Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 212 of 1,110
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HISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY.
Janes S. Gillet, Middleton T. Johnson, Jacob
Roberts, Gabriel M. Armstrong (succeeded
in October 1847 by First Lieutenant Alfred
Evans), Isaac Ferguson (died in the city of
Mexico, January 1, 1848, and succeeded by
Ephraim M. Daggett), Stephen Kinsey (resigned
in October, 1847, and succeeded by
First Lieutenant Preston Witt), Chaucer
Ashton (successor to Captain Truitt, died in
the city of Mexico, December 14, 1847, and
succeeded by Alexander E. Handley), Henry
W. Baylor, Shapley P. Ross and Hammond
Warfield after August, 1847.
"The companies of Captains Johnson,
Ross, Highsmith, Gillett and Baylor were
stationed at different points on the frontier
of Texas, under Lieutenant Colonel Bell. All
the others went with Hays to Mexico. They
marched from San Antonio to Laredo, and
down the west side of the Rio Grande to its
mouth, about three hundred miles, and were
transported in steamers to Vera Cruz, where
their brilliant career began, and where, on
the return of peace, they re-embarked for
home. The Dallas company was discharged
in Vera Cruz about May 6, 1848.
"( Rev. Samuel-.Corley, of the Cumberland
Presbyterian church, faithfully discharged
the double duties of soldier and
chaplain, and was beloved by the whole regiment.
PARTIAL MUSTER ROLL OF THE COMPANY.
" I can only give an incomplete list of the
and McCommas, three survivors in Dallas
Stephen Kinsey, of Fannin,
was captain till October, 1847; then Preston
Witt, formerly first lieutenant; Josiah Pancoast,
second lieutenant and regimental conmmissary,
became first lieutenant October,
1847; John L. Terry, of Collin, and Kinch
Hensley, of Fannin, third lieutenants; Wm.
E. Crook, orderly sergeant, promoted to
lieutenant, drew the maps of Peters' colony,
died in Shelby county; Joln H. Daniel, commissary
sergeant; Slelton Robbins, succeeded
Crook as orderly.
"Privates-Nathan Atterberry, Rufus Anderson
(of Collins); Libner Barnard (Fannin);
James Barrow, died in Mexico; James
S. Barker, lives in Shelby county; Win. Benton;
Stephen Conrad, died in San Angel,
valley of Mexico; Jesse Cox, died in Dallas
county; Wm. Chenault, died in Dallas
county, 1886; Elijah Carder and Christopher
Carder, brothers, died in Mexico; George R.
Counts, came home sick and died in Missouri;
Thomas Dykes, died New Orleans en
route home; Calvin Green; James Glenn,
lives in Denton; John B. Gorbett, substituted
on the Rio Grande by George Markham;
Hatfield, deserted on the Rio Grande
to avoid prosecution for a row; (had too much
of the good old Methodists' hell-cat in him);
James Hensley, of Fannin;
Hunter, killed by his own pistol
at-Jalapa; Peter Haught and Samuel A.
Haught, brothers, living in Dallas county;
men, after consulting Messrs. Daniel, Jackson
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Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas., book, 1892; Chicago, Illinois. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20932/m1/212/: accessed March 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.