Reenactors Lists for 1836 Original Montgomery County

Celebrating the 185th Anniversary of Texas!

Names for Reenactment see below: 

email muse@consolidated.net and toddhomman@gmail.com

(red names are taken) open to other names as well!

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Feb 1836 

Papers of the Texas Revolution, Vol. 9

pages 153-154 mentions the "citizens of Montgomery" in February of 1836.

This places the "Citizens of Montgomery" in 1836 with a reputation of bravery- they were called up personally by the provisional governor of Texas, James W. Robinson, to fight Santa Anna...

185 years ago...the Citizens of Montgomery had a great reputation (surveyors) and as those who do well in a fight (thus the letter). 

These men made it to fight at San Jacinto (Pierson and others see below).

  • Charles B Stewart (use Jack Shepperd)

  • Jesse Grimes—signed Declaration and was the first Chief Justice (County Judge) of Montgomery County in 1838 (Robin Montgomery) Letter from Travis at the Alamo was signed to him!!!

  • Juila Shepperd and W.W. Shepperd (Pat Spakey)

  • Sam Houston- Mark Hegman

  • Col. Bowie- Col. Douglas Houston

  • J.G.W. Pierson (J.R. Thomas) (Unsung hero of Montgomery County- his wife in 1836 was Narcissa Cartwright (Beverly Cartwright Harris), wife Elizabeth Montgomery d. 1833 in Original Montgomery County)

  • Sarah Dodson- Creator of the Sarah Dodson Flag- Flag that hung over Independence Hall when all gathered to sign the Texas Declaration of Independence. Now the Banner of Grimes County.

  • Jonathan Lindley, son of Samuel Lindley from Danville—he died at the Alamo

  • Joseph Lindley (Lindley’s Settlement later known as Danville)—Siege of Bexar and Battle of San Jacinto

  • Lt Col Joseph L. Bennett at Battle of San Jacinto

  • Capt William Ware from Danville at Battle of San Jacinto

  • Matthew and William Cartwright at San Jacinto (Russell Cartwright’s ancestors)

  • B.B. Goodrich signs the Declaration of Independence

  • John and Andrew Montgomery—Battle of San Jacinto (Andrew Surveyor for Coahuila y Texas, came to TX 1819, John Montgomery one of first Sheriff's of Montgomery County (when still Washington Municipality)  Brother Edley Montgomery one of first Texas Rangers.  William Montgomery (their father, Stephen F. Austin Colonist, and according to Early Montgomery Clerk Returns in area of Montgomery since 1822 died c. 1836)  Margaret Montgomery sister to William, widow of Owen Shannon in 1836.  Edley and Andrew were married to twin Farris Sisters: Andrew married Mary Mahulda and Edley married Emmeline (yes, nieces to Hezekiah Farris whose cabin graces Sam Houston Memorial Museum grounds).

  • John Marshall Wade—manned the Twin Sisters, Indian Agent, and Newspaper

  • Alphonso Steele—youngest Texian at the Battle of San Jacinto, was wounded and the last survivor. There is a Alphonso Steele survey of land in our county

  • Richard  Williams—wounded at the Grass Fight in November 1835—son-in-law of Jacob Shannon—signed the petition to create Montgomery County—later a Capt of 50 Danville volunteers to join the 1842 Sommerville Expedition—got veteran’s patent of land east of Danville

  • Don’t forget the “Babe of the Alamo” --  baby survivor of the Alamo, Angelina Dickinson  who grew up and married Noah Griffith’s son John Griffin and they had 3 children  (homestead south of Dobbin)- Lynn Howard

  • Peter W. Grayson - Steve Davis-  first Attorney General being appointed by President Sam Houston and served briefly as Secretary of the Texas Navy.

  • Charles B Stewart (use Jack Shepperd)

  • Jesse Grimes—signed Declaration and was the first Chief Justice (County Judge) of Montgomery County in 1838 (Robin Montgomery) Letter from Travis at the Alamo was signed to him!!!

  • Juila Shepperd and W.W. Shepperd (Pat Spakey)

  • Sam Houston- Mark Hegman

  • Col. Bowie- Col. Douglas Houston

  • J.G.W. Pierson (J.R. Thomas) (Unsung hero of Montgomery County- his wife in 1836 was Narcissa Cartwright (Beverly Cartwright Harris), wife Elizabeth Montgomery d. 1833 in Original Montgomery County)

  • Sarah Dodson- Creator of the Sarah Dodson Flag- Flag that hung over Independence Hall when all gathered to sign the Texas Declaration of Independence. Now the Banner of Grimes County.

  • Jonathan Lindley, son of Samuel Lindley from Danville—he died at the Alamo

  • Joseph Lindley (Lindley’s Settlement later known as Danville)—Siege of Bexar and Battle of San Jacinto

  • Lt Col Joseph L. Bennett at Battle of San Jacinto

  • Capt William Ware from Danville at Battle of San Jacinto

  • Matthew and William Cartwright at San Jacinto (Russell Cartwright’s ancestors)

  • B.B. Goodrich signs the Declaration of Independence

  • John and Andrew Montgomery—Battle of San Jacinto (Andrew Surveyor for Coahuila y Texas, came to TX 1819, John Montgomery one of first Sheriff's of Montgomery County (when still Washington Municipality)  Brother Edley Montgomery one of first Texas Rangers.  William Montgomery (their father, Stephen F. Austin Colonist, and according to Early Montgomery Clerk Returns in area of Montgomery since 1822 died c. 1836)  Margaret Montgomery sister to William, widow of Owen Shannon in 1836.  Edley and Andrew were married to twin Farris Sisters: Andrew married Mary Mahulda and Edley married Emmeline (yes, nieces to Hezekiah Farris whose cabin graces Sam Houston Memorial Museum grounds).

  • John Marshall Wade—manned the Twin Sisters, Indian Agent, and Newspaper

  • Alphonso Steele—youngest Texian at the Battle of San Jacinto, was wounded and the last survivor. There is a Alphonso Steele survey of land in our county

  • Richard  Williams—wounded at the Grass Fight in November 1835—son-in-law of Jacob Shannon—signed the petition to create Montgomery County—later a Capt of 50 Danville volunteers to join the 1842 Sommerville Expedition—got veteran’s patent of land east of Danville

  • Don’t forget the “Babe of the Alamo” --  baby survivor of the Alamo, Angelina Dickinson  who grew up and married Noah Griffith’s son John Griffin and they had 3 children  (homestead south of Dobbin)- Lynn Howard

  • Peter W. Grayson - Steve Davis-  first Attorney General being appointed by President Sam Houston and served briefly as Secretary of the Texas Navy.