Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal, Volume 10, Number 2, July, 2000 Page: 120
- Highlighting On/Off
- Adjust Image
- Rotate Left
- Rotate Right
- Brightness, Contast, etc. (Experimental)
- Download Sizes
- Preview all sizes/dimensions or...
- Download Square
- Download Thumbnail
- Download Small
- Download Medium
- Download Large
- High Resolution Files
- View Extracted Text
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal
king went under water there were several men
present. they fired theire guns but it didnt do any
good it was not in theire to rescue him. the men
waited several days kild a beef. put aquarter on
the bank fastend it with alog Chain watched till
the alligator came out shot and killed it. this
happend several days before the battle we past
with out any trouble or accident. Except the loss
of my sun-bonnet it bluew of as we reaced the
shore. the curren was very swift at the mout of
the bayou. Father wanted to swuim in and get it
for me. Mother beged him not to go in the water.
I had the pleasure of seeing it float away I dont
remember the name of the bayou. alittle town
cold Wallis was opposite across the bay. we saw
the big dead alligator that killed the man. we were
glad to see the last of the trinity Fathers horse
had srayed. he would not stop to find the horse
said when he got us home would go back. note
Mrs. King died in Houston wihe yellow fever in
the year 39 nin. left one son Ben F K. aprinter.
page 14 fourteen April 26 1836 On the San
Jacinto Battle Fild
Arrived at linchburg in the night. met several
families we knew among them our neighbor Mrs.
West. she had traveld with Moses Shipman
family. Crossed the San Jacinto next morning
Staid till late in the eveing on the battle field both
armys Camped near General Santa anna had
been captured. there were great rejoicing at the
meeting of friend. mr. leo Roark was in the battle.
met his Mother's family. the Eveing before he
came to the ferry. Just as we landed. it was like
meeing abrother. he asked mother to go with him
to the Camps to see Gen Santoanna and the
Mexicans prisoners. She would not go said she
was not dressed for visiting gave Sister & I
permission to go to the Camps. I had lost my
bonnet crossing trinity bay. was Compelled to
wear atable-cloth for a bonnet. it was seven
weeks since we left home. our Clothing was very
much dilapidated. I could not go to see the
Mexican prisoners with atable-cloth tied on my
head as I knew several of the young men. I was
on the San Jacinto battle field the 26 of April
1836. the 28 twenty eight was the anniversary
of my birth I was Eleven 11 years old.
page 16 April 1836 on the San Jacinto battle
we staid on the battle field several hours. Father
was helping with the ferry boat visited the graves
of the texans that were kild. in the battle there
were no one kild that I knew. the dead Mexicans
lying around in every derection. Mother was very
uneasy about uncle James Wells. he is missing.
Mr. Roark said uncle had been sent two days
before the battle with mr. Church Fulsher and
Was. Secretes to watch General Coss. they had
gone to Staffords point were chased by the
mexicans separated Fulsher and Secretes
returned before the battle Mr. Roark says the
burning of the Vmce Bridg prevented several of
the scouts from geting back. Father worked till
the middle of the afternoon helping with the ferry-
boat. then visited the Camps. didnt see general
Santaanno but meet old friends. he knew in
Missouri. we left the battle field late in the eveing.
had to pass among the dead Mexicans Father
puld one out of the road. so we Could pass with-
out driveing over the dead body. could non go
around it. the prarie was very bogy. it was geting
dark. there was now 25 or 30 families be hind
page 17 April 1836 leaving the San Jcinto battle
We were glad to leave the battle field. it was
agrewsome sight. camped that night on the
prairie. Could heare the wolves houl and bark as
they devoured the dead.) Met Mr. kuykerndall
family from Fort bend now Richmond. theire
hard-ships had been greater than ours. they staid
at home had no idea the Mexican army was near.
Here’s what’s next.
This issue can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Matching Search ResultsView 36 pages within this issue that match your search.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Periodical.
Nesbitt Memorial Library. Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal, Volume 10, Number 2, July, 2000, periodical, July 2000; Columbus, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth151409/m1/56/?q=nesbitt%20memorial%20library%20journal: accessed July 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Nesbitt Memorial Library.