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Ann* Johnson b. 1810 St. Landry Parish, Louisiana d. Aft 1860 of, Calhoun Co, Texas: Our Family History

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Ann* Johnson

Female 1810 - Aft 1860  (> 51 years)


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  • Name Ann* Johnson 
    Born 1810  St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Residence Abt 1831  Lavaca Bay region, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • After John McGaffey moved to Sabine Pass in 1832, he was joined in the same year by Thomas Courts, an Englishman, who had abandoned the Lavaca Bay region because of hostile Indians.
    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

    http://texasproud.com/history/six-flags-over-texas-history
    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 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 Texas 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
    Census 19 Jun 1860  Aransas, Refugio Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • residence 21
      Burris Enos 58 1802 England black smith 400
      Burris Anna 52 1808 Louisiana
      Burris Paul 14 1846 Texas

      residence 22
      DeForest John 33 1827 New York sailor 500
      DeForest Lucrecia 17 1843 Texas (Court)
      DeForest Thomas 2 1858 Texas
      DeForest Robert 1 1859 Texas
    Census 18 Jul 1860  Calhoun Co (Precinct 4), Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    P.O. Saluria Island 
    • Burris Enos 58 1802 England black smith 400
      Burris Anna 52 1808 Louisiana
      DeForrist John 35 1825 New York sailor 500
      DeForrist Lucrecia 17 1843 Texas (Court)
      DeForrist Paul F.C. 15 1845 Texas (Court)
    Died Aft 1860  of, Calhoun Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Marriage Bond:
      Bonded by Thomas Court and James Cole - witnessed by David Simmons and Ben B. Jefferson.
      License: Witnesses: Jake & David Simmons; performed by Isham Nettles, Baptist minister.
      Certificate: Ben B. Jefferson and David Simmons

      Benjamin B. Jefferson was one of the witnesses attending to the sale account of the estate of Nancy Sullivan on September 15, 1929

      Note: Daughters of Moses Johnson and Nancy Roberts -
      1. Anna m Thomas Court 2. Marie m James Hayes, Sr.
      child James Madison Court child James Hayes, Jr.
      child Helmer Samuel Courts child Matilda Hayes
      child Claudie Gentz
      Helmer Samuel Courts m Claudie Gentz, 1st cousins, once removed.

      1850 Jeff Co census shows Anna head of household with only Lucretia and Paul Phelan, ages 10 and 6, living at home.

      1860 Rufugio census:
      Enis Burrows 59 Blacksmith, $300 (value personal real estate) ?
      Ann 52 LA
      Paul 14 TX
    Person ID I519  Roots
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2011 

    Father Moses** Johnson,   b. Bef 1765, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1820, Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 57 years) 
    Mother Nancy** Anna Robert,   b. Abt 1770, Natchez District, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1815, Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Married Abt 1794 
    Family ID F250  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Thomas* Court, (immigrant),   b. Bef 5 Jan 1800, St Mary the Virgin, Blackburn, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef May 1850, Sabine Pass or Galveston, Texas (drowned) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 50 years) 
    Married 19 Aug 1828  Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Court, Thomas of England (Thomas & Ellen Anesworth) m 19 Aug 1828 Ann Johnson (Opel Ct hse mar # 51)
    Thomas P Court and Ann Johnson marriage certificate
    Thomas P Court and Ann Johnson marriage certificate
    19 Aug 1828
    Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana
    Notes 
    Children 
    +1. James* Madison Court,   b. 1829, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 15 Aug 1899, Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 70 years)
     2. John Adams Court,   b. Abt 1832, Sabine Pass, Jefferson Co, Texas (prob) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1856, (drowned) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years)
    +3. Sarah Ann Court,   b. 14 Feb 1836, Sparks Settlement, Aurora, Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1910, of, Sabine Pass, Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 75 years)
    +4. Rachel E. Court,   b. 31 Jan 1837, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1892, Los Cruses, Dona Ana, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    +5. Lucritia Debitha Court,   b. 24 Dec 1840, Port Arthur, Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1929, Rockport, Aransas Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +6. Thomas Jefferson Court,   b. Jan 1843, Sabine Pass, Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1908, Comanche Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
    +7. Paul Phelan Court,   b. 28 Mar 1846, Galveston, Galveston Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1915, Rockport, Aransas Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2011 
    Family ID F236  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Enos Burris,   b. 1801, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860, prob. Rufugio Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 60 years) 
    Married 30 Oct 1851  Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002

      Name: Mrs. Anna Court
      Marriage Date: 30 Oct 1851
      Spouse: Enos Burrows
      Marriage County: Jefferson
      Marriage State: Texas
      Source: Texas Marriages, 1814-1909
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2011 
    Family ID F249  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1810 - St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Aug 1828 - Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt 1831 - Lavaca Bay region, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 08 Oct 1850 - Sabine Pass, Jefferson Co, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Oct 1851 - Jefferson Co, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Albums
    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. [S511] Southwest Lousiana Records, Vol 2.

    2. [S292] Jefferson Co Court Records.