The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 1, July 1897 - April, 1898 Page: 60
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60 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
appointed, and has many signs of comfort. There are
negro quarters, and much food in store.
22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th.-Stays at this house, and
from it explores the cane-brake up and down the bot-
tom, vainly searching for a crossing. The cane is so,
dense as to prevent him from continuing his journey.
On the 27th, he encounters two Mexican soldiers, but
he continues, as if unconcerned, on his way, and they
do not molest him. He proceeds to get an axe from.
the house to cut a way through, and runs across a
trail and cut road. He meets bears, but they do not
attack him. On the 28th he meets an armed Mexican
soldier, but evades him before discovery. Shortly af-
ter he sees five or six Indians driving horses, and is al-
most discovered by them.
29th.--Comes out to the prairie. There is a prairie fire, which
he fights with fire, burning the grass around him.
30th.-He crosses a bayou, but not divesting himself of his
knapsack he comes near to drowning. He succeeds in
cutting his knapsack loose, and so loses his provisions.
He continued his retreat through a wooded country.
May 1st.-Although knowing nothing of San Jacinto, he surmises
that the Mexicans have met defeat, for he sees, in the
distance, many straggling troops. going hurriedly west-
2nd.-Duval crossed the San Bernard river and finds a desert-
ed house. He here parches some corn, and is surprised
in the occupation by two Texan scouts. He is told of
San Jacinto. The three fall back to the Brazos river,
and there join the Texan camp about May 4th or 5th,
THE LAST SURVIVOR OF THE GOLIAD MASSACRE.
As far as I am able to discover, John Crittenden Duval was the
last survivor of the few who escaped the massacre of Fannin's men
at Goliad, March 27th, 1836.
He died on January 15th, 1897, at the house of his sister, Mrs.
Mary Hopkins, at Fort Worth, aged eighty years and nine months,
and was buried from the house of Robert G. West, in the Duval
burying lot at Austin, January 18th.
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