EMANUEL, ALBERT (1808–1851). Albert Emanuel (Emmanuel), early Jewish settler, merchant, and participant in the battle of San Jacinto, was born in 1808. He immigrated to Texas around 1834 and settled in Nacogdoches, where he established a mercantile business. In 1835 he joined the Texas army. He served as a private in Capt. William Kimbroqv's Eighth Company, Second Regiment, Texas Volunteers, at the battle of San Jacinto. After the war Emanuel returned to his business in Nacogdoches. He evidently sold, or at least sought to sell, provisions to the Texas government. In a surviving letter to Sam Houston dated August 1836 Emanuel requested Houston's aid in obtaining a contract to supply uniforms for the Texas army. He married Louisa Hart of New Orleans and continued to operate his business in Nacogdoches for the next four years. In 1840 he moved to New Orleans, where he established a legal practice and lived until his death in 1851.
John H. Jenkins, ed., The Papers of the Texas Revolution, 1835–1836 (10 vols., Austin: Presidial Press, 1973). Natalie Ornish, Pioneer Jewish Texans (Dallas: Texas Heritage, 1989).
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