|Birth: ||Aug. 31, 1805|
|Death: ||Apr. 7, 1841|
Barlett Dupree McClure married Sarah Ann Ashby in Kentucky in 1828.
Bartlett Dupree McClure and wife, Sarah Ann Ashby McClure, and her father, John Miller Ashby arrived in Texas,May 10, 1830.
Barlett McClure received title in 1831 to 24/25 sitio on Peach Creek, east of Gonzales town, just north of where the current counties of Gonzales, DeWitt and Lavaca meet.
Bartlett and the family group took a boat from New Orleans, arrived at Copano on the Texas Coast near the mouth of the Guadalupe River February 20,1830. At Copano the unfriendly Mexican port officials denied them entrance. Barlett Mc Clure and John Ashby walked overland to Goliad to appeal that decision, and there they gained admittance papers allowing their families to enter Texas.
In August, 1838, while riding across the prairies Bartlett and Sarah came across 27 Comanche warriors who gave chase immediately. Bartlett and Sarah became separated. The indians immediately turned to chase Sarah. She survived by riding directely for Peach Creek, jumping across, which the Indians did not attempt. She was able to join Bartlett on downstream and ride for home.
McClure was a member of the Texas Consultation of 1833 and primary judge of in the Gonzales Ayuntamiento of 1835.
Member of the Gonzales Committee of Safety and Correspondence formed in May 1835.
McClure helped organize Gonzales county after independence.Bartlett McClure was appointed Chief Justice of Gonzales County by President Sam Houston in 1837.
He was first buried McClure-Braches Cemetery on the family ranch on Peach Creek in Gonzales County, Tx
His body later was moved to the Masonic Cemetery in Gonzales.
Sarah Ann Ashby McClure Braches (1811 - 1894)*
Gonzales Masonic Cemetery
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Record added: Apr 26, 2010
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