BOX, THOMAS GRIFFIN
BOX, THOMAS GRIFFIN (1817–1859). Thomas Griffin Box, early settler and soldier, son of Stephen F. and Keziah Box, was born in Franklin County, Tennessee, on January 12, 1817. He was married three times, first to Rachel Wilkerson, then to Amanda Georgia Alexander, and then to Sarah Crowson Massingale. He became a Methodist minister and moved to Texas in 1835. He enlisted in the Texas army as a member of Capt. Hayden S. Arnold's First Company of the Second Regiment, Texas Volunteers, and fought at the battle of San Jacinto. In 1837 he and his father and brothers petitioned Congress to establish Houston County, the first county formed by the republic. He died on February 18, 1859.
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