Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal, Volume 10, Number 2, July, 2000 Page: 89
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Reminiscences of Dilue Rose Harris
separateing texas from mexico.) he had been in
texas before he married. I neve meet Captain
Denmore. met Cptain Spillman several times. he
ran his boat from Harris-burg to Anahuac. we
were delighted with our new home the house
was new and a framed house. most of the houses
in Harrisburg were built of logs. Mother said she
would bee willing to live in acamp the rest of her
life rather that cross the gulf of Mexico again.
page 3 May 1 1833. Harrisburg and it inhabitance
the four Harris brothers
Harrisburg had been setted several years by four
brothers. John Harris the oldes brother had dide
some years before his family were livng in New
York. Dave Harris wife and two children
daughter named Sarah William and Sam Harris
Robert Wilson wif two sons Albert Gallatin and
son mr Hiran wife two daugters [illegible]
Sophronia and susan. Mr lightel wife and daughter
Mrs. Bruster one son mr. Evens and wife doctor
A.Wright and family doctor Gallerher mr.
Peoples, wife mr. Farmmer and family, mr.
Mansfield and five negros one negro man name
Joe servant of W. B. Travis (he was with Col.
Travis at the Allemo was sent by General
Santaanna to escorte mrs. Dickson and child to
Gonzales. I never have seen his name mention
in texas History.)) John W. Moore, the Mexican
Alcald (he was the first sheriff elected in Harris
County. election in the fall ofthirtysix 36.)) names
of young men and boys Messrs Richardson,
Dodson, Willcox, Hoffman, lucian Hopson he
died in the year ninety-six age 90 ninety boys.
James Bruster John George & Isaac Igines step
sons of Dave Harris. mr. Ray. there were asteam
saw mill at the mouth of Brray's bayou (it was
burned by the mexican April thirty six 36.) the
mill belonged to Robert Wilson & W. P Harris.)
mr Hoffman was engineer.
page 4 May 1833
Every thing in Harrisburg was different from
what we had been accustom to no church or
preacher school or court-house. they had no use
for a Jail. evey body honest we had been there
but a few days when aman died. my sis-ter asked
mother how they could bury the man without
ahearse or carrages in the evening the funerel
came by mr. lightle with his cart and oxen
conveyed the corpse. men women and children
walking brother and I went with them. dont
remember the mans name. he came to texas from
new york with the four Harris brothers a mr.
Choat conducted the funerel. the man was a
stranger in a strange land but was nursed and
buried by the good people and morned by all. the
next time I met mr. Cloat was the fourth of July.
he plaid the violin for the young people to dance.
he lived be-low town on Vinces Bayou had five
daughters he was the most popular man in texas.
Thomas Earl lived below town on buffalo bayou.
he had a wife two sons and four daughters all
grown.) the Vince brother Allen Willam Robbert
and Richard lived at the bridg on Vinces Bayou.
Allen Vince was a widow-er. had two sons their
sister miss susan keep hous for them.) Mr.
Bronson and wif lived at the mouth of buffalo
bayou. he was trying to rase the Steam Boat.
page 5 May 1833 Harrisburg
they didnt succeed. saved the machinery furniture
the boat belong to David G. Burnet he lived near
Galveston bay. There were two dry/good's stors.
the export traed consistede of Cotton and hides
twice ayear. a chooner would bring grocery and
other necessaris from new-orleans. that year
there were som talk of troubble with mexico.
she had sent soldiers to Velasco and Anuuhac.
the people didnt ap-peare to anticpate danger. in
the year 32 thirty-two severl texans had been
put in prison at Anahuac but were released
without triell. among them were W. B. Travis.
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