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 Posted: Thu Mar 8th, 2007 12:58 am
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Correct Cuz Steven. The ancestor was Henry Hale Cone, originally from Connecticutt. Received a land of grant of about 500 acres for serving in the siege of Bexar the December prior to the Alamo. Siege of Bexar was the Texicans taking the Alamo from the Mexican Army. He later moved to Houston, was a surgeon there and died in the 1850's. My cone line is on another Texas Cone limb who came down to Texas from Ohio in the 1830's. Do you have any information on a Thomas Cone, pvt 21st TN Cav, who died at Camp Chase Jan. 24,1865.

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I will see what what I can Find Cousin Doc. C

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   You probably have this information already, but its no trouble to send it.

Re: PVT Thomas Cone, here is the Find-A-Grave memorial. It gives the date of birth, the fact that he was in Co. D of the 21st TN Cav, and the burial plot #.

Pvt Thomas Cone (1835 - 1865) - Find A Grave Memorial



 

You mentioned relatives settling in Houston before the Civil War. There was one in Houston before the war who served in the Texas legislature before the war and during the war was a staff officer of General Magruder's. So- you might be related to this Horace Cone.

 

Handbook of Texas Online:

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Texas Defender we are :D

He also lobbied unsuccessfully for a Houston-New Orleans railroad as a "military necessity."   & took a bold stand and presented a petition to the House for a special act to allow Peter Allen, a free black barber who had fought for the Confederate Army at Shiloh, to reside in the state.   Cone was defeated, and Allen was not allowed to remain free.

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Glad to see there are some Alamo aficionados in the group. Next to The War of Northern Aggression, the Alamo has been and still is one of my great passions. I have been to San Antonio many times and I still get that sense of awe and reverance as I did the first time I went there.



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Glad to see there are some Alamo aficionados in the group. Next to The War of Northern Aggression, the Alamo has been and still is one of my great passions. I have been to San Antonio many times and I still get that sense of awe and reverance as I did the first time I went there.



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An addition to this old topic. Many of the original Texans (Americans who migrated there in the early 19th century) did not want to break away from Mexico. Many of them wanted the Mexican government to allow them to keep their slaves which the government had earlier allowed them to do in difference to the rest of Mexico which outlawed the practice in the rest of the country.

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I've gained interest in the Alamo since I found out I had an ancestor there during 1836. I traced the Dimmett/Dimmitt branch of our family tree and came across Phillip Dimmitt as a 2nd cousin. From what I've read he was sent out from the Alamo to get reinforcements when the Mexicans launched their final assault. I plan on visiting the Alamo hopefully in the next year or two. What are some good books in reading up on the Alamo and the Texas Independence movement?



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  Here is a bio of Philip Dimmitt:

DIMMITT, PHILIP | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas State Historical Associa

  And a short discussion about Dimmitt's Landing:

DIMITT'S LANDING | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas State Historical Associ

  As far as books go, there are many. But if you wish to learn a lot in a very short time, I would recommend: A TIME TO STAND, by Walter Lord. It is a very old book, first published in 1961. Obviously, much new information has been learned about people and events in the past 50 years. But its a good primer.

  A excellent source for everything relating to the Alamo, the Texas Revolution, and Texas history in general is The Handbook of Texas Online:

The Handbook of Texas Online | Texas State Historical Association (TSHA)

 

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Thanks Texas! Interesting how the Mexican raiding party in 1841 bypassed Dimmitt's business competitors and got him. I will have to do some cutting and pasting out of these links you gave me and add them to the ancestry.com tree info.



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