Friday, May 2, 2014
Still getting books on the Mier Expedition and Captivity and thinking about Thomas W. Bell
The Author in the family: A NARRATIVE OF THE CAPTURE AND SUBSEQUENT SUFFERINGS OF THE MIER PRISONERS IN MEXICO, CAPTURED IN THE CAUSE OF TEXAS, DEC. 26TH, 1842 AND LIBERATED SEPT. 16TH, 1844.
Thos W. Bell was a grandson of 2 Revolutionary heroes, Thomas Bell and Robert Knox, and a great grandson of the Committee of Safety hero Robert Ewart, who led a band of his son and sons-in-law at King’s Mountain, the turning point of the war in the South. Thos. W. Bell was also (once again) a great grandson of the Committee of Safety hero Robert Ewart. When I mentioned to my Internet cousin Farris Hightower, a descendant of the Mier prisoner and author, that I thought of first cousins marrying as keeping the blood lines pure he said he referred to that as branches that don’t fork. They talk good in Texas, still.