The Muster Rolls are located at the Texas General Land Office Archives. Images of the 1835-1836 Muster Rolls (that have been recovered) can be seen at TXGenWeb Texas Muster Rolls. Only those relevant to the Siege of Bexar are shown here, but check TXGenWeb, the Texas USGenWeb Archives and the Texas State Historical Association Index To Military Rolls Of The Republic Of Texas 1835 – 1845 in case one was missed. If you find one that has been missed, please use the Contact Form and send the description and link to it.
Col Fannin’s Command – Muster Roll Capt Burk’s Co “Mobile Greys” from Nov 21st 1835 to 29th Feb’y 1836.
20 – Return made by Col J.C. Neil, of the men remaining in the garrison of Bexar when he left.
21 – Col J.C. Neil (continued)
Seige of Bexar
Muster Roll of Capt F.L.F. Parrotts Co. Artillery in camp before Bexar Nov 23rd 1835.
22 – Seige of Bexar (continued)
Muster Roll Captain Cheshires Company Volunteers in the army before Bexar 1835.
23 – Seige of Bexar (continued) Muster Roll Capt Yorks Co Volunteers while in the army before Bexar 1835.
24 – Seige of Bexar (continued) Muster roll “New Orleans Greys” Capt Wm G Cooke in the army before Bexar 1835.
25 – Seige of Bexar (continued) Muster roll, Capt Thomas W Bruce’s Co Texas in the army before Bexar 1835.
(top torn) ??? Company of Volunteers from the ?M/Hou???? ??? and bound for the army before San Antonio.
Return of Capt Hardin’s Co from 7 July to 7th Oct (year missing – corner torn off).
Muster roll of Capt Cole’s Co organized on the 9th July 1835 as Rangers under the Command of Col John H Moore.
A list of Volunteers marched from the vicinity of the Natchez River on 16th Nov 1835 under command of M B Lewis Capt
now before Bexar – 6th Dec 1835.
Wayne DuBose says
The Captain of the last muster roll listed here (255) is Martin Lewis, not M B Leurz. The Republic Donation Voucher for my ancestor Anderson Barclay (who also appears on the muster roll), has it clearly written that he served under Captain Martin Lewis.
Stephani Noland says
My ancestor is also Anderson Barclay. He is believed to have served at the Battle of San Jacinto as well. Have you ever heard any information on his role there? He is not listed as present, but many sources place him with Erasmus “Deaf” Smith’s men at the Battle of San Jacinto.
Wayne DuBose says
Yes, but the same stories about how he helped Deaf Smith blow up Vincent’s bridge. As far as I know, there is no proof that he was there since he does not appear on any of the muster rolls. There is also the wild deer story that was published in the Beaumont Enterprise years ago. The story was handed down from Anderson to his family. Unfortunately, none of it can be proven.
Henry Koontz says
I encountered the same situation with my ancestor John York. He was a Captain at Bexar and was definitely on the San Jacinto campaign later. However, he does not appear on the muster rolls for San Jacinto. It would be very strange for him not have have participated. He and Deaf Smith were the 2 scouts who accidentally got San Felipe burned down. My theory is that York, Anderson and perhaps other men were with Deaf Smith destroying the bridge and that some of those men were left off the muster rolls for some reason.
Charles D. Bauch says
Stephani, Wayne, & Henry — I have found several documents in the State Archives for my Criswell ancestors. Check the TSLAC (Texas State Library and Archives Commission) website and enter Republic Claims in the search box. Don’t know what, if anything, you may discover, but it’s a good place to look if you haven’t already done so. Good hunting.
Jimmy Marshall says
Looking for more info on Sherod JDover, serving with Burleson.
Clayton S Cary says
You have a listing for Seth Casey. I believe this should be Seth Carey who was born in 1806 in Vermont and served in the New Orleans Greys at the Seige of Bexar.