Skip to comments.This Day In History: Texas Declares Independence From Mexico
Posted on 03/02/2008 10:09:07 AM PST by Spktyr
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Today’s Sam’s birthday, too.
His Indian friends called him the ‘big drunk’.
Don’t give up on it. One of my uncles did the research so I don’t know how to go about it. But there are some pretty good records available. You might get some guidance from the Daughters of the Texas Republic. I’ll check my personal library for mentions of Bevil and freepmail you if I find anything interesting.
Try these books.
There is a Bevil Oaks settlement on Hwy 105 about 6 miles west of Beaumont nestled against the banks of Pine Island Bayou. Because of its location on the Bayou it could well date back into history as Pine Island ties into the Neches River and thus has access to Beaumont and the Gulf.
If the Union so much as raises an eyebrow at our intent to split up, our annexation contract with the Union is breached, null and void, and Texas forthwith reverts to her own Sovereign Country.
Doesn’t the annexation documents provide for this to occur as provided for under the US Constitution? Thus the Congress would have a say.
Thanks a bunch! I already ordered the book. Now I hope I haven’t wasted $33.
Yes that is a little north east of the location I was speaking of. I’m not much into genealogy but it is interesting at times to look for old family history. Good luck into your search.
I at one time owned a piece of property that had the original title going back to the original land grants. It was interesting to look at the history via the land transfers.
Haven’t delved that deep (but I am going to), but I highly doubt Sam would let Congress decide our Sovereignty, should Texas need to employ the ‘nucular’ option.
It would be pointless to demand the 5-state solution if it were subject to congressional oversight.
There is a second book with more families at the link also. Some libraries in that part of the state should have those books. There was no mention of Bevil in my books, which deal more with west and central Texas and the Alamo.
Good luck. You will be quite popular in your family if you come up with some good finds.
I remember reading something years ago that the Congress in session when Texas re-enter the Union after the Civil War took that option away. It would be secession and our own nation again. Something like that. Better find a Freeper that is a Texas historian.
Havent delved that deep (but I am going to), but I highly doubt Sam would let Congress decide our Sovereignty, should Texas need to employ the nucular option.
I’ll help you a bit by linking you to the annexation resolution which Texas agreed to. I’ll link and quote the appropriate section. Note the reference subject to the US Constitution..... Then go read the Constitution, Article IV, Sec. 3.
-—Third — New States of convenient size not exceeding four in number, in addition to said State of Texas and having sufficient population, may, hereafter by the consent of said State, be formed out of the territory thereof, which shall be entitled to admission under the provisions of the Federal Constitution; and such states as may be formed out of the territory lying south of thirty-six degrees thirty minutes north latitude, commonly known as the Missouri Compromise Line, shall be admitted into the Union, with or without slavery, as the people of each State, asking admission shall desire; and in such State or States as shall be formed out of said territory, north of said Missouri Compromise Line, slavery, or involuntary servitude (except for crime) shall be prohibited.
Thanks for the ping!
Thanks txflake. I think its time for another war with mexico.
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