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Williams Published in the United States of America By Eakin Press An Imprint of Sunbelt Media, Inc. O. Drawer 90159 Austin, TX 78709-0159 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form without written permission from the publisher, except for brief passages included in a review appearing in a newspaper or magazine. Williams. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. ). Afro-Americans Texas History. Texas History. 4'00496073--dc20 95-46442 CIP Page iii CONTENTS Preface vii Introduction ix Section I Chapter 1: Spanish Colonial Period to Statehood (1528-1845) 1 Estevan 1 Coronado's Expedition 3 With the French 4 Early Census 4 Baron de Bastrop 4 Louisiana Purchase 4 Kian Long 4 Increased Migrations 5 Moses Austin 5 Austin Colony 6 Free African Americans in Colonial Texas 7 Hendrick Arnold 7 Greenbury Logan 11 William E.
Became one of the wealthiest men in early Texas and rendered valuable service to the Texas Army in 1836. TAAHO Collections, Austin, Texas improved land worth $20,600, two town lots, fifty head of cattle, two work horses, and other property. A State of Texas Centennial marker was placed at the Goyens Cemetery near Nacogdoches, and the inscription read: William (Bill) Goyens, born a slave in South Carolina, 1794. Escaped to Texas in 1821. Rendered valuable assistance to the Army of Texas, 1836. Acquired wealth and was noted for his charity.
Col. James K. Morgan brought Emily to Texas from New York in 1835. " According to Andrew F. Muir's account in his "The Free Negro in Harris County, Texas," Emily was not only breathtakingly beautiful, she was exceptionally intelligent. It is puzzling to note how Texas historians, time and time again, have ignored the gigantic contribution made by Emily to our victory at San Jacinto. When Santa Anna led his 1,000 infantrymen into New Washington (present day La Porte) on April 18, 1836, the colony was deserted.
Bricks without straw: a comprehensive history of African Americans in Texas by David A. Williams