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Boggy Trinity Rangers/ early settlers

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Re: Boggy Trinity Rangers/ early settlers

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I'm not too sure how Samuel Irwin/Erwin ties in with my ERWIN family. I researched the James Erwin line for acceptance into the D.R.T. This was the result of my search for Texas records in the 1840's.



1840: Service as a Texas Ranger with Capt. T. N. B. Green's Company, mounted riflemen on Boggy & Trinity River area ... Indian fighters - with his 3 sons (John A., James L. & G.W.C.) & Wm. Howell - each received $25 mo/ & land - collected after 1854 after deaths of John A. & James L. G.W.C. acted as the attny to receive $75 each due them. Papers are filed under Texas Land Grants #0685 'Public Debt Claim Byrns, James'.........

Know all men by these presents, that whereas (inserted name James Erwin) James L. Erwin and John A. Erwin (both of whom are now deceased), George W. C. Erwin and William H. Howell served as volunteers in the "Ranging Services" on the frontier of the Republic of Texas in the summer of 1840 for the period of three months in Captain Thomas Green's Company of mounted riflemen, and whereas by virtue of an act of the senate and house of representatives of the Republic of Texas in Congress approved on the 10th day of December 1836, contained in "Harley's digest of the laws of Texas" page 563 article 1778, section 1, they were entitled to twenty five dollars ($25.) per month, as pay for said service and by virtue of an other act or ordinance, passed 5th day of December 1835, contained in said Digest page 560 article 1771 section 10, it is supposed they were untitled to a bounty of 320 acres of land and whereas, the first named above have departed their life leaving the undersigned, Margaret J. widow of the said James L. and the undersigned Priscilla L. widow of the said John A. Erwin. Now know ye that we the undersigned (named inserted James Erwin) Margaret J. Erwin, Priscilla L. Erwin and William H. Howell all of the County of Marshall, State of Mississippi have made ordained constituted and appointed and do by these present make ordain constitute and appoint the above named George W. C. Erwin of the said county and state, our true and lawful attorney, for us and in our names, and for our own proper use and benefit to ask demand ... for and recover and receive from the government of the state of Texas, or from the Treasurer, or other public officer of said state and from any and all other persons whomsoever any and all sums of money, ... our claims and demands, whatsoever which are now due owing or accruing, or which may become so due owing or accruing to us or to either our on account of the service aforesaid, if from any and owing other service in the said state of Texas and to have use and take all lawful ways and means in our names, justly commally or otherwise for the recovery of the same and to adjust settle, compound or agree to the same and to accept such security or satisfaction for the same, as he shall think fair. and to give good and sufficient discharge further service for us and in our names and further to do receive from the government of the said State of Texas or from any land officer in said state, land script or warranty for each of us and in our names and to do all other lawful lands and things whatsoever, that any be necessary for the establishment of the claim or claims of each of us to bounty land, to which either or all of us the undersigned may be entitled by virtue or on account of the services aforesaid, or any service, or by virtue of the residence or citizenship of weither or all of us in the said Republic of Texas, and to do all other lawful acts or things whatsoever, concerning the posses as fully and in every respect as we ourselves could do with me personnally present as the doing thereof; and attorney one or more under him to name and again at his pleasure to revolk notarizing and confirming and by these present knowingly whatsoever our said attorney shall lawfully do in our names or cause to be done, in and about the premises by these present. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and affixed our seals; this the 11th day of May 1854. (signed) M. J. Erwin, P. L. Erwin, W. H. Howell, Jas Erwin ........


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