The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 5, July 1901 - April, 1902

Notes and Fragments.

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NOTES AND FRAGMENTS.
R. W. BALLENTINE.-For the sake of clearing up some confusion
relative to the name and record of Mr. Ballentine, Mr. Richard
Cocke of Houston, his grand nephew, sends the following affidavit:
THE STATE OF TEXAS, 1
County of Harris. I
B. F. Highsmith, of Bandera County, Texas, being duly sworn
on oath, deposeth and says, that he was well acquainted with Dick
Ballentine, whose name was R. W. Ballentine, who was also known
as J. J. Ballentine, whose estate was administered at Washington by
P. M. Mercer in 1837, and that said Ballentine was the same person
who was killed at the Alamo. That he (Highsmith) saw him there
two weeks before the fall, he (the said Highsmith) having been sent
with instructions from Travis to Fannin, and that said Ballentine
was the only man by the name of Ballentine in the Alamo or in the
army of the Republic of Texas, he being well acquainted with all
the soldiers of the Republic of Texas at that time, and that the said
Dick (R. W.) Ballentine are one and the same person.
his
B. F. x HIGHSMITH.
mark.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 22nd day of April, 1895.
INGRAM S. ROBERTS,
Notary Public in and for Harris County, Texas.
Filed for record April 30th, 1895, 4 p. m. Recorded May 3rd,
1895, at 3.55 p. m.
GEo. M. PERRY,
Co. Clerk.
THE STATE OF TEXAS,
County of Ochiltree.
I, Jas. H. Whippo, County Clerk in and for Ochiltree County,
Texas, do hereby certify, that the foregoing is a correct copy of an
affidavit, appearing in the deed records of this county, in Vol. 2,
page 231.
JAS. H. WHIPPO, C. C. C.,
Ochiltree Co., Texas.

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