Notes and Documents
Peter Boon born in 18o 01, was wounded and made a prisoner in the
Battle of the Medina. He married a Mexican woman, became quite
wealthy and could speak hardly any English. Boon died about 1827 at
San Fernando. Gulick and others, Lamar Papers, IV, Pt. 1, 261; Noah
Smithwick, Evolution of a State (Austin, 1900), 44.
Aylett C. Buckner was born in Virginia. He returned to Texas in
1816 with Mina and in 1819 with Dr. James Long. He settled in
present Fayette County, Texas, with Peter Powell and Oliver Buckner
prior to 1821, and later became one of Austin's Old Three Hundred.
The census of March, 1826, lists him as single, with four servants and
one slave. He refused to join Benjamin W. Edwards in the Fredonian
Rebellion. Buckner was killed in the Battle of Velasco on June 25,
1832. Ray, Austin Colony Pioneers, 262.
Henry Adams Bullard-see note 13o.
Judge Bullet-see note 136.
William Bullock-see note 136.
Joseph Carr was a man of property in Mississippi. Garrett, Green
Flag Over Texas, 142.
Caston, from the Mississippi Territory, was missing after the Battle
of the Medina. Niles Register, V, 238.
Colonie was a member of Toledo's suite. A Frenchman from Mar-
seilles, he boasted of having been chef de brigade in the republican
army but he served Toledo as chef de cuisine. [Bullard], Book Review,
North American Review, XLIII, 238.
Godwin B. Cotton was one of Toledo's aides who, in 1829, began
publishing the Texas Gazette at San Felipe de Austin. Ike H. Moore,
"The Earliest Printing and First Newspaper in Texas," Southwestern
Historical Quarterly, XXXIX, 98.
Peter Samuel Davenport-see note 36.
Deane was living in Mississippi about 1841. Foote, Texas and the
Texans, I, 186n.
Despallier (Despallia) was probably Bernardo Martin Despallier,
a Frenchman, who asked permission to settle in Texas in 1804 to
escape his enemies in Louisiana where he had held a military appoint-
ment under Carondelet in 1794. In 1823 he claimed land on the right
bank of Bayou Rapides based on evidence taken in 1813 that the land
had been under cultivation for the past sixteen years. He was expelled
from Texas for illegal trade with Natchitoches and developed a deep
hatred of Spanish officials. He was sent in pursuit of Zambrano after
the first skirmish west of the Sabine and was appointed captain over
those Mexicans who joined the expedition early. In addition, he served
as interpreter and gave valuable advice about the country. Hatcher,
Opening of Texas to Foreign Settlement, 1801z-821, p. 226; American
State Papers, Public Lands, III, 211; Castafieda, Catholic Heritage,
VI, 75; Gulick and others, Lamar Papers, VI, 145-
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 66, July 1962 - April, 1963. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101196/. Accessed March 13, 2014.