CAPTAIN HENRY SCOTT, Page #0938
all these years and I pronounce him a wonder as a financier.
He is very popular with all who know him, loyal to his country and his friends.
A. C. Jones, Jr., son of W. W. Jones, is a popular young ranchman of the
Hebronville section, and is following in the footsteps of his father and
grandfather, the latter remembering him in his will.
By George W. Saunders
Captain Henry Scott, who died in Corpus Christi on February 27, 1891, and was
interred at Refugio, Texas,
his old home a few days later, was born in the state of New York in
1830. Two years later his parents moved to Mission, Refugio county, Texas, where
a small body of intrepid Irishmen had established a colony. C a p t a i n Scott
was raised fighting Indians. At the time Ward and his men were massacred near
the Mission, Captain Scott, a small boy at the time, was one of the survivors.
Soon after this came the massacre of Fannin and his men at Goliad. Such times as
these made a deep and fearful impression upon the mind of young Scott, who was
destined himself to play an important part in the history of Texas. When ten
years old he accompanied his father on an Indian expedition, and in battle with
the Indians, on the ground where Brownsville now stands, his father was killed,
young Scott was captured and taken 250 miles into Mexico. One night, finding all
the guards asleep, he mounted a pony, and after wandering through the wilderness
many days and nights, living on berries and roots, he