James Hughes
Navarro County, Texas


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James Hughes Enlishment papers to the Veterns of the War for Independence

REPUBLIC OF TEXAS

City of Galveston this 9th day of July 1840

I James Hughes born in IRELAND age 30 , 5 feet 31/2 inches high, of <flouid> complexion, grey eyes, red Hair, and by profession a Laborer do acknowledge to have this day voluntarily Enlisted as a soldier in the Army of the Republic of Texas for the period of three years unless sooner discharged by proper authority : do also agree to accept such bounty , Pay, Rations and Clothing as is , or may be established by law ; and I JAMES HUGHES do solemnly swear that i will bear true and Faith and Allegiance to the Republic of Texas, and that I will serve her Faithfully and Honestly against all her enemies and opposers whomsoever; and that I will observe and obey the orders of the president of the Republic of Texas , and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the Rules and articles of War.

Signed James <x> Hughes

Sworn and Subscribed to, at Post Galveston

this ninth day of July 1840

before me, < RFeurry>

Judge of the 6th District

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From the Book DEFENDERS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS

Volume I TEXAS ARMY

Muster Rolls, Receipt Rolls and other Rolls

DETACHMENT OF RECRUITS, CO. H

1st Regiment, Infantry

Commanded by Col. William G. Cooke

p. 231 James Hughes Pvt. July 9 1840 Galveston Enlistment to 8/31/1840

Time paid for: 1 mo. 14 days due/paid 23.22/ 57.87

Bounty $ 30.00

p. 237 James Hughes Pvt. July 9 1840 Bounty Paid $30.00 Galveston

Joined from Genl. Depot 3rd 1840 & Destd. 7 Decr. 1840

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James was awarded this Land bounty due to the fact he was left with app. 240 other men at Harrisburg Tx  while the remaining Republic Of Texas Army went to San Jacinto with Houston to fight. All the men left behind had been previous wounded and/or seriously injured.

James Hughes was wounded during a special assignment while serving in Washington Company of Volunteers for which James received additional Land bounties after being declared Disabled.

Brent Hughes 

 

 

No. 292 640 Acres

Republic of Texas

Know to all men

To whom Presents shall come:

That James Hughes having Guarded the baggage at Harrisburg

is entitled to

SIX HUNDRED AND FORTY ACRES OF

DONATION LAND,

in accordance with the act of congress, passed Dec. 21 , 1837

said JAMES HUGHES

his heirs, Executors, Administrators,

OR THEIR ASSIGNS,

are entitled to hold said land:

but it cannot be sold , alienated, or mortgaged,

and is exempt from execution

during the life-time of the person to whom it is granted

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF,I have hereunto set my hand , at GALVESTON this 6th day of June 1838

Approved Sept. 13 ,<1868>

W W Hachley

Secretary of War

 

Notes:

  • Information Submitted by Brent Hughes - Jan 2003
  • Brother of Moses Hughes
  • What I do know is James died and his will was probated in Navarro County for 40 years. But I have never found James Hughes final resting place. Nor Have I found his brother Moses Hughes internment there. Again I do know that Moses died in Navarro County also. I can only assume they both where buried in the Springhill Cemetery or on lands they owned.  Upon surveying the cemetery myself I didn't find any markers.

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