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02 THE TEXAS ALMANAC.
into San Antonio and sold by them in 1840, where an agreement was made
that the Comanche chiefs and warriors should meet the whites at a subse-
quent time, in San Antonio, and make a treaty. The Indians, painted and
armed, met the whites at the time and place appointed, and were in consul-
tation in a house in San Antonio, when for some cause the Indians terminated
the council abruptly, and many of them were killed. A few escaped, and
afterwards exchanged another one of Mitchell Putman's stolen children; a
third died about this time, and the fourth child, a daughter about five years
old when captured in 1838, was never heard of by the father or family till
sometime in July, 1865,
Judge John Chinault. who had many years before been an Indian agent,
on the west border of Missouri, purchased a girl from the Indians and adopted
her into his family, her name, parentage, and past history being unknown
to her. During the late war, Judge Chinault fled from Missouri, on account
of his political opinions, and sought a refuge for his family in the town of
Gonzales, where, by chance, Mitchell Putman learned something of the un-
known member of Judge Chinault's family, and remembering some mark on
the body of his child, lost twenty-six years before, an examination was
made and proved satisfactory to the father, and to the daughter, now past
thirty years of age; and the child, equally well pleased to learn something
of her own kindred, though she parted with her adopted parents and family
with sad feelings, chose to return to her aged father's protection.
Mitchell Putman has always been an esteemed citizen, and can, ib, the
course of nature, live but a few years to enjoy the bounty of the late Legis-
lature of Texas.
THOMAS MASON DEImNIS AND THOMAS F. CORRY.
Editors Teas Almanac: In compliance with your request, I will inform you
that Thomas Mason Dennis, of the San Jacinto Veterans, is living at Rock-
port: He was with me a few days since. If you will address him, I doubt
not he will give you much information. Also inquire of him in relation to
his friend, Thomas F. Corry, now of Madison, Indiana, and formerly of
Cincinnati, Ohio. He, too, was in the battle of San Jacinto.
Capt. Dennis lived in this county about twenty years. He came here from
Matagorda county, but was originally from Georgia, J. F. BEASELY.
THOMAs S. M'FARLAND.
I was the oldest son of Gen. William McFarland, and was born at Lexing-
ton, Scott county, Indiana, on the 13Th of June, 1810. My mother died 1818.
My father moved to Louisiana in 1817, and after trying several localities,
settled at Monroe, Ouachita parish, Louisiana.
From Louisiana I accompanied my father to Texas, and arrived in San
Augustine county, (then Ayish District,) on the 4th of May, 1830. When
the troubles arose in Texas, in 1832, which ended in the expulsion of the
Mexican troops, 1 joined the forces of Eastern Texas, which rendezvoused at
Neal Martin's, eight miles east of Nacogdoches. After the organization, the
commandant, Col. James W. Bullock, selected me as an aid. I was in the
battle of Nacogdoches, on the 2d day of August, which lasted eight hours.
I wrote and signed the articles of capitulation, when Col. Jos4 de los Piedras
surrendered. In 1833 I obtained the site, and laid out the town of San
Augustine. In the fall of 1835 I belonged to the army under Gen. S. F.
Austin, before San Antonio. In 1836 I served in the army under Gen. Rusk,
three months. In 1837 I was elected Lieut. Colonel of Militia in San Augus-
tine. In January, 1838, I was married to Miss Elizabeth Eubank, of Vir-
ginia, and moved to this (San Augustine) county, then a part of Jasper
county. In 1841 I was elected to the Senate, to fill a vacancy occasioned by
the resignation of S. H. Everett, and served one session. I have served
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