New York, USA
On July 16, 1835 Horace Eggleston received title to property in Milam's Colony situated in the present county of Blanco. He first arrived in Texas in 1833. In March of 1836, he was residing in the town of Gonzales when the order was given by General Sam Houston to burn the town, in advance of the the Mexican Armies expected arrival. Horace lost his home, mercantile business, and all supplies they could not carry with them on the "Runaway Scrape."
Mr. Eggleston stayed with General Houston, and fought for victory at the Battle of San Jacinto .
Years later, Captain Eggleston commanded a company in the Vasquez campaign in 1842 and was a member of Captain J. C. Henry's Company in the Woll Campaign. Horace died in Gonzales County in 1853, leaving his widow, Mrs. Sarah Eggleston. The location of their graves is unknown.
Created by: Robert "Scott" Patrick
Record added: Mar 14, 2011
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