Feb 26 2015

QuillAmong the slaves owned by planter John Montgomery was William Green. In his own words, Reverend Green compared his life as a slave on the Cibolo to that of a slave in Mississippi.

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Nov 18 2014

Land BrandBurrell L. Lann was born on October 30, 1837 to Joseph and Rhoda Lann (The surname often appears in records as “Land”). In 1860 Burrell lived in Selma with his widowed mother and family.

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Nov 18 2014

In 1880 C. G. Napier was a media celebrity in San Antonio. His advice to farmers and ranchers about raising crops and animal husbandry was published in the San Antonio Express under the pseudonym of Greeley #2 and was widely read throughout south Texas. Greeley #2 traveled throughout Texas and wrote about people, places, and agricultural practices. 

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Nov 18 2014

LawmanOn March 11, 1884, Constable Casanovas of Precinct 4, living in St. Hedwig, became an eyewitness to the events at the Vaudeville Theater in San Antonio in which King Fisher and Ben Thompson were killed. His role as law enforcement at the event was attested to in the coroner’s inquest. Casanovas became a celebrity from his association with this widely publicized event.

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Nov 18 2014
stage coachIn June of 1862, D. A. Saltmarsh was accused of seditious language against the Confederacy States of America and sent to San Antonio. In San Antonio in July 1862 by Special Order 385, by Brig. General Hamilton P. Bee, Saltmarsh was found guilty of “seditious and disloyal language” and sentenced “to be confined for the space of twelve months, and at the expiration of that period to be sent beyond the limits of the Confederate States.”
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