The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 66, July 1962 - April, 1963

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

officers, he was refused another commission and so served as a volun-
teer in the forces for the defense of New York. He was discharged in
1815, taught school in Goshen, Orange County, New York, 1816-182o,
and then in various Virginia communities until 1848. Dupuy, Where
They Have Trod: the West Point Tradition in American Life, 24;
James A. Padgett, "Documents Showing that the United States Ulti-
mately Financed the West Florida Revolution of 181o," Louisiana
Historical Quarterly, XXV, 945.
George Orr-see note 38.
William Owen, originally from Baltimore, later was a merchant at
Natchitoches. He sold land on the east bank of River Aux Cannes in
Natchitoches County in 1810. He was killed in the Battle of Rosalis
just after having shot down Colonel Montura. It is interesting to note
that this man is the only admitted private soldier on the expedition.
He was a member of Captain Josiah Taylor's company. Garrett, Green
Flag Over Texas, 142; Yoakum, History of Texas, I, 168; American
State Papers, Public Lands, III, 218.
Anthony Parish (Antonio Pared) -see note 41.
Henry Perry-see note 33.
W. Phierson (sp.?) was with Major Ross and two or three Indian
chiefs when Ross returned from La Bahia for reinforcements. Un-
known to Sibley, included with Shaler to Monroe, April 3, 1813,
Shaler Papers.
Juan Picornel was a native of Majorca who had been in the dun-
geons of the inquisition. His ankles were calloused by the chains with
which he had been loaded as a conspicuous enemy of Godoy. He had
taken part in the first insurrection at Caracas. Wrinkled with age, yet
full of zeal for the cause, he was a member of Toledo's suite and was
to take over the executive functions of government when Toledo took
over as commander-in-chief. He was reported in August, 1813, to be
still with Toledo attempting to renew the invasion of Texas. [Bullard],
Book Review, North American Review, XLIII, 238; Hatcher, Open-
ing of Texas to Foreign Settlement, z8o1-82z, p. 337.
Edmund Quirk was born in Virginia about 1759, and moved to
East Texas in 18oo. Taken prisoner at Battle of the Medina, he spent
several months in a cell in the Alamo. On his release he returned to
Natchitoches. In 1816 he claimed land on Dieu Domini, Natchitoches
County, based on evidence taken on April 17, 1814, which stated that
he had resided there for thirteen years, was about sixty-five and head
of a family. He returned to Texas after the Spaniards were driven out
and died at San Augustine in 1836. Crocket, Two Centuries in East
Texas, 62-63; American State Papers, Public Lands, III, 30o.
Roberts was the bearer of dispatches from the republican army to
Natchitoches. He may have been Elisha Roberts who once lived on
Ayish Bayou. Sibley to Armstrong, May 7, 1813, Garrett, "Sibley Let-


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