History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families

HISTORY OF TEXAS.

MEXICAN-1822 TO 1835-13 YEARS.
Trespalacios.......................1822
Don Luciana le Garcia.............. 1823
Rafael Gonzales (Coahuila and Texas). .1825
Victor Blanco.................... 1826
Jose Maria Viesca.................. 1828
Jose Maria Letona.................. 1831
Francisco Vidauri .................. 1834
TEXAN-1835 TO 1846-11 YEARS.
Henry Smith, Provisional Governor. 1835-'36
David G. Burnett, President ad interim. 1836
Sam Houston, Constitutional President. 1836
Mirabeau B. Lamar, President ........ 1838
Sam Houston, President ............. 1841
Anson Jones, President ............. 1844
STATE GOVERNMENT SINCE ANNEXATION-1846
TO 1893-47 YEARS.
J. Pinckney Henderson .......... 1846
George T. Wood ............... 1847
P. H. Bell..................... 1849-'51
P. H. Bell ..................... 1851-'53
E. M. Pease . ..................1853-'55
E. M. Pease.................. 1855-'57
H. R. Runnels .................1857-'59
Sam Houston . ................. 1859-'61
Edward Clark. .......... 1861
F. R. Lubbock.................1861-'63
Pendleton Murrah . .......... 1863-'65
A. J. Hamilton (provisional).... .1865-'66
James W. Throckmorton ......... 1866-'67
E. M. Pease (provisional) ........ 1867-'70
E. J. Davis .................... 1870-'74
Richard Coke ..................1874-'76
R.B. Hubbard.................1876-'79
0. M. Roberts .................1879-'83
John Ireland.................. 83-'87
L. S. Ross ................... I887-'91
J. S. Hogg .................. . 1891-'93

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICES.
Some of the more prominent characters in
the early history of Texas are farther sketclfed
in the following list:
ELLIS P. BEAN, the successor of Philip Nolan,
in the command of his company, was a
marked character. In 1800, when he was but
eighteen years of age and possessing a spirit
of adventure, he left his father's home at
Bean's Station, Tennessee, went to Natchez
and enlisted in N olan's trading company,
then consisting of twenty-two men. Reaching
Texas, and while at a point between the
Trinity and Brazos rivers, they were attacked
and beaten by a body of Spanish troops.
Bean, with eight others, was taken as a prisoner
to San Antonio, and thence to Chihuahua,
being kept at the latter place three years,
when they began to be allowed some liberty and
to labor for themselves. Bean had learned
the hatting business, and he followed it for a
year in Chihuahua, when his longing to see
his native land induced him, with two comrades,
to run away and endeavor to reach the
United States. The three were arrested near
El Paso, severely lashed, and again ironed
and imprisoned.
Bean's many friends in Chihuahua soon
obtained for him again the freedom of
the city, and he made a second effort
to escape, but was again taken. He was
this time sent under a strong guard to
the south of the city of Mexico. On their
way they came to the city of Guanajuato,
where they remained several days; and while
there, Bean's noble and manly bearing won
the heart of a beautiful Mexican seflorita of
rank, who wrote a letter to him avowing her
passion, and promising her influence to obtain
his liberation, when she would marry
him; but he was hurried away and never per

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Lewis Publishing Company, publisher. History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families. Chicago. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29785/. Accessed August 21, 2014.