Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Adjutant General's Department:

An Inventory of Republic of Texas Military Rolls at the Texas State Archives, 1835-1846, undated



Overview

Creator: Texas. Adjutant General's Dept.
Title: Republic of Texas military rolls
Dates: 1835-1846, undated
Abstract: These records consist of muster rolls, payrolls, receipt rolls, and lists of officers and/or men, for the various military and para-military organizations of the Republic of Texas. They date 1835-1846, and undated. Except for some of the Republic rolls which were drawn up after the fact, these military rolls were compiled at the time, usually by the company commanders. The information contained on the rolls varies considerably.
Quantity: 9.45 cubic ft.
Language English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

On November 13, 1835, the Texas Consultation created the office of Adjutant General, as one of five heads of departments under the Commander-in-Chief of the Texian Army (the other offices being Inspector General, Quartermaster General, Surgeon General, and Paymaster General). On December 20, 1836, the 1st Texas Congress passed "an Act to organize and fix the Military establishment of the Republic of Texas," which in addition to the aforementioned bureaus, created a Commissary General of Subsistence, a Commissary General of Purchases, and a Colonel of Ordnance, all of whom answered to the Secretary of War. On December 18, 1837, the Texas Congress passed--and later passed again over President Sam Houston's veto--an act making the Adjutant General a position elected by the Congress; the first man so elected was Hugh McLeod. This arrangement lasted less than two years, however, with subsequent Adjutants General--beginning with McLeod on January 30, 1839--being appointed by the President. Congress combined the offices of Adjutant General and Inspector General on January 28, 1840, and technically abolished this position on January 18, 1841. Yet Peter Hansborough Bell served as Adjutant General of Militia soon thereafter; and in legislation of February 1842, there is a reference to an Acting Adjutant General.

Enabling legislation for the Army of the Republic includes: "Act to raise a regular army" (November 24, 1835, calling for 1,120 men); "Act for establishing rules and articles for government of the armies of the Republic of Texas" (November 21, 1836); "Joint Resolution authorizing the President to reorganize the army" (November 30, 1836); "Act to organize and fix the military establishment of the Republic of Texas" [besides volunteers and mounted rifle corps and militia] (December 20, 1836, which authorized four regiments of infantry, with ten companies per regiment, one regiment of cavalry, and one regiment of artillery); "Joint resolution for the relief of soldiers composing the late 1st Regiment of Infantry" [which had been disbanded sometime after February 5, 1840] (December 10, 1841). The Republic Minute Men were authorized by the "Act to encourage frontier protection" (February 4, 1841).

The Texas Navy at first operated under a separate Secretary of the Navy, appointed by the President as authorized by an act of Congress approved October 25, 1836. On January 18, 1841, Congress abolished this office and created a Naval Bureau under the Secretary of War and Marines. Of course, the end of the Republic in 1846 meant the end of the Texas Navy as well.


Scope and Contents of the Records

These records consist of muster rolls, payrolls, receipt rolls, and lists of officers and/or men, for the various military and para-military organizations of the Republic of Texas. They date 1835-1846, and undated. Except for some of the Republic rolls which were drawn up after the fact, these military rolls were compiled at the time, usually by the company commanders. The information contained on the rolls varies considerably. Most of the rolls are in the form of oversize single sheets. There are also some bound volumes.

There are Texas Revolution muster rolls, of the companies of eight captains at the seige of Bexar of 1835, plus Colonel Fannin's division, plus the men at San Jacinto under General Houston, 1836. Although the information dates 1835-1836, these lists were compiled sometime after the fact. Information on each soldier includes name, rank, and remarks. The researcher should be aware that most of the rolls for the Revolution were destroyed in the 1855 fire which swept through the Adjutant General's office.

There are United States Volunteers muster rolls, of 11 captains, commanding volunteers from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, and Tennessee, who were recruited for service to the Republic of Texas, dating 1835-1837 and 1842 (mostly in 1842).

There are muster rolls and receipt rolls (payrolls), of Companies A through I, 1st Regiment, Infantry, plus two cavalry companies, plus various detachments, of the Army of the Republic of Texas (or regular army). They date 1836-1842 (mostly 1839-1841). They are usually recorded on pre-printed forms. The receipt rolls do not include officers, but include the signature of each soldier.

There are muster rolls and receipt rolls, of Republic of Texas Militia companies commanded by approximately 145 captains, dating 1836-1845 (the bulk of them 1838-1839). This series had previously been arranged into "Militia,""Rangers," and "Volunteers," distinctions which were artificial. Lines of organization and chains of command were extremely fluid during the Republic; "ranger" captains apparently reported to militia colonels. Furthermore, terminology was fairly loose: the terms "rangers,""mounted volunteers,""mounted gunmen,""mounted riflemen," and "spies," were apparently synonymous. The item inventory to these rolls has retained the designation(s) used on each particular roll, including the county whenever cited.

There are 96 muster rolls and receipt rolls for units specifically called "Minute Men," commanded by 13 captains, dating 1841-1842. They include units from the following counties: Fannin, Gonzales, Milam, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Paschal, Red River, Refugio, Robertson, San Patricio, and Travis counties.

There are eight lists compiled sometime after the fact, for the companies of 15 captains during the various campaigns of 1842. These include the Vasquez Campaign, prisoners of General Woll taken at San Antonio de Bexar, Dawson's Massacre, the Somervell Expedition, and the Mier Expedition, all dated 1842.

There are 45 muster rolls and payrolls, dating 1836-1846, for officers and seamen of 11 ships of the Republic of Texas Navy (Austin, Brutus, Colorado, Invincible, Lafitte, Potomac, San Antonio, San Bernard, San Jacinto, Wharton, and Zavala), plus the Marine Corps and the Navy Yard in Galveston; in addition, there are three lists of officers (1839, 1842-1844) and a continuous list of officers and men, by ship (1836-1843, 1846). There is also a volume which is a general muster book of the Texas Ship of War Austin listing 250 persons assigned to that ship between October 1, 1842 and July 26, 1843. Finally, there is one volume which contains a roster of Texas Navy personnel, 1835-1845.

Note: Occasionally a researcher knows the name of a company commander, but does not know which military unit (Ranger or militia or otherwise) he commanded, or where to search for the appropriate military roll. Researchers using the finding aid electronically may search for names of captains. For researchers using a print copy, an alphabetical list of captains is provided in the Texas State Archives search room, matching the captain with the military organization. All of the non-Civil War military rolls (muster rolls, payrolls, etc.) held in the Texas State Archives are included in this index. To repeat, this index of company commanders does NOT include Civil War units except for Union troops, listed as Army of the United States (1860-1861, 1864-1865).

This finding aid describes seven series of military rolls. If you are reading this electronically, click here for an overview of the Texas Adjutant General's Department, Military rolls. If you are reading this in paper, the overview is at the beginning of the first binder labeled Military rolls.


 

Organization

The Republic of Texas military rolls subgroup of the Adjutant General's records is organized into seven series:
Texas Revolution military rolls, 1835-1836, 0.27 cubic ft.
United States Volunteers military rolls, 1835-1837, 1842 (bulk 1842), 0.41 cubic ft.
Army of the Republic military rolls, 1836-1842 (bulk 1839-1841), 1.8 cubic ft.
Republic of Texas Militia military rolls, 1836-1845 (bulk 1838-1839), 4.01 cubic ft.
Republic of Texas Minute Men military rolls, 1841-1842, 0.83 cubic ft.
Campaigns of 1842 military rolls, 1842, 0.27 cubic ft.
Republic of Texas Navy military rolls, 1835-1846, 1.86 cubic ft.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

Some of the military rolls may also be too large and/or too fragile for photocopying.

Technical Requirements

None.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas Rangers.
Texas. Militia.
Texas. Militia. Mounted Volunteers.
Texas. Militia. Mounted Gunmen.
Texas. Militia. Mounted Riflemen.
Texas. Militia. Spies.
Texas. Militia. Ranging Corps.
Texas. Militia. Mounted Rangers.
Texas. Army.
Texas. Army. Alabama Volunteers.
Texas. Army. Georgia Volunteers.
Texas. Army. Huntsville Rovers.
Texas. Army. Mississippi Guards.
Texas. Army. Missouri Invincibles.
Texas. Army. Mobile Alabama Volunteers.
Texas. Army. Natchez Mustangs.
Texas. Army. New York Battalion.
Texas. Army. New York Battalion, 2nd.
Texas. Army. North Carolina Volunteers.
Texas. Army. Tennessee Volunteers.
Texas. Army. Union Guards.
Texas. Navy.
Texas. Minute Men.
Subjects:
San Jacinto, Battle of, 1836.
Goliad Massacre, Tex., 1836.
Coleto, Battle of, 1836.
Texan Mier Expedition, (1842-1844)
Somervell Expedition, Tex., 1842.
Vasquez Expedition, Tex., 1842.
Dawson's Massacre, Tex., 1842.
Austin (Ship)
Brutus (Ship : Tex.)
Colorado (Ship : Tex.)
Invincible (Ship)
Lafitte (Ship)
Potomac (Ship : Tex.)
San Antonio (Ship : Tex.)
San Bernard (Ship)
San Jacinto (Ship)
Wharton (Ship)
Zavala (Ship)
Places:
San Antonio (Tex.)--History--Siege, 1835.
Texas--History--Revolution, 1835-1836.
Texas--History--Republic, 1836-1846.
Document Types:
Muster rolls--Texas--1835-1846, undated.
Payrolls--Texas--Military records--1835-1846.
Rosters--Texas--Military records--1835-1845.
Functions:
Protection of Texas.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
General Land Office, Muster roll book, 1835-1836, 0.48 cubic ft. [photographic copies of holdings of the General Land Office of Texas; alphabetical name index is located in the Texas State Archives search room]
Texas Adjutant General's Department, Army papers, 1835-1846, 16.28 cubic ft.
Texas Adjutant General's Department, Navy papers, 1835-1847, 1852, 1855 (bulk 1836-1846), 17.24 cubic ft.
Texas Adjutant General's Department, Service records, 1836-1845, 1854-1865, 1870-1935, 179.07 cubic ft. (including Army of the Republic service records, 1836-1845, 5.64 cubic ft.; and Navy of the Republic service records, 1836-1845, 7.05 cubic ft.)
Texas Adjutant General's Department, Service records, 1836-1845, 1854-1865, 1870-1935, 179.07 cubic ft.: Searchable online index is at http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/service/index.html.
Texas Adjutant General's Department, Ranger records, 1839-1975, undated (bulk 1854-1918), 40.94 cubic ft. (including Republic Ranger records, 1839-1846 (bulk 1845), 1.12 cubic ft.)
Publications
Defenders of the Republic of Texas, compiled for the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Karen R. Thompson (ed.), 1989
Muster Rolls of the Texas Revolution, compiled for the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1986

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Republic of Texas military rolls, Military rolls, Texas Adjutant General's Department. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1933/001, 1933/003, and unknown others

The earliest transfer of records from the Texas Adjutant General's Department to the Texas State Archives (reported in the Reports of the Commissioner of Agriculture, Insurance, Statistics, and History) was in 1905, of Republic muster rolls dated 1842. On February 21, 1934, the Texas Adjutant General's Department transferred "miscellaneous" rolls to the Texas State Archives, including some dating 1835-1844. On February 27, 1934, the Bureau of Records of the Texas Board of Control transferred to the Texas State Archives a copy of a roll of men under Fischer's command on the Mier Expedition.

Processing Information

Tony Black, July 1986


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Texas Revolution military rolls, 1835-1836,
0.27 cubic ft.

This series consists of seven rolls, representing the companies of eight captains at the seige of Bexar of 1835, plus Colonel Fannin's division, plus the men at San Jacinto under General Houston, 1836. Although the information dates 1835-1836, these lists were compiled sometime after the fact. Information on each soldier includes name, rank, and remarks.
The researcher should be aware that most of the rolls for the Revolution were destroyed in the 1855 fire which swept through the Adjutant General's office. The General Land Office did, however, have copies of most of the original rolls; a photographic copy of the General Land Office muster rolls is available in the Texas State Archives, with an alphabetical index in the search room; each soldier on the G.L.O. rolls has also been included in the biographical index in the Archives' search room.
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Texas Revolution military rolls, Republic of Texas military rolls, Military rolls, Texas Adjutant General's Department. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1933/001
On February 21, 1934, the Texas Adjutant General's Department transferred "miscellaneous" rolls to the Texas State Archives, including some dating 1835-1844.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Processed by
Tony Black, July 1986
Attack on San Antonio de Bexar, 1835:
Oversize Folder
401-714 1. 1st Division (John York), December 5, 1835
1. 2nd Division (James G. Swisher), December 5, 1835
Seige of Bexar, 1835:
Oversize Folder
401-714 1. Volunteers in Army before Bexar (John York), 1835
1. Artillery in Camp before Bexar (T. L. F. Parrott), November 23, 1835
1. At siege of Bexar (James Cheshire), December 1835
1. New Orleans Grays, in Army before Bexar (William G. Cooke), 1835
1. Texas Volunteers in Army before Bexar (Thomas W. Bruce), 1835
1. Company (Philip Dimitt), 1835
Col. Fannin's Division, 1836:
Oversize Folder
401-714 2. List of officers and men of Col. J. W. Fannin's Division
[2 copies]
[as corrected from the "Telegraph of November 9, 1836"]
San Jacinto, 1836:
Oversize Folder
401-714 3. San Jacinto list (Major General Sam Houston), April 21, 1836
3. Roll of sick and detailed men remaining at the upper encampment during Battle of San Jacinto (Major Robert McNutt), April 21, 1836



 

United States Volunteers military rolls, 1835-1837, 1842 (bulk 1842),
0.41 cubic ft.

This series consists of 13 muster rolls, of military units under 11 captains, commanding volunteers from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, and Tennessee, who were recruited for service to the Republic of Texas, dating 1835-1837 and 1842 (mostly in 1842). Information on each soldier usually includes name, rank, date of entering service, term of service, arms and equipment furnished to the soldier, and remarks.
Arrangement
These records are arranged alphabetically by the names of each unit.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), United States Volunteers military rolls, Republic of Texas military rolls, Military rolls, Texas Adjutant General's Department. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1933/001
The earliest transfer of records from the Texas Adjutant General's Department to the Texas State Archives (reported in the Reports of the Commissioner of Agriculture, Insurance, Statistics, and History) was in 1905, of Republic muster rolls dated 1842. On February 21, 1934, the Texas Adjutant General's Department transferred "miscellaneous" rolls to the Texas State Archives, including some dating 1835-1844.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Processed by
Tony Black, July 1986
Alabama Volunteers:
Oversize Folder
401-714 4. Company G (Thomas N. Wood), April 23-October 23, 1842
Georgia Volunteers:
Oversize Folder
401-714 4. Company F (John B. Hoxey), April 23-October 23, 1842
Huntsville [Alabama] Rovers:
Map-case Folder
401-791 5. (Jeremiah Clemens), May 25, 1842
Mississippi Guards:
Oversize Folder
401-714 4. Company E (H. W. Allen), April 9-October 9, 1842
Missouri Invincibles:
Oversize Folder
401-714 4. (Alexander Stevenson), May 25-November 25, 1842
Mobile Alabama Volunteers:
Map-case Folder
401-791 5. Company B (Jack R. Everett), April 1, 1842
5. Company B (Jack R. Everett), August 19, 1842
Natchez Mustangs:
Oversize Folder
401-714 5. (Walter Hickey), undated (6 months)
New York Battalion:
Oversize Folder
401-714 5. New York Battalion (S. Henry Hitchcock), April 20, 1835
5. 2nd New York Battalion, Squadron of Cavalry (S. Henry Hitchcock), January 3, 1837
North Carolina Volunteers:
Oversize Folder
401-714 5. (John H. Harry), October 1, 1836
Tennessee Volunteers:
Map-case Folder
401-791 5. Company C (Augustus Williams), April 7-August 6, 1842
Union Guards:
Oversize Folder
401-714 5. (S. L. S. Ballowe), May 7-October 7, 1842



 

Army of the Republic military rolls, 1836-1842 (bulk 1839-1841),
1.8 cubic ft.

This series consists of 129 rolls, including muster rolls and receipt rolls (payrolls), of Companies A through I, 1st Regiment, Infantry, plus two cavalry companies, plus various detachments, of the Army of the Republic of Texas (or regular army). They date 1836-1842 (mostly 1839-1841). They are usually recorded on pre-printed forms. The receipt rolls do not include officers, and include the signature of each soldier. Information on each soldier normally includes: name, rank, enlistment date, enlistment period, by whom enlisted, where enlisted, to what time last paid, by whom last paid, amount of bounty paid and amount due, and remarks (transfers, promotions, resignations, illnesses, wounds, deaths, etc.).
Volume 401-1064 is a partial index to these rolls, with the name of each soldier (arranged roughly alphabetically), captain, date of enlistment, remarks, and file number (purpose unknown). It is rather difficult, however, to match an entry with a given muster roll; captains, as well as soldiers, tended to shift around from one company to another, and it is unknown whether all of the rolls referenced are still extant.
Enabling legislation for the Army of the Republic includes: Act to raise a regular army (November 24, 1835, calling for 1,120 men); Act for establishing rules and articles for government of the armies of the Republic of Texas (November 21, 1836); Joint Resolution authorizing the President to reorganize the army (November 30, 1836); Act to organize and fix the military establishment of the Republic of Texas [besides volunteers and mounted rifle corps and militia] (December 20, 1836, which authorized four regiments of infantry, with ten companies per regiment, one regiment of cavalry, and one regiment of artillery); Joint resolution for the relief of soldiers composing the late 1st Regiment of Infantry [which had been disbanded sometime after February 5, 1840] (December 10, 1841).
Arrangement
These records are arranged by company, and therein chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Army of the Republic military rolls, Republic of Texas military rolls, Military rolls, Texas Adjutant General's Department. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1933/001
The earliest transfer of records from the Texas Adjutant General's Department to the Texas State Archives (reported in the Reports of the Commissioner of Agriculture, Insurance, Statistics, and History) was in 1905, of Republic muster rolls dated 1842. On February 21, 1934, the Texas Adjutant General's Department transferred "miscellaneous" rolls to the Texas State Archives, including some dating 1835-1844.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Processed by
Tony Black, July 1986
1st Regiment, Infantry, Company A:
Map-case Folder
401-791 1. John Smith, December 31, 1836
Oversize Folder
401-715 1. William D. Redd, January 31-February 29, 1840
[2 copies]
1. William D. Redd, Enlistment to February 29, 1840
(payroll)
1. William D. Redd, February 29-April 30, 1840
1. William D. Redd, March 1-April 30, 1840
(payroll)
1. Adam Clendennin, April 30-June 30, 1840
2. Benjamin Y. Gillen, June 30-August 31, 1840
2. Benjamin Y. Gillen, June 30-December 31, 1840
2. Benjamin Y. Gillen, July 1-December 31, 1840
(payroll)
2. Daniel Lewis, December 31, 1840-March 25, 1841
2. Daniel Lewis, January 1-March 25, 1841
(payroll)
1st Regiment, Infantry, Company B:
Oversize Folder
401-715 3. Adam Clendennin, February 3-May 31, 1839
3. Adam Clendennin, Enlistment [February 3]-May 31, 1839
(payroll)
3. Adam Clendennin, August 31-October 31, 1839
3. Adam Clendennin, June 1-October 31, 1839
(payroll)
3. Adam Clendennin, December 31, 1839-February 29, 1840
3. Adam Clendennin, November 1, 1839-February 29, 1840
(payroll)
3. Adam Clendennin, December 31, 1839-June 30, 1840
3. Adam Clendennin, May 1-June 30, 1840
(payroll)
4. Samuel B. Carson, April 30-June 30, 1840
4. Samuel B. Carson, March 1-June 30, 1840
(payroll)
4. John P. C. Kennymore, December 31, 1840-May 8, 1841
1st Regiment, Infantry, Company C:
Oversize Folder
401-715 5. John C. Kennymore, December 13, 1838-April 30, 1839
5. John C. Kennymore, Enlistment- April 30, 1839
(payroll)
5. John C. Kennymore, August 31-October 31, 1839
5. John C. Kennymore, May 2-October 31, 1839
(payroll)
5. John C. Kennymore, December 31, 1839-February 29, 1840
5. John C. Kennymore, November 1, 1839-February 29, 1840
(payroll)
5. John C. Kennymore, February 2, 1840
(bounty)
5. John C. Kennymore, February 29-April 30, 1840
5. John C. Kennymore, March 1-April 30, 1840
(payroll)
6. George T. Howard, December 31, 1839-June 30, 1840
6. George T. Howard, May 1-June 30, 1840
(payroll)
6. George T. Howard, May 1-June 30, 1840
(non-commissioned staff, payroll)
6. George T. Howard, July 1-December 31, 1840
(payroll)
6. Martin Moran, December 31, 1840-May 8, 1841
6. D. C. Ogden, January 1-March 20, 1841
1st Regiment, Infantry, Company D:
Oversize Folder
401-715 7. George T. Howard, December 1, 1837-April 30, 1838
(payroll)
7. George T. Howard, June 20, 1839
(payroll)
7. George T. Howard, August 31-October 31, 1839
7. George T. Howard, Enlistment- October 31, 1839
(payroll)
8. John Holliday, December 31, 1839-February 29, 1840
8. John Holliday, December 31, 1839-February 29, 1840
(payroll)
8. John Holliday, December 31, 1839-June 30, 1840
8. John Holliday, March 1-June 30, 1840
(payroll)
8. John Holliday, December 31, 1840-May 8, 1841
8. John Holliday, July 1, 1840-May 8, 1841
(payroll)
1st Regiment, Infantry, Company E:
Map-case Folder
401-791 1. Martin K. Snell, December 1, 1836
Oversize Folder
401-715 9. Martin K. Snell [Company], September 19-October 5, 1838
9. Martin K. Snell, Recruits for Cavalry (Matagorda), October 6, 1838
(descriptive roll)
9. Mark B. Lewis, December 31, 1839-February 29, 1840
9. Mark B. Lewis, December 31, 1839-February 29, 1840
(payroll)
9. Mark B. Lewis, April 30-June 30, 1840
9. Mark B. Lewis, March 1-June 30, 1840
(payroll)
1st Regiment, Infantry, Company F:
Oversize Folder
401-715 10. James B. P. January, October 28-November 6, 1839
10. James B. P. January, December 31, 1839-February 29, 1840
10. James B. P. January, September 4, 1839-February 29, 1840
(payroll)
10. Lt. R. W. Lee, February 29-April 30, 1840
10. Lt. R. W. Lee, March 1-April 30, 1840
(payroll)
11. James B. P. January, May 1-June 30, 1840
11. James B. P. January, March 1-June 30, 1840
(payroll)
11. James B. P. January, July 1-August 31, 1840
11. James B. P. January, July 1-August 31, 1840
(payroll)
11. James B. P. January, November 1-December 31, 1840
11. James B. P. January, December 31, 1840-May 8, 1841
11. James B. P. January, Detachment on Ordnance Service at Austin Arsenal, December 31, 1840-February 28, 1841
1st Regiment, Infantry, Company G:
Oversize Folder
401-715 12. Duncan C. Ogden, December 10, 1839-June 30, 1840
12. Duncan C. Ogden, June 30-December 31, 1840
12. W. D. Houghton, December 31, 1840-May 8, 1841
12. W. D. Houghton, Enlistment-May 8, 1841
(payroll)
1st Regiment, Infantry, Company H:
Oversize Folder
401-716 13. G. F. Lawrence, November 19-December 31, 1839
13. G. F. Lawrence, Enlistment-December 31, 1839
(payroll)
Oversize Folder
401-716 13. M. B. Skerrett, April 19-August 31, 1839
(detachment)
13. M. B. Skerrett, May 1-August 31, 1839
(payroll, detachment of recruits)
13. M. B. Skerrett, June 30-August 31, 1840
13. M. B. Skerrett, January 1-August 31, 1840
(payroll)
13. M. B. Skerrett, February 28-March 15, 1841
14. M. B. Skerrett [?], Detachment of Recruits attached to Company H, Enlistment [June 12]-August 31, 1840
14. M. B. Skerrett [?], Detachment of Recruits attached to Company H, Enlistment-August 31, 1840
(payroll)
14. J. M. Wiehl, June 30-December 31, 1840
14. J. M. Wiehl, September 1-December 31, 1840
(payroll)
1st Regiment, Infantry, Company I:
Oversize Folder
401-716 15. G. F. Lawrence, April 19-December 31, 1839
15. G. F. Lawrence, Enlistment-December 31, 1839
(payroll)
15. Benjamin Y. Gillen, January 31-February 29, 1840
15. Benjamin Y. Gillen, Enlistment [December 6, 1839]-February 29, 1840
(payroll)
1st Regiment, Infantry, Company [ ]:
Oversize Folder
401-716 16. John Holliday, May 13, 1839
(payroll)
16. John Holliday, September 4-October 31, 1839
16. John Holliday, Enlistment [September 4]-October 31, 1839
(payroll)
1st Regiment, Infantry, Detachment:
Oversize Folder
401-716 16. P. L. Pillans, Enlistment [August 4, 1839]-April 11, 1841
16. P. L. Pillans, Enlistment-April 11, 1841
(payroll)
1st Regiment, Infantry, Detachment of Ordance:
Oversize Folder
401-716 17. James P. Goodall, Enlistment [November 19, 1839]- June 1, 1840
17. James P. Goodall, Enlistment-May 31, 1840
(payroll)
17. James P. Goodall, May 31-August 31, 1840
17. James P. Goodall, May 31-August 31, 1840
(payroll)
17. James P. Goodall, September 1-October 31, 1840
17. James P. Goodall, September 1-October 31, 1840
(payroll)
17. James P. Goodall, November 1-December 31, 1840
(payroll)
17. James P. Goodall, January 1-February 28, 1841
(payroll)
Company:
Oversize Folder
401-716 17. James P. Goodall, July 1, 1840-May 8, 1841
(payroll)
Ordnance Men:
Oversize Folder
401-716 17. James P. Goodall, April 30-September 30, 1841
Texas 1st Regiment, Infantry, Detachment:
Oversize Folder
401-716 18. J. B. Martin (Lt.), June 30-December 31, 1840
18. J. B. Martin (Lt.), December 31, 1840-February 28, 1841
Detachment:
Oversize Folder
401-716 18. J. B. Martin (Lt.), Enlistment [November 12, 1839]-March 18, 1841
18. J. B. Martin (Lt.), Enlistment-March 18, 1841
(payroll)
Ordnance Detachment:
Oversize Folder
401-716 18. J. B. Martin (Lt.), December 1, 1840-April 30, 1841
18. J. B. Martin (Lt.), Enlistment [December 5, 1940]-April 30, 1841
(payroll)
1st Regiment, Infantry, Detachment of Spies:
Oversize Folder
401-716 19. John L. Lynch, June 25-August 25, 1839
19. John L. Lynch, June 25-August 25, 1839
(payroll)
1st Regiment, Detachment of the Volunteer Army of the Republic of Texas [for protection of frontier; mounted]:
Oversize Folder
401-716 19. Williams G. Evans (Lt.), July 20-September 20, 1839
19. Williams G. Evans (Lt.), March 20-September 20, 1839
(payroll)
19. Williams G. Evans (Lt.), March 20-September 20, 1839
(payroll extract)
19. Williams G. Evans (Lt.), October 29, 1839
(deductions from pay)
1st Regiment, Permanent Volunteers, Army of the Republic of Texas [detached service]:
Oversize Folder
401-716 19. Andrew Neill, January 1-February 28, 1837
19. Andrew Neill, February 28-April 28, 1837
Volunteers, Army of the Republic of Texas:
Oversize Folder
401-716 19. Samuel Bogart, March 11-May 4, 1842
Volunteers (Houston) [Army of the Republic of Texas]:
Oversize Folder
401-716 19. Constantius Peirce, March 7-June 6, 1840
1st Regiment, Infantry, Field and Staff:
Oversize Folder
401-716 20. Edward Burleson, September 1-October 31, 1839
20. Edward Burleson, November 1-December 31, 1839
20. Edward Burleson, January 1-February 28, 1840
20. William G. Cooke, June 30-December 31, 1840
20. William G. Cooke, February 20-April 30, 1841
2nd Regiment, 1st Brigade, Company D:
Map-case Folder
401-791 1. E. S. C. Robertson, October 17-November 10, 1842
Companies [Texas Army of the Republic]:
Oversize Folder
401-716 21. C. C. Hornsby (Lt.), September 1-May 8, 1841
(payroll)
21. J. B. Reavis (Lt.), January 1-March 20, 1841
(payroll)
21. Scott (Lt.), July 1, 1840-May 8, 1841
(payroll)
21. Sutton (Lt.), January 1-March 15, 1841
(payroll)
1st Regiment, Cavalry:
Oversize Folder
401-716 22. Samuel W. Jordan, March 1-April 12, 1838
1st Regiment, Cavalry, Company B:
Oversize Folder
401-716 22. L. C. D'Antignac, November 1, 1837-January 1, 1838



 

Republic of Texas Militia military rolls, 1836-1845 (bulk 1838-1839),
4.01 cubic ft.

This series consists of approximately 362 muster rolls and receipt rolls, of companies commanded by approximately 145 captains, dating 1836-1845 (the bulk of them 1838-1839). This series had previously been arranged into "Militia,""Rangers," and "Volunteers," distinctions which were artificial. Lines of organization and chains of command were extremely fluid during the Republic; "ranger" captains apparently reported to militia colonels. Furthermore, terminology was fairly loose: the terms "rangers,""mounted volunteers,""mounted gunmen,""mounted riflemen," and "spies," were apparently synonymous. The item inventory to these rolls has retained the designation(s) used on each particular roll, including the county whenever cited. Pre-printed forms were often used. Receipt rolls include officers, and also original signatures. Information on each soldier varies, but may include: name, rank, date and place of enrollment, date of discharge, remarks, and sometimes information on horses, accoutrements, rations, etc.
Arrangement
These records are arranged alphabetically by the name of the company captain, and chronologically under each captain.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Republic of Texas Militia military rolls, Republic of Texas military rolls, Military rolls, Texas Adjutant General's Department. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1933/001 and unknown others
The earliest transfer of records from the Texas Adjutant General's Department to the Texas State Archives (reported in the Reports of the Commissioner of Agriculture, Insurance, Statistics, and History) was in 1905, of Republic muster rolls dated 1842. On February 21, 1934, the Texas Adjutant General's Department transferred "miscellaneous" rolls to the Texas State Archives, including some dating 1835-1844.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Processed by
Tony Black, July 1986
Adams, Solomon--Houston County Rangers, Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-717 1. February 8-May 8, 1839
1. February 8-May 8, 1839
(payroll)
1. May 9-August 9, 1839
1. May 9-August 9, 1839
(payroll)
Allen, John M.--Galveston Invincibles, Company D, Texas Infantry [Lipantitlan]:
Oversize Folder
401-717 1. April 8-September 8, 1842
Allen, John M.--Galveston Invincibles, 4th Regiment, Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-717 1. April 8[-October 8], 1842
Andrews, Micah--Rangers:
Oversize Folder
401-717 1. March 10-June 10, 1839
1. March 10-June 10, 1839
(payroll)
Arnold, Hayden--Nacogdoches Town Company, Texas Militia:
Map-case Folder
401-791 2. October 3-November 16, 1838
Oversize Folder
401-717 2. October 5-November 16, 1838
(payroll)
Askins, Wesley--Mounted Gunmen [4th Brigade, Texas Militia]:
Oversize Folder
401-717 2. October 1-31, 1840
Augustine, H. W.--Mounted Volunteers, August Campaign against the Mexicans, 1838:
Oversize Folder
401-717 2. August 8-22, 1838
2. August 8-22, 1838
[3 copies]
(payroll)
Bell, P. Hansbrough--Corpus Christi Rangers:
Map-case Folder
401-791 3. February 28-May 28, 1845
3. May 28-August 28, 1845
(muster roll and payroll)
3. June 28-August 28, 1845
3. September 10-December 10, 1845
Bennett, Joseph L.--Mounted Gunmen:
Oversize Folder
401-717 3. July 28-September 3, 1839
3. July 28-September 3, 1839
(payroll)
Berry, J. G.--Mounted Volunteers, San Augustine County, 1st Regiment, 3rd Brigade, Texas Militia:
Map-case Folder
401-791 2. July 19-August 10, 1839
Oversize Folder
401-717 3. July 19-August 10, 1839
(payroll)
Bicknell, William--Texas Volunteers:
Oversize Folder
401-717 4. 1836
(2 months, 16 days)
4. 1838
(14 days)
Bird, John*/ Brookshire, Nathaniel--Mounted Volunteers, Texas Militia:
(*killed in battle, May 26, 1839)
Oversize Folder
401-717 4. April 24-July 24, 1839
4. April 24-July 24, 1839
[2 copies]
(payroll)
Birdwell, George--Mounted Riflemen, 1st Regiment, 4th Brigade, Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-717 4. November 17, 1838-January 7, 1839
4. November 17, 1838-January 7, 1839
(payroll)
Black, G. K.--Mounted Rangers:
Oversize Folder
401-717 5. October 22, 1839-January 29, 1840
5. October 22, 1839-January 29, 1840
(payroll)
Bourland, James--Company (against the hostile Indians, encamped on the headwaters of the Trinity River):
Oversize Folder
401-717 5. [6 months] spring, 1841
Bowen, Thomas J. (1st Lt.)--"Jordan's Company" (Bexar):
Oversize Folder
401-717 5. April 11-June 11, 1838
Bowen, William--Company in the South Western Army:
Oversize Folder
401-717 5. October 1 [27], 1842
Box, James E.--Mounted Volunteers, 2nd Regiment, 3rd Brigade, Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-717 5. October 14, 1838-January 14, 1839
5. October 14, 1838-January 14, 1839
(payroll)
5. February 4-March 25, 1839
5. February 4-March 25, 1839
(payroll)
Box, James E., Houston County Rangers [Texas Militia]:
Oversize Folder
401-717 5. March 26-October 18, 1839
5. March 26-October 18, 1839
(payroll)
Box, Samuel C.--Company [Texas Militia][mounted]:
Oversize Folder
401-717 6. August 7-September 24, 1838
6. August 7-September 24, 1838
(payroll)
Bradshaw, James--Mounted Riflemen [3rd Brigade, Texas Militia]:
Oversize Folder
401-717 6. October 10-December 1, 1838
6. October 10-November 1, 1838
(payroll)
Brennan, Thomas H. (Lt.)--Artillery Company, (Jefferson County) 1st Regiment, Mounted Gunmen, Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-717 6. September 14-November 22, 1839
6. September 2-December 4, 1839
(payroll)
Brookfield, William C.--Mounted Rangers [Mustang Hoosiers?] [Texas Militia]:
Oversize Folder
401-717 7. October 12-24, 1838
7. October 12-24, 1838
(payroll)
Brooks, T. G.--San Augustine Volunteers [3rd Brigade, Texas Militia]:
Oversize Folder
401-717 7. October 29-November 29, 1838
7. October 29-November 29, 1838
(payroll)
Brookshire, Nathaniel
[see Bird, John]
Brown, Squire--Mounted Gunmen, 1st Regiment, [4th] Brigade, Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-717 7. August 30-December 28, 1838
7. August 30-December 28, 1838
(payroll)
Caddel, Andrew--2nd Regiment, 3rd Brigade [mounted], Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-717 8. August 16-29, 1838
8. August 16-29, 1838
(payroll)
Caddel, Andrew--1st Regiment, 3rd Brigade:
Oversize Folder
401-717 8. November 1-15, 1838
8. November 1-15, 1838
(payroll)
Cady, D. C. (Lt./Capt.)/ Coleman, A. (Lt.)*--Travis County Ranging Corps (Austin):
(*resigned, June 20, 1845)
Oversize Folder
401-717 8. May 20-August 20, 1845
(muster and payroll)
8. May 20-August 20, 1845
(payroll)
8. August 20-October 1, 1845
(payroll)
Caldwell, Matthew--Gonzales Rangers:
Oversize Folder
401-717 8. March 16-June 16, 1839
8. March 16-June 16, 1839
(payroll)
8. [November 16,] 1840
(53 days) (payroll)
Carroll, N. H.--Company C, 1st Regiment, Mounted Gunmen:
Oversize Folder
401-717 9. September 15-November 22, 1839
9. September 15-December 1, 1839
(payroll)
Carter, James (Lt. Col.)--Field & Staff, 2nd Regiment, 3rd Brigade [Nacogdoches], Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-717 9. November 28-December 12, 1838
Castro (Captain)--Indians who volunteered (against Comanches):
Oversize Folder
401-717 9. January 25-February 25, 1839
9. January 25-February 25, 1839
(payroll)
Chance, J. B.--Washington Guards:
Oversize Folder
401-717 9. April 7, 1836
[photostat]
Chisholm, Claiborn--Mounted Rangers [1st Regiment, 4th Brigade, Texas Militia]:
Oversize Folder
401-717 10. June 9-September 9, 1838
10. June 9-September 9, 1838
(payroll)
Cleveland, James W.--Mounted Rangers [3rd Brigade, Texas Militia]:
Oversize Folder
401-717 10. January 6-February 5, 1839
10. January 6-February 5, 1839
(payroll)
Coleman, A. (Lt.)--Travis Rangers/Austin Rangers:
[see also Cady, D. C.]
Oversize Folder
401-717 10. February 20-May 20, 1845
(payroll)
Collins, Stephen--Mounted Volunteers, Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-717 11. October 12-November 26, 1838
11. October 12-November 26, 1838
(payroll)
Craddock, John R.--Mounted Riflemen/Gunmen, B Company, 1st Regiment, 4th Brigade, Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-717 11. September 6, 1838-January 7, 1839
11. September 6, 1838-January 7, 1839
(payroll)
Creery, J. A. (Lt.)
[see Garrett, John]
Daniels, Joseph--(Milam Guards) (Houston) Company A, 2nd Brigade, Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-717 11. November 15, 1838-February 15, 1839
11. November 15, 1838-February 14, 1839
Davis, H. Clay--Corps of Corpus Christi Rangers:
"(employed by H. L. Kinney to act as soldiers for protection of citizens of Corpus Christi)"
Oversize Folder
401-717 12. November 14, 1844-January 28, 1845
(payroll)
12. January 28-February 28, 1845
12. January 28-February 28, 1845
(payroll)
Davis, Samuel--Company D, 1st Regiment, Mounted Gunmen, Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-717 12. September 10-November 22, 1839
12. September 10-November 27, 1839
(payroll)
Dawson, Nicholas Mosby--Volunteers [Company B, 1st Regiment]:
Oversize Folder
401-717 12. January 29-November 12, 1836
Denton, John B.--Mounted Volunteers, 1st Regiment, Infantry:
Oversize Folder
401-718 13. July 15-August 15, 1839
13. July 15-August 15, 1839
(payroll)
Douglass, K. H. (Brigadier General)--Brigade Staff, 3rd Brigade, Texas Militia, Campaign of August 1838:
Oversize Folder
401-718 13. August 8-24, 1838
13. September 5, 1838-February 11, 1839
Douglass, K. H. (Brigadier General)--Brigadier General's Staff, 3rd Brigade, Texas Militia, The Texian Army (vs. Cherokees):
Oversize Folder
401-718 13. June 29-August 5, 1839
Doyle, Nimrod--Volunteer Rangers, Robertson County:
Oversize Folder
401-718 13. March 8-June 10, 1839
13. March 8-June 8, 1839
(payroll)
Durst, James H.--Mounted Rangers [3rd Brigade, Texas Militia]:
[Indians]
Oversize Folder
401-718 14. December 1, 1838-January 25, 1839
14. December 1, 1838-January 25, 1839
(payroll)
Durst, John--Mounted Volunteers [3rd Brigade] Mt. Sterling Settlement, Nacogdoches County:
Oversize Folder
401-718 14. October 10-20, 1838
Durst, John--Mounted Gunmen, Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-718 14. November 17-December 11, 1838
Durst, Joseph--Mounted Rangers [3rd Brigade, Texas Militia]:
Oversize Folder
401-718 14. August 15-September 27, 1839
14. August 15-September 27, 1839
(payroll)
Dyer, Dickson/Gillian, James*--Mounted Riflemen, 1st Regiment, 4th Brigade, Texas Militia:
(*resigned December 5, 1838)
Oversize Folder
401-718 15. September 6, 1838-January 7, 1839
15. September 6, 1838-January 7, 1839
(payroll)
Dyer, John H. (Brig. General)--General Staff, 4th Brigade, Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-718 15. September 6, 1838-January 7, 1839
Edmondson [Edmonson], William--Mounted Riflemen, 1st Regiment, 4th Brigade, Texas Militia:
Map-case Folder
401-791 2. September 6, 1838-January 7, 1839
Oversize Folder
401-718 15. September 6, 1838-January 7, 1839
(payroll)
Emberson, John--Volunteer Company of Rangers, Red River and Fannin Counties, 2nd Regiment, 4th Brigade, Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-718 16. March 16-September 16, 1839
16. March 16-September 16, 1839
(payroll)
16. March 16-September 16, 1839
(payroll extract)
English, George--Mounted Volunteers, 3rd Regiment, 3rd Brigade, Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-718 16. August 6-26, 1838
16. August 10-26, 1838
(payroll)
16. October 10, 1838-January 13, 1839
16. October 10, 1838-January 13, 1839
(payroll)
16. August 8, 1838-January 13, 1839
[2 copies]
(payroll extract)
Erath, George B.--Rangers, Milam County:
Oversize Folder
401-718 16. March 8-June 8, 1839
16. March 8-June 8, 1839
(payroll)
Ferguson, Joseph--3rd Regiment, 3rd Brigade, Texas Militia [mounted]:
Oversize Folder
401-718 17. December 8, 1838-March 8, 1839
17. December 8, 1838-March 8, 1839
(payroll)
Fisher, James--Detachment of Mounted Men (on the Angelina), 2nd Regiment, 3rd Brigade, Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-718 17. September 14-October 3, 1838
17. September 14-October 3, 1838
(payroll)
Gaines, John B.--Mounted Gunmen [3rd Regiment, 3rd Brigade, Texas Militia]:
Oversize Folder
401-718 18. November 1, 1838-February 1, 1839
18. November 1, 1838-February 1, 1839
(payroll)
Garrett, John*/ Creery, J. A. (Lt.)--Volunteers (Houston), Texas Militia:
(*resigned, June 10, 1839)
Oversize Folder
401-718 18. April 8-August 8, 1839
18. April 8-August 8, 1839
(payroll)
Garrison, Mitchel--3rd Regiment, [3rd Brigade], Texas Militia [Republic of Texas Militia Volunteers] (Shelby County):
Oversize Folder
401-718 18. June 28-August 10, 1839
18. June 28-August 10, 1839
(payroll)
Gill, John P.--Company B (Brazoria County), 1st Regiment, Mounted Gunmen, Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-718 19. September 14-November 22, 1839
19. September 6-December 1, 1839
(payroll)
Gill, John P.--Mounted Volunteers (Columbia):
Oversize Folder
401-718 19. March 20-June 20, 1842
Gillian, James
[see Dyer, Dickson]
Gonzales, Jose Maria--Mounted Volunteers, Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-718 19. September 8-November 21, 1839
19. September 10-November 21, 1839
(payroll)
Goodloe [Goodlow], Robert K.--Mounted Gunmen, San Augustine Volunteers [3rd Brigade, Texas Militia]:
Oversize Folder
401-718 20. August 12-September 1, 1838
20. August 12-September 1, 1838
(payroll)
20. August 12-September 1, 1838
(payroll extract)
Grier (Captain)--Company:
Oversize Folder
401-718 20. July 1-October 16, 1841
(payroll)
Haley, Richard--3rd Regiment, 3rd Brigade, Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-718 20. October 10, 1838-January 10, 1839
20. October 14, 1838-January 10, 1839
(payroll)
Haley, Richard--Mounted Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-718 20. July 9-August 10, 1839
20. July 9-August 10, 1839
(payroll)
Hall, John L.--Company in expedition to three forks of Trinity against Indians (Houston County):
Oversize Folder
401-718 20. summer 1841
(payroll)
Hallund, W. V. R.
[see Young, William F.]
Hamilton, J. E.--Mounted Rangers [San Augustine County] [3rd Brigade, Texas Militia]:
Oversize Folder
401-718 20. July 22-August 10, 1839
20. July 22-August 10, 1839
(payroll)
Hamilton, Robert S.--Mounted Riflemen, 1st Regiment, 4th Brigade, [Texas Militia]:
Oversize Folder
401-718 21. September 6, 1838-January 7, 1839
21. September 6, 1838-January 7, 1839
(payroll)
Hanks, W. W.--Infantry or Riflemen [1st Regiment, 3rd Brigade, Texas Militia], August Campaign against hostile Mexicans and Indians, 1838:
Oversize Folder
401-718 21. August 6-22, 1838
21. August 6-22, 1838
(payroll)
Hart, John--Fannin County Mounted Gunmen [2nd Regiment, 4th Brigade, Texas Militia]:
Oversize Folder
401-718 21. November 19, 1838-January 7, 1839
21. November 19, 1838-January 1, 1839
(payroll)
Hays, John C.--Company of Spies [for protection of Bexar County]:
Oversize Folder
401-718 22. January 10-May 10, 1841
22. January 10-May 9, 1841
(payroll)
22. June 1-August 31, 1841
(payroll)
22. September 1-October 1, 1841
22. September 1-October 1, 1841
(payroll)
22. February 20-March 31, 1843
(payroll)
22. April 1-May 31, 1843
(payroll)
22. June 1-July 31, 1843
(payroll)
22. August 1-September 30, 1843
(payroll)
22. October 1-November 10, 1843
(payroll)
Hays, John C.--Company of Rangers on Northwestern and Southwestern Frontier:
Oversize Folder
401-718 23. February 25-April 25, 1844
(payroll)
23. June 27-August 27, 1844
23. August 28-October 28, 1844
[2 copies]
23. June 27-October 28, 1844
(payroll)
23. October 29-December 29, 1844
23. October 29-December 29, 1844
(payroll)
23. December 30, 1844-February 11, 1845
(payroll)
23. February 12-May 11, 1845
(muster and payroll)
23. May 12-August 12, 1845
(muster and payroll)
23. August 12, 1845
Map-case Folder
401-791 4. February 25-June 26, 1844
(payroll)
4. June 27-October 28, 1844
(muster and payroll)
4. August 12-September 28, 1845
(muster and payroll)
Hoggart, James--Mounted Volunteers [1st Regiment, 3rd Brigade, Texas Militia]:
Oversize Folder
401-718 24. November 1-18, 1838
24. November 1-18, 1838
(payroll)
Hooper, G. W.--Mounted Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-718 24. August 9-27, 1838
24. August 9-27, 1838
(payroll)
Hopkins, James E.--Mounted Riflemen, 1st Regiment, 4th Brigade, Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-718 24. September 6, 1838-January 7, 1839
24. September 6, 1838-January 7, 1839
(payroll)
Horton, Albert C.--Volunteers:
Oversize Folder
401-719 25. March 6, 1842
25. September 12, 1842
Horton, Alexander--Mounted Volunteers 1st Regiment, Texas Militia Campaign against Mexicans and Indians, 1838:
Oversize Folder
401-719 25. August 8-22, 1838
25. August 8-22, 1838
(payroll)
Hyde, James G. (1st Lt.)--Mounted Gunmen [3rd Brigade, Texas Militia]:
Oversize Folder
401-719 25. November 1-30, 1838
25. November 1-30, 1838
(payroll)
Inman, John--Volunteers [mounted], 3rd Regiment, 3rd Brigade, Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-719 25. July 9-August 10, 1839
25. July 9-August 10, 1839
(payroll)
January, James P. B.--Company of Volunteers:
Oversize Folder
401-719 26. August 3-27, 1841
Jordan, Alexander--Mounted Rangers [Nacogdoches] [3rd Brigade, Texas Militia]:
Oversize Folder
401-719 26. June 21-August 5, 1839
26. June 21-August 5, 1839
(payroll)
Journey, N. T.--Mounted Rangers [2nd Regiment, 4th Brigade, Texas Militia]:
Oversize Folder
401-719 26. September 14, 1838-March 13, 1839
26. September 14, 1838-March 13, 1839
(payroll)
Keeling, William M.--Company of Infantry [Volunteers] [3rd Regiment, Texas Volunteers]:
Oversize Folder
401-719 26. August 9-23, 1838
26. August 9-23, 1838
(payroll)
Kimbro, William--Mounted Volunteers, 1st Regiment, 3rd Brigade, Texas Militia:
Map-case Folder
401-791 2. October 24-November 25, 1838
Oversize Folder
401-719 27. October 24-November 25, 1838
(payroll)
27. July 15-August 10, 1839
27. July 15-August 10, 1839
(payroll)
Laird, David--Infantry or Riflemen [1st Regiment, 3rd Brigade, Texas Militia] August Campaign against hostile Mexicans and Indians, 1838:
Oversize Folder
401-719 27. August 6-22, 1838
[2 copies]
27. August 6-22, 1838
(payroll)
Landrum, W. H. (Col.)--Staff Officers, 3rd Regiment, 3rd Brigade, Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-719 27. August 10-26, 1838
[2 copies]
27. September 20, 1838-January 10, 1839
[2 copies]
Landrum, W. H. (Col.)--Field & Staff, Regiment of Mounted Gunmen [3rd Regiment, Texas Militia]:
Oversize Folder
401-719 27. June 28-August 10, 1839
Lewis, Mark B.--Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-719 28. March 2-September 9, 1839
28. March 2-September 9, 1839
(payroll)
28. March 2-September 9, 1839
(payroll extract)
Long, George W.--Company F, 1st Regiment, Mounted Gunmen, Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-719 28. September 9-November 22, 1839
28. September 9-November 30, 1839
(payroll)
Long, James D.--2nd Regiment, 3rd Brigade, Texas Militia (Nacogdoches):
Oversize Folder
401-719 28. August 5-25, 1839
28. August 5-25, 1839
(payroll)
McKim, James--Mounted Militia, Sabine County [3rd Brigade]:
Oversize Folder
401-719 29. July 9-August 10, 1839
29. July 9-August 10, 1839
(payroll)
McLane, Ephraim
[see Wilson, William F.]
Mabbitt, L. H.--Mounted Volunteers/Mounted Men, Shelby County:
Oversize Folder
401-719 29. August 26-November 13, 1844
(muster and final roll)
Matthews, James D.--Mounted Rangers, Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-719 29. March 8-June 8, 1839
29. March 8-June 8, 1839
(payroll)
Medford, Isam--Mounted Gunmen, 2nd Regiment, 3rd Brigade, [Texas Militia]:
Oversize Folder
401-719 30. October 26-November 12, 1838
30. October 27-November 12, 1838
(payroll)
30. November 16, 1838-January 3, 1839
30. November 16, 1838-January 3, 1839
(payroll)
Menefee, John S.--[Texas] Volunteers (Texana):
Oversize Folder
401-719 30. March 6-June 6, 1842
Menchaca, Antonio--Mounted Men (Regu...) (Municipality of Bexar):
Oversize Folder
401-719 30. October 1836-March 1837)
Merrill, Nelson--Bastrop Rangers [Texas Militia]:
Oversize Folder
401-719 30. June 10-September 10, 1839
30. June 10-September 10, 1839
(payroll)
30. June 10-September 10, 1839
(payroll extract)
Middleton, John W.--Ranging Company [Sabine?]:
Oversize Folder
401-719 31. July 15-August 14, 1839
31. July 1-August 14, 1839
[2 copies]
(payroll)
Mix, Joseph R.
[see Scurlock, William R.; see Sims, Samuel W.]
Montague, Daniel (Lt. Col.)--Field & Staff, 2nd Regiment, 4th Brigade, Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-719 31. September 14, 1838-January 1, 1839
Muckelroy, David--Mounted Company (Nacogdoches), 3rd Regiment, 2nd Brigade, Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-719 31. August 9-22, 1838
31. August 9-22, 1838
(payroll)
Neill, J. C. (Col.)--Field & Staff, Regiment of Mounted Volunteers:
Oversize Folder
401-719 32. October 5-November 22, 1839
[2 copies]
Norton, D. O.--Mounted Riflemen, raised from the 3rd and 5th Regiments, 4th Brigade, Texas Militia [Bowie County]:
Oversize Folder
401-719 32. June 16-July 1, 1843
Oneal, James R.--Volunteer Company of Spies, Frontier of Fannin County:
Oversize Folder
401-719 32. June 8-September 8, 1838
32. June 8-September 8, 1838
(payroll)
Ownby, James P.--Texas Militia [mounted]:
Oversize Folder
401-719 33. March 2-September 9, 1839
33. March 2-September 9, 1839
(payroll)
Panther--Company of Shawnee Indians [3rd Brigade] [mounted]:
Oversize Folder
401-719 33. November 25, 1838-January 25, 1839
33. November 25, 1838-January 25, 1839
(payroll)
Perez, Antonio--Spy Company (San Antonio):
Oversize Folder
401-719 33. January 20-May 20, 1841
33. January 20-May 20, 1841
(payroll)
Pollitt, George--Company of Guards for the Baggage Wagons under command of Gen. Thomas Rusk:
Oversize Folder
401-719 34. October 12, 1838-January 2, 1839
34. October 12, 1838-January 2, 1839
(payroll)
Price, J. P.--Company:
Oversize Folder
401-719 34. July 23, 1836
Price, John T.--Company of Spies, Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-719 34. January 3-May 2, 1841
34. January 3-May 2, 1841
(payroll)
Price, John T.--Volunteers (Victoria County):
Oversize Folder
401-719 34. March 3, 1842
Price, John T. (Lt.)--Goliad and Refugio Ranger Corps/Volunteers:
Oversize Folder
401-719 34. March 14-June 14, 1845
Price, John T. (Lt.)--Rangers/Mounted Volunteers (Goliad):
Oversize Folder
401-719 34. June 14-August 28, 1845
Reed, Henry--1st Regiment, Mounted Gunmen:
Oversize Folder
401-719 34. October 3-November 22, 1839
34. October 10-November 22, 1839
(payroll)
Reily, James--(Nacogdoches Guards) [mounted] 2nd Regiment, 3rd Brigade, Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-719 35. August 9-24, 1838
35. August 9-24, 1838
(payroll)
Renfro, David--Mounted Militia, Sabine County [3rd Regiment, 3rd Brigade, Texas Militia]:
Oversize Folder
401-719 35. August 12-26, 1838
35. (payroll) August 12-26, 1838
Renfro, David--Mounted Gunmen (vs. Cherokee):
Oversize Folder
401-719 35. October 17-November 9, 1838
[2 copies]
35. October 17-November 9, 1838
(payroll)
Roberts, Mark R.--Fannin County (Mounted) Rangers [2nd Regiment, 4th Brigade, Texas Militia]:
Oversize Folder
401-719 35. January 14-April 13, 1839
35. January 14-April 13, 1839
(payroll)
35. September 16, 1839-March 16, 1840
35. September 16-December 31, 1839
(payroll)
35. September 16-December 31, 1839
(payroll extract)
Ross, John--Buchanan Guard:
Oversize Folder
401-719 36. undated
Rugeley, John--Mounted Volunteers:
Oversize Folder
401-719 36. March 6-April 13, 1842
Rusk, David--Mounted Riflemen [Texas Militia]:
Oversize Folder
401-719 36. August 8-22, 1838
36. August 8-22, 1838
(payroll)
Rusk, Thomas J. (Colonel)--Field & Staff, 3rd Regiment, Texas Volunteers:
Oversize Folder
401-719 36. July 9-August 5, 1838
Rusk, Thomas J. (Major General)--General Staff, Campaign of 1838 and 1839:
Oversize Folder
401-719 36. August 4, 1838-February 1, 1839
36. October 14, 1839
[2 copies]
(abstract of payments)
Russell, Eli--Company under command of Major B. C. Walters, Texas Militia [mounted]:
Oversize Folder
401-720 37. September 2-November 15, 1838
37. September 2-November 15, 1838
(payroll)
Sanchez, Lewis [Louis, Luis]--[ ] Regiment, 3rd Brigade, Texas Militia [mounted]:
Oversize Folder
401-720 37. August 5-27, 1838
37. August 5-27, 1838
(payroll)
37. September 7, 1838-January 27, 1839
37. September 7, 1838-January 27, 1839
(payroll)
Sanchez, Lewis [Louis, Luis]--Mounted Gunmen:
Oversize Folder
401-720 37. June 15-July 22, 1839
37. June 15-July 21, 1839
(payroll)
Scurlock, William R./ Mix, Joseph R.*--Mounted Riflemen, 1st Regiment, 4th Brigade, Texas Militia:
(*promoted to colonel, November 28, 1838)
Oversize Folder
401-720 37. September 6, 1838-January 7, 1839
37. September 6, 1838-January 7, 1839
(payroll)
Shaw, Orson--Company:
Oversize Folder
401-720 38. July 23, 1836
Shaw, J. C./ Stone, D. S./ and Saefeld, C.--Drafted Men:
(3 companies, one roll)
Oversize Folder
401-720 38. undated
Shearer, R. H. (Lt.)--Platoon of Infantry [Volunteers]:
Oversize Folder
401-720 38. August 30-November 30, 1838
38. August 30-November 30, 1838
(payroll)
Simpson, John P. (1st Lt.)--Detachment of Fannin County Mounted Gunmen, 2nd Regiment, 4th Brigade, Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-720 38. December 1-28, 1838
38. December 1, 1838-January 14, 1839
(payroll)
Sims, Isham--Guards for Mexican prisoners at Nacogdoches [Texas Militia]:
Oversize Folder
401-720 38. August 22-October 21, [1838]
38. August 22-October 21, 1838
(payroll)
Sims, James W.--Volunteer Mounted Riflemen (Red River County) 1st Regiment, 4th Brigade, Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-720 39. August 2-November, 2, 1839
39. August 2-November 2, 1839
(payroll)
Sims, Samuel W. (Col.)*/, Mix, Joseph R. (Col.)--Field & Staff, Mounted Gunmen, 1st Regiment, 4th Brigade, Texas Militia:
(*resigned, November 28, 1838)
Oversize Folder
401-720 39. September 6, 1838-January 7, 1839
Sloan, Robert--Fannin County Mounted Rangers [2nd Regiment, 4th Brigade, Texas Militia]:
Oversize Folder
401-720 39. September 14, 1838-January 14, 1839
39. September 14, 1838-January 14, 1839
(payroll)
Smith, H. M.--Volunteer Rangers:
Map-case Folder
401-791 4. March 1-September 2, 1839
Oversize Folder
401-720 40. March 1-September 2, 1839
(payroll)
Smith, James--Nacogdoches Mounted Volunteers:
Oversize Folder
401-720 40. April 11-July 11, 1836
Smith, James--Mounted Volunteers/Spies 2nd Regiment, 3rd Brigade, Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-720 40. October 7-December 1, 1838
40. October 7-December 1, 1838
(payroll)
Smith, John M.--Volunteers, Regiment of Volunteers (Victoria County):
Oversize Folder
401-720 40. March 6, 1842
Smith, Robert W.--Texas Militia (Nacogdoches) [mounted]:
Oversize Folder
401-720 41. August 8-21, 1838
41. August 8-21, 1838
(payroll)
41. October 10-21, 1838
41. October 10-21, 1838
(payroll)
41. November 8-20, 1838
41. November 8-20, 1838
(payroll)
Smith, Robert W.--Volunteers [3rd Brigade, Texas Militia]:
Oversize Folder
401-720 41. June 28-August 5, 1839
Smith, Thomas I. (Lt.)--Robertson County Rangers [company/detachment] [mustered into service of the U.S.]:
Oversize Folder
401-720 41. February 16, 1845
41. September 15-December 15, 1845
[2 copies]
Snively, J.--Mounted Rangers [Texas Militia]:
Oversize Folder
401-720 41. September 14-December 13, 1838
41. September 14-December 13, 1838
(payroll)
Snively, J. (Lt. Col.)--Field & Staff (under command of Brigadier General K. H. Douglass), Mounted Rangers, [3rd Brigade], Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-720 41. January 6-February 2, 1839
Sowell, Joseph--Fannin County Militia, 2nd Regiment, 4th Brigade, Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-720 42. August 1-31, 1839
42. August 1-31, 1839
(payroll)
Sparks, William C. (Col.)--Field & Staff, 2nd Regiment, 3rd Brigade, Texas Militia [Nacogdoches]:
Oversize Folder
401-720 42. August 5-22, 1838
42. October 17-November 13, 1838
Stephens, H. B.--Mounted Rangers (Nacogdoches County) [2nd Regiment, 3rd Brigade, Texas Militia]:
Oversize Folder
401-720 42. August 4-21, 1838
42. August 4-21, 1838
(payroll)
42. August 22-September 15, 1838
42. August 22-September 15, 1838
(payroll)
Sterne, Adolphus--Mounted Rangers [Nacogdoches County]:
Oversize Folder
401-720 43. July 8-October 16, 1840
Stiff, Jesse--Fannin County Volunteers/Mounted Gunmen/Mounted Rangers 2nd Regiment, 4th Brigade, Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-720 43. December 2-29, 1838
43. December 2-30, 1838
(payroll)
Stiff, Jesse--Fannin County Guards:
Oversize Folder
401-720 43. April 22, 1842
Stone, D. S.--Company [of draftees]:
[see also Shaw, J. C.]
Oversize Folder
401-720 43. undated
Stout, W. B.--Rangers, Red River County, 1st Regiment, 4th Brigade, Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-720 43. November 26, 1838-May 26, 1839
43. November 26, 1838-May 26, 1839
(payroll)
43. April 22-May 2, 1840
Tarrant, E. H.--Mounted Riflemen/Gunmen:
Oversize Folder
401-720 44. September 6, 1838-January 7, 1839
44. September 6, 1838-January 7, 1839
(payroll)
Teal, R. Y. (Lt.)--Rangers, Milam County:
Oversize Folder
401-720 44. September 5-December 5, 1845
(muster and payroll)
Timmins, James F.--Mounted Gunmen [3rd Brigade, Texas Militia]:
Oversize Folder
401-720 44. August 14-25, 1838
44. August 14-25, 1838
(payroll)
44. October 12, 1838-February 6, 1839
44. October 12, 1838-February 6, 1839
(payroll)
Tipps, Peter--Mounted Volunteers, 2nd Regiment [Nacogdoches]:
Oversize Folder
401-720 45. July 13-August 5, 1839
45. July 13-August 5, 1839
(payroll)
Todd, Jackson--Mounted Volunteers [3rd Brigade, Texas Militia]:
Oversize Folder
401-720 45. November 19-December 1, 1838
45. November 19-December 1, 1838
(payroll)
45. June 28-August 5, 1839
45. June 28-August 5, 1839
(payroll)
Tumlinson, J. J.--Spy Company, 1st Regiment, Mounted Gunmen [Texas Militia]:
("spy company, which like the artillery was formed from the different companies composing the Regiment")
Oversize Folder
401-720 45. October 13-November 22, 1839
45. October 13-November 22, 1839
(payroll)
Vansickle, B. A.--Mounted Volunteers [3rd Brigade, Texas Militia]:
Oversize Folder
401-720 46. July 1-August 5, 1839
46. July 1-August 5, 1839
(payroll)
Walters, B. C. (Maj.)--Staff, Mounted Rangers:
Oversize Folder
401-720 46. February 14-September 2, 1839
[2 copies]
Walters, C. M.--2nd Regiment, 3rd Brigade, Texas Militia [Nacogdoches][mounted]:
Oversize Folder
401-720 46. August 10-30, 1838
46. (payroll) August 10-30, 1838
46. September 4-October 12, 1838
46. September 4-October 12, 1838
(payroll)
Ward, Lafayette--Texas Volunteers (Jackson County):
Oversize Folder
401-720 47. March 6-June 6, 1842
Weeks, Daniel--2nd Regiment, 3rd Brigade, Texas Militia (Nacogdoches) [mounted]:
Oversize Folder
401-720 47. August 22-September 14, 1838
47. August 22-September 14, 1838
(payroll)
Whitaker, M. G.--Company [Texas Militia] [mounted]:
Oversize Folder
401-720 47. October 30-November 11, 1838
47. October 30-November 11, 1838
(payroll)
Williams, Joseph--Mounted Volunteers, 2nd Regiment, 3rd Brigade, Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-720 48. October 9-19, 1838
48. (payroll) October 9-19, 1838
Williams, Samuel--1st Regiment, Mounted Gunmen, Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-720 48. September 11-November 22, 1839
48. September 11-December 2, 1839
(payroll)
Wilson, Jason--Mounted Gunmen, 1st Regiment, 4th Brigade, Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-720 48. May 27-August 27, 1838
48. May 27-August 27, 1838
(payroll)
Wilson, William F.*/ McLane, Ephraim**--Galveston Mounted Volunteers, Texas Militia:
(*resigned, November 19, 1839)(**elected Captain, November 18, 1839)
Oversize Folder
401-720 49. September 8-December 7, 1839
49. September 8, 1839
49. September 8-December 8, 1839
(payroll)
Wortham, John--Houston County Rangers [3rd Regiment Volunteers], Texas Militia:
Oversize Folder
401-720 49. November 9, 1838-February 8, 1839
49. November 9, 1838-February 8, 1839
(payroll)
Wyche, William P.--Mounted Militia from Sabine County [3rd Brigade, Texas Militia]:
Oversize Folder
401-720 49. November 4, 1838-February 4, 1839
49. November 4, 1838-February 4, 1839
(payroll)
Young, William F.*/ Hallund, W. V. R.--1st Regiment, Mounted Gunmen, Texas Militia:
(*elected Major, October 4, 1839)
Map-case Folder
401-791 4. September 14-November 22, 1839
Oversize Folder
401-720 49. September 14-November 22, 1839
(payroll)



 

Republic of Texas Minute Men military rolls, 1841-1842,
0.83 cubic ft.

This series consists of approximately 96 muster rolls and receipt rolls of units specifically called "Minute Men," commanded by 13 captains, dating 1841-1842. They include units from the following counties: Fannin, Gonzales, Milam, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Paschal, Red River, Refugio, Robertson, San Patricio, and Travis Counties. These companies used the same pre-printed forms as the militia, and included the following information on each man: name, rank, date and place of enrollment, date of discharge, remarks, and sometimes information on horses, accoutrements, rations, etc.
The Republic Minute Men were authorized by the Act to encourage frontier protection (February 4, 1841).
Arrangement
These records are arranged alphabetically by county.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Republic of Texas Minute Men military rolls, Republic of Texas military rolls, Military rolls, Texas Adjutant General's Department. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1933/001 and unknown others
The earliest transfer of records from the Texas Adjutant General's Department to the Texas State Archives (reported in the Reports of the Commissioner of Agriculture, Insurance, Statistics, and History) was in 1905, of Republic muster rolls dated 1842. On February 21, 1934, the Texas Adjutant General's Department transferred "miscellaneous" rolls to the Texas State Archives, including some dating 1835-1844.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Processed by
Tony Black, July 1986
Fannin County Minute Men/Rangers (Captain Joseph Sowell):
Oversize Folder
401-721 1. July 6-9, 1841
1. July 17-25, 1841
1. August 15-25, 1841
1. September 8-20, 1841
Gonzales County Minute Men (Captain James H. Calahan):
Oversize Folder
401-721 2. May 7-21, 1841
2. June 7-21, 1841
2. July 7-9, 1841
2. July 11-26, 1841
2. July 28-August 6, 1841
2. August 8-10, 1841
2. August 12-17, 1841
2. August 18-September 30, 1841
[2 copies]
2. October 5-December 4, 1841
2. October 24-November 7, 1841
2. November 9-23, 1841
2. November 25-December 2, 1841
2. December 4-18, 1841
3. May 7-21, 1841
(payroll)
3. June 7-21, 1841
(payroll)
3. July 7-9, 1841
(payroll)
3. July 11-26, 1841
(payroll)
3. July 28-August 6, 1841
(payroll)
3. August 8-10, 1841
(payroll)
3. August 12-17, 1841
(payroll)
3. August 18-September 30, 1841
(payroll)
Milam County Minute Men (Captain G. B. Erath):
Oversize Folder
401-721 4. April 11-26, 1841
4. April 11-26, 1841
(payroll)
4. June 20-July 4, 1841
4. June 20-July 4, 1841
(payroll)
4. July 16-30, 1841
4. July 16-30, 1841
(payroll)
4. July 31-August 14, 1841
4. September 13-27, 1841
4. October 25-November 9, 1841
Montgomery County Minute Men (Captain Thomas N. B. Greer):
Oversize Folder
401-721 5. April 10-18, 1841
5. April 10-18, 1841
(payroll)
5. June 20-July 2, 1841
5. June 20-July 2, 1841
(payroll)
5. September 24-October 7, 1841
[2 copies]
Nacogdoches County Minute Men (Captain David Gage):
Map-case Folder
401-791 5. April 6-October 19, 1841
Paschal County Minute Men (Captain Joseph D. Lilley):
Oversize Folder
401-721 6. June 12, 1840
6. July 23-August 4, 1841
Red River County Minute Men (Captain William Becknall):
Oversize Folder
401-721 6. June 25-August 30, 1841
6. September 1-November 30, 1841
Refugio County Minute Men (Captain John R. Baker):
Oversize Folder
401-721 7. October 25-November 9, 1841
7. November 10-24, 1841
7. November 25-December 12, 1841
Refugio County Minute Men (Captain John M. McDaniel):
Oversize Folder
401-721 8. December 16-31, 1841
8. January 1-15, 1842
8. January 20-February 6, 1842
8. February 10-27, 1842
Robertson County Minute Men (Captain Eli Chandler):
Oversize Folder
401-721 9. April 4-18, 1841
9. April 10-16, 1841
9. May 17-25, 1841
9. June 4-18, 1841
9. July 20-August 5, 1841
9. August 6-17, 1841
9. August 24-September 2, 1841
9. September 5-10, 1841
9. September 25-October 1, 1841
9. October 3-12, 1841
9. October 29-November 5, 1841
10. April 10-16, 1841
(payroll)
10. May 17-25, 1841
(payroll)
10. June 4-18, 1841
(payroll)
10. August 6-17, 1841
(payroll)
10. August 24-September 2, 1841
(payroll)
10. October 3-12, 1841
(payroll)
San Patricio County Minute Men (Captain W. J. Cairns):
Oversize Folder
401-721 11. August 29-September 12, 1841
11. September 13-27, 1841
11. September 28-October 12, 1841
11. October 13-27, 1841
11. October 28-November 12, 1841
San Patricio County Minute Men (Captain A. T. Miles):
Oversize Folder
401-721 12. May 14-28, 1841
12. June 1-15, 1841
12. June 16-30, 1841
12. July 12-August 10, 1841
12. August 11-25, 1841
12. August 20-28, 1841
12. May 14-28, 1841
(payroll)
13. June 1-15, 1841
(payroll)
13. June 16-30, 1841
(payroll)
13. July 12-26, 1841
(payroll)
13. August 11-25, 1841
(payroll)
13. August 26-28, 1841
(payroll)
Travis County Spies/Minute Men (Captain George M. Dolson):
Oversize Folder
401-721 14. March 28-May 22, 1841
14. March 30-April 8, 1841
(payroll)
14. May 15-September 16, 1841
14. May 22-June 25, 1841
14. May 22-July 14, 1841
14. May 20-July 14, 1841
(payroll)
14. July 15-September 6, 1841
(payroll)
14. September 6-November 27, 1841
14. November 29-December 28, 1841



 

Campaigns of 1842 military rolls, 1842,
0.27 cubic ft.

This series consists of eight lists compiled sometime after the fact, for the companies of 15 captains during the various campaigns of 1842. These include the Vasquez Campaign, prisoners of General Woll taken at San Antonio de Bexar, Dawson's Massacre, the Somervell Expedition, and the Mier Expedition, all dated 1842. Information on each soldier usually includes name, rank, and brief remarks.
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Campaigns of 1842 military rolls, Republic of Texas military rolls, Military rolls, Texas Adjutant General's Department. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1933/001, 1933/003, and unknown others
The earliest transfer of records from the Texas Adjutant General's Department to the Texas State Archives (reported in the Reports of the Commissioner of Agriculture, Insurance, Statistics, and History) was in 1905, of Republic muster rolls dated 1842. On February 21, 1934, the Texas Adjutant General's Department transferred "miscellaneous" rolls to the Texas State Archives, including some dating 1835-1844. On February 27, 1934, the Bureau of Records of the Texas Board of Control transferred to the Texas State Archives a copy of a roll of men under Fischer's command on the Mier Expedition.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Processed by
Tony Black, July 1986
Vasquez Campaign:
Oversize Folder
401-714 6. Vasquez Campaign (commander James H. Callahan) [March 1-April 1,] 1842
6. Vasquez Campaign, Volunteers (commander James H. Gillespie) [1842]
List of Texians captured by General Woll:
Oversize Folder
401-714 7. San Antonio Company taken at San Antonio [by General Woll and taken to Perote] (commander C. Johnson), September 11, 1842-March 24, 1844
7. List of Texians captured by General Woll at Bexar, September 11, 1842
7. List of Texians captured by General Woll near Rio Salado (Dawson's Massacre or Musquite Fight) (commander Captain [Nicholas Mosby] Dawson), September 18, 1842
Somervell Expedition:
Oversize Folder
401-714 7. Somervell Expedition (commanders Levi Manning, Richard Williams, Israel Worsham, M. G. McGuffin) [ca. November 25-December 19,] 1842
7. Somervell Expedition, Volunteer Company (commander Eli Chandler) 1842
Mier Expedition:
Oversize Folder
401-714 8. Mier Expedition (commander Colonel William G. Fisher): December 1842-February 1, 1844
(3 lists)
9. Company A (commander Ewing Cameron), December 26, 1842
9. Company B (commander William M. Eastland), December 26, 1842
9. Company C (commander William Ryon), December 26, 1842
9. Company D (commander J. G. W. Pierson), December 26, 1842
9. Company E (commander Charles K. Reese), December 26, 1842
9. Company F (commander Claudius Buster), December 26, 1842



 

Republic of Texas Navy military rolls, 1835-1846,
1.86 cubic ft.

This series consists of 45 muster rolls and payrolls, dating 1836-1846, for officers and seamen of 11 ships of the Republic of Texas Navy ( Austin, Brutus, Colorado, Invincible, Lafitte, Potomac, San Antonio, San Bernard, San Jacinto, Wharton, and Zavala), plus the Marine Corps and the Navy Yard in Galveston; in addition, there are three lists of officers (1839, 1842-1844) and a continuous list of officers and men, by ship (1836-1843, 1846). Information for each sailor includes: name, rank, dates of entry and discharge, date of appointment (for officers), and remarks; one roll includes physical descriptions. There is a card index labelled "Navy" in the search room, one series by seaman and another by ship.
There is also a volume which is a general muster book of the Texas Ship of War Austin listing 250 persons assigned to that ship between October 1, 1842 and July 26, 1843, giving the following information: number, name, rank, date of enlistment, term, where enlisted, date of entry for pay on board this vessel, date of appearance for duty, date of entry for rations, which vessel or station from, date of leaving this vessel temporarily, for what reason, date of return, days absent temporarily, date of final discharge from this vessel, why discharged finally, which port at discharged finally, and remarks.
Finally, there is one volume which contains a roster of Texas Navy personnel, 1835-1845, arranged roughly alphabetically (by the first letter of the last name of each individual). Information in this roster includes: "marginal number" (1 through 7708), file number (1 through 119), rank, name, vessel, and date. It appears, from a note of explanation on page one, that this roster was compiled sometime after August 5, 1858.
Arrangement
These records are arranged alphabetically by name of ship, and chronologically therein. Lists of officers and men are arranged chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Republic of Texas Navy military rolls, Republic of Texas military rolls, Military rolls, Texas Adjutant General's Department. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1933/001 and unknown others
On February 21, 1934, the Texas Adjutant General's Department transferred "miscellaneous" rolls to the Texas State Archives, including some dating 1835-1844.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Processed by
Tony Black, July 1986
Lists of officers and men
Oversize Folder
401-722 1. List of officers appointed by Executive, November 18, 1839
1. List of commissioned and warrant officers, January 1, 1842-December 31, 1843
1. List of officers entitled to pay under law of February 5, 1844, February 5, 1844
1. List of officers and men attached to the navy of the late Republic and statement of pay due, February 16-May 11, 1846
2-3. List of officers and crews for Ships, 1836-1843:
Austin, Potomac, San Antonio, San Bernard, San Jacinto, Wharton, Zavala, Navy Yard
Volume
401-1056 Navy Roster, 1835-1845
Austin
Volume
401-1124 Ship of War Austin, October 1, 1842-July 26, 1843
Sloop of War Austin:
Map-case Folder
401-792 1. Lt. Doroning H. Crisp, [April 1]-June 30, 1844
1. Lt. Doroning H. Crisp, [January 19]-September 3, 1844
Brutus
Schooner Brutus:
Oversize Folder
401-722 4. Capt. William A. Hurd, September 11, 1837
(payroll)
4. Capt. William A. Hurd, May 2, 1836-September 20, 1837
(payroll)
Colorado
Brig of War Colorado:
Map-case Folder
401-792 1. Capt. E. W. Moore, October 31-December 31, 1839
(payroll)
Invincible
Schooner Invincible:
Oversize Folder
401-722 5. Lt. Oscar Davis, September 15, 1836-September 11, 1837
(payroll)
Lafitte
Steamship Lafitte:
Oversize Folder
401-722 6. Capt. John Wade, March 1-April 15, 1842
Potomac
Brig Potomac:
Oversize Folder
401-722 7. Capt. John F. K. Lothrop, December 1, 1837-August 1, 1838
(payroll)
Brig of War Potomac, Officers Schooner Corco:
Oversize Folder
401-722 7. Capt. George Wheelwright, April 18, 1838
Potomac:
Map-case Folder
401-792 2. Capt. George Wheelwright, [January 1]-May 15, 1838
(payroll)
Brig of War Potomac:
Oversize Folder
401-722 7. Capt. John W. Taylor, August 17-December 31, 1838
Receiving Ship Potomac:
Oversize Folder
401-722 7. Capt. John W. Taylor, August 17-December 31, 1838
(payroll)
8. Capt. John W. Taylor, January 1-June 30, 1839
8. Capt. John W. Taylor, January 1-June 30, 1839
(payroll)
8. Capt. John W. Taylor, July 1-19, 1839
Map-case Folder
401-792 2. Capt. John W. Taylor, June 30-September 30, 1839
(payroll)
Receiving Brig Potomac:
Oversize Folder
401-722 8. Lt. E. A. Harrison, September 30-December 31, 1839
8. Lt. E. A. Harrison, October 31-December 31, 1839
(payroll)
8. Capt. Thomas Wood, August 20, 1840
Receiving Ship Potomac:
Map-case Folder
401-792 2. Capt. Thomas Wood, June 20-August 20, 1840
(payroll)
San Antonio
Schooner San Antonio:
Map-case Folder
401-792 3. Lt. F. B. Wright, October 8-December 31, 1839
(payroll)
San Bernard
Schooner of War San Bernard:
Oversize Folder
401-722 9. Capt. Thurston M. Taylor, September 7-December 31, 1839
(payroll)
9. Capt. Thurston M. Taylor, December 31, 1840
(estimate of pay)
9. Capt. Thurston M. Taylor, January 1841
(transfer of men to Texas Navy Yard)
9. Capt. Thurston M. Taylor, October 25, 1841-November 30, 1843
(payroll)
San Jacinto
Schooner San Jacinto:
Oversize Folder
401-722 10. Capt. James Hughson, August 9, 1837
Schooner of War San Jacinto:
Map-case Folder
401-792 4. Capt. J. T. K. Lothrop, July 22-December 31, 1839
4. Capt. J. T. K. Lothrop, July 1-December 31, 1839
(payroll)
Wharton
Brig of War Wharton:
Oversize Folder
401-722 11. Capt. J. T. K. Lothrop, December 18, 1842
11. Capt. J. T. K. Lothrop, February 1, 1843
11. Capt. J. T. K. Lothrop, April 23, 1843
11. Capt. J. T. K. Lothrop, May 1, 1843
11. Capt. J. T. K. Lothrop, June 1843
11. Capt. J. T. K. Lothrop, July 1, 1843
Brig of War Wharton (Quarterly Returns):
Map-case Folder
401-792 5. Capt. J. T. K. Lothrop, April 1-June 30, 1842
5. Capt. J. T. K. Lothrop, October 1-December 31, 1842
5. Capt. J. T. K. Lothrop, January 1-March 31, 1843
5. Capt. J. T. K. Lothrop, April 1-June 30, 1843
5. Capt. J. T. K. Lothrop, April 1-June 30, 1843
5. Capt. J. T. K. Lothrop, July 1-September 30, 1843
5. Capt. J. T. K. Lothrop, July 1-September 30, 1843
5. Capt. J. T. K. Lothrop, July 1-September 30, 1843
Zavala
Armed Steam Packet Zavala:
Map-case Folder
401-792 6. Capt. A. C. Hinton, 1839
Steam Ship Zavala:
Map-case Folder
401-792 6. Capt. A. C. Hinton, May 23, 1839
(payroll)
6. Capt. A. C. Hinton, May 24-September 30, 1839
(payroll)
6. Capt. A. C. Hinton, October 1-20, 1839
(payroll)
6. Capt. A. C. Hinton, October 20, 1839
(2 copies)
(payroll)
6. Capt. A. C. Hinton, October 20, 1839-April 1, 1840
Steam Ship of War Zavala:
Map-case Folder
401-792 6. Capt. A. C. Hinton, June 15, 1840
(transfer of marines from Navy Yard)
Marine Corps
Oversize Folder
401-722 12. Capt. J. W. C. Parker, March 31, 1840
(payroll)
Navy Yard (Galveston)
Oversize Folder
401-722 12. December 1, 1838
(payroll)
12. June 1, 1839
(payroll)
12. August 31, 1839
(payroll)
12. September 30, 1839
(payroll)
12. December 31, 1839
(payroll)
12. January 1-19, 1840
(payroll)
12. October 1-December 31, 1840
(payroll)
12. May, 1841
(payroll)
12. December 20, 1841
(muster roll)
12. April 1-December 31, 1843
(payroll)
12. November 1-December 31, 1844
(muster roll, Navy-in-Ordinary)