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James* H. Hayes, Sr

Male 1794 - Bef 1837  (~ 51 years)



Texas owned by Mexico 1821 - 21 Apr 1836

Mexico: 1821 – April 21, 1836 – San Jacinto Day
In 1821 Mexico gained independence from Spain and the region of Texas became part of Mexico. The Austin family received a grant to settle 300 US citizens in the new territory. These settlers were led by Stephen F. Austin. Many more soon followed. Santa Anna was elected governor of Mexico in 1832 and soon after sent troops into Texas to force martial law. The Texans first rebelled at Goliad in 1835. A troop of Mexican soldiers had come to get their cannon and the Texians refused – making a flag that said “Come and Take it!” The Texians then took over the city of San Antonio. On March 2, 1836 at the town of Washington on the Brazos, a group of 59 representatives voted to declare Texas independence. Just 4 days later, on March the 6th, Santa Anna led his army to the Alamo where he had all survivors executed. He marched on to Goliad and had everyone shot there as well. General Sam Houston and his army of Texians faced their final battle with Santa Anna along the banks of Buffalo Bayou. They fought and won independence for Texas at the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836


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Linked toEmily* Burrell (Residence); Robert* Burrell (Residence); Susanne* Clark (Residence); James* Madison Court (Residence); Thomas* Court, (immigrant) (Residence); James* H. Hayes, Sr (Residence); James* H. Hayes, Jr (Residence); Ann* Johnson (Residence); Maria I* Johnson (Residence)
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