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 Andrew Briscoe

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Andrew Briscoe

  • Birth 25 Nov 1810
  • Death 4 Oct 1849
  • Burial Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 18111

Signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Andrew Briscoe was born in Claiborne County, Mississippi on November 25, 1810. He helped work his father's plantation, often riding between Mississippi and Texas on business before he finally moved there in 1833, opening a store in Anahuac. He became involved with the Texas rebellion movement due to his displeasure at the high customs taxes that the Mexican government levied on businesses, at one point being arrested for selling under the table. Briscoe joined the Texas militia and was assigned captain of the Liberty Volunteers, fighting in the Siege of Bexar and the Battle of Concepcion. He was named one of the two delegates to represent Liberty Municipality at the Convention of 1836 to discuss the coming secession and war with Mexico, but he was so eager to return to military service that he hastily signed the Texas Declaration of Independence and left the meeting early. He fought in the climactic Battle of San Jacinto, serving as captain of Company A, Infantry Regulars. After Texas had won its independence, he turned his attention to building the new Republic. Sam Houston appointed him the chief justice of Harrisburg in 1836; when his term expired in 1839 he began promoting a railroad stretching from Texas to California. In 1849, Briscoe, his wife Mary and four children moved to New Orleans where he worked as a broker until he died on October 4, 1849.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 27 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18111
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Andrew Briscoe (25 Nov 1810–4 Oct 1849), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18111, citing Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .