Citizen of the Republic of Texas marker for both these brave Pioneers.  His grave is marked with a tombstone and an SAR marker was placed at his grave in the Matagorda Cemetery in Matagorda, Matagorda County on 11 July, 2014.  Marked 2014 GPS 28.701299 / -95.955963.

  66. Williams, Stephen (1, 2) was born May 9, 1760 in North Carolina and enlisted with Capt. Allen's Company at the age of 18.  He then returned home and married Delilah Rhodes before enlisting again with Capt. Alford's Company, this time to fight in the Battle of Camden, South Carolina.  Stephen Williams enlisted a third time under Edward Scarbough's Company and fought in the Battle of Eutaw Springs.  After the war he moved his family to Louisiana where he fought in the War of 1812.  His wife died in 1830 and Stephen Williams came to Texas with his sons settling land that became Bevil's Settlement in Jasper County.  When war broke out in Texas, 75-year old Stephen Williams walked to San Antonio with three of his grandsons to fight with old Ben Milam at the Battle of Bexar.  On January 2, 1836, Stephen Williams was discharged form the army for the last time.  He died about 1848 and was buried on his home site, but in 1936 Texas re-interred his remains at the State Cemetery in Austin, Travis County, Texas.  His grave is marked by all Societies.

  67. Y'Barbo, Antonio Gil born 1729 Los Adaes, Louisiana and died 1809 in his home called Rancho La Lucana, located on the west bank of the Attoyac River, and was buried in the Old Spanish Cemetery in Nacogdoches, Texas.  He served as Lieutenant Governor and Commander of the Militia in Nacogdoches, Texas and participated in the first cattle drive in Texas, which was to provide beef for General Bernardo Galvez's Spanish Army that captured the British Forts on the Mississippi River and the Gulf coast.  Gil Y'Barbo became the leader of the displaced citizens of Nacogdoches in the 1770's and finally led the citizens back to rebuild the town.  He was married Maria Padilla who died on September 24, 1794, and then married Marie Guadalupe de Herrera January 25, 1796.  The Texas Connection with the American Revolution, p 51, Thonhoff.

  68. Zambrano, Joseph Macario born August 6, 1730 Saltillo Nueva Vizcaya SA died ante May 19, 1792 San Fernando de Bexar, SA.  Married Juana de Jesus de Oconitrillo.  Rendered aid.  Source Thonhoff, The TX Connection p 15.

  69. Zepeda, Marcos born c 1728 Los Adaes, Tejas 9 May 1799 San Antonio de Bexar, Tejas.  Married Justa Travieso and had a son Manuel.  Rendered aid; The Texas Connection with the American Revolution, p 17, Thonhoff.

  70. de La Zerda, Jose Francisco born c 1739, post 1790 San Antonio de Bexar, Tejas.  Married Ana Maria Rosalia de la Fuentes.  Provided supplies to Galvez; The Texas Connection with the American Revolution, p 17, Thonhoff.



  1. Adams, James (1, 2) was born about 1754 in Albemarle County, Virginia and served three years in the Virginia Continental Line.  Capt. James Adams married Mary Irvine March 4, 1776 and the couple moved to Kentucky after the war before moving to Texas in the early 1800's.  He is reported buried in Orange County, Texas but his grave has not been located.

  2. Bain (Beins), John (1) - The Revolutionary War service of this Irish Immigrant is not known.  He is buried at Vox Populi, Colorado Co.

  3. Bead, Eye - An Ioni Caddo Chief who claimed to have commanded a Company of Indians under General Washington.

  4. Cedar, John James (2) was born in England in 1761 and came to America as a British soldier, but deserted and served in the Continental Army.  He came to Texas in 1803 as is buried on the Palogacho Creek in Nacodgoches County.

  5. Chaison, John Baptiste (1, 2) was born August 7, 1745 in Nova Scotia, but migrated to France when his country was ceded to England.  He returned to America when the American Revolution broke out and served with Colonel Benedict Arnold at the Siege of Quebec and with General Lafayette at Brandywine.  He was wounded at the Battle of Eutaw Springs, but recovered to fight with General Lafayette at Yorktown.  In 1832 he migrated to Jefferson County, Texas, where he died on July 20, 1854.  He is buried in the Jirou Cemetery located north of Beaumont, Texas.  The cemetery was abandoned when the freeway was built, and a church was built over the site of his grave.  A DAR grave marker was placed on his grave site in 1944, but the marker was moved to Pipkin Park in 1969 on the west bank of the Neches River near downtown Beaumont when the church was built on the grave site.  In 1976 the Texas Historical Society placed a marker in Pipkin Park and a SAR marker has been placed as well. 

  6. Cherry, Aaron (1, 2) was born September 22, 1746 in Virginia and served with the 5th Pennsylvania according to his grave marker.  We apparently have no other information on his service and no one knows who placed the marker on his grave site on Plantation Ranch located on the east side of the Trinity River near Romayor, Texas in north Liberty County.  The published Cherry Family History states Aaron Cherry and his sons settled in Liberty County, Texas in 1834 and Aaron died there October 2, 1856.  No patriotic organization has placed a marker on this gravesite located on land owned by Bill Daniels.  This should be a gravesite for both the SAR and the SRT.

  7. Davis, Warren (1, 2) was born in 1766 in Prince William County, Virginia and was a combat soldier in the American Revolution.  He was captured by the Indians while serving with General William Henry Harrison and was in danger of being killed, but he managed to establish a bond with the Chief who adopted him into his tribe.  Warren Davis married Mollie Kincheloe in Nelson County, Kentucky, and later moved to Cape Girardeau, Missouri, before moving to San Augustine County, Texas in 1820.  He died March 26, 1838 and was buried in an unmarked grave in the Upper Chireno Cemetery.

  8. Dollarhide, John (2) was born in 1751 and served in the Battles of Cowpens and King's Mountain.  He married Nancy Chittington, died in 1853, and was buried in the Dollarhide Family Cemetery located about five miles southwest of Diboll, Texas in Angelina County.  The grave is marked by a private family marker and the gravesite in on private land owned by the Dollarhide Hunting Club.

  9. Eakin, William was born in 1764 and served with the South Carolina Continental Line.  We have his pension application and after he died July 11, 1840 in Shelby County, Texas, he was buried in San Augustine County, Texas.  We do not know the location of his grave.

  10. Hardin, Benjamin (1) (TBD - 1845) - His Revolutionary War service is not known.  He died on 25 November, 1845, in Polk Co. 

  11. Henderson, James Wilson(1) (TBD - ca. 1856) - Revolutionary War service is not known.  He died ca. 1856 and is buried in Shilo Cemetery in Cherokee County. 

  12. Hodge, Alexander (1, 2) is called the Hero of Two Republics since he served under the Swamp Fox, General Francis Marion in the American Revolution and when he was 76 years old, he participated in the struggle for Texas' Independence.  Alexander Hodge was born in 1760 in Pennsylvania, but the family moved to Edgefield, South Carolina, and at age 18 he served in the American Revolution.  After the Revolution he moved to Arkansas where he met Stephen F. Austin, and decided to go to Texas to obtain land.  In 1825 he moved his family to Texas settling in what is now Fort Bend County.  The 76-year old Patriot led and assisted the women and children in the "Run-away Scrape" in 1836 after the fall of the Alamo.  Alexander Hodge died August 17, 1836 and was buried in the family plantation cemetery called Hodge's Bend Cemetery located northwest of Sugarland, Texas in Fort Bend County.  There is a Texas Historical Marker, a Citizen of the Republic of Texas plaque, an Austin's Old 300 marker, and an SAR lugged marker on his headstone in Hodge's Bend Cemetery.  There is also a DAR marker in Sam Houston Park in downtown Houston, and a Texas Historical Marker on U.S. Highway 90 near Dayton, Texas.  Is this information up to date?

  13. Hogg, Thomas Blair (1, 2) was born April 16, 1768 on the Enoree River in the Newberry District of South Carolina.  In 1790 he married Martha Chandler and the family moved to Georgia, where he lived when he fought in the War of 1812.  He served in the Georgia Legislature before moving to Alabama in 1819, where he also served in their Legislature, before moving to Choctaw County, Mississippi where he was again elected to that state's Legislature.  In 1849 at the age of 81 he moved to Texas where he died at the age of 81 and is buried next to his wife in the Hogg Cemetery east of Rusk, Texas in Cherokee County.  These are the grandparents of the first native-born Texan to be elected Governor of the state, but there are no markers on his grave, according to Clovis.  An SAR marker was placed on Thomas Blair Hogg's grave by the Capt. William Barron and Athens Chapters on 11 September, 2004.

  14. Hill, Moses (1) (TBD - ca.1845) - Revolutionary War service from Massachusetts.  He died ca. 1845 reportedly in Sabine Co.

  15. Hughes, Micijah (1) (1768 - 1857) - Possible service in Revolutionary War not known.  He died ca. 1857 and is buried in Skinner Cemetery, Lone Star, Morris Co. 

  16. Manning, Mark Lott (1, 2) war born about 1750 probably in North Carolina and served with General Francis Marion in the American Revolution.  He moved to South Carolina and then to Alabama before coming to Texas at the age of 97.  He died in May 1850 at the age of 100 and is buried in the Manning-Brimberry Cemetery located about 12 miles north of Huntsville, Texas in Walker County.

  17. Moore, Issac (1) (1753 - 1843) - Revolutionary War service as Massachusetts soldier/volunteer is not specifically known.  He also served as a seaman aboard the Bermuda before capture by the British.  He died in 1843 in Liberty Co.

  18. D'Ortolant, Bernard (2) was born in Bordeaux, France about 1753, and migrated to Louisiana about 1773, and served in the American Revolution in Louisiana.  He married Marie Ann Grappe and in 1797 he was the Lieutenant of the Natchitoches, Louisiana Cavalry Militia where he served for 14 years.  He returned to San Antonio in 1779 and was in charge of the first cattle drive of 10,000 Texas long-horned cattle that were taken to Louisiana to be used by Bernardo de Galvez during his attacks on Mobil and Pensacola.  Lt. D'Ortolant was in charge of the Old Stone Fort in Nacogdoches when Philip Nolan was arrested in 1801, and died there about 1822.  The exact location of his grave has been lost, but it is believed that he was buried in the Old Spanish Cemetery located near the Old Stone Fort in Nacogdoches, Texas.

  19. Portwood, Page Jr. (1) (1758 - 1847) - Native of Virginia whose Revolutionary War service is not certain.  He died in 1847 and was buried in Anderson Co. 

  20. Seale, Joshua (1) (1765 - 1864) - Revolutionary War Service from South Carolina not specified.  He died in 1864 in Jasper Co. 

  21. Simpson, Isaac (1, 2) was born in Virginia in 1760 and served in the American Revolution.  He probably came to Texas about 1834 from Tennessee, and made his home with his daughter, Elizabeth and her husband, John Engledow, and he is believed to have died on their farm located northeast of Nacogdoches, Texas, but his grave has not been located.

  22. Smeathers, William (1, 2) was born about 1759 on the Holston River in western Virginia, and married Nancy Cecilia Fitzpatrick in 1781.  He died August 13, 1837 and was buried on the banks of the Brazos River near Columbia, Texas in Brazoria County, but his grave site has been lost probably due to the flooding of the river over these many years.  William Smithers or Smothers, as his name was spelled at different times, fought in the Battle of King's Mountain, the Battle of Eutaw Springs, and the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, before being discharged from General Nathaniel Greene's Southern Army.  Captain William Smeathers fought with the Mounted Spies of the Kentucky Militia during the War of 1812, and came to Texas and camped on Galveston Island before Jean Lafitte's pirates set foot on the island.  Sixty two year old William Smeathers came with Stephen F. Austin on his first inspection trip to Texas in 1821, and stayed with four other men to build a small fort while Austin returned to bring the Old 300.  The fort was on the bend of the Brazos River where the city of Richmond, Texas now stands, and the Texas Historical Commission placed a monument at the site of Fort Bend.  Both Owensboro, Kentucky and Hartford, Kentucky have placed historical markers at various sited in their states, but neither the SAR, DAR, DRT, SRT or the Old 300 have placed a marker honoring William Smeathers here in Texas where he lived or died!  Surely we can do better than this!

  23. Smith, Samuel (1, 2) was born in Albemarle County, Virginia on August 29, 1756 and at the age of 18 he was sent some 250 miles to deliver a peace proposal to the Cherokee Chief by Colonel McDowell.  The journey took weeks, but he was successful in bringing peace with the Indians.  He married Mary Jarrett on February 28, 1797 and the couple led a wagon train to Nacogdoches, Texas in 1845.  Samuel Smith settled in Rusk County, Texas where he died May 27, 1856 and is buried in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near New London, Texas.  His grave is marked with a tombstone and an SAR marker was placed on 19 October, 2002.  A DAR marker was noted on the gravesite at the time the SAR marker was placed.

  24. Stell, Jeremiah (1, 2) was born about 1760 probably in Prince George County, Virginia, and married Sally Lewis Wynne October 19, 1786 in Amelia County, Virgina.  The family moved to Georgia and in 1830 he moved to the part of Red River County, Texas that became Lamar County in 1840.  Jeremiah Stell died before December 1845 and he is believed buried on his farm located near the community of Marvin, Texas.  His grave appears to have been lost to time.  Can anyone shed any light on the grave site of this Patriot?

  25. Strickland, David (1, 2) was born about 1759 and served most of the Revolutionary War with units from Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York.  He was living in the Missouri Territory in 1819 when he petitioned for a pension, but moved to Arkansas and later to Texas where he died in about 1825 on his farm in the community of Pecan Point located north of Clarksville, Texas in Red River County.  His farm has been searched repeatedly for a trace of David Strickland's grave, but the Red River has flooded and changed courses many times since 1825 and there is little hope of ever finding his grave.  A memorial stone and SAR marker was placed in the Clarksville Cemetery, Red, River County on 26 September, 2009.

  26. Tessier, Jose (1750 - TBD) - Spanish Army.  He died in the Nacogdoches area, most likely on his ranch along the Angelina River.

  27. Thompson, James (1, 2) was born in 1759 in North Carolina, and he married Mildred Williams.  After serving in the American Revolution the family first lived in Alabama before coming to Daingerfield, Morris County, Texas.  James Thompson died in 1841 and was buried at the Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in the town of New Hope, located near Daingerfield, Texas.

  28. Thompson, Dr. Samuel was born about 1765 probably in Virginia where he served in the American Revolution.  He married Precious Thompson and they were some of the first settlers in the Chapel Hill area of San Augustine County, Texas where Samuel Thompson died in 1843 and was buried in the Chapel Hill Methodist Cemetery located about 6 ½ miles east of San Augustine, Texas on Highway 21.