Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal, Volume 10, Number 2, July, 2000 Page: 121
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Reminiscences of Dilue Rose Harris
one day the Negro ferry mon was calld in
English. he carried the boat across. the Mexicans
took possession. they Embarked as many Soldiers
as the boat Could carry while the Mexican were
crossing some one said it was Captain Willy
Martain Company they knew he was above
neare San felipe. men women Children and
Negros ran down the river bank Expecting to
meet theire friends Just as the boat landed the
negro ferry man hollo Mexicans. ther were three
or four families of the kuykarndalls they ran for
the bottom Mrs. Abe kuykerndall had ababe in
her arms She ran ashort distance. thought about
her little girl. went back seen her husband take
the Child from the nurs.said then she was the
happis women in the croud.
page 18 th April 1836 Camping near the battle
One old Gentle-man ran back to the got his
money went though a potato pach & buried it.
the money was silver so heavy he could not carry
it. one young married woman with ayoung babe
in her arms ran in to a big field folowed the party
that was was on the out side the fence was high.
they had now got of sight of the Mexicans the
woman husband came to the fence she gave him
the Child. he told her to climb over she tuned
and ran in adiferent direction. her husband
followed the other failies staid that night in a cane
break. With out any thing to Eat the Children
sufferd terrible thy made theire way next day to
Harrisburg & got assistance. was at linchburg
during the battle. was helped by Geneal Houston
and furnish means to get back home Mrs Abe
Kuykerndall nursed the motherls Child. she said
they had heard from its mothe she went throug
the fled got out went 20 mils down the river to
Henry Jones ferry. got with people she knew
thought her husband and friends would go there.
she was alone (the first day and night. the next
day she got to Henry Jones.
page 19 nine th April 1836 hearing bad news
we were on the move Early next morning have
to go around-about way. the burning of Vmce
Bridge prevented us from going direct home. we
heare nothing but bad news. San- felipe has been
burned. dear old Harrisburg is in ashes. Nothing
left on the Stafford plantation but acorn-crib with
1000 onethous bushels of corn. the Mexicans
turned the houses at the pouint in to ahospital.
the Mexicans knew that Stafford point had been
aplace where political meeting were held. leo
Roark told Father whil they was in the Camps
that he was confident Colonel Alemonte General
Santaanna Aid-decamp was the Mexican that
had the horses for sale in our neighborhood the
fourth of July 34 Father could not get to see
Colonel Alemonte as he was anxiou to get his
family away from the battle ground before night.
burning the saw mill at Harris-burg and buidings
on Staffords plantotion was a Calamity that
greatly affected the people on the plantation there
were a sugar-mill cotton-gin black smith-shop
grist mill dwelling-house negro houses and
farming implements the Mexicans saved the corn
for bread it was
agreat help to the people.
page 20 April 1836 going hone after the battle
camped that Eveing on sins bayou. met men wit
Mexican going to the armyheard from brothe
Granvill. Mr. Adam Stafford had got home with
the boys all well. heard that the cotton the farmers
haul to the Brazos river with the expectation of
shiping it to Brazoria on the steam-boat yellow-
sone than at Washington on the Brazos river was
saf. Father say if he get his Cotton to maret I
shal hav two or three sun bonets as he was tired
of seein me wear a table-Cloth for a bonnet.
heard uncle James Wells is at Staffords point.
he made a narrow escape from beeing Captured
by the Mexicans when he Messrs. Secretes &
Fulshear were run in the bottom. by the Mexicans
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