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Bexar County, Texas Biographies and Southwest Texas History
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Bexar County, located in the lower middle of the state began as a municipality of San Fernando de Bexar in 1781. It became a county in 1836 when Texas declared its independence from Mexico to become The Republic of Texas which last until 1845 when it became the 28th state in the Union. In this volume, you have two sections. First there is a brief history of Southwest Texas with a separate index followed by the Biographical Section with its own index. In the Biographical Section, the subject of each sketch volunteered the information given to the writer to assure accuracy in the sketch.
“History Section: “The recorded history of the Caucasian in Texas may be said to begin in 1580, when Catholic missionaries from Mexico City established churches at El Paso and Santa Fe, and ventured eastward toward the Mississippi [River], preaching to the various Indian tribes and founding missions among them...”
“ENOCH JONES of San Antonio, Texas, was one of the early and most successful merchants of that city for years. He was born at Worcester, Ohio, in 1802, son of the Rev. Thomas Griffith Jones, of Wales, who immigrated to the United States from that country first to Pennsylvania, and soon pushed on further west to or near Massillon, Ohio ...”
Surnames Included in This Publication
In this volume there are two index - one for the History Section and a second for the Biographical Section:
HISTORY SECTION SURNAME INDEX
ALAMAN, ALLEN, ALMONTE, AMPUDIA, ANDERSON, ANDREWS, ANNA, ANTHONY, ARCHER, ARISTA, AUGUSTIN, AUSTIN.
BAGDAD, BAKER, BARRETT, BASTERRA, BAY, BAYOU, BEAN, BEE, BELL, BIGELOW, BLACKBURN, BLANCO, BONEO, BORDEN, BOWIE, BRADBURN, BROWN, BURLESON, BURNETT, BURR, BURTON, BUSTILLOS.
CABELLO, CALDWELL, CAMPBELL, CANBY, CARRAVAHAL, CARSON, CASAS, CASTENADO, CHAPMAN, CHEROKEE, CLARK, COKE, COLLINGSWORTH, COMANCHE, COOK, CORDERO, CORDOVA, COTTEN, COX, CROCKETT, CRUGER.
DAVIS, DAWSON, de AGUAYO, de ALARCONNE, de ALMAZAN, de ANAYA, de BARRIOS, de FRANQUIS, de MADIAVILLIA, de MARTOS, de RIPERDA, de SALCEDO, de ZAVALA, de ZAVALS, DeBEAUJEAN, deHERRERA, del SALADO, deLARA, deLEON, deSOTO, DICKINSON, DOMINGUEZ.
EDWARDS, ELLIS, EVANS.
FANNIN, FARIAS, FISHER, FORD.
GONZALES, GRANT, GRAY, GRAYSON, GRITTON, GUAZABEL.
HAMILTON, HARDEMAN, HAYS, HENDERSON, HOCKLEY, HOGG, HORTON, HOUSTON, HOWARD, HUBBARD.
JACK, JACKSON, JOHNSON, JONES.
KARNES, KING, KIOWA.
LaBAHIA, LAFITTE, LALLEMAND, LAMAR, LaSALLE, LeGARCIA, LETONIA, LIPAN, LONG, LONGBRIDGE, LUBBOCK.
MAGEE, MARIA, MARTINEZ, MAZQUIZ, McLEOD, MEJIA, MENIFEE, MILAM, MILLARD, MILLER, MODERATORS, MONTEZUMA, MOORE, MORRELL, MORRIS, MOUNTAIN, MUNOZ, MURRAH.
NAVARRO, NOLAN, NORRIS.
PACHECO, PEASE, PEREZ, PERRY, PIEDRAS, POPE, POTTER.
RANMON, REGULATORS, RIGAULT, ROBERTS, ROBINSON, ROSS, RUNNELS, RUSK.
SALCEDO, SANDOVAL, SANTO, SHERMAN, SLOUGH, SMITH, St. DENIS.
TAYLOR, TENORIO, TERAN, THOMAS, THROCKMORTON, TONTI, TORNEL, TRAVIS, TRESPALACIOS, TROUTMAN, TWIGGS.
VASQUEZ, VEHLEIN, VIDAURI, VIESCA.
WARD, WHARTON, WILLIAMS, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WOLL, WOOD, WORTH.
BIOGRAPHICAL SURNAME INDEX
ADAMS, ALEXANDER, AUSTIN.
BALDWIN, BARBER, BARNES, BATTERSON, BLAKE, BLIEM, BONNET, BOWEN, BOWIE, BOYD, BROOKE, BROOKS, BROWN, BUNTING.
CALLAHAN, CARR, CHASE, CHICHESTER, CHURCH, CLARKE, COKE, COTTON, CRAWFORD, CROCKETT.
DALZELL, DAVIS, DEVINE, DIAL.
FISH, FLEMING, FORD, FORT, FRENCH, FRIES, FUSTENBERG.
GIBSON, GILES, GILLETTE, GLAZE, GLENNON, GOSMAN, GRACYE, GREEN, GREGG.
HARRISON, HEIDEN, HERBERT, HERF, HEWES, HICKS, HIRSHFIELD, HODGE, HOGG, HOLLAND, HOOD, HOPPE, HOUSTON, HOWELL, HOYT, HUBBARD.
JACOBS, JOHNSON, JOHNSTON, JONES.
KAMPMANN, KEITH, KEMPER, KENDALL, KING, KINGSLEY, KLEIN, KNAPP.
LAWRENCE, LEE, LEWIS, LUCAS.
MADDOX, MAVERICK, McCLEARY, McDUGALD, McGAUGHEY, McKEEVER, McLEARY, MENGER, MEYER, MILAM, MITCHELL, MOORE, MOSS, MURPHY.
PARLAND, PETERS, PETTIGREW, PRENTISS, PURNAM.
RAINEY, RICHARDSON, ROTTENSTEIN.
SCOVELL, SELKRIG, SELKRIGGS, SELLSRIGG, SEQUIN, SIMPSON, SMITH, SNODDY, SPENCE, STAYTON.
TERRELL, THOMPKINS, TODD, TRAVIS, TWIGGS.
VASSAR, VERAMENDI, VINEYARD.
WAGNER, WAHRENBERGER, WALKE, WALKER, WALL, WASHINGTON, WEBB, WEBSTER, WELLER, WELLS, WILLIAMS, WRIGHT, WURZBACH.
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