The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 29, July 1925 - April, 1926 Page: 148
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Mississippi, and thence down the Mississippi to Natches where they
landed. From Natches they marched across the country through
Louisiana, landing at old Washington, on the Brazos the day be-
fore Christmas, 1835.
Here the men all regularly enlisted in the Texas army, but in
the meantime Amon B. King had organized a company of his
own, largely from Maryland, and had been elected Captain of said
company, and his selection as Captain was ratified and approved
by General Sam Houston.
On December 27, 1835, Captain Amon B. King, with his com-
pany and others, were ordered to march across the country to
Copano Bay in order to prevent invading Mexicans from further
Captain Amon B. King finally drifted into Fannin's command,
and shortly before the battle at Goliad, he was ordered over to
Refugio to protect the women and children from the Mexicans.
Upon his arrival at Refugio, he found a large force of the Mexican
army on the ground and at once sent back to Colonel Fannin for
assistance, which was granted. Captain King and all these men
were soon overpowered by the Mexican army, and on April 16.
1836, Captain King, after having his arm broken by a Mexican
ball, and after he and his little remnant of men had been lashed
and caused to walk through prickly pears with their bare feet,
Captain King and his men were all shot down and given no sort of
chance to defend themselves.
A majority of the Texas historians call him Captain Aaron B.
King, but this is a great blunder and error. The one-third league
headright of Captain King, as also his 640-acre donation and 1920-
acre bounty, are all located and patented in Bosque County.
In 1890, parties in King William County, Virginia, brought
suits in the Federal Court at Waco, to recover all this land, on the
ground that they were the legal heirs of Aaron B. King for whom
all these lands were intended.
The writer was employed by the heirs of Amon B. King above
named, to defend and assist in defending these suits, and try to
prevent their recovery from the heirs of Captain Amon B. King
and their vendees.
The heirs being able to furnish but little data as to the family of
Amon B. King, and all of them being non-residents of Texas, the
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