Friday, March 12, 2010

Are You a Descendant of a Signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence?

At the celebration of Texas Independence on March 2, 2010 at Washington-on-the-Brazos, it was announced that the Star of the Republic Museum is searching for the descendants of the 59 signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence.

The announcement reads: "The Star of the Republic Museum is launching a long-term genealogical project to identify living descendants of the 59 men who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence here at Washington on the Brazos in 1836. Descendants will be recognized in March 2011 in commemoration of the 175th Anniversary of the signing of the Texas Declaration. If you are a descendant, please fill out a descendant card at the Museum's information desk or the Park Visitors Center."

The Star of the Republic Museum needs your ancestor's name, your name, mailing address, telephone number and email address. For more information contact:

Shawn B. Carlson, Ph. D.
Curator of Collections and Exhibits
Star of the Republic of Texas Museum
P.O. Box 317
Washington, Texas 77880

Office: 936-878-2461, ext. 241
Fax: 936-878-2462

email: scarlson@blinn.edu

http://www.starmuseum.org

Below is a complete list of the names of the 59 delegates who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence:

Richard Ellis, President of the Convention
Charles B. Stewart
Thos. Barnett
John S. D. Byrom
Francis Ruis
J. Antonio Navarro
Jesse B. Badgett
Wm D. Lacy
William Menifee
Jn. Fisher
Matthew Caldwell
William Motley
Lorenzo de Zavala
Stephen H. Everett
George W. Smyth
Elijah Stapp
Clairborne West
Wm. B. Scates
M. B. Menard
A. B. Hardin
J. W. Burton
Thos. J. Gazley
R. M. Coleman
Sterling C. Robertson
James Collinsworth
Edwin Waller
Asa Brigham
Geo. C. Childress
Bailey Hardeman
Rob. Potter
Thomas Jefferson Rusk
Chas. S. Taylor
John S. Roberts
Robert Hamilton
Collin McKinney
Albert H. Latimer
James Power
Sam Houston
David Thomas
Edwd. Conrad
Martin Parmer
Edwin O. Legrand
Stephen W. Blount
Jms. Gaines
Wm. Clark, Jr.
Sydney O. Pennington
Wm. Carrol Crawford
Jno. Turner
Benj. Briggs Goodrich
G. W. Barnett
James G. Swisher
Jesse Grimes
S. Rhoads Fisher
John W. Moore
John W. Bower
Saml. A. Maverick
Sam P. Carson
A. Briscoe
J. B. Woods

Follow-up:

Are you a Descendant of a Signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence? Fill out a Lineage Worksheet for Descendants of Signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence.  Mail completed lineage worksheets to Shawn Carlson, Star of the Republic of Museum, P.O. Box 317, Washington, Texas 77880. If you have question, Ms. Carlson's can be reached by email at scarlson@blinn.edu .  Fill out the lineage worksheet and get your name added to the list of the Descendants of Signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence on file at the Star of the Republic Museum.  You will then receive notification of upcoming events involving the descendants of the signers.  Events are already being planned for the 180th anniversary of the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence in 2016. 

13 comments:

(Ruth) Ellenor said...

Thanks, Kameron. Tommy sent me the e-mail. I appreciate all of your efforts, and will participate with the Parmer/Zuber connection.
Ellenor Whitty

Anonymous said...

I am a descendant of Thomas Jefferson Gazley

Anonymous said...

I am a descendant of Jose Antonio Navarro.

Ashley Ellis said...

I am a decendant of Richard Ellis, we live in Louisiana now.

William (Bill) Fowler said...

I'm a descendant of William B Scates. He also participated in The Battle of Velasco in 1832; fought in the siege and capture of Bexar; served with the Sabine Volunteers and fought at The Battle of San Jacinto; and served on the committee that approved the existing Lone Star flag design. Reburied in 1929 in the Texas State Cemetery.
Just wish I'd come across this post before the March 2011 anniversary event.

Peggy Stapp Grantland said...

I am a descendant of Elijah Stapp.

Anonymous said...

I am a descendant of Wm. Carroll Crawford. He is my GGG Grandfather.
Sharon Pierce
Huntsville, TX

Anonymous said...

I am a descendant of William B. Scates.

Deborah Bowen said...

I am related to Samuel A. Maverick, I am his fourth grand niece.

Jim Collinsworth said...

I am a descendant of Benjamin Franklin Collinsworth, brother of James Collinsworth. James died without issue so there were no descendants as did their brother, Col. John T Collinsworth-Inspector General, in service of the Army of Texas in 1837 at Camp Independence. Capt. George M Collinsworth and his brother Lt.David C Collinsworth (killed by Indians after the capture of the Presidio LaBahia at Goliad) were cousins.

Cindy Grimes said...

My name is Cynthia Connally Grimes. My great grandfather was William Robert Crawford. His grandfather was William Carroll Crawford, the last to sign the Texas Declaration of Independence and the last signer to die. He was named after his ancesto, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the signer of the US Declaration of Independence.

sharon haralson said...

James G. Swisher is my great,great,great grandfather.

Anonymous said...

i am a decendant of Charles B. Stewart