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Cc: Wyly1 <wyly1(a)juno.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2010 7:50:24 -0700
Subject: Re: [SEVIER] Houston- Balch-Wyly connections to Sam Houston and
Capt. Alfred Henderson Wyly and his Balch first cousins in Battle of San
Jacinto , Republic of Texas
Sam Houston was raised in Blount County, as governor I think he was in
Knoxville [capital before Nashville]. Google him and I'm sure you can
find all kinds of things.
Sorry I just don't have anything in my files about him.
---- Wyly1 <wyly1(a)juno.com> wrote:
I am seeking connections. Balch Springs, Texas was named afterthe
John Houston maried Rachel Balch- was this the father Sam Houston?
Robert Wyly married Dorcas Balch in Greeneville, Tennessee and they
some land and a house for Tuscullum (Greeneville Tennessee) for the
coeducational College. . Weren't there two of Hezekiah Balchers
Ministers? One rode down to Duncan Creek, South Carolina to meet with
new congreation there- on a horse. My ancestor John Copeland were
Men wore buckskin and coonskin and homemade leather slippers. Women
moccisans with wood block for heels. Men carried Rifles to their
and Rev. Balch advised to avoid 'modern songs like "Amazing Grace" and
stick to the chants of the Psalters or Psalms.
Capt. Alfred Henderson Wyly and his Balch cousins were with the East
Texas Redlanders and Sam Houston sent them to get the two new Cannons-
'The Twin Sisters" a day or so before Battle of San Jachinto. The
Navy and Yucatecian Navies blockaded Santa Anna's supply lines
were tired and hungry , waiting for reinforcementsCapt Wyly and the
kin delivered the twin Sisters to Sam Houston a day or so before the
battle. The first Rebels to attack Santa Anna's starving and sleeping
armywere Texas spanish Land Grant owners who ran through the enemy's
tents ,cutting ropes on the tents full of sleeping soldiers and
screaming in Spanish" Remember the Alamo- Remember Goliad".
These Balch and Wyly and Houston names are in plaques inside the first
story of the San Jacinto monument. There is a small library on the
second story. Capt. Alfred Henderson Wyly had a land grant and is
on it near Waller, Texas.
Charles A. Wyly
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