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HUFF, JOHNPrivate
AgeHorton's Company

It appears from LOMR of Captain A. C. Horton's Company of Fannin's Goliad command that John Huff was a private in that company, and that he escaped capture on March 19, 1836 by being sent forward to the Coleto as a member of Captain Horton's advance guard.
 

HUFTY, EDWARD H.Private
AgePearson's Company
Pennsylvania

Edward H. Hufty was one of the signers of the Columbia resolutions for calling a "Consultation of all Texas" in September 1835. He joined Pearson's Company and accompanied it on its foray into Tamaulipas under Grant.

Returning to San Patricio with Johnson's party late in February, Hufty was one of seven or eight men from Pearson's Company assigned to guard the horses at Julian de la Garza's ranch, some three miles below the town, where they were surprised by Captain Pretalia of Urrea's army.

"The first intimation we had of their presence,"
says Mahan, who survived,
"was a volley poured into our sleeping quarters in the corral. The first volley wounded Spence and Hufty. ... Hufty, brother of the bank note engraver of Philadelphia, managed to escape and joined Col. Fannin's Command at Goliad, where he was retaken and shot."  [Memorial, No. 247, File Box 68, Archives State Department, State Library.]


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© 1936 Harbert Davenport
NOTES FROM AN UNFINISHED STUDY OF FANNIN AND HIS MEN
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