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1835, threw the neighborhood into such a state of excitement that
it was impossible to continue its session.
It was not until July of the following year that the settlers
having returned to their homes (after the battle of San Jacinto),
engaged a teacher named Bennet, also an Irishman, to reopen this
school, with an attendance of eight pupils, children of the same
families; but the four young men were no longer numbered among
the pupils. This school lasted only about six months, when the
teacher returned to the United States. The country was too much
disturbed by rumors of invasion for the establishment of any school
at this time.
The first teachers in Houston, according to, Mrs. Dilue Harris,
who was a pupil, were Mrs. Sawyer, who married a Mr. Lockhart,
and Mr. Hambleton, ~l hose school she attended in 1838. A Mrs.
Robertson was also a teacher at I-Ioustou in the early forties.
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 18, July 1914 - April, 1915. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101064/. Accessed November 24, 2015.