The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 6, July 1902 - April, 1903 Page: 166
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166 1Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
QUERIES AND ANSWERS.
PALESTINE, TEXAS, August 11, 1902.
In the July number of THE QUARTERLY, page 73, the Hon.
George C. Pendleton asks the following questions in relation to
Ellis Bean, viz.:
1. "Was he in sympathy with the Texas revolution ?"
2. "When did he leave Texas, and under what circumstances ?"
I became acquainted with Peter E. Bean, who in Yoakum's His-
tory and other publications is called Ellis P. Bean, in the smnmer
of 1839, at his home in what was then Nacogdoches County, but is
now Cherokee, near where the town of Alto stands. I knew him
well from that time until he left Texas to return to the Mexican
I make the following statement, which will give the answer to
He was the military commandant and Indian agent for the Re-
public of Mexico for the State of Coahuila and Texas, when the
revolution which separated Texas from Mexico occurred. He raised
a family of three children where he then lived. The year the war
of the Revolution broke out he went to General Thomas J. Rusk
and received his parole as a Mexican prisoner. He remained at his
home in Texas until about 1844 or 1845 (I am not certain as to
the date). His oldest two children were then grown, his third a
large boy. His only daughter, a very worthy young lady, was mar-
ried to a respectable citizen. He made his will, disposing of his
property to these three children, making Dr. Jesse Bean the
executor. He then went to New Orleans and from there via Vera
Cruz to where his former wife lived near Jalapa, Mexico. Some
trouble arose about his estate, and Dr. Jesse Bean went to Mexico
to see him about it, going by way of New Orleans, with passport
as a citizen of the United States, and found him with his former
wife at Jalapa, living in comfort and ease.
While in Texas, he took out a headright certificate for a league
and labor of land which was located in what is now Kaufman
county, presumably as a citizen of Texas.
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