The Texas Almanac for 1872, and Emigrant's Guide to Texas. Page: 98
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98 TH TEXAS ALMANAC.
Chap. 293. Incorporates the city of Corsicana, in Navarro county.
Chap. 294. Incorporates the Gilmer Manufacturing Company.
Chap. 295. Prohibits the sale or otherwise disposing of spirituous or vin-
ous liquors within two miles of Bagdad Masonic Institute, in Williamson co.
Chap. 296. Incorporates the Young Men's Real Estate Association of Tyler.
Chap. 297. Amends sectioqntwenty-nine of an Act entitled "An Act to in.
corporate the city of Dallas. inDallas county."
SURVIVORS OF THE TEXAS REVOLUTION.
The following brief sketches of some of the present survivors of the
Texas revolution have been received from time to time during the past
year. We shall be glad to have the list extended from year to year, so
that, by reference to our Almanac, our readers may know who among those
old veterans are still alive, and where they may be addressed. These
sketches, it will be seen, give many interesting incidents of the war of the
revolution. We give the sketches, as far as possible, in the language of
the writers themselves.
By reference to our Almanac of last year, (1871) it will be seen that we
then published a list of 101 names of revolutionary veterans who received
the pension provided for by the law of the previous session of our Legis-
lature. What has now become of the Pension law ?
MR. J. H. SHEPHERD'S ACCOUNT OF SOME OF THE SURVIVORS OF TRlE
Editors Texas Almanac: Gentlemen-Having seen, in a late number of
the 2ews, that you wish to procure the names of the " veteran soldiers of
the war that separated Texas from Mexico," and were granted " pensions "
by. the last Legislature, for publication in your next year's Almanac, I
herewith take the liberty of sending you a few of those, with whom I am
most intimately acquainted, and now living in Walker and adjoining coun-
ties. I would remark, however, at the out set, that I can give you but little
information as to the companies, regiments, &c., in which these old soldiers
served, or as to the dates, &c., of their discharges.
I will begin with Col. Wm. Young, of Madison county. If I mistake not
Col. Y. is a native of Tennessee; came to Texas early, I think in 1836,
joined the retreating army under Gen. Houston; participated in the battle
of San Jacinto, and was one of the very few wounded, severely, in that de-
cisive conflict. Col. Y. was out in the campaign known as Neil's, against
the border Indians ; and also, for a time, in the " Cherokee war "-the year
the Chief, " Bolls," was killed, and his tribe driven from Texas. Colonel
Young, although verging on " three score and ten," is still hale and hearty.
GEORGE WASlNGTON ROBINSON.
George. Washington Robinson was born, I believe, in Missouri; came
to Arkansas with his father and family when a child; and from the latter
State to Texas while still in his youth, about 1832 or 1833.
Mr. Robinson was out, for some time, in Bexar, in the fall of 1835; but
did not remain until the place was taken by the Texans. Mr. R.'s next
campaign was in the spring of 1836. He was a member of 'Capt. William
Ware's (now dead) company; was among the first to join the little band,
under Houston, at Gonzales; stuck out the tiresome retreat, and fought at
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