JETT, WILLIAM GLENN

Aragorn Storm Miller

JETT, WILLIAM GLENN (1821–1872). William Glenn Jett, also listed as William H., farmer and Confederate officer, was born in White County, Tennessee, on April 5, 1821, the son of John and Mary (White) Jett. Jett's father and older brothers were among the earliest white settlers of Texas, and at least four of them participated in the Texas Revolution. Jett himself came to Texas in the 1840s and settled in Bexar County and worked as a farmer. Some time after 1850 Jett married Ruth Clarinda Kuykendall. During this time he served sporadically as a Texas Ranger. In August 1863 Jett was chosen as lieutenant colonel for the Fifth Infantry Regiment, Texas State Troops, which was a militia unit authorized by the Provisional Congress of Texas in1862. With this unit, Jett participated in coastal defense duties along the Texas coast around the Galveston and Port Lavaca area. The unit was disbanded in May 1864, and Jett returned to Bexar County. He died in San Antonio on December 24, 1872.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Field Officers Serving in Texas Confederate Regiments (http://history-sites.com/~kjones/txoffs.html), accessed March 17, 2011. Lois M. Jett and Ernest C. Jett, Jet Trails West: A Genealogical Reference Book with Emphasis on the John Jett and Stephen Jett Families as they Migrated Westward from Virginia (Decorah, Iowa: Anundsen Publishing Co., 1999.) Texans in the Civil War (http://history-sites.com/~kjones/CStx.html#TX-Inf), accessed March 17, 2011.

Image Use Disclaimer

All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.

For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Citation

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Handbook of Texas Online, Aragorn Storm Miller, "JETT, WILLIAM GLENN," accessed September 20, 2019, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fje17.

Uploaded on April 6, 2011. Modified on April 11, 2011. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
visit the mytsha forums to participate

View these posts and more when you register your free MyTSHA account.

Call for Papers: Texas Center for Working-Class Studies Events, Symposia, and Workshops
Hi all! You may be interested in this call for papers I received from the Texas Center for Working-Class Studies at Collin College...

Katy Jennings' Ride Scholarly Research Request
I'm doing research on Catherine Jennings Lockwood, specifically the incident known as "Katy Jennings' Ride." Her father was Gordon C. Jennings, the oldest man to die at the Alamo...

Texas Constitution of 1836 Co-Author- Elisha Pease? Ask a Historian
The TSHA profile of Elisha Marshall Pease states that he wrote part of the Texas Constitution although he was only a 24 year-old assistant secretary (not elected). I cannot find any other mention of this authorship work by Pease in other credible research about the credited Constution authors...