TEXAS STATE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION.
Vol. V. OCTOBER, 1901. No. 2.
The publication commitce an~ the editor disclaim responsibility for views expressed by
contributors to the Quarterly.
REMINISCENCES OF SION R. BOSTICK.'
STATE OF TEXAS,
COUNTY OF SAN SABA.
Know all men by these presents: That I, Sion Record Bostick,
a resident citizen of the county and State aforesaid, being over
eighty years old and feeling the infirmities naturally incident to old
age, and being desirous of perpetuating testimony that may be of
interest to future historians of Texas, do make the following state-
I came to Texas in 1828 while a mere boy, scarcely ten years of
age. My father belonged to Austin's colony and settled first in the
red lands of Eastern Texas, in what is now known as Shelby county.
I very well remember that the country was covered with grass as
high as the sides of a horse. The woods were full of deer, panthers,
leopard cats, wolves, bear, and turkeys. The Indians then in that
part of the country were friendly.
'This narrative was presented to the Association, at the request of Mr.
Bostick, by Joel F. Brown, Esq., of San Saba county, Texas. The evidence
relative to the details of the capture of Santa Anna is very conflicting, as
will appear from the notes. These, except the three signed by the editor,
have been prepared at his request by Mr. E. W. Winkler.--EDTOr
Texas State Historical Association. The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 5, July 1901 - April, 1902. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101021/. Accessed September 17, 2014.