Robert* Burrell

Male 1801 - 1858  (56 years)


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  • Name Robert* Burrell  [1
    Born 31 Oct 1801  St. Martinville, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Birth 18 Apr 1802  St. Martinville, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Abt 1830  Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Burrells First 30
      It is believe the first settlers (under Mexican government then) in this area were the Burrell brothers, David and Robert, who lived on the tract of land at Taylor's bayou, which the Mexican government titled to David. That was in the third decade of the 1800s.
    Texas owned by Mexico 1821 - 21 Apr 1836
    Texas owned by Mexico 1821 - 21 Apr 1836
    Mexico: 1821 – April 21, 1836 – San Jacinto Day
    In 1821 Mexico gained independence from Spain and the region of Texas became part of Mexico. The Austin family received a grant to settle 300 US citizens in the new territory. These settlers were led by Stephen F. Austin. Many more soon followed. Santa Anna was elected governor of Mexico in 1832 and soon after sent troops into Texas to force martial law. The Texans first rebelled at Goliad in 1835. A troop of Mexican soldiers had come to get their cannon and the Texians refused – making a flag that said “Come and Take it!” The Texians then took over the city of San Antonio. On March 2, 1836 at the town of Washington on the Brazos, a group of 59 representatives voted to declare Texas independence. Just 4 days later, on March the 6th, Santa Anna led his army to the Alamo where he had all survivors executed. He marched on to Goliad and had everyone shot there as well. General Sam Houston and his army of Texians faced their final battle with Santa Anna along the banks of Buffalo Bayou. They fought and won independence for Texas at the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836

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    Residence Between 1836 and 1845  Taylor Bayou, Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Republic of Texas 1836-1845
    The Republic of Texas 1836-1845
    The Republic of Texas: 1836 – 1845
    Sam Houston was elected the first president of the Republic of Texas. The small town of Waterloo was chosen to be the capitol and it was renamed Austin – in honor of Stepehen F. Austin. The last president of the Republic of Texas was elected in 1844 – Anson Jones. He ruled just 1 year before Texas joined the United States.

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    Census 08 Oct 1850  Sabine Pass, Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 8 oct 1850 Sabine Pass
      (census pages does not say "Sabine Pass" but the census taker was Worth Patridge, who was a prominent citizen of Sabine Pass)

      residence 99
      Anna Court 40 1810 Louisiana
      Lucretia 10 1840 Texas
      Paul P. 6 1846 Texas

      residence 100
      Francis Gallier (Sr) 50 farmer 1800 Louisiana
      Mary 52 1798 Louisiana
      Eliza Myers 14 1836 Louisiana
      Melissa Ann 6 1844 Louisiana

      (Eliza and Melissa Myers, Mary's orphaned granddaughters, children of her daughter Amelia Hayes and Benjamin Myers.)

      residence 101
      Francis Gallier, Jr. 30 1820 farmer Louisiana
      Mary (Peveto) 35 1815 Louisiana
      Amelia 9 1841 Louisiana
      Adelia 7 1843 Louisiana
      Mary E 2 1848 Louisiana
      Quinton 1/12 1850 Texas
      John Acres 19 1831 Louisiana

      residence 102
      Robert Burrell 47 1803 farmer Louisiana
      Susannah 46 1804 Louisiana
      David 15 1835 Texas
      Hester 12 1838 Texas
      Frederick 7 1843 Texas

    1850 Texas, Jefferson County, Sabine Pass, Census
    1850 Texas, Jefferson County, Sabine Pass, Census
    Robert Burrell, Susanne Clark Burrell, Ann Johnson Courts, Marie Johnson Hayes Gallier, and families
    Death 08 Feb 1858  Orange, Orange Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 18 Feb 1858  Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence Between 1861 and 1865  Orange, Orange Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Confederate States 
    Texas - Confederate States 1861 - 1865
    Texas - Confederate States 1861 - 1865
    When the Civil War broke out in 1861, The State of Texas decided to join with the Southern Confederate states. Governor Sam Houston resigned and refused to swear allegiance with the Confederates. The news of the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation did not reach Texas until June 19th, 1865. The last battle of the Civil War was fought at Brownsville on May 11, 1865 – a month after the formal surrender of General Lee at Appomattox. Texas was readmitted to the Union on March 30, 1870. Anson Jones was the last president of the Republic of Texas. In the changing of the flags ceremony he said, “The final act in this great drama is now performed, the Republic of Texas is no more.”

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    Census 1946  Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    tax list 
    • Name: Robert Burrell
      State: TX
      County: Jefferson County
      Township: No Township Listed
      Year: 1846
      Record Type: Tax list
      Page: NPN
      Database: TX Tax List Index, 1840-1849
    Military Civil War Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name: Robert Burrell
      Side Served: Confederacy
      State Served: Texas
      Service Record: Enlisted as a Private.
      Enlisted in Company C, 11th Battn Cavalry Regiment Texas.

      Sources: 425
    Notes 
    • Borel, Robert (George - of England & Anne Waith (White) - of North Carolina)
      b 31 October 1801, bt 18 April 1802; pats: Robert Borrel - of Ireland & Elizabeth Tomquins (Thomkins) of England; Mats: John Waith or White & Sarah Gabil of Virginia; Spons: Edouard Almure & Anastasie Broussard. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: v.5, #437)

      Burrell, Robert (George & Anne Burrell) m 28 Feb 1822 Suzan Clark
      (SM ct hse mar v B p 5)

      Taken from Yellowed Pages Vol ?, p 197: Beaumont in the Early Days, Articles by Late Judge Russell Given to Moffett DAR Chapter:
      Burrells First 30
      It is believe the first settlers (under Mexican government then) in this area were the Burrell brothers, David and Robert, who lived on the tract of land at Taylor's bayou, which the Mexican government titled to David. That was in the third dade of the 1800s. Other families in that section in the early 1800 were W.H. Smiths, Joseph Roberts at a place now known as Hampshire, Tap Ashworth who lived south of the bayou, John Jap French who settled on the north side of the bayou.
      Joseph Gallier, James Taylor, Bennett Blackman, William Carr, Lovan Hamshire, Joshuah Harmon, Michael Pevito (a Frenchman from New Orleans) David Garner, David C. Lawhon, Taylor White, are all the settlers of the 1830-1850 era. They settledn the section of the waters known as Bayou Las Flores, Rosebud bayou, Mayhaw bayou, and Turtle bayou. Taylor's bayou was named for Taylor White.

      1850 Jefferson Co Census: Farmer, can't read/write
      Robert Burrell - 47 LA
      Susannah 46 LA
      David 15 TX (1835)
      Hester 12 TX
      Frederick 7 TX


      Burrel, Robert (George & Anne Burrel) m 28 Feb 1822 Suzan Clark (SM Cthse Mar. v B, p 5.)


      Quite possibly this Robert:
      A complete roster of Captain O'Brien's company cannot now be located. There are two men still residents of Beaumont who were members of that company, Jacob Gallier and H. W. Potter. From Mr. Gallier it is learned that Andy McFaddin , a member of Captain O'Brien's company, was killed in a Louisiana battle in a sugar field near Fordoche and that Robert Burrell, another Beaumonter, had a leg shot off
      http://mykindred.com/wiess/st-o-b/16-Beaumont-in-the-Wars.html#457176
    Person ID I1790  Roots
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2011 

    Father George* Burrell, (immigrant),   b. Bef 1765, Hartfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1824  (Age < 59 years) 
    Mother Nancy* Ann White,   b. Abt 1770, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1834, Duncan Woods, Orange Co, Texas (maybe) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married 1 Apr 1801  St. Martinville, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F836  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susanne* Clark,   b. Bef 20 Mar 1803, St. Martinville, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1860, Adams Bayou, Orange Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 56 years) 
    Married 28 Feb 1822  Attakapas Dist, St. Martinville, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • US and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
      Name: Robert Burrell
      Gender: male
      Birth Year: 1801
      Spouse Name: Susan Clark
      Marriage
      Year: 1822
    • US and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
      Name: Robert Burrell
      Gender: male
      Birth Year: 1801
      Spouse Name: Susan Clark
      Marriage
      Year: 1822
    Children 
    +1. George Burrell, Sr,   b. 24 Dec 1822, St. Martinville, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1877, Taylor Bayou Settlement, Labelle, Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    +2. James Burrell,   b. 1826, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1872, Taylor Bayou Settlement, Labelle, Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
    +3. Pamelia Burrell, (dau?),   b. 1828, Orange, Orange Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1870, Orange, Orange Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
    +4. Emily* Burrell,   b. 1829, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1860, Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 31 years)
    +5. Elizabeth Burrell,   b. 15 Jan 1832, Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1883, Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    +6. David Burrell,   b. 1835, Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Apr 1863, Civil War Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
    +7. Hester Ann Burrell,   b. 1839, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1879, of, Sabine Pass, Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 41 years)
    +8. Frederick Walter Burrell,   b. 27 Apr 1841, Orange Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1908, Jasper Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F833  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt 1830 - Jefferson Co, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 1836 and 1845 - Taylor Bayou, Jefferson Co, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 08 Oct 1850 - Sabine Pass, Jefferson Co, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Feb 1858 - Jefferson Co, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - tax list - 1946 - Jefferson Co, Texas Link to Google Earth
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    Aurora Remembered
    Aurora Remembered (11)
    In October 1837, two San Augustine men, H. M. Hanks and Colonel Almonzan Huston, former quartermaster general of the Texas army, teamed up to found the townsite of Aurora at present-day Port Arthur.34 One record indicates that the townsite contained 6,677 lots. Although Huston sold some lots to residents of San Augustine, no more than six transactions are recorded in Jefferson County, and the realty venture was soon abandoned. In time, the townsite’s name was transferred to nearby “Sparks’ Settlement,” at the mouth of Taylor’s Bayou, where John and Solomon Sparks settled in 1841 and operated a ferry.

    Chapter VI: A History of Jefferson County, Texas
    Early Town-Building and Government
    By W. T. Block



    Settlement on the Sabine Lake, first known as Sparks Settlement, and is now Port Arthur, where the Sparks, Courts, Gentz, Burrell, Johnson, Clark, Hayes, and other families lived from 1830s until late 1890s when disease, hurricanes, and mosquitos forced the families to abandon their settlement, moving further inland to Port Neches, Groves, and Beaumont.

  • Sources 
    1. [S449] Southwest Louisiana Records.

    2. lvhayes@worldnet.att.net (LV Hayes).

    3. [S507] Southwest Louisiana Records, Vol 2.

    4. [S64] 1850 US Jefferson Co Census.