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Joseph De La Baume
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Birth: 1731, France
Death: Apr. 4, 1834
Texas, USA

Joseph de la Baume was born in 1731 near Avignon, France and came with the French Army to fight for American Independence, and served under Viscomte de Bonneville. He became stranded in Louisiana after the American Revolution and came to Texas in 1800 finally locating near Bexar (now San Antonio). Joseph was caught up in the Magee-Gueterrieez effort to free Texas from Spain in 1813, and was imprisoned for seven months and fined 7,000 doubloons. De La Baume later received land from the Mexican government after they won their independence from Spain, and later received a land grant from Stephen F. Austin. Sam Houston certified his claim for a pension for his service during the American Revolution, but the claim was denied by the U.S. Government. Joseph de la Baume died April 4, 1834 at the age of 103 and was buried near Bellville, Texas in Austin County. There are old pictures of his grave, but attempts by Clovis to locate the grave were unsuccessful. This would be a great project for one, or all the Houston SAR chapters to find and mark this Patriot's grave. We could invite the French and Spanish government officials located in the Houston area to a ceremony along with the DAR, DRT and the SRT.

TXSSAR REVOLUTIONARY WAR PATRIOT GRAVE MARKING PROJECT 
 
Burial:
Ueckert Cemetery
Bellville
Austin County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Nedra Innerarity Creamer
Record added: Jan 10, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 12947484
 

Glad to be related to such an important figure in Texas history.
- Shannon Tucker
 Added: Oct. 1, 2012

- nancy murray
 Added: Mar. 7, 2010
 
 
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