The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 31, July 1927 - April, 1928 Page: 35
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Committee on Texan Declaration of Independence
Millard.6'B7 The Company was organized with the date of en-
listment to expire on June 30th, but Conrad enrolled for the dura-
tion of the war. No detailed chronicle of his service is to be had.
However, on or before May 6, 1836, he was engaged in recruiting
for the Texas Army in New Orleans. Colonel Gray, who was
lodging at the City Hotel in New Orleans, records that he "Finds
here a number of Texans, officers and others, raising troops.
Green, Conrad, Thornton, etc. They fill the bar rooms of the
public houses, and make too much display of uniforms, etc."68
It is to be regretted that little is known of the remaining years
of this patriot's life. One writer has stated that he returned to
his "ranch home" in the municipality of Refugio, refused en-
couragements to seek public office, and died about 1846."69
Bailey Hardeman was born on February 26, 1785, about three
miles from Nashville.70 Bailey's father, Thomas Hardeman, one
of the chief men among the pioneers of Davidson County, Ten-
nessee, was listed as a tax payer in that County in 1788.71
Thomas Hardeman served his county as a delegate to the con-
vention at Hillsboro, North Carolina, which assembled in 1788
for ratification of the constitution of the United States.7- He
was active in the organization of government machinery for the
territory of Tennessee, which, in 1796, contained eleven coun-
ties.'3 He was one of five men from Davidson County elected
to Tennessee's constitutional convention of 1796, in response to
"Muster Rolls, 135. General Land Office, Austin.
'Gray, Diary, 178. 'It may be suggested that Colonel Gray had hardly
recovered from his rather obvious pique at the turn the Texan land situ-
ation took in Texas during the last days (and following) of the Conven-
tion. 'Conrad took an active part in this matter, it will be recalled.
6Dixon, The Men Who Made Texas Free, 121. This writer makes no
definite citations as to the authority for the above statements.
70Fulmore, The History and Geography of Texas As Told by County
Names (Austin, 1915), 109.
71W. W. Clayton (ed.), History of Davidson County, Tennessee (under
Supervision of Tennessee Historical Society: Philadelphia, 1880), 58.
72Z. T. Fulmore, The History and Geography of Texas As Told by County
78History of Tennessee from the Earliest Times to the Present; Together
with an History and a Biographical Sketch of Fayette and Hardeman
Counties (Goodspeed Publishing Company, Nashville, 1886), 212.
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