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78 THE TEXAS ALMANAC.
Winkler, Navarro...... 150
Winnie, Chambers...... 200
'Winnsboro. Wood and
Franklin ........ . 2 184
Winona. Smith.. ........... 700
Winter Haven, Dimmit....
*Winters, Runnels........ 1.,509
Wizard Wells Jack........178
Woden, Nacogdoches...... 100
'Wolfe City. Hunt....... .1859
Woodbine, Cooke........... 113
Woodland. Red River... .. 159
Woodlawn. Harrison ... . 100
Woodsboro, Refuglo ..450
Woodson Throckmorton 250
Woodville, Tyler . 1.200
Woodward, La Salle 235
*Wortham, Freestone,.... 3.500
Wrightsboro. Gonzaled . .....100
*Wylie, Collin...... .... 945
Yancey, Medina ........ 100
Yantis Wood........ ....400
Yarboro. Grimes... ... ..50
Yard. Anderson... .....10
Yates. Kimble.... . 30
Yellowpine. Sabine........... 55
*Yoakum. Lavaca and
DeWitt .............. ....6.184
*Yorktown, DeWitt. ...... 1 723
Younesport. Bell.... 50
Yowell Delta.......... 150
Ysleta, El Paso........ ....1..00
Zack. Brazos................ 25
Zapata, Zapata..... . 900
Zaraoosa, Starr ........
Zephyr. Brown......... '750
Zybach. Wheeler........ 100
THE TEXAS FLAG,
The Lone Star flag of Texas was adopted by the
Third Congress of the Republic in session at Hous-
ton. Jan 25, 1839, on motion of William H Whar-
ton, Oliver Jones and others It specified that the
flag should consist of "a blue perpendicular stripe
of the width of one-third of the whole length of
the flag, and a white star of five points in the cen-
ter thereof, and two horizontal stripes of equal
length and breadth, the upper stripe of white. the
lower of red, of the length of two-thirds of the
length of the whole flag."
However. the Lone Star flag as described above
and as retained by Texas as its State flag today,
was not the first official banner of the Republic,
one having been adopted April 9 by President David
G. Burnet for the use of the Texas Navy. It was
adopted as the flag of the Texas Navy at the first
session of Congress at Columbia. Dec. 10, 1836, and
continued as the official flag until 1839. This flag,
as described in Brown's History, was composed of
"union, blue star central, with thirteen prolonged
stripes, alternate red and white." In other words,
it was practically a duplication of the flag of the
United States with the exception of the designated
star indicating Texas This Congress also adopted
a national emblem to consist of azure background,
with large golden star central, which was a slight
deviation from a flag presented by the women of
Zanesville. Ohio, to a company of soldiers raised
in that city for the succor of the Texans
Prior to the adoption of the official flags many
different standards had been raised. Probably the
first was that hoisted at Gonzales in reply to the
Mexican demand for the surrender of a cannon. It
was a banner bearing the inscription. "Come and
Take It." The first flag embodying the lone star
idea was designed by Mrs. A. B Dodson and pre-
sented to a company raised at Harrisburg in Sep-
tember, 1835. It was tricolored, blue, white and
red; the blue square had a white star in the center
and was placed next to the flagstaff; the white
came next, and then the red. It was made of
calico, silk not being available. Another early
Texas flag was suggested by Capt. William Scott
and was made by Jas. L. McGahey, consisting of
solid blue field with large white star in the center.
Still another early flag was made by a Miss Trout-
man of Knoxville, Ga., consisting of white field
with large azure star. Another flag was designed
by Capt. William Brown of Velasco which, accord-
ing to Brown's History, consisted of "stripes like
the United States flag, with interlineation of the
word, 'Independence,' protected by a bloody sword
firmly clinched in the hand of an uplifted arm."
Another flag was that presented by Mrs. Sidney
Sherman to the Newport Volunteers of Kentucky,
commanded by Col Sherman. It represented a
female figure, presumably Liberty, on a field of
heavy white silk bordered with a gold fringe. Yet
another early flag was that presented the San
Felipe company, March 5, 1836, by the ladies of that
place. According to early newspaper description it
was "composed of the English jack, showing the
origin of the Anglo-Americans; thirteen stripes, rep-
resenting that most of the colonists in Texas are
from the United States, the star is Texas, the only
State in Mexico retaining the least spark of the
light of liberty; tricolor is Mexican, showing that
we once belonged to that confederacy "
HEROES OF THE ALAMO.
A list of those who fell with Travis in the
Alamo, at San Antonio de Bexar, March 6, 1836:
W. Barrett Travis, Lieutenant Colonel, command-
ing, James Bowie, Lieutenant Colonel; J. Washing-
ton, Colonel. Tennessee; Capt Forsyth, New York;
Capt Harrison, Tennessee; Capt. Wm. Blazeley,
Louislana; Capt Wm C. M Baker, Mississippi;
Capt S B Evans, Capt W R. Carey, Texas; Capt.
S C. Blair, Texas: Capt. Gilmore, Tennessee; Capt.
Robert White; Lieut John Jones, Louisiana; Lieut
Almaron Dickinson; George C. Kimbell: Adjt. I. G.
Bauih: Mast. Ord. Robert Evans. Ireland; Sergt.
Major Williamson; aid to Travis, Charles Despalier;
Lieut Quartermaster Elial Melton; Assistant Quar-
termaster Anderson: Assistant Quartermaster Bur-
nell. Surgeon D. Michison, Surgeon Amos Pollard,
Surgeon Thompson, Ensign Green B. Jemison.
David Crockett. Tennessee; E. Nelson, South Car-
olina, - Nelson. Texas: W. H Smith, Texas;
Lewis Johnson, Texas: E. T. Mitchell, Georgia: F
Desangue. Pennsylvania; -- Thruston, Kentucky;
- Moore; Christopher Parker, Mississippi; C.
Huskell: - Rose, Texas; John Blair, Texas,
-- Kiddeson; WVm. Wells, Tennessee; Winm. Cum-
mings, Pennsylvania; - Valentine; - Cochran;
R. W. Ballantine; S Halloway; Isaac White:
Day Robert Musselman, New Orleans; Robert
Crossman; Richard Starr. England: I. G. Garrett,
New Orleans; Robert B. Moore, New Orleans; Rich-
ard Dimkin. England: Wm. Linn. Massachusetts;
- Hutchinson; Wm. Johnson, Pennsylvania; E.
Nelson; George Tumlinson; Wmin. Deardorf; Daniel
Bourne, England: Ingram, England; W. T
Lewis, Wales; Charles Zanco, Denmark: James L
Ewing; Robert Cunningham; S. Bruns, Ireland;
George Neggin, South Carolina; - Robinson,
Scotland: -- Harris, Kentucky; John Flanders;
Isaac Ryan, Opelousas; David Wilson. Texas; John
M. Hays, Tennessee: - Stuart; W. K. Simpson,
W. D. Sutherland, Texas: D. W. Howell, New Or-
leans; - Butler; Charles Smith; -- McGregor,
Scotland; - Rusk: - Hawkins, Ireland: Sam-
uel Holloway; - Brown; T. Brown; T. Jackson,
Ireland; James George, Gonzales; Dolphin Ward,
Gonzales: Thomas Jackson, Gonzales; George W.
Cottle, Gonzales; Andrew Kent, Gonzales; Thos. B.
Miller, Gonzales: Isaac Baker, Gonzales; Wm
King, Gonzales; Jesse McCoy, Gonzales: Claiborne
Wright, Gonzales; Wm. Fishback, Gonzales; Isaac
Millsaps, Gonzales; Galba Fuqua, Gonzales; John
Davis, Gonzales; Albert Martin. Gonzales; -
John, clerk to Desangue; B. A. M. Thomas: Wm.
I"uhbaigh: John G. King; Jacob Durst; M. L. Sew-
ell; Robert White: A. Devault; John Harris; An-
drew Kent; Wm. E. Summers.
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